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Turnbull Stakes Nominations Feature Hartnell

Turnbull Stakes Nominations Feature Hartnell

26 Sep, 2016

The John O’Shea-trained Sydney raider Hartnell has settled in well in Melbourne in good order ahead of his shot at the Turnbull Stakes at Flemington Racecourse on Sunday.

Last start Hill Stakes winner Hartnell heads to Melbourne on Sunday for the 2016 Turnbull Stakes at Flemington. Photo: Steve Hart.

A total of 20 gallopers make …

Redzel Takes on Sprint Stars in AJ Moir Stakes

Redzel Takes on Sprint Stars in AJ Moir Stakes

26 Sep, 2016

Co-trainer Peter Snowden believes the stable’s in-form sprinter Redzel is going too well not to take a crack at the Group 1 field of stars set to line-up at Moonee Valley in Friday evening’s A.J. Moir Stakes.

Speedy sprinter Redzel takes on a Group 1 winning field at Moonee Valley in the 2016 AJ Moir …

Moir Stakes Nominations Feature Chautauqua

Moir Stakes Nominations Feature Chautauqua

26 Sep, 2016

Team Hawkes welcome their stable star Chautauqua back to the races under the lights at Moonee Valley on Friday night with the champion sprinter one of 11 nominations taken for the Moir Stakes.

Champion grey sprinter Chautauqua returns to racing in the 2016 AJ Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday night. Photo: Steve Hart.…

Excess Knowledge Working Well Towards Melbourne Cup

Excess Knowledge Working Well Towards Melbourne Cup

26 Sep, 2016

A typically bullish Gai Waterhouse was full of pre-workout praise at Moonee Valley on Monday morning after watching the efforts of her Melbourne Cup-bound stayer Excess Knowledge.

Excess Knowledge runs in The Bart Cummings at Flemington on Sunday ahead of the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups. Photo: Steve Hart.

The imported Monsun stallion was put through …

Astern Back for Roman Consul Stakes

Astern Back for Roman Consul Stakes

26 Sep, 2016

Godolphin’s Golden Rose winning colt Astern returns to racing this weekend in the Roman Consul Stakes at Randwick before a trip south to target more Group 1 glory this spring.

Astern chases the Golden Rose – Roman Consul Stakes double achieved last year by Exosphere for Godolphin. Photo: Steve Hart.

A winner of five of …

Tosen to Tackle Winx in George Main over Underwood

Tosen to Tackle Winx in George Main over Underwood

9 Sep, 2016

A change of spring plans for Darren Weir’s Japanese import Tosen Stardom will see the galloper take on superstar mare Winx in Saturday week’s George Main Stakes in Sydney over his previous Underwood Stakes target.

Tosen Stardom will take on Winx (pictured) in the George Main Stakes as a Cox Plate guide next-up on September …

Late Thousand Guineas Entry for Royal Tithe

Late Thousand Guineas Entry for Royal Tithe

9 Sep, 2016

Sunshine Coast trainer John Zielke will pay a late acceptance fee to get his progressive filly Royal Tithe into the Thousand Guineas field in Melbourne this spring if she runs well in this month’s Prelude.

Reigning Queensland 2YO of the Year Royal Tithe will debut in Melbourne in the Thousand Guineas Prelude on September 24. …

Plenty of Dreams of Danehill Stakes Win for Zielke

Plenty of Dreams of Danehill Stakes Win for Zielke

9 Sep, 2016

Queensland horseman John Zielke is out to make a mark on the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival this weekend and has high hopes of a Group 2 win in the Danehill Stakes with Dreams Aplenty.

Jockey Bobby El-Issa partners Coolmore Stud Stakes hope from the Sunshine Coast Dreams Aplenty in Flemington’s Danehill Stakes this Saturday. Photo: …

Flemington to Suit Sofia Rosa in Makybe Diva Stakes

Flemington to Suit Sofia Rosa in Makybe Diva Stakes

9 Sep, 2016

New Zealand jockey Danielle Johnson believes the Flemington track in Melbourne will suit ATC Oaks winner Sofia Rosa who she travels over to ride in Saturday’s Makybe Diva Stakes.

Sofia Rosa looks well suited to Flemington where she runs in the Makybe Diva Stakes second-up this weekend. Photo: Steve Hart.

Johnson has partnered Stephen Marsh’s …

Dunn Going Forward on Entirely Platinum in Makybe Diva

Dunn Going Forward on Entirely Platinum in Makybe Diva

8 Sep, 2016

Jockey Dwayne Dunn is predicting Entirely Platinum to “land close” and travel up on the speed in Saturday’s Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington Racecourse.

Last year’s third-placegetter Entirely Platinum is back for a second shot in the Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday. Photo: Steve Hart.

Twelve months ago the Hawkes Racing-trained Entirely …