Gai Waterhouse wants better spring deal for her army of juveniles   Leave a comment

Gai Waterhouse wants better spring deal for her army of juveniles
Date
August 31, 2014 – 10:00PM
Max Presnell

Winners & Losers

Spring of discontent: Gai Waterhouse.
Spring of discontent: Gai Waterhouse. Photo: Damian White
Despite having record numbers at Randwick, it is still a spring of discontent for Gai Waterhouse because of the official policy regarding her favourite category, two-year-olds, in Sydney.

The last stable returns confirmed Waterhouse had 180 horses training there, says Lindsay Murphy, the Australian Turf Club courses manger, which easily exceeds Chris Waller’s “around 140″ at Rosehill.

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Posted September 1, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Wheel turns again for Mark Kavanagh on racing’s great roundabout   Leave a comment

Wheel turns again for Mark Kavanagh on racing’s great roundabout

Chivalry looked every bit another Whobegotyou in winning at Caulfield on Saturday and is

Chivalry looked every bit another Whobegotyou in winning at Caulfield on Saturday and is favourite for the race “Whobe’’ won in 2008, the Caulfield Guineas. Picture: Jason Edwards Source: News Corp Australia

MARK Kavanagh has trained dozens of very good horses and Glen Boss has ridden a handful of champions.

Both have been in the game a long time, but in racing the past counts for little; pictures on the wall and a few bucks in the bank.

So in a sport that is all about the present and immediate ­future, Kavanagh has not trained a more important horse than Chivalry and Boss has not ridden a more vital one. Both need a good horse.

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Posted September 1, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Brenton Avdulla backs Washington Heights to stake claim for Golden Rose favouritism   Leave a comment

Brenton Avdulla backs Washington Heights to stake claim for Golden Rose favouritism
Date
August 31, 2014 – 4:37PM

Chris Roots

Crown jewel: Joshua Parr pilots Hallowed Crown (red and black) to victory in the  Run To The Rose on Saturday.

Crown jewel: Joshua Parr pilots Hallowed Crown (red and black) to victory in the Run To The Rose on Saturday. Photo: Getty Images
Brenton Avdulla is confident Washington Heights can become the Golden Rose favourite after the Ming Dynasty Quality at Randwick on Saturday.

It remains an open Golden Rose after the unbeaten Hallowed Crown swooped to win Saturday’s Run To The Rose at Rosehill. The win highlighted the amount of chances in the mix for the group 1 race in a fortnight. But Avdulla is bullish about Washington Heights’ chances. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted September 1, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Queensland sun brings out best in Moody horses   Leave a comment

Queensland sun brings out best in Moody horses
Date
August 31, 2014 – 5:45PM

Chris Roots

A winter return to his home state for his stable stars has led to a strong start to the season for big Queenslander Peter Moody.

He banked the first group 1 of the season with Dissident in Saturday’s Memsie Stakes and has a couple in the top three of betting for the Golden Rose – Bring Me The Maid and Better Land after all of them wintered in Queensland.

“I would take 20 or 30 up there if I could because it is just so good for them,” Moody said. “They have been up there for a couple of months. The nights are cold but they get that sun on their back and it really helps. They are all up and running early on [in the spring]. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted September 1, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Lankan Rupee in big demand for autumn races in Sydney   Leave a comment

Lankan Rupee in big demand for autumn races in Sydney
Date
August 31, 2014 – 2:12PM

Patrick Bartley

The bidding war to have Lankan Rupee the world’s highest-rated sprinter, in Sydney next autumn has begun even before the five-year-old has taken a step into his Spring Carnival.

Trainer Mick Price who will take Lankan Rupee to Moonee Valley on Tuesday morning for a final gallop before returning four days later to compete in the $200,000 McEwen Stakes the following Saturday confirmed that interest in the horse had come from north of the border.

Price said that Sydney racing identity and chairman of Racing NSW John Messara had been in contact with him over the likelihood of Lankan Rupee being in Sydney for next autumn’s $2.5 million T. J. Smith Stakes. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted September 1, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

VRC’s Cup push exposes weakness of local stayers   Leave a comment

VRC’s Cup push exposes weakness of local stayers

British-bred Greatwood, ridden by Tommy Berry, wins the Premier’s Cup (1800m) at Rosehill

British-bred Greatwood, ridden by Tommy Berry, wins the Premier’s Cup (1800m) at Rosehill on Saturday.Source: Getty Images

THE Victoria Racing Club will tomorrow proudly proclaim a significant rise in the number of overseas contenders for the 2014 Melbourne Cup when entries close for the $6.2 million event.

The message has been made clear globally that the massive prizemoney is up for grabs simply because the home defence of the Australian stayer is sub-standard, if not poor.

While the VRC deservedly takes congratulatory pats on the back for a cracking good marketing job of selling its showcase product abroad, it also stands ­accused of exposing this stamina weakness to the world.

 

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Posted September 1, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Inside Running: Lankan Rupee becomes Black Caviar mark II as he scares off rivals for McEwen Stakes   Leave a comment

Inside Running: Lankan Rupee becomes Black Caviar mark II as he scares off rivals for McEwen Stakes

Star sprinter Lankan Rupee on his way to winning the Rubiton Stakes in February. Picture:

Star sprinter Lankan Rupee on his way to winning the Rubiton Stakes in February. Picture: George Salpigtidis Source:News Limited

LANKAN Rupee is no Black Caviar but he may be about to have a Caviar effect.

The world’s top-rated sprinter will gallop at Moonee Valley on Tuesday before resuming in the McEwen Stakes at the same track on Saturday.

Rivals are not exactly forming a queue to take on Lankan Rupee.

Only five other horses were among the first entries for the Group 2 sprint: Unpretentious, Orujo, Sessions, Eloping and Iconic.

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Posted September 1, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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