Scenic Lodge’s Jeremy Smith spoke to TABradio about the shock loss of champion sire Blackfriars who shattered a shoulder after colic surgery on Friday night.
Pounamu, once considered a bridesmaid, has well and truly shed that tag after posting a thrilling win over Material Man in the Group 2 Ted Van Heemst Stakes (2100m) at Ascot on Saturday. After going stride for stride over the final 200m, it was the Alan Mathews-trained Pounamu, ridden by Pat Carbery, who prevailed in…Details
Leading trainer Adam Durrant leads a big team at Ascot including Celebrity Dream in the Staarstruck Classic.
RWWA Chief Handicapper Ian Malpass spoke to the Sports Daily on the future of the Crawford Stakes and ratings penalty to Gee Boss
Trainer Lindsey Smith says Trap For Fools on track to back up in Ted Van Heemst Stakes
President of the Australian Trainers’ Association, Robbie Griffiths, has come out in support of John Sadler following that trainer’s misconduct suspension. Sadler was suspended for six weeks on Monday arising from comments and gestures he is alleged to have made towards stewards at Sandown on November 18 when his horse Observational was withdrawn from the Eclipse…Details
Talented apprentice Clint Johnston-Porter scored the biggest win of his career when he outrode his claim on Silverstream in the Group 3 A.J.Scahill Stakes (1400m) at Ascot yesterday. Johnston-Porter, who commenced his apprenticeship in 2013, timed his run to perfection on Silverstream, storming home from last and weaving his way between runners down the centre…Details
Peter Giadresco says the Scahill Stakes (1400m) holds no fears for Profit Street and victory in the $250,000 race would be a fitting end to the year for his consistent galloper. The Viscount five-year-old meets a field of nine starters in the Group 3 Scahill Stakes, headlined by top local hopes Variation and State Solicitor…Details
Last season’s champion three-year-old Variation will race in the eastern states next year, but will remain under the guidance of trainer Stephen Miller. Miller said Variation will target a Melbourne campaign in the autumn after he races in the Group 3 Scahill Stakes (1400m) at Ascot on Saturday. “That is the plan and that’s what…Details
Pounamu, once considered a bridesmaid of Western Australian racing, can now claim status as Group 1 champion after scoring a surprising win in the Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot on Saturday. Pounamu, started at $26 and despite a top first up win in the Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes (1400m) and a sound sixth…Details