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Group One Placegetter Puissance De Lune Retired

Group One Placegetter Puissance De Lune Retired

23 Feb, 2015

Popular seven-year-old stayer Puissance De Lune has been retired, with trainer Darren Weir confirming the horse will now go to stud.

Puissance De Lune has been retired following yet another campaign-ending injury. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Just last month Weir had said he was happy with the grey’s progress heading into the autumn, …

Signoff Looking to Have Light Autumn Campaign

Signoff Looking to Have Light Autumn Campaign

22 Dec, 2014

The Darren Weir-trained Signoff will have a very light autumn campaign next year, making only a few “cameo” appearances in a bid to be fighting fit for the spring where the four-year-old gelding will aim to win the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), which he finished a commendable fourth in this year.…

Melbourne Cup Field: Signoff Will Carry Half a Kilogram Over

Melbourne Cup Field: Signoff Will Carry Half a Kilogram Over

2 Nov, 2014

The Darren Weir-trained Signoff secured the final place on the 2014 Melbourne Cup field on Saturday after winning the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) at Flemington Racecourse.

Joao Moreira can not strip down to 51kg, meaning Signoff will carry 51.5kg in the Melbourne Cup. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

The winner of the Lexus Stakes earns …

Puissance De Lune To Return To Training Next Week

Puissance De Lune To Return To Training Next Week

29 Apr, 2014

Trainer Darren Weir has revealed that imported stayer Puissance De Lune will return to training at his Ballarat stable within the next week.

Puissance De Lune has recovered well from tendon surgery and will begin light training within the next week. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Puissance De Lune was found to be lame …

Racing Future Of Puissance De Lune In The Balance

Racing Future Of Puissance De Lune In The Balance

20 Dec, 2013

The racing future of imported stayer Puissance De Lune remains in the balance; with owner Gerry Ryan still tossing up whether to race on with the entire or send him to stud.

Owner Gerry Ryan will decide whether Puissance De Lune will continue his racing career after he has scans on his injured tendon next …

Puissance De Lune Produces Spectacular PB Lawrence Stakes Victory

Puissance De Lune Produces Spectacular PB Lawrence Stakes Victory

17 Aug, 2013

Puissance De Lune has started his spring carnival on a high with a stunning win over 1,400 metres in the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield.

Puissance De Lune demonstrated his top class to win the PB Lawrence Stakes first up. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia

The talented grey had no dramas over …

Ryan eyeing off next year’s Melbourne Cup with Puissance De Lune

Ryan eyeing off next year’s Melbourne Cup with Puissance De Lune

12 Nov, 2012

Melbourne Cup winning owner Gerry Ryan has his eyes set on another victory in Australia’s greatest race after his new staying star Puissance De Lune scored a stunning win at Flemington last Saturday.

Puissance De Lune is set to target the 2013 Melbourne Cup. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Ryan has found an immediate …

Americain’s new trainer announced Monday

Americain’s new trainer announced Monday

13 Nov, 2011

The new trainer of Americain will announce tomorrow.

Three trainers are at the top of the list – David Hayes, Anthony Freedman and Darren Weir.

Each of these trainers are favoured above others as they have rural properties which the owners believe is the best environment for galloper formerly trained in France by Alain de …

Americain just the best in 2011 Zipping Classic

Americain just the best in 2011 Zipping Classic

12 Nov, 2011

Americain wins the Zipping Classic at Sandown

No firm plans have been made about the future of star stayer Americain who toyed with a small field to win the 2011 Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown Hillside today.

Part owner Kevin Bamford said he will sit down with fellow owner Gerry Ryan and nut …

Americain – Hayes decision after Zipping

Americain – Hayes decision after Zipping

5 Nov, 2011

Trainer David Hayes will know after Americain runs in the $250,000 Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown on November 12 whether he will train the horse next year.

Hayes’ name has been bandied about as a possible trainer for the 2010 Melbourne Cup winner who will race in Australia after a hit and run trip to …