News About: Niwot

Magnapal’s Caulfield Cup Odds Continue To Lengthen

Magnapal’s Caulfield Cup Odds Continue To Lengthen

16 Oct, 2015

Magnapal is out to 2015 Caulfield Cup odds of $51, but jockey Dean Yendall is holding out hope that the tough stayer can record a fairy-tale win in the Group 1 event this weekend.

Magnapal has recorded three wins from four starts during the 2015 Spring Racing Carnival. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

Yendall was …

Forward Melbourne Cup Field Position For Signoff

Forward Melbourne Cup Field Position For Signoff

3 Nov, 2014

Signoff has snuck into the 2014 Melbourne Cup field with just 51 kilograms and trainer Darren Weir expects that jockey Joao Moreira will attempt to take advantage of the light weight by pressing forward on the progressing stayer in the early stages of the Group 1 event at Flemington on Saturday.

Signoff secured a place …

Hawkes Not Worried About 2014 Melbourne Cup Start For La Amistad

Hawkes Not Worried About 2014 Melbourne Cup Start For La Amistad

30 Oct, 2014

La Amistad will earn a place in the 2014 Melbourne Cup field if she wins the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) at Flemington on Saturday, but co-trainer Wayne Hawkes has revealed that he would not be particularly worried if the promising mare missed ‘the race that stops a nation’ next Tuesday.

La Amistad needs to …

Melbourne Cup The Spring Goal For La Amistad

Melbourne Cup The Spring Goal For La Amistad

23 Jul, 2014

The 2014 Melbourne Cup will be the spring target for La Amistad, but co-trainer Wayne Hawkes admits that the progressive stayer will need to do everything right during the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival to qualify for the Group 1 event at Flemington on November 4.

La Amistad scored her maiden black type win in the …

Maluckyday To Return To The Races In City Tattersalls Club Handicap

Maluckyday To Return To The Races In City Tattersalls Club Handicap

18 Oct, 2013

Veteran stayer Maluckyday will return to the races, under the care of new trainer Joseph Pride, in the City Tattersalls Club Handicap (1400m) at Royal Randwick tomorrow.

Joseph Pride is hopeful that Maluckyday can return to the form that saw him finish second behind Americain in the Melbourne Cup. Photo by: Taron Clarke

Maluckyday has …

My Quest For Peace To Have Runs Spaced This Spring

My Quest For Peace To Have Runs Spaced This Spring

20 Aug, 2013

Peter Moody-trained My Quest For Peace will have his runs spaced during the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival in an attempt to buck the trend of the progeny of Galileo performing poorly in Australia.

My Quest For Peace is set to resume in the Memsie Stakes before contesting the Underwood Stakes and the Cox Plate. Photo …

Australian Staying Ranks Get Thinner

Australian Staying Ranks Get Thinner

30 Apr, 2013

The much-maligned Australian staying ranks have become even thinner with the retirement of Team Hawkes-trained veteran Niwot.

Niwot has been retired. Photo by: Steve Hart.

The eight-year-old was retired following his eighth-place finish in Saturday’s Sydney Cup and could soon be joined by stablemate Maluckyday.

Hawkes will discuss Maluckyday’s future with owner Nick Moratis but …

Niwot Heads Strong Canberra Cup Field

Niwot Heads Strong Canberra Cup Field

7 Mar, 2013

ACT racing fans are in for a treat this weekend with some well-known gallopers, including two Group 1 winners, named in a strong field for Sunday’s Listed $200,000 Canberra Cup(2000m).

Sydney Cup winner Niwot heads a strong Canberra Cup field. Photo: Steve Hart.

Thirteen horses will line up in the Canberra staying feature including Sydney …

Australian Guineas still on the agenda for All Too Hard

Australian Guineas still on the agenda for All Too Hard

18 Feb, 2013

An Australian Guineas start is still on the agenda for star three year old All Too Hard if he pulls up well after the Group 1 $500,000 Cathay Pacific Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

All Too Hard to take on the older horses at WFA again in the Futurity Stakes. Photo by Race …

Southern Speed out, Kelinni in final 2012 Melbourne Cup field

Southern Speed out, Kelinni in final 2012 Melbourne Cup field

3 Nov, 2012

The early morning withdrawal of last year’s Caulfield Cup winner Southern Speed and the inclusion of  The Lexus Stakes winner Kelinni has only made minor adjustment to the makeup of the field for the 2012 Group 1 $6m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday.

Lexus Stakes winner Kelinni is in the Melbourne Cup …