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Lindop closing in on milestone at Murray Bridge

Lindop closing in on milestone at Murray Bridge

14 Jul, 2015

South Australia’s leading jockey Clare Lindop is closing in a personal milestone when she heads to Murray Bridge for four rides on Wednesday.

Clare Lindop above winning on the Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas trained Royal Rumble at Morphettville. Photo by Jenny Barnes.

Lindop has ridden ninety-seven winners for the 2014 – 2015 racing season …

The Goodwood 2015: Soft Track Key For Politeness

The Goodwood 2015: Soft Track Key For Politeness

13 May, 2015

Politeness has been included in the 2015 The Goodwood field, but trainer Robert Smerdon believes that the talented mare will need a soft track and plenty of luck to record a maiden win at Group 1 level at Morphettville on Saturday.

Politeness will have the chance to return to winning form in the 2015 The …

Gollan Hopeful Temple Of Boom Can End Winning Drought

Gollan Hopeful Temple Of Boom Can End Winning Drought

3 Sep, 2013

Brisbane trainer Tony Gollan is hopeful that Group 1 winning sprinter Temple Of Boom can end a twelve race losing streak when he contests the Group 3 Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Temple Of Boom is chasing his first victory since his win in the 2012 Group 1 The Galaxy. Photo by: …

Nine Opponents for Black Caviar

Nine Opponents for Black Caviar

24 Apr, 2012

Superstar mare Black Caviar will line up against nine rivals when attempting to score a 20th straight win in the Group 1 $400,000 Sportingbet Classic at Morphetville this Saturday.

Black Caviar will face nine opponents in the Sportingbet Classic - photo (c) Taron Clarke

Otherwise known as the Robert Sangster Stakes, the 1200 metre sprint …

Lone Rock to take on Black Caviar in Sportingbet Classic

Lone Rock to take on Black Caviar in Sportingbet Classic

23 Apr, 2012

Trainer Robert Smerdon is preparing his smart mare Lone Rock to take on the world’s best sprinter Black Caviar in the Group 1 $400,000 Sportingbet Classic (1200m) at Morphettville on Saturday.

Lone Rock will take on Black Caviar in the Sportingbet Classic at Morphettville - photo (c) Taron Clarke

Smerdon is sticking to the old …

Smerdon expects better performance from Lone Rock in William Reid

Smerdon expects better performance from Lone Rock in William Reid

21 Mar, 2012

Caulfield trainer Robert Smerdon is willing to forgive his Group I mare Lone Rock one poor performance leading up to Friday night’s Power Tracker William Reid Stakes.

Lone Rock will be coming up against the same tough opposition in the 1200m $400,000 WFA Group 1 at Moonee Valley which includes the great Hay List, trainer …

Black Caviar To Face Eight In Lightning Stakes

Black Caviar To Face Eight In Lightning Stakes

15 Feb, 2012

As expected Black Caviar will back up for the Lightning Stakes this Saturday with Peter Moody taking the gamble on the drop back from 1400m.

His reasoning all week has been her love of the Flemington straight and he said were it anywhere else he wouldn’t be doing it.

In fantastic news for racegoers a …

Bel Sprinter Faces Autumn Group 1 Challenge

Bel Sprinter Faces Autumn Group 1 Challenge

3 Feb, 2012

Bel Sprinter will be tested in tomorrow’s Listed United Arab Emirates Stakes at Caulfield to see if he is up to contesting some of the Group 1 races this autumn.

The four-year-old gelding has only been beaten on one occasion in his five career starts, when finishing a close second to Lone Rock in the …

Perry’s graduates world beaters

Perry’s graduates world beaters

5 Jan, 2012

Men have been knighted for less but the 2003 England adventure Newcastle trainer Paul Perry took on with star sprinter Choisir changed course of Australian racing on both sides of the world.

It was commonly thought that European horses were superior to Australian counterparts prior to the trip whether it be sprinters or stayers.

Chosir …

Lone Rock Too Goodwood For The Rest

Lone Rock Too Goodwood For The Rest

8 May, 2011

Lone Rock was too good in The Goodwood

The Goodwood has been won by Robert Smerdon’s Lone Rock in the feature race at Morphettville today.

The three-year-old filly burst from the centre of the pack in the final straight and surged to a 1.6 length victory.

The filly’s trainer expressed his elation at winning The …