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Sir John Hawkwood Tracking Well Towards Melbourne Cup

Sir John Hawkwood Tracking Well Towards Melbourne Cup

25 Oct, 2016

Trainer John Thompson is pleased with the condition of Group 1 winner Sir John Hawkwood as he continues to work towards the 2016 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington next Tuesday.

The Metropolitan winner Sir John Hawkwood is continuing to work well in the lead-up to the Melbourne Cup. Photo: Steve Hart

Sir John Hawkwood has …

Sir John Hawkwood Wins The Metropolitan 2016

Sir John Hawkwood Wins The Metropolitan 2016

1 Oct, 2016

Sir John Hawkwood has produced a career-best performance to take out the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) at Royal Randwick this afternoon.

Sir John Hawkwood broke through for a maiden win at the highest level in the Group 1 The Metropolitan. Photo: Steve Hart

Jumping from the gates well, regular hoop Blake Spriggs allowed the …

Allergic Escapes The Metropolitan Weight Penalty

Allergic Escapes The Metropolitan Weight Penalty

26 Sep, 2016

The John O’Shea-trained Colin Stephen Quality winner from last Saturday Allergic has escaped a weight penalty for his quick back-up into The Metropolitan this weekend at Royal Randwick.

Colin Stephen Quality winner Allergic gets into the 2016 The Metropolitan field on Saturday with just 50.5kg. Photo: Steve Hart.

The Street Cry five-year-old won the ballot …

Almandin scores soft win in Harry White Classic

Almandin scores soft win in Harry White Classic

24 Sep, 2016

German import Almandin scored his first win on Australian soil when he strode away for an easy victory in the Listed $120,000 italktravel Harry White Classic (2400m) at Caulfield today.

Almandin, above, scores and easy win in the Harry White Classic at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Robert Hickmott trained Almandin was having …

Allergic To The Metropolitan Following Queen’s Cup Win

Allergic To The Metropolitan Following Queen’s Cup Win

24 Sep, 2016

Allergic is set to back-up in the 2016 The Metropolitan next weekend after he recorded a tough victory in the 2016 Queen’s Cup at Royal Randwick this afternoon.

Allergic was too strong for his rivals in the final stages of the 2016 Queen’s Cup at Royal Randwick this afternoon. Photo by: Steve Hart

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No Metropolitan for Hartnell, Turnbull Stakes next

No Metropolitan for Hartnell, Turnbull Stakes next

22 Sep, 2016

In-form Godophin English import Hartnell is set to take his winning Sydney form to Melbourne after being ruled out of the Group 1 $750,000 The Metropolitan (2400m) at Randwick on October 1.

Hartnell, above, will have his next start in the G1 Turnbull Stakes at Flemington. Photo by Steve Hart.

Trainer John O’Shea confirmed that …

Hartnell Dominant Again In Hill Stakes

Hartnell Dominant Again In Hill Stakes

17 Sep, 2016

Hartnell justified his position as dominant favourite to record an outstanding victory in the 2016 Hill Stakes at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Hartnell was far too good for the rest of the field in the 2016 Hill Stakes at Royal Randwick this afternoon. Photo by: Steve Hart

Hartnell returned to winning form with a classy …

Hartnell odds on for step up to 2000m in Hill Stakes

Hartnell odds on for step up to 2000m in Hill Stakes

15 Sep, 2016

The John O’Shea trained Hartnell is odds on to score back to back wins as he steps up to 2000m in the Group 2 $200,000 Ascend Sales Trophies Hill Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

Hartnell, above, will start the odds on favourite in the Hill Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Hartnell scored his …

Bowman to appeal careless riding suspension

Bowman to appeal careless riding suspension

15 Sep, 2016

Winx’s regular rider Hugh Bowman will appeal the severity of a careless riding suspension he received at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

Jockey Hugh Bowman, above, will appeal the severity of a careless riding suspension he incurred at Warwick Farm. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

Bowman pleaded guilty to causing interference at the 200m in the Schweppes …

Antonio Giuseppe a 2016 The Metropolitan Hope

Antonio Giuseppe a 2016 The Metropolitan Hope

13 Sep, 2016

Trainer Chris Waller is hopeful that talented stayer Antonio Giuseppe will only continue to improve as he eyes a start in the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) for the four-year-old on October 1st.

Trainer Chris Waller is hopeful that Antonio Giuseppe (inside) will make the grade for The Metropolitan 2016. Photo: Steve Hart…