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Conditions to Suit Lauterbrunnen in Rockhampton Newmarket

Conditions to Suit Lauterbrunnen in Rockhampton Newmarket

23 Jun, 2016

Trainer Robert Heathcote is confident Lauterbrunnen will be well suited to the conditions when he lines up for the Rockhampton Newmarket Handicap (1300m) this afternoon.

Lauterbrunnen will line up for the Rockhampton Newmarket this afternoon. Photo: Daniel Costello

Lauterbrunnen has been a consistent and competitive performer for Heathcote through thirty-two career starts since debuting to …

Suspension Spells Retirement For Queensland Trainer

Suspension Spells Retirement For Queensland Trainer

12 Aug, 2011

Darryl Hansen is considering abandoning his training career all together after Racing Queensland handed him a six month suspension and a $10,000 fine after two of his horses tested positive to prohibited substances.

The trainer was suspended for six months after he was found guilty of presenting Hussonator to race with elevated TCO2 (bicarb) levels.…

Shafeeq Armed With Inside Draw In Newmarket

Shafeeq Armed With Inside Draw In Newmarket

23 Jun, 2011

Matthew Tremble will send his talented gelding Shafeeq to the XXXX Gold Newmarket Open Handicap at Rockhampton later today.

The three-year-old is set to start the race as favourite, with the Refuse To Bend gelding having won his last three starts by a combined 10 lengths.

“We couldn’t be happier,” Tremble said of Shaffeq.

“He’s …

Patience and Passivity May Just Pay Off For Wakefield

Patience and Passivity May Just Pay Off For Wakefield

23 Jun, 2011

Jockey Chris Munce will ride Passivity at Rockhampton today

Doomben trainer Brian Wakefield has travelled his three-year-old gelding Passivity to Rockhampton for the Judy Doyle Memorial Plate at Callaghan Park Racecourse today.

Passivity placed second in his only previous start, finishing just half a length behind the leader after a tough run.

Wakefield is confident …