News About: 2013 Grand Prix Stakes

Hawkspur Cements Derby Claims in Grand Prix

Hawkspur Cements Derby Claims in Grand Prix

25 May, 2013

Staying three-year-old Hawkspur appears set to start as favourite in the Queensland Derby (2400m) after claiming another big lead-up win in the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) at Doomben today.

Hawkspur was an impressive Grand Prix Stakes winner. Photo by: Daniel Costello.

After dominating his rivals on a heavy Eagle Farm in the Rough …

Queensland Then Hong Kong for Ambitious Champion

Queensland Then Hong Kong for Ambitious Champion

24 May, 2013

Win, lose or draw, promising New Zealand stayer Ambitious Champion is off to Hong Kong following the winter.

But whether he goes there with some Queensland feature wins under his belt could be determined this weekend.

The Murray Baker-trained gelding will make his Australian debut in the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) at Doomben …

Weekend Lead-ups Could be Key to Queensland Derby

Weekend Lead-ups Could be Key to Queensland Derby

23 May, 2013

The Queensland Derby picture is likely to be a lot clearer after Saturday, with some key lead-up races taking place this weekend.

Hawkspur is one of many horses having a Queensland Derby lead-up on Saturday. Photo by: Daniel Costello.

At Doomben, many will press their claims in traditional lead-up the Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) while …

Baker’s Ambitious Queensland Derby Prospect

Baker’s Ambitious Queensland Derby Prospect

21 May, 2013

Top Kiwi trainer Murray Baker is set to unveil the second weapon in his Queensland Derby double attack in the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) at Doomben on Saturday.

Murray Baker (right) has two horses entered for the Grand Prix Stakes. Photo by: Steve Hart.

Baker has entered Ambitious Champion to make his Australian …