News About: Craig Newitt

Lankan Rupee has eight rivals in McEwen Stakes

Lankan Rupee has eight rivals in McEwen Stakes

3 Sep, 2014

Super star sprinter Lankan Rupee is expected to continue his winning run when he takes on eight rivals in the Group 2 $200,000 Mitty’s McEwen Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

The star of the Autumn Carnival rounded off his preparation for his return to the race track with a pleasing gallop at Moonee Valley…

Lankan Rupee heads McEwen Stakes nominations

Lankan Rupee heads McEwen Stakes nominations

1 Sep, 2014

Sprinting sensation Lankan Rupee heads the nominations for the Group 2 $200,000 Mitty’s McEwen Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

The Moonee Valley Racing Club has extended nominations for the weight for age sprint until 10am on Tuesday September 2 after only receiving thirteen initial entries.

John Sadler has nominated the unlucky Vain Queen after…

Memsie Stakes fancy Sweet Idea pleases Newitt in final hit out

Memsie Stakes fancy Sweet Idea pleases Newitt in final hit out

29 Aug, 2014

Top Melbourne jockey Craig Newitt gave a glowing report for the Gai Waterhouse trained Sweet Idea after partnering her in her final hit out in the lead up to the Group 1 $400,000 New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Newitt rode Sweet Idea at Flemington on Tuesday morning and was full of…

Newitt looking for early Spring Group 1 win in Memsie Stakes

Newitt looking for early Spring Group 1 win in Memsie Stakes

27 Aug, 2014

On pace runner Sweet Idea is a good chance to give top Melbourne jockey Craig Newitt an early Spring Carnival Group 1 win in the $400,000 New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Newitt will be partnering the world’s number one sprinter Lankan Rupee throughout the Spring and the super sprinter will be…

Lankan Rupee Records Dominant Jump Out Win

Lankan Rupee Records Dominant Jump Out Win

26 Aug, 2014

Lankan Rupee is set to return to the races in the 2014 McEwen Stakes at Moonee Valley on September 6 after he recorded a dominant victory in a jump out over 800 metres at Caulfield this morning.

The early morning fog in Melbourne made it very difficult to follow the progress of Lankan Rupee in the…

Lankan Rupee Impresses Newitt With Barrier Trial Effort

Lankan Rupee Impresses Newitt With Barrier Trial Effort

19 Aug, 2014

Lankan Rupee may have been defeated by Hazard in the opening barrier trial at Cranbourne this morning, but jockey Craig Newitt was still happy with the effort of the star sprinter.

Newitt has partnered Lankan Rupee in the majority of his race starts, despite famously electing to ride Samaready over the five-year-old in the Group 1…

Lankan Rupee Finishes Second In Barrier Trial

Lankan Rupee Finishes Second In Barrier Trial

19 Aug, 2014

Leading sprinter Lankan Rupee finished second behind Hazard in the opening barrier trial over 800 metres at Cranbourne this morning.

Lankan Rupee was making his first public appearance since his stellar autumn campaign and he was given a very quiet time by regular jockey Craig Newitt.

The triple Group 1 winner jumped straight to the lead…

Cornrow On Track For Vain Stakes Despite Setback

Cornrow On Track For Vain Stakes Despite Setback

6 Aug, 2014

Trainer Mick Price has revealed that talented colt Cornrow is still on track to contest the Group 3 Vain Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on August 16 despite being found with discharge in his nose yesterday morning.

Cornrow was set to contest a jump out with stablemate Jabali on the course proper, but he was given a…

Nordic Empire To Face Stablemates In Vain Stakes

Nordic Empire To Face Stablemates In Vain Stakes

4 Aug, 2014

Nordic Empire will face stablemates Jabali and Cornrow in the Group 3 Vain Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on August 16 after he returned to racing with an impressive victory in the Mitchelton Wines Plate (1000m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Nordic Empire was returning to the races for the first time since he tore him hamstring…

Oliver delays new season start, will miss Moonee Valley

Oliver delays new season start, will miss Moonee Valley

1 Aug, 2014

Last season’s Melbourne premier rider Damien Oliver will delay his start to defend his title after withdrawing from the Moonee Valley meeting on Saturday.

Oliver was down to ride five horses at Moonee Valley which was to be his first day back riding in Australia after a short stint riding in Mauritius.

But the result of…