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Gytrash far too good in Creswick Stakes

Gytrash far too good in Creswick Stakes

Jun 23, 2019

Promising South Australian sprinter Gytrash has capped his preparation with a dominant win in a listed race at Flemington that his trainer Gordon Richards admits was an afterthought.After winning at the same track two weeks ago, Gytrash easily accounted for a handy field of ...

Excused delivered what Hayes expected in Wednesday's Yulong Handicap

Excused delivered what Hayes expected in Wednesday's Yulong Handicap

Jun 20, 2019

Such is his opinion of Excused, Lindsay Park co-trainer Ben Hayes admits he was nervous leading into the two-year-old filly’s debut at Sandown.But Excused delivered what Hayes expected in Wednesday’s Yulong Handicap (1000m), racing to victory on a heavy track.“I was ...

Williams reaches 70 wins

Williams reaches 70 wins

Jun 10, 2019

Craig Williams extended his lead in the Melbourne Jockeys premiership after riding three winners at Mornington on Monday.The 41-year-old jockey guided Fight ($2.50 favourite) and Infallybelle ($6) to maiden victories before registering his second city win within three months ...

Connery shows his class in Sandown victory

Connery shows his class in Sandown victory

May 16, 2019

Trainer Archie Alexander will keep pushing Connery up in grade in a bid to keep weight off his back after landing another win at Sandown.Connery may be diminutive in stature but he possesses a big heart as he followed a first-up Warrnambool victory with success at ...

Williams extends title lead

Williams extends title lead

May 11, 2019

Craig Williams extended his lead in the Melbourne Jockeys premiership after riding three winners at Caulfield on Saturday.The 41-year-old jockey guided Alfarris ($3.60 favourite), Zoutori ($2.40 favourite) and Order of Command ($4) to victory as his main premiership rival Damien ...

Williams eyes eighth Melbourne title

Williams eyes eighth Melbourne title

May 09, 2019

Melbourne racegoers are in for a familiar late-season battle with reigning champion Craig Williams conceding he has set a potential eighth Melbourne Jockeys' Premiership as one of his priorities for the season.Williams, who has a full book of nine rides at Caulfield on Saturday, ...

Music Bay wins Queen Of The South

Music Bay wins Queen Of The South

May 04, 2019

Music Bay registered her first victory at Stakes level on Saturday when claiming the Group 2 Hughes Limousines Queen Of The South Stakes at Morphettville.The daughter of Choisir was confidently supported in betting, firming from $6.50 on race morning to $3.50 favourite at the ...

Iconoclasm QLD Bound

Iconoclasm QLD Bound

Apr 27, 2019

Loftier targets are in the sights of the connections of Iconoclasm after scoring a first-up win for his new trainer at Caulfield.Iconoclasm was having his first run for Danny O’Brien when successful in Saturday’s VOBIS Gold Sprint.O’Brien’s assistant trainer Ben Gleeson ...

Queensland Guineas option for Zoutori

Queensland Guineas option for Zoutori

Apr 25, 2019

Trainer Mat Ellerton is spring dreaming with improving three-year-old Zoutori but to make that happen, he has a tough decision to make. After Zoutori had taken out the Auckland Racing Club Handicap (1400m) at Flemington on Thursday, Ellerton said the rising four-year-old was in ...

Challiot shows classic potential

Challiot shows classic potential

Apr 25, 2019

Owners of slow horses around the country were given a great boost on Thursday with the impressive stakes victory of Testa Rossa filly Chaillot at Flemington. Trainer Archie Alexander has races such as the spring’s Thousand Guineas in mind for the filly now but he admitted that ...

Plein Ciel claims Easter Cup

Plein Ciel claims Easter Cup

Apr 20, 2019

Anthony Freedman and Craig Williams combined to win the Group 3 Easter Cup (2000m) at Caulfield on Saturday with strongly supported favourite Plain Ciel.The former Darren Weir-trained import was afforded an ideal run on the back of the speed from barrier one and cut the corner ...

New Stakes Winner for Medaglia d'Oro

New Stakes Winner for Medaglia d'Oro

Apr 08, 2019

After racing with little luck in Melbourne last spring, nothing looked like changing for Multaja when she made her 2019 debut in the Group II Typhoon Tracy Stakes at Moonee Valley on February 22, but a switch to Godolphin's Sydney stables has seen a turnaround in fortunes.A soft ...

Family combine to claim a Sandown double

Family combine to claim a Sandown double

Mar 28, 2019

Trainer Doug Harrison is hoping a city double at Sandown will be the advertisement to attract new clients to his stable.Harrison scored race-to-race wins on Wednesday with Judge O'Reilly and Search Squad, both ridden by his nephew Craig Williams.The Cranbourne-based horseman ...

Tianchi Monster aims to belie rating in BMW Hong Kong Derby

Tianchi Monster aims to belie rating in BMW Hong Kong Derby

Mar 17, 2019

Tianchi Monster squeezed into Sunday’s (17 March) BMW Hong Kong Derby with a Class 3 handicap win over the 2000m course and distance at the end of last month.But while trainer Chris So’s galloper is a late gate-crasher to the Four-Year-old Classic Series party, his ...

Schabau showing Cup qualities

Schabau showing Cup qualities

Mar 03, 2019

German import Schabau completed the perfect opening racing campaign in Australia at Flemington on Saturday when he stretched his winning sequence to five while taking that first official step towards earning a run in this year's Melbourne Cup.Schabau was just a 70-rater when he ...

Pure Scot lands her first Flemington win

Pure Scot lands her first Flemington win

Feb 18, 2019

Pure Scot has capitalised on a box-seat run to land her first Flemington win at her fifth attempt.Having her eighth start of this preparation which had already netted wins at Ballarat and Sandown, the Lindsay Park-trained mare took her career earnings past $400,000 with her ...

Tin Hat wins again

Tin Hat wins again

Jan 17, 2019

Progressive three-year-old Tin Hat maintained his unbeaten record as a gelding when he handed Bravo Tango and Gold Mag a sound defeat at Ladbrokes Park on Wednesday.As was the case first-up over 1300m, the James Cummings-trained galloper made play under Craig Williams and kicked ...

Dewhurst winner and Derby third Tobougg dies at stud aged 20

Dewhurst winner and Derby third Tobougg dies at stud aged 20

Jan 05, 2019

Tobougg was Craig's first European Group 1 winner. Together they won the Group 1 Prix de la Salamandre at Longchamp before winning again at Group 1 level in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket. Tobougg - an impressive winner of the Dewhurst Stakes at two and third ...

Etymology impresses in Bagot Handicap win

Etymology impresses in Bagot Handicap win

Jan 02, 2019

Godolphin stayer Etymology has finally come of age taking out the Listed Bagot Handicap at Flemington.Placed in two Derbys and the VRC St Leger as a three-year-old, Etymology had only won three races before Tuesday’s success over 2800m.The now six-year-old was successful at ...

Ambitious plans for Poised To Strike

Ambitious plans for Poised To Strike

Dec 22, 2018

Lindsay Park has autumn ambitions with Poised To Strike, who resumed from a winter campaign with victory up the straight at Flemington.Poised To Strike’s win in Saturday’s Christmas Raceday Trophy gave senior Lindsay Park trainer David Hayes high hopes of a successful ...

Flemington win gives My Pendant a hat-trick

Flemington win gives My Pendant a hat-trick

Dec 22, 2018

My Pendant has earned herself a summer holiday at the beach after completing a winning hat-trick in stylish fashion at Flemington.The Danny O’Brien-trained three-year-old followed victories at Sandown and Moonee Valley with success in Saturday’s Santa’s Workshop ...

Al Galayel gives Williams a Valley treble

Al Galayel gives Williams a Valley treble

Dec 02, 2018

Seven-time Melbourne jockeys’ premiership winner Craig Williams is back on top of this season’s standings after a winning treble at Moonee Valley.Williams took his season tally in Melbourne to 22 wins, two in front of John Allen, after victories on promising three-year-olds ...

Williams looking for more Railway success

Williams looking for more Railway success

Nov 22, 2018

Champion Victorian jockey Craig Williams is hopeful a wide draw won’t stop Iconoclasm from delivering him a third success in the Group 1 Kirin-Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on Saturday.Williams produced two masterful front running rides to win the Railway Stakes in 2009 ...

Tally bounces back to claim Eclipse Stakes

Tally bounces back to claim Eclipse Stakes

Nov 19, 2018

A drop in distance has brought out the best from Tally, with the Godolphin galloper scoring a last-stride win at Sandown.Disappointing trainer James Cummings with his effort in the 2500m Lexus Stakes at Flemington on Victoria Derby day, Tally was freshened for the 1800m Eclipse ...