News About: Rocket Man

Lord Kanaloa’s World Rating To Rise Significantly

Lord Kanaloa’s World Rating To Rise Significantly

12 Dec, 2013

Racing Victoria Chief Handicapper Greg Carpenter, Australia’s representative on the World Thoroughbred Rankings Panel, has confirmed that Japanese sprinter Lord Kanaloa’s international rating figure will rise significantly after his dominant victory in the Group 1 Hong Kong Sprint(1200m) at Sha Tin last Sunday.

Lord Kanaloa will finish 2013 as one of the top five ranked …

Green Birdie given one more chance for Vasil

Green Birdie given one more chance for Vasil

12 Jul, 2012

Melbourne trainer Tony Vasil has given international galloper Green Birdie one more chance to prove his worth when he lines up in the Listed $100,000 Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Vasil is not worried that Green Birdie has drawn the outside in the field of sixteen at his first start in …

Black Caviar’s timeform rating raised to 136

Black Caviar’s timeform rating raised to 136

15 Mar, 2012

Timeform has raised super mare Black Caviar’s rating from 135 to 136 as a result of Hay List winning the Group 1 $1m Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m)  at Flemington last Saturday.

Black Caviar had beaten Hay List by one and three quarter lengths in the Group 1 $750,000 Coolmore Lightning Stakes at Flemington on February …

Hong Kong Sprint trainers’ last word

Hong Kong Sprint trainers’ last word

11 Dec, 2011

The calls for Rocket Man ($4) to take on Black Caviar died quickly after the Singapore star lowered it colours in the Sprinters Stakes at Nakayama in Japan two starts back.

The winner of 18 of his 23 starts can redeem in the A$1.8m Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) at Sha Tin today but it won’t …

Rocket Man Ready For Hong Kong Sprint Revenge

Rocket Man Ready For Hong Kong Sprint Revenge

17 Nov, 2011

Rocket Man is well on his way to winning the Group 1 Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin next month after posting a victory in the Kranji Stakes last Friday night.

The international sprinting star is out for revenge in Hong Kong after being beaten by a nose in last year’s edition by JJ The …

Aussies Perform On World Stage This Weekend

Aussies Perform On World Stage This Weekend

26 Sep, 2011

Permission has been granted by the Hong Kong Jockey Club for Australian Jockeys Tye Angland and Brett Prebble to be absent from Hong Kong in order to partner Green Birdie and Lucky Nine respectively in the Sprinters Stakes (G1) scheduled to be conducted at Nakayama Racecourse, Tokyo on Sunday, 2 October 2011.

The Sprinters Stakes …

Rocket Man Earns Sprinter’s Stakes Start In Japan

Rocket Man Earns Sprinter’s Stakes Start In Japan

29 Aug, 2011

He may not be journeying to Australia to take on Black Caviar in the Patinack Farm Classic in November, but Rocket Man has made a magnificent return to racing at his home track of Kranji last night.

The six-year-old gelding topped off two dominant barrier trials earlier this month with a five-length win over his …

Rocket Man Pulls Out Of Black Caviar Match Race

Rocket Man Pulls Out Of Black Caviar Match Race

1 Aug, 2011

Black Caviar (pictured) will no longer face Rocket Man in the Patinack Farm Classic

Singapore sprint champion Rocket Man will bypass his sceduled Patinack Farm Classic run after it was established he would have to spend too much time in quarantine.

The long-awaited clash between super mare Black Caviar and Rocket Man is now off …

Patinack Farm Classic Is Rocket Man’s Priority

Patinack Farm Classic Is Rocket Man’s Priority

6 Jul, 2011

While Racing Victoria is concerned that a possible trip to Japan for Rocket Man in October would put an end to his Patinack Farm Classic appearance the next month, the horse’s trainer remains adamant the Australian race is their first priority.

The Singapore-based champion has had the $1 million race on his radar for some …

Rocket Man To Meet Black Caviar In Japan

Rocket Man To Meet Black Caviar In Japan

5 Jul, 2011

Black Caviar (pictured) could face Rocket Man in the Sprinter's Stakes in Japan

Rocket Man has been confirmed as a definite starter in the Group 1 Sprinter’s Stakes in Japan on October 2.

Owner Fred Crabbia verified that the talented Rocket Man would go to the $A 2.3 million race at Nakayama in the hope …