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Queensland Oaks 2015: Gai Waterhouse’s back-up plan a major plus for Bohemian Lily   Leave a comment

Queensland Oaks 2015: Gai Waterhouse’s back-up plan a major plus for Bohemian Lily

Gai Waterhouse has a great strike rate when backing up horses in big races. Picture: Tara

Gai Waterhouse has a great strike rate when backing up horses in big races. Picture: Tara Croser Source: News Corp Australia

GAI Waterhouse’s incredible record with horses backing up within seven days for a major race makes Bohemian Lily a formidable rival for Winx in Saturday’s Queensland Oaks.

Bohemian Lily’s romp in last Saturday’s The Roses produced an identical Weight For Age Performance Rating figure to the one lodged by Winx in the Sunshine Coast Guineas.

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Posted May 28, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Brendan McCarthy suspended three months   Leave a comment

Brendan McCarthy suspended three months

Date
May 28, 2015 – 12:02AM

Trainer Brendan McCarthy has been suspended for three months after pleading guilty to race-day treatment charges.

The McCarthy-trained Zedi Knight was engaged to race at Caulfield on April 4 but was scratched after Racing Victoria’s Compliance and Assurance team found a puncture wound to its neck.

McCarthy pleaded guilty to the charge of injecting a medication to Zedi Knight when he appeared before the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board.

He was also fined $750 for failing to record the treatment given to the sprinter.

McCarthy said he would not appeal.

Meanwhile, Ricky Maund faces two charges of the race-day administration of an alkalizing agent to Uncle Keithy at Caulfield on April 18.

Posted May 28, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Trainer Saab Hasan laments lost chance after owners sell Shoreham   Leave a comment

Trainer Saab Hasan laments lost chance after owners sell Shoreham

Trainer Saab Hasan enjoyed great success with his tough stayer Shoreham.

Trainer Saab Hasan enjoyed great success with his tough stayer Shoreham. Source: News Corp Australia

FLEMINGTON trainer Saab Hasan has lost talented stayer Shoreham.

“It is hurtful not because the owners wanted to sell him, but because we weren’t given the opportunity, as promised, to buy him,” Hasan said.

Saab bought the now five-year-old for $60,000 and he has earned almost $500,000.

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Posted May 28, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Hugh Bowman unharmed after horse reacts badly to being hit with whip   Leave a comment

Hugh Bowman unharmed after horse reacts badly to being hit with whip

Date
May 27, 2015 – 6:22PM
All OK: Hugh Bowman survived a fall at Canterbury, walking away unharmed.All OK: Hugh Bowman survived a fall at Canterbury, walking away unharmed. Photo: Getty Images

Hugh Bowman survived a major scare at Canterbury after walking away unharmed from a fall – triggered when a horse he was riding reacted badly to being hit with the whip – and will be fit to partner Queensland Oaks favourite Winx at Doomben on Saturday.

The favourite for the Sydney jockeys title luckily escaped any injury after Californian Man veered sharply off the track when trying to gun down leader and eventual winner Cisco Kid in the second race on Wednesday.

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Posted May 28, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Robert Smerdon’s group 1 fillies the entree for royal appointment   Leave a comment

Robert Smerdon’s group 1 fillies the entree for royal appointment

Date
May 27, 2015 – 2:56PM
Regal pose: Robert Smerdon's sprinter Shamal Wind is bound for Royal Ascot.Regal pose: Robert Smerdon’s sprinter Shamal Wind is bound for Royal Ascot. Photo: Vince Caligiuri

Robert Smerdon would like to think of it as just another race, but getting fitted for a top hat and tails was a giveaway that Oakleigh Plate winner Shamal Wind’s next start will be something special.

She will be the final leg of a group 1 trio in the next month for the stable when she steps onto racing’s biggest stage at Royal Ascot.

“It is no different to going to Seymour or Caulfield, you have to have your horse right on the day,” Smerdon said.

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Posted May 28, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Stradbroke Handicap 2015: Boban key to Lumosty’s fate of securing start in Group 1 sprint   Leave a comment

Stradbroke Handicap 2015: Boban key to Lumosty’s fate of securing start in Group 1 sprint

Lumosty is 20th in the order of entry for the Stradbroke Handicap.

Lumosty is 20th in the order of entry for the Stradbroke Handicap. Source: Getty Images

THE fate of Robert Smerdon’s Stradbroke Handicap second favourite Lumosty is in many ways in the hands of top Sydney trainer Chris Waller.

Waller will decide on Thursday if his Doomben 10,000 winner, Boban, takes his place in Saturday week’s 1350m sprint.

Waller had initially ruled out the race but said on Wednesday: “If it was worth $750,000, you would probably say no, but it’s worth $2 million.’’

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Posted May 28, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

BEL ESPRIT REACHES A LANDMARK   Leave a comment

BEL ESPRIT REACHES A LANDMARK

Bel Esprit

The Eliza Park International-based stallion Bel Esprit(Royal Academy) recorded his 500th individual winner last week when Another Girl (4 m ex Aranta by Tale Of The Cat) won the Maiden Handicap (1350m) at Ipswich on Wednesday. Winner 501 followed in the very next race when Maraska (4 m ex Ripe Plum by Spectrum) also won a Maiden Handicap (1350m). Bel Esprit will stand at Eliza Park International’s Queensland property in 2015 for a fee of just $18,700 (inc GST).

Black Caviar

One of only 7 stallions to appear in Australian top 20 for the past 7 seasonChampSire of racing immortal, Black Caviar and G1 winners Bel Sprinter, Bel Mer etc.Progeny earnings now in excess of $40 million.

Race this impressive Magic Millions Colt by Bel Esprit, Victoria’s Leading Sire of winners for the past four consecutive racing season!
This Super VOBIS nominated and VOBIS GOLD eligible colt is out of the winning Keltrice mare Rip Trice, already the dam of the stakes performed juvenile The Annihilator.
Set to be trained by none other than Bel Esprit’s biggest fan, Peter Moody himself, the very trainer of the Champion Black Caviar (above),  who like our colt is bred on the 3 x 4 Vain duplication.
See his video in work HERE

Posted May 27, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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