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Elite Belle Included In Hyperion Stakes Field

Elite Belle Included In Hyperion Stakes Field

12 Jun, 2014

Talented mare Elite Belle will have the opportunity to score her second straight win at Group 3 level when she contests the 2014 Hyperion Stakes at Belmont on Saturday.

Luckygray won the 2012 edition of the Hyperion Stakes, but will miss this year's race due to injury. Photo by: Taron Clarke

Elite Bell started her …

Conservatorium Headlines Scahill Stakes Final Field

Conservatorium Headlines Scahill Stakes Final Field

4 Dec, 2013

Gary Kennewell-trained Conservatorium will have the chance to end his Perth campaign with a victory in the Group 3 Scahill Stakes (1400m) at Ascot on Saturday.

Conservatorium has the chance to record the second Group win of his Perth campaign in the Scahill Stakes. Photo by: Daniel Costello

Conservatorium finished fifth in the Group 1 …

Luckygray And Mr Moet Tops 2013 Railway Stakes Weights

Luckygray And Mr Moet Tops 2013 Railway Stakes Weights

12 Nov, 2013

Leading Western Australian horses Luckygray and Mr Moet have been allocated the top weight of 58kg for the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) that will be run at Ascot on Saturday November 23.

Luckygray will carry the top weight of 58kg when he contests the Railway Stakes at Ascot next Saturday. Photo by: Race Horse …

Kersley is still planning Grand Nirvana’s Newmarket lead up

Kersley is still planning Grand Nirvana’s Newmarket lead up

31 Jan, 2012

West Australian trainer Fred Kersley is searching for a new path to the Newmarket Handicap for his stable star Grand Nirvana.

Kersley was struggling to settle on a suitable timetable for Grand Nirvana in his lead up to the Group 1 $1m Newmarket Handicap (1200m) to be run at Flemington on March 10.

With Black …

Grand Nirvana a chance for Melbourne in autumn

Grand Nirvana a chance for Melbourne in autumn

4 Dec, 2011

Perth trainer Fred Kersley has pencilled in a possible Melbourne campiagn for Saturday’s Group 3 A J Scahill Stakes (1400m) winner Grand Nirvana.

Kersley, the man who trained the great Northerly to a Caulfield Cup and two Cox Plate victories, says the ultra consistent son of Scenic is getting close to earning the right.

Grand …

Ortensia Clinches Elusive Group 1 Win In Winterbottom Stakes

Ortensia Clinches Elusive Group 1 Win In Winterbottom Stakes

21 Nov, 2011

Ortensia scored her first Group 1 with victory in the Winterbottom Stakes

After 29 starts, a positive swab, and a short stint in retirement, six-year-old mare Ortensia finally secured her first Group 1 in the $500,000 Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot last Saturday.

Ortensia won the Winterbottom Stakes by an entire length ahead of Rarefied and …

Ortensia gets her Group 1 in Winterbottom

Ortensia gets her Group 1 in Winterbottom

19 Nov, 2011

Top sprinting mare Ortensia won her second Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot today and captured her first Group1 albeit belatedly.

The six-year-old mare won the 2009 Winterbottom Stakes when still a Group 2 event for former trainer Tony Noonan.
Later she past the post first in the 2010 Group I The Galaxy (1100m) at Randwick …

Favourites draw well for Ascot Super Saturday

Favourites draw well for Ascot Super Saturday

16 Nov, 2011

The favourites in both feature races on Ascot’s Super Saturday meeting have drawn perfectly.

Ortensia, $2.30, has drawn barrier two for the $500,000 Group I Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) in a field of 12.

Ranger $3.60, has drawn six in the $1m Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) in a field of 18.

Ortensia drew barrier five …

Avienus back on track for 2011 Railway Stakes

Avienus back on track for 2011 Railway Stakes

13 Nov, 2011

Avienus

Classy Melbourne mare Avienus is back on track for the Group 1 $1m Railway Stakes(1600m) after a light hit-out at Ascot.

Trainer Mark Webb kept a close eye on Avienus in her first look at the track.

The six year old mare was struck down by travel sickness when arriving in Perth on late …

Kevydonn in 2011 Railway Stakes for battlers

Kevydonn in 2011 Railway Stakes for battlers

13 Nov, 2011

In form galloper Westriver Kevydonn gained an automatic start in next Saturday’s Group 1 Carlton Draught Railway Stakes (1600m) by winning in the $125,000 RJ Peters Stakes (1500m) at Ascot yesterday.

Heavily backed from $4.20 to $3 favouritism, the son of Danetime led throughout earning an exemption from the Railway ballot.

Westriver Kevydonn is going …