News About: John Thompson

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 …

Retirement Considered for Suavito

Retirement Considered for Suavito

5 Sep, 2016

Connections of multiple Group 1 winning mare Suavito will meet this week to discuss her possible retirement after she failed to perform in last Saturday’s Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes.

Suavito is likely to be retired after failing to show up in the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes last Saturday at Moonee Valley. Photo: Ultimate …

Canny Ballad scores upset win in 2016 Darwin Cup

Canny Ballad scores upset win in 2016 Darwin Cup

2 Aug, 2016

One of the outsiders of the field Canny Ballad scored an upset win in the $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m) at Fannie Bay on Monday.

Canny Ballad, above in white colours, running second at Warwick Farm early in his career. Photo by Steve Hart.

Canny Ballad went into the Darwin Cup on the back …

Pop ‘N’ Scotch Can Win Queensland Cup

Pop ‘N’ Scotch Can Win Queensland Cup

15 Jul, 2016

Trainer Liam Birchley is confident talented stayer Pop ‘N’ Scotch has the ability to return to winning form when he lines up for the Listed Queensland Cup (3200m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Pop ‘N’ Scotch (inside) will enjoy a return to two miles in Saturday’s Listed Queensland Cup at Eagle Farm. Photo: Daniel Costello…

No Grafton Cup for Jiayuguan, will run in Queensland Cup

No Grafton Cup for Jiayuguan, will run in Queensland Cup

13 Jul, 2016

Trainer John Thompson is keen to test Jiayuguan at ‘two miles’ and will run the French import in the Listed $100,000 Variety Queensland Cup (3200m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Jockey Damian Browne, above, will ride Jiayuguan in the Queensland Cup at Eagle Farm. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Jiayuguan is also an acceptor for the …