Gatting Causes Hyperion Boilover

After chasing Galaxy Star’s tail for much of last summer, Gatting has finally got one back on his rival in this afternoon’s Group 3 Hyperion Stakes (1600m) at Belmont Park and solidified his Cox Plate claims in doing so. The Darren McAuliffe-trained Gatting had been beaten three times in Group races by Galaxy Star over…

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Belmont Specialist Samizdat Sprints Superbly

Such was the impressive nature of Samizdat’s return to racing in the Pink Ladies Luncheon Handicap (1000m), connections are already turning their attention to the lucrative Melbourne spring carnival. Samizdat was simply too classy for his rivals at Belmont Park this afternoon, coming from deep in the second half of the field to score an…

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Williams Sends Out Ominous Hyperion Stakes Warning

It might be a hard act to follow but co trainer Grant Williams believes his gun mare Galaxy Star will be even better when she starts as the raging favourite in Saturday’s Group 3 Hyperion Stakes (1600m). Williams’ confidence sends an ominous warning to his rival trainers with Galaxy Star already appearing to have the…

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History Of The Hyperion Stakes

HYPERION STAKES OVERVIEW The Hyperion Stakes was first run in 1972 and won by St Just. It has held Group 3 status since 1980 when won by Tsunami. It has been run over distances from 1000m in 1972 & 1973, 1200m in 1974 and 1400m since 1975 except for 1979 when 1450m and 1983 1500m.…

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Pike Excited By Showmanship Debut

Much of the focus at Belmont’s Wednesday meeting will be on Showmanship, who finally gets an opportunity to shine and strut his wares when he steps out for his much-anticipated debut. As a member of owner-breeder Bob Peters and co-trainers Grant and Alana Williams’s all powerful team, there is natural attention, but even jockey William Pike is…

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Perth Racing News

AZZOPARDI/SIMON MILLER Chloe Azzopardi has been booked to ride Flirtini in the Listed Belmont Guineas (1600m). It’s a major vote of confidence for Azzopardi with trainer Simon Miller and owners Barry and Jan McRostie placing their faith in the 22-year-old. It also reflects Azzopardi’s stellar form in the saddle and her productive association with Flirtini,…

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Filly Rules Beaufine Stakes

Top class filly Market Ruler has scored a career best win in this afternoon’s Listed Beaufine Stakes (1000m). Market Ruler was on the quick back up following her third placing to Don’t Fuss last Saturday, which trainer Simon Miller had done with her successfully last campaign. The scratching of Misty Metal earlier this morning made…

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Peters Trio Book Guineas Starts

Western Pride has stamped her claims as a major contender for the Listed Belmont Guineas (1600m) on June 22, after she made it three wins in a row to start her career. Despite having to sit three-wide for much of the trip and working hard from her wide barrier, Western Pride was able to produce…

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Star Replacement A Battle For Durrant

One week after the disappointment of realising his Group 1 placegetter Enticing Star would be leaving his stable, leading trainer Adam Durrant has quickly turned his attention to finding the next galloper to fill the breach. He hopes he can go a long way to filling that breach at Belmont tomorrow when Battle Storm lines…

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