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Track downgraded to heavy 9 for Doomben Cup

Track downgraded to heavy 9 for Doomben Cup

19 May, 2017

The track rating for the running of the Group 1 $650,000 Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup (2000m) at Doomben on Saturday has been downgraded to a heavy 9 on Friday afternoon.

German import Articus, above, has good wet track form heading into the Doomben Cup. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Course manager Jim Roberts walked the …

Sydney trip on the cards for Adebisi

Sydney trip on the cards for Adebisi

22 Jul, 2014

Another interstate trip is on the agenda for Brisbane sprinter Adebisi following the six year old’s return to the winner’s circle at Doomben last start.

A Sydney trip could be on the cards for Adebsi after winning at Doomben last start. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Adebisi’s win over 1010m at Doomben on July 12 was …

Queensland Government Approves Eagle Farm Overhaul

Queensland Government Approves Eagle Farm Overhaul

7 Jun, 2014

Queensland Racing has received a needed boost on the eve of the 2014 Stradbroke Handicap after the Queensland government signed off on a $22 million overhaul for Eagle Farm.

Srikandi is the favourite to win the final edition of the Stradbroke Handicap before the famous Eagle Farm turf is overhauled. Photo by: Daniel Costello

There …

Sandown abandoned

Sandown abandoned

1 Jun, 2013

Heavy overnight rain has forced the abandonment of today’s feature jumps meeting at Sandown.

Trainer Peter Moody was to saddle up Australian Hurdle favourite Macedonian before Sandown was abandoned. Photo by Taron Clarke.

Racing Victoria chairman of stewards Terry Bailey described the Sandown Lakeside track as ‘waterlogged’ and officially called off the meeting at 6.27am …

Speed battle will suit Better Than Ready in BTC Cup

Speed battle will suit Better Than Ready in BTC Cup

7 May, 2013

The looming speed battle between Buffering and Rain Affair in the Group 1 $400,000 Bundaberg Distilling Co. BTC Cup (1200m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday will play right into the hands of Ric McMahon and local three year old Better Than Ready.

Better Than Ready wining at Eagle Farm. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Group 1 …

Plenty of local chances in Stradbroke Handicap nominations

Plenty of local chances in Stradbroke Handicap nominations

1 May, 2013

Top class three year olds Sizzling and Better Than Ready have joined top sprinter Buffering as Queensland’s big hopes in this year’s Group 1 $1.36m AAMI Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm on June 8 after nominations were finalized today.

Better Than Ready is top local chance in this year's Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm. …

South Australia concede they won’t see Black Caviar again

South Australia concede they won’t see Black Caviar again

16 Apr, 2013

South Australian Jockey Club chief executive Brenton Wilkinson has virtually conceded that world champion sprinter Black Caviar will not pursue a repeat Goodwood win and fully expects her to make a return trip to Brisbane for the Group 1 $400,000 Bundaberg Distilling Co. BTC Cup (1200m) on May 11.

Black Caviar makes in win number …

Sydney Blessed with perfect weather for Black Caviar

Sydney Blessed with perfect weather for Black Caviar

13 Apr, 2013

While Sydney has been blessed with near perfect weather conditions for Australian Derby Day and the appearance of  Black Caviar, South East Queensland hasn’t fared as well with rain forcing the abandonment of the Doomben and Gold Coast meetings.

Black Caviar ready to claim her 25th straight win in the T J Smith Stakes at …

Brisbane Racing Club to change venue for Black Caviar

Brisbane Racing Club to change venue for Black Caviar

25 Mar, 2013

While the Australian Turf Club will be struggling to accommodate Black Caviar’s multiplying entourage, the Brisbane Racing Club is planning a venue change to give the world’s best sprinter a grand farewell during the Brisbane Winter Carnival.

Black Caviar is led back after winning the William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley. Photo by Race Horse …

Shopaholic still on track for Stradbroke

Shopaholic still on track for Stradbroke

1 Jun, 2012

Melbourne filly Shopaholic will go into next week’s Stradbroke Handicap without another run after being scratched from tomorrow’s Group 2 $350,000 Sky Racing Queensland Guineas (1400m) at Eagle Farm.

Shopaholic will still go to the Stradbroke despite scratching for the Queensland Guineas - photo (c) Steven Dowden

And Torio’s Quest is also an early scratching …