News About: 2011 Winter Stakes

Race Selection Is The Key To Payne’s Stable Success

Race Selection Is The Key To Payne’s Stable Success

15 Jul, 2011

David Payne believes that success in racing is not so much about having the best horses, but about placement.

The successful trainer has made a name for himself by placing horses such as Madibagold in non-feature races.

“He is a good, consistent horse and rarely runs a bad race, but he is not a carnival …

Wood Hopes Barrier Draw Can Win Zero Rock The Tiara

Wood Hopes Barrier Draw Can Win Zero Rock The Tiara

22 Jun, 2011

Zero Rock's trainer Kelso Wood is hoping to draw a good barrier for the Tattersall’s Tiara

Eagle Farm trainer Kelso Wood is hoping for a change of luck for his talented mare Zero Rock when barrier draws for this Saturday’s Tattersall’s Tiara are released today.

Zero Rock’s recent Brisbane winter campaign has been plagued by …

Hurtle Myrtle Wins Ripper, Onto Winter Stakes

Hurtle Myrtle Wins Ripper, Onto Winter Stakes

4 Jun, 2011

Hurtle Myrtle has won the Dane Ripper Stakes and will now go to the Winter Stakes

The Dane Ripper Stakes at Eagle Farm always shaped as one of the most exciting events of the day and it certainly didn’t disappoint with a tight finish coming to the line.

It didn’t look like that from the …

Jake Noonan Improving From Severe Concussion

Jake Noonan Improving From Severe Concussion

18 May, 2011

Jake Noonan is making steady progress after a nasty race fall left him in a bad way over the weekend.

He’s checked out of the main ward of his initial hospital but will remain in a smaller unit under observation for a little while yet.

His father Tony Noonan says while the injury was serious, …

Melito Is Not Runnng Scared In BTC Cup

Melito Is Not Runnng Scared In BTC Cup

12 May, 2011

Melito is not shying away from the challenge of taking on Black Caviar in the BTC Cup

While a smaller than capacity field has opted to take on the seemingly unbeatable Black Caviar in this Saturday’s BTC Cup, one horse that is not shying away from the challenge is Melito.

The Gerald Ryan-trained mare has …

Palacio De Cristal Chases Winter Stakes Glory Before Retirement

Palacio De Cristal Chases Winter Stakes Glory Before Retirement

10 May, 2011

Palacio De Cristal is looking for a win in the Winter Stakes before retirement

Palacio De Cristal will attempt to take out one more stakes win in the winter carnival before she begins her life as a broodmare.

The five-year-old mare will most likely have her final run in the Group 1 Winter Stakes at …

Trainer To Discover If Price Is Right For Winter Carnival Starters

Trainer To Discover If Price Is Right For Winter Carnival Starters

28 Apr, 2011

Melbourne trainer Mick Price will use Adelaide’s Super Sunday this weekend to decide on his final team for the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

With the winter carnival set to step into action from this weekend, Mick Price is will use this Sunday to assess the performances of Echoes Of Heaven and Dubleanny.

Price is hoping …

Alverta To Begin Her Final Racing Campaign

Alverta To Begin Her Final Racing Campaign

7 Apr, 2011

Paul Messara’s Alverta will begin her final campaign when she takes to the track for the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes this Saturday April 9, 2011.

The seven-year-old Flying Spur mare will be first-up in the $1 million race, after having an eight month long spell.

Messara is delighted with Alverta’s recent progress and feels …