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Star Exhibit Primed For Queensland After Impressive Eastern States Debut

Resuming for new trainer Darren Weir, Star Exhibit ran on strongly to win the Thoroughbred Club Cup (registered as Anniversary Vase) (Listed, 1440m) highlighted by his excellent sectional times. After beginning smartly, Star Exhibit settled in sixth place, one off the rails, before tracking up well nearing the home turn. Brad Rawiller then brought him... Read More

Kenedna Runs Strong Sectional Times In Winning Saturday’s Australasian Oaks Lead Up

After easing from her wide barrier (14), Kenedna settled back in 12th place in the large 17-horse field before improving between runners on passing the 600 metres but she was then held up for clear running. Jockey John Allen got an opening at the 150 metres, where Kenedna sprinted quickly and soon dashed clear before... Read More

Sectional Times Suggest The Mission’s Champagne Stakes Win Deserving Of More Merit

With the majority of winners coming from horses either leading or on the pace, most pundits concluded the Heavy 8 track at Randwick had a bias in their favour. That claim certainly appears valid on the face value of the results but sectional times in a number of races also played an important factor in... Read More

Derryn And Shoals Show Their Potential With Impressive Group Wins At Randwick

The Lindsay Park-trained Derryn settled back in tenth place in a 12-horse field in the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (registered as the Royal Sovereign Stakes) (Gr 2, 1200m), following a good pace, before Mark Zahra took him to the centre of the track shortly after straightening. After challenging strongly at the 100 metres, Derryn then proved... Read More

Chautauqua Runs Fast Sectionals Times In Amazing TJ Smith Stakes Win

The now six-year-old, settled at the tail of the 15-horse field as expected, angled between runners on straightening before Tommy Berry switched him deep and into clear running at the 200 metres, where he was still conceding the leader about ten lengths. Chautauqua then came with a powerful finish to overwhelm the Gai Waterhouse and... Read More

Two-Year-Old Colt Doubt I’m Dreaming Runs Fast Sectional Times In Winning Debut

After being eased from barrier six by Jamie Mott, Doubt I’m Dreaming settled near last in the eight-horse field in the St Albans Stakes (Listed, 1200m). He improved nicely between runners at the 600 metres, before switching deep rounding the home turn. Doubt I’m Dreaming then showed a sparkling turn of foot, dashed to the... Read More