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Warwick Farm track drying out for Chipping Norton Stakes day

Warwick Farm track drying out for Chipping Norton Stakes day

9 Mar, 2012

A Warwick Farm track inspection today by New South Wales racing officials has given the green light for the Chipping Norton Stakes day to go ahead.

A sunny day in Sydney is the catalyst rain soaked Warwick Farm needed to guarantee the meeting goes ahead albeit on a heavy surface.

Track manager James Cataldo inspected …

Faustus good chance to run in Black Opal

Faustus good chance to run in Black Opal

8 Mar, 2012

Randwick trainer John O’Shea has taken a safety first approach with his two year old Faustus and accepted in the Black Opal at Canberra in a bid to escape the wet tracks of Sydney.

Saturday’s Warwick Farm meeting will be on a high range heavy surface after early morning track work was postponed after parts …

Thompson Thinks Melody Will Be A Stable Classic

Thompson Thinks Melody Will Be A Stable Classic

23 Jan, 2012

She may have finished about seven lengths off the winner and a similar margin from second place but Classical Melody did enough to win the praise of her trainer following Saturday’s Inglis Classic at Rosehill.

It was Brett Thompson’s first runner in Sydney for around eight months but that didn’t halt his confidence, declaring her …

It’s Tiara’s Time To Break Maiden

It’s Tiara’s Time To Break Maiden

4 Aug, 2011

Trainer Gratz Vella is hopeful that a step up in distance will be all is needed for Tiara Time to post her maiden win at Canberra tomorrow.

The four-year-old mare has had seven placings from 17 career starts, however, is yet to enter the winner’s circle.

“She has plenty of ability but every-time she gets …

Early Spring Return For You’re Canny

Early Spring Return For You’re Canny

5 Jul, 2011

2011 Black Opal winner You’re Canny is set to take on some of the top spring carnival lead-up races in Sydney this year after returning from a long spell.

The Gratz Vella-trained two-year-old began his spell after finishing an unexpected last in the Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes at Rosehill in March, just two weeks …

Karuta Queen To Contest Black Opal Stakes

Karuta Queen To Contest Black Opal Stakes

10 Mar, 2011

Connections of Karuta Queen have decided to send their budding superstar to the Listed Black Opal Stakes in Canberra this Sunday March 13, 2011.

The incredibly talented two-year-old filly was nominated for both the Black Opal and the Group 3 Sweet Embrace Stakes at Warwick Farm, and until now there had been no word of …