News About: Ben Currie

Wet track puts a dampener on Canybuybetter’s Eye Liner Stakes chances

Wet track puts a dampener on Canybuybetter’s Eye Liner Stakes chances

16 Jun, 2017

The prospect of a wet track for the Listed $175,000 City Of Ipswich Eye Liner Stakes (1350m) at Ipswich on Saturday has put a dampener on the chances of Toowoomba sprinter Cantbuybetter.

A wet track could affect the chances of Cantbuybetter, above, in the Eye Liner Stakes at Ipswich. Photo by Daniel Costello.

The Ipswich …

Col ‘N’ Lil Posts Gutsy Lord Mayor’s Cup Win

Col ‘N’ Lil Posts Gutsy Lord Mayor’s Cup Win

27 May, 2017

Col ‘N’ Lil has continued her smart run of form with an impressive start-to-finish win in the Group 3 Lord Mayor’s Cup (1600m) at Eagle Farm this afternoon.

Col ‘N’ Lil, pictured winning in 2016, was impressive in this afternoon’s Group 3 Lord Mayor’s Cup. Photo: Daniel Costello

The Toowoomba mare jumped from the gates …

Cantbuybetter Too Good in Member’s Handicap

Cantbuybetter Too Good in Member’s Handicap

13 May, 2017

Cantbuybetter has led home an impressive Toowoomba-trained trifecta in the Listed Member’s Handicap (1600m) at Doomben Racecourse this afternoon.

Cantbuybetter (pictured winning as a three-year-old) was too good in this afternoon’s Member’s Handicap. Photo: Daniel Costello

Cantbuybetter has returned to racing in terrific form this time and did his chances of a return to the …

Love Spy has her eye on the Brisbane Winter Carnival

Love Spy has her eye on the Brisbane Winter Carnival

19 Jan, 2016

Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie will set Love Spy for a Brisbane Winter Carnival campaign after the filly was untroubled to win the $125,000 Coastline BMW 2yo Classic (1200m) at the Sunshine Coast last Saturday.

Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie will map out a Brisbane Winter Carnival program for Sunshine Coast winner Love Spy. Photo by Daniel …

Typing Records Upset Dalrello Stakes Win

Typing Records Upset Dalrello Stakes Win

2 May, 2015

Outsider Typing finished over the top of her rivals to record an impressive victory in the 2015 Dalrello Stakes at Toowoomba this afternoon.

There was plenty of early speed in the Dalrello Stakes as a number of jockeys attempted to take up the running, but Jim Byrne was happy to settle Typing towards the tail …

Tints Up to Champagne Classic Test

Tints Up to Champagne Classic Test

8 May, 2013

Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie has no hesitations about chasing Group 2 success with raw filly Tints in Saturday’s Champagne Classic (1200m) at Eagle Farm.

Currie tested the waters with the lightly-raced youngster at the Sunshine Coast on April 28 and she more than earned her trip to the winter carnival.

In just the third start …

Margins Continues Road to Brisbane Cup

Margins Continues Road to Brisbane Cup

7 May, 2013

Brisbane Cup contender Margins will get a further chance to showcase his staying ability this Saturday when he continues his rise through the grades in the Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap (2100m) at Eagle Farm.

Margins will run in the Chairman's Handicap on Saturday. Photo by: Daniel Costello.

Trainer Ben Currie said he had been “waiting …

Margins Continues Down Promising Path

Margins Continues Down Promising Path

10 Apr, 2013

Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie admits promising stayer Margins is still yet to prove himself but says he wouldn’t “trade him for anything.”

Queensland stayer Margins will continue his rise through the grades at Doomben on Saturday. Photo by: Daniel Costello.

The four-year-old will contest the Sky Racing Class 6 Plate at Doomben on Saturday but …

Margins on Trial for Southern Spring Campaign

Margins on Trial for Southern Spring Campaign

7 Sep, 2012

Promising stayer Margins will be on trial for a southern spring campaign tomorrow when he contests the Ormiston College Old Collegians Handicap (1600m) at Doomben.

The Toowoomba gelding signalled his potential at the Brisbane winter carnival when he produced a narrow second to Brambles in the Group 3 Rough Habit Plate (2000m) despite missing the …

Nolen sticks by Rothera in Ballarat Cup

Nolen sticks by Rothera in Ballarat Cup

20 Nov, 2011

Leading Melbourne jockey Luke Nolen has given today’s $150,000 Listed Ballarat Cup favourite Rothera the thumps up after rain softened the Dowling Forest track yesterday.

While the weather is fine at Ballarat, the track is rated a slow six.

Nolen, who stuck by Rothera when its trainer Peter Moody was ready to sack him, believes …