From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
Super Saturday at Randwick sees Sydney’s biggest day of spring racing, but the entire weekend is full of quality, with the Group 1 Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday night, and the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes taking place at Flemington on Sunday.
It’s Super Saturday at Randwick, Sydney’s feature race day of the spring. Nine black-type races headed by three Group 1s.
It’s a magnificent week for sport. From the NRL and AFL grand finals, to the Wallabies over in Pretoria against the Springboks, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Ryder Cup, the F1 in Malaysia, and of course, in spring, Group 1 racing.
Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne is a chance to take home one of Australian sport’s biggest awards, becoming one of eight nominees for the Sport Australia Hall of Fame’s 2016 Don Award.
Overseas trainers are starting to declare their horses for Australia’s biggest races, including the biggest of them all, the 2016 Melbourne Cup.
The George Main Stakes is one of the lesser Sydney Group 1s across the season, despite being at weight-for-age over the classic Randwick mile.
The second Victorian Group 1 of the season will be run this week, with the Makybe Diva Stakes taking centre stage.
The Golden Rose has become one of the most exciting spring races on the calendar, and one which shapes the three-year-old season.
This Saturday sees the last weekend free of Group 1 racing in Australia for the next two-and-a-half months. Instead we have five Group 2 races across Melbourne and Sydney as both carnivals kick into gear.
The first Group 1 of the racing season is upon us once again. It seems like only yesterday Boban took the rails run to snatch the 2015 Memsie Stakes, and here we are again a year later.
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The return of the mighty mare Winx strikes this weekend, as trainer Chris Waller kicks off her spring campaign in the Warwick Stakes.
The weather is picking up, and we’re edging our way out of winter and closer to spring. While warmer temperatures may be good for the soul, for racing fans it means the good horses are starting to appear on the scene.
Racing fans across Australia were no doubt delighted to hear word from Lankan Rupee’s trainer Mick Price that the former world’s top ranked sprinter was back in training.
Magic Millions and Golden Slipper winner Capitalist will be back this weekend in a bold showing for a colt, taking on the open class of the Missile Stakes at Randwick.
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This weekend is packed with high-class action across three programs, kicking off on Friday night with Moir Stakes night at the Valley, followed by ‘Super Saturday’ at Randwick and finishing with the Turnbull Stakes at Flemington on Sunday.
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The Group 1 focus was at Caulfield on Saturday for the double header of the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) and Underwood Stakes (1800m), and the punters got it spot on.
G’day Roarers! Group l racing in Australia takes place at Caulfield this Saturday with a double header, headlined by the Underwood Stakes (1800m).
Saturday was all about Winx in the George Main Stakes (1600m) at Randwick, and she didn’t let the punters and the decent crowd trackside down with another commanding performance.
The champ that is Winx continues her charge towards the Cox Plate this Saturday at Randwick in the time honoured Colgate Optic White Stakes (1600m)…tongue in cheek of course.
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G’day Roarers! Group 1 racing in Sydney kicks off this Saturday at Rosehill with the stallion making $1 Million Golden Rose (1400m) drawing together a crack bunch of colts and geldings, as well as three very capable fillies.
After another terrible week last week I’m back again and here to find some more winners! As we get deeper into spring time the good horses and great racing just keep flowing.
Winx wasn’t there in the Chelmsford Stakes (1600m), but another galloper, Hartnell, took her place in taking our breath away with a complete spank job of his rivals.
After another near miss last week I’m back again and hoping to steer us into some winners!
G’day Roarers! There was some fantastic racing last Saturday in both Sydney and Melbourne and that should be repeated this weekend, highlighted of course by Winx in the Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) at Randwick.
There was some fantastic racing at both Rosehill and Caulfield on Saturday, with the focus being on Caulfield for Memsie Stakes Day.
So after another near miss again last week I’m back again to try and change our luck!
The quaddies last weekend stunk, so we are back to focusing on quality racing in Sydney and Melbourne, with the focus mainly on Caulfield for the first major of the season, the Memsie Stakes (1400m).