News About: Darren Smith

Ryan Happy With Civic Stakes Duo

Ryan Happy With Civic Stakes Duo

3 Jul, 2014

Gerald Ryan has both Oakfield Commands and Capital Commander in the 2014 Civic Stakes and the veteran trainer is happy with the condition of both gallopers ahead of the Listed event at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.

Oakfield Commands will be chasing back-to-back wins when he contests the Civic Stakes at Royal Randwick this weekend. Photo …

Smith Looses Dream but Still has Force in Sydney

Smith Looses Dream but Still has Force in Sydney

9 Aug, 2013

Broadmeadow trainer Darren Smith has lost one black type contender for Sydney’s Randwick meeting on Saturday but will still be represented in the day’s feature race by former Group 1 hero Atomic Force.

Atomic Force will have to be at their best to be competitive in Saturday's Missile Stakes. Photo: Taron Clarke.

Smith was to …

Atomic Force to Wait for Decent Barrier

Atomic Force to Wait for Decent Barrier

11 Jul, 2013

Connections of Atomic Force remain confident the rising eight-year-old can still make an impact in high quality races but they aren’t about to risk him in unfavourable circumstances.

Atomic Force won't run at Caulfield on Saturday. Photo by: Taron Clarke.

The dual Group 1 winner was due to make his return in Saturday’s Sir John …

Atomic Force To Return In John Monash Stakes

Atomic Force To Return In John Monash Stakes

9 Jul, 2013

Injury plagued sprinter Atomic Force is set to make his latest return from injury in the Listed Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield this Saturday.

Darren Smith is hoping Atomic Force can return to his best in the John Monash Stakes. Photo by: Taron Clarke

Trainer Darren Smith had Queensland Winter Carnival plans for …

Williams to ride Atomic Force at Moonee Valley

Williams to ride Atomic Force at Moonee Valley

21 Aug, 2012

Craig Williams will be the new jockey aboard Atomic Force when the Group 1 winner steps out for the first time this Spring Carnival at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Jockey Craig Williams will partner Atomic Force (pictured) in the Listed Carlyon Stakes. Photo by: Steve Hart

Williams will replace regular rider Nash Rawiller in the …

Atomic Force heading to Melbourne for spring

Atomic Force heading to Melbourne for spring

31 Jul, 2012

Newcastle based Group 1 winner Atomic Force will head to Melbourne later in this week to prepare for the upcoming Melbourne Spring Carnival feature sprints.

Atomic Force will go to Melbourne for the spring - photo © Steve Hart

Trainer Darren Smith said that Atomic Force had pulled up very well after his first solid …

Manikato Stakes Spring target for Atomic Force

Manikato Stakes Spring target for Atomic Force

19 Jul, 2012

The Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley in the Spring will again attract the attention of Newcastle trainer Darren Smith for his Group 1 winner Atomic Force.

Atomic Force's target for the spring will be the Manikato Stakes - photo © Taron Clarke

Smith said that Atomic Force is highly likely to follow last year’s Melbourne …

Overseas Clubs Want To Feel The Force

Overseas Clubs Want To Feel The Force

24 Jan, 2012

In a nice change from his Hong Kong snub at the end of the year Atomic Force is now commanding a host of international attention.

Contact has been made from Singapore and even Royal Ascot in the UK as the gelding cashes in on his Group 1 Railway Stakes victory in New Zealand.

Trainer Darren …

Atomic Force Steady Ahead Of Mufhasa Showdown

Atomic Force Steady Ahead Of Mufhasa Showdown

17 Jan, 2012

Trainer Darren Smith says Atomic Force will remain pretty much at the same level that won him the Group 1 Railway Stakes last start but he’s confident that will be enough to win the Group 1 Telegraph Handicap this weekend in New Zealand.

His confidence will grow further should his charger draw well, especially given …

Mufhasa vs Atomic Force In New Zealand Blockbuster

Mufhasa vs Atomic Force In New Zealand Blockbuster

5 Jan, 2012

Atomic Force claimed his second Group 1 title in what some have perhaps correctly called a ‘modest’ Railway Stakes in New Zealand.

Take nothing away from the performance of Atomic Force given he received no favours in the run but it’s fair to say the field lacked a genuine superstar rival.

If he’s to continue …