Brisbane Winter Carnival: Lloyd Kennewell hopes for change in fortunes at Doomben   Leave a comment

Brisbane Winter Carnival: Lloyd Kennewell hopes for change in fortunes at Doomben

Baligari wins at Morphettville. Picture: Atkins Photography

Baligari wins at Morphettville. Picture: Atkins Photography Source: Supplied

LLOYD Kennewell hopes to turn a luckless Adelaide Carnival into another successful Queensland raid with a big team of horses at Doomben on Saturday.

Track Talk (22/5)

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Posted May 22, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Jim Moloney, the treasure of Australian racing, inducted into Hall of Fame   Leave a comment

Jim Moloney, the treasure of Australian racing, inducted into Hall of Fame

Date
May 21, 2015 – 1:53PM

From his large comfortable chair in a bayside nursing home, Jim Moloney was still deflecting much of the praise as the veteran trainer spoke of his upcoming induction into racing’s Hall of Fame.

At 90, the father of two trainers and the grandfather of a leading jockey, is one of the most revered trainers in Australia, especially following the deeds of arguably Australia’s greatest sprinter Vain.

“I can’t take much of the praise. It’s always been, since I started training, a team effort. But I’ve got to tell you, I’m terribly proud,” Moloney said.

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Posted May 22, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Kate Waterhouse named ambassador for Stradbroke Handicap at carnival   Leave a comment

Kate Waterhouse named ambassador for Stradbroke Handicap at carnival

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May 21, 2015 – 5:35PM
Fashionista Kate Waterhouse will check out the best-dressed at the Brisbane Racing Carnival.Fashionista Kate Waterhouse will check out the best-dressed at the Brisbane Racing Carnival. Photo: Matt Roberts/Getty Images

Kate Waterhouse will be one of the faces of Brisbane’s racing carnival, with the media personality announced as the ambassador for the June 6 Stradbroke Handicap.

She joins Rachael Finch, Jodi Anasta and Jessica Mauboy as celebrities who are either performers or ambassadors of the carnival.

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Posted May 22, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Sam Kavanagh stood down and to face cobalt, caffeine and treatment charges   Leave a comment

Sam Kavanagh stood down and to face cobalt, caffeine and treatment charges

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May 21, 2015 – 1:43PM
Stood down: Sam Kavanagh.Stood down: Sam Kavanagh. Photo: Paul Harris

Rosehill trainer Sam Kavanagh has been stood down by Racing NSW stewards and will face an inquiry next month to answer eight charges relating to the use of cobalt and caffeine and the raceday treatment of three horses.

“Stewards formed the opinion that Mr Kavanagh’s continued participation in racing might pose an unacceptable risk to, prejudice or undermine the image, interests or integrity of racing,” a release from chairman of stewards Ray Murrihy stated.

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Posted May 22, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

James Cummings eyes Queensland Derby with High Midnight   Leave a comment

James Cummings eyes Queensland Derby with High Midnight

High Midnight is on a path towards the Queensland Derby. Picture: Loren Wadsworth

High Midnight is on a path towards the Queensland Derby. Picture: Loren Wadsworth Source: Supplied

JAMES Cummings is banking on Tree Of Jesse bouncing back to winning form and expects High Midnight to continue his rise through the staying ranks at Randwick on Saturday.

Both three-year-olds raced at Rosehill two weeks ago with mixed results. Tree Of Jesse was unplaced as favourite, while High Midnight got the cash after drifting from $5.50 to $8.

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Posted May 22, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Weekend Best Bets   Leave a comment

Weekend Best Bets

Lumosty was simply breathtaking last start when defying a betting drift to bolt in. Can d

Lumosty was simply breathtaking last start when defying a betting drift to bolt in. Can do the same again. Picture: Getty Images Source: Getty Images

OUR experts give you an early shot at finding a winner as they look at the major races around the nation.

RANDWICK

RAY THOMAS (Daily Telegraph). Tipster’s form: 86260

ALBERTO MAGIC

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Posted May 22, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

RIAPINKA (Bel Esprit-Elambari) Jot this name down He won his trial by 6 lengths and it could have been 10   Leave a comment

Gosford barrier trials – 4 horses to follow from May 18

Ric Chapman in Trials 20 May 2015
  • Sensational 2YO trial
  • Kris Lees has a strong team returning
  • The disappointing Slow Pace finally impresse

Ric Chapman provides the lowdown on Gosford’s barrier trials from May 18 and picks out the horses to follow.
The Gosford trials were conducted on a very Heavy 10 surface on Monday and it seemed every one of the eight trials contained about 200 Kris Lees-trained runners.
How he continually found jocks amazed me the most. Well…not the most.
Lees has an unraced two-year-old in his stable by Black Caviar’s sire Bel Esprit who looks to be sensational. He trailled that way in super quick time – faster than anything else all morning and he didn’t seem to care one iota about the rather wet condition of the track. Keep an eye out for Riapinka.
Also on the morning, Lees produced his one-time highly promising galloper Slow Pace, who has been racing slowly for over a year now, and in the trial the spring in his step was back.
 
Trial highlights:
SAVANERO is a four-year-old maiden galloper with enormous upside. He’s by Savabeel and as such, because he has taken time to grow into himself, hasn’t had much racing. But the wait will be worth it when you see him in a 1200-1400m maiden soon. He has moxxy and he served it up to the smart open grade performer Oakfield Commands in this trial, going down by a neck. And the winner had a tiny apprentice on board too. Can’t wait until trainer Lees produces this gelding.
RAIDO This three-year-old is going to have a good campaign this time around if this trial is anything to go be. He was cantering in second spot behind Class 1 galloper Safe Harbour in useful time. When last in work, he was racing at the provincials and showing speed and heart. This time around that speed is still evident but he has furnished into a much bigger and better version of himself. He is very fast and will take catching at Class 1 provincial level before progressing to midweek grade.
MOSSY’S DAY is an unraced three-year-old filly by Mossman and hailing from the Wyong yard of Kristen Buchanan. I’m looking forward to her running at say Scone or Muswellbrook soon in a maiden…especially if it’s wet. She toyed with her rivals, revelling in the going as all the Mossman breed seem to do. Her overall time was strong for the 800m trial and she looks prime now to race and race well.
RIAPINKA (Bel Esprit-Elambari) Jot this name down, then underline it. He is gangly and throws his front legs out in a strange galloping style…but it is effective. He won his trial by 6 lengths and it could have been 10. He ran over a second faster than the nearest trial, this included the open trials as well, and was two seconds faster than some trials. That’s 12 lengths superior. He has speed, but his acceleration is sublime. I have no idea what Kris Lees has in mind for him but I’d be heading to Queensland for some Black Type. He looks that smart. So if he shows up at the provincials in the next week or so instead of Brisbane…get on with all you have.

Posted May 21, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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