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28
May

History Of The Belmont Sprint

The Belmont Sprint headlines winter racing at Belmont on Saturday.  It was first won by Freestyle in 1963, a three-year-old colt trained by Buster O’Malley. Here is a further overview of the Group race. BELMONT SPRINT: OVERVIEW It was run over 1200m from 1963-72 & 1974-77, 1300m from 1973 & 1978-81; 1400 since 1982. Since …

28
May

Another Setback For Money Maher-Out For The Year

Co-trainer Ben Pearce confirmed classy stakes-winning gelding Money Maher had suffered a second major setback and would not race again this year. “He’s done a suspensory again,” Pearce told The Races WA. “It’s the opposite leg to the same injury he suffered last time. “The vets said if you are to get this type of …

26
May

The Velvet King Is All Silk

The Velvet King looks appears to have next month’s Belmont Guineas (1600m) at his mercy, following his commanding win in the Joan Cole Birthday Handicap (1400m) at Belmont yesterday. Already a multiple Listed race winner, The Velvet King was heavily supported to beat the older horses and he didn’t let his supporters down with an …

26
May

Kelvin Starts Belmont In Style For Kersley And McNaught

Tough two-year-old Kelvin has scored a well-deserved win in the Specialism – Western Racepix Ascot Horse Of The Year Plate (1300m), the opening event at Belmont Park for the season. It was a special win for trainer Fred Kersley in particular, with Kelvin’s sire Heritage a half-brother to his champion galloper Northerly. Kelvin had been …

26
May

Flower Of War Goes Four For Four

Impressive filly Flower Of War has maintained her unbeaten record with a strong win in the Bob Jones 80th Birthday Handicap (1300m) at Belmont this afternoon. The filly, who had won all three of her previous starts in mid-week company, was able to produce another dogged performance stepping up in class and beat a strong …

24
May

Smith Wants To Be Good In Provincial Final

Lindsey Smith says there is more upside to come from Wanna Be Good, the favourite for Saturday’s Skyracing.TV-Provincial Championship Series Final (1400m) at Belmont. Smith has a high opinion of the Bel Esprit four-year-old who came to his Olbury stable after winning two races at Werribee and Echuca for previous trainer, Archie Alexander. Wanna Be …

24
May

Money Maher’s Comeback To Gather Momentum

Money Maher’s path towards black-type races in the winter gathers momentum in the Tabtouch-Better Your Bet Handicap (1600m) at Belmont on Saturday. The Dan and Ben Pearce-trained four-year-old is hot favourite to make it two wins from as many starts after making a successful return three weeks ago. At his first start in 12-months after …

22
May

Man Booker Thriving Ahead Of Brisbane Group 1 Assault

Dan Morton is confident Man Booker is right in the mix to fight out the finish of the Group 1 Kingsford Smith Cup (1300m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday. The Perth horseman said Man Booker had come on in leaps and bounds since he launched the first leg of a Brisbane treble in the Group …

22
May

Palise’s Broome Wish

Bonnie Palise claims she has some unfinished business when she returns to Broome this year. The apprentice rider says she has a burning desire to win the Broome jockey’s premiership. Palise came very close to taking out that award last season until she suffered an untimely setback. As a young rider starved for opportunities in the …

20
May

Gun Sprinter Set For Return After Top Trial

Top mare Misty Metal warmed up for a series of Belmont feature sprints with a strong barrier trial win at Lark Hill on Monday. The daughter of Oratorio, trained by Todd and Rob Harvey, came of age last preparation when she claimed a hat trick of Listed victories. In a brilliant Ascot carnival the speedster …

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