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McGruddy to miss C B Cox Stakes after trial fall

McGruddy to miss C B Cox Stakes after trial fall

18 Dec, 2012

Trainer Grant Williams is looking for a new rider for Battle Emblem in the Group 2 $225,000 LD Total – C.B. Cox Stakes (2100m) at Ascot on Saturday after jockey Shaun McGruddy was injured in a Lark Hill barrier trial on Monday.

McGruddy will be sidelined for up to twelve weeks with a fractured left …

Moreira to ride in Kingston Town Classic

Moreira to ride in Kingston Town Classic

26 Nov, 2012

Singapore sensation Joao Moreira has been called up to ride Peth filly Fuddle Dee Duddle in the Group 1 $500,000 GR Engineering Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot in two weeks.

Trainer Lindsey Smith has decided to step Fuddle Dee Duddle up to weight for age company after the filly performed well against for own …

A Perth Cup start in doubt for Mr Moet

A Perth Cup start in doubt for Mr Moet

26 Nov, 2012

A Perth Cup start for Mr Moet is in jeopardy after the five year old caused an upset win in the Group 1 $1m Carlton Draught-Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot last Saturday.

Leading Perth trainer Adam Durrant had originally set Mr Moet for the Group 2 $500,000 Golden River Developments Perth Cup (2400m) at Ascot …

Barakey ready to take on best in the east

Barakey ready to take on best in the east

26 Nov, 2012

Trainer Jim Taylor is ready to take on the best sprinters in the eastern states with his unbeaten stable star Barakey after taking out the Group 1 $500,000 Crown Perth-Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot last Saturday.

Barakey took his winning sequence to eleven from eleven after stepping up to Group 1 for the first time …

Ranger to take on Luckygray in Railway Stakes

Ranger to take on Luckygray in Railway Stakes

23 Nov, 2012

While Luckygray is the sentimental favourite and the bookie’s pick for tomorrow’s Group 1 $1m Carlton Draught-Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot, local rival Ranger is right in the firing line according to trainer Grant Williams.

Luckygray is looking to for back to back wins in the Railway Stakes after gaining last year’s decision on protest …

Pinwheel gets all clear for Winterbottom Stakes

Pinwheel gets all clear for Winterbottom Stakes

21 Nov, 2012

Trainer Peter Snowden has given the all clear for Pinwheel to run in Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 Crown Perth-Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot even though the seven year old missed the Breakfast With The Stars trackwork session yesterday.

Trainer Peter Snowden is confident Pinwheel will be fit to run in the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes. …

Barakey faces tough test in Winterbottom Stakes

Barakey faces tough test in Winterbottom Stakes

21 Nov, 2012

Western Australia’s latest sprinting sensation Barakey faces his toughest test to date when he lines in the Group 1 $500,000 Crown Perth-Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday.

And trainer Jim Taylor didn’t hide his disappointment when Barakey drew the outside barrier of ten in the weight for age sprint this weekend.

“I was shattered …

Yosei draws outside gate in Railway Stakes

Yosei draws outside gate in Railway Stakes

21 Nov, 2012

Group 1 winning mare Yosei’s racing pattern won’t be changed after drawing the outside barrier in the Group 1 $1m Carlton Draught-Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on Saturday.

Yosei has drawn the outside barrer 18 for the Railway Stakes. Photo by: Taron Clarke

Yosei will jump from gate sixteen after coming up with eighteen in …

Snowden looking for first Perth Group 1

Snowden looking for first Perth Group 1

12 Nov, 2012

Fresh from a Group 1 win on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Darley trainer Peter Snowden is sending a small team to Perth for the Summer Carnival in search of his first Group 1 success in Western Australia.

Pinwheel will target the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes. Photo by: Steve Hart

Even though …