News About: Blue Sapphire Stakes

Oliver to find right path for Flying Artie in Black Caviar Lightning

Oliver to find right path for Flying Artie in Black Caviar Lightning

17 Feb, 2017

Trainer Mick Price will leave the riding tactics for Flying Artie in the hands of champion jockey Damien Oliver to find the right path down the Flemington straight in the Group 1 $750,000 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) on Saturday.

Damien Oliver and Flying Artie, above, will combine again in the Black Caviar Lightning at Flemington. …

Flying Artie a bigger better horse for Black Caviar Lightning

Flying Artie a bigger better horse for Black Caviar Lightning

14 Feb, 2017

Leading Caulfield trainer Mick Price has described his star three year old Flying Artie as a ‘bigger, better horse’ in the lead up to his return to the race track in the Group 1 $750,000 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Flying Artie, above pink and black colours, has returned a bigger better …

Derryn to show versatility in Manfred Stakes

Derryn to show versatility in Manfred Stakes

3 Feb, 2017

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig expects Derryn to show his versatility from an inside barrier when he resumes in the Group 3 $150,000 Ladbrokes Manfred Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Regan Bayliss, above, rides Derryn in the Ladbrokes Manfred Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

Dabernig can see Derryn taking advantage of his …

Almoonqith can break Oliver’s drought in Zipping Classic

Almoonqith can break Oliver’s drought in Zipping Classic

11 Nov, 2016

Trainer David Hayes is hoping his imported stayer Almoonqith can break Damien Oliver’s winning drought when the pair line up in the Group 2 $300,000 Quayclean Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown  on Saturday.

Jockey Damien Oliver, above, will be looking to break his winning drought with Almoonqith in the Zipping Classic at Sandown. Photo by …

2016 Coolmore Stud Stakes Odds: Extreme Choice deserves to be favourite

2016 Coolmore Stud Stakes Odds: Extreme Choice deserves to be favourite

28 Oct, 2016

Group 1 winning colt Extreme Choice’s odds have remained solid at the top of the market order for the Group 1 $500,000 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Extreme Choice, above, is at the top of the odds for the Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Extreme Choice is …

Bowman to ride Flying Artie in Coolmore Stud Stakes

Bowman to ride Flying Artie in Coolmore Stud Stakes

25 Oct, 2016

Leading Group 1 winning jockey Hugh Bowman takes over from the suspended Damien Oliver on Flying Artie in the Group 1 $500,000 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Flying Artie, above, black and pink colours, will be ridden by Hugh Bowman in the Coolmore Stud Srakes at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.…

Craig Williams picks up Victoria Derby ride on Highlad

Craig Williams picks up Victoria Derby ride on Highlad

25 Oct, 2016

Big race jockey Craig Williams has picked up the ride on Kiwi colt Highlad in the Group 1 $1.5m AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Jockey Craig Williams, above, takes the ride Highlad in the Victoria Derby at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Williams replaces the suspended Damien Oliver who failed in …

2016 Cox Plate: Mark Zahra confirmed for Vadamos

2016 Cox Plate: Mark Zahra confirmed for Vadamos

21 Oct, 2016

Melbourne jockey Mark Zahra has been confirmed as the new rider for French raider Vadamos in the Group 1 $3m Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

French galloper Vadamos, above, will be ridden by Mark Zahra in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Racing Victoria Stewards released a …

Oliver free to ride in Caulfield Cup: Cox Plate in doubt

Oliver free to ride in Caulfield Cup: Cox Plate in doubt

13 Oct, 2016

Champion jockey Damien Oliver is free to ride in Saturday’s Group 1 $3m BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Caulfield but will miss the chance of winning another Cox Plate if he loses his appeal against a reckless riding charge he sustained at Caulfield on Wednesday.

Damien Oliver, above, will appeal a 20 meeting suspension for …

Flying Artie will improve on Blue Sapphire Stakes win

Flying Artie will improve on Blue Sapphire Stakes win

12 Oct, 2016

Trainer Mick Price is expecting a huge fitness improvement from Flying Artie after the brilliant colt returned to the race track with a win in the Group 3 $350,000 Catanach’s Jewellers Blue Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield today.

Flying Artie, above pink and black colours, scores a first up win in the Blue Sapphire Stakes …