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Diademe in Tattersall’s Tiara Lead-Up

Diademe in Tattersall’s Tiara Lead-Up

5 Jun, 2013

After being balloted out of the $1.36 million Group 1 AAMI Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) this weekend, Murray Baker’s smart mare Diademe will instead run in one of the Eagle Farm support races on Saturday leading up to her grand final in the Tattersall’s Tiara.

Murray Baker (pictured here with jockey James McDonald) has Group 1 …

Queensland Then Hong Kong for Ambitious Champion

Queensland Then Hong Kong for Ambitious Champion

24 May, 2013

Win, lose or draw, promising New Zealand stayer Ambitious Champion is off to Hong Kong following the winter.

But whether he goes there with some Queensland feature wins under his belt could be determined this weekend.

The Murray Baker-trained gelding will make his Australian debut in the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) at Doomben …

Weekend Lead-ups Could be Key to Queensland Derby

Weekend Lead-ups Could be Key to Queensland Derby

23 May, 2013

The Queensland Derby picture is likely to be a lot clearer after Saturday, with some key lead-up races taking place this weekend.

Hawkspur is one of many horses having a Queensland Derby lead-up on Saturday. Photo by: Daniel Costello.

At Doomben, many will press their claims in traditional lead-up the Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) while …

Baker’s Ambitious Queensland Derby Prospect

Baker’s Ambitious Queensland Derby Prospect

21 May, 2013

Top Kiwi trainer Murray Baker is set to unveil the second weapon in his Queensland Derby double attack in the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) at Doomben on Saturday.

Murray Baker (right) has two horses entered for the Grand Prix Stakes. Photo by: Steve Hart.

Baker has entered Ambitious Champion to make his Australian …

Kiwis Could Hold Key to Queensland Derby

Kiwis Could Hold Key to Queensland Derby

2 May, 2013

There’s still five weeks until the Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) but it is a group of New Zealand gallopers that appear to hold the strongest early hopes for the $500,000 staying test.

Murray Baker (right) has entered two horses for the Queensland Derby. Photo by: Steve Hart.

Of the 120 horses entered yesterday for …