News About: 2013 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival

All Too Hard Departs Australia An All Aged Winner

All Too Hard Departs Australia An All Aged Winner

27 Apr, 2013

All Too Hard all but confirmed a trip to Royal Ascot with a stunning win in the All Aged Stakes (1400m) at Randwick today.

All Too Hard finished strongly to claim the All Aged Stakes. Photo by: Steve Hart.

Some raised queries about the star colt’s ability to perform in the Sydney direction but he …

Reliable Man Defeats It’s A Dundeel in Queen Elizabeth

Reliable Man Defeats It’s A Dundeel in Queen Elizabeth

27 Apr, 2013

Chris Waller-trained import Reliable Man announced himself as a Cox Plate contender with an upset win over three-year-old hotpot It’s A Dundeel in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick today.

Reliable Man has beaten It's A Dundeel to claim the Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Photo by: Steve Hart.

Having just his second start …

Baker In Three State Assault

Baker In Three State Assault

23 Apr, 2013

It's A Dundeel heads a three-state assault from Murray Baker this week. Photo by: Steve Hart.

You could forgive Australia’s trainers if they are sick of seeing Murray Baker.

Already dominating the autumn racing headlines with star colt It’s A Dundeel, the astute New Zealand trainer will employ a cross-country raid this week.

Heading Baker’s …

All Too Hard Wins Trial Ahead Of All Aged Swan Song

All Too Hard Wins Trial Ahead Of All Aged Swan Song

19 Apr, 2013

Multi-million dollar colt All Too Hard has won a trial at Randwick this morning ahead of his final Australian start in Saturday week’s Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m).

All Too Hard is on track for the All Aged Stakes. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The half-brother to Black Caviar was positioned towards the …

It’s A Dundeel Heading to Queen Elizabeth

It’s A Dundeel Heading to Queen Elizabeth

17 Apr, 2013

It’s official, classy New Zealand colt It’s A Dundeel will be given the chance to further stamp his authority on the Sydney Autumn Carnival in Saturday week’s Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick.

It's A Dundeel has been confirmed for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Photo by; Steve Hart.

Trainer Murray Baker confirmed this …

Pierro Must Break History to Win Doncaster

Pierro Must Break History to Win Doncaster

16 Apr, 2013

He may be the $2.25 favourite and a superstar colt but Saturday’s Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) isn’t simply a “run and win” scenario for Pierro.

Pierro will have to break a weight-carrying record to win the Doncaster. Photo by: Steve Hart.

The Gai Waterhouse-trained three-year-old will have to overcome history, including breaking a weight-carrying …

Black Caviar Silences Doubters With Win 25 in TJ Smith

Black Caviar Silences Doubters With Win 25 in TJ Smith

13 Apr, 2013

She won again.

Black Caviar scored her 25th straight win in the TJ Smith Stakes today. Photo by: Steve Hart.

The doubters and critics came out of the woodwork during the week but champion mare Black Caviar has sent them scurrying back into hiding after extending her unbeaten streak to 25 in the Group 1 …

No Doncaster for Skyerush Despite Prelude Win

No Doncaster for Skyerush Despite Prelude Win

13 Apr, 2013

Guy Walter will resist the urge to throw Skyerush into next Saturday’s $1.5 million Doncaster Mile despite a strong win in the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude (1600m) at Randwick today.

Skyerush was tough winning the Doncaster Prelude. Photo by: Steve Hart.

The seven-year-old will instead defend her title in the Emancipation Stakes in two weeks …

Tremec Presses Sydney Cup Claims with Chairman’s Win

Tremec Presses Sydney Cup Claims with Chairman’s Win

13 Apr, 2013

Progressive stayer Tremec has confirmed his Sydney Cup credentials with an upset win in the Group 2 Chairman’s Quality (2600m) at Randwick today.

Tremec is Sydney Cup bound. Photo by: Steve Hart.

Paying $31, the four-year-old defeated a host of more experienced runners including top Sydney Cup fancies Julienas and Hathras.

There was speculation earlier …

Queensland Derby in Sights of Toydini

Queensland Derby in Sights of Toydini

13 Apr, 2013

“My bloke, he was a class above them.”

Toydini was a comfortable winner in the Carbine Club Stakes. Photo by: Steve Hart.

This quote from jockey Blake Shinn accurately describes Toydini’s performance in the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) at Randwick today.

Clearly benefiting from a gelding operation, the emerging galloper now has the …