Criterion Presses Cox Plate Claims

Criterion chased Arc winner Golden Horn home at his last start but co-trainer David Hayes said the stallion dropped grades to beat a handy field in Saturday’s Group I Caulfield Stakes (2000m). Michael Walker rode Criterion to victory in the Caulfield Stakes. Photo: Darryl Sherer Criterion finished 5.3 lengths behind Arabian Queen, who inflicted Golden…

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Press Statement A Class Above

Press Statement’s wide barrier was never a factor as the Chris Waller-trained colt strode to a strong victory in Saturday’s Group I Caulfield Guineas (1600m). Press Statement taking out the Caulfield Guineas on Saturday. Photo: Darryl Sherer Pre-race discussion centred on jockey Hugh Bowman’s ability to get Press Statement into a good position from barrier…

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2015 Australian Horse Of The Year Results

Four wins at the highest level last season clinched Australian Horse Of The Year honours for Dissident. Dissident defeating Fawkner in last year’s Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington. Photo: Darryl Sherer Dissident polled 119 votes, clear of dual Group I winner Brazen Beau (58) and Contributer (31), in the award decided by a national group…

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Warwick Consolidates Lead In Rising Stars

Lucy Warwick consolidated her lead in the Touchstone Farm Rising Star Series after guiding Quintessence to victory in the Return To Ascot Just Around The Corner Handicap (1700m) at Belmont’s final midweek meeting of the season on Wednesday. Warwick sent Quintessence straight to the front after jumping from barrier four and from that point on…

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Durrant Keen On Maiden In Geraldton

Adam Durrant will have strong representation at Geraldton’s season opening meeting with established runners, Youknowthedrill, Helder The Painter and Chilly Reception expected to race well. But the leading Perth trainer believes it will be Lowlands Boy, a three-year-old maiden who has drawn awkwardly, that presents the biggest upside to his stable on Sunday. Durrant is…

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Kody Charles To Create Racing History

Kody Charles will create unique racing history when Slash And Burn lines up in the Kevrek Australian Maiden (1000m) at Northam on Thursday. The 28-year-old becomes the first Western Australian trainer to hold a license simultaneously in the thoroughbred, pacing and greyhound racing codes. Charles cut his teeth as a prominent harness racing trainer-reinsman and…

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