News About: 2011 Sandown Cup

Cassidy Returns To Sydney After Stint In Mauritius

Cassidy Returns To Sydney After Stint In Mauritius

3 Dec, 2014

Veteran jockey Jimmy Cassidy will return to Australian racing at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday after spending a two weeks stint riding in Mauritius.

Jimmy Cassidy has four rides at Rosehill Gardens after returning from a working holiday in Mauritius. Photo by: Sarah Ebbett

Cassidy has not ridden in Australia since he partnered Paris Match and …

Soul puts heart into winning 2011 Heffernan Stakes

Soul puts heart into winning 2011 Heffernan Stakes

12 Nov, 2011

Jockey Mark Zahra kept that black type winning feeling when Soul scored a narrow win in the Listed Heffernan Stakes (1300m) on the Sandown Hillside today.

Zahra, who scored a Group 1 win aboard Albert The Fat in the Emirates Stakes at Flemington last Saturday, confirmed his good form aboard the Peter Snowden trained gelding.…

Golden Olympic Win in 2011 Sandown Cup

Golden Olympic Win in 2011 Sandown Cup

12 Nov, 2011

The Robert Smerdon trained Olympic Win only had a head to spare when leading throughout in the Sandown Cup (3200m).

Taken to the front by jockey Mark Zahra, the Montjeu gelding opened up a break mid-race thus making the Cup a true staying test.

The tactics were employed on the six-year-old as his staying prowess …

Sandown Cup Shows Two Mile Races Are A Win

Sandown Cup Shows Two Mile Races Are A Win

8 Nov, 2011

The Sandown Cup is effectively a Melbourne Cup for the B-Graders run at Sandown this Saturday afternoon.

Like its big brother it’s a 3200m contest but far from the Group 1 $6 million in prize money, it’s a far more modest $125,000.

Still though it fills a vital gap for staying horses that aren’t up …