There Is No Place Like Home For Friar Fox

There is no place like home. That’s Justine Erkelens’ sentiment of her classy mare Friar Fox. The Blackfriars four-year-old is back with Erkelens after a stint in Melbourne under the guidance of Darren Weir. Friar Fox was sent to the east after an excellent three-year-old season that included victory in the Listed Natasha Stakes (2200m). She also…

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Warning To Trainers From Racing NSW And BOVA Australia – BOVA Omeprazole 100mg/Ml Injection

Racing NSW Stewards have been provided with the analytical results from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory (ARFL) confirming the presence of the Anabolic Androgenic Steroid testosterone in a bottle of Omeprazole 100mg/mL injection manufactured by BOVA Australia used for the management of gastric ulcers. Racing NSW and BOVA Australia are working together to identify the…

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Beaufine Obstacles For Rock Magic

Rock Magic already has one Beaufine Stakes victory locked away in his racing resume. In 2015, carrying 58.5kg and under the guidance of Jarrad Noske, he worked home strongly down the middle of the Belmont course to get over the top of Rebel King. For the then five-year-old, the winning margin on a good track…

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Don’t Write Off The Captain

Trainer Roy Rogers has warned punters not to dismiss his stable star Captain Stirling in Saturday’s Listed Beaufine Stakes (1000m) at Belmont Park. The gelding will tackle the race on the quick back-up, following his second placing to Don’t Fuss last Saturday. Prior to that, Captain Stirling finished a credible fifth to Rock Magic in…

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Misty Metal On Track For Beaufine Return

Jockey Shaun McGruddy is confident Misty Metal can win the Listed Beaufine Stakes (1000m) first-up at Belmont on Saturday and continue to improve after a breakout campaign. Misty Metal shot to prominence at Ascot last year when she won a hat trick of Listed races: the Jungle Mist Classic (1200m), the Summer Scorcher (1000m) and…

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Premiership Standings: Tight Race In Trainer’s Battle

Champion hoop William Pike is well within sight of his 11th Jockey’s Premiership, but is there a closer battle looming in the trainer’s race? After Saturday’s Belmont double seven-time champion Adam Durrant maintains his lead, but snapping at his heels in second is Simon Miller. Miller trails Durrant by 10 wins, but kept in touch after…

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Man Booker Can Rebound Says Morton

Dan Morton is adamant that Man Booker can bounce back from his last-start failure and earn redemption in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday. Morton believes Man Booker will return to his best after an uncustomary poor run in the Kingsford-Smith Cup (1300m) when he finished 13th of 17 and…

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Galaxy Star Leaves It Late

She left her run late, but Galaxy Star has returned to the winners list in this afternoon’s Group 3 Belmont Sprint  (1400m) at winter headquarters. The six-year-old, second-up today, had plenty of ground to make up in the last 200m and was staring down the barrel of a shock defeat. However, jockey William Pike lifted…

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Guineas Calls Flirtini

Star filly Flirtini looks set to add further star power to the Belmont Guineas, following her win in the Joseph O’Dea 60th Birthday Handicap (1200m) at Belmont this afternoon. After an impressive return at Ascot a fortnight ago, Flirtini enhanced her reputation even further today in the one length win. Jockey Chloe Azzopardi had to…

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Star Perth Filly Arcadia Queen To Target Sydney

Star Western Australian filly Arcadia Queen is set join the stables of Hall Of Fame trainer Chris Waller with major races in Sydney to be her likely targets in the spring. Arcadia Queen took Perth racing by storm last year with five wins from six starts culminating with victory in the Group 1 Kingston Town…

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