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Caloundra Cup Likely for Raw Impulse

Caloundra Cup Likely for Raw Impulse

31 May, 2016

Raw Impulse was unable to justify his resounding favouritism in his black type debut last weekend, but will likely be given another chance to display his quality in a race like the Listed Caloundra Cup (2400m) on the Sunshine Coast on July 2nd.

Raw Impulse will likely contest the Listed Caloundra Cup in …

Tanby scores sentimental win for Williams in Zipping Classic

Tanby scores sentimental win for Williams in Zipping Classic

17 Nov, 2012

Prominent owner Lloyd Williams scored a sentimental win with Tanby taking out the Group 2 $350,000 Deadly Design Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sportingbet Sandown Park today.

Tanby wins the Zipping Classic for owner Lloyd Williams. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

The Zipping Classic was named after Williams’ top line galloper Zipping and after winning …

Oliver to reunite with Manighar in Queen Elizabeth

Oliver to reunite with Manighar in Queen Elizabeth

23 Apr, 2012

Jockey Damien Oliver is looking for a belated win on weight for age king Manighar when he reunites with the six year old in the Group 1 $500,000 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Jockey Damien Oliver will ride Manighar in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes - photo (c) Steve Hart

Oliver replaces Peter …

Hayes puts his judgement to the test with Americain

Hayes puts his judgement to the test with Americain

8 Mar, 2012

Trainer David Hayes is putting his judgement to the test and believes his imported stayer Americain has the right credentials to win first over 2000m.

Americain has only ever won over a shorter distance on one occasion and that was his first start in race over 1400m at Chantilly in 2007.

But Hayes is confident …

Americain just the best in 2011 Zipping Classic

Americain just the best in 2011 Zipping Classic

12 Nov, 2011

Americain wins the Zipping Classic at Sandown

No firm plans have been made about the future of star stayer Americain who toyed with a small field to win the 2011 Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown Hillside today.

Part owner Kevin Bamford said he will sit down with fellow owner Gerry Ryan and nut …

How tough is Americain?

How tough is Americain?

9 Nov, 2011

Anyone who watched the past two Melbourne Cups would not doubt the ability of Americain after a  2010 Cup win and an unlucky fourth this year.

But going into Saturday’s Zipping Classic (2400m) the next question is how tough is Americain?

It is a good thing they re-named the Sandown Classic after the great Zipping …

Manighar working well for Zipping Classic

Manighar working well for Zipping Classic

8 Nov, 2011

One can always rely on Manighar to finish top six and nearly assuredly not win the race.

Manighar hasn’t won since October 2009 but since has had 14 starts and has finished in the top six in 12 of them.

Even trainer Luca Cumani is now saying he lacks the killer punch but he continues …

Sadler Madly Chasing Success For $1M Sister

Sadler Madly Chasing Success For $1M Sister

13 Sep, 2011

Sister Madly is targeting a Group 1 win

John Sadler took it as quite an achievement when he picked up Sister Madly to his stables, the ex Anthony Cummings racehorse valued at a million dollars in the auction ring.

The purchase was made by Edinburgh Park Syndicate and Sadler was given the keys with instructions …

Lloyd William’s Zipping Retired

Lloyd William’s Zipping Retired

3 Aug, 2011

Dual Group 1 winner and four time Sandown Classic champ Zipping has been retired from racing

Lloyd Williams has announced that crowd favourite Zipping has been retired after failing to recover from a leg injury he sustained during the autumn carnival.

The ten-year-old gelding was notably absent from the Cox Plate and Caulfield Cup nominations …

Caulfield & Melbourne Cup Not On For Heidilicious

Caulfield & Melbourne Cup Not On For Heidilicious

12 Jul, 2011

The hugely promising Melbourne based filly Heidilicious will not be seen contesting the Cup’s circuit in Victoria during the spring carnival.

The John Sadler trained rising four-year old was one of the major talking points coming out of the Brisbane Winter Carnival even though she never managed to win a race.

She’s only had the …