News About: 2011 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes

Silver Grecian Out To Post Upset Melbourne Win

Silver Grecian Out To Post Upset Melbourne Win

23 Sep, 2011

John Moore is hoping Silver Grecian can post a surprise victory in tomorrow’s Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes in Melbourne.

It will be the first Australian start for the four-year-old gelding, who was initially raced in Britain by John Ryan before being transferred to Hong Kong to be trained by John Moore.

Silver Grecian won his …

Brett Prebble Announced As New Smart Missile Jockey

Brett Prebble Announced As New Smart Missile Jockey

23 Sep, 2011

Smart Missile will be ridden by Brett Prebble in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes

Brett Prebble has been announced as the new rider for Smart Missile for this weekend’s Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakesat Caulfield.

The jockey, who is currently riding in Hong Kong, will fly to Melbourne tonight in order to make the …

Golden Slipper Winner Crystal Lily Dies, Glen Boss Hospitalised

Golden Slipper Winner Crystal Lily Dies, Glen Boss Hospitalised

23 Sep, 2011

Golden Slipper winner Crystal Lily has died during trackwork

In what has been a tragic morning in the horse racing world, Golden Slipper winner Crystal Lily has died of a suspected heart attack, leaving top jockey Glen Boss in hospital with an apparent shattered shoulder after the fall.

Crystal Lily, who was preparing for her …

Bossy Says Gate No Barrier In Rupert Clarke

Bossy Says Gate No Barrier In Rupert Clarke

22 Sep, 2011

Smart Missile can overcome barrier 17 of 17 in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes

Glen Boss probably has the biggest assignment this Saturday at Caulfield Racecourse but as far as he’s concerned he’s also got the best horse to get the job done.

Boss will ride Smart Missile in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke …

Moore Seeks A Mighty High With Silver Lining

Moore Seeks A Mighty High With Silver Lining

22 Sep, 2011

With the news that more than half of the 2011 Melbourne Cup field are likely to be international runners the amount of interest in the travellers has sky rocketed in recent days.

Many are eagerly anticipating their first up runs in Australia and for two of them d-day comes this Saturday at Caulfield Racecourse.

Hong …

The Curse Of The Group 1 Continues For Smart Missile

The Curse Of The Group 1 Continues For Smart Missile

22 Sep, 2011

Smart Missile will have to contend with the widest draw of 17 in Saturday’s Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes as he attempts to win his first Group 1 title.

The three-year-old colt’s unlucky spell with Group 1 races continues, with the outside gate meaning he will likely be posted wide for the majority of the run.…

Payne Places Master Of Design In Sir Rupert Clarke Contention

Payne Places Master Of Design In Sir Rupert Clarke Contention

21 Sep, 2011

Master Of Design is at his best for the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes according to trainer David Payne

Trainer David Payne is confident that he has Master Of Design at his best for the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakesin Melbourne this Saturday.

Master Of Design won his last start in the Group 2 Sebring Sprint ahead …

Cox Plate A Possibilty For Woorim

Cox Plate A Possibilty For Woorim

21 Sep, 2011

Woorim's could go to the Cox Plate if he runs well in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes

Queensland trainer Robert Heathcote has not ruled out a start in the Cox Plate for Woorim depending on his performance in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakesthis Saturday at Caulfield.

Woorim has received the second highest weight in the …

Time For Missile To Fire When It Really Counts

Time For Missile To Fire When It Really Counts

20 Sep, 2011

Smart Missile's next start will be in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes

With a horse that’s won three from four and placed second at Group 1 level it’s tough to see how he could be determined an unlucky horse but for Anthony Cummings that’s surely a feeling he must have for Smart Missile.…

Heathcote Has High Hopes Of Melbourne Group 1 Success

Heathcote Has High Hopes Of Melbourne Group 1 Success

16 Sep, 2011

Trainer Robert Heathcote (right) is hoping for more Group 1 success in Melbourne

While Queensland trainer Robert Heathcote is still celebrating Buffering and Woorim’s impressive first-up Melbourne wins last weekend, he is already looking towards their next assignment amongst Group 1 company.

Heathcote will be hoping the pair can snare him his first Group 1 …