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Rageese will improve with Festival Stakes run

Rageese will improve with Festival Stakes run

30 Nov, 2016

Trainer Darren Weir is expecting the widely travelled Rageese to take great improvement from his run in the Group 3 $150,000 The Steel Builders Festival Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

Rageese, above, has drawn barrier 12 in the Festival Stakes at Rosehill. Photo by Jenny Barnes.

Weir sent Rageese to Perth to run in …

Hazzabeel included in Festival Stakes nominations

Hazzabeel included in Festival Stakes nominations

29 Nov, 2016

A cancelled trip to Perth has seen Caulfield trainer Ciaron Maher nominate Kilmore Cup winner Hezzabeel for the Group 3 $150,000 Festival Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

Rageese,above, has been nominated for the Festival Stakes at Rosehill. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Maher had planned to take Hazzabeel back to his home State to …

Rageese to head to Sydney for The Villiers

Rageese to head to Sydney for The Villiers

25 Nov, 2016

The Darren Weir trained Ragesse will now head to Sydney for the Group 2 $250,000 Villiers Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on December 17 following an aborted trip to Perth.

Rageese, above, will head to Sydney to run in the Villiers Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Rageese had to return to Weir’s Warrnambool stables …

Luck Key To Waller Duo’s 2015 Villiers Stakes Chances

Luck Key To Waller Duo’s 2015 Villiers Stakes Chances

11 Dec, 2015

Chris Waller has I’m Imposing and Telepathic in the 2015 Villiers Stakes field and the leading Sydney trainer believes that both horses will be competitive in the Group 2 event at Royal Randwick tomorrow, as long as they receive luck in running.

Telepathic is one of two Chris Waller-trained horses in the 2015 Villiers Stakes. …

Avdulla all smiles with Happy Clapper in Villiers Stakes

Avdulla all smiles with Happy Clapper in Villiers Stakes

11 Dec, 2015

Jockey Brenton Avdulla is sticking with his decision to ride favourite Happy Clapper in the Group 2 $250,000 Inglis Villiers Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Jockey Brenton Avdulla will stick with Happy Clapper, above, in the Villiers Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Avdulla has been the regular rider for both Happy Clapper …

Lough Neagh Stakes favourite Peace Force scratched

Lough Neagh Stakes favourite Peace Force scratched

11 Dec, 2015

Stakes winning mare Peace Force’s Summer program is up in the air after a minor leg injury has forced her withdrawal from the  Listed $175,000 Jones Retail Lough Neagh Stakes (1350m) at Doomben on Saturday.

Early favourite Peace Force, above, has been scratched from the Lough Neagh Stakes at Doomben. Photo by Daniel Costello.

The …

Track can help Zanbagh overcome wide barrier in Villiers Stakes

Track can help Zanbagh overcome wide barrier in Villiers Stakes

10 Dec, 2015

Trainer John Thompson is hoping that the Randwick track is playing the same way as it did last week so as to help his backmarker Zanbagh in the Group 2 $250,000 Inglis Villiers Stakes (1600m) on Saturday.

Zanbagh has drawn a wide barrier in the Villiers Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Zanbagh has …

Lough Neagh Stakes The Right Race For Peace Force

Lough Neagh Stakes The Right Race For Peace Force

9 Dec, 2015

Peace Force has been included in the 2015 Lough Neagh Stakes field and trainer Gerald Ryan believes that it is the right race for the consistent mare.

Peace Force has the chance to return to winning form in the 2015 Lough Neagh Stakes at Doomben this weekend. Photo by: Daniel Costello

Peace Force returned to …

Capacity field of 20 for Villiers Stakes

Capacity field of 20 for Villiers Stakes

9 Dec, 2015

A capacity field of twenty runners will line up in the Group 2 $250,000 Inglis Villiers Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Frespanol, above, has drawn the inside barrier in the 20 horse Villiers Stakes field. at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Gosford galloper Mighty Lucky has dawn midfield at barrier nine with Nathan Thomas …

Tim Clark to stick with Tinto in Villiers Stakes

Tim Clark to stick with Tinto in Villiers Stakes

8 Dec, 2015

Jockey Tim Clark is keen to stick with Queensland mare Tinto in the Group 2 $250,000 Villiers Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Jockey Tim Clark will ride Tinto, above, in the Villiers Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

The Rex Lipp trained Tinto finished down the track with Clark in the saddle at …