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Australian pair draw midfield in Hong Kong Sprint

Australian pair draw midfield in Hong Kong Sprint

8 Dec, 2016

Australian sprinters Takedown and Rebel Dane have drawn midfield barriers in the Group 1 HK$18.5m Longines Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) at Sha Tin on Sunday.

Takedown, above, has drawn barrier 6 in the Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Takedown has drawn barrier six in the fourteen horse field with Tim …

Rebel Dane right for another upset win in Hong Kong Sprint

Rebel Dane right for another upset win in Hong Kong Sprint

6 Dec, 2016

Last start Manikato Stakes winner Rebel Dane has arrived safely in Hong Kong looking for another upset win in the Group 1 HK$18.5m Longines Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) at Sha Tin on Sunday.

Rebel Dane, above, has arrived safely in Hong Kong for the Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin. Photo by Race Horse Photos …

Malaguerra chasing No. 1 spot with Winterbottom Stakes win

Malaguerra chasing No. 1 spot with Winterbottom Stakes win

25 Nov, 2016

Trainer Peter Gelagotis would expect Malaguerra to be rated the best sprinter in the country if he can win the Group 1 $1m Crown Perth-Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot in Perth on Saturday.

Malaguerra, above, is one of the top chances in the Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot. Photo by Steve Hart.

Malaguerra won his second …

Melham expects improvement from Malaguerra in Winterbottom Stakes

Melham expects improvement from Malaguerra in Winterbottom Stakes

22 Nov, 2016

Melbourne jockey Ben Melham expects improvement from Malaguerra and can see him winning back to back Group 1 races when he steps out in the $1m Crown Perth-Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot in Perth on Saturday.

Ben Melham, above, rides Malaguerra in the Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

The Peter Gelagotis trained …

Equal Favourites for Winterbottom Stakes

Equal Favourites for Winterbottom Stakes

22 Nov, 2016

Group 1 winners Malaguerra and Terravista have been installed equal favourites for the Group 1 $1m Crown Perth-Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot in Perth on Saturday.

Terravista, above, shares favouritism with Malaguerra in the Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot. Photo by Steve Hart.

Ladbrokes.com.au have both sprinters at $3.50 at the top of the market order …

2016 Darley Classic Results: Malaguerra Wins

2016 Darley Classic Results: Malaguerra Wins

5 Nov, 2016

Malaguerra held-off a flying Spieth to record a narrow victory in a thrilling edition of the 2016 Darley Classic at Flemington this afternoon.

It was a blanket finish in the 2016 edition of the Darley Classic. Photo by: Steve Hart

At the 200 metre mark there were a host of winning chances as Malaguerra, Fell …

2016 Manikato Stakes Results: Rebel Dane Wins

2016 Manikato Stakes Results: Rebel Dane Wins

21 Oct, 2016

Veteran sprinter Rebel Dane upstaged a star-studded field to record an upset victory in the 2016 Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Rebel Dane stunned his rivals to record an upset victory in the 2016 Manikato Stakes. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

Rebel Dane was settled in the middle of the Manikato Stakes field …

Vanbrugh back in the winner’s stall in Coogny Cup

Vanbrugh back in the winner’s stall in Coogny Cup

15 Oct, 2016

The Chris Waller trained Vanbrugh was back in the winner’s stall for the first time in twelve months when he took out the Group 3 $150,000 Priceline Pharmacy Coogny Cup (2000m) at Caulfield today.

Vanbrugh wins the Coogny Cup on Caulfield Cup Day. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos

Vanbrugh last saluted the judge when he …

Tavago Pleases Ahead of Spring Carnival Return

Tavago Pleases Ahead of Spring Carnival Return

30 Aug, 2016

Trainer Trent Busuttin is confident that stable star Tavago is primed for a competitive racing return after pleasing in a 1000m hit-out at Cranbourne on Monday morning.

Tavago will likely return to racing in the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington on Saturday week. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Busuttin confirmed Tavago in the field …

Ben Melham picks up the ride on Tavago in Memsie Stakes

Ben Melham picks up the ride on Tavago in Memsie Stakes

16 Aug, 2016

Melbourne jockey Ben Melham has picked up the ride on Australian Derby winner Tavago when he resumes for the Spring in the Group 1 $500,000 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on August 27.

Jockey Ben Melham, above, will ride Tavago in the Memsie Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

Tommy Berry was aboard the …