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Maher Pleased With Girl Guide Ahead of Return

Maher Pleased With Girl Guide Ahead of Return

19 Apr, 2016

Ciaron Maher is pleased with the condition of latest stable acquisition Girl Guide ahead of her likely return to racing in Saturday’s Listed Bel Esprit Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield.

Girl Guide is poised to have her first start for Ciaron Maher in Saturday’s Bel Esprit Stakes at Caulfield. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Girl Guide …

Runsati To Make Stakes Debut In WJ Adams Plate

Runsati To Make Stakes Debut In WJ Adams Plate

3 Feb, 2016

The 2016 WJ Adams Stakes field has been released and in-form sprinter Runsati is set to make his black-type racing debut in the Listed event at Caulfield on Saturday.

Runsati has the chance to record a maiden win at Listed level in the 2016 WJ Adams Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday. Photo by: Ultimate Racing …

Star Fashion To Resume In Tressady Stakes

Star Fashion To Resume In Tressady Stakes

4 Mar, 2015

The 2015 Tressady Stakes field has been released and talented mare Star Fashion is set to return to racing in the Group 3 event at Flemington on Saturday.

David Hayes is confident that Star Fashion will perform well fresh in the Tressady Stakes. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Star Fashion was sold to new …

Daddy Long Legs has horror draw in Kentucky Derby

Daddy Long Legs has horror draw in Kentucky Derby

4 May, 2012

The Aidan O’Brien trained Daddy Long Legs has come up with the horror draw, barrier one, in the 138th running of the Grade 1 US$2m Kentucky Derby (1 1/4 miles) at Churchill Downs on Sunday morning (AEST).

The inside barrier is regarded as the ‘jinx gate’ with no Kentucky Derby winner coming out of the …

So You Think World Cup early favourite

So You Think World Cup early favourite

21 Mar, 2012

Dual Cox Plate winner So You Think has been posted as early favourite by UK bookmakers for the $10m Dubai World Cup on March 31.

Trainer Aiden O’Brien hasn’t confirmed a start for So You Think at Meydan but speculation is rift that the six year old will be amongst the team he sends to …

So You Think – Sunday morning Breeders Cup Classic test

So You Think – Sunday morning Breeders Cup Classic test

4 Nov, 2011

Dual Cox Plate winner So You Think will race with blinkers and on Lasix in his attempt to create an Australian racing first in the US Breeders Cup Classic (2000m) at Churchill Downs in Kentucky on Sunday.

So You Think will be administered Lasix a drug legal in US racing but banned in Australia, UK …

Outsider Animal Kingdom Wins Kentucky Derby

Outsider Animal Kingdom Wins Kentucky Derby

8 May, 2011

After America’s richest race, the Kentucky Derby, was run yesterday, it was 20-1 shot Animal Kingdom who proved to be the best of the talented field.

The three-year-old overtook the leaders at the home turn and blitzed down the middle of the Churchill Downs’ home straight to win the Group 1 race.

Winning connection Barry …

Dialed In Favourite For World’s Most Famous Race

Dialed In Favourite For World’s Most Famous Race

5 May, 2011

As expected Dialed In is the early favourite for the 2011 Kentucky Derby ahead of the previous top pick Uncle Mo.

Uncle Mo was destined to being one of the shortest priced favourites in races history before an unexpected third last start and now revelations he’s being treated for an infection.

Dialed In is trained …