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Maid Of Heaven beats the boys in the Spring Champion Stakes

The honour roll of Spring Champion Stakes winners over the past 47 years contains some great names such as Kingston Town (Bletchingly), Beau Zam (Zamazaan), Tie The Knot (Nassipour) and a host of other top class horses including reigning New Zealand champion sire Savabeel (Zabeel). Having only her fifth start last Saturday, Maid Of Heaven... Read More

Oohood sheds maiden tag in the Flight Stakes

In nine starts in stakes company before the Flight, Oohood had earned more than $1 million without winning a race, the bulk of her earnings coming from second placings in the Golden Slipper Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) and the Sires’ Produce Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m) plus a third in the Blue Diamond Stakes (Gr 1,... Read More

Jungle Cat flies in to win Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes

Godolphin’s British trainer Charlie Appleby brought off an audacious, long-range plan last Saturday in sending out top weight Jungle Cat (Iffraaj) to score a gritty but narrow victory in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m) at Caulfield. Carrying 58 kilograms and ridden by James Doyle, Jungle Cat was racing for the first time... Read More

Grunt ensures stud future with decisive Makybe Diva Stakes victory

Kementari (Lonhro) seemed a shade disappointing in finishing fourth just ahead of Happy Clapper (Teofilo) who bled from both nostrils and will be off the scene until the autumn. Race time was 1:34.91 with the last 600 metres covered in 35.30.    With two Group 1 wins and three other successes from just eight starts... Read More

Lean Mean Machine impresses in The Run To The Rose

Lean Mean Machine was well back early and took a rails run turning for home only to be bumped badly half-way down the straight, but was still able to produce a powerful finishing burst to defeat the favourite Graff (Star Witness) by three-quarters of a length in what was a soft victory at the line.... Read More

Comin’ Through stakes his Epsom claims

Acting for Filipino clients in the 1990s, Albert O’Cass set up a small stud, Kingmaker Park, at Scone, imported the superbly bred United States performer Bite The Bullet (Spectacular Bid), winner of the Sanford Stakes (Gr 2, 6f), as a foundation stallion and also brought to Australia several well-related American mares.   Comin’ Through is... Read More