Melody Belle headlines strong 2020 Missile Stakes nominations

Kiwi super star Melody Belle headlines the nominations for the Group 2 $200,000 Missile Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill on Saturday. Melody Belle, above, is among the nominations for the Missile Stakes at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart. Melody Belle…

Brandenburg to trial again before 2020 Winx Stakes

Hobartville Stakes winner Brandenburg will have one more barrier trial before stepping out in Group 1 weight for age company in the $500,000 Winx Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on August 22. Brandenburg, above, is being set for the Winx Stakes at…

Kennedy Oaks on the Spring agenda for Montefilia

Promising filly Montefilia will be having her first start as a three year on Saturday in an 1800m BenchMark 78 Handicap for the Fillies and Mares but trainer David Payne is thinking of a trip to Flemington in November for the Kennedy Oaks. Hungry…

The Bostonian to return to Sydney for 2020 Winx Stakes

Kiwi Group 1 winning sprinter The Bostonian will return to Australia to run in the Group 1 $500,000 Winx Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on August 22 but his trainer Tony Pike might have to stay home in Cambridge. The Bostonian, above in white colours…

Loving Gaby’s Everest chances in danger due to border closure

Group 1 winning mare Loving Gaby’s chances of gaining a slot in the $15 The Everest (1200m) at Randwick are in danger if the New South Wales – Victorian border remains closed to racehorses. Loving Gaby, above, needs the NSW –…

Fasika could spring into a slot for The Everest 2020

Group 1 placed mare Fasika’s early Spring form will determine if she puts herself into contention to secure a slot in the 2020 $15m The Everest (1200m) at Randwick on October 17. Fasika, above, is getting ready for 2020 Spring Carnival…

Mr Quickie to have slow build up towards 2020 Caulfield Cup

Caulfield Cup hopeful Mr Quickie is getting closer to a return to the race track and will have a slow build up to his main 2020 Melbourne Spring Carnival targets. Mr Quickie, above, will have a slow build up towards the 2020 Caulfield Cup…

Viridine might have the edge on his rivals in the 2020 Bletchingly Stakes

The prospect of a drier track and the step up to 1200m might give Viridine the edge on his rivals in the Group 3 $128,000 The Big Screen Company Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday. Viridine, above, is the favourite for the 2020…

Noble Boy chasing first win over Winter Challenge 1500m

Trainer Clare Cunningham is confident that last start Rosehill winner Noble Boy won’t have any trouble handling the step up to the 1500m of the Listed $150,000 Winter Challenge at Rosehill on Saturday. Noble Boy, above, is among the nominations…

She Shao Fly to take on the older sprinters in 2020 Bletchingly Stakes

Talented filly She Shao Fly is set to take on the older sprinters at weight for age in Saturday’s Group 3 $128,000 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield. She Shao Fly, above, is among the nominations for the 2020 Bletchingly Stakes at…

Bell is hoping for another rain affected track for Jungle Edge in Bletchingly Stakes

The prospect of a rain affected Caulfield track on Saturday has trainer Mick Bell smiling as his stable star Jungle Edge will endeavour to go one better in this year’s Group 3 $128,000 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m). Jungle Edge, above, is…

Melody Belle tuning up well for the 2020 Spring Carnival

Multiple Group 1 winning Kiwi mare Melody Belle is tuning up nicely for her return to Sydney racing in the 2020 Spring Carnival. Champion Kiwi mare Melody Belle, above, is being set for the 2020 Winx Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart. The…

Begood Toya Mother set to forget a bad Autumn

Trainer Daniel Bowman is set to forget a bad 2020 Autumn Carnival performance from his stable star Begood Toya Mother and is looking forward to a return to his best form in the Spring. Begood Toya Mother, above, will be aiming to win back to…

Blinkers go back on Streets Of Avalon in 2020 Bletchingly Stakes

Group 1 winner Streets Of Avalon will have the blinkers back on when he kicks off his 2020 Spring Carnival campaign in Saturday’s Group 3 $128,000 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield. Streets Of Avalon, above, will have the blinkers…

Begg Selects Caulfield Cup as Nonconformist’s Spring Carnival target

Trainer Grahame Begg has high Spring Carnival expectations for his lightly raced three year old Nonconformist with the Group 1 $5m Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Caulfield on October 17 high on the agenda. Nonconformist, above, will be set for the…

2020 Gai Waterhouse Classic Results: Solar Star Shines In Upset

Solar Star upheld her undefeated record at Ipswich Racecourse and added a valuable Listed win to her record ahead of the broodmare sales with an all-the-way upset in Saturday’s $125,000 Gai Waterhouse Classic (1350m). Trainer Tony Gollan…

Alcyone New 2020 Victoria Derby Favourite After Flemington Win

The Godolphin-raced Alcyone has shot to the top of futures Victoria Derby 2020 betting after an impressive win as the odds-on favourite in the third at Flemington on Saturday. VRC Derby-bound Alcyone shares a sire (Teofilo) with 2018 Melbourne…

Eye Liner Stakes 2020 Winner Bandipur Beats Boomsara

Gold Coast trainer Kelly Purdy was full of relief following the Listed $85,000 Eye Liner Stakes (1200m) at Ipswich with her smart sprinter Bandipur scoring a well-earned victory. Bandipur (pictured at Caulfield) enjoyed a Black-Type win at Ipswich…

2020 Oaklands Plate Results: Instant Celebrity Earns Thousand Guineas Target

Instant Celebrity looks a massive chance for the Group 1 $1 million Schweppes Thousand Guineas (1600m) this spring after the Phillip Stokes-trained filly produced a special win in the Listed $100,000 Oaklands Plate (1400m) in Adelaide. Instant…

Caulfield Guineas is the key to Tagaloa’s Cox Plate chances

Cranbourne trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young will consider a Cox Plate start for Tagaloa if he runs up to expectation in the Group 1 $2m Neds Cauldfield Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield on October 10. Tagaloa, above, is one of the early…

Tyzone and Vanna Girl to face off in 2020 Epsom Handicap

Stablemates Tyzone and Vanna Girl could face off against each other during the 2020 Sydney Spring Carnival in the Group 1 $1m Epsom Handicap (1600m) at Randwick on October 3. Tyzone, above in orange colours, is being aimed towards the 2020 Epsom…