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Caulfield Cup Spring target for stablemates Bonneval and Jon Snow

Caulfield Cup Spring target for stablemates Bonneval and Jon Snow

27 Jun, 2017

Kiwi stablemates Bonneval and Jon Snow’s 2017 Melbourne Spring campaign will be aimed towards the Group 1 $3m BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Caulfield on October 21.

Australian Oaks winner Bonneval. above, will be set for the 2017 Caulfield Cup at Caulfield. Photo by Steve Hart.

The two rising four year olds gave Cambridge co-trainers …

Tavago back in contention for Caulfield – Melbourne Cup campaign

Tavago back in contention for Caulfield – Melbourne Cup campaign

26 Jun, 2017

Last year’s Australian Derby winner Tavago is back in contention for a Caulfield – Melbourne Cup campaign during the 2017 Melbourne Spring Carnival.

Tavago, above, is being set for a Cups campaign during the 2017 Melbourne Spring Carnival. Photo by Steve Hart.

Cranbourne based co-trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young produced Tavago to win the …

Capital Gain to be set for the Australian Derby

Capital Gain to be set for the Australian Derby

12 Jun, 2017

Newly crowned Group 1 winner Capital Gain will head to the spelling paddock before being set for an Australian Derby campaign during the 2018 Sydney Autumn Carnival.

Capital Gain, above winning the J.J. Atkins at Doomben, will be set for the 2018 Australian Derby at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Trainer Paul Butterworth is still …

Ruthven set to peak in 2017 Queensland Derby

Ruthven set to peak in 2017 Queensland Derby

9 Jun, 2017

Trainer Ciaron Maher is expecting Ruthven to peak for Saturday’s Group 1 $600,000 Channel Seven Queensland Derby (2200m) at Doomben and turn the tables on arch rival Volatile Mix.

Volatile Mix, gold cap and white sleeves, beats Ruthven, blue and lime hoops, above in the South Australian Derby at Morphettville. Photo by Jenny Barnes.

Ruthven …

Ruthven’s staying ability can help overcome horror South Australian Derby barrier

Ruthven’s staying ability can help overcome horror South Australian Derby barrier

12 May, 2017

Caulfield trainer Ciaron Maher is hoping Ruthven’s staying credentials will be enough to make up for a horror barrier draw in the Group 1 $600,000 South Australian Derby (2500m) at Morphettville on Saturday.

Jockey Mark Zahra, above, rides Ruthven in the South Australian Derby at Morphettville. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

Ruthven came up with barrier …

Odeon draws in close in capacity 2017 South Australian Derby field

Odeon draws in close in capacity 2017 South Australian Derby field

9 May, 2017

Early favourite Odeon has drawn nicely at barrier five in a capacity field for the 2017 Group 1 $600,000 South Australian Derby (2500m) at Morphettville on Saturday.

Odeon, above, has drawn barrier five in the South Australian Derby at Morphettville. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The final field for the South Australian Derby is made …

Callow new rider for Grand Chancellor in Chairman’s Stakes

Callow new rider for Grand Chancellor in Chairman’s Stakes

27 Apr, 2017

Melbourne jockey Noel Callow will be the new rider for South Australian Derby hopeful Grand Chancellor in the Group 3 $120,000 Chairman’s Stakes (2030m) at Morphettville on Saturday.

Jockey Noel Callow, above, is the new rider for Grand Chancellor in the Chairman’s Stakes at Morphettville. Photo by Steve Hart.

Callow replaces the injured Dom Tourneur …

Bonneval favoured to win 2017 Australian Oaks

Bonneval favoured to win 2017 Australian Oaks

7 Apr, 2017

Tough Kiwi filly Bonneval is favoured to win her second Oaks crown when she takes on twelve other fillies in the Group 1 $1m James Boag’s Premium Australian Oaks (2400m) at Randwick on day two of ‘The Championships’ on Saturday.

Hugh Bowman, above, rides Kiwi filly Bonneval in the Australian Oaks at Randwick. Photo by …

Tally has 1st attempt at 3200m in Sydney Cup

Tally has 1st attempt at 3200m in Sydney Cup

5 Apr, 2017

Promising stayer Tally will be making his first attempt at running over 3200m when he lines up in the Group 1 $2m Schweppes Sydney Cup at Randwick on the second day of ‘The Championships’ on Saturday.

Tally, above, will be stepping up to the 3200m for the first time in the Sydney Cup at Randwick. …

Nurse Kitchen has to overcome outside barrier in Australian Oaks

Nurse Kitchen has to overcome outside barrier in Australian Oaks

4 Apr, 2017

Big race jockey Blake Shinn has been given the tough task of navigating a winning path on Nurse Kitchen from the outside barrier in the Group 1 $1m James Boag’s Premium Australian Oaks (2400m) at Randwick on day two of ‘The Championships’ on Saturday.

Nurse Kitchen, above in white and blue colours, will need plenty …