News About: Robert Smerdon

Oak Door to Take Place in Australian Guineas Field

Oak Door to Take Place in Australian Guineas Field

27 Feb, 2017

Trainer Robert Smerdon has confirmed that classy last-start winner Oak Door will take his position in the 2017 Australian Guineas field at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday.

Oak Door will line up in the 2017 Australian Guineas field at Flemington on Saturday. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Oak Door has experienced something of a meteoric rise to …

Blue Diamond Stakes an Option for Prelude C&G Winner Property

Blue Diamond Stakes an Option for Prelude C&G Winner Property

11 Feb, 2017

Connections are weighing up the option to pay a late entry fee into the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes for Property, after the talented colt held off Pariah to win the Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude C&G (1100m) at Caulfield this afternoon.

Property produced a strong turn of foot to win the Blue Diamond Prelude C&G …

Oak Door is the 2017 Autumn Stakes Winner

Oak Door is the 2017 Autumn Stakes Winner

11 Feb, 2017

Three-year-old Oak Door has made a successful transition to black type company at Caulfield Racecourse this afternoon; leading from start to finish to take out the Group 2 Autumn Stakes (1400m).

Oak Door recorded a gutsy win in this afternoon’s Autumn Stakes at Caulfield. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Oak Door’s chances of winning the Autumn …

Property needs to win C&G Blue Diamond Prelude to pay late entry

Property needs to win C&G Blue Diamond Prelude to pay late entry

9 Feb, 2017

The well fancied Property needs to win the Group 3 $200,000 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday for connections to pay a late entry fee for the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes two weeks later.

Property, above, will have to win the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Prelude for connections yo pay the late …

Blue Diamond Stakes start for Property not confirmed

Blue Diamond Stakes start for Property not confirmed

27 Jan, 2017

Connections will have to pay a $55,000 late entry fee if they want their two year old Property to run in the Group 1 $1.5m Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on February 25.

Blue Diamond Preview winner Property, above, will need a late entry fee to be paid if he is to run …

Wide barrier not a worry for Luna Rossa in the Telegraph

Wide barrier not a worry for Luna Rossa in the Telegraph

20 Jan, 2017

Cambridge trainer Murray Baker doesn’t expect a wide barrier will affect the chances of Luna Rossa when she resumes in the  Group 1 NZ$250,000 JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m) at Trentham in New Zealand on Saturday.

Luna Rossa will take on Odyssey Moon, above, in the Telegraph at Trentham. Photo by Steve Hart.

Baker, …

Odyssey Moon still in the betting despite wide barrier in Telegraph

Odyssey Moon still in the betting despite wide barrier in Telegraph

19 Jan, 2017

Victorian sprinter Odyssey Moon is still at single digit odds in the betting despite drawing a wide barrier in the Group 1 NZ$250,000 JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m) at Trentham in New Zealand on Saturday.

Odyssey Moon, above, has drawn a horror barrier in the Telegraph at Trentham in New Zealand. Photo by Ultimate …

Odyssey Moon Ready for New Zealand Group 1 Assignment

Odyssey Moon Ready for New Zealand Group 1 Assignment

17 Jan, 2017

Trainer Robert Smerdon has revealed that Odyssey Moon is a picture of health after arriving in New Zealand ahead of his run in Saturday’s Group 1 Telegraph Handicap (1200m) at Trentham.

Odyssey Moon will take his place in Saturday’s Group 1 Telegraph at Trentham. Photo: Steve Hart

Odyssey Moon returned to racing with a lacklustre …

Kevin Heffernan Stakes distance right for Under The Louvre

Kevin Heffernan Stakes distance right for Under The Louvre

9 Nov, 2016

Trainer Robert Smerdon considers the 1300m of the Group 3 $150,000 Kevin Heffernan Stakes at Sandown on Saturday is the right distance for his Group 1 winning sprinter Under The Louvre.

The 1300m of the Kevin Heffernan Stakes will suit Under The Louvre, above. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

Smerdon deliberately bypassed the sprints down the …

Nemrud early favourite in capacity Geelong Classic field

Nemrud early favourite in capacity Geelong Classic field

17 Oct, 2016

The John O‘Shea trained Nemrud has been installed the early favourite for the Listed $120,000 Emsley Lodge Geelong Classic (2200m) at Geelong on Wednesday.

James McDonald, above, will ride Nemrud in the Geelong Classic at Geelong. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Sixteen three year olds plus four emergencies made up the final field for the Geelong …