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Speedy sprinter Adebisi retires

Speedy sprinter Adebisi retires

1 Feb, 2016

Trainer Desleigh Forster’s speedy sprinter Adebisi has been retired after finishing down the track when eighth in the $65,000 Hamilton Hotel Open Handicap (1200m) at Doomben last Saturday.

Adebisi with part owner Mary Collier, left, and trainer Desleigh Forster, after one of his twelve wins. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Adebisis showed his customary speed out …

Takeover Target dies at Fifteen

Takeover Target dies at Fifteen

20 Jun, 2015

The ‘People’s Champion’ Takeover Target has been put down following an accident at his Coffs Harbour retirement paddock.

Jockey Jay Ford rode champion sprinter Takeover Target in twenty of his twenty-one wins. Photo by Daniel Costello.

The fifteen year old Takeover Target was enjoying his later years after collecting eight Group 1 victories all around …

Press Statement could be surprise J.J. Atkins runner

Press Statement could be surprise J.J. Atkins runner

26 May, 2015

Two year old Press Statement could be a surprise runner in the Group 1 $600,000 BMW Australia J.J. Atkins (1600m) at Doomben on Saturday week if he can win again at Canterbury on Wednesday.

The Peter Moody trained Bassett is the early favourite for the J.J. Atkins at Doomben. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

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Brazen Beau heads 2014 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes nominations

Brazen Beau heads 2014 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes nominations

19 May, 2014

Last start Doomben winner Brazen Beau heads the nominations for the Group 2 $250,000 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1350m) at Doomben on Saturday.

Brazen Beau nominated for the BRC Sires' Produce Stakes, easy winner of the Champagne Classic. above. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Brazen Beau was very impressive in winning the Group 2 $175,000 Bollinger …

Brazen Beau kicks off Carnival with win in Champagne Classic

Brazen Beau kicks off Carnival with win in Champagne Classic

10 May, 2014

The all-conquering Chris Waller stable kicked off the Brisbane Winter Carnival with Brazen Beau taking out the Group 2 $175,000 Bollinger Champagne Classic (1200m) at Doomben today.

Brazen Beau will now head to the Sires Produce Stakes after winning Champagne Classic. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Brazen Beau ($6.50) with top Sydney jockey Nash Rawiller in …

Dances On Stars A Chance For Takeover Target Stakes

Dances On Stars A Chance For Takeover Target Stakes

6 Jan, 2014

Trainer Gerald Ryan will decide on Wednesday whether he gives Dances On Stars the chance to record his second straight win at Listed level in the Takeover Target Stakes (1200m) at Gosford on Friday.

Dances On Stars is a chance to back up in the Takeover Target Stakes at Gosford on Saturday after winning the …

Boban top chance for the $4m Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Boban top chance for the $4m Queen Elizabeth Stakes

13 Nov, 2013

Trainer Chris Waller will be ready to step Spring sensation Boban up to 2000m in the Group 1 $4m Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick on April 19 during next year’s revamped Sydney Autumn Carnival.

Boban is likely to contest the G1 $4m Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Boban kept …

Epsom Handicap Goal For Hosting

Epsom Handicap Goal For Hosting

29 Aug, 2013

Lightly-raced four-year-old Hosting will be targeted at the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) at Royal Randwick on October 5 after impressing with a two lengths victory in the Le Pine Funerals Handicap (1200m) at Sandown yesterday.

Greg Eurell is chasing his first Group 1 victory since Pinker Pinker's surprise win in the 2011 Cox Plate. …

Munce gets the all-clear from cancer

Munce gets the all-clear from cancer

28 May, 2013

A back in-form Sizzling at Eagle Farm on Saturday in the Group 2 $350,000 Sky Racing Queensland Guineas (1400m) could be the icing on the cake for top jockey Chris Munce after he was given the all clear for throat cancer this week.

Chris Munce and Sizzling returning to scale after a Winter Carnival win. …

Track on the improve for Doomben Cup day

Track on the improve for Doomben Cup day

17 May, 2013

An improving track for Doomben Cup day could go against the chances of Sizzling turning the tables on arch rival Academus in the Group 3 $125,000 Grinders Coffee Fred Best Classic (1350m) tomorrow.

Sizzling (pink colours) winning the 2012 T J Smith at Eagle Farm. Photo by Steve Hart.

Following last weekend’s rain and some …