News About: Mark Kavanagh

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…

Rodd and Kavanagh go separate ways

Rodd and Kavanagh go separate ways

24 Jan, 2014

Flemington trainer Mark Kavanagh will still use the services of Michael Rodd when needed even though the pair have decided to go their separate ways.

Rodd has been stable rider for Kavanagh for six years with the duo combining to win numerous Group 1 races but an amicable split will see Rodd ride free lance in…

Chivalry up to Sydney invaders in Blue Diamond Stakes

Chivalry up to Sydney invaders in Blue Diamond Stakes

20 Jan, 2014

Mark Kavanagh knows that his colt Chivalry has the goods to take on the group of smart Sydney juveniles in Melbourne’s premier two year old race, the Group 1 $1m Sportingbet Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on February 22.

The top Flemington trainer sent the Street Cry colt to the paddock for a short freshen…

No Autumn Campaign For Fiveandahalfstar

No Autumn Campaign For Fiveandahalfstar

14 Jan, 2014

2012 Victoria Derby winner Fiveandahalfstar will not return to the races until the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival after being found with heat in his off fore leg.

Fiveandahalfstar missed the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival after failing to recover sufficiently from a fetlock injury that he suffered during his win in the Group 1 The BMW (2400m)…

I Am The General A Magic Millions Classic Contender

I Am The General A Magic Millions Classic Contender

6 Jan, 2014

Jockey Jake Noonan believes that I Am The General deserves to be considered one of the major chances in the 2014 Magic Millions Classic (1200m) that will be run at the Gold Coast on Saturday.

I Am The General made his racing debut with a tough third place finish behind Sheer Style and Geromayo in the…