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Waterhouse confident of Doncaster victory with Pierro

Waterhouse confident of Doncaster victory with Pierro

19 Apr, 2013

Bookmakers are expected to take on Doncaster Mile favourite Pierro but the ever confident Gai Waterhouse isn’t fazed and says the three year old will just win.

Pierro with his ears pinned back winning the George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

“Bookmakers will foolishly gamble against him. The point is Pierro is …

Rawiller hoping for Autumn Carnival return

Rawiller hoping for Autumn Carnival return

19 Dec, 2012

Injured jockey Nash Rawiller is hoping for an Autumn Carnival return to the saddle as he awaits surgery to repair his broken ankle he suffered at the Rosehill barrier trials yesterday.

Rawiller will be out for at least six weeks after John O’Shea’s unraced two year old, Recharging To Win jammed his right ankle up …

Driefontein wins MM Classic on protest

Driefontein wins MM Classic on protest

14 Jan, 2012

Gai Waterhouse quinellaed the 2012 $2m Magic Millions Classic (1200m) but had to sit out a sensational protest before knowing which set of connections would celebrate.

The Sydney trainer’s ‘second stringer’ No Looking Back (jockey Nash Rawiller) squeezed up the rail to past the post narrowly in front of  race favourite Driefontein (jockey Tom Berry) …

Magic Milllions Classic  hopes debut at Wyong

Magic Milllions Classic hopes debut at Wyong

21 Dec, 2011

Triple Magic Millions Classic winning trainer Gai Waterhouse believes tomorrow’s  $200,000 Wyong Magic Millions Classic  (2yo, 1100m)  first starter Burning Sails is a live chance in next month’s Gold Coast feature.

Burning Sails by  Fastnet Rock x Bukhoor (by Jeune) was a $270,000 purchase at the 2010 Magic Millions main January sale.

Foaled in August …

Gai aiming for fourth Magic Millions

Gai aiming for fourth Magic Millions

19 Nov, 2011

Gai Waterhouse has laid claims to a fourth Magic Million Classic (1200m) after a one-two finish in the W F Club Returns (2YO, 1000m) at Warwick Farm today.

First starters No Looking Back and Blazing Snitzel made advances to the $2m Gold Coast feature on January 14 with impressive debuts.

If ever a horse is …