News About: The Championships

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 …

Yankee Rose overcomes feet problems, heads to Brisbane Winter Carnival

Yankee Rose overcomes feet problems, heads to Brisbane Winter Carnival

20 Apr, 2016

Inglis Sires’ winner Yankee Rose has overcome her feet problems and will head to Queensland for a Brisbane Winter Carnival campaign.

Yankee Rose will head to Queensland for a Brisbane Winter Carnival campaign. Photo by Steve Hart.

Yankee Rose was a forced withdrawal from the Group 1 $500,000 Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes (1600m) at …

Robert Sangster Stakes Still the Target for Petits Filous

Robert Sangster Stakes Still the Target for Petits Filous

19 Apr, 2016

Ciaron Maher remains confident Petits Filous can be a serious chance of success in next month’s Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) despite her forgettable effort in the Arrowfield Sprint on Day 2 of The Championships.

Petits Filous remains on track for the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes in May. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell

Petits Filous …

Winx elevated to the top of world rankings

Winx elevated to the top of world rankings

15 Apr, 2016

Winx’s Doncaster Mile win has elevated her to the top of the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings which were released on Thursday in Europe.

Winx, above, has been rated the equal best racehorse in the world. Photo by Steve Hart.

Winx was given a rating of 126 by the International Federation of Horse Racing Authorities …

Yankee Rose out of Champagne Stakes

Yankee Rose out of Champagne Stakes

15 Apr, 2016

Trainer David Vandyke will have to wait a bit longer to win his second Group 1 trophy after short priced favourite Yankee Rose was scratched this morning from Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Randwick.

Yankee Rose has been scratched from the Champagne Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.…