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  • Jukebox wins remains unbeaten

    A fast-finishing win in the Vain Stakes at Caulfield has set the platform for what could be an exciting spring for unbeaten colt Jukebox.The Ciaron Maher-trained Jukebox won his two starts as a juvenile before being scratched by stewards on the eve of the Group One Blue Diamond Stakes in Februa...

  • Sweet Redemption takes out Gr 3 Toy Show

    Sweet Redemption has made a successful return to racing in the Group Three Toy Show Quality at Randwick.The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained mare led with Adam Hyeronimus and withstood the late challenges of Euro Angel ($4) and Imposing Lass ($3.10 favourite), to score by a long head.Bott...

  • Winx claims Warwick Stakes in a thriller

    Just when it seemed the unthinkable was about to happen, Winx has rallied to restore the equilibrium and win the Warwick Stakes.In front of a Randwick crowd used to cheering her home down the straight, there was silence on Saturday as the champion made her move from last and finally wore down h...

  • Crown Witness too strong in the Quezette

    The edge in race fitness Crown Witness had over Blue Diamond winner Catchy proved decisive in the Quezette Stakes at Caulfield. Crown Witness had wins at Sandown and Flemington in the lead up to Saturday's Group Three sprint while Catchy was having her first run following a successful tw...

  • Dracarys in record Up and Coming victory

    Dracarys has blitzed a Randwick track record with the help of a strong breeze at his back in winning the Group Three Up And Coming Stakes. The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained colt finished strongly under Sydney's leading apprentice Andrew Adkins to cover the 1300m in 1min:14.76secs. Ch...

  • Comin' Through tries things from the front

    Comin' Through went to paddock an awkward colt and has returned a mature horse, again showing some of the brute power of his half-brother Criterion. Trainer Chris Waller was content with the four-year-old's first-up win at Randwick but hinted the $4 favourite would have been even bet...

  • Winx climbs off canvas in winning return

    Champion racemare Winx has made a winning but drama-filled return to racing. Chasing her 18th straight win, Winx missed the start four lengths in the Warwick Stakes at Randwick and was last into the straight. As Foxplay shot through on the inside to take the lead, Winx looked to be in tro...

  • Rhythm To Spare makes it back-to-back wins

    Mike Moroney plans to press on into spring with eight-year-old gelding Rhythm To Spare, who erased his trainer's pre-race concerns at Caulfield by winning again.Rhythm To Spare won over 1600m at Flemington two weeks ago and Moroney admitted he started to panic before Saturday's Ramlegh Springs ...

  • Allowance key to Yaba Dabl Doya victory

    The 3kg claim of apprentice Brooke Ainsworth made the difference when outsider Yaba Dabl Doya won at Doomben.Yaba Dabl Doya ($18) made it double-figure odds winners in the first four races on Saturday when he beat Outraged ($7) by a half neck with three-quarters of a length to Craiglea Deken.Th...

  • My Tagoson wins Highway Plate at Randwick

    Corey Brown's loss was Hugh Bowman's gain as Sydney's premier jockey guided My Tagoson to a Highway Plate victory at Randwick. The five-year-old gelding, trained in Scone by Rodney Northam, improved on his second placing on Highway debut at Rosehill last month with a 2-1/4 length...

  • Auvray claims first success in three years

    The Freedman name is synonymous with many of Australia's best races but the Randwick Mayor's Cup, a 2400m race for benchmark 89 stayers, has taken on extra significance.Auvray, who hadn't won a race for three years, gave Richard Freedman his first Saturday city winner since he returned to the t...

  • Sydney, Melbourne wins for Lindsay Park

    Hell Or Highwater has rallied to win at Caulfield to give the Lindsay Park stable an early two-state double.Five-year-old Hell Or Highwater's long neck win in the Pegasus Leisure Group Plate, came after classy filly Formality took out the Silver Shadow Stakes at Randwick.The stable also made it...

  • Blinkers a must for Rancho Montoya: Browne

    Jockey Damian Browne recommended the addition of blinkers to Rancho Montoya's race day gear after the promising colt was beaten into a third place in a blanket finish at Doomben.Tough gelding Umberto ($10) won by a nose to Legadama ($6.50) with a short neck to Rancho Montoya ($3.30).Rancho Mont...

  • Silver Shadow Stakes win a mere Formality

    Formality has taken a significant step towards the Golden Rose with a record-breaking win in the Group Two Silver Shadow Stakes.Racing for the first time since runner-up in the Percy Sykes Stakes during The Championships in April, Formality fought off the $2.50 favourite Alizee to claim a long-...

  • Horses moved as Sunshine Coast fire looms

    A major bush fire on the Sunshine Coast has threatened some stables near Corbould Park racetrack forcing the moving of some horses.Sunshine Coast Turf Club CEO Mick Sullivan said the wind had picked up in the area after easing off overnight.The Bruce Highway was closed on Friday but was opened ...

  • Head clash puts odds-on chance out of play

    Jockey Robbie Fradd has blamed a head knock for the defeat of heavily supported favourite Impregnable at Doomben.Impregnable, backed from $1.60 to $1.40, never looked a winning hope before labouring into third place behind the winner High Cost ($10) in the Eloise Gannon Foundation Handicap.Frad...

  • Jumps experience to count for Dormello Mo

    Only one horse in the Grand National Steeplechase at the all-jumps meeting at Ballarat has had fewer race starts than Dormello Mo.But when it comes to racing over jumps, the Simon Ryan-trained galloper is one of the most experienced.Of the 35 times Dormello Mo has raced, only once was it on the...

  • Allen excited for Caulfield opportunities

    Apprentice Ben Allen will be out to make the most of early season opportunities on two well-performed Darren Weir-trained horses at Caulfield.Allen reunites with stayer Big Duke in a 1600m-handicap and has also been booked to ride quality Japanese import Tosen Stardom in the day's feature race,...

  • Godolphin team springs into action

    Allergic is among a host of Godolphin horses using the Warwick Stakes meeting as a launching pad for spring campaigns. While there are no expectations when Allergic comes up against Winx in Saturday's Group Two feature, head trainer James Cummings is using the race as a foundation for th...

  • One race at a time for veteran Steel Zip

    Popular sprinter Steel Zip is set to race on after his Doomben assignment but trainer Pat Duff but admits retirement isn't far away for the veteran grey.Steel Zip, who has a cult following in Brisbane, will be having his 85th start in Saturday's Open Handicap (1350m) at Doomben.The 10-year-old ...

  • My Tagoson primed for second Highway bid

    Corey Brown's careless riding suspension should not jeopardise My Tagoson's second crack at a Highway Plate with Scone trainer Tod Northam snaring Sydney's premier jockey Hugh Bowman.Brown, who rode My Tagoson on his Highway Plate debut at Rosehill on July 29, was suspended at Canterbury last w...

  • Stakes test for McEvoy-trained debutant

    Tony McEvoy admits starting A Thousand Degrees in the Vain Stakes on debut is an aggressive placement but he would not be doing so unless he believed the colt had the talent to measure up. A Thousand Degrees is one of two runners for the trainer in Saturday's Group Three race for three-y...

  • Golden opportunity to reach high Standard

    Gold Standard has an opportunity to live up to his name when the promising colt makes his black-type debut at Randwick. The three-year-old makes the step up from his maiden win at Canterbury on August 9 to Saturday's Group Three Up And Coming Stakes (1300m). Trained by Gai Waterhouse ...

  • Tommy Berry in Sydney farewell

    Tommy Berry views his Sydney racing swan song as a new beginning, and not just because he is relocating to Hong Kong. Berry, who departs Australia on Sunday to start a one-year contract riding for John Moore, was not anticipating a particularly fond farewell at Randwick on Saturday. He ri...

  • Caulfield returns for Lindsay Park stars

    With the official start of spring fast approaching, some of the Lindsay Park team's big guns will be out to begin their seasons in style at Caulfield. Three of the stable's five Group One winners from last season are scheduled to resume in separate stakes races on Saturday. The Go...

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