News About: The Championships

Sydney Cup the Target for Signoff

Sydney Cup the Target for Signoff

18 Jan, 2017

Patrick Ryan is hopeful that veteran stayer Signoff will find his best form through a 2017 Autumn Carnival preparation which will be geared towards the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) on Day 1 of The Championships.

Signoff will be set for an appearance in the Group 1 Sydney Cup this season. Photo: Jenny Barnes

Signoff …

Savile Row to take on older horses at Te Rapa

Savile Row to take on older horses at Te Rapa

18 Jan, 2017

Trainer Mike Moroney is considering testing his three year old Savile Row against the older horse at Te Rapa on his way to the Group 1 NZ$1m Vodafone NZ Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie on March 4.

Trainer Mike Moroney, above, is considering the Australian Derby at Randwick for his 3yo Savile Row. Photo by Taron …

Autumn Sprints Likely for Astern

Autumn Sprints Likely for Astern

18 Jan, 2017

Managing Director of Godolphin Australia Henry Plumptre has revealed that the major autumn sprint races are likely to figure as the major campaign targets for three-year-old Astern this time in.

Boom colt Astern is likely to contest the major Group 1 sprints in autumn. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Astern has shown plenty of ability since …

Hauraki to be Set for 2017 Doncaster Mile

Hauraki to be Set for 2017 Doncaster Mile

18 Jan, 2017

Group 1 winner Hauraki is reportedly in fine shape ahead of a 2017 Autumn Carnival campaign that will be geared towards the Doncaster Mile (1600m) on Day 1 of The Championships.

Hauraki will be set for an appearance in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile during The Championships. Photo: Steve Hart

Hauraki has been a strong …

Music Magnate tuning up for the T J Smith Stakes

Music Magnate tuning up for the T J Smith Stakes

5 Dec, 2016

Warwick Farm trainer Bjorn Baker will be tuning up his Doomben 10,000 winner Music Magnate for the Group 1 $2.5m Darley T J Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on April 1, the first day of the 2017 ‘The Championships’.

Music Magnate, above, winning the Doomben 10000 at Doomben during the Brisbane Winter Carniva. Photo by …

Godolphin gearing up for Sydney Autumn Carnival assault

Godolphin gearing up for Sydney Autumn Carnival assault

25 Nov, 2016

The Australian arm of the worldwide Godolphin thoroughbred organisation will see an influx of up to eight European gallopers to be prepared for the 2017 Sydney Autumn Carnival and ‘The Championships’.

Hartnell, above, was an English import who went on to become a multiple Group 1 winner in Australia. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Godolphin’s …

2017 Sydney Cup an Option for Excess Knowledge

2017 Sydney Cup an Option for Excess Knowledge

23 Nov, 2016

Co-trainer Adrian Bott has revealed that talented stayer Excess Knowledge will be set for a campaign through the forthcoming 2017 Autumn Carnival, which could culminate in an appearance in a race like the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m).

Excess Knowledge may be set for the 2017 Sydney Cup. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Excess Knowledge has …

Fabrizio on Doncaster Mile mission in Villiers Stakes

Fabrizio on Doncaster Mile mission in Villiers Stakes

21 Nov, 2016

In-form Fabrizio will be looking for a free entry for the Doncaster Mile when he contested the Group 2 $250,000 Villiers Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on December 17.

Fabrizio, above, will be prepared for the Villiers Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The winner of Villiers gains an automatic entry into the field …

Tattersall’s Club Tiara next for June Stakes winner Danish Twist

Tattersall’s Club Tiara next for June Stakes winner Danish Twist

13 Jun, 2016

In-form mare Danish Twist will now head to Queensland for the Group 1 $500,000 Sky Racing Tattersall’s Club Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm on June 25 after collecting her fourth win on the trot at Randwick last Saturday.

Danish Twist, above, will head to Queensland for the Tattersall’s Club Tiara at Eagle Farm. Photo by …

Two Blue Capable of Winning Godolphin Crown

Two Blue Capable of Winning Godolphin Crown

29 Apr, 2016

Two Blue faces a big task in overcoming a race-high 59kgs in Saturday’s Godolphin Crown (1300m), but trainer Kristen Buchanan is confident the mare will lay a typically good account for herself in the Group 3 race at Hawkesbury.

Two Blue will carry topweight in Saturday’s Godolphin Crown at Hawkesbury. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Two …