News About: 2012 Lightning Stakes

Phelan Ready For A Win But Where & When?

Phelan Ready For A Win But Where & When?

16 Feb, 2012

At about $151 give or take a bit depending which bookmaker you use it’s fair to say Phelan Ready is an outsider in the Lightning Stakes at Flemington this Saturday.

The Queenslander faces one of the toughest fields of his life, forced to mix it with Hay List, Buffering Temple Of Boom, Lone Rock, Foxwedge …

Black Caviar To Face Eight In Lightning Stakes

Black Caviar To Face Eight In Lightning Stakes

15 Feb, 2012

As expected Black Caviar will back up for the Lightning Stakes this Saturday with Peter Moody taking the gamble on the drop back from 1400m.

His reasoning all week has been her love of the Flemington straight and he said were it anywhere else he wouldn’t be doing it.

In fantastic news for racegoers a …

Temple To Boom For Up To Four Months

Temple To Boom For Up To Four Months

14 Feb, 2012

Temple Of Boom didn’t have a lot of luck towards the end of his much hyped spring campaign and trainer Tony Gollan is keen to make up for that during the autumn.

In fact Gollan may even stretch his star galloper all the way into the winter providing he can stay sound throughout the period.…

Pride To Rain On Black Caviar Parade

Pride To Rain On Black Caviar Parade

13 Feb, 2012

We reported after Rain Affair’s Expressway Stakes win on Saturday that the Joe Pride trained runner was likely to be sent to Group 1 level at its next start.

That was hardly surprising given the ease of his four length victory at Caulfield but Pride dropped a bombshell later on when he revealed his desire …

Heathcote Stars Back For More Melbourne Cash

Heathcote Stars Back For More Melbourne Cash

2 Feb, 2012

Buffering and Woorim are undoubtedly the stars of the Queensland racing industry at the moment and they both achieved their success under the guidance of Robert Heathcote.

Heathcote is easily the premiere trainer in Brisbane and he’s becoming more and more of a force during the major carnivals in Sydney and Melbourne thanks largely to …

Hay List Prepares To Resume In Lightning Stakes

Hay List Prepares To Resume In Lightning Stakes

1 Feb, 2012

Black Caviar’s arch rival Hay List is on track for a return in the Group 1 Lightning Stakes at Flemington on February 18.

Hay List has been spelled since his second placing to Black caviar in the Group 1 BTC Cup in Brisbane last May.

The now six-year-old fell victim to a leg injury and …

Manawanui Or Hay List for Schofield?

Manawanui Or Hay List for Schofield?

31 Jan, 2012

Glyn Schofield could face  a troubling dilemma in the coming weeks, one of the country’s best riders is set to become a victim of his own success.

Schofield is the regular rider for two of Australia’s leading horses, Manawanui for Ron Leemon and Hay List for John McNair.

Both horses are returning ahead of promising …

Hay List Confirmed For Sydney Trial

Hay List Confirmed For Sydney Trial

24 Jan, 2012

John McNair has confirmed Hay List for this Friday’s trials at Randwick in the lead up to his race return in the Lightning Stakes next month.

As we reported yesterday there was the option of trialling at Wyong instead but a number of factors have convinced McNair to make the trip south from his Central …

Friday Trial For Caviar Hunting Hay list

Friday Trial For Caviar Hunting Hay list

23 Jan, 2012

Hay List will trial in Sydney this Friday ahead of a career defining campaign that trainer John McNair hopes will include the scalp of Black Caviar.

The sprinter has been away from the track since the BTC Cup in Brisbane seven months ago where he succumbed to yet another foot problem.

Things got a lot …

McNair To Retain Hay List, For Now

McNair To Retain Hay List, For Now

1 Dec, 2011

It’s had all the twists and turns of a daytime soap opera but it has now finally been confirmed that Hay List will not be leaving the stables of John McNair.

Owned by the Davenport family talk last week suggested it was a done deal that Hay List would be moved elsewhere for his 2012 …