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Rain will put a dampener on Astern’s return in T J Smith Stakes

Rain will put a dampener on Astern’s return in T J Smith Stakes

30 Mar, 2017

The forecast rain for Sydney heading into the weekend will put a dampener on the return to the racetrack for Astern in the Group 1 $2.5m Darley T J Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on day one of ‘The Championships’ on Saturday.

Astern, above, is not a certain starter in the T J Smith Stakes …

Avdulla hoping for midfield run for Omei Sword in Coolmore Classic

Avdulla hoping for midfield run for Omei Sword in Coolmore Classic

10 Mar, 2017

Premeirship leading jockey Brenton Avdulla is hoping for some early luck to find a midfield position on Omei Sword who has drawn the outside barrier in the nineteen horse field for the Group 1 $600,000 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

Omei Sword, above, will need plenty of luck from the outside barrier in …

Impending to improve with blinkers in Canterbury Stakes

Impending to improve with blinkers in Canterbury Stakes

3 Mar, 2017

Trainer John O’Shea is expecting improvement from Impending when he lines up with the blinkers back on in the Group 1 $500,000 BMW Canterbury Stakes (1300m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Zac Purton, above, rides Impending in the Canterbury Stake at Randwick. Photo by Daniel Costello.

O’Shea is willing to forget Impending’s first up run when …

A start for Omei Sword in Light Fingers Stakes still not decided

A start for Omei Sword in Light Fingers Stakes still not decided

7 Feb, 2017

Trainer Chris Waller will decide on Wednesday morning if his smart filly Omei Sword will take her place in the Group 2 $200,000 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Omei Sword, above, has been nominated for the Light Fingers Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Omei Sword was due to make her …

Comin’ Through the one for Walker in Eskimo Prince Stakes

Comin’ Through the one for Walker in Eskimo Prince Stakes

2 Feb, 2017

Melbourne based Kiwi jockey Michael Walker has given up several rides at Caulfield on Saturday for one ride at Randwick on Comin’ Through in the Group 3 $150,000 Australian Chinese Jockey Club Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m).

Comin’ Through and jockey Michael Walker, above yellow colours, combine to win the Carbine Club Stakes at Flemington. Photo …

Omei Sword draws nice barrier in Eskimo Prince Stakes final field

Omei Sword draws nice barrier in Eskimo Prince Stakes final field

1 Feb, 2017

The Chris Waller trained Omei Sword has drawn nicely at barrier three in the nine horse field for the Group 3 $150,000 Australian Chinese Jockey Club Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Omei Sword, above, is set to resume in the Eskimo Prince Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Hugh Bowman will …

Omei Sword to take on the boys in Eskimo Prince Stakes

Omei Sword to take on the boys in Eskimo Prince Stakes

31 Jan, 2017

Omei Sword might be the only filly nominated for the Group 3 $150,000 Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday but has been installed the equal favourite at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Omei Sword,, above, can take on the colts and geldings in the Eskimo Prince Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

The Chris Waller trained …

Astern confirmed for Black Caviar Lightning

Astern confirmed for Black Caviar Lightning

24 Jan, 2017

Golden Rose winner Astern will kick off his 2017 Autumn Carnival campaign in the in the Group 1 $750,000 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) at Flemington on February 18.

Astern, above, will kick off his 2017 Autumn Carnival in the Black Caviar Lightning at Flemington. Photo by Steve Hart.

Astern’s Lightning start was confirmed on the …

3yos headline 2017 Newmarket Handicap Nominations

3yos headline 2017 Newmarket Handicap Nominations

24 Jan, 2017

Group 1 winning three year olds Astern, Extreme Choice and Flying Artie headline the nominations for the 2017 Group 1 $1.25m Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington on March 11.

Group 1 winning 3yo Extreme Choice, above, is among the nominations for the Newmarket Handicap at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Astern is one …

Astern had quiet trial before Autumn Carnival return

Astern had quiet trial before Autumn Carnival return

23 Jan, 2017

Golden Rose winner Astern had a quiet trial at Warwick Farm this morning in the lead up to his return to the race track for an Autumn Carnival campaign.

Astern, above winning the Golden Rose at Rosehill, pleased connections with an easy barrier trial at Warwick Farm. Photo by Steve Hart.

Astern claimed a Group …