News About: 2012 Doveton Stakes

Chasm breaks 33 month drought

Chasm breaks 33 month drought

7 Jan, 2012

Chasm broke a 33 month winning drought when prevailing in a blanket finish in the Listed Doveton Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield today.

Having his first start for new trainer Brendan McCarthy, the seven-year-old turned back the years when racing fresh.

Chasm has been somewhat of a ‘gonna’, putting in good performances but rarely converting.

His …

Blinkers to fire up First Command in Doveton

Blinkers to fire up First Command in Doveton

6 Jan, 2012

Lightly raced six-year-old First Command will wear blinkers for the first time in attempt to win a second Listed $100,000 Doveton Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield tomorrow.

The belated gear change at his 23rd start had been discussed previously between trainer Anthony Freedman and former trainer and  brother Lee yet was never implemented.

But after …

Stirling Grove Gets Second Chance At Caulfield

Stirling Grove Gets Second Chance At Caulfield

5 Jan, 2012

Stirling Grove will take part in the Listed Doveton Stakes at Caulfield this Saturday after missing Monday’s Group 3 Standish Handicap.

The four-year-old gelding fell ill with a bellyache prior to the race and trainer Richard Jolly was forced to scratch him from the field.

Jolly believes the problem may have been caused by the …

Cascabel Chases Doveton Stakes Win

Cascabel Chases Doveton Stakes Win

4 Jan, 2012

Cascabel will be looking to break a streak of runner-up finishes when he lines up for the Listed Doveton Stakes at Caulfield this Saturday.

The six-year-old gelding has finished second in his three previous starts and is yet to gain entry into the winners circle this preparation.

Cascabel’s most recent second place came in the …