2017

Gr1 Kingston Town Classic Field & Barriers

Wednesday, 6th December 2017

The final field has been declared and the barrier draw conducted for the final Group 1 race of the year, the $1 million weight-for-age Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot racecourse in Perth this Saturday. Black Heart Bart, who will be chasing his sixth Group 1 victory, is the current $3.40 TAB fixed odds favourite for the race, ahead of Godolphin import It's Somewhat at $4.60 and local mare Perfect Jewel at $6. Perennial bridesmaid Tom Melbourne is the only other runner under double figure odds at $8. The field is:

  1. BLACK HEART BART (Darren Weir-Brad Rawiller) 59kg (1)
  2. IT’S SOMEWHAT (James Cummings-Brenton Avdulla) 59kg (11)
  3. GREAT SHOT (Rhys Radford-Craig Staples) 59kg (12)
  4. TOM MELBOURNE (Chris Waller-Damien Oliver) 59kg (7)
  5. POUNAMU (Alan Mathews-Patrick Carbery) 59kg (8)
  6. MATERIAL MAN (Justin Warwick-Mitchell Pateman) 59kg (6)
  7. ALL OUR ROADS (Chris Waller-Michael Walker) 59kg (14)
  8. LIFE LESS ORDINARY (Chris Waller-Douglas Whyte) 59kg (5)
  9. GATTING (Darren Mcauliffe-Lee Newman) 58.5kg (13)
  10. SILVERSTREAM (Adam Durrant-Brad Parnham) 57kg (15)
  11. COSMIC STORM (Grant & Alana Williams-Glenn Smith) 57kg (3)
  12. ROYAL STAR (Grant & Alana Williams-Jarrad Noske) 56.5kg (10)
  13. ACHERNAR STAR (Simon Miller-Chris Parnham) 52kg (4)
  14. MONEY MAHER (Daniel & Ben Pearce-J Azzopardi) 52kg (2)
  15. PERFECT JEWEL (Grant & Alana Williams-William Pike) 50kg (9)

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Black Heart Bart (image: Mark Gatt)

Gr1 Railway Stakes Field & Barriers

Wednesday, 22nd November 2017

The final field has been declared and the barrier draw conducted for the 131st running of the $1 million Gr1 Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot racecourse in Perth this Saturday. Defending champion and local star Scales Of Justice is currently the $5.50 TAB favourite for the race, ahead of 5-time Gr1 winner Black Heart Bart at $6 and Gr1 performer Tom Melbourne at $7. The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Supply And Demand is the only other runner under double figure odds at $8. The final field is:

  1. BLACK HEART BART – 59kg (8)
  2. SCALES OF JUSTICE - 57.5 kg (13)
  3. TOM MELBOURNE – 55kg (1)
  4. SUPPLY AND DEMAND - 54.5kg (19)
  5. ULMANN - 54.5kg (5)
  6. GREAT SHOT – 53.5kg (11)
  7. SILVERSTREAM - 53.5kg (20)
  8. ALL OUR ROADS – 53kg (18)
  9. COSMIC STORM – 53kg (16)
  10. DISPOSITION – 53kg (10)
  11. GATTING – 53kg (3)
  12. MATERIAL MAN – 53kg (12)
  13. OBSERVATIONAL – 53kg (6)
  14. POUNAMU – 53kg (14)
  15. SOVEREIGN NATION – 53kg (15)
  16. VARIATION – 53kg (4)
  17. TRADESMAN – 53kg (1st emergency) (9)
  18. ROYAL STAR – 53kg (2nd emergency) (17)
  19. BOLLYWOOD BLITZ – 53kg (3rd emergency) (2)
  20. TONKATUFF – 53kg (4th emergency) (7)

Final Gr1 Railway Stakes Field

Tuesday, 21st November 2017

The final field has been declared for the 131st running of the $1 million Gr1 Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot racecourse in Perth this Saturday. The barrier draw will be conducted today commencing at 4:30pm (7:30pm AEDT) and will be telecast live on Sky Racing. The final field is:

  1. BLACK HEART BART – 59kg
  2. SCALES OF JUSTICE - 57.5 kg
  3. TOM MELBOURNE – 55kg
  4. SUPPLY AND DEMAND - 54.5kg
  5. ULMANN - 54.5kg
  6. GREAT SHOT – 53.5kg
  7. SILVERSTREAM - 53.5kg
  8. ALL OUR ROADS – 53kg
  9. COSMIC STORM – 53kg
  10. DISPOSITION – 53kg
  11. GATTING – 53kg
  12. MATERIAL MAN – 53kg
  13. OBSERVATIONAL – 53kg
  14. POUNAMU – 53kg
  15. SOVEREIGN NATION – 53kg
  16. VARIATION – 53kg
  17. TRADESMAN – 53kg (1st emergency)
  18. ROYAL STAR – 53kg (2nd emergency)
  19. BOLLYWOOD BLITZ – 53kg (3rd emergency)
  20. TONKATUFF – 53kg (4th emergency)

Important Pedigree Updates for NZB Ready To Run Sale

Friday, 10th November 2017

The Melbourne Cup carnival has provided some timely pedigree updates for the upcoming New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale of 2YOs (22 & 23 November). The carnival provided an exciting start on Victoria Derby Day when Ready to Run Sale graduate Luvaluva (Mastercraftsman) stormed home from well back to score an outstanding win in the Gr2 Wakeful Stakes. Nearly one year on since she was purchased at the Sale for $55,000, her half-brother at Lot 424 is set to be offered at the Ready to Run Sale of 2YOs. Luvaluva’s Kiwi breeders Christopher Grace and wife Susanna had multiple success on the first day of the carnival with home-bred mare Shillelagh (Savabeel) winning the Gr1 Kennedy Mile. Lot 134 who is out of a sibling to Shillelagh will be offered at the Sale. Lot 49 is from the same family as Gr1 Myer Classic winner Shoals (Fastnet Rock), while Lot 349 is a close relation to the five-time winning filly who has had only seven starts. This is the world famous Best In Show family of champion stallion Redoute’s Choice. The progeny of High Chaparral have dominated the carnival with Rekindling winning the Melbourne Cup, Ace High winning the Victoria Derby, and Karaka graduate Cismontane winning the Gr3 Lexus Stakes. Four 2YOs by High Chaparral are catalogued at the Ready to Run Sale, while three of his Group winning sons will also be represented. Other sires to be represented include So You Think, Dundeel, Redwood, and Zacinto. Emirates Stakes Day will see the last leg of the carnival with four Karaka graduates accepted for the Group 1 feature. Multiple Group 1-winning Ready to Run graduate Gingernuts (Iffraaj) is among the names along with Odeon, Antonio Giuseppe (Shocking) and All Our Roads (Road to Rock). Ready to Run Sale Lot’s 84, 223 and 265 are related to All Our Roads. Click here to view catalogue.