News About: David Vandyke

Yankee Rose no certainty to run out 2500m of Crown Oaks

Yankee Rose no certainty to run out 2500m of Crown Oaks

3 Nov, 2016

Dual Group 1 winner Yankee Rose might be an odds favourite to win the Group 1 $1m Crown Oaks but trainer David Vandyke is not certain that the filly will run out a strong 2500m at Flemington today.

Yankee Rose, above, is an odds on favourite to win the Crown Oaks at Flemington. Photo by …

Sir John Hawkwood Tracking Well Towards Melbourne Cup

Sir John Hawkwood Tracking Well Towards Melbourne Cup

25 Oct, 2016

Trainer John Thompson is pleased with the condition of Group 1 winner Sir John Hawkwood as he continues to work towards the 2016 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington next Tuesday.

The Metropolitan winner Sir John Hawkwood is continuing to work well in the lead-up to the Melbourne Cup. Photo: Steve Hart

Sir John Hawkwood has …

2016 Cox Plate: No Macca’s or KFC for Dean Yendall

2016 Cox Plate: No Macca’s or KFC for Dean Yendall

19 Oct, 2016

Lightweight jockey Dean Yendall is off McDonald’s and KFC until after he rides Yankee Rose in the Group 1 $3m Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Dean Yendall and Yankee Rose will team up again in the Cox Plate after combining, above, to win the Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve …

Yankee Rose Ready to Strike in 2016 Cox Plate

Yankee Rose Ready to Strike in 2016 Cox Plate

18 Oct, 2016

David Vandyke concedes that Yankee Rose faces a big task in overcoming the likes of Winx and Hartnell in the Cox Plate 2016, but believes his stable star is positioned well to strike should the race favourites show any weakness in the Moonee Valley feature.

Yankee Rose will leave from the rails draw in Saturday’s …

2016 Cox Plate: Yankee Rose has a look at Moonee Valley

2016 Cox Plate: Yankee Rose has a look at Moonee Valley

17 Oct, 2016

Cox Plate hopeful Yankee Rose will return to Moonee Valley on Tuesday morning for ‘Breakfast With The Best’ after coming through her first look at the tricky circuit in great style last Saturday Morning.

Yankee Rose, above winning the Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick, had a gallop at Moonee Valley in preparation for the Cox …

Cox Plate battle ahead for Yankee Rose

Cox Plate battle ahead for Yankee Rose

10 Oct, 2016

Sunshine Coast trainer David Vandyke is keen to see his filly Yankee Rose take on champion mare Winx in the Group 1 $3m Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on October 22.

Yankee Rose, above, is set to take on Winx in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley Photo by Steve Hart.

While Vandyke knows …

Cox Plate Next for Spring Champion Stakes Winner Yankee Rose

Cox Plate Next for Spring Champion Stakes Winner Yankee Rose

8 Oct, 2016

Yankee Rose has returned to winning form off the back of a blistering turn of foot for success in the featured Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) at Royal Randwick this afternoon.

Yankee Rose was too good for her rivals in the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick this afternoon. Photo: Steve Hart

The …

Dean Yendall to ride Yankee Rose in Spring Champion Stakes

Dean Yendall to ride Yankee Rose in Spring Champion Stakes

5 Oct, 2016

Trainer David Vandyke has booked lightweight jockey Dean Yendall to ride Yankee Rose in the Group 1 $500,000 Moet & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on Saturday with the view of keeping them to together for the Cox Plate two weeks later.

Lightweight jockey Dean Yendall, above, will ride Yankee Rose in the …

Flight Stakes favourite Omei Sword out with respiratory infection

Flight Stakes favourite Omei Sword out with respiratory infection

29 Sep, 2016

Leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller has been forced to scratch the short priced favourite Omei Sword from the Group 1 $500,000 Sydney Airport Flight Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday because of a respiratory infection.

Favourite Omei Sword, above, has been scratched from the Flight Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Omei Sword was …

Yankee Rose to take cover in Flight Stakes

Yankee Rose to take cover in Flight Stakes

29 Sep, 2016

Sunshine Coast trainer David Vandyke has elected to remove the blinkers from Yankee Rose to give her a chance to settle with cover in the Group 1 $500,000 Sydney Airport Flight Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Yankee Rose, above, will race without the blinkers in the Flight Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.…