News About: 2011 The Metropolitan

Lamasery On Verge Of Metropolitan Scratching

Lamasery On Verge Of Metropolitan Scratching

30 Sep, 2011

If conditions at Randwick continue to deteriorate then Metropolitan favourite Lamasery could be scratched

The Metropolitan favourite Lamasery is in danger of being scratched from the field tomorrow afternoon should the conditions around Sydney continue to deteriorate.

Trainer David Vandyke says his horse is in great shape however he doesn’t wish to run him if …

Lamasery Proves Distance Is No Obstacle This Spring

Lamasery Proves Distance Is No Obstacle This Spring

26 Sep, 2011

Lamasery won the Group 3 Colin Stephen Handicap over 2400m last start

Trainer David Vandyke proved his critics wrong when Lamasery defied his breeding to win the 2,400 metre Group 3 Colin Stephen Handicapat Rosehill last weekend.

“There were a few question marks on Saturday and it’s great that he could answer them with a …

Crafty Irna Destined For Metropolitan Success

Crafty Irna Destined For Metropolitan Success

23 Sep, 2011

Crafty Irna is capable of winning The Metropolitan, according to trainer Ron Quinton

Randwick trainer Ron Quinton feels that his four-year-old mare Crafty Irna is capable of winning the $400,000 The Metropolitan on Rosehill’s Epsom Handicap Daynext month.

Crafty Irna finished second to Lamasery last start in the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes.

The mare …

Melbourne Cup Nomination Numbers Fall Short Of Expectations

Melbourne Cup Nomination Numbers Fall Short Of Expectations

1 Sep, 2011

There has been a smaller than expected number of nominations for this year’s Melbourne Cup at Flemington this November.

Just 163 horses have accepted for the first round of nominations, which is a far cry from last year’s 253.

As expected jumps champion Black And Bent features in the Melbourne Cup nominations after winning all …

Lack Of Races Sends Raeburn South

Lack Of Races Sends Raeburn South

10 Aug, 2011

Queensland Cup placegetter Raeburn will head south for the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival earlier than planned due to the lack of suitable staying races on offer in his home state.

The seven-year-old gelding has not had a run since his third placing to Tinseltown in the Listed Queensland Cup at Eagle Farm on July 9.…