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Red Shift to give James first Queensland Derby

Red Shift to give James first Queensland Derby

8 Jun, 2012

New stable acquisition Red Shift could be the horse to give New Zealand trainer Roger James his first Group 1 $500,000 Channel Seven Queensland Derby (2400m) at Eagle Farm tomorrow.

James has been a long time visitor to Queensland for the Winter Carnival with lots of success but is yet to take home the Derby …

New Zealand Derby start in doubt for Silent Achiever

New Zealand Derby start in doubt for Silent Achiever

1 Mar, 2012

New Zealand trainer Roger James will not commit to a start for his star filly Silent Achiever at Ellerslie on Saturday because of the prospect of a heavy track.

Silent Achiever is the $2.80 favourite for the Group 1 NZ$750,000 Telecom New Zealand Derby (2400m) but James said he was reluctant to start his filly …

Browne returns to New Zealand for first ride in ten years

Browne returns to New Zealand for first ride in ten years

1 Mar, 2012

Oakleigh Plate winning jockey Damian Browne is returning home to New Zealand on Saturday to team up with his old boss Peter Williams at Hastings.

Browne is coming off a rare Group 1 winning weekend when he partnered Woorim to win the $400,000 Sportingbet Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield to give Brisbane trainer Robert Heathcote …

Queensland Oaks winner Scarlett Lady back in action

Queensland Oaks winner Scarlett Lady back in action

3 Feb, 2012

Queensland Oaks winner Scarlett Lady is set to start a late summer program when she resumes racing in New Zealand on Monday.

Scarlett Lady, who hasn’t raced since September last year when unplaced in the Group 1 Underwood Stakes, will run in the $45,000 Listed Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes (1600m) at the Wairarapa meeting at Tauherenikau.…

Overseas Clubs Want To Feel The Force

Overseas Clubs Want To Feel The Force

24 Jan, 2012

In a nice change from his Hong Kong snub at the end of the year Atomic Force is now commanding a host of international attention.

Contact has been made from Singapore and even Royal Ascot in the UK as the gelding cashes in on his Group 1 Railway Stakes victory in New Zealand.

Trainer Darren …

Picky Nash Finding Select Success

Picky Nash Finding Select Success

19 Jan, 2012

Nash Rawiller is in sensational form of late but at first glance to the jockey’s premiership you wouldn’t know it.

Rawiller topped last season’s standings in Sydney but this time around things haven’t worked out quite the same way.

It’s not that he’s riding poorly, simply that he hasn’t had the number of rides he’s …

No Force For Mufhasa But Maybe Some Caviar

No Force For Mufhasa But Maybe Some Caviar

19 Jan, 2012

Mufhasa (who races in Australia as King Mufhasa) will not run in this weekend’s Telegraph Handicap robbing New Zealand of what would have been a fantastic matchup against Aussie gelding Atomic Force.

The dual Group 1 winner is in tremendous form coming off his Railway Stakes victory and a showdown with New Zealand’s greatest sprinter …

Don’t Forget He’s Remarkable Will Be Back

Don’t Forget He’s Remarkable Will Be Back

19 Jan, 2012

It’s easy to get stuck in the past with He’s Remarkable given the Railway Stakes appeal continues to hang over his head.

In fact that issue will again become big news next Tuesday when a hearing is held to determine whether or not the team have leave to appeal.

For those that missed it He’s …

First Kiwi Threat Hits Melbourne In 2012

First Kiwi Threat Hits Melbourne In 2012

18 Jan, 2012

We were no stranger to success from New Zealand raiders in 2011 with the likes of Scarlett Lady at times dominating the best we could throw at them.

A man who is hoping to replicate that success in 2012 is Don Sellwood and once again it will be in the three year old filly ranks.…

Dream Draw For Atomic Force In NZ

Dream Draw For Atomic Force In NZ

18 Jan, 2012

Atomic Force has drawn prime for this weekend’s Group 1 Telegraph Handicap in New Zealand, the Aussie gelding coming up with gate four.

It’s exactly what trainer Darren Smith had been praying for all week as he looks for back to back Group 1 victories across the ditch.

In even better news for Atomic Force …