History Of The Champion Fillies Stakes

CHAMPION FILLIES STAKES OVERVIEW The first Champion Fillies Stakes was run in 1946 and won Burabudy, a filly trained by H.W.Campbell and ridden by Bob Morley. The fillies sire was Lawmaker, her dam, Winbyie and the inaugural race was run in a time of 1.30.00sec. TRAINER Ted McAuliffe, Len Morton and Colin Hayes have won…

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A Change Of Plans For Scales Of Justice

Group 1 champion Scales Of Justice will be a surprise entry in the Group 3 Colonel Reeves Stakes (1100m) at Ascot on Saturday. The Lindsey Smith-trained six-year-old will back up after he made his long awaited return in the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes (1400m) on the weekend. After a year-long absence following back surgery…

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Viddora On Track For Winterbottom Stakes

Viddora has come through her latest preparation in good order as the build-up to her Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) defence starts to ramp up in earnest. Viddora stepped out in a Cranbourne barrier trial this morning (Monday) and won her 990m heat comfortably, pleasing trainer, Lloyd Kennewell. “It was very good and what we expected,” Kennewell…

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McAuliffe Shines With Double

The Darren Mc Auliffe stable has emerged as a major contender for upcoming feature races during the TABtouch Masters, scoring a feature race double at Ascot this afternoon. 2017 WA Derby winner Gatting recorded arguably the biggest win of his career in the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes (1400m), where he upstaged a star-studded field.…

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Missile To Launch In Ascot Gold Cup

Vaughn Sigley is hoping Missile Launch can run a strong race in the Listed Ascot Gold Cup (1800m) on Saturday and strengthen his claims for the Ascot carnival Sigley is keen to get Missile Launch in the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) on November 24, but says the five-year-old needs to boost his rating to…

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Saracino a Winterbottom Stakes Casualty

A bid for the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes has been dealt a crushing blow for the Gangemi stable with their recent recruit Saracino ruled out of the Ascot carnival because of illness. The five-year-old was sent for scans after he ran a poor ninth in last Saturday’s Group 3 Prince Of Wales Stakes (1000m) at Ascot,…

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Williams Chasing Record Burgess Queen

Grant Williams gives himself excellent chance of going past Frank Maynard as the most successful trainer in the Burgess Queen Stakes (1400m) at Ascot on Tuesday. Along with partner and co-trainer Alana, Williams is confident he can secure a fourth Burgess Queen Stake’s triumph when he saddles Arcadia Queen and Leading Girl. Antique Belle (2012)…

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History Of The Burgess Queen Stakes

The Burgess Queen Stakes is named in honour of the Frank Maynard-trained sensation who won the 1976 Karrakatta Plate and went on to win the Prince Of Wales Stakes , Lee Steere Stakes and A.J.Scahill Stakes as a three-year-old. The heaviest weight carried to victory in the Burgess Queen Stakes was 57.5kg by Kalatiara in…

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Seannie Back On Track

Seannie made a sparking return to Perth racing and will target Ascot feature races after she claimed the Evolution AV Handicap (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday. Backed from $5.50 to $4.60 and scoring in her stable debut for trainer Lindsey Smith, Seannie charged home from fifth at the turn for jockey Lucy Warwick to score…

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