News About: Absalon

Matriarch Stakes The Spring Target For Interspersed

Matriarch Stakes The Spring Target For Interspersed

15 Jul, 2014

Trainer Sam Kavanagh has revealed that the Group 2 Matriarch Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on November 8 will be the major 2014 Spring Racing Carnivalfor the lightly-raced Interspersed.

Interspersed finished fifth behind Rising Romance in the 2014 edition of the Australian Oaks. Photo by: Steve Hart

Interspersed made her racing debut in a maiden at …

Rebel Dane Arrives In Brisbane Ahead Of Doomben 10,000

Rebel Dane Arrives In Brisbane Ahead Of Doomben 10,000

21 May, 2014

Group 1 winner Rebel Dane has arrived in Brisbane ahead of the 2014 Doomben 10,000 and trainer Gary Portelli has revealed that the talented sprinter will not have another serious piece of work ahead of the Group 1 event at Doomben this Saturday.

Rebel Dane had his final serious trackwork gallop before the Doomben 10,000 …

Absalon A Confirmed Villiers Stakes Starter

Absalon A Confirmed Villiers Stakes Starter

12 Dec, 2013

Trainer Sam Kavanagh has confirmed that Absalon will take his place in the Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m) in Sydney on Saturday, rather than run in the Listed Brisbane Handicap (1600m) at Doomben.

Absalon will remain in Sydney to contest the Group 2 Villiers Stakes at the Randwick Kensington track on Saturday. Photo by: Daniel …

Full field to run in Villiers Stakes on Kensington Track

Full field to run in Villiers Stakes on Kensington Track

11 Dec, 2013

A full field of fourteen will line up in the Group 2 $175,000 Villiers Stakes (1550m) on Saturday on the Kensington track after the Summer feature race was transferred from the Randwick course proper.

Coup Ay Tee is one of 2 runners Chris Waller will saddle up in the Villiers Stakes. Photo by Steve Hart.…

Toowoomba on track for re-opening on New Year’s Eve

Toowoomba on track for re-opening on New Year’s Eve

11 Dec, 2013

The reconstructed Toowoomba course proper is on track for re-opening on New Year’s Eve following the successful running of two jump outs on Tuesday morning.

Fillydelphia has been earmarked to run in the Bernborough Handicap at Toowoomba''s re-opening. Photo by Daniel Costello.

The Toowoomba Turf Club will showcase their new StrathAyr track with the running …

Absalon In, Midsummer Sun Out Of Villiers Stakes

Absalon In, Midsummer Sun Out Of Villiers Stakes

10 Dec, 2013

Absalon will be Sam Kavanagh’s only representative in the Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1550m) at the Randwick Kensington track on Saturday; with the rising trainer electing to save Midsummer Sun for the Group 3 Summer Cup (2000m) at Randwick on Boxing Day.

Midsummer Sun will contest the Summer Cup on Boxing Day rather than the …

Western Symbol To Return To Racing In The Villiers Stakes

Western Symbol To Return To Racing In The Villiers Stakes

10 Dec, 2013

Western Symbol is set to return to racing for the first time in over a year after being included in the nominations for the Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1550m) that will be run on the Randwick Kensington track on Saturday.

Western Symbol has not been seen at the races since he finished third in the …

Absalon Could Return To Group Level In Villiers Stakes

Absalon Could Return To Group Level In Villiers Stakes

5 Dec, 2013

Trainer Sam Kavanagh has revealed that progressive gelding Absalon could return to Group level in the Villiers Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick on December 14.

Absalon stamped himself as a potential Group level winner with his impressive victory in the Recognition Stakes at Doomben on Saturday. Photo by: Daniel Costello

Absalon started his campaign with …

Unwanted Absalon The One That Got Away

Unwanted Absalon The One That Got Away

14 Jun, 2011

Absalon has become the latest ‘unwanted’ horse to win a black type race when he crossed the line first in yesterday’s Listed Dalrello Stakes at Doomben.

Now racing for Jason McLachlan, the talented colt is owned by prolific racehorse owner Gerry Harvey.

He was set to be sold at the Magic Millions sale in 2010 …