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Legendary Stallion Zabeel Passes Away

Legendary Stallion Zabeel Passes Away

26 Sep, 2015

Legendary stallion Zabeel passed away at Cambridge Stud in New Zealand overnight at 29 years of age.

Preferment delivered Zabeel his 144th Group 1 victory as a stallion in the 2014 Victoria Derby. Photo by: Sarah Ebbett

Zabeel was a very talented horse on the racetrack and he won the 1990 edition of the Group …

The BMW 2015: Quick Back-Up No Issue For Silent Achiever

The BMW 2015: Quick Back-Up No Issue For Silent Achiever

25 Mar, 2015

Silent Achiever will have her second race start in the space of the week when she contests the 2015 The BMW at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday and trainer Roger James believes that the quick back-up may actually be a positive for his star mare.

Silent Achiever will defend her title in the 2015 The BMW …

Beadman Named Darley Assistant Trainer

Beadman Named Darley Assistant Trainer

13 May, 2014

Darley have officially announced that former jockey Darren Beadman has taken up a role as assistant trainer to John O’Shea.

Darren Beadman will play a key role assisting John O'Shea for the Darley racing operation. Photo by: Taron Clarke

Beadman’s exceptional riding career ended after he suffered a life-threatening fall during a barrier trial in …

Complacent Set For Triple Crown Tilt

Complacent Set For Triple Crown Tilt

2 Jan, 2014

Trainer Peter Snowden has revealed that 2013 Spring Champion Stakes winner Complacent has been set for a tilt at the three-year-old Triple Crown during the 2014 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Complacent will start his 2014 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival campaign in the Hobartville Stakes. Photo by: Steve Hart

Last year It’s A Dundeel became the …

Legendary Sire Zabeel Retired

Legendary Sire Zabeel Retired

17 Dec, 2013

Dominant stallion Zabeel has been retired from stud duties after an amazing 22 year career in which he sired some of the greatest stayers in New Zealand and Australia.

Gondokoro was the last son of Zabeel to win a Group 1 race in Australia, taking out the Queensland Oaks earlier this year. Photo by: Daniel …

It’s A Dundeel in for a dog fight in the 2013 Cox Plate

It’s A Dundeel in for a dog fight in the 2013 Cox Plate

25 Oct, 2013

Jockey James McDonald is hoping the 2013 Cox Plate turns into a dog fight because he knows his mount It’s A Dundeel has all the qualities to come out the victor.

It's a Dundeel, blue and gold, working at Moonee Valley trackwork. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

It’s A Dundeel, the reigning favourite for …

Hioctdane to run out distance in South Australian Derby

Hioctdane to run out distance in South Australian Derby

29 Apr, 2013

Richard Jolly is confident that his three year old Hioctdane will run out a strong 2500m in the this week’s Group 1 $500,000 Centrebet South Australian Derby at Morphettville after scoring a runaway win last Saturday.

Hioctdane scoring a a runaway win in the Chairman's Veolia Stakes at Morphettville. Photo by Jenny Barnes.

Hioctdane surprised …

Team Hawkes to train Black Caviar’s $5m half-brother

Team Hawkes to train Black Caviar’s $5m half-brother

12 Apr, 2013

BC3 Thoroughbreds will confirm tomorrow during the Channel 7 coverage of Australian Derby Day at Randwick that Team Hawkes, headed by master trainer John Hawkes will prepare the $5 million half-brother to Black Caviar.

$5m half-brother to Black Caviar (above) is to be trained by Team Hawkes. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

A new …

All Too Hard to back up in Australian Guineas

All Too Hard to back up in Australian Guineas

25 Feb, 2013

Glamour colt All Too Hard will take his place in Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington backing up just seven days after beating the older horses at weight for age at Caulfield last weekend.

3yo All Too Hard beats the older horses in the Futurity Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Bruno Cannatelli.…

All Too Hard to rise to greater heights

All Too Hard to rise to greater heights

4 Feb, 2013

Team Hawkes co-trainer Wayne Hawkes expects glamour three year old All Too Hard to rise to the grand heights of two of the greatest racehorse to go through their stables, Octagonal and Lonhro.

All Too Hard will resume racing on Saturday in the CF Orr Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia.

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