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Domesky too classy in Ballarat Cup 2011

Domesky too classy in Ballarat Cup 2011

20 Nov, 2011

Trainer Mick Kent and jockey Brad Rawiller combined to win consecutive Ballarat Cups with backmarker Domesky today.

The two men, who won the 2010 edition with My Bentley, planned and executed a win based on reverse psychology.

It was commonly thought Ballarat was favouring leaders during the day and if true Domesky had little hope.…

2011 Ballarat Cup – summary, ratings and tips

2011 Ballarat Cup – summary, ratings and tips

20 Nov, 2011

Rating out of ten – Strengths and Weaknesses and Unknowns.

1. ROTHERA Rating 7:

  • S: Loves wet ground, with leading top trainer Peter Moody and jockey Luke Nolen.
  • W: Never won with 59kg, never raced over 2200m.
  • U: Never raced over 2200m or at Ballarat.

2. ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE Rating 2:

  • S: Can stay the distance.
Lucas Cranach’s Owners Confident Of Melbourne Cup Win

Lucas Cranach’s Owners Confident Of Melbourne Cup Win

1 Nov, 2011

Owners Luke Murrell and Jamie Lovett will have their hearts in their mouths as they watch their horse Lucas Cranach compete in today’s $6 million Melbourne Cup at Flemington.

The five-year-old entire will attempt to out-class the performance of his sire Mamool, who finished a tailed-off last in the 2003 Melbourne Cup.

Both Murrell and …

Waller Import Sucess Born Of Humble Beginnings

Waller Import Sucess Born Of Humble Beginnings

16 Sep, 2011

Hawk Island is Chris Waller's best chance for success in the Hill Stakes

Rosehill trainer Chris Waller has revealed that his successful business of importing overseas stayers began after he was unable to afford to purchase yearlings at the Australian sales.

“I just couldn’t afford to buy yearlings at the sales,” Waller said.

Waller marketed …

Waller’s Kingdom To Take Shape On Saturday

Waller’s Kingdom To Take Shape On Saturday

29 Aug, 2011

My Kingdom Of Fife will resume for the spring at Randwick

My Kingdom Of Fife will make his comeback for the spring this weekend when he contests the Chelmsford Stakes at Randwick over 1600m.

It will be a race well represented by the Chris Waller stable with three others also set to fly the flag …

Lee Freedman Prepares Germany’s Melbourne Cup Hopeful

Lee Freedman Prepares Germany’s Melbourne Cup Hopeful

19 Aug, 2011

Lee Freedman will prepare Lucas Cranach for a shot at the Melbourne Cup

Hall of Fame trainer Lee Freedman has announced he will help train the German stayer Lucas Cranach for this year’s Melbourne Cup just two weeks after stepping down as the head-trainer of his Melbourne stables.

Freedman flew to England yesterday to begin …