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Cirrus Des Aigles At Peak Fitness For Hong Kong Cup

Cirrus Des Aigles At Peak Fitness For Hong Kong Cup

5 Dec, 2014

Cirrus Des Aigles will be having his fifth race start in Hong Kong when he contests the 2014 Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin next Sunday and trainer Corine Barande-Barbe does not believe that the veteran gelding has ever gone into the race in better form.

Cirrus Des Aigles finished third behind Akeed Mofeed in …

Criterion scores a runaway win in Rosehill Guineas

Criterion scores a runaway win in Rosehill Guineas

29 Mar, 2014

Three year old Criterion broke through for an overdue Group 1 victory with a runaway win in the $500,000 tab.com.au Rosehill Guineas (2000m) at Rosehill today.

Criterion scores a runway win in the Rosehill Guineas. Photo by Steve Hart.

The David Payne trained Criterion was runner up in the Group 1 $400,000 Moet & Chandon …

Pierro heads Hobartville Stakes Nominations

Pierro heads Hobartville Stakes Nominations

25 Feb, 2013

Gai Waterhouse’s super colt Pierro will be the headline act at Rosehill on Saturday when he makes his Autumn Carnival debut in the Group 2 $200,000 Hobartville Stakes (1400m).

Pierro to resume racing in the Hobartville Stakes at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

Waterhouse and owner Greg Kolivos decided that Pierro would race exclusively in …

Cirrus Des Aigles withdrawn from Hong Kong Cup

Cirrus Des Aigles withdrawn from Hong Kong Cup

7 Dec, 2012

Alcopop’s chances in the Group 1 HK$22m Longines Hong Kong Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin on Sunday have been boosted with shock scratching of race favourite Cirrus Des Aigles.

Race favourite Cirrus Des Aigles has been withdrawn from the Hong Kong Cup. Photo by: Daniel Costello

Multiple French group 1 winner Cirrus Des Aigles was …

Black Caviar wins Cartier Award

Black Caviar wins Cartier Award

14 Nov, 2012

Undefeated superstar Black Caviar has been recognised on the international stage after claiming the prestigious Cartier Award for sprinters announced in London overnight.

Black Caviar has won the Cartier Award for sprinters. Photo by: Sarah Ebbett

Less than a week after Racing Victoria renamed the Group 1 $750,000 Coolmore Lightning Stakes (1000m) at Flemington to …

Baker using tried and tested method for It’s A Dundeel

Baker using tried and tested method for It’s A Dundeel

26 Oct, 2012

Kiwi trainer Murray Baker is sticking to a tried and tested method with It’s A Dundeel by using tomorrow’s Group 2 $220,000 Mitchelton Wines Vase (2040m) at Moonee Valley as the three year olds final run before the Victory Derby next week.

Baker won the 2010 Group 1 $1.5m AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington …

Buick in doubt for Ortensia ride at Haydock

Buick in doubt for Ortensia ride at Haydock

4 Sep, 2012

A forced change of rider for Ortensia would be very disruptive for the chances of the Group 1 winning mare in the Sprint Cup at Haydock this weekend if top English jockey William Buick became unavailable due to his commitment to the John Gosden stable.

Buick has developed a great association with Ortensia while she …

Frankel for Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe

Frankel for Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe

24 Aug, 2012

Super horse Frankel has tempted connections to head to France for the Group 1 €4m QATAR Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe (1 mile 4 furlongs) at Longchamp on October 7 after securing his thirteenth win at York on Wednesday.

Frankel retained his ‘best horse in the world’ tag when he careered away from the rest …

So You Think Targets Saturday’s Champion Stakes At Ascot

So You Think Targets Saturday’s Champion Stakes At Ascot

11 Oct, 2011

So You Think

So You Think is expected to run in this Saturday’s Champion Stakes at Ascot Racecourse after his fourth place defeat in the French Prix de l’Arc de Triompheon October 2.

Coolmore’s general manager Michael Kirwan said that the five-year-old had pulled up well from the 2,413 metre race.

Kirwan felt So You …

Murray Says It’s All Good For Spring Stakes

Murray Says It’s All Good For Spring Stakes

13 Sep, 2011

Darci Be Good's next test will be in the Spring Stakes at Newcastle

There’s a bit of buzz around Bede Murray’s top colt heading into the spring and the next test for him will come at Newcastle tomorrow afternoon in the Spring Stakes.

Darci Be Good has already recorded a win this season and last …