News About: John Thompson

Thompson pair to relish wet track for Doomben Cup

Thompson pair to relish wet track for Doomben Cup

19 May, 2017

Trainer John Thompson’s wet track specialists Maurus and Astronomos will relish the soft conditions when they line up in the Group 1 $650,000 Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup (2000m) at Doomben on Saturday.

Maurus, above, will handle a rain affected track for the Doomben Cup. Photo by Steve Hart.

The Doomben track was rated a Soft …

First Seal needs drying track for Coolmore Legacy Queen Of The Turf Stakes

First Seal needs drying track for Coolmore Legacy Queen Of The Turf Stakes

5 Apr, 2017

High quality mare First Seal needs a drying Randwick track to produce her best form in the Group 1 $1m Coolmore Legacy Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) on day two of ‘The Championships’ on Saturday.

First Seal, above, needs a drying track to produce her best in the Queen Of The Turf Stakes at …

One More Honey Claims Upset Sweet Embrace Stakes Win

One More Honey Claims Upset Sweet Embrace Stakes Win

25 Feb, 2017

One More Honey stormed home late to record an upset victory in the 2017 Sweet Embrace Stakes at Royal Randwick this afternoon.

One More Honey finished over the top of a tiring Arctic Angel to win the Sweet Embrace Stakes. Photo by: Steve Hart

Arctic Angel took up the running in the early stages of …

Frolic scores last to first win in Inglis Classic

Frolic scores last to first win in Inglis Classic

13 Feb, 2017

Lightly raced filly Frolic broke her maiden status at her third race start with a last to first win in the Restricted Listed $250,000 Inglis Classic (1200m) at Randwick today.

Frolic, above, scores a last to first win in the Inglis Classic at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Winning jockey Tommy Berry allowed Frolic to …

Punters sticking with Lady Le Fay in Matriarch Stakes

Punters sticking with Lady Le Fay in Matriarch Stakes

4 Nov, 2016

Punters are sticking with the Chris Waller trained Lady Le Fay who will start favourite again in the Group 2 $300,000 7News Matriarch Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Hugh Bowman, above, rides Lady Le Fay in the Matriarch Stakes at Flemington. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

Lady Le Fay was sent out as the $2.40 …

Sir John Hawkwood Tracking Well Towards Melbourne Cup

Sir John Hawkwood Tracking Well Towards Melbourne Cup

25 Oct, 2016

Trainer John Thompson is pleased with the condition of Group 1 winner Sir John Hawkwood as he continues to work towards the 2016 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington next Tuesday.

The Metropolitan winner Sir John Hawkwood is continuing to work well in the lead-up to the Melbourne Cup. Photo: Steve Hart

Sir John Hawkwood has …

First Seal To Myer Classic After Tristarc Stakes Win

First Seal To Myer Classic After Tristarc Stakes Win

15 Oct, 2016

First Seal will head to the 2016 Myer Classic at Flemington in a fortnight after she returned to winning form in the Tristarc Stakes at Caulfield this afternoon.

First Seal will go to the Group 1 Myer Classic after winning the Tristarc Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos

First Seal was well-backed when …

Sir John Hawkwood Wins The Metropolitan 2016

Sir John Hawkwood Wins The Metropolitan 2016

1 Oct, 2016

Sir John Hawkwood has produced a career-best performance to take out the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) at Royal Randwick this afternoon.

Sir John Hawkwood broke through for a maiden win at the highest level in the Group 1 The Metropolitan. Photo: Steve Hart

Jumping from the gates well, regular hoop Blake Spriggs allowed the …

Pearls can bounce back in Golden Pendant

Pearls can bounce back in Golden Pendant

23 Sep, 2016

Last start failure Pearls can bounce back against a quality field of mares in the Group 2 $400,000 Ronald McDonald House Westmead Golden Pendant (1400m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

Pearls, above, has the ability to bounce back in the Golden Pendant at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

Trainer John O’Shea has plenty of faith in …

First Seal to resume in Golden Pendant with top weight

First Seal to resume in Golden Pendant with top weight

20 Sep, 2016

Group 1 winning mare First Seal will resume in the Group 2 $400,000 Ronald McDonald House Westmead Golden Pendant (1400m) at Rosehill on Saturday carrying the top weight of 58kg.

First Seal, above, will resume in the Golden Pendant at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

Fifteen fillies and mares have been nominated for the Golden …