News About: Mark Johnston
It’s Somewhat was unable to make anything of a competitive impact through two starts in the early spring before returning to the paddock, but trainer John O’Shea is pleased with the returning condition of the import and is confident he will run a big race in Saturday’s Listed Festival Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens.
Trainer John O’Shea has been pleased with the work produced and form displayed by Hartnell through his Spring Carnival campaign so-far, and is confident the talented stayer’s recent run for fifth in the Cox Plate suggests he is in prime Melbourne Cup form.
European stayer Universal scored an impressive victory in the Princess of Wales’s Stakes (2414m) at Newmarket this morning but according to connections is unlikely to travel to Australia for the 2013 Melbourne Cup (3200m).
The Dubawi four-year-old was far too strong for his opposition in the final stages of the feature race on the opening …
UK galloper Jukebox Jury is still in Australia recovering from a hairline fracture to his near-fore cannon bone received in last month’s Melbourne Cup.
The Mark Johnston-trained grey finished 20th in the Cup won by Dunaden and never posed a serious threat.
Jukebox Jury was ranked the highest of the international visitors going into …
UK trainer Mark Johnston is hoping jockey Neil Callan has watched the numerous tapes of the Melbourne Cup before he rides Jukebox Jury in the big race tomorrow.
Johnston knows more than anyone that tomorrow’s $6 Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) is not like a staying race in England.
The quick start, slow middle and …
The 2010 Melbourne Cup winning connections of Americainwon’t know which horse to watch in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup.
Gerry Ryan, Kevin and Colleen Bamford will this year have two horses trying to win Australia’s greatest race.
The friends will have double the fun after purchasing 50% of UK galloper Jukebox Jury …
While Mark Johnston’s Jukebox Jury is amongst the favourites for this year’s $6.2 million Melbourne Cup, the trainer is asking the public not to discount his other runner Fox Hunt.
Fox Hunt won his last start in the Group 3 Deutsches St. Leger last month and currently sits safely at number 15 on the Cup’s …
He’s a horse that hasn’t had a single Australian start before going into the 2011 Melbourne Cup but that hasn’t stopped Jukebox Jury from continuing to firm in the betting markets.
The work is being done form him as rivals he’s previously vanquished win races making him look like an increasingly solid prospect.
The latest …
The second declarations for the $6 million Melbourne Cuphave been released today to reveal a field made up of predominantly international stayers.
Just four horses in the ballot order’s top 30 are Australian, while the other 26 originate from Europe, …
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