History Of The Belgravia Stakes

BELGRAVIA STAKES OVERVIEW The Belgravia Stakes has been run since 1898 and was first won by Scarpia. The son of Neckersgat, ridden by L.Kirk, ran the 1400m sprint in 1.18.00sec. Neckersgat was also the sire of the 1899 winner Tarquin, who was owned by George Towton and ridden by H.Lawrence. Some notable winners of the…

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Winterbottom Stakes Soar For Saracino

Former New Zealand galloper Saracino has been well backed to win the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on December 1 after a top trial win on Monday. After opening as a $51 prospect with Tabtouch last week, the Chris Gangemi-trained Saracino is now into as low as $10 for Western Australia’s premier $1…

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Morton Lands Feature Double

Dainty Tess and Man Booker headlined an outstanding opening day at Ascot for trainer Dan Morton, taking out both blacktype events on the meeting. First-up since a three start Adelaide campaign in April and May, Dainty Tess showed an outstanding turn-of-foot to take out the Listed Furphy-Crawford Stakes (1000m). The five-year-old was away from the gates…

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Northerly Stakes History

The Crown Perth-Northerly Stakes is the headline event on a stellar opening day of racing at Ascot. The Group 3 feature honours champion stayer Northerly, a two time Cox Plate winner and a Caulfield Cup winner. Last year, the Adam Durrant-trained Silverstream took out the feature event, ridden by Chris Parnham for leading owner and…

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Staples Thinks He Has Great Shot In Northerly

Jockey Craig Staples is confident Great Shot can spoil the return of Galaxy Star and take out the Group 3 Northerly Stakes (1400m) at Ascot on Saturday. Great Shot will likely lead the Northerly Stakes and Staples believes if he is allowed to control the race, the Magnus six-year-old will prove hard to run down.…

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Perth Racing News Update

ENTICING STAR OPENS WINTERBOTTOM FAVOURITE. Tabtouch has installed unbeaten mare Enticing Star a $3 favourite for the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m). The daughter of Testa Rossa, labelled the next star of Perth racing, has yet to be beaten in her eight career starts. Prepared by Adam Durrant, Enticing Star is the clear-cut favourite ahead…

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Johnston-Porter Eyes Comeback

It never entered his mind at the time, but top young jockey Clint Johnston Porter believes his injury setback could turn out to be a blessing in disguise. It’s been nearly five months since Johnston-Porter fractured a vertebra in a track accident, but the talented rider can see light at the end of the tunnel. Johnston-Porter is…

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Scales Of Justice Back On Track

Ascot carnival plans are back on track for Scales Of Justice after impressing in a trial win at Lark Hill on Monday. The Lindsey Smith-trained entire sat outside of the leader and kicked clear in the straight to score by 1 ½ lengths. A delighted Smith said he was optimistic Scales Of Justice could return…

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The Star Is Back

With a number of carnival contenders returning to the races at Bunbury this afternoon, there were few that had more interest surrounding them than Achernar Star. After finishing third in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic as a three-year-old last year, Achernar Star was underwhelming in two starts during a brief winter campaign. The four-year-old…

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