News About: 2012 Telegraph Handicap

Guiseppina Next In Line For Free Stradbroke

Guiseppina Next In Line For Free Stradbroke

23 Jan, 2012

Last week the connections of Ortensia indicated their desire to suss out Brisbane as a winter option thanks in part to the BRC recent announcement of the ‘Australasian Challenge’.

The scheme rewards winners of selected events across Australia and New Zealand with an all expenses paid trip to the winter carnival as well as guaranteed …

No Force For Mufhasa But Maybe Some Caviar

No Force For Mufhasa But Maybe Some Caviar

19 Jan, 2012

Mufhasa (who races in Australia as King Mufhasa) will not run in this weekend’s Telegraph Handicap robbing New Zealand of what would have been a fantastic matchup against Aussie gelding Atomic Force.

The dual Group 1 winner is in tremendous form coming off his Railway Stakes victory and a showdown with New Zealand’s greatest sprinter …

Dream Draw For Atomic Force In NZ

Dream Draw For Atomic Force In NZ

18 Jan, 2012

Atomic Force has drawn prime for this weekend’s Group 1 Telegraph Handicap in New Zealand, the Aussie gelding coming up with gate four.

It’s exactly what trainer Darren Smith had been praying for all week as he looks for back to back Group 1 victories across the ditch.

In even better news for Atomic Force …

Atomic Force Steady Ahead Of Mufhasa Showdown

Atomic Force Steady Ahead Of Mufhasa Showdown

17 Jan, 2012

Trainer Darren Smith says Atomic Force will remain pretty much at the same level that won him the Group 1 Railway Stakes last start but he’s confident that will be enough to win the Group 1 Telegraph Handicap this weekend in New Zealand.

His confidence will grow further should his charger draw well, especially given …

Mufhasa vs Atomic Force In New Zealand Blockbuster

Mufhasa vs Atomic Force In New Zealand Blockbuster

5 Jan, 2012

Atomic Force claimed his second Group 1 title in what some have perhaps correctly called a ‘modest’ Railway Stakes in New Zealand.

Take nothing away from the performance of Atomic Force given he received no favours in the run but it’s fair to say the field lacked a genuine superstar rival.

If he’s to continue …

Gollan Wills Rain To Ease Ahead Of George Moore Stakes

Gollan Wills Rain To Ease Ahead Of George Moore Stakes

7 Dec, 2011

Trainer Tony Gollan is concerned about the forecast of more rain for Brisbane over the coming days ahead of the Group 3 George Moore Stakes at Doomben this weekend.

Gollan will be represented by both Listen Son and Spirit Of Boom in the race.

“The last thing I want for both of them is rain,” …

Ortensia Assigned New Rider For Railway Stakes Run

Ortensia Assigned New Rider For Railway Stakes Run

6 Dec, 2011

Ortensia will gain a new rider for her run in the Group 1 Railway Stakes in New Zealand on January 1st next year.

The mare will be ridden by jockey Christian Reith, who will be looking to win his first Group 1 in the race.

“Obviously this is a great opportunity to try to …

“Moose” back to his best in Keith Noud

“Moose” back to his best in Keith Noud

26 Nov, 2011

Tough Toowoomba sprinter Listen Son showed his appreciation of home turf by turning his form around to win Listed $100,000 Keith Noud Quality (1200m) at Eagle Farm today.

The Tony Gollan-trained galloper appeared to have lost his way with a poor showing first up in the TAB.com.au Stakes at Flemington last start.

The horse they …