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Hartnell in top shape to take on Winx in Apollo Stakes

Hartnell in top shape to take on Winx in Apollo Stakes

13 Feb, 2017

Trainer John O’Shea has declared Hartnell to be in great shape as the English import prepares to take on Winx again in the Group 2 $250,000 The Star Apollo Stakes (1400m) at Randwick today.

Hartnell, above, is set to take on Winx in the Apollo Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Hartnell last clashed …

Hartnell on track for re-match with Winx in Apollo Stakes

Hartnell on track for re-match with Winx in Apollo Stakes

30 Jan, 2017

Godolphin’s high profile import Hartnell is on track for a re-match with Australia’s number one racehorse, glamour mare Winx, when they meet in the Group 2 $250,000 Apollo Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on February 11.

Hartnell, above, is on track to resume in the Apollo Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Hartnell was …

Winx included in 2017 Australian Cup nominations

Winx included in 2017 Australian Cup nominations

24 Jan, 2017

Dual Cox Plate winner Winx is included in the nominations for the Group 1 $1.5m Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington on March 11.

Winx, above, is one of five Chris Waller horses nominated for the 2017 Australian Cup at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Winx is one of five Chris Waller horses among the …

Our Ivanhowe will miss the Melbourne Autumn Carnival

Our Ivanhowe will miss the Melbourne Autumn Carnival

18 Jan, 2017

Five times Melbourne Cup winning trainer Lee Freedman is hoping for a wet end to the Autumn for German import Our Ivanhowe who has just returned to work and will miss the Melbourne Autumn Carnival.

Our Ivanhowe, above, looks likely to miss the Melbourne Autumn Carnival. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Freedman, who trains in partnership …

Australian Cup Autumn target for Jameka

Australian Cup Autumn target for Jameka

6 Dec, 2016

Trainer Ciaron Maher has pencilled in the Group 1 $1.5m Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington in March as the main Autumn Carnival target for his Caulfield Cup winner Jameka.

Caulfield Cup winner Jameka, above, will be set for the Australian Cup at Flemington in the Autumn. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Jameka was one of …

Williams give Swacadelic great chance in Pakenham Cup

Williams give Swacadelic great chance in Pakenham Cup

1 Dec, 2016

Globetrotting jockey Craig Williams gives himself a great chance of winning the Listed $200,000 Superior Food Services Pakenham Cup (2500m) on Swacadelic at Pakenham on Saturday before he heads to Hong Kong for a short riding contract.

Swacadelic, above in purple and gold colours, is one of the main chances in the Pakenham Cup at …

Jameka to be set for 2017 Spring Carnival

Jameka to be set for 2017 Spring Carnival

18 Nov, 2016

Caulfield Cup winner Jameka will have a light Autumn campaign before being set for the 2017 Spring Carnival.

Caulfield Cup winner Jameka, above, will have a light Autumn campaign before being prepared for the 2017 Spring Carnival. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Ciaron Maher trained Jameka had a disappointing end to her 2016 Spring …

Who Shot Thebarman in great form for Zipping Classic

Who Shot Thebarman in great form for Zipping Classic

11 Nov, 2016

Trainer Chris Waller has declared Who Shot Thebarman in great form as he chases back to back wins in the Group 2 $300,000 Quayclean Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown on Saturday.

Who Shot Thebarman, above, is favourite to win back to back Zipping Classics at Sandown. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Jockey James McDonald stole …

Qewy in fine shape for Sandown Cup

Qewy in fine shape for Sandown Cup

9 Nov, 2016

Stand in trainer James Ferguson has declared that Qewy is in fine shape heading into the Listed $150,000 Ladbrokes Sandown Cup (3200m) at Sandown on Saturday.

Qewy, above in royal blue colours winning the Geelong Cup, is the favourite for the Sandown Cup at Sandown. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Godolphin’s English trainer Charlie Appleby …

Charlevoix to take on WFA in Zipping Classic

Charlevoix to take on WFA in Zipping Classic

8 Nov, 2016

Track specialist Charlevoix is set to step up dramatically in class and distance when he tackles weight for age for the first time in the Group 2 $300,000 Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown on Saturday.

Charlevoix, above, will tackle weight for age for the first time when he lines up in the Zipping Classic at …