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Eden Roc on trial for Blue Diamond Stakes

Eden Roc on trial for Blue Diamond Stakes

19 Jan, 2017

Expensive youngster Eden Roc will be on trial to run in the Group 1 $1.5m Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on February 25 when he steps out for the first time at Randwick on Saturday.

Tommy Berry, above, rides first starter Eden Roc at Randwick. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The $750,000 …

Fell Swoop looking to go one better in 2017 T J Smith Stakes

Fell Swoop looking to go one better in 2017 T J Smith Stakes

18 Jan, 2017

Canberra trainer Matt Dale is looking forward to his smart sprinter Fell Swoop breaking through for his maiden Group 1 win during the Autumn Carnival and is hoping to go one better in this this year’s Group 1 $2.5m Darley T J Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on April 1, the first day of ‘The …

Autumn Sprints Likely for Astern

Autumn Sprints Likely for Astern

18 Jan, 2017

Managing Director of Godolphin Australia Henry Plumptre has revealed that the major autumn sprint races are likely to figure as the major campaign targets for three-year-old Astern this time in.

Boom colt Astern is likely to contest the major Group 1 sprints in autumn. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Astern has shown plenty of ability since …

Coolmore Classic the Target for Omei Sword

Coolmore Classic the Target for Omei Sword

10 Jan, 2017

Chris Waller has revealed that the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens on March 11th is the major campaign target for talented three-year-old Omei Sword this time in.

Omei Sword will be geared towards and appearance in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic this season. Photo: Steve Hart

Omei Sword has only made …

Mediterranean boosts his chances for Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

Mediterranean boosts his chances for Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

13 Dec, 2016

A new look Mediterranean has boosted his chances for the $2m Magic Millions 3yo Guineas (1400m) at the Gold Coast on January 14 with a comfortable win in a 1050m Randwick barrier trial today.

Mediterranean was a well beaten 8th behind Astern, above, in the Golden Rose at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

The Smart …

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 …