News About: John Saddler

Williams booked for Charmed Harmony in Bletchingly Stakes

Williams booked for Charmed Harmony in Bletchingly Stakes

26 Jul, 2016

Premiership front runner Craig Williams will resume his battle with his main rival Dwayne Dunn at Caulfield on Saturday and has picked up the ride on Charmed Harmony in the Group 3 $150,000 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m).

Craig Williams will ride Charmed Harmony, above, in the Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Williams, …

Full field of 16 to contest the Winter Championship Final

Full field of 16 to contest the Winter Championship Final

8 Jul, 2015

A full field of sixteen is set to contest the Listed $150,000 VRC-CRV Winter Championship Series Final (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Amovatio has been handicapped with the top weight and a wide barrier in the Winter Championship Series Final at Flemington. Photo by Steve Hart.

Last start Flemington winner Amovatio has drawn in the …

Vain Queen to Trial Before Robert Sangster Stakes

Vain Queen to Trial Before Robert Sangster Stakes

27 Apr, 2015

Consistent mare Vain Queen has returned to racing in typically smart form this time but will likely complete a Caulfield barrier trial on Tuesday as a fine tune-up ahead of Saturday’s featured Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m).

Vain Queen is currently rated outright favourite to win Saturday’s Robert Sangster Stakes. Photo: Sarah Ebbett

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Linton to miss Heffernan Stakes for Hong Kong Mile

Linton to miss Heffernan Stakes for Hong Kong Mile

13 Nov, 2013

A change of plans by trainer John Saddler will see Linton head straight to Group 1 HK$20m Longines Hong Kong Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin on December 8.

Linton winning the G1 Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm. Photo by Steve Hart.

Sadler had planned to run Linton on Saturday at Caulfield in the Group 3 …

A rejuvenated Linton ready for Stradbroke Handicap

A rejuvenated Linton ready for Stradbroke Handicap

6 Jun, 2013

A rejuvenated Linton gets another chance to show his wares at Group 1 level when he lines up in the $1.36m AAMI Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Linton (the grey) is primed for the Stradbroke Handicap after winning his 2nd R A Lee Stakes. Photo by Jenny Barnes.

The former Lloyd Williams …

Saddler Hopes For Derby / Oaks Double

Saddler Hopes For Derby / Oaks Double

2 Jun, 2011

The battle of Brisbane is starting to intensify and most notably is the race to get into the Queensland Derby field.

There are 36 horses still in the running for the Eagle Farm Group 1 contest in two weeks time and it looks as if the weather will be a major factor.

For many trainers …

Golden Slipper Runner Up Switches To Smerdon Stables

Golden Slipper Runner Up Switches To Smerdon Stables

27 May, 2011

This year’s Golden Slipper runner-up Mosheen will now be trained by Caulfield’s Robert Smerdon after spending the beginning of her career with trainer Leon Corstens.

The two-year-old filly has only had two starts in her career so far, winning her first race at Caulfield in March before a gallant second place finish behind Sepoy in …

Small Team Expecting Big Results In Brisbane

Small Team Expecting Big Results In Brisbane

24 May, 2011

John Saddler doesn’t run the biggest training operation  down in Flemington but his horses are always prepared brilliantly and presented as a winning chance on race day.

The effort put into his stable is highlighted perfectly by his Brisbane Winter Carnival assault with just two horses sent north but they’re accompanied by three of his …