News About: 2012 Newmarket Handicap

Newmarket Handicap Hopes Kept Alive For Bel Sprinter

Newmarket Handicap Hopes Kept Alive For Bel Sprinter

6 Mar, 2012

Bel Sprinter has been given the all clear to compete in the Newmarket Handicap at Flemington this weekend.

The four-year-old gelding was in doubt for the $1 million race after sustaining an abrasion to his offside rear cannon bone.

Bel Sprinter sustained the injury while playing up in his stalls last weekend.

Trainer Jason Warren …

Toorak Toff Impressive Ahead Of Newmarket Handicap

Toorak Toff Impressive Ahead Of Newmarket Handicap

6 Mar, 2012

Toorak Toff’s chances in Saturday’s Newmarket Handicap at Flemington appear to have increased after he produced a thrilling jump out this morning.

The four-year-old managed to outsprint the likes of Waratah’s Secret, Emerald Downs and Rock Classic in the 800 metre race.

Toorak Toff will be attempting to win the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap in …

Like An Eagle passes away at Moonee Valley – Damien Oliver hospitalised

Like An Eagle passes away at Moonee Valley – Damien Oliver hospitalised

2 Mar, 2012

Last start winner Like An Eagle (pictured winning the Hareeba Stakes) has reportedly passed away after a fall at Moonee Valley

Promising WA sprinter Like An Eagle has reportedly passed away after suffering a terrible fall in Race 6 at Moonee Valley tonight.

Jockey Damien Oliver was reported to be conscious, talking and able to …

McNair Forced To Back Down In Hay List’s Newmarket Handicap Saga

McNair Forced To Back Down In Hay List’s Newmarket Handicap Saga

29 Feb, 2012

Just 24 hours after trainer John McNair swore he would do everything to keep Hay List away from the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap next month, managing owner Terry Davenport has insisted he will run in the race.

McNair was appalled at the handicapper’s decision to allocate Hay List with a top weight of 58.5 kilograms, …

Bribie Has Big Boots To Fill At Doomben Midweek Meet

Bribie Has Big Boots To Fill At Doomben Midweek Meet

28 Feb, 2012

Bribie will attempt to recreate the performance of older brother Woorim when he runs at tomorrow’s midweek meeting in Doomben.

The Show A Heart gelding is a full brother to Woorim, who gave trainer Robert Heathcote his first Group 1 win in the Oakleigh Plate last Saturday.

Heathcote is confident that Bribie can take out …

58.5kg Weight Puts Hay List’s Newmarket Handicap Run in Doubt

58.5kg Weight Puts Hay List’s Newmarket Handicap Run in Doubt

28 Feb, 2012

Hay List will most likely bypass the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap at Flemington next month after being allocated 58.5 kilograms for the race.

Trainer John McNair has voiced his disgust at the weight, which would see him attempt to be the first horse to carry 58.5 or more kilograms to victory since 1959.

The handicapper’s …

Salade Back For First Time Since Slipper

Salade Back For First Time Since Slipper

3 Feb, 2012

With the sheer quantity of quality three year olds around at the moment it’s easy to forget about a few we probably shouldn’t have.

One of the best examples is Salade, a horse that started as one of the favourites in the 2011 Golden Slipper.

It was just his second career start after winning impressively …

Bel Sprinter is ready for the Melbourne Autumn Carnival

Bel Sprinter is ready for the Melbourne Autumn Carnival

31 Jan, 2012

A successful return to the racetrack this Saturday at Caulfield for Bel Sprinter will be enough incentive for trainer Jason Warren to take on the best sprinters in the country for the rest of the Melbourne Autumn Carnival.

Warren is aiming Bel Sprinter towards the sprinting Triple Crown which kicks off with the Group 1 …

Kersley is still planning Grand Nirvana’s Newmarket lead up

Kersley is still planning Grand Nirvana’s Newmarket lead up

31 Jan, 2012

West Australian trainer Fred Kersley is searching for a new path to the Newmarket Handicap for his stable star Grand Nirvana.

Kersley was struggling to settle on a suitable timetable for Grand Nirvana in his lead up to the Group 1 $1m Newmarket Handicap (1200m) to be run at Flemington on March 10.

With Black …

Pinnacles to live a long life

Pinnacles to live a long life

8 Nov, 2011

Pinnacles has been retired and will live a long life despite breaking down in the Emirates Stakes

Trainer Rick Hore-Lacy confirmed that Pinnacles will be saved despite breaking down in the Emirates Stakes won by Albert The Faton Saturday.

Many on twitter had the eight-year-old done and dusted when he literally stopped to a walk …