2017

Payroll Wins Gr3 Eclipse Stakes

Monday, 20th November 2017

At Sandown 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 race success when 5YO Australian-bred mare Payroll (Not A Single Doubt-Workhard, Red Ransom) scored a narrow in the $150,000 Gr3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m) for 3YO+, defeating Kidmenever & Jacquinot Bay. This was the second stakes victory for Payroll who improved her record to 4 wins (including the Listed Spear Chief Handicap) and 8 placings (including the Gr2 Thousand Guineas Prelude & the Listed Redoute's Choice Stakes) from 22 starts for $449,650 in earnings.

Observational Wins Listed Golden Mile

Monday, 3rd April 2017

At Bendigo racecourse in Victoria, former Coolmore shuttler and triple Gr1-winning champion European sire Galileo (Sadler's Wells-Urban Sea, by Miswaki) added a black-type quinella when 6YO UK-bred gelding Observational (Galileo-Party, by Cadeaux Genereux) scored by 0.4 length for trainer John Sadler in the $150,000 Listed Golden Mile (1600m) for 3YO+, over 9YO gelding Jacquinot Bay (Galileo-La la Land, by Last Tycoon) & 4YO NZ-bred gelding War Legend (Rip Van Winkle-Sea of Faith, by Danehill). In posting his first stakes victory since arriving in Australia, Observational improved his record to 3 wins (including the Listed Cocked Hat Stakes) and 3 placings (including the Gr3 MRC Easter Cup) from 18 starts for $335,681 earnings.

2016

Gr1 Makybe Diva Stakes Final Field

Thursday, 8th September 2016

The final field has been declared and the barrier draw conducted for the $500,000 Gr1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) to be run at Flemington this Saturday. Former West Australian galloper and dual Gr1 winner Black Heart Bart is currently the dominant $2.25 favourite for the race, ahead of stable-mate Palentino at $6 and Victoria Derby winner Tarzino at $10. The final field is:

1. PRINCE OF PENZANCE (Darren Weir-John Allen) 59kg (12)

2. HAPPY TRAILS (Paul Beshara-Ben Melham) 59kg (11)

3. BLACK HEART BART (Darren Weir-Damien Oliver) 59kg (8)

4. OUR IVANHOWE (Lee & Anthony Freedman-Daniel Moor) 59kg (7)

5. JACQUINOT BAY (David & B Hayes & T Dabernig-N Hall) 59kg (9)

6. ENTIRELY PLATINUM (Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes-D Dunn) 59kg (1)

7. HE OR SHE (David & B Hayes & T Dabernig-C Williams) 59kg (6)

8. ALPINE EAGLE (Tony McEvoy-Luke Currie) 59kg (10)

9. TARZINO (Mick Price-Craig Newitt) 58.5kg (4)

10. PALENTINO (Darren Weir-Mark Zahra) 58.5kg (5)

11. AYERS ROCK (Shawn Mathrick-Luke Nolen) 58.5kg (3)

12. RISING ROMANCE (David & B Hayes & T Dabernig-D Lane) 57kg (2)

13. SOFIA ROSA (Stephen Marsh-Danielle Johnson) 56.5kg (13)

Miss Rose de Lago Wins Gr2 PB Lawrence Stakes

Monday, 15th August 2016

At Caulfield in Melbourne, Coolmore's former dual Champion Australian Sire Encosta De Lago (Fairy King-Shoal Creek, by Star Way) added a Group success when 6YO mare Miss Rose De Lago (Encosta de Lago-Crimson Dawn, by Fasliyev) scored by 0.5-length for trainer Danny O'Brien in the $200,000 Gr2 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) for 3YO+, over 9YO gelding Jacquinot Bay (Galileo-La la Land, by Last Tycoon) & 7YO gelding Entirely Platinum (Pentire-Platinum Blond, by Kaapstad). Miss Rose De Lago, who was purchased for $210,000 at the 2012 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, advanced her record to 9 wins (including the Gr2 Sunline Stakes, Gr3 Ladies Day Vase & Gr3 WATC Champion Fillies Stakes) and 7 placings (including the Gr3 WATC Northerly Stakes) from 29 starts for $882,640 earnings. Trainer Danny O'Brien said Miss Rose De Lago would have her next start in the Gr2 Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley on 3 September.

Calciplex

Gr2 PB Lawrence Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Thursday, 11th August 2016

The final field has been declared and the barrier draw conducted for the $200,000 Gr2 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) to be run at Caulfield on Saturday. Favourite for the race is the Darren Weir-trained Mahuta at $4 ahead of last-start Gr3 Bletchingly Stakes winner Lord Of the Sky and dual Gr1-winning mare Suavito who share the second line of betting at $5.50. The only other horses under double-figure odds are Miss Rose de Lago at $7 and reigning Tasmanian Horse of the Year The Cleaner at $9. The final field is:

1. SMOKIN' JOEY (Wez Hunter-Chris Parnham) 59kg (9)

2. THE CLEANER (Peter Gelagotis-Steven Arnold) 59kg (2)

3. LORD OF THE SKY (Robbie Laing-Mark Zahra) 59kg (11)

4. JACQUINOT BAY (David & B Hayes & T Dabernig-D Lane) 59kg (3)

5. ENTIRELY PLATINUM (Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes-D Dunn) 59kg (14)

6. AWESOME ROCK (Leon & Troy Corstens-Stephen Baster) 59kg (4)

7. TALL SHIP (Darren Weir-Dean Yendall) 59kg (12)

8. MAGNAPAL (Terry & Karina-O'Sullivan-Luke Currie) 59kg (13)

9. BERISHA  (Robert Smerdon-Ben Thompson) 59kg (15)

10. NEVIS - scratched

11. MAHUTA (Darren Weir-Brad Rawiller) 58.5kg (5)

12. SUAVITO (Nigel Blackiston-Michael Walker) 57kg (7)

13. SET SQUARE (Ciaron Maher-Nicholas Hall) 57kg (10)

14. MISS ROSE DE LAGO (Danny O'Brien-Damien Oliver) 57kg (1)

15. JAMEKA (Ciaron Maher-Craig Williams) 56.5kg (8)

2015

Smokin' Joey Wins Gr3 Carlyon Cup

Monday, 16th February 2015

At Caulfield in Melbourne, Coolmore's former dual Champion Australian Sire Encosta de Lago (Fairy King-Shoal Creek, by Star Way) added a Group success when 7YO gelding Smokin' Joey (Encosta de Lago-Dalzing, by Blazing Sword) scored by 0.1-length for trainer Wez Hunter in the $150,000 Gr3 Carlyon Cup (1600m) for 3YO+, over fellow 7YO gelding Jacquinot Bay (Galileo-La la Land, by Last Tycoon) & 5YO gelding Backstedt (Magnus-Lycra, by Tights). Smokin' Joey took his record to 7 wins (including the Gr1 Goodwood Handicap, Gr3 Tab.com.au Stakes, Gr3 Victoria Handicap & Listed March Stakes) and 7 placings (including the Gr1 Emirates Stakes & Gr3 Sebring Stakes) from 47 starts for $1,204,033 earnings.

2014

Canny Ballad Wins Listed Albury Gold Cup

Monday, 31st March 2014

At Albury in New South Wales, Erin Park Stud's stakes-winning stallion Dream Ballad (Singspiel-Whisked, by Whiskey Road) celebrated his first stakes winner when 4YO gelding Canny Ballad (Dream Ballad-Briars Lass, by Canny Lad) scored by 0.1-length for trainer Guy Walter in the $170,000 Listed Albury Gold Cup (2000m) for 3YO+, over 5YO gelding Price Of Glory (Seidnazar-Princess Eliza, by Rubiton) & 6YO gelding and stable-mate Jacquinot Bay (Galileo-La la Land, by Last Tycoon). Canny Ballad took his record to 5 wins and 10 placings from 18 starts for $268,155 earnings. Canny Ballad is from the second crop of Dulcify Quality winner Dream Ballad, a half-brother to Walter's 13-time Gr1 winner Tie The Knot from the wonderful producer Whisked, winner of the VATC 1,000 Guineas.

Jacquinot Bay Wins Listed Canberra Cup

Monday, 10th March 2014

At Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory, former shuttler and triple Gr1-winning champion European sire Galileo (Sadler's Wells-Urban Sea, by Miswaki) added a black-type success when 6YO gelding Jacquinot Bay (Galileo-La la Land, by Last Tycoon) scored by 0.8-length for trainer Guy Walter in the $200,000 Listed Canberra Cup (2000m) for 3YO+, over 7YO geldings Honourable Aussie (Honours List-Beach Barbie, by Kenny's Best Pal) & Extra Zero (Danzero-Extra Bubbly, by Bellotto). This was a deserved maiden stakes success for the consistent Jacquinot Bay who took his record to 8 wins and 3 placings from 18 starts for $399,150 earnings.

2013

Mahisara Favourite For Gr3 Newmarket Handicap

Wednesday, 20th March 2013

The Paul Messara-trained 4YO entire Mahisara is the $4.50 favourite to win this afternoon's $125,000 Gr3 Newmarket Handicap (1400m) at Newcastle. The son of More Than Ready is chasing his 4th win from his past 5 starts, and will be ridden by big race jockey Craig Williams. Second favourite at $6.00 is 5YO gelding Jacquinot Bay, only beaten once (when runner-up) in 7 starts, ahead of $7.00 quote Laser Hawk.