News About: 2013 Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival

Spirit Song Wins Back-to-back Sunline Stakes

Spirit Song Wins Back-to-back Sunline Stakes

22 Mar, 2013

A perfectly executed program by Warrnambool trainer Aaron Purcell saw consistent mare Spirit Song claim her second straight Sunline Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley tonight.

Spirit Song takes out back-to-back victories in the Sunline Stakes at Moonee Valley. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia

Purcell pencilled in the Group 2 mares’ race as the five-year-old’s …

Gollan in Good Spirits for Newmarket

Gollan in Good Spirits for Newmarket

8 Mar, 2013

Spirit Of Boom hasn’t won in nearly 14 months but that doesn’t faze trainer Tony Gollan ahead of Saturday’s $1 million Newmarket Handicap at Flemington.

Spirit Of Boom will appreciate a dry track in the Newmarket Handicap. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Brisbane trainer is convinced that had luck gone the big entire’s …

Better Than Ready Impresses at Flemington

Better Than Ready Impresses at Flemington

5 Mar, 2013

Lightweight Newmarket Handicap (1200m) chance Better Than Ready has ticked another box ahead of his Group 1 debut with a strong jump-out at Flemington this morning.

Better Than Ready impressed in a Flemington jump-out this morning ahead of the Newmarket Handicap. Photo by: Daniel Costello.

Top jockey Craig Williams partnered the Queensland colt in the …

Straight Suits But Newmarket Task Tough for Barakey

Straight Suits But Newmarket Task Tough for Barakey

5 Mar, 2013

Perth speedster Barakey was strong in a work-out down the Flemington straight this morning but remains slightly underdone for his tough first-up test in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) on Saturday.

Everything was going to plan for the unbeaten sprinter before he was a late scratching at the barriers in the Oakleigh Plate last …

Queenslanders In Line for Newmarket Raid

Queenslanders In Line for Newmarket Raid

28 Feb, 2013

Perth stars Barakey and Luckygray have attracted plenty of attention but the $1 million Newmarket Handicap (1200m) could be in for an interstate raid of a different kind.

Better Than Ready could be one of four Queenslanders in the Newmarket Handicap. Photo by: Daniel Costello.

Four Queenslanders remain in contention to run in the Group …

Weighty Task for Luckygray in Newmarket

Weighty Task for Luckygray in Newmarket

26 Feb, 2013

The difficult task of winning the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington first-up on Saturday week has become even harder for Perth gelding Luckygray.

The five-year-old has been allocated the topweight of 58kg for the $1 million sprint which hasn’t been won first-up since 1917.

Luckygray was last seen at the Perth Summer Racing …

Thermal Current Out of Blue Diamond

Thermal Current Out of Blue Diamond

21 Feb, 2013

Peter Moody-trained colt Thermal Current has been scratched from Saturday’s Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) due to a hamstring injury.

“Blue Diamond early scratching – Thermal Current on vets with a near hind muscle strain,” Racing Victoria Stewards reported on twitter.

The withdrawal of the son of Exceed And Excel will impact the market …

Pierro to Gallop on Apollo Stakes day

Pierro to Gallop on Apollo Stakes day

21 Feb, 2013

Glamour colt Pierro will add a star element to Apollo Stakes day at Warwick Farm this Saturday when he undergoes an exhibition gallop between races.

Pierro will have an exhibition gallop at Warwick Farm on Saturday. Photo by: Steve Hart.

The three-year-old will kick off his autumn campaign in the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) …

Casquets Scratched from Blue Diamond After Wide Draw

Casquets Scratched from Blue Diamond After Wide Draw

19 Feb, 2013

Mark Kavanagh has scratched Casquets from Saturday’s Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield after the raw but talented filly drew the outside barrier in the 16-horse field.

Casquets has been scratched from the Blue Diamond Stakes. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Racing Victoria confirmed the news on twitter following the release of …

Miracles Of Life Draws Inside for Diamond

Miracles Of Life Draws Inside for Diamond

19 Feb, 2013

The fairytale Blue Diamond dream is well and truly alive for Adelaide trainer Daniel Clarken after gun filly Miracles Of Life drew the inside barrier for Saturday’s $1 million two-year-old race at Caulfield.

Miracles Of Life has drawn the inside barrier for the Blue Diamond Stakes. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia.

While the Blue …