News About: Newcastle

Ortensia to push ahead to York

Ortensia to push ahead to York

16 Jul, 2012

Trainer Paul Messara will push ahead to York with Ortensia after the mare ran a much improved race on a heavy track in the Group 1 £400,000 Darley July Cup (1200m) at Newmarket on Saturday.

The Group 1 £250,000 The Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (5 furlongs) at York on August 24 is part of the British …

Provincial Clubs Clash Over NSW Scheduling

Provincial Clubs Clash Over NSW Scheduling

14 Feb, 2012

Racing NSW faces some fierce debate over the coming weeks and months with more and more clubs staking claim to the lucrative Saturday meetings.

Wyong, Gosford and Hawkesbury are all pushing more a bigger share of the pie with Newcastle and Kembla Grange the main two under threat.

The success of the Hawkesbury standalone Saturday …

He’s Remarkable Locks In Newcastle Newmarket

He’s Remarkable Locks In Newcastle Newmarket

24 Jan, 2012

The Newcastle Newmarket Handicap has been confirmed as the first up test for kiwi star He’s Remarkable as he prepares for a crucial autumn carnival.

The horse showed at the end of the spring that he was in career best form but had his Group 1 snatched away in the cruellest of fashions.

He was …

Newcastle Gets Green Light For Boxing Day

Newcastle Gets Green Light For Boxing Day

15 Dec, 2011

The troubles at Newcastle’s Broadmeadow surface appear to be over with stewards and jockeys declaring the track good to go.

While a final decision won’t be made until after two more trials on Monday it looks as if the Newcastle Jockey Club will be able to keep their Boxing Day meeting.

The track has been …

Newcastle On Track For Boxing Day Meet

Newcastle On Track For Boxing Day Meet

30 Nov, 2011

The Boss of Racing NSW, Peter V’Landys, has assured punters that the racing surface at Newcastle can get back to a fair and safe standard.

He’s also said it’s workable that this be done before the annual Boxing Day Meeting that is one of the most profitable all year.

The track was closed back on …

Munce’s Mares To Make Impact At Newcastle

Munce’s Mares To Make Impact At Newcastle

15 Sep, 2011

Essence Of Success might be suited better to the Newcastle track

Chris Munce continues to rack up the frequent flyer miles early in the spring, this time it’s Newcastle where he picks up a handy book of rides and some genuine winning chances.

His two main ones are in the main events as well, the …

Is This Australia’s Most Overqualified Maiden?

Is This Australia’s Most Overqualified Maiden?

15 Sep, 2011

It’s rare for a horse to have five starts without a win yet be hyped so much before its next run, especially when that run is at Group 3 level against a proven field.

Such is the story of Strike The Stars though that the Anthony Cummings trained racehorse shapes as one of the stories …

Waller Drops Bombshell On The Verminator

Waller Drops Bombshell On The Verminator

15 Sep, 2011

Chris Waller has no hope for The Verminator in the Newcastle Cup because of the firm track

In one of the more extraordinary interviews to be conducted in recent memory Chris Waller has effectively shelved his hopes of a win for The Verminator in today’s Newcastle Cup.

Talking earlier this morning Waller conceded that if …

Cummings To Build Spring With Newcastle Cup

Cummings To Build Spring With Newcastle Cup

15 Sep, 2011

Tamanu Park could give the Bar Cummings stable a boost in the Newcastle Cup

Bart Cummings didn’t enjoy the most prosperous period of training last season and he’s battling a fair bit of pressure leading into this spring.

Some are saying the Cup’s king may not even field a runner in Melbourne and many are …

Snowden Takes Double Chance To Newcastle

Snowden Takes Double Chance To Newcastle

14 Sep, 2011

Ambidexter is one of two Peter Snowden horses in the Spring Stakes

Peter Snowden is the only trainer with dual acceptors in today’s Spring Stakes and in such a small competitive field the two runners could prove invaluable.

His headline act is Ambidexter, a colt on a two race winning streak with plenty of upside …