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Nash Rawiller picks Peggy Jean in Champagne Stakes

Apr 24, 2014
A DESIRE to honour a commitment to Peggy Jean has prompted Nash Rawiller to stick with the filly over stablemate Bachman in the Champagne Stakes at Randwick.    Rawiller partnered both Gerald Ryan-trained horses at their previous [...] More

Jason Warren Racing News

BEL RAIN TO MAKE HIS DEBUT

Apr 24, 2014
It's an exciting day for the stable with  BEL SPRINTER'S  little brother  BEL RAIN  (pictured below) making his long awaited debut at Geelong today in Race 3. He was bought at Magic Millions for $140k and [...] More


David Pfieffer Racing News

Exceed And Excel ex Longueville Lass

Apr 24, 2014
Exceed And Excel needs little introduction. He has produced the best two year olds in Australia for the past few years with Overreach, Sidestep and Guelph all being by Exceed And Excel and taking all the major two year old races out last [...] More


David Pfieffer Racing News

Artie Schiller ex Enrich Colt

Apr 24, 2014
Artie Schiller has produced 138 runners in Australia, 77 winners and 6 stakeswinners which is reasonable strikerate of both winners to runners and stakeswinners to runners. His best horse so far in Australia is Group 1 Rosehill Guineas winner [...] More


Matthew Williams Racing News

Stable Quinella on Stawell Cup Day

Apr 23, 2014
We were able to quinella race 7 at Donald on Sunday the benchmark 70 1350 metre race. French Hussler won the race by a narrow margin over his stable mate Turnitaround. Both horses have returned well after been freshened up. French Hussler was [...] More


CF Hyland Racing News

Brave Roop All looses her fight

Apr 23, 2014
It is with deep sadness that we announce the loss yesterday of our bravest of filly's Roop All She was yesterday humanely put to sleep after succumbing to ongoing complications arising from her freak accident back [...] More

CF Hyland Racing News

Brave Roop All looses her fight

Apr 23, 2014
It is with deep sadness that we announce the loss yesterday of our bravest of filly's Roop All. She was yesterday humanely put to sleep after succumbing to ongoing complications arising from her freak accident back [...] More


Laing Racing

Laing looking to Lord

Apr 23, 2014
After a tough few months, Robbie Laing is looking forward to having his stable star back at Flemington Heading into February there was arguably no more exciting stable in Victoria than Robbie Laing’s. As well as AAMI Victoria Derby winner Polanski, who was fancied in future markets for both the upcoming Melbourne and Sydney three-year-old features, Laing’s boutique operation included boom sprinter Lord Of The Sky and Stakes-winning Blue Diamond aspirants Boomwaa and Golconda. However, just when it appeared Laing was on top of the world, everything started to go wrong. First Lord Of The Sky was beaten as an odds-on favourite in the W.J. Adams Stakes (1000m) and was subsequently found to have been shin sore. In the next fortnight both Golconda and Boomwaa disappointed in their respective challenges before, most cruelly of all, Polanski suffered a career-ending injury first-up at Caulfield in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m). Despite the setbacks, the 55-year-old trainer said racing was all about how you handle adversity. “If you’re going to have longevity in racing it all depends on how well you handle your bad times because you get plenty of them and if you get despondent and down in the dumps and drop the ball then you’re out of business,” Laing said. “I was riding track gallops for my father, who was also a trainer, when I was 13 so I’ve been in racing a long time and I’ve seen my dad down in the dumps and then I’ve seen him on top of the world and you’ve just got to ride the waves. “I think I won about eight in town over a period of 10 weeks during the Spring Carnival, which is a great time to advertise. “A few of my mates had said ‘you’re back, you’re back to where you were in the 90s, your strike-rate’s the best in Victoria over the Carnival’ but I said ‘yeah that won’t continue because like a football team you’re only as good as your reserves’ and I didn’t have any reserves.” Though Laing could easily be forgiven for thinking what-if after the recent Australian Derby win of Criterion, a horse Polanski comfortably had covered in the Spring, he is already looking forward and on Friday will turn to Lord Of The Sky who resumes in the $80,000 Auckland Racing Club Handicap (1000m) at Flemington. Likely to head towards the Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) in Adelaide on May 10, Laing said the three-year-old had recovered quickly following his his Caulfield setback on February 1. “His biggest problem was he was very shin sore,” he said. “He was a bit off-colour for a couple of days and was a bit sore and sorry for himself but he picked up pretty quickly. “He had about six weeks off. He put on a heap of weight and four or five weeks ago was the biggest and the strongest I’ve ever seen him. “He looks beautiful and I’m very happy with him. “I was thinking if he really pleases us on Friday it’s around 15 days until The Goodwood.” Set to carry 51kg after the 3kg claim for in-form apprentice Kayla Nisbet, Laing said the son of Danerich has shown a new maturity in his trackwork which will hopefully translate into being able to take a sit on race day. “He was always bull-at-a-gate in his work and wanting to half-bolt,” he said. “Ivan Culliver jumped on him on Monday morning, when I got special permission to gallop him and Lonhruge on the A-grass, and they broke 34 (seconds). It was brilliant work and Ivan said he was just happy to canter in behind Lonhruge until the business end of the gallop which was encouraging. “He’s never been up the straight, but I thought Fab Fevola would lead and I thought it would be as good as a trial to just be able to sit in behind one and give him a bit of cover for the first time. “His cruising speed seems to be about 11 (seconds per 200m) and he seems to be able to quicken off that which is a great asset to have. “I’d be disappointed if he doesn’t win.” Lord Of The Sky has drawn in barrier two of the 10-horse field, which includes Rescue Mission (barrier 10), Like Bolt (nine), Eight Bills (eight) and Fab Fevola (four). By Ben Asgari - @BenAsgariRacing for Racing Victoria More

David Pfieffer Racing News

Savabeel ex America Bay Filly

Apr 23, 2014
Just have a look and you won't be able to pass her up! She is a quality filly by Savabeel. Savabeel won the Cox Plate as a three year old and is one of New Zealand's leading sires, standing at $55,000 for a service. He had two runners [...] More


David Pfieffer Racing News

Hinchinbrook ex Zago Filly

Apr 23, 2014
These are quality fillies by some of the best stallions around and out of extremely strong female families. Hinchinbrook is a half brother to Snitzel who now stands for $71,500 per service. Hinchinbrook is by Fastnet Rock and he won the [...] More


David Pfieffer Racing News

Open Day 2014

Apr 23, 2014
~~Thankyou to everyone who attended our Open Day, we were extremely lucky with the weather to get through the day and parade our yearlings. We hope everyone enjoyed the day and we look forward to catching up with you all as your horses race [...] More


Gerald Ryan Racing News

Avdulla And Skarsgard Combine At Canterbury

Apr 23, 2014
Jockey Brenton Avdulla gets on well with the Gerald Ryan trained three-year-old Skarsgard and the pair managed to build on that relationship at Canterbury Together they stayed calm and cool and raced straight to victory in the $40,000, [...] More

Gerald Ryan Racing News

Early betting picture – 2014 Champagne Stakes

Apr 23, 2014
Juvenile fillies Peggy Jean and Veuvelicious are vying for favouritism in the $400,000 Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday. Both fillies go into the race as last start winners with Peggy Jean from the Gerald Ryan stable [...] More

Gerald Ryan Racing News

Odds on favourite wins on debut at Canterbury

Apr 23, 2014
Rosehill trainer Gerald Ryan breathed a sigh of relief as three-year-old gelding Skarsgard saluted on debut as an odds-on favourite at Canterbury on Wednesday. Skarsgard was afforded the inside barrier for his first race start and jockey [...] More

Trackside Racing News

The Mrs Gets Home!

Apr 23, 2014
A welcome return to the winner’s circle for the Trackside Racing team, as Mrs. Mariella (4m Clangalang – Dolce Gabana) strode away to her maiden victory at Murray Bridge yesterday.   A recent acquisition, the mare went [...] More


Dwyer Racing News

TAMPERE WINS AT BENDIGO

Apr 23, 2014
Aided by a copybook ride from jockey, Damien Oliver, Tampere won in fine style at Bendigo yesterday. Settling just a bit worse than mid field then drifting back to the last 3rd of the field Oliver started to slowly improve his position [...] More


Ciaron Maher Racing News

Palmero Flawless In Von Doussa

Apr 22, 2014
Palmero (Hawk Wing x Regal Rain) made it two in a row with a dominant all the way win in the Von Doussa Steeplechase at Oakbank on Saturday. It was a brilliant front running display by the eight-year-old gelding who is now heading towards [...] More


Griffiths Racing Stable News

Home Bred Success

Apr 22, 2014
Home-bred wins are special ones and so it was with Inferential who found the line in determined fashion at Echuca on Tuesday. A daughter of Not A Single Doubt, the lightly raced and promising filly is out of the city placed winning Royal [...] More


Gerald Ryan Racing News

Gerald Ryan to continue celebrations in Saturday’s Champagne Stakes at Randwick

Apr 22, 2014
GERALD Ryan can cap what has been an already remarkable season with his Generation Next by winning Saturday’s Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m).   Ryan has trained an amazing nine individual two-year-old winners this season. [...] More


Gerald Ryan Racing News

Angel Of Mercy Wins Listed Handicap

Apr 22, 2014
At Eagle Farm in Queensland, former 6-time Chilean Champion Sire Hussonet (Mr Prospector-Sacahuista, by Raja Baba), who relocated from Arrowfield Stud to stand at Cornerstone Stud, added a black-type success when 5YO mare Angel Of Mercy [...] More