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Chautauqua’s Sectional Times Suggest That He Is Far From A Spent Force

But his sectional times recorded in his first up third in Saturday’s Rubiton Stakes (Gr 2, 1100m) at Caulfield suggests that the five-time Group One winner is far from a spent force. He settled back in fifth place, one off the rails, improved rounding the home turn, briefly looking dangerous but was soon under pressure... Read More

Lindsay Park-Trained Filly Formality Impresses With Her Fast Sectional Times

Raced in a Coolmore partnership, Formality is now unbeaten in two starts having won a Two-Year-Old Fillies’ Maiden Handicap (1100m) at Werribee on 5 January when racing on debut. On Saturday, Formality began brilliantly from barrier seven and went straight to the front. She then settled well, racing on the rails with the Clinton McDonald-trained... Read More

Moonee Valley’s Australia Stakes Meeting Produces Several Sectional Times Stars

The opening race, the Maiden Plate (1200m) saw the debut performance of the Irish-bred four-year-old Handsome Thief (Shamardal) and his effort suggested that he is a horse with a very bright future in Australia. Raced by Paul Fudge’s Waratah Thoroughbreds and trained by Darren Weir, Handsome Thief could not have been more impressive, racing away... Read More

Three Two-Year-Olds Impress In Three Different States Last Weekend

In South Australia, the Lindsay Park-trained, Shadwell-raced and bred colt Muraahib (Reset) created quite an impression with his debut win in the Two-Year-Old Plate (1050m) at Morphettville. Steven Arnold made the trip from Victoria to ride the colt and after settling in third place on the rails, Muraahib set out after the talented leader Jolie... Read More

Houtzen Runs Brilliant Sectional Times In Taking Out Magic Millions 2YO Classic

After displaying her now renowned fast early pace, jockey Jeff Lloyd quickly steered the two-year-old filly across from barrier 16 to take the lead, seemingly in a twinkling. But the stopwatch showed that while it may have looked easy for Houtzen, the pace required in doing so was quite outstanding. Clocked from the barrier, Houtzen... Read More

Inglis Sponsored Races Produce Talented Winners At Randwick

In the Inglis Sprint, the Peter and Paul Snowden-trained three-year-old gelding Calanda overcame a slow start, running fast closing sectional times to win in good style. Calanda was still back in tenth place in the 13-horse field at the 400 metres, where Blake Shinn skilfully steered him though on the inner going to third at... Read More