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Symons has found the secret for Kaiser Sun

Symons has found the secret for Kaiser Sun

17 Jan, 2014

Chris Symons has found the secret for the wayward Kaiser Sun as the pair attempt to collect a hat trick of wins down the Flemington straight in the Listed $120,000 Kensington Stakes (1000m)  on Saturday.

Chris Symons has found the secret how to ride Kaiser Sun. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Symons is keen …

Pocket Rockets set to launch an Oakleigh Plate campaign

Pocket Rockets set to launch an Oakleigh Plate campaign

17 Jan, 2014

Trainer Tony McEvoy is convinced that under rated Pocket Rockets is set to launch an Oakleigh Plate campaign when he tackles the Listed $120,000 Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Pocket Rockets is on trial for a start in the G1 Oakleigh Plate in the Kensington Stakes. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

McEvoy …

Don’t Get Excited back in distance for Kensington Stakes

Don’t Get Excited back in distance for Kensington Stakes

16 Jan, 2014

Trainer Stephen Theodore is hoping a drop back in distance will help Don’t Get Excited get back into the winner’s circle in the Listed $120,000 Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Don't Get Excited can bounce back to the winner's circle in the Kensington Stakes at Flemington. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The …

First Command Chasing Third Straight Win In Kensington Stakes

First Command Chasing Third Straight Win In Kensington Stakes

15 Jan, 2014

Anthony Freedman-trained First Command will have the opportunity to record a third straight victory in the Kensington Stakes after being included in the final field for the Listed event that will be held at Flemington on Saturday.

First Command will return to the races for the first time since February in the Kensington Stakes at …

Kaiser Sun To Make Listed Debut In Kensington Stakes

Kaiser Sun To Make Listed Debut In Kensington Stakes

14 Jan, 2014

In-form gelding Kaiser Sun will make his Listed debut in the Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington on Saturday after starting his summer campaign with back-to-back wins.

Kaiser Sun is chasing his fourth straight win in the Kensington Stakes this weekend. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Kaiser Sun returned to the races with a comfortable …

First Command to break $1m barrier

First Command to break $1m barrier

21 Jan, 2013

In form sprinter First Command could get the chance to break the one million dollar barrier this week if trainer Anthony Freedman decides to back him up in the Group 2 $220,000 Essendon Mazda Australia Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night.

First Command could break into $1 million in prize money at Moonee …

Oakleigh Plate start up for grabs for first command

Oakleigh Plate start up for grabs for first command

18 Jan, 2013

Glen Boss will be looking for another win on First Command in the Kensington Stakes. Photo by Taron Clarke

An Oakleigh Plate start is up for grabs for smart sprinter First Command if he can repeat his impressive first up Caulfield win at Flemington tomorrow.

First Command is an odds on favourite for the Listed …

RN Irwin Stakes taken by We’re Gonna Rock

RN Irwin Stakes taken by We’re Gonna Rock

14 Apr, 2012

Race-favourite We’re Gonna Rock has justified his title, winning the Group 3 $115,000 RN Irwin Stakes (1100m) at Morphetville today.

The Fastnet Rock gelding is unbeaten in 2012, with today’s victory coming on the back of his first-up win in the McClusky Public Relations Handicap at Morphetville on March 10.

Speaking before the race, trainer …

Chasm breaks 33 month drought

Chasm breaks 33 month drought

7 Jan, 2012

Chasm broke a 33 month winning drought when prevailing in a blanket finish in the Listed Doveton Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield today.

Having his first start for new trainer Brendan McCarthy, the seven-year-old turned back the years when racing fresh.

Chasm has been somewhat of a ‘gonna’, putting in good performances but rarely converting.

His …

Blinkers to fire up First Command in Doveton

Blinkers to fire up First Command in Doveton

6 Jan, 2012

Lightly raced six-year-old First Command will wear blinkers for the first time in attempt to win a second Listed $100,000 Doveton Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield tomorrow.

The belated gear change at his 23rd start had been discussed previously between trainer Anthony Freedman and former trainer and  brother Lee yet was never implemented.

But after …