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English jockey James Doyle stands in for James McDonald

English jockey James Doyle stands in for James McDonald

24 Nov, 2016

The powerful worldwide Godolphin thoroughbred operation will transfer one of their English based jockeys James Doyle to replace James McDonald as their number one Australian rider.

James McDonald, above, has been replaced by English jockey James Doyle to ride for Godolphin in Australia. Photo by Daniel Costello.

McDonlad has been the retained number one rider …

Coolmore Stud Stakes winner Flying Artie beats the favourites

Coolmore Stud Stakes winner Flying Artie beats the favourites

29 Oct, 2016

A brilliant ride by Cox Plate winning jockey Hugh Bowman saw smart colt Flying Artie beat the more favoured runners in the Group 1 $500,000 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington today.

Flying Artie, pink and black colours, slices through the pack for Hugh Bowman to win the Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington. Photo by …

Coolmore Stud Stakes Odds: Extreme Choice, Astern equal favourites

Coolmore Stud Stakes Odds: Extreme Choice, Astern equal favourites

29 Oct, 2016

Group 1 winning colts Extreme Choice and Astern are sharing favouritism for the Group 1 $500,000 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington today.

Astern, above, has joined Extreme Choice to be equal favourite in the Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington. Photo by Steve Hart.

The John O’Shea trained Astern has joined Extreme Choice at $3 …

2016 Coolmore Stud Stakes Odds: Extreme Choice deserves to be favourite

2016 Coolmore Stud Stakes Odds: Extreme Choice deserves to be favourite

28 Oct, 2016

Group 1 winning colt Extreme Choice’s odds have remained solid at the top of the market order for the Group 1 $500,000 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Extreme Choice, above, is at the top of the odds for the Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Extreme Choice is …

2016 Coolmore Stud Stakes Form: Astern can handle the track

2016 Coolmore Stud Stakes Form: Astern can handle the track

27 Oct, 2016

Trainer John O’Shea is confident that his Group 1 winning colt Astern will handle the straight Flemington course at his first attempt under race conditions in the Group 1 $500,000 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) on Saturday.

Astern, above, will be tested for the first time down the Flemington straight under race conditions in the Coolmore …

2016 Coolmore Stud Stakes Field: Capitalist to run

2016 Coolmore Stud Stakes Field: Capitalist to run

26 Oct, 2016

Golden Slipper winner Capitalist will take his place in a star studded field of three year olds in the Group 1 $500,000 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington Saturday.

Golden Slipper winner Capitalist, above, will line up in the Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington. Photo by Steve Hart.

Trainers Peter and Paul Snowden had contemplated …

Coolmore Stud Stakes has star studded nominations

Coolmore Stud Stakes has star studded nominations

24 Oct, 2016

Jockey Dwayne Dunn is billing the Group 1 $500,000 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday as one of the top races of the Spring Carnival with a star studded list of three year olds nominated.

Star Turn, above, is among the nominations for the Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington. Photo by Steve Hart.…

2016 Manikato Stakes: Weather Watch for Capitalist

2016 Manikato Stakes: Weather Watch for Capitalist

20 Oct, 2016

Co-trainer Peter Snowden is on weather watch and won’t start Golden Slipper winner Capitalist in the Group 1 $1m Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night if the track is downgraded into the slow or heavy range.

Capitalist, above, is a doubtful starter in the Manikato Stakes if the Moonee Valley track is …

Coolmore Stud Stakes next assignment for Astern

Coolmore Stud Stakes next assignment for Astern

6 Oct, 2016

Golden Rose winner Astern will stick to his own age and head towards the Group 1 $500,000 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on October 29.

Astern, above, will stick to his own age group in the Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington. Photo by Steve Hart.

The John O’Shea trained Astern claimed his first Group …

Impending has had great lead up for Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas

Impending has had great lead up for Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas

6 Oct, 2016

Trainer John O’Shea acknowledges that Impending has had a great lead up as he heads to Melbourne for the Group 1 $1m Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Impending, above, has had a great preparation for the Caulfield Guineas at Caulfield. Photo by Steve Hart.

O’Shea kept Impending at home at Godolphin’s Osborne …