SARDELIC TAKES BIG STRIDES

From apprentice butcher to apprentice jockey. It’s been a hectic two years for Kristo Sardelic. Sardelic comes from a non-racing background and never had an association with horses, but he jumped at the chance to become an apprentice. And after three months and 28 rides since he made his debut at Bunbury in April, Sardelic’s…

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Kay Cee Continues Golden Winter Run

Trainer Neville Parnham has flagged a Melbourne campaign for star filly Kay Cee who continued her golden winter campaign at Belmont on Saturday. After her first-up win in the Listed Raconteur Stakes (1400m) two weeks ago, Kay Cee landed a feature race double in the Listed WAROA-Belmont Guineas (1600m). Kay Cee is on track to…

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Material Man Back With Justin Warwick

Trainer Justin Warwick has reunited with one of his favourite horses and is confident the rising nine-year-old can reproduce some of his past magic. Material Man, a multiple stakes winner and $1.7 million stakes earner, has returned to his original home and re-joined Warwick’s stable. “I missed him like a brother when he was gone,”…

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Pope’s Enchanting Filly To Back Up

From modest expectations, She’s Enchanted keeps raising the bar and trainer Brett Pope expects her to do it again and be competitive at Belmont. After an eye-catching second to Bright Diamond on debut last month, She’s Enchanted has flashed big potential with wins at her next two starts. The daughter of Planet Five will back…

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First Law Stamps Guineas Credentials

The Group 2 WA Guineas (1600m) features prominently in trainer Simon Miller’s plans for First Law, who ended is maiden tag in dominant fashion at Belmont on Wednesday. First Law was sent out the $2.20 favourite in the Amelia Park Plate (1200m) after a debut fourth to Dunbar last month and he didn’t disappoint at…

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Injury Setback For Warwick

Lucy Warwick faces another stint on the sidelines after injuries from a fall at Belmont were revealed today (Monday). MRI scans confirmed the former champion apprentice and Perth Cup winning hoop had suffered four mild fractures to her left ankle. Facing at least two months out of the saddle, Warwick fell after her horse Bank…

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Perfect Jewel Retirement IOn Hold

Retirement plans for Perfect Jewel have been put on hold after she continued her outstanding winter campaign and captured a Group 3 double at Belmont on Saturday. Two weeks after her upset win in the Belmont Sprint (1400m), Perfect Jewel once again caused a surprise when she scored at double figure odds in the Hyperion…

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History of Belmont Guineas

It’s the turn of three-year-olds to take centre stage at Belmont on Saturday with the running of of the Listed Belmont Guineas, run over 1600m. Below is an overview of the races history. BACKGROUND The Belmont Guineas was first staged in 1980 and won by Queen Inca, ridden by Mark Grisby and trained by Colin…

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BRIGHT DIAMOND CONTINUES TO SHINE

Co-trainer Grant Williams said promising filly Bright Diamond emphasised her versatility with a storming victory at Belmont on Wednesday. The I Am Invincible three-year-old won against a leader-bias when she descended from last position in the Penfolds Handicap (1200m). Keeping her unbeaten record intact, Bright Diamond charged home for jockey William Pike to defeat Puckapunyal…

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THE VELVET KING TO RULE

The decks have been stacked against The Velvet King, but top trainer Darren McAuliffe has a few tricks up his sleeve in an attempt to spark the four-year-old to victory. A major player in Saturday’s Group 3 Seacorp-Hyperion Stakes (1600m) at Belmont, The Velvet King will attempt to break through after running two cracking races…

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