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Madeenaty installed as the favourite for Magic Millions 2yo Classic

Madeenaty installed as the favourite for Magic Millions 2yo Classic

6 Dec, 2016

The Lindsay Park trained filly Madeenaty has been installed the early favourite for the $2m Magic Millions 2yo Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast on January 14.

Madeenaty, above, is the early favourite for the Magic Millions 2yo Classic at the Gold Coast. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Madeenaty was very impressive in scoring on …

Williams give Swacadelic great chance in Pakenham Cup

Williams give Swacadelic great chance in Pakenham Cup

1 Dec, 2016

Globetrotting jockey Craig Williams gives himself a great chance of winning the Listed $200,000 Superior Food Services Pakenham Cup (2500m) on Swacadelic at Pakenham on Saturday before he heads to Hong Kong for a short riding contract.

Swacadelic, above in purple and gold colours, is one of the main chances in the Pakenham Cup at …

Michelle Payne to ride at Magic Millions Carnival

Michelle Payne to ride at Magic Millions Carnival

30 Nov, 2016

Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne has been cleared to ride Husson Eagle in the $1m Magic Million Sprint (1200m) at the Gold Coast on January 14.

Michelle Payne and Husson Eagle, above, winning the 2016 Magic Millions Sprint at the Gold Coast. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Payne linked up with Husson Eagle to win …

Michelle Payne trains first winner

Michelle Payne trains first winner

28 Nov, 2016

Lightly raced Duke Of Nottingham gave Michelle Payne her first winner as a dual-licenced trainer when she rode the gelding to victory in the 1200m Maiden Plate at Swan Hill on Sunday.

Michelle Payne, above, trained her first winner since receiving a dual licence when she rode Duke Of Nottingham to victory at Swan Hill. …

Godolphin gearing up for Sydney Autumn Carnival assault

Godolphin gearing up for Sydney Autumn Carnival assault

25 Nov, 2016

The Australian arm of the worldwide Godolphin thoroughbred organisation will see an influx of up to eight European gallopers to be prepared for the 2017 Sydney Autumn Carnival and ‘The Championships’.

Hartnell, above, was an English import who went on to become a multiple Group 1 winner in Australia. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Godolphin’s …

Appleby hoping to emulate Spring Success in the Autumn

Appleby hoping to emulate Spring Success in the Autumn

24 Nov, 2016

Godolphin’s English trainer Charlie Appleby is hoping to emulate his Spring Carnival success when he returns to Australia for the rich 2017 Sydney and Melbourne Autumn Carnivals.

Qewy, above, was one of five winners for trainer Charlie Appleby during the 2016 Melbourne Spring Carnival. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Appleby has indicated that none of …

2017 Sydney Cup an Option for Excess Knowledge

2017 Sydney Cup an Option for Excess Knowledge

23 Nov, 2016

Co-trainer Adrian Bott has revealed that talented stayer Excess Knowledge will be set for a campaign through the forthcoming 2017 Autumn Carnival, which could culminate in an appearance in a race like the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m).

Excess Knowledge may be set for the 2017 Sydney Cup. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Excess Knowledge has …

Speedeor zooms into Magic Millions 3yo Guineas calculations

Speedeor zooms into Magic Millions 3yo Guineas calculations

22 Nov, 2016

Smart colt Speedeor has zoomed into calculations for the $2m Magic Millions 3yo Guineas (1400m) at the Gold Coast on January 14 with a third straight win at Ballarat last Saturday.

Speedeor, above in maroon and white colours, will head to the Gold Coast for the Magic Millions 3yo Guineas. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.…

Choice We Had for Magic Millions Cup after Rosehill win

Choice We Had for Magic Millions Cup after Rosehill win

21 Nov, 2016

Last Saturday’s Rosehill winner Choice We Had will now be set for the $1m Magic Millions Cup (1400m) at the Gold Coast on January 14 after winning a 1400m BenchMark 78 Handicap.

Choice We Had, above, will be aiming to go to the Gold Coast for the Magic Millions Cup. Photo by Steve Hart.

Choice …

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 …