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Moore sweating on good barrier for Takedown in Hong Kong Sprint

Moore sweating on good barrier for Takedown in Hong Kong Sprint

6 Dec, 2016

Assistant trainer David Moore is sweating on a good barrier draw for Takedown in the Group 1 HK$18.5m Longines Hong Kong Sprint 1200m at Sha Tin on Sunday.

Takedown, above, is doing well in Hong Kong in the lead up to the Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin. Photo by Daniel Costello.

The all-important barrier …

Rebel Dane right for another upset win in Hong Kong Sprint

Rebel Dane right for another upset win in Hong Kong Sprint

6 Dec, 2016

Last start Manikato Stakes winner Rebel Dane has arrived safely in Hong Kong looking for another upset win in the Group 1 HK$18.5m Longines Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) at Sha Tin on Sunday.

Rebel Dane, above, has arrived safely in Hong Kong for the Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin. Photo by Race Horse Photos …

Takedown arrives safely in Hong Kong for International Sprint

Takedown arrives safely in Hong Kong for International Sprint

1 Dec, 2016

Australia’s latest Group 1 winner Takedown has arrived safely in Hong Kong ahead of the Group 1 HK$18.5m Longines Hong Kong Sprint 1200m at Sha Tin on December 11.

Takedown, above, has arrived safely in Hong Kong ahead of the Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Takedown flew out of Melbourne …

Takedown secures early flight for Hong Kong

Takedown secures early flight for Hong Kong

29 Nov, 2016

Takedown is due to fly out to Hong Kong from Melbourne tonight after pulling up in great order following his win in the Group 1 $1m Crown Perth-Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot in Perth last Saturday.

Takedown will fly out from Melbourne to run in the Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin. Photo by Steve …

Takedown invited for Hong Kong Sprint

Takedown invited for Hong Kong Sprint

25 Nov, 2016

The Gary Moore trained Takedown looks likely to join Rebel Dane as the two Australian representatives to contest the Group 1 HK$18.5m Longines Hong Kong Sprint 1200m at Sha Tin on December 11.

Takedown, above, has been invited to run in the Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin in Hong Kong. Photo by Daniel Costello.…

Melham expects improvement from Malaguerra in Winterbottom Stakes

Melham expects improvement from Malaguerra in Winterbottom Stakes

22 Nov, 2016

Melbourne jockey Ben Melham expects improvement from Malaguerra and can see him winning back to back Group 1 races when he steps out in the $1m Crown Perth-Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot in Perth on Saturday.

Ben Melham, above, rides Malaguerra in the Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

The Peter Gelagotis trained …

Rebel Dane tuned up for Hong Kong Sprint

Rebel Dane tuned up for Hong Kong Sprint

22 Nov, 2016

Trainer Gary Portelli is giving his classy sprinter Rebel Dane a great chance of winning the Group 1 HK$18.5m Longines Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) at Sha Tin on December 11.

Rebel Dane will head to Hong Kong after winning the Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley, above. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Rebel Dane was invited …

Lucky Hussler Returns To Winning Form In Kevin Heffernan Stakes

Lucky Hussler Returns To Winning Form In Kevin Heffernan Stakes

12 Nov, 2016

Lucky Hussler bounced back to winning form to record a narrow victory over Illustrious Lad in the 2016 Kevin Heffernan Stakes at Ladbrokes Park this afternoon.

Lucky Hussler started his 2016 Spring Racing Carnival campaign with a seventh place finish in the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley on September 30 and he …

Kevin Heffernan Stakes distance right for Under The Louvre

Kevin Heffernan Stakes distance right for Under The Louvre

9 Nov, 2016

Trainer Robert Smerdon considers the 1300m of the Group 3 $150,000 Kevin Heffernan Stakes at Sandown on Saturday is the right distance for his Group 1 winning sprinter Under The Louvre.

The 1300m of the Kevin Heffernan Stakes will suit Under The Louvre, above. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

Smerdon deliberately bypassed the sprints down the …

Kevin Heffernan Stakes nominations attract several G1 winners

Kevin Heffernan Stakes nominations attract several G1 winners

8 Nov, 2016

Group 1 winners Under The Louvre, Lucky Hussler and Famous Seamus are among the fifteen nominations for the Group 3 $150,000 Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1300m) at Sandown on Saturday.

Famous Seamus, above, is chasing back to back wins in the Kevin Heffernan Stakes at Sandown. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Noel Mayfield-Smith trained Famous …