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Melbourne Cup 2014: Step-Up In Trip To Suit Opinion

Melbourne Cup 2014: Step-Up In Trip To Suit Opinion

1 Nov, 2014

2014 Melbourne Cup hopeful Opinion has recorded only one race win in Australia, but the tough stayer is set to relish the step-up to 3200 metres in ‘the race that stops a nation’.

Opinion finished a tough second behind Junoob in The Metropolitan and will have the chance to turn-the-tables on his stablemate in the …

Messara to wind down training operation

Messara to wind down training operation

25 Jul, 2014

Trainer Paul Messara is set to cut back his training operation to take up the position of Stud Manager for Arrowfield Stud at Scone.

Paul Messara with jockey Luke Nolen in the Arrowfield Stud colours. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Messara’s father John, the chairman and owner of the prestige New South Wales stud welcomed Paul …

Flying Spur Sires 100 Winners As Chivvy Salutes

Flying Spur Sires 100 Winners As Chivvy Salutes

30 Jun, 2011

Successful stallion Flying Spur has now sired a total of 100 winners nation-wide during the current Australian racing season.

Flying Spur reached the sought after century when Chivvy won her debut start at Sandown Racecourse yesterday.

The two-year-old John Hawkes-trained Chivvy won the 1,000 metre Race-Tech Handicap ahead of Lee Freedman’s Joyeux and Pat Hyland’s …

Cover Crucial For Chateau Fort In Grand Prix

Cover Crucial For Chateau Fort In Grand Prix

26 May, 2011

After suffering his first defeat of 2011 in the Rough Habit Plate at Doomben Chateau Fort is expected to bounce back strongly in this weekend’s Grand Prix Stakes.

He ran third a couple of lengths away from the winner Fillydelphia but trainer Paul Messara believes if he can find a bit more luck he’ll be …

Scone Nominations Continue Regional Racing Boom

Scone Nominations Continue Regional Racing Boom

10 May, 2011

The appeal of stand-alone regional meetings in New South Wales continues to grow, this time Scone Racing Club is set to enjoy the massive windfall.

While crowd numbers and betting turnover are the most important figures, they will surely be boosted with almost 600 horses nominated across the two day carnival.

There’s some good quality …

Sydney Rewarded As Black Caviar Claims Win 12

Sydney Rewarded As Black Caviar Claims Win 12

9 Apr, 2011

Black Caviar extends her unbeaten winning streak with victory in the TJ Smith Stakes

The TJ Smith Stakes was over in a flash and there’s no prizes for guessing which horse claimed victory in the 1200m event.

Black Caviar was quiet and composed before the race, quiet and composed during the race and then when …

Alverta To Begin Her Final Racing Campaign

Alverta To Begin Her Final Racing Campaign

7 Apr, 2011

Paul Messara’s Alverta will begin her final campaign when she takes to the track for the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes this Saturday April 9, 2011.

The seven-year-old Flying Spur mare will be first-up in the $1 million race, after having an eight month long spell.

Messara is delighted with Alverta’s recent progress and feels …