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Daily News | 24th September 2018

  • NEW Chautauqua to Trial Friday Night

    Monday, 24th September 2018
    Chautauqua will take the next step in attempting to resurrect his racing career when he trials at the Moir Stakes meeting at Moonee Valley this Friday night, reports racing.com. The open trial will be run over 1000 metres with a maximum of seven runners. It will take place between races four and five at approximately 8:20pm. If Chautauqua jumps satisfactorily and passes the trial, it is likely Racing Victoria stewards will permit him to be nominated for races in Victoria. "It’s very exciting with the people’s champion, the grey flash being back at The Valley on Friday night albeit for a trial," said Alistair Dwyer, The Valley’s media and communications manager. "If he jumps, I think the crowd will go absolutely nuts and so we’re really looking forward to it and hopefully it really adds to the night of racing."

    Chautauqua (image: Mark Gatt)
  • NEW Chautauqua Firms for Final Everest Slot

    Monday, 24th September 2018
    Neil Werrett, who along with Max Whitby holds the final slot for next month's Everest, says Chautauqua could be chosen as their representative for the world's richest turf race if he passes his trial test at Moonee Valley on Friday night. "He's definitely in the mix," Werrett told Melbourne's Radio Sport National. "The Hawkes team is a well-oiled machine and very good with their horses and we've got a lot of faith in the Hawkes team so if they say he's ready to roll, he'll definitely come into calculations. He's definitely one that can win the race." Interestingly, Werrett indicated that smart 3YO Graff, who was third in last weekend's Gr1 Golden Rose, was also a horse the slot-holders were considering. "I thought Graff was very unlucky after looking at the replays on Saturday," he said. "If he had won on Saturday and the owners wanted to run in the Everest, we would have been keen to have him on board." He added: "Whether it would interrupt his campaign going to the Coolmore, that's up for Kris and the owners to decide."
  • NEW Redzel To Relaunch in Premiere

    Monday, 24th September 2018
    Star sprinter Redzel is ready to relaunch his Everest campaign in the Gr2 Premiere Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday. The defending Everest champion has fully recovered from muscle soreness which precipitated his withdrawal from the Gr2 Shorts at Randwick nine days ago. "He is fine now, he is good as gold. He is good to go and he will be running very well, they will know he is there," co-trainer Peter Snowden told racenet. "It doesn’t matter in some ways but I want to see him run well and I know he will run well. He is in good order." Snowden added: "I was super happy with his gallop last Thursday morning and he will have another gallop on Tuesday.

    Redzel (image: Steve Hart)
  • The Autumn Sun Wins Gr1 Golden Rose

    Monday, 24th September 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
    -
    J: K Mc Evoy
    T: C J Waller
    W: 56.5 kgs
    S: Redoute's Choice
    D: Azmiyna
    0.2L
    J: J B Mc Donald
    T: C J Waller
    W: 56.5 kgs
    S: Zoustar
    D: Pasar Silbano
    1.0L
    J: J R Collett
    T: K A Lees
    W: 56.5 kgs
    S: Star Witness
    D: Dinkum Diamond
    1.5L
    J: C W Brown
    T: Brad Widdup
    W: 56.5 kgs
    S: Snitzel
    D: Tallow

    At Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, Arrowfield Stud's multiple Champion Australian Sire Redoute's Choice (Danehill-Shantha's Choice, by Canny Lad) celebrated an elite race success when outstanding 3YO Australian-bred colt The Autumn Sun (Redoute's Choice -Azmiyna, by Galileo) stamped himself as the best 3YO in Australia when storming home from an impossible position to score a brilliant win in the $1 million Gr1 Golden Rose (1400m) for 3YOs, defeating stable-mate Zousain & Graff. Remarkably, this was the second top-flight success for the lightly raced The Autumn Sun who must surely now have every 3YO spring feature at his mercy. Among those races is the Caulfield Guineas, where trainer Chris Waller says "he’ll be two lengths better when he gets to a mile". "I don't have to say too much. He's a very good horse as you saw," Waller told Sky Racing. "When the draw came out he was 11 of 11 so it wasn't going to be easy but I'd rather him there because I know how good he is and for him to finish off over the top of a good field it was pretty special." Waller added: "I thought the stable-mate [Zousain] was home but I think he might have been beaten by a pretty special one. His value has skyrocketed again today." Purchased for $700,000 by his trainer Chris Waller & Hermitage Thoroughbreds at the 2017 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Arrowfield Stud, The Autumn Sun is out of the unraced Galileo mare Azmiyna, a half-sister to the Aga Khan's ill-fated multiple Gr1 winner and former Brighthill Farm shuttler Azamour (Night Shift-Asmara, by Lear Fan). With a pedigree like that, he is without question the most valuable stud prospect in the country. The Autumn Sun extended his imposing record to 4 wins (including the Gr1 JJ Atkins Plate) and 1 placing (the Gr2 Stan Fox Stakes) from 5 starts for $1,113,021 in earnings.

    The Autumn Sun (image: Steve Hart)
  • Autumn Sun Rises to Golden Rose Glory

    Monday, 24th September 2018
    The Autumn Sun became the 10th multiple Group 1 winner for his peerless sire Redoute’s Choice with a breath-taking finish in Saturday’s $1 million Gr1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m). It was an appropriately high-class performance to mark the 50th Group 1 win on Redoute’s Choice’s remarkable 16-season record. The colt had all his rivals ahead of him at the 300-metre mark, and 100 metres later had caught only one of them, while up front his stable-mate Zousain made what looked like a winning break. Then Kerrin McEvoy swung The Autumn Sun wide, giving him the space he needed to storm home for an stunning last-to-first win defeating Zousain by a short neck with the favourite Graff a length away in third. Bred by Arrowfield’s joint venture with HH The Aga Khan, The Autumn Sun was purchased for $700,000 from the Stud’s 2017 Inglis Easter draft by Hermitage Thoroughbreds & Chris Waller Racing, assisted by agent Guy Mulcaster. He is the second foal of the young Galileo mare Azmiyna, an unraced half-sister to European Champion Azamour. The Autumn Sun also became the 16th million-dollar earner by Redoute’s Choice.
  • Jungle Cat Wins Gr1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes

    Monday, 24th September 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
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    J: J Doyle
    T: Charlie Appleby
    W: 58 kgs
    S: Iffraaj
    D: Mike's Wildcat
    0.1L
    J: L Currie
    T: Tony McEvoy
    W: 53 kgs
    S: High Chaparral
    D: Pretty Penny
    0.2L
    J: Damian Lane
    T: D K Weir
    W: 54 kgs
    S: Stratum
    D: Dancing
    1.2L
    J: M Zahra
    T: James Cummings
    W: 57 kgs
    S: Starspangledbanner
    D: Blissful Beat

    At Caulfield in Melbourne on Saturday, Haunui Farm shuttler Iffraaj (Zafonic-Pastorale, by Nureyev) celebrated a Gr1 triumph when 7YO entire Jungle Cat (Iffraaj-Mike's Wildcat, by Forest Wildcat) scored by 0.1-length for Godolphin’s UK-based trainer Charlie Appleby in the $500,000 Sir Rupert Clare Stakes (1400m) from 6YO gelding Dollar For Dollar and 5YO entire Land Of Plenty. Having his first start in Australia, the globally successful Jungle Cat was perfectly positioned by James Doyle to go about reeling in the tenaciously brave Dollar For Dollar who went within a whisker of making every post a winner. Usurping his better fancied Australian-trained Godolphin contemporaries, Jungle Cat could not have had better form coming into the race having won the Gr1 Alquoz Sprint in Dubai last March. "It's great to have a Group 1 winner here," enthused an elated Appleby, who revealed it was always the intention after Jungle Cat’s Dubai Gr1 accomplishment to head to the Sir Rupert Clarke given its status as one of the few open class Gr1 1400m races in the world. His second Gr1 victory, and fourth consecutive race win, took Jungle Cat’s record to 8 wins (also including the Gr2 Al Fahidi Fort Stakes) & 12 placings (including the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot, Gr2 July Stakes and Gr2 Criterion Stakes at Newmarket, Gr2 Richmond Stakes at Goodwood, Gr2 Gimcrack Stakes at York, Gr3 Meydan Sprint and Gr3 Palace House Stakes at Newmarket) from 31 starts for $2,247,958 earnings. Also 4th in the Gr1 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, Jungle Cat is perfectly credentialled as a future dual Hemisphere stud prospect for Darley.

    Jungle Cat (image: Mark Gatt)
  • Melody Belle Wins Gr1 Windsor Park Plate

    Monday, 24th September 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
    -
    J: R S Rusof
    T: J W Richards
    W: 56.5 kgs
    S: Commands
    D: Meleka Belle
    1.8L
    J: C W Johnson
    T: M & M Pitman
    W: 56.5 kgs
    S: Savabeel
    D: Eudora
    3.1L
    J: J L Waddell
    T: J Benner & H Wynyard
    W: 59 kgs
    S: Iffraaj
    D: Western Star
    3.3L
    J: G L Cooksley
    T: Ms S Hale
    W: 59 kgs
    S: Shinko King
    D: Regelle

    At Hastings in New Zealand, Darley's deceased Gr3-winning & multiple Gr1-placed stallion Commands (Danehill-Cotehele House, by My Swanee) celebrated an elite race success when classy 4YO New Zealand-bred filly Melody Belle (Commands-Meleka Belle, by Iffraaj) scored a dominant win in the second leg of the Hawke's Bay triple crown - the $200,000 weight-for-age Gr1 Windsor Park Plate (1600m), defeating Savvy Coup & Wyndspelle. Crowned New Zealand's champion 2YO in 2016, Melody Belle was purchased for just $57,500 by Te Akau Racing principal David Ellis on behalf of Fortuna Bloodstock at the 2016 NZB Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of Haunui Farm. She improved her record to 8 wins (including the  Gr1 Tarzino Trophy, Gr1 Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes, Gr2 Foxbridge Plate, Gr2 BRC Sires' Produce Stakes, Gr3 Mongolian Khan Trophy & Listed Karaka Million) and 2 placings (including the Gr2 WRC Wakefield Challenge Stakes) from 15 starts for NZ$1,164,401 in earnings. Trainer Jamie Richards said Melody Belle would now be speleld and aimed at the feature spints over the summer. "Outstanding," he told NZ Racing Desk. "I think we will just look after and give her a spell now. We’ll get her ready for the Railway (Stakes) and then the Telegraph at Wellington."

  • Written By Returns in Style

    Monday, 24th September 2018
    Gr1 winning colt Written By made a successful return to racing when winning the Skyline Education Foundation Plate (1000m) at Caulfield on Saturday. The son of Written Tycoon, who won four of his five starts as a 2YO including the Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m), will now head towards the stallion-making Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on 3 November. "It's always in the back of your mind that they don't come back so it's a big relief," trainer Grahame Begg told racing.com. "He's thickened right up along the neck and he's taken that physical improvement. He's about 35 kilograms heavier than he was on Slipper Day. He's gone from a boy to a man." Begg added: "He's got about three-and-half-weeks to the Blue Sapphire and then a two-and-a-half week buffer into the Coolmore and that will be it for him this spring."

    Written By (image: Mark Gatt)
  • Noire Wins Gr2 Shannon Stakes

    Monday, 24th September 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
    -
    J: Tommy Berry
    T: C J Waller
    W: 53.5 kgs
    S: Foxwedge
    D: Valadon
    0.3L
    J: B Avdulla
    T: M, W & J Hawkes
    W: 54 kgs
    S: Rip Van Winkle
    D: Her Royal Highness
    0.8L
    J: K Mc Evoy
    T: C J Waller
    W: 53.5 kgs
    S: High Chaparral
    D: Starspangled
    1.1L
    J: Tim Clark
    T: G Waterhouse & A Bott
    W: 56.5 kgs
    S: Snitzel
    D: Workhard

    At Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, Newgate Farm's Gr1-winning Australian-bred shuttler Foxwedge (Fastnet Rock-Forest Native, by Forest Wildcat) added a Group race success when 5YO Australian-bred mare Noire (Foxwedge-Valadon, by Woodman) opened her stakes account in the $200,000 Gr2 Shannon Stakes (1500m) for 3YO+, defeating Kingsguard & Youngstar. Noire, who was purchased by Star Thoroughbreds for $135,000 at the 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, improved her record to 7 wins and 5 placings (including the Gr2 Sheraco Stakes) from 15 starts for $458,095 in earnings.

    Noire (image: Steve Hart)
  • Shumookh Wins Gr2 Golden Pendant

    Monday, 24th September 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
    -
    J: Tim Clark
    T: G Waterhouse & A Bott
    W: 54 kgs
    S: Dream Ahead
    D: Shamekha
    0.1L
    J: J B Mc Donald
    T: Bjorn Baker
    W: 55 kgs
    S: Not A Single Doubt
    D: Sky Cuddle
    0.5L
    J: B Avdulla
    T: K A Lees
    W: 55 kgs
    S: Canford Cliffs
    D: The Baroness
    1.3L
    J: J Bowman
    T: C J Waller
    W: 56.5 kgs
    S: I Am Invincible
    D: Abscond

    At Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, Emirates Park's & Aquis Farm's 5-time Gr1-winning shuttler Dream Ahead (Diktat-Land Of Dreams, by Cadeaux Genereux) added a Group race success when 4YO Australian-bred mare Shumookh (Dream Ahead-Shamekha, by Secret Savings) opened her stakes account courtesy of a bold front-running win in the $400,000 Gr2 Golden Pendant (1400m) for 3YO+ fillies & mares, defeating Champagne Cuddles & Princess Posh. A homebred for Emirates Park, Shumookh is out of former top-class mare Shamekha, winner of the Gr1 TJ Smith Stakes, Gr1 All Aged Stakes and Gr1 Coolmore Classic. Shumookh improved her record to 2 wins and 4 placings (including the Gr1 Surround Stakes & Gr2 Light Fingers Stakes) from 7 starts for $384,495 in earnings.

    Shumookh (image: Steve Hart)
  • Miss Admiration Wins Gr3 JRA Trophy

    Monday, 24th September 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
    -
    J: J Ford
    T: M G Price
    W: 53 kgs
    S: Sebring
    D: Admiring
    1.8L
    J: A Adkins
    T: R A Freedman
    W: 53 kgs
    S: Teofilo
    D: Lady Nikolay
    2.0L
    J: K Mc Evoy
    T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig
    W: 53 kgs
    S: Sir Percy
    D: Ledahead
    2.3L
    J: Tommy Berry
    T: Ms K Waugh
    W: 53.5 kgs
    S: Teofilo
    D: Royals Special

    At Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, Widden Stud's former Australian champion 2YO colt Sebring (More Than Ready-Purespeed, by Flying Spur) added a Group race success when 4YO Australian-bred mare Miss Admiration (Sebring-Admiring, by Street Cry) opened her stakes account with a withering last-to-first win in the $160,000 Gr3 JRA Trophy (2400m) for 3YO+, defeating Shalmaneser & Sin To Win. Racing in the red and yellow colours of Segenhoe Stud, Miss Admiration improved her record to 2 wins and 3 placings from 16 starts for $284,545 in earnings. Miss Admiration was a $210,000 purchase at the 2016 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

  • Thinkin' Big Wins Gr3 Gloaming Stakes

    Monday, 24th September 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
    -
    J: Tim Clark
    T: G Waterhouse & A Bott
    W: 56.5 kgs
    S: High Chaparral
    D: Nothin' Leica Cat
    2.5L
    J: J B Mc Donald
    T: David Payne
    W: 56.5 kgs
    S: All Too Hard
    D: Gayika
    4.3L
    J: B Avdulla
    T: M, W & J Hawkes
    W: 56.5 kgs
    S: Dundeel
    D: Cerberus Gal
    5.2L
    J: Tommy Berry
    T: Paul Messara
    W: 54.5 kgs
    S: Redoute's Choice
    D: Desert Fight

    At Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, Coolmore’s deceased dual Derby-winning shuttler & 6-time Gr1 victor High Chaparral (Sadler's Wells-Kasora, by Dashaan) added a Group race success when 3YO Australian-bred colt Thinkin’ Big (High Chaparral-Nothin’ Leica Cat, by Tale of The Cat) looked a horse destined for a bigger things when bounding clear for a strong front-running win in the $200,000 Gr3 Gloaming Stakes (1800m) for 3YOs, defeating Tarka & Irukandji. A homebred for Dodmark Thoroughbreds, Thinkin' Big is a sibling to Gr3 winner Stampede and improved his record to 3 wins and 1 placing from 4 starts for $228,345 in earnings. Co-trainer Adrian Bott said Thinkin’ Big will be aimed at the Gr1 Spring Champion Stakes in Sydney and the Gr1 Victoria Derby in Melbourne. “He's a very professional colt and a really exciting horse for us going forward,” Bott said. “He'll back up in the Spring Champion Stakes in a fortnight, then it's on to Melbourne for the Derby.”

    Thinkin' Big (image: Steve Hart)
  • Night's Watch Wins Gr3 MRC Foundation Cup

    Monday, 24th September 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
    -
    J: Damian Lane
    T: D K Weir
    W: 55 kgs
    S: Redwood
    D: Glory Run
    0.4L
    J: Ms L J Meech
    T: T Busuttin & N Young
    W: 55 kgs
    S: Redwood
    D: Diva In Red
    0.5L
    J: Damien Thornton
    T: M Ellerton & S Zahra
    W: 54 kgs
    S: Zacinto
    D: Theatre Buff
    1.8L
    J: D Dunn
    T: L O'Sullivan & A Scott
    W: 56.5 kgs
    S: Myboycharlie
    D: Giant Mystique

    At Caulfield in Melbourne, Westbury Stud's Gr1-winning stallion Redwood (High Chaparral-Arum Lily, by Woodman) added an important Group success when 5YO gelding Night's Watch (Redwood-Glory Run, by Exceed And Excel) scored by 0.4-length for trainer Darren Weir in the $150,000 Gr3 Foundation Cup (2000m), defeating 5YO gelding Rising Red & 5YO gelding Odeon. The victory was pivotal for the OTI Racing-campaigned Night’s Watch to force his way into next month’s Gr1 Caulfield Cup field. Having done his early racing in New Zealand, the kiwi-bred 5YO’s first black-type triumph advanced his record to 8 wins & 4 placings (including last start’s Gr2 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes at Moonee Valley) from 17 starts for $433,403 earnings. Trainer Darren Weir noted after the race that, despite the guaranteed Caulfield Cup berth for Night’s Watch, the promising stayer will head to the Caulfield Stakes before a firm decision is made, revealing: “If he runs well in the Caulfield Stakes, he can back-up in the Caulfield Cup the following week. But if it's not this year, it'll be next year."

    Night's Watch (image: Mark Gatt)
  • Winter Bride Wins Gr3 Ladbrokes Odds Boost Stakes

    Monday, 24th September 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
    -
    J: Ryan Maloney
    T: A J Edmonds
    W: 55 kgs
    S: Not A Single Doubt
    D: Amberino
    0.5L
    J: Regan Bayliss
    T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig
    W: 57 kgs
    S: Testa Rossa
    D: Ellicorsam
    0.8L
    J: Chris Parnham
    T: D K Weir
    W: 55 kgs
    S: Snitzel
    D: Rapidement
    1.6L
    J: M Zahra
    T: David Pfieffer
    W: 56 kgs
    S: Snitzel
    D: Lady Beckworth

    At Caulfield in Melbourne, Arrowfield Stud's multiple stakes-winning stallion Not A Single Doubt (Redoute's Choice-Single's Bar, by Rory's Jester) added a Group success when 4YO mare Winter Bride (Not A Single Doubt-Amberino, by Perugino) scored by 0.5-length for Queensland trainer Toby Edmonds in the $150,000 Gr3 Ladbrokes Odds Boost Stakes (1200m) for 4YOs+, defeating 5YO mare Ellicazoom & 4YO mare Platinum Angel. Providing Segenhoe Stud with their second stakes-winner on Saturday, hat-trick winner Winter Bride is a black-type bridesmaid no more after her only two previous stakes-race outings resulted in placings. Despite starting well from her extreme outside barrier, Winter Bride found herself with a bit of work to do in the home stretch, coming wide with a sustained run that suggests further riches lie in store. Now the winner of 7 races with 5 placings (including Queensland’s Listed Daybreak Lover Plate & Listed Mode Stakes) from 15 starts, Winter Bride’s earnings increased to $320,300. Her dam Amberino was a talented racemare, winning Sydney’s Gr2 Emanicpation Stakes to complement a swag of Group and Listed placings.

  • Avantage Wins Gr3 Gold Trail Stakes

    Monday, 24th September 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
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    J: D S Johnson
    T: J W Richards
    W: 56.5 kgs
    S: Fastnet Rock
    D: Asavant
    0.1L
    J: S T Collett
    T: G Lowry & G Cullen
    W: 56.5 kgs
    S: Showcasing
    D: Xpress
    3.9L
    J: C E Lammas
    T: G Richardson & G Parker
    W: 56.5 kgs
    S: Smart Missile
    D: Sherbet Bomb
    4.4L
    J: M D Hills
    T: S B Marsh
    W: 56.5 kgs
    S: Tavistock
    D: Head Enfilade

    At Hastings in New Zealand, Coolmore's former Gr1-winning Champion Australian Sire Fastnet Rock (Danehill-Piccadilly Circus, by Royal Academy) celebrated an elite race success when classy 3YO Australian-bred filly Avantage (Fastnet Rock-Asavant, by Zabeel) picked up where she left off last season with a determined win in the $70,000 Gr3 Gold Trail Stakes (1200m) for 3YO fillies, defeating Xpression & Rocket Fuel. Crowned last season's champion New Zealand 2YO, Avantage advanced her record to 6 wins (including the Gr1 Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes & Listed Karaka Million 2YO) and 1 placing (the Gr1 Sistema Diamond Stakes) from 7 starts for NZ$786,120 in earnings. Avantage is being aimed at the Gr1 New Zealand 1,000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton in November. "She’s a champion filly who has come back in really good order," trainer Jamie Richards told NZ Racing Desk. "She will improve a lot from that." From the stakes winning Zabeel mare Asavant, Avantage was a $210,000 purchase by Te Akau Racing principal David Ellis at the 2017 NZB Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of The Oaks Stud.

  • Thrilling Start to NZB Filly of the Year Series

    Monday, 24th September 2018
    Saturday’s $70,000 Group 3 Hawke’s Bay Breeders’ Gold Trail Stakes (1200m) at Hastings was the first leg of the 47th New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series, and it has set the bar high with a thrilling battle down the home straight. Star billing in the lead-up to the race deservedly belonged to last season’s champion 2YO Avantage who defeated the locally trained Xpression by a short head. “The really good horses find a way to get to the line in front, and that’s what she did today,” trainer Jamie Richards said. “She was the champion two-year-old last season, and she’s come back in great order. The second horse is a serious filly, it was a great race between two very promising horses, and she just toughed it out.” Avantage takes the early Filly of the Year Series lead with 6 points. Xpression picked up three points with her second placing on Saturday, while Rocket Fuel (third) collected 1.5. The second leg of the Series is the prestigious $400,000 Group 1 gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton on November 17, for which Avantage is now the $3 favourite.
  • Moss 'N' Dale Wins Listed Tokyo City Cup

    Monday, 24th September 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
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    J: Jack Martin
    T: Peter Gelagotis
    W: 57 kgs
    S: Castledale
    D: Hot 'n' Moss
    2.0L
    J: Raquel Clark
    T: L Macdonald & A Gluyas
    W: 56.5 kgs
    S: Rebel Raider
    D: Reliability
    2.5L
    J: C J Parish
    T: Tony McEvoy
    W: 57 kgs
    S: Big Brown
    D: Innishbeg
    2.7L
    J: Justin Huxtable
    T: Chris Bieg
    W: 57 kgs
    S: Time Thief
    D: Babieta

    At Morphettville Parks in Adelaide, multiple Gr1-winning sire Castledale (Peintre Celebre-Louju, by Silver Hawk) added a black-type success when 6YO New Zealand-bred gelding Moss ‘N’ Dale (Castledale-Hot 'n' Moss, by Strategic Image) posted the second stakes win of his career with a comfortable win in the $100,000 Listed Tokyo City Cup (1800m) for 3YO+, defeating Pretty Punk & Brown Ben. Trained by Peter Gelagotis, Moss ‘N’ Dale improved his record to 13 wins (including the Listed Sale Cup) and 9 placings (including the Listed Seymour Cup) from 30 starts for $645,930 in earnings.

  • Mystic Journey Wins Listed Aquis Jim Moloney Stakes

    Monday, 24th September 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
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    J: A Darmanin
    T: Adam Trinder
    W: 57 kgs
    S: Needs Further
    D: White Gold
    2.3L
    J: Jamie Kah
    T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig
    W: 57 kgs
    S: Lope De Vega
    D: Cutting Remark
    2.6L
    J: Clayton Douglas
    T: S P Nichols
    W: 56 kgs
    S: Dawn Approach
    D: Takanori
    3.4L
    J: John Allen
    T: D K Weir
    W: 57 kgs
    S: Eurozone
    D: Soft Landing

    At Caulfield in Melbourne on Saturday, Armidale Stud's Gr3-winning stallion Needs Further (Encosta de Lago-Crowned Glory, by Danehill) added a black-type success when emerging Spring Carnival filly Mystic Journey (Needs Further-White Gold, by Colombia) scored by 2.3-lengths for trainer Adam Trinder in the $120,000 Listed Jim Moloney Stakes (1400m) for 3YO fillies, defeating Spanish Whisper & Tahitian Dancer. Camped just off the leading division in the run, Mystic Journey worked into the race strongly once into the straight, hitting the front after the 200m point and careering away. An $11,000 purchase at the 2017 Magic Millions Tasmanian Yearling Sale by her trainer, Mystic Journey improved her record to 5 wins (including Tasmania’s Listed Elwick Stakes) from 8 starts for $194,850 earnings. The authority of her win stamps Mystic Journey as a legitimate prospect for next month’s Gr1 One Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield, for which connections would have to pay a $27,000 late entry fee.

  • Emily Margaret Wins Listed Canterbury Belle Stakes

    Monday, 24th September 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
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    J: J J Fawcett
    T: K & P Hughes
    W: 56.5 kgs
    S: Pins
    D: Seven Schillings
    0.5L
    J: B E Grylls
    T: A W Pike
    W: 56.5 kgs
    S: Showcasing
    D: Spera
    2.8L
    J: J D Laking
    T: J W Richards
    W: 56.5 kgs
    S: Zoustar
    D: Kakakakatie
    4.1L
    J: Ms K Williams
    T: K M James
    W: 56.5 kgs
    S: Captain Rio
    D: Pick Me Up

    At Riccarton in New Zealand, Waikato Stud's deceased Gr1 Australian Guineas-winning stallion Pins (Snippets-No Finer, by Kaoru Star) added a black-type success when 3YO New Zealand-bred filly Emily Margaret (Pins-Seven Schillings, by O'Reilly) opened her stakes account when landing the $50,000 Listed Canterbury Belle Stakes (1200m) for 3YO fillies, defeating Wekaforce & Quattro Katie. Purchased for $55,000 at the 2017 NZB Select Yearling Sale from the draft of Trelawney Stud, Emily Margaret improved her record to 2 wins and 2 placings from 4 starts for NZ$48,000.

  • Local Wins First Leg of NZB Southern Filly Series

    Monday, 24th September 2018
    A clash of the islands was won by the locals in the first leg of the New Zealand Bloodstock Southern Filly of the Year series, the $50,000 Listed New Zealand Bloodstock Canterbury Belle Stakes (1200m) at Riccarton on Saturday. Home-town hopes rested with Select Sale graduate Emily Margaret (Pins) who defeated the highly rated northern raider Wekaforce (Showcasing) by a half length. “It was a good, tough win,” co-trainer Kevin Hughes told NZ Racing Desk. “I thought that Wekaforce was the one to beat and they really set down to a ding-dong battle in the home straight. I know how tough my filly is, so I was hoping she would see it out. She loves a scrap." Emily Margaret earned 7 Southern Filly Series points with Saturday’s win. Runner-up Wekaforce collected 4 points, with 2 points for third-placed Quattro Katie (Zoustar). The Series will now pause until the autumn, with the remaining three legs being the Listed NZB Insurance Stakes (1400m) on March 2, the Listed NZB Airfreight Stakes (1600m) on April 6 and the Listed New Zealand Bloodstock Warstep Stakes (2000m) on April 13.
  • Holy Blade Wins Listed WH Wylie Handicap

    Monday, 24th September 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
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    J: H Coffey
    T: D K Weir
    W: 54 kgs
    S: I Am Invincible
    D: Amphritite
    0.1L
    J: N Callow
    T: L A Creek
    W: 60 kgs
    S: Any Given Saturday
    D: Casino Nights
    0.9L
    J: A K Chan
    T: M Sell
    W: 54 kgs
    S: Magnus
    D: Fanza
    1.4L
    J: R Vigar
    T: Shayne Cahill
    W: 54 kgs
    S: Reward For Effort
    D: Misha's Belle

    At Morphettville Parks in Adelaide, Yarraman Park's Gr3-winning stallion I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit-Cannarelle, by Canny Lad) added a black-type success when 4YO Australian-bred entire Holy Blade (I Am Invincible-Amphritite, by Statoblest) opened his stakes account with a narrow win in the $100,000 Listed WH Wylie Handicap (1100m), defeating Casino Wizard & Carlingford. Racing in the green and white colours of Yu Long Investments who purchased him for $180,000 at the 2016 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, Holy Blade improved his record to 6 wins and 3 placings from 13 starts for $190,155 in earnings. Interestingly, Holy Blade is a direct descendant of Melbourne Cup winning mare Rainbird (7th dam).

  • First Affair Wins Listed Boulder Cup

    Monday, 24th September 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
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    J: Jordan Turner
    T: A G Durrant
    W: 54 kgs
    S: Saxon
    D: Black Maiden
    0.5L
    J: W Pike
    T: G & A Williams
    W: 55 kgs
    S: More Than Ready
    D: Significant
    1.3L
    J: Ms S Altieri
    T: S R Casey
    W: 54 kgs
    S: Good Journey
    D: Zip Baby Zip
    1.5L
    J: S Mc Gruddy
    T: A W Maley
    W: 54 kgs
    S: Courvoisier
    D: Bekisharp

    At Kalgoorlie in West Australia, former Gr2 Queensland Guineas winning stallion Saxon (Danehill-Jeanetta Cochrane, by Sadler's Wells) added a black-type success when 6YO Australian-bred mare First Affair (Saxon-Black Maiden, by Blackfriars) opened her stakes account in the $100,000 Listed Boulder Cup (2100m), defeating State Prosecutor & Gloryland. In winning for the first time beyond 2000 metres, First Affair improved her record to 9 wins and 9 placings from 38 starts for $301,800 in earnings.

  • Tomelilla Wins Listed Karaka Classic

    Monday, 24th September 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
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    J: M Cameron
    T: M Baker & A Forsman
    W: 55 kgs
    S: Tavistock
    D: Purnima
    3.0L
    J: B E Grylls
    T: S F Ritchie
    W: 53 kgs
    S: Tavistock
    D: Strabelle
    3.5L
    J: K J Cowan
    T: J Hatton
    W: 53 kgs
    S: Castledale
    D: She's So Cavalier
    4.3L
    J: J J Fawcett
    T: S Ralph
    W: 53 kgs
    S: Align
    D: Pirate Queen

    At Pukekohe in New Zealand, Cambridge Stud's dual Gr1-winning stallion Tavistock (Montjeu-Upstage, by Quest For Fame) added a black-type success when 6YO New Zealand-bred mare Tomelilla (Tavistock-Purnima, by Dubai Destination) registered her third career stakes win when skipping clear in the straight to land the $50,000 Listed Karaka Classic (1600m) for 3YO+, defeating Excalibur & He's Cavalier. Passed in for $4,500 at the 2014 NZ Bloodstock Festival Yearling Sale, Tomelilla improved her record to 8 wins (including the Gr3 Rotorua Stakes & Listed WFA Challenge Stakes) & 10 placings from 25 starts for NZ$207,485 in earnings.

  • Shinn Joins Sky for Spring

    Monday, 24th September 2018
    Star jockey Blake Shinn is joining Sky Racing’s Spring Carnival coverage. Shinn, who is recovering from injuries after a fall in a barrier trial on August 13, is looking forward to giving his insights around the biggest Spring races in Sydney and Melbourne. "I’d love to be riding, but this is the next best thing. I’m really looking forward to working with the Sky Racing team," he said. "It’ll be great to give an insider’s take on things like how the tracks are playing, tactics in the races and how the races might be run." Shinn has just returned home from a working holiday in the US where he visited the famous Keeneland Sales in Kentucky and a number of major racetracks. Plans are for Shinn to join Sky Thoroughbred Central’s raceday coverage of the huge TAB Everest meeting on 13 October.
  • Vale Postponed

    Monday, 24th September 2018
    Westbury Stud has announced that popular stallion Postponed succumbed to a health issue on Friday and was humanely euthanised, reports NZ Racing Desk. The 21YO of Summer Squall, fondly known as "Postie", began his stud career at David and Masey Benjamin's Fayette Park Stud and was transferred to Stoneybridge Farm when Fayette Park closed before arriving at Westbury in 2009. Postponed was a member of a select group of stallions who have produced four or more Group 1 winners in their careers, with two of these in recent years being 2016 Zabeel Classic (2000m) winner Consensus and 2017 Livamol Classic (2040m) winner Wait A Sec. A Gr2 winner in the US, Postponed has produced 251 winners and 14 individual stakes winners of more than $18,600,000 in prize money. Among Postponed's best performers were Dorabella, Pasta Post, Consensus, Wait A Sec, Postman's Daughter, and Mr O'Ceirin.
  • Debt Collector Wins Gr1 Raffles Cup

    Monday, 24th September 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
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    J: M Rodd
    T: C I Brown
    W: 58 kgs
    S: Thorn Park
    D: Prompt Payment
    0.1L
    J: J Bowman
    T: D L Freedman
    W: 58 kgs
    S: Mizzen Mast
    D: Storm Dove
    0.6L
    J: Marc R Lerner
    T: H Takaoka
    W: 58 kgs
    S: Congrats
    D: Contented
    0.7L
    J: F Da Silva
    T: M Clements
    W: 58 kgs
    S: Echoes Of Heaven
    D: Replicate

    At Kranji racecourse in Singapore, Windsor Park Stud's ill-fated Gr1-winning stallion Thorn Park (Spinning World-Joy, by Bluebird) celebrated an elite race success when 4YO NZ-bred gelding Debt Collector (Thorn Park-Prompt Payment, by In the Wings) scored by 0.1 length for trainer Cliff Brown and jockey Michael Rodd in the 1st leg of the Singapore Triple Crown Series - the S$1 million Gr1 Raffles Cup (1800m) - defeating Circuit Land & Jupiter Gold. Debt Collector went through the Karaka sale ring twice, fetching $30,000 as a yearling before being offered by Prima Park at the 2014 NZB Ready to Run Sale where he was purchased by his trainer Cliff Brown for $120,000. The 2016 Singapore Horse of the Year improved his record to 8 wins (including the Gr1 Raffles Cup, Gr1 Kranji Mile, Gr1 Singapore Guineas & Gr3 Jumbo Jet Trophy) and 4 placings from 19 starts for S$1,636,247 in earnings.

  • King Louis Wins Gr3 El Dorado Classic

    Monday, 24th September 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
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    J: G Boss
    T: R Le Grange
    W: 52 kgs
    S: Medaglia D'Oro
    D: Run For Roses
    1.8L
    J: M M Firdaus
    T: D Meagher
    W: 50 kgs
    S: Multiplex
    D: Skerries
    1.9L
    J: Lyle Hewitson
    T: C I Brown
    W: 53 kgs
    S: Lawman
    D: Saying
    2.4L
    J: Marc R Lerner
    T: H Takaoka
    W: 54 kgs
    S: Black Tide
    D: Vielle Senlis

    At Kranji racecourse in Singapore, Darley's multiple Gr1-winning shuttler Medaglia d'Oro (El Prado-Cappucino Bay, by Bailjumper) added a Group race success when 4YO Australian-bred gelding King Louis (Medaglia d'Oro-Run for Roses, by Danehill) claimed his maiden stakes win when landing the Gr3 El Dorado Classic (2000m), defeating Letitgo & Dicton. King Louis, who is out of a full sister to Gr1 winning sprinter and sire Keeper, improved his record to 4 wins and 7 placings from 16 starts.

  • Quick Times At Final Major Inglis Breeze Up

    Monday, 24th September 2018
    Ahead of the 2018 Inglis Ready2Race Sale at Riverside Stables on Monday October 1, the third and final major breeze up session was completed at Warwick Farm in Sydney on Friday where 42 horses broke the 11 second barrier. The fastest was Lot 145 (pictured), a Declaration of War x Russeting colt for Hannover Lodge which breezed in 10.34secs. Other leading breeze up times included Lot 154 (Lionheart Thoroughbreds’ Uncle Mo x Shamtastic colt) who clocked 10.37secs, while three 2YOs breezed in 10.40secs - Blake Ryan’s pair of Lot 93 (Fighting Sun x Jaguars colt) and Lot 126 (Toronado x Passion Cheval colt) and Hannover Lodge’s Lot 146, an All Too Hard x Sacha Royale colt. Of the 137 horses who have breezed at either Warwick Farm, Cranbourne or Taupo, 82 have run sub 11 second times, with the average time of all breeze ups 10.9 seconds. There is a final small breeze up session of approximately 12 horses at Warwick Farm at 9.30am on Friday 12th October for horses that have missed breezing up in the earlier sessions. To view all times from Friday’s breeze ups, as well as those from Cranbourne and Taupo, CLICK HERE. Video footage and photos from the Cranbourne and Taupo breeze ups is already available online at inglis.com.au and the Inglis iPad app. Vision and photos from today’s Warwick Farm breeze ups will be available on the Inglis website and iPad app by Monday morning, September 24.

    Lot 145

    Lot 145 breezed up in 10.34sec
  • Chautauqua Makes The Most Of Opportunity

    Monday, 24th September 2018
    In what was widely viewed as brilliant sprinter Chautauqua’s last chance to redeem himself with officialdom, the grey galloper jumped away normally as part of a 4-horse jump-out at Flemington in Melbourne on Friday, reports AAP. Downplaying any talk of when Chautauqua would be seen next in a race, co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said the intention for now is simply to get him qualified to run again. Friday’s successful jump-out, whilst obviously very encouraging for connections, is the first step in a process that will have to be worked through before Stewards in NSW will consider the prospect of the gelding’s return to racing. First, and foremost, and assuming Victorian Stewards give their thumbs up from Chautauqua’s latest jump-out, will be a requirement for the gelding to successfully partake in an official trial at a yet to be determined date. The news will nonetheless buoy the legion of fans who are spellbound by Chautauqua's legendary finishes, an example of which is below.

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