Last curtain-call for Cruz

All American sprinter Elusive State sent trainer Derek Cruz into retirement a deserved winner during the final meeting of the season in Hong Kong on Sunday.

Backing up for his third start in July, Elusive State ran down Beauty Day for a one-length victory in the Big Profit Hcp (1400m)…

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Yindi lets loose at Belmont

Oakland Park’s winning run continued at Belmont on Wednesday with promising sprinter Yindi.

A lightly-raced son of Taunton Vale sire Demerit, he stormed home for a first-up victory in the Magic Millions Maiden (1200m). “He’s shaping up as a nice horse for next season,” trainer Fred Kersley said. “He let…

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The Anaesthetist bewilders Belmont

The Anaesthetist left favourite punters dazed and confused with a shock win at Belmont on Wednesday.

They backed Gingerella (Gingerbread Man) from $2.35 into $1.75 first-up following an impressive trial at Lark Hill and she looked all set to collect the cash after waltzing away at the top of the…

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Special result in Hong Kong

Oakland Park-bred sprinter Saul’s Special gave Zac Purton some breathing space for the Hong Kong jockeys title at Happy Valley on Wednesday.

Saul’s Special won the Let Me Fight Hcp (1000m) to send Purton four clear of Joao Moreira ahead of Saturday’s final meeting of the season at Sha Tin. …

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Argonaut’s routed by Red Army

Red Army equalled the longest winning trip for a Patronize galloper this season when he claimed the WA Day Cup (1600m) at Northam last month and he stretched out even further on Saturday.

Extended to 2000m in the Argonaut Stockbrokers Hcp at Belmont, he passed the middle-distance test with flying…

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Boosting Trade for 2019 Magic Millions

Trade Fair (GB) may be gone but won’t be forgotten if he keeps getting winners like Ambiente and Gunnago.

They doubled up at Belmont on Saturday for the former Alwyn Park sire who died in March.  And breeders who supplied mares in his last two books will be banking on…

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Mizlecki kicks butt in Belmont Oaks

Miss Strezelecki was an inspired choice as a broodmare prospect when she was purchased for just $8,000 at the 2014 Inglis Sydney Broodmare Sale.

Well-bred but a racetrack failure, the 7yo Al Maher mare was carrying a Lope de Vega filly and was knocked down to Premium Bloodstock (FBAA) agent…

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Black-type No.39 by Blackfriars

Trainer Adam Durrant will set Come Play With Me for an Eastern States cups campaign after winning the LR Aquanita Stakes (2000m) on Saturday.

The Durrant family’s 3yo gelding completed a hat-trick at Belmont to become the 39th stakes winner by Blackfriars.  His dam Russian Playmate (Dr Johnson) was a…

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More honours for Yarradale Man

Yarradale Stud champion Gingerbread Man sired his second juvenile winner in a week with Essential Spice in the Kirin Megumi Plate (1000m) on Saturday.

The talented 2yo filly cost $20,000 at the 2017 Yarradale Stud Sale and earned $83,800 in prizemoney and Westspeed bonuses on Saturday. That was on top…

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Snippetson filly speeds down Highway

Snippetson’s appropriately named filly Highway Sixtysix has resumed from a spell with a speedy victory in the Highway Hcp (1200m) at Randwick.

Having her first start since November, the lightly-raced 3yo defied her older rivals with a front-running win on Saturday.  “She’s very exciting and shows a lot of potential,”…

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