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13
Dec

Pearce Camp Set To Play Strong Ascot Hand

Co-trainers Dan and Ben Pearce head to Ascot with a strong hand on Saturday and there is strong confidence surrounding the chances of Friar’s Fantasia. The Blackfriars mare is coming off her best race this preparation when she worked home strongly for third in the Westspeed Platinum Series Final (1400m) last-start. Friar’s Fantasia, to be …

6
Dec

What History Says: The Scahill Stakes

SCAHILL STAKES OVERVIEW The Scahill Stakes was first run in 1978 and won by Burgess Queen. It’s held Group 3 status since 1980. The race was run over 1200m in 1978 & 1979; and 1450 in 1983. It was run at Belmont in 2003. Notable winners include: Burgess Queen (1978), Heron Bridge (1986), Marasco (2006), …

6
Dec

History Of The Kingston Town Classic

KINGSTON TOWN OVERVIEW First run in 1976 and won by Family Of Man, trained by George Hanlon and ridden by David Brosnan.It has held Group 1 status since 1979 and was run over 1600m in 1999-2000 and 2000m in 2003.Previously known as the Fruit ‘N’ Veg Stakes, Western Mail Classic, Winfield Stakes, Rothwell Stakes and …

6
Dec

McAuliffe: Kingston Town A Target Race For Gatting

If trainer Darren McAuliffe’s planning is spot on, Gatting is in line to secure a second Group 1 victory in the space of three months in Saturday’s Magic Millions Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot. McAuliffe prepared Gatting to a shock win at massive odds in the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington …

6
Dec

Harrison’s Forgotten Horse In Kingston Town Classic

In a similar vein to Tony McEvoy and Hey Doc, trainer David Harrison has cautioned punters not to ignore Jericho Missile in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m). Ahead of last week’s Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m), McEvoy was left miffed when Hey Doc had drifted to double figure odds after drawing barrier 13. …

6
Dec

What History Says: The Scahill Stakes

SCAHILL STAKES OVERVIEW The Scahill Stakes was first run in 1978 and won by Burgess Queen. It’s held Group 3 status since 1980. The race was run over 1200m in 1978 & 1979; and 1450 in 1983. It was run at Belmont in 2003. Notable winners include: Burgess Queen (1978), Heron Bridge (1986), Marasco (2006), …

3
Dec

Vega Magic Closes In On Return To Racing

Star sprinter Vega Magic is closing in on his fairytale comeback to racing for original trainer Sean Casey. It’s turned full circle for Vega Magic who returns to where he launched his career in 2015. Vega Magic won nine of 14 races for Casey before linking up with the Hayes-Hayes-Dabernig operation in Melbourne. His signature …

3
Dec

Childs Is Cooking With Gas

He might have growing admirers now, but Sunday’s Geraldton maiden winner Cooking With Gas was virtually friendless last year. Trainer Sarah Childs bought the son of Nicconi sight unseen from an online auction, but on reflection she had immediate misgivings. Buyer’s remorse is the sense of regret after you make a purchase and Child’s was …

2
Dec

Rocky (Rock Magic) to Keep On Punching

He might be a 10-year-old in the twilight of his career, but there is more racing to come from Rock Magic, according to managing owner, Michael Gangemi. The durable Redoute’s Choice gelding was no match for Hey Doc in the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) on Saturday, but he lost no admirers in defeat. Along …

28
Nov

Pike Lays The Blueprint For Kiwis

New Zealand trainer Tony Pike will break new ground this Saturday when he saddles up Endless Drama in the Group 1 Crown Perth-Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot. It will be the Cambridge-based trainer’s first time bringing a runner to Perth and his first time visiting Western Australia. He brings a horse well-equipped for the travel …

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