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Gordon Lord Byron To Race During The Championships

Gordon Lord Byron To Race During The Championships

30 Jan, 2014

Ian McKay has confirmed that talented sprinter Gordon Lord Byron will make the trip to Australia for The Championships during the 2014 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Gordon Lord Byron finished fourth behind Glorious Days in the 2013 Hong Kong Mile at Sha Tin in December. Photo by: Daniel Costello

McKay, CEO of The Championships, said …

Moore takes over the reins on Sea Siren

Moore takes over the reins on Sea Siren

21 Jun, 2013

Trainer John O’Shea feels confident handing over the reins to top English jockey Ryan Moore when he legs him up onto Sea Siren before the running of the Group 1 £500,000 The Diamond Jubilee Stakes (6 furlongs) at Royal Ascot tomorrow.

John O'Shea says that Sea Siren is ready for the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at …

Shea Shea hardest to beat in King’s Stand Stakes

Shea Shea hardest to beat in King’s Stand Stakes

17 Jun, 2013

Flemington trainer Danny O’Brien agrees with market framers that South African gallop Shea Shea is the hardest for Shamexpress to beat in the Group 1 £350,000 The King’s Stand Stakes (5 furlongs) at Royal Ascot tomorrow.

Shamexpress winning the 2013 Newmarket Handicap at Flemington. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

Shamexpress with Craig Newitt to ride again, …

Overnight rain to guarantee wet track at Newmarket

Overnight rain to guarantee wet track at Newmarket

13 Jul, 2012

Overnight rain will guarantee a very wet racing surface at Newmarket tomorrow but trainer Paul Messara is committed to start his stable star Ortensia in the Group 1 £400,000 Darley July Cup (1200m).

Ortensia will run in the July Cup - photo © Taron Clarke

While Messara is prepared to accept that Ortensia isn’t at …

English trainer James Fanshawe ready to take on Black Caviar

English trainer James Fanshawe ready to take on Black Caviar

13 Jun, 2012

English trainer James Fanshawe is not ready to concede to Black Caviar even though the unbeaten Australian sprinter is firming in the betting and is as short as 1-3 in some betting shops.

Black Caviar will take on the James Fanshawe-trained Society Rock in the Diamond Jubliee - photo © Taron Clarke

Fanshawe will saddle …

The Cheka to take on Black Caviar at Royal Ascot

The Cheka to take on Black Caviar at Royal Ascot

17 May, 2012

English trainer Eve Johnson Houghton is keen to line up The Cheka against super mare Black Caviar at Royal Ascot after finishing second in the Group 2 Duke Of York Stakes (1200m) at York in England yesterday.

But even tough she considers her charge to be a top line sprinter, she has no illusions of …

Patinack Farm Classic Nominations Reveal Clash Of Sprinting Stars

Patinack Farm Classic Nominations Reveal Clash Of Sprinting Stars

20 Sep, 2011

43 horses have been nominated for the Patinack Farm Classic, including sprint queen Black Caviar

A total of 43 horses have been nominated to take on the might of Black Caviar in this year’s $1 million Patinack Farm Classicat Flemington on November 5.

Peter Snowden’s Sepoy and Anthony Cumming’s Smart Missile are amongst the horses …

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 …

Star Witness Set To Tackle Next Month’s July Cup

Star Witness Set To Tackle Next Month’s July Cup

20 Jun, 2011

Star Witness will compete in the July Cup at Newmarket

Danny O’Brien’s Star Witness will remain in England in order to compete in the Group 1 July Cup that will take place at Newmarket Racecourse next month.

Star Witness finished second in his first English run in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes and backed …