Bart Cummings’ true ‘gentleman’ finally fires as Precedence chimes in to win Premier’s Cup
- by:Ben Dorries
- From:The Sunday Mail (Qld)
- May 25, 2013 10:00pm
Hugh Bowman wins aboard the Bart Cummings-trained Precedence. Picture: Peter WallisSource: The Sunday Mail (Qld)
BART Cummings might be back with a bang for another Brisbane Cup after his “gentleman” stayer Precedence enjoyed a powerful win in the Premier’s Cup (2200m) at Doomben yesterday.
The Cummings-trained Precedence ($16), ridden by Hugh Bowman, sustained a long run from near the tail of the field and the stable wasn’t surprised, always believing the seven-year-old was well-placed in the race.
Stable foreman Reg Fleming, representing Cummings, said the stayer had been much maligned in the past few years after winning just one race since 2010. Read the rest of this entry »
Sookie nabs victory on eve of Patinack sell-off
- May 26, 2013Tony White
Winner’s wave: Tim Bell and Sookie at Doomben.Photo: Tertius Pickard
Glenlogan Park Stakes winner Sookie will go under the hammer at a brood mare dispersal sale of Patinack Farm stock on Wednesday.
Her trainer, John Thompson, said: ”I don’t know where she’ll end up.” The winner of the $150,00 group 3 event and about 470 other Patinack horses will be on the open market.
Thompson, besieged Nathan Tinkler’s No.1 Australian trainer, is playing a diplomatic straight bat when it comes to the future.
”At this stage I’d say the Tattersall’s Tiara is her main aim,” Thompson said. ”We’ll just head on with the program. We just have to wait to go through the sale to see how everything plays out – we’ve got to see what’s happening first.”
The $500,000 group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400 metres) will be staged at Eagle Farm on June 22.
A secondary sale of Patinack stock will be held on June 7.
Thompson has said he intends to become a commercial trainer soon. Read the rest of this entry »
Spellbinding Magician takes another Classic for Galileo
(25th May 2013)
The incredible Galileo was responsible for another Classic winner on Saturday when Magician (3c Galileo-Absolutelyfabulous, by Mozart) took the G1 Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh in fantastic style.
Joseph O’Brien bided his time aboard the G3 Dee Stakes winner before taking the lead two furlongs from home and finishing three and a half lengths clear of stablemate Gale Force Ten.
“The key to him is fast ground. He settles very well and has a great attitude,” O’Brien told irishracing.com.
Magician (by Galileo) easily wins IRE 2000 Guineas. Family of Henrythenavigator and Dolphin Street (FR).
#Curragh: Aidan O’Brien on 9th 2000G winner Magician: He’s by Galileo which makes him extra special…that kind of speed is very exciting Read the rest of this entry »
Pumper’s nifty thinking puts Zoustar on course to stylish finish
- May 26, 2013Tony White
Red alert: Zoustar and Jim Cassidy charge to the line in the BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes. Photo: Tertius Pickard
The genius of Jim Cassidy made all the difference as Zoustar won the $250,000 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes, 1350m, at Doomben on Saturday.
The champion Kiwi rider was able to box seat on the two-year-old after crossing from barrier 10. In contrast, Vilanova was forced to track wide and had to settle for a fine second.
Both horses are prepared by Sydney’s Chris Waller.
”Full credit to Jim Cassidy,” Waller said. ”He jumped from wide out and managed to get a trail.
Waller loses treasured friend as Rangirangdoo breaks down
- May 26, 2013Chris Roots Racing writer for The Sydney Morning Herald
Happier times: Chris Waller and Rangirangdoo in 2011.Photo: Steve Christo
A stellar day for Chris Waller ended in tears when his favourite galloper, Rangirangdoo, broke down in the Doomben 10,000 on Saturday.
Sydney’s premier trainer had won the Sires’ Produce Stakes with Zoustar and Grand Prix with Hawkspur before chalking up his 100th winner for Ingham Racing when She’s Clean won at Randwick.
Waller will have the favourites for two group 1s in a fortnight with the unbeaten Zoustar top of the market for the J.J. Atkins and Hawkspur Queensland Derby favourite.
That was all be forgotten when Rangirangdoo took a short stride at the 800 metres and had to be eased out of the race. The veteran had to be put down.
After the race, a Twitter account run by a fan of Rangirangdoo posted: ”I set up this account as a tribute to my favourite horse Rangirangdoo. Tragic end for him today and will be missed by all. Read the rest of this entry »
Kerrin McEvoy: recommended keeping visor on Epaulette
PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Spell at boot camp does the trick for Epaulette
BY AAP RACING/STEPHEN ROGERS9:40AM 25 MAY 2013
Report: Australia, Saturday
Doomben: Carlton Mid Doomben 10,000 (Group 1) 7f, turf, 2yo+
A stint of boot camp proved the catalyst for Epaulette’s win in a Doomben 10,000 marred by tragedy on Saturday.
Epaulette ($6) stormed home to win by two lengths from last year’s winner Sea Siren ($17) with Buffering ($7) a brave third, a short half-head away. Read the rest of this entry »
EPAULETTE LANDS DOOMBEN 10,000
Saturday, 25 May 2013
: Star colt Epaulette has helped continue the three-year-old’s recent strangled hold over the Group 1 features when he rocketed home to salute in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000.
While many expected Rain Affair to take up the running in the feature race it was surprisingly both Buffering and Your Song who set up a cracking tempo in front.
Making the turn in the straight it appeared Buffering and Your Song were set to fight it out before both Sea Siren and Epaulette starting working home strongly down the centre of track.
Reeling off one of the quickest closing sectionals of the day, Epaulette picked up the leaders and put pay to them quite comfortably for a most impressive win.
“It was set up for a backmarker they went ridiculous in front,” Snowden said. Read the rest of this entry »
Starspangledbanner: will stand at Rosemont Stud in Australia
PICTURE: Edward Whitaker/racingpostpix.com
Starspangled retired for second attempt at stud
BY STUART RILEY8:34AM 24 MAY 2013
FOR the second time in an illustrious career that saw him win four Group 1s in Britain and Australia, Starspangledbanner has been retired by Aidan O’Brien and Coolmore. He will return to Australia where he will stand at Rosemont Stud, where he was foaled and raised.
The best in Australia, winning two Group 1s – the Caulfield Guineas and the Oakleigh Plate – he was bought into by Michael Tabor, John Magnier and Derrick Smith and shipped to Ireland for a European campaign.
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Wins in the 2010 Golden Jubilee at Royal Ascot and in the July Cup on his second and third start hinted he may dominate the European sprinting scene as well, but they were to prove his only two wins for O’Brien. Read the rest of this entry »