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2017 Golden Slipper Tips: Catchy The Horse To Beat

2017 Golden Slipper Tips: Catchy The Horse To Beat

18 Mar, 2017

Catchy is one of the leading contenders in the 2017 Golden Slipper. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

Form expert Deane Lester has Catchy on top of his 2017 Golden Slipper tips and he believes there is no reason the unbeaten filly can’t win again at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.

Catchy has done nothing wrong during …

Clark wins back to back Canberra Cups on Dark Eyes

Clark wins back to back Canberra Cups on Dark Eyes

6 Mar, 2017

Jockey Tim Clark kicked off a winning double at Canberra on Saturday when he scored back to back wins in the Listed $200,000 Canberra Cup (2000m) on the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Dark Eyes.

Dark Eyes, above winning at Randwick, went on to win the Canberra Cup at Canberra. Photo by Steve Hart.…

Black Opal Stakes winner Trapeze Artist likely to bypass Golden Slipper

Black Opal Stakes winner Trapeze Artist likely to bypass Golden Slipper

6 Mar, 2017

Trainer Gerald Ryan said that connections of Trapeze Artist are unlikely to pay the late entry fee for the Golden Slipper even though the Snitzel colt scored a comfortable win in the Group 3 $300,000 Mercedes-Benz Canberra Black Opal Stakes (1200m) at Canberra on Sunday.

Trainer Gerald Ryan, above, prepared Trapeze Artist to win the …

Invincible Star out of contention for Golden Slipper

Invincible Star out of contention for Golden Slipper

3 Mar, 2017

The Tulloch Lodge trained Invincible Star is out of contention of the Group 1 $3.5m Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill on March 18 after undergoing recent knee surgery.

Invincible Star, above in red and white colours, is out of contention for the 2017 Golden Slipper at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

Co-trainer Adrian Bott …

Golden Slipper on the horizon for Todman Stakes runner Trekking

Golden Slipper on the horizon for Todman Stakes runner Trekking

2 Mar, 2017

Trekking will get a chance to justify trainer John O’Shea’s rating of the colt when he strives to cement a Golden Slipper spot when he runs in the Group 2 $300,000 UNSW Todman Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Hong Kong based jockey Zac Purton, above, rides Trekking in the Todman Stakes at Randwick. Photo …

Jukebox to be vetted before Todman Stakes

Jukebox to be vetted before Todman Stakes

2 Mar, 2017

Melbourne two year old Jukebox will have to pass a vet’s check on Friday before being allowed to start in either the Group 2 $300,000 UNSW Todman Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday or the Group 3 $300,000 Mercedes-Benz Canberra Black Opal Stakes (1200m) at Canberra on Sunday.

Jukebox, above, will have to undergo a …

Quality field for Black Opal Stakes

Quality field for Black Opal Stakes

2 Mar, 2017

A high quality field of fourteen two year olds plus two emergencies make up the Group 3 $300,000 Mercedes-Benz Canberra Black Opal Stakes (1200m) at Canberra on Sunday.

Houtzen, above, is an acceptor in the Black Opal Stakes at Canberra. Photo by Steve Hart.

Top Golden Slipper fancies Houtzen, Menari, Chauffeur, Muraaqeb, Jukebox and Khan …

Golden Slipper hopeful Jukebox in Todman Stakes and Black Opal

Golden Slipper hopeful Jukebox in Todman Stakes and Black Opal

1 Mar, 2017

Caulfield trainer Ciaron Maher is hoping to qualify Jukebox for the Group 1 $3.5m Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill on March 18 in either the Todman Stakes or the Black Opal Stakes.

Jukebox, above, is an acceptor in the Todman Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Jukebox will have to get a …

Houtzen’s Golden Slipper lead up undecided

Houtzen’s Golden Slipper lead up undecided

1 Mar, 2017

Gold Coast trainer Toby Edmonds is undecided if Magic Millions 2yo Classic winner Houtzen will have her final Golden Slipper lead up run at Eagle Farm on Saturday or head south.

Houtzen, above, led all the way to win the 2017 Magic Millions 2yo Classic at the Gold Coast. Photo by Steve Hart.

Edmonds’ first …

Golden Slipper Stablemates to Clash in Todman Stakes

Golden Slipper Stablemates to Clash in Todman Stakes

28 Feb, 2017

Trainer Gerald Ryan has revealed that classy stable mates Menari and Chauffeur are likely to meet for the first time in Saturday’s Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick.

Gerald Ryan is set to saddle Menari and Chauffeur in Saturday’s Todman Stakes at Randwick. Photo: Daniel Costello

Both Menari and Chauffeur have contested only …