News About: Mark Kavanagh

Super Cool nearing a return for a Cox Plate mission

Super Cool nearing a return for a Cox Plate mission

15 Aug, 2014

A low key jump out performance by Super Cool at Flemington today was the Spring Carnival starting point that will see the five year old head towards another start in the Group 1 $3m Sportingbet Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on October 25.

Flemington trainer Mark Kavanagh has pencilled in a weight for age Melbourne…

Brisbane Cup A Nice Race For Zephyron

Brisbane Cup A Nice Race For Zephyron

5 Jun, 2014

Zephyron will be stepping up to 2400 metres for the first time in his racing career in the 2014 Brisbane Cup at Eagle Farm on Saturday and co-trainer John Hawkes believes that the Group 2 event is a nice race for the progressive stayer.

Zephyron joined the Team Hawkes stable, after previously being prepared by Mark…

Chivalry Set For Caulfield Guineas

Chivalry Set For Caulfield Guineas

28 May, 2014

Trainer Mark Kavanagh has revealed that talented colt Chivalry will be set for the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) during the 2014 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Chivalry has not been seen at the races since he ran home fairly to finish eighth behind Earthquake in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on…

Super Cool Back In Work Ahead Of Cox Plate Campaign

Super Cool Back In Work Ahead Of Cox Plate Campaign

27 May, 2014

Trainer Mark Kavanagh has confirmed that Super Cool will be set for the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) during the 2014 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Super Cool won the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at the end of his 2013 Melbourne Festival Of Racing preparation and was competitive at the highest level of racing throughout…

2014 Blue Diamond Stakes favourite Rubick a star of the future

2014 Blue Diamond Stakes favourite Rubick a star of the future

21 Feb, 2014

Unbeaten two year old Rubick has already been labelled a star of the future by jockey Brenton Avdulla as he lines up as the favourite for the Group 1 $1m Sportingbet Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Rubick was elevated to outright favouritism for the Group 1 feature for the two year olds after…

Blinkers the key to Chivalry in 2014 Blue Diamond Stakes

Blinkers the key to Chivalry in 2014 Blue Diamond Stakes

20 Feb, 2014

The addition of blinkers could be the key to Chivalry upsetting the two favourites, Rubick and Earthquake, in the 2014 Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.

Chivalry put in an outstanding effort coming from second last in the sixteen horse field to finish one and three quarter lengths third to Rubick in the Group 3…

Kavanagh expects hot pace in Blue Diamond Stakes

Kavanagh expects hot pace in Blue Diamond Stakes

18 Feb, 2014

Flemington trainer Mark Kavanagh expects a hot pace in the Group 1 $1m Sportingbet Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday and predicts this will suit his colt Chivalry.

Chivalry got back from barrier fourteen before making up plenty of ground in the straight when an eye catching third to Rubick in the Group…

Earthquake has class to overcome wide barrier in Blue Diamond Stakes

Earthquake has class to overcome wide barrier in Blue Diamond Stakes

18 Feb, 2014

Unbeaten filly Earthquake has the class to overcome a horror barrier draw in the Group 1 $1m Sportingbet Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Earthquake, with Queensland based jockey Damian Browne to ride, will jump from the outside of the sixteen horse field and Melbourne foreman for Darley Australia Paul Snowden says the Exceed…

Wide Draw A Problem For Nostradamus In Blue Diamond Prelude

Wide Draw A Problem For Nostradamus In Blue Diamond Prelude

7 Feb, 2014

Co-trainer Michael Hawkes is happy with the condition of Nostradamus heading into the 2014 Blue Diamond Prelude (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday, but admits that the talented colt may struggle to win from the outside gate.

Nostradamus was heavily-backed in the lead-up to his racing debut in the Nursery Plate (1100m) at Flemington on January 18…

Ryan Happy With Blue Diamond Prelude Barrier Draw

Ryan Happy With Blue Diamond Prelude Barrier Draw

6 Feb, 2014

Trainer Gerald Ryan is happy that exciting colt Rubick will jump from barrier two in the 2014 Blue Diamond Colts And Geldings Prelude (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

The Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude will have a capacity field of sixteen runners and Ryan told Racing Ahead this morning that Rubick will have a clear advantage…