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Carbery to Polish Perth Cup Hope Classique Ivory

Carbery to Polish Perth Cup Hope Classique Ivory

31 Dec, 2014

A string of below par runs will hopefully come to an end in Thursday’s Perth Cup for the Gino Poletti-trained Classique Ivory who has a jockey change with Patrick Carbery booked for the ride.

The local Ascot-based Poletti was forced to look outside of the Savabeel six-year-olds’ two regular riders with Lucas Camilleri on suspension …

Andrews more confident with Luckygray in Kingston Town Classic

Andrews more confident with Luckygray in Kingston Town Classic

3 Dec, 2013

Trainer Trevor Andrews heads into Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 TAB Touch – Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot with more confidence than he had before Luckygray won the Railway Stakes last start.

Luckygray top chance to win back to back Kingston Town Classics. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

Andrews was expecting Luckygray to run a good …

Memsie Stakes Next For Luckygray

Memsie Stakes Next For Luckygray

13 Aug, 2013

Popular gelding Luckygray will have an opportunity to add another Group 1 victory to his racing resume when he competes in the Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on August 31.

Luckygray will attempt to record his first victory in Melbourne in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes at Caulfield on August 31. Photo by: Race Horse …

Gray Lucky Down Flemington Straight

Gray Lucky Down Flemington Straight

6 Aug, 2013

Caulfield-based horseman Robert Smerdon is looking forward to the new season debut of his recent stable acquisition Luckygray who he rates a good chance down the Flemington straight on Saturday.

Luckygray is on track for their first-up run at Flemington for Robert Smerdon this Saturday. Photo: Sarah Ebbett.

Formerly prepared in Perth by Gino Poletti, …

Luckygray’s Spring preparation on track

Luckygray’s Spring preparation on track

16 Jul, 2013

Star Western Australian galloper Luckygray is on track for his Spring debut for new trainer Robert Smerdon.

Luckygray will be having his first start for Robert Smerdon in the Toorak Handicap. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

Smerdon has taken over the preparation of the dual Group 1 winner from top Perth trainer Gino Poletti and the …

Ossenhagan possible Spring contender

Ossenhagan possible Spring contender

16 Jul, 2013

A realistic Robert Smerdon won’t be stepping new stable acquisition Ossenhagen up to the major Spring races until the promising sprinter has proven his class in the lower grades.

Robert Smerdon has taken over the training of promising sprinter Ossenhagen. Photo by Taron Clarke.

Ossenhagan created a huge impression with two runaway wins on the …

Luckygray in Melbourne Switch

Luckygray in Melbourne Switch

23 Apr, 2013

Star Perth galloper Luckygray will be transferred to a Melbourne stable as connections bid for success at the spring carnival.

Luckygray will make a permanent move to Melbourne. Photo by: Sarah Ebbett.

A trainer is yet to be announced for the five-year-old but part-owner Barry Mitchell said Robert Smerdon is the current front-runner.

Mitchell said …

Top Weight A Liability For Luckygray In Railway Stakes

Top Weight A Liability For Luckygray In Railway Stakes

20 Nov, 2012

Luckygray will have to overcome a top weight of 58 kilograms if he wants to win the Group 1 Railway Stakes at Ascot Racecourse this Saturday.

The five-year-old won the race last year in a protest over He’s Remarkable, in a decision that caused widespread controversy.

Luckygray has won 11 of his 16 race starts …

Rain Dampens Luckygray’s Memsie Stakes Chances

Rain Dampens Luckygray’s Memsie Stakes Chances

27 Aug, 2012

Rain could again hinder Western Australian talent Luckygray as he attempts to break his Melbourne maiden.

Luckygray placed fourth in the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield last Saturday on a track that was rated a Heavy-10.

With the Bradbury’s Luck gelding not suited to rain-affected ground, his effort was deeply appreciated by trainer …

Luckygray facing wet track for first time

Luckygray facing wet track for first time

17 Aug, 2012

Luckygray’s ability to handle a wet track for the first time at Caulfield tomorrow will help connections mapped out the remainder of his Spring campaign.

The top Western Australian galloper is a winner of ten from thirteen starts but hasn’t raced on anything worst than a dead 5 in the West.

Luckygray’s debut run in …