News About: Matriarch Stakes

Michelle Payne to ride Manageress in Ballarat Cup

Michelle Payne to ride Manageress in Ballarat Cup

18 Nov, 2016

Cranbourne trainer Cindy Alderson is banking on Michelle Payne’s local knowledge to boost the chances of Manageress in the Listed $300,000 Ballarat Cup (2200m) at Ballarat on Saturday.

Michelle Payne, above, will ride Manageress in the Ballarat Cup at Ballarat. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Melbourne Cup winning jockey will be having her first …

Lady Le Fay needs plenty of luck in Ballarat Cup

Lady Le Fay needs plenty of luck in Ballarat Cup

16 Nov, 2016

Lady Le Fay will need better luck in the run than she had at the barrier draw after coming up with barrier twenty-two in the Listed $300,000 Ballarat Cup (2200m) at Ballarat on Saturday.

Craig Newitt, above, rides Lady Le Fay in the Ballarat Cup at Ballarat. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Chris …

Jessy Belle Scores Upset Matriarch Stakes Victory

Jessy Belle Scores Upset Matriarch Stakes Victory

5 Nov, 2016

Jessy Belle relishes the step-up to 2000 metres to return to winning form in the 2016 Matriarch Stakes at Flemington this afternoon.

Jessy Belle stormed home late to score an upset win in the 2016 Matriarch Stakes. Photo by: Steve Hart

Jessy Belle went into the Matriarch Stakes as an outsider following her plain effort …

Punters sticking with Lady Le Fay in Matriarch Stakes

Punters sticking with Lady Le Fay in Matriarch Stakes

4 Nov, 2016

Punters are sticking with the Chris Waller trained Lady Le Fay who will start favourite again in the Group 2 $300,000 7News Matriarch Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Hugh Bowman, above, rides Lady Le Fay in the Matriarch Stakes at Flemington. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

Lady Le Fay was sent out as the $2.40 …

Happy Hannah Requires Luck in Matriarch Stakes

Happy Hannah Requires Luck in Matriarch Stakes

4 Nov, 2016

Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy is hopeful that Happy Hannah will find luck in transit in the Group 2 Matriarch Stakes (2000m) on Saturday, after drawing into the Flemington race in barrier 17.

Kerrin McEvoy will ride Happy Hannah in the 2016 Matriarch Stakes. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Happy Hannah has been a strong …

Futurity Stakes 2016: Suavito To Improve

Futurity Stakes 2016: Suavito To Improve

24 Feb, 2016

Suavito may have won the Ladbrokes Orr Stakes first-up, but trainer Nigel Blackiston is still confident that his star mare will produce an improved performance when she contests the 2016 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.

Suavito can make it two wins from as many starts this preparation when he contests the 2016 Futurity Stakes …

Light Autumn Likely For Lucia Valentina

Light Autumn Likely For Lucia Valentina

15 Dec, 2015

Trainer Kris Lees has revealed that Hong Kong Cup fifth placegetter Lucia Valentina will likely have a light autumn campaign before connections decide whether she will head to the breeding barn or continue her racing career for another season.

Lucia Valentina will race on during the 2016 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Photo by: Race Horse …

Lucia Valentina in Good Order Ahead of Hong Kong Cup

Lucia Valentina in Good Order Ahead of Hong Kong Cup

1 Dec, 2015

Trainer Kris Lees has been pleased with the condition of Lucia Valentina since her win in the Group 2 Matriarch Stakes at Flemington, and is confident she will be competitive in the 2015 Hong Kong Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin on December 9th.

Lucia Valentina has arrived in Hong Kong in good order. …

Oliver keen on Lucia Valentina’s chances on Hong Kong Cup

Oliver keen on Lucia Valentina’s chances on Hong Kong Cup

24 Nov, 2015

A back in form Lucia Valentina is heading to Hong Kong a last start winner and champion jockey Damien Oliver is confident she will be able to mix it with the best middle distance gallopers in the world in the Group 1 HK$25m Longines Hong Kong Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin on December 13.

Damien …

Hong Kong Cup Confirmed for Lucia Valentina

Hong Kong Cup Confirmed for Lucia Valentina

23 Nov, 2015

Lucia Valentina returned to winning form following a drought of more than a year in the Group 2 Matriarch Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on November 7th and trainer Kris Lees has confirmed the mare will progress to the 2015 Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin in December.

Group 1 champion Lucia Valentina will contest …