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Godolphin gearing up for Sydney Autumn Carnival assault

Godolphin gearing up for Sydney Autumn Carnival assault

25 Nov, 2016

The Australian arm of the worldwide Godolphin thoroughbred organisation will see an influx of up to eight European gallopers to be prepared for the 2017 Sydney Autumn Carnival and ‘The Championships’.

Hartnell, above, was an English import who went on to become a multiple Group 1 winner in Australia. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Godolphin’s …

Hartnell Primed for Cox Plate 2016

Hartnell Primed for Cox Plate 2016

18 Oct, 2016

Jockey James McDonald is confident that Hartnell has the tools to deliver Winx her first defeat of the year when the pair line up for Saturday’s featured 2016 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley Racecourse.

Hartnell is ready for his showdown with Winx in Saturday’s 2016 Cox Plate. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Hartnell has been …

Winx’s Warwick Stakes rival Hartnell heads towards The Metropolitan

Winx’s Warwick Stakes rival Hartnell heads towards The Metropolitan

19 Aug, 2016

Group 1 winner Hartnell will kick of his Metropolitan campaign when he takes on champion mare Winx in the Group 2 $250,000 Warwick Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Hartnell. above, will kick off his 2016 Spring Carnival campaign in the Warwick Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Trainer John O’Shea has selected the …

Tosen Stardom to  miss 2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Tosen Stardom to miss 2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes

31 Mar, 2016

The Group 1 $4m Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on April 9 will be without an international runner after Japanese stayer Tosen Stardom was ruled out competing on the second day of ‘The Championships’.

Japanese stayer Tosen Stardom finished second to Contributer, above, in the 2015 Ranvet Stakes at Rosehill. Photo by Steve …

Hartnell ruled out of the Autumn Carnival

Hartnell ruled out of the Autumn Carnival

16 Mar, 2016

Imported five year old Hartnell has been ruled out of the remainder of the rich Sydney Autumn Carnival, including ‘The Championships’, after succumbing to a hind leg injury.

Hartnell has been ruled of the 2016 Sydney Autumn Carnival. Photo by Steve Hart.

Godolphin trainer John O’Shea had to scratch Hartnell from last Saturday’s Group 3 …

4 Japanese horses among 2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes nominations

4 Japanese horses among 2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes nominations

8 Feb, 2016

Four Japanese trained horses are among the ninety-six nominations for the Group 1 $4m Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on April 9, Day Two of ‘The Championships’.

2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Criterion, above, is among the 2016 nominations. Photo by Steve Hart.

Tosen Stardom, trained by Yasutoshi Ikee, will be making his …

Contributer Could Miss Autumn Racing Carnival

Contributer Could Miss Autumn Racing Carnival

18 Dec, 2015

Trainer John O’Shea has revealed that dual Group 1 winner Contributer could miss the 2016 Autumn Racing Carnival due to a foot abscess.

Contributer is set to miss out on the chance to defend his titles in the Chipping Norton Stakes and Ranvet Stakes. Photo by: Steve Hart

Contributer returned to a semblance of his …

Gailo Chops Posts Gutsy Mackinnon Stakes Win

Gailo Chops Posts Gutsy Mackinnon Stakes Win

31 Oct, 2015

Gailo Chop produced a credible performance to finish mid-pack in last weekend’s Cox Plate, but has responded in the best way possible at Flemington this afternoon in completing a strong start-to-finish performance to win the 2015 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m).

Gailo Chop kicked on the fence late to win the 2015 Mackinnon Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart…

Magic Hurricane Scratched From 2015 Mackinnon Stakes

Magic Hurricane Scratched From 2015 Mackinnon Stakes

30 Oct, 2015

Magic Hurricane has been scratched from the 2015 Mackinnon Stakes and will head to the spelling paddock after he produced a poor blood test ahead of the Group 1 event at Flemington on Saturday.

Magic Hurricane will not take his place in the 2015 Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington tomorrow. Photo by: Steve Hart

Magic Hurricane …

Intriguing Mackinnon Stakes Field Released

Intriguing Mackinnon Stakes Field Released

28 Oct, 2015

The 2015 Mackinnon Stakes field has been released and 15 intriguing gallopers are set to contest the $1 million event at Flemington on Saturday.

Happy Trails has the chance to defend his title in the 2015 Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington on Saturday. Photo by: Sarah Ebbett

Happy Trails backed up from the Cox Plate to …