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Spurtonic Set to Make Mark on Spring Carnival

Spurtonic Set to Make Mark on Spring Carnival

8 Aug, 2013

The strength of Gai Waterhouse’s Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival-bound contingent continues to strengthen as the leading lady of racing unleashed another potential Group winner in Spurtonic at Canterbury on Wednesday.

The nicely-bred Flying Spur gelding made their four-year-old debut in the $40,000 Hyland Race Colours Benchmark 70 (1550m) and caught the eye with a tight …

Australia’s Best Maiden Fuerza to Break Drought

Australia’s Best Maiden Fuerza to Break Drought

7 Aug, 2013

A horse described as Australia’s best maiden, the Bjorn Baker-trained Fuerza drops back to mid-week company at Canterbury today looking to finally be first past the post ahead of a big spring.

The three-year-old Snippetson colt has raced seven times to date.

But despite five nice minor placings, including their most recent at Group 1 …

Houston Benefactor Debuts For New Trainer

Houston Benefactor Debuts For New Trainer

26 Jun, 2012

Houston Benefactor will have her first start for new trainer Ron Quinton when she lines up at Canterbury tomorrow.

It will be the second change of trainer for the three-year-old filly, who spent her first eight runs with Anthony Cummings before being moved to John Sadler for five starts.

The owners of the Encosta De …

Waterhouse to push onto Queensland Derby with Tohunga

Waterhouse to push onto Queensland Derby with Tohunga

24 May, 2012

Trainer Gai Waterhouse will still push on to the Group 1 $500,000 Channel Seven Queensland Derby (2400m) at Eagle Farm on June 9 with Tohunga even though the three year old was a beaten short price favourite at Canterbury yesterday.

Racing New South Wales stewards opened an injury into Tommy Berry’s ride on Tohunga after …

Shinn to miss Brisbane Winter Carnival

Shinn to miss Brisbane Winter Carnival

17 May, 2012

Jockey Blake Shinn is free to ride at the two day Scone Carnival on Friday and Saturday but is set to miss the Brisbane Winter Carnival after being suspended for six weeks by Racing New South Wales Stewards at Canterbury yesterday.

Shinn was found guilty of a charge of improper riding in that at the …

Betrayal books trip to Brisbane after Canterbury win

Betrayal books trip to Brisbane after Canterbury win

16 May, 2012

Gai Waterhouse will give two year old Betrayal his chance to prove himself in top company and will head to Brisbane after winning the NMW Airr Handicap (1250m) for two year olds at Canterbury today.

Betrayal was the second leg of a winning double for Waterhouse as she continues to chase down leading trainer Chris …

Brown our for remainder of Sydney Autumn Carnival

Brown our for remainder of Sydney Autumn Carnival

16 Apr, 2012

Jockey Corey Brown will miss the remainder of the Sydney Autumn Carnival after receiving two suspensions over the weekend.

Leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller will have to find replacement riders for Rangirangdoo in the Group 1 $2m Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday and Permit, who was Brown’s only winner at Randwick on the …

Brown to miss Doncaster Mile race day

Brown to miss Doncaster Mile race day

14 Apr, 2012

Top Sydney jockey Corey Brown will be on the sidelines on Doncaster Mile day at Randwick next week after being suspended at Canterbury yesterday.

Racing New South Wales Stewards found Brown guilty of careless riding when he permitted his mount , Coventry, to shift out on the home in the Canterbury Park Handicap (1100m) causing …

Ryan looking for three Golden Slipper runners

Ryan looking for three Golden Slipper runners

30 Mar, 2012

Rosehill trainer Gerald Ryan is hoping to secure a third Golden Slipper runner with two possible last minute candidates trying to qualify at Rosehill tomorrow.

Snitzerland has already gained a start in the Golden Sipper for trainer Gerald Ryan - photo (c) Steven Downden

Ryan has already gained a start with Amorino and  Snitzerland in …

Bethlehem to be tested in the Sweet Embrace

Bethlehem to be tested in the Sweet Embrace

15 Mar, 2012

Co trainers Pat and Wayne Webster aren’t frightened to take on the big guns with their filly Bethlehem in the Group 3 $125,000 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday.

The Websters decided it was time to test their filly against the best  even though she could only manage a fourth in the Vinery …