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Lankan Rupee wins T J Smith Stakes for 2014

Lankan Rupee wins T J Smith Stakes for 2014

12 Apr, 2014

The 2014 T J Smith Stakes results is a winner for Lankan Rupee who scored a runaway win in the Group 1 $2.5m weight for age sprint at Randwick today.

Trainer Mick Price’s new sprinting sensation Lankan Rupee gave nothing else a chance and had the race under his control from the time the gates flew…

Teronado on the improve heading into the Australian Derby

Teronado on the improve heading into the Australian Derby

11 Apr, 2014

A rousing gallop by the improving Teronado on Tuesday morning has enhanced the chances of the Queensland three year old heading into the Group 1 $2m BMW Australian Derby (2400m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Rosehill track work clocker John Moc noted that Teronado produced his best work since arriving at Rosehill and looked in top order…

Teronado To Relish 2014 Australian Derby Trip

Teronado To Relish 2014 Australian Derby Trip

9 Apr, 2014

Jockey Craig Newitt is confident that Teronado will relish the step-up to 2400 metres when he contests the 2014 Australian Derby at Royal Randwick this weekend.

Teronado started his autumn campaign with a third place finish behind Woodbine over the unsuitable distance of 1200 metres in the Australian Turf Club Handicap (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens on…

Berry gets chance to win back to back Doncaster Miles

Berry gets chance to win back to back Doncaster Miles

8 Apr, 2014

Tommy Berry will get the chance to win back to back victories in the Group 1 $3m The Star Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday after being booked to ride the Chris Waller trained Weary.

Weary became a last minute inclusion in the Doncaster Mile after winning the Group 3 $150,000 Doncaster Prelude (1500m),…

Waller Confident Define Can Stay Trip In 2014 Vinery Stud Stakes

Waller Confident Define Can Stay Trip In 2014 Vinery Stud Stakes

4 Apr, 2014

Trainer Chris Waller is confident that Define can run a strong 2000 metres when she makes her Group 1 debut in the 2014 Vinery Stud Stakes at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.

Define was set for a tilt at both the Vinery Stud Stakes and Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m) at the start of her autumn campaign…

Newitt banking on good barrier for Oakleigh Girl In Golden Slipper

Newitt banking on good barrier for Oakleigh Girl In Golden Slipper

31 Mar, 2014

Melbourne jockey Craig Newitt is banking on a good barrier draw for Oakleigh Girl when final acceptances are taken tomorrow for the Group 1 $3.5m Tooheys New Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

Oakleigh Girl has shown in her four race starts to date that she has the early speed to race on the pace…

Moody Duo To Race Forward In George Ryder Stakes

Moody Duo To Race Forward In George Ryder Stakes

28 Mar, 2014

Trainer Peter Moody has both Fat Al and Lidari in the 2014 George Ryder Stakes, but admits that both his gallopers face a tough challenge against a strong field in the Group 1 event at Rosehill Gardens this weekend.

Fat Al and Lidari have both been set for the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) at…

Newitt To Ride Lankan Rupee In T.J. Smith Stakes

Newitt To Ride Lankan Rupee In T.J. Smith Stakes

25 Mar, 2014

Leading jockey Craig Newitt will ride Lankan Rupee in the 2014 T.J. Smith Stakes at Royal Randwick on April 12 after connections decided against running classy mare Samaready in the Group 1 event.

Newitt was set to continue his partnership with Samaready in the T.J. Smith Stakes, but owners Vinery Stud made the decision to send…

Thump unlikely leader in William Reid Stakes

Thump unlikely leader in William Reid Stakes

21 Mar, 2014

Three year old filly Thump could be the unlikely leader as she takes on the older horses in the Group 1 $400,000 Hacer Group William Reid Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley tonight.

While Thump’s two recent runs this campaign has seen her settle off the pace, the Kris Lees trained filly did set the tempo when…

Spirit Of Boom impresses in lead up to William Reid Stakes

Spirit Of Boom impresses in lead up to William Reid Stakes

21 Mar, 2014

Queensland sprinter Spirit Of Boom has impressed track watchers in the lead up to the Group 1 $400,000 Hacer Group William Reid Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley tonight.

Flemington trackman Warren Huntly reported that Spirit Of Boom looked in top condition as he rounded off his preparation for the William Reid with a solid work out…