News About: Ciaron Maher

Ruthven’s staying ability can help overcome horror South Australian Derby barrier

Ruthven’s staying ability can help overcome horror South Australian Derby barrier

12 May, 2017

Caulfield trainer Ciaron Maher is hoping Ruthven’s staying credentials will be enough to make up for a horror barrier draw in the Group 1 $600,000 South Australian Derby (2500m) at Morphettville on Saturday.

Jockey Mark Zahra, above, rides Ruthven in the South Australian Derby at Morphettville. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

Ruthven came up with barrier …

2017 South Australian Derby distance okay for Odeon

2017 South Australian Derby distance okay for Odeon

8 May, 2017

Co-trainer Simon Zahra is confident that his three year old Odeon will have no problems stepping up to the 2500m of the Group 1 $600,000 South Australian Derby at Morphettville on Saturday.

Damian Lane, above,. will ride Odeon in the South Australian Derby at Morphettville. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Odeon is the winner of …

Chairman’s Stakes quinella among South Australian Derby nominations

Chairman’s Stakes quinella among South Australian Derby nominations

2 May, 2017

Waging War and Grand Chancellor are among the thirty-five nominations for Group 1 $600,000 South Australian Derby (2500m) at Morphettville on May 13 and look likely to clash again after running the quinella in the Chairman’s Stakes.

Toffee Nose, above, is one of several fillies nominated for the South Australian Derby at Morphettville. Photo by …

A firm track puts Pornichet out of contention for Easter Cup

A firm track puts Pornichet out of contention for Easter Cup

12 Apr, 2017

Trainer Ciaron Maher will consider not running Group 1 winner Pornichet in the Group 3 $150,000 Le Pine Funerals Easter Cup (2000m) at Caulfield on Saturday if the track is too firm.

Pornichet, above, could be a doubtful starter in the Easter Cup at Caulfield if the track is too firm. Photo by Daniel Costello.…

Winx Frightens Jameka Out of Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Winx Frightens Jameka Out of Queen Elizabeth Stakes

27 Mar, 2017

Despite a dominant win in The BMW in Sydney over the weekend connections of Caulfield Cup winning mare Jameka admitted they are frightened of facing off against Winx in Saturday week’s $4 million Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m).

The BMW winner Jameka is likely to bypass a clash with Winx in the Queen Elizabeth …

Jameka Is The 2017 The BMW Winner

Jameka Is The 2017 The BMW Winner

25 Mar, 2017

Jameka returned to winning form with a simply outstanding victory in the 2017 The BMW at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon.

Jameka claimed a third Group 1 win in the 2017 The BMW. Photo by: Steve Hart

Jameka went into The BMW as a clear favourite following the scratching of Our Ivanhowe and Hugh Bowman had …

Jameka firms in The BMW Betting despite wet track concerns

Jameka firms in The BMW Betting despite wet track concerns

23 Mar, 2017

Caulfield Cup winner Jameka continues to firm in The BMW betting despite trainer Ciaron Maher having some concerns about another heavy track at Rosehill on Saturday.

Trainer Ciaron Maher has some concerns about Jameka, above, handling a heavy track in The BMW at Rosehill. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Jameka remains the $3.80 favourite, in …

Our Ivanhowe has to get vet clearance before running in The BMW

Our Ivanhowe has to get vet clearance before running in The BMW

23 Mar, 2017

Equal favourite Our Ivanhowe has to be cleared by Racing New South Wales’ vet before he can take his place in the Group 1 $1.5m The BMW (2400m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

Our Ivanhowe, above, has to pass a vet’s inspection before being cleared to run in The BMW at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.…

Jamkea to face heavy track in 9 horse The BMW field

Jamkea to face heavy track in 9 horse The BMW field

22 Mar, 2017

Caulfield Cup winner Jameka will have to adapt to a heavy Rosehill track if she is to find her way back into the winner’s stall in the Group 1 $1.5m The BMW (2400m) on Saturday.

Jameka, above, will have to handle a heavy track if she is to win The BMW at Rosehill. Photo by …

Real Love scratched from Australian Cup

Real Love scratched from Australian Cup

10 Mar, 2017

The field for 2017 Group 1 $1.5m Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington on Saturday has been reduced to eleven runners following the scratching of the Darren Weir trained Real Love.

Real Love, above, has been scratched from the Australian Cup at Flemington. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Real Love was at double figure odds around the …