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Extreme Choice draws midfield in capacity 2017 Oakleigh Plate

Extreme Choice draws midfield in capacity 2017 Oakleigh Plate

22 Feb, 2017

Brilliant three year old Extreme Choice has drawn midfield in the capacity field for the Group 1 $500,000 The Resimax Group Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Extreme Choice, above in red and yellow colours winning the Moir Stakes, takes on the older horses again in the Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate …

Geegees Goldengirl solid in the betting for the Hobart Cup

Geegees Goldengirl solid in the betting for the Hobart Cup

3 Feb, 2017

Locally trained mare Geegeees Goldengirl has remained solid in the betting in the lead up to the Group 3 $200,000 Hobart Cup (2400m) at Hobart on Sunday.

Trainer Darren Weir, above, will saddle up the odds on favourite Big Duke in the Hobart Cup. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Geeegees Goldengirl has remained steady at …

Newitt returns home to ride Up Cups in Hobart Cup

Newitt returns home to ride Up Cups in Hobart Cup

1 Feb, 2017

Top Melbourne jockey Craig Newitt will return home to Tasmania to ride Up Cups in the Group 3 $200,000 Hobart Cup (2400m) at Hobart on Sunday.

Craig Newitt, above, will ride Up Cups in the Hobart Cup at Hobart. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Newitt grew up in Tasmania before making the successful move …

2017 Australia Stakes Likely for Mourinho

2017 Australia Stakes Likely for Mourinho

10 Jan, 2017

Team Gelagotis have revealed that the Group 2 Australia Stakes (1400m) at Moonee Valley on January 27th is likely to figure as the autumn launch pad for Mourinho, after the veteran completed a strong barrier trial at Cranbourne on Monday morning.

Mourinho is likely to return to racing in the Group 2 Australia Stakes …

Lady Le Fay needs plenty of luck in Ballarat Cup

Lady Le Fay needs plenty of luck in Ballarat Cup

16 Nov, 2016

Lady Le Fay will need better luck in the run than she had at the barrier draw after coming up with barrier twenty-two in the Listed $300,000 Ballarat Cup (2200m) at Ballarat on Saturday.

Craig Newitt, above, rides Lady Le Fay in the Ballarat Cup at Ballarat. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Chris …

Australian Cup A Target For Sandown Stakes Winner Redkirk Warrior

Australian Cup A Target For Sandown Stakes Winner Redkirk Warrior

12 Nov, 2016

Co-trainer David Hayes has revealed that the 2017 Australian Cup could be the long-term goal for Redkirk Warrior following his win in the 2016 Sandown Stakes at Ladbrokes Park on Saturday.

Redkirk Warrior fought-off Stratum Star to win the Sandown Stakes at Ladbrokes Park this afternoon. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

Redkirk Warrior went into …

Track Condition Key for Tarzino in Caulfield Cup 2016

Track Condition Key for Tarzino in Caulfield Cup 2016

14 Oct, 2016

Jockey Craig Newitt gives Tarzino some chance of success in the 2016 Caulfield Cup (2400m) on Saturday, but concedes that the track may be too hard for the multiple Group 1 winner.

Tarzino may struggle on a firm track in Saturday’s Group 1 Caulfield Cup. Photo: Steve Hart

Tarzino returned to racing in autumn this …

Lankee Rupee to improve on Caulfield Sprint performance

Lankee Rupee to improve on Caulfield Sprint performance

12 Oct, 2016

Five times Group 1 winner Lankan Rupee might have plenty of class on his side but will benefit greatly fitness wise from his first race start in twelve months when he lines up in the Group 2 $200,000 Dilmah For Lovers Of Tea Caulfield Sprint (1000m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Lankan Rupee, above, will resume …

2016 Moir Stakes Results: Extreme Choice Wins

2016 Moir Stakes Results: Extreme Choice Wins

30 Sep, 2016

Three-year-old Extreme Choice returned to the races with a most impressive victory in the 2016 Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley tonight.

Extreme Choice swooped the field to win the Group 1 Moir Stakes this evening. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Jockey Craig Newitt and connections elected to settle Extreme Choice towards the tail of the field …

Newittt gives Vanbrugh good lightweight chance in Epsom

Newittt gives Vanbrugh good lightweight chance in Epsom

29 Sep, 2016

Top Melbourne jockey Craig Newitt is giving his mount Vanbrugh a good lightweight chance in the Group 1 $1m Epsom (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Jockey Craig Newitt is giving Vanbrugh, above, a good lightweight chance in the Epsom at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Vanbrugh will only have to carry 51kg in the Epsom …