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Epaulette on target for Golden Slipper after Black Opal win

Epaulette on target for Golden Slipper after Black Opal win

12 Mar, 2012

Darley two year old Epaulette is on target for a Golden Slipper start after taking out the Listed $250,000 Kamberra Wine Company Black Opal Stakes (1200m) at Canberra on Sunday.

Trainer Peter Snowden will be looking for back to back wins in the Group 1 $3.5m AAMI Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill on April 7 …

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 …

Cavalry Rose Faces Black Opal Stakes Challenge

Cavalry Rose Faces Black Opal Stakes Challenge

6 Mar, 2012

Trainer Gerald Ryan will put his promising two-year-old Cavalry Rose to the test in the Listed Black Opal Stakes in Canberra this Sunday.

The Charge Forward filly will be having her third career start in the $250,000 race, after winning both her previous race starts in convincing fashion.

Cavalry Rose won the $250,000 Inglis Classic …

Gerald To Play It Slow With Cavalry Rose

Gerald To Play It Slow With Cavalry Rose

23 Jan, 2012

Cavalry Rose was the market mover for the Inglis Classic and didn’t she live up to expectations with an impressive victory in the two year old feature event.

She got the better of Diamond Earth late with both horses more than six lengths away from the next closest competitors.

This type of race was expected …

Karuta Queen Absolutely Flying After Trial

Karuta Queen Absolutely Flying After Trial

18 Jan, 2012

It’s hard to imagine how there possibly could have been a better outcome for Karuta Queen during the first trial of her campaign yesterday in Canberra.

The lightning quick filly blitzed the 900m barrier trial to put more than 17 lengths between her and the second placed horse.

While the competition was nothing like what …

Robl Completes Comeback With City Win

Robl Completes Comeback With City Win

1 Dec, 2011

It hasn’t taken Peter Robl long to get on the board since returning from a 12 month ban at the end of last month.

The former top jockey went to Canterbury yesterday looking to claim that city winner and get himself heading back up the riding ranks.

A prime opportunity presented itself with a ride …

Sweeney In Box Seat For Canberra Jockey’s Premiership

Sweeney In Box Seat For Canberra Jockey’s Premiership

28 Nov, 2011

Veteran jockey Kevin Sweeney has propelled himself into contention for the Canberra Jockey’s Premiership after a spectacular day of riding yesterday.

The 57-year-old won four of his six races at Thoroughbred Park , placing himself in the lead for the Premiership title.

“I didn’t really expect I would be as competitive as I was,” Sweeney …

Robl Reins In First Win Since Return

Robl Reins In First Win Since Return

28 Nov, 2011

Jockey Peter Robl didn’t have to wait long to experience the winning feeling, posting victory in just his third race since returning from a 12 month ban.

Robl won aboard the Gratz Valla-trained Dragon Dance in Canberra in a 2,000 metre Benchmark 68 Handicap yesterday.

The jockey was suspended from riding for a year after …

Canberra Introduces CanBOBS Bonus Scheme

Canberra Introduces CanBOBS Bonus Scheme

24 Aug, 2011

Canberra will get its very own bonus scheme as of September 1st this year.

The scheme, which will be known as CanBOBS, will deliver a $5,000 bonus to eligible horses who win at the territory’s major racecourse; Thoroughbred Park.

$4,625 of the bonus will be paid to the winning horse’s connections, while the winning …