News About: 2012 Light Fingers Stakes

Speed Draws Wide In Light Fingers Stakes

Speed Draws Wide In Light Fingers Stakes

15 Feb, 2012

After her sluggish jump a few days ago the start for Karuta Queen in the Light Fingers Stakes this weekend was always going to be crucial.

That point has been driven home after the barrier draw in which the Neville Layt trained runner came up with gate 12.

It will be a full field of …

Berry’s Book Brimming With Talent

Berry’s Book Brimming With Talent

14 Feb, 2012

Tommy Berry describes his book of rides this Saturday as his best to date and it’s easy to see why given the names on the list.

Manawanui, Driefontein and Karuta Queen headline his card, three of the most interesting horses on the entire Warwick Farm race program.

Every one of them is a winning chance …

Karuta Queen Still On Track For Light Fingers

Karuta Queen Still On Track For Light Fingers

13 Feb, 2012

After her disappointing Rubiton Stakes effort at Caulfield on the weekend Karuta Queen is showing no ill effects that will keep her out the Light Fingers Stakes.

The normally lightning quick filly was last out of stalls on Saturday, the only time she’s ever missed the jump.

As a result she couldn’t find the front …

Rain Won’t Halt Karuta Queen’s Parade

Rain Won’t Halt Karuta Queen’s Parade

3 Feb, 2012

On paper it looked like the rivals of Karuta Queen tomorrow at Warwick Farm would need some sort of outside intervention to have any chance of toppling the flying filly.

In the minds of some the wet weather could have provided that opening but trainer Neville Layt has slammed it shut.

Layt says the wet …

Layt Confident Ahead Of Karuta Queen Return

Layt Confident Ahead Of Karuta Queen Return

31 Jan, 2012

Karuta Queen is one of the most popular horses in the country thanks to her lightning early pace, gutsy determination and probably her trainer as well.

Neville Layt is the man responsible for turning this rather cheap Magic Millions purchase into one of the best sprinters in Australia.

She’s still a three year old filly …

Karuta Queen Absolutely Flying After Trial

Karuta Queen Absolutely Flying After Trial

18 Jan, 2012

It’s hard to imagine how there possibly could have been a better outcome for Karuta Queen during the first trial of her campaign yesterday in Canberra.

The lightning quick filly blitzed the 900m barrier trial to put more than 17 lengths between her and the second placed horse.

While the competition was nothing like what …

Layt’s Hunt For A New Karuta Queen

Layt’s Hunt For A New Karuta Queen

12 Jan, 2012

After his famous post race celebrations during last year’s Magic Millions Carnival it seems a shame that popular Queanbeyan trainer Neville Layt won’t be part of the action in 2012.

Layt won the $2 million Magic Millions Classic with Karuta Queen in 2011 and he could barely control his excitement both during and after the …

Payne Wants More First Up Magic

Payne Wants More First Up Magic

6 Jan, 2012

Al’s Magic Miss was a very expensive yearling purchase and it’s fair to say that as yet she’s yet to provide a return on that investment.

It has been a tough career for her though, seven of her 10 starts have come at black type level.

Despite some solid performances the filly has just struggled …

Fuddle Dee Duddle Targets Eastern Autumn Campaign

Fuddle Dee Duddle Targets Eastern Autumn Campaign

5 Jan, 2012

Jockey Dwayne Dunn has been enlisted to ride rising Perth star Fuddle Dee Duddle in the Listed Blue Diamond Preview for fillies on January 26.

Fuddle Dee Duddle will resume in this Saturday’s Westspeed Plate at Ascot after having a two month spell.

The two-year-old filly has had one win from two starts, winning the …

Layt Maps Out Karuta Queen’s Autumn Campaign

Layt Maps Out Karuta Queen’s Autumn Campaign

19 Dec, 2011

Trainer Neville Layt is currently planning an autumn racing carnival campaign for his stable star Karuta Queen.

While Karuta Queen finished second to Black Caviar in their only showdown in the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes last spring, the filly not expected to meet the super mare in her upcoming preparation.

“I don’t think Karuta Queen …