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Durendal Chases Hat-Trick in Standish Handicap

Durendal Chases Hat-Trick in Standish Handicap

29 Dec, 2015

Local Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra-trained Durendal will chase a hat trick of Victorian wins when he lines-up in the feature race of New Year’s Day at Flemington Racecourse, the $150,000 Group 3 Standish Handicap (1200m).

In-form Durendal chases three straight wins in the Standish Handicap at Flemington Racecourse this Friday in Melbourne. Photo: Adrienne …

Standish Handicap Winner Runs Circles Around Favourites

Standish Handicap Winner Runs Circles Around Favourites

2 Jan, 2015

The Danny O’Brien-trained local track and distance specialist Decircles upset the two top fancies in Thursday’s Standish Handicap to score his maiden Group 3 victory.

Decircles continued his good record over the 1200m at Flemington with a New Year’s Day win in the Standish Handicap. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

After running down the leader …

Distillation Smart Chance in Bagot Handicap

Distillation Smart Chance in Bagot Handicap

31 Dec, 2014

Young Morphettville-based horseman Nick Smart is hoping a trip to Melbourne for Thursday’s Bagot Handicap reaps rewards with his stable ace Distillation.

Lord Reims Stakes winner Distillation is in Melbourne for Thursday’s Bagot Handicap at Flemington on New Year’s Day. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

Smart has been training in his own right for just 18 months …

Kareeming to be Tested at Flemington

Kareeming to be Tested at Flemington

19 Dec, 2014

Four-year-old Kareeming has won four of his ten career starts and placed in another two, however the gelding has yet to be tested beyond a Benchmark 70 level race.

Damian Lane will be aboard Kareeming for the fourth straight time on Saturday in the Comic Court Handicap. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

All that will change …