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NT Derby winner Royal Request is headed to the Darwin Cup   Leave a comment

NT Derby winner Royal Request is headed to the Darwin Cup for . Looked sharp this morning. GI pic:

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Posted July 31, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Frankel to stand autumn season for £100,000   Leave a comment

he world's first Frankel foal to be offered at public auction

Crystal Gaze and her Frankel colt, who sold together for £1,150,000

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Frankel to stand autumn season for £100,000

THE southern hemisphere covering fee for dual world championFrankel will be £100,000 for the coming season. He stood the 2014 northern hemisphere season for £125,000.

The son of Galileo covered a limited book of 21 mares to southern hemisphere time at Banstead Manor last year, including John Singleton’s More Joyous and  More Strawberries. The owner will send triple Group 1 winner Samantha Miss and dual scorer Deedra this year.

Frankel’s first foals have created quite a stir both in the bloodstock industry and further afield. News cameras from the BBC, ITV and Sky flocked to the National Stud to film one of his early arrivals, a filly out of Song, while the first colt by the sire offered at public auction fetched £1,150,000 when offered with his dam Crystal Gaze.

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Posted July 31, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

James McDonald clinches Sydney jockeys premiership   Leave a comment

James McDonald clinches Sydney jockeys premiership

Date

July 30, 2014 – 6:20PM

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Premier rider: James McDonald.

Premier rider: James McDonald.

Sometimes your mum can bring luck and for Sydney’s premier jockey James McDonald it was her presence which made his title win a bit more special at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old New Zealander started Wednesday even with Nash Rawiller on 70 wins and rode two winners to secure the premiership at the final meeting of the season in front of mum Di. It was fitting New Zealand-bred Bascule for premier trainer Chris Waller, also a Kiwi, gave McDonald the title with his first ride of the day before Ay No Digas won the fourth..

“It was good to get it over and done with the first ride,” was McDonald’s first thought after Bascule’s win. “I didn’t look at the big screen. I just kept my head and drove for the line. It has been a long time coming. I have to thank my manager Clock [Craig Tompson], who has kept me calm in the past couple of weeks, which have been a bit stressful. I still can’t believe I’ve won it. I have only been here a couple of years and this is my second full season. I never thought I would ever do it.”

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Posted July 31, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Labor to leave decision on jumps racing to Racing Victoria   Leave a comment

Labor to leave decision on jumps racing to Racing Victoria

Date

July 30, 2014 – 8:18PM

‘People must remember that it refreshes horses and makes them concentrate’.

If Labor is successful in the  state election in November it will leave any decision on the future of jumps races to the board of Racing Victoria.

Despite speculation that jumps racing would be abolished if Labor were successful, that  was ruled out by shadow racing minister Martin Pakula.

“RVL has created for the purpose of making clear-eyed and sometimes difficult decisions with the best interests of racing in mind,” Pakula said. “That applies to jumps racing as much as anything else. As minister you can’t ask a board to do a job and then tell them how to do it.”

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Posted July 31, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

SA trainer David Balfour goes out a winner at Balaklava   Leave a comment

SA trainer David Balfour goes out a winner at Balaklava

South Australian trainer David Balfour with Right Fong at Camden Park.

South Australian trainer David Balfour with Right Fong at Camden Park. Source: News Limited

POPULAR South Australian trainer David Balfour finished his career just as he started it — with a winner.

Balfour’s final runner, Ardere, delivered on her promise to claim an easy victory at Balaklava, sending the veteran horseman out on a high before handing over the reins of the stable to his son Ryan.

This was the perfect way to end his outstanding career, giving him winning bookends after tasting success with his first ever runner — Track And Field — at Morphettville in 1985.

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Posted July 31, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Jockey Damien Oliver hopes metropolitan jockey premiership win has helped him regain some trust after his suspension for betting   Leave a comment

Jockey Damien Oliver hopes metropolitan jockey premiership win has helped him regain some trust after his suspension for betting

Damien Oliver returns to racing at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Damien Oliver returns to racing at Moonee Valley on Saturday. Source: News Corp Australia

DAMIEN Oliver hopes winning this season’s Melbourne metropolitan jockey premiership has regained him some trust after he served a 10-month suspension for placing a $10,000 winning bet on a horse he rode against.

He has just returned from a seven week working holiday in Mauritius and will have his first rides back at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

It’s the ninth time Oliver has claimed the title and achieved it despite missing the start of the season because of the suspension and then the last seven weeks of it when he went to Mauritius where his family joined him during the school holidays.

 

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Posted July 31, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

THE HUMMEL undefeated winning his fourth race since going to the Northern Territory with new trainer Kevin Lamprecht   Leave a comment

B E Winners Club

THE HUMMEL (Blks) TROBIS Bonus Scheme
3 year old bay gelding (29-8-2010) Sire: Bel Esprit Dam: Norway (Danzero) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr G Wells
Owners: R Lamprecht, G Aldam, A Rowe & J Smith
Colours: Yellow, Red Crossed Sashes And Crosses, Cap

The Hummel is unbeaten in NT from 4 runs for Kevin Lamprecht. Felicia Bergstrand was aboard the winner. GI pic:

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Trainer: Kevin Lamprecht (Alice Springs)     Jockey: Ms Felicia Bergstrand 58.5kg (a2)      Barrier:3

Record: 15:4-2-1     Prizemoney:$67,200    1st Up: 3:0-0-0    2nd Up: 3:0-1-0

Track: 3:3-0-0     Dist: 6:2-0-0     Track/Dist: 1:1-0-0     Distance(s) Won: 1100 (1), 1200 (2)

Fast: 0:0-0-0     Good: 5:3-0-0     Dead: 6:0-0-1     Slow: 1:0-1-0     Heavy: 2:0-1-0

Fannie Bay Race Results Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Race 1 – Top End Consulting Hcp (C4) – 1100m
Class: Class 4. Track: Good. Time: 1:04.97. Sectional Time: 0:36.21 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $23,000 – 1st: $15,410 2nd: $4,140 3rd: $2,070.
 1 2. The Hummel K J Lamprecht Ms F Bergstrand (3)
$3.50
56.5
3g   Bel Esprit x Norway (Danzero )
Lot 103; 2012 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale; Vendor – Shadow Glen, Modewarre; Buyer – Withdrawn
Previous Start: 1 – Fannie Bay 19/07/2014, Corestaff Hcp (62), 1200m Details
 2 3.5 6. Smudger S V Brown A Mallyon (6)
$6
55.5
3g   Magnus x Blow (End Sweep (USA) )
Lot 734; 2012 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale Ses 2; Vendor – Yallambee Stud, Romsey; Buyer – S Brown  $31,000
 3 1.8 1. Hand In Glove Ms L Gillett Ms K Cross (4)
$7.50
59.0
3g   Mutawaajid x Madame Danzer (Danzero )
Lot 227; 2012 MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Ses 2; Vendor – Commercial Thoroughbreds SA; Buyer – Psd $8,000 Res $10,000
 4 5.4 5. Dubyago D Leech J R Todd (2)
$3.50
55.5
3m   Astronomer Royal (USA) x Silver Moon (Platinum Scissors )
 5 6.2 4. Blue Shore Greg Connor Ms K Connor (5)
$5
56.0
3g   Undoubtedly x Blue Venture (Gallo Di Ferro (USA) )
 6 6.7 8. Senior Council J W Peacock Ms R Williams (1)
$17
53.0
3g   Hussonet (USA) x Legal Engagement (Thunder Gulch (USA) )
 7 8.0 7. Phoenix Arizona (NZ) D Leech Ms M Tyndall (7)
$26
54.0
3g   High Chaparral (IRE) x Summer Daze (Encosta De Lago )

Posted July 30, 2014 by belesprit09 in Progeny winners

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Get your fill of ‘Surf & Turf’ at the Bunker   Leave a comment

Get your fill of ‘Surf & Turf’ at the Bunker

You Have To Catch Her by David Rowe depicting Black Caviar as suitors were lining up to serve her is one of the many funny sporting cartoons on exhibition when the Bunker Cartoon Gallery shows ‘Surf and Turf’ from August 8.
You Have To Catch Her by David Rowe depicting Black Caviar as suitors were lining up to serve her is one of the many funny sporting cartoons on exhibition when the Bunker Cartoon Gallery shows ‘Surf and Turf’ from August 8.

TO HELP get into the mood for the upcoming Coffs Harbour Racing Carnival AND the Australian Surf Festival, the Bunker Cartoon Gallery is showing a series of funny sporting cartoons.

Beginning on August 8, the exhibition will also coincide with the Mens Foursomes Championships and the Mid North Coast Veteran Golfers Association’s Annual Tournament at the Coffs Harbour Golf Club.

“We’ve tried to offer cartoons for all kinds of sporty types – surfers, horse racing enthusiasts, golfers and bowlers – who are all enjoying exciting tournaments in our city during August,” the Gallery’s Director/Curator Dr Leigh Summers said.

 

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Posted July 30, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Robbie Laing blows up after Lord Of The Sky is allocated 60kg for Moonee Valley back-up   Leave a comment

Robbie Laing blows up after Lord Of The Sky is allocated 60kg for Moonee Valley back-up

Dwayne Dunn and Lord Of The Sky (right) surprisingly finish out of the placings in the Bl

Dwayne Dunn and Lord Of The Sky (right) surprisingly finish out of the placings in the Bletchingly Stakes. Picture: Getty Images Source: Getty Images

AN angry Robbie Laing has blasted racing officials for allocating his three year-old colt Lord Of The Sky with 60kg for Saturday’s open 1000m sprint at Moonee Valley.

The Cranbourne trainer has threatened to boycott the race, along with also not accepting with another of his horses — Boomwaa — which also been given top weight of 60kg in his 1000m race.

Both Laing’s horses have the top rating and weight in their races.

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Posted July 30, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Michael Cahill won’t go down without a fight, as jockeys’ premiership joust with Tim Bell goes down to the wire   Leave a comment

Michael Cahill won’t go down without a fight, as jockeys’ premiership joust with Tim Bell goes down to the wire

Tim Bell leads Michael Cahill (right) by one win heading into the final metro meeting of

Tim Bell leads Michael Cahill (right) by one win heading into the final metro meeting of the season. Picture: Regi Varghese Source: News Corp Australia

REIGNING champion Michael Cahill has refused to put up the white flag in the Brisbane jockeys’ premiership race despite conceding current leader Tim Bell has a better book of rides than him at Eagle Farm.

Bell (57 wins) leads by one win heading into the final metro meeting of the season on Wednesday, but Cahill (56 wins) is still holding on to hope of claiming back-to-back crowns.

“Anything can happen and I’m going in positive,” Cahill said.

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Posted July 30, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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