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Cosmic Endeavour Heads Queen Of The Turf Stakes First Acceptances

Cosmic Endeavour Heads Queen Of The Turf Stakes First Acceptances

9 Mar, 2015

The 104 fillies and mares that were nominated for the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) on February 9 has been cut to 60 after first acceptances were taken this afternoon (Monday).

Group 1 Canterbury Stakes winner Cosmic Endeavour headlines the 2015 Queen Of The Turf Stakes first acceptances. Photo by Steve Hart.…

57 Fillies in Australian Oaks First Acceptances

57 Fillies in Australian Oaks First Acceptances

9 Mar, 2015

First acceptances closed for the 2015 Australian Oaks this afternoon (Tuesday) with 57 three-year-old fillies remaining in contention for the $1 million race on April 11, which is down from the original 120 that were nominated last month.

First Seal leads the Group 1 Australian Oaks first acceptances after two strong starts to the season. …

Merion On Trial for Sydney in Australian Guineas

Merion On Trial for Sydney in Australian Guineas

3 Mar, 2015

The Michael Moroney-trained Merion currently sits at number 20 in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) order of entry, for which a total of 29 three-year-olds are nominated.

Merion (inside) will be on trial for a trip to Sydney during the Group 1 Australian Guineas. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The luckless gelding will …

Firehouse Rock to Back-up in Australian Guineas

Firehouse Rock to Back-up in Australian Guineas

3 Mar, 2015

There will be no rest for three-year-old Firehouse Rock this weekend as the colt is set to run in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) just one week after running third in the Group 2 Autumn Classic (1800m).

Firehouse Rock (outside) will back-up in the Group 1 Australian Guineas. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.…

Team Hawkes Weighing Up Mossfun Options

Team Hawkes Weighing Up Mossfun Options

3 Mar, 2015

Things didn’t go as well as anticipated for Mossfun in the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) first-up on February 14 so her trainers are keeping their options open for the filly’s next start.

Team Hawkes are leaving options open for Mossfun’s second-up autumn start. Photo by Steve Hart.

After winning the Group 1 Golden …

Manawanui Banned from Racing after Second Bleeding Attack

Manawanui Banned from Racing after Second Bleeding Attack

3 Mar, 2015

Six-year-old gelding Manawanui received a lifetime ban from racing in Australia after suffering a bleeding attack during a Rosehill barrier trial this morning (Tuesday).

Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes winner Manawanui has been banned from racing following his second bleeding attack. Photo by Steve Hart.

It was the second bleed during competition for the Group …

Eloping’s Trainers Leaning Towards Typhoon Tracy Stakes

Eloping’s Trainers Leaning Towards Typhoon Tracy Stakes

23 Feb, 2015

Three-year-old filly Eloping was one of 20 sprinters nominated for the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) this morning however her trainers are leaning towards the Group 3 Typhoon Tracy Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night instead.

Eloping’s trainers must decide whether the filly runs in the Typhoon Tracy Stakes or Oakleigh Plate this …

The Cleaner Begins Autumn Assault in George Adams Plate

The Cleaner Begins Autumn Assault in George Adams Plate

23 Feb, 2015

Cult favourite The Cleaner will give local fans the chance to see him race this Wednesday before heading to the mainland for a busy autumn campaign.

The Cleaner will kick-off his autumn campaign in the George Adams Plate at Launceston. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The seven-year-old gelding is one of eight horses set …

Nine-Horse Contingent for Waller in Chipping Norton Stakes Nominations

Nine-Horse Contingent for Waller in Chipping Norton Stakes Nominations

23 Feb, 2015

The Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) is the feature race running at Warwick Farm this Saturday, with 16 horses set to tackle the mile in the first Group One race in Sydney of the year.

Boban is one of nine horses nominated by Chris Waller for the Chipping Norton Stakes at Warwick Farm. Photo …

198 Juveniles Nominated for Sires Produce Stakes

198 Juveniles Nominated for Sires Produce Stakes

9 Feb, 2015

Eight Group One races make up this year’s edition of The Championships, spread across two meetings at Royal Randwick Racecourse in April. Nominations for all eight races closed on Monday afternoon, which included the Group 1 Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) on Day 1.

Of The Brave is one of 198 two-year-olds nominated for the Sires …