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Meridius primed for Caulfield Guineas after meticulous plan on track

Magic Millions March sale graduate makes Becker and Kennewell’s Gold Coast trip worthwhile Lloyd Kennewell and his agent Mathew Becker had a single-minded approach when they ventured to the 2021 Magic Millions March Yearling Sale, and that tunnel vision is on the verge of being rewarded with three-year-old Meridius (Extreme Choice), a leading contender for... Read More

Private Eye looms as prime candidate for The Everest as Snapdancer’s ruled out

Slot-holders Inglis and James Harron Bloodstock make enquiries about Gilgai winner Dominant Gilgai Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) winner Private Eye (Al Maher) is in the box seat to fill a vacant slot in next week’s $15 million The Everest (1200m) but only if the gelding’s trainer Joe Pride and connections elect to entertain the offers... Read More

Corumbene to the fore once more courtesy of Snitzel colt

Empire Of Japan’s Breeders’ Plate success has Altomonte excited about the future George Altomonte, the esteemed Corumbene Stud founder, is no stranger to breeding a top-class colt and Saturday’s emphatic Breeders’ Plate (Gr 3, 1000m) winner Empire Of Japan (Snitzel) was a timely reminder of the octogenarian’s thoroughbred prowess. Big things have been expected of... Read More

Zulfiqar takes benefit from dry Flemington

Godolphin got their two-year-old season underway with a win in yesterday’s Maribyrnong Trial Stakes (Listed, 1000m), with the move to place Zulfiqar (Exceed And Excel) at Flemington paying dividends for James Cummings’ team.  The colt was scratched from the Breeders’ Plate (Gr 3, 1000m) in Sydney and redirected to the Good 4 surface in Melbourne,... Read More

Empire conquerors Breeders’ Plate in breathtaking fashion 

Peter and Paul Snowden, another renowned partnership for producing high class two-year-olds, captured their third win in the Breeders’ Plate (Gr 3, 1000m) when the Newgate Farm and China Horse Club-owned colt Empire Of Japan (2 c Snitzel – Ichihara by General Nediym) struck for an impressive success in the season-opening juvenile contest.  In an... Read More

Slade lauds early success with new ‘Valerie’ partnership

Cutting an emotional figure in the aftermath of the Gimcrack Stakes (Gr 3, 1000m) was Kestrel Thoroughbreds’ Bruce Slade who, along with Waterhouse and Bott, purchased yesterday’s juvenile season-opening race winner Platinum Jubilee (Zoustar), along with sixth-placed Sicilian (I Am Invincible) and runner-up Perfect Proposal (Russian Revolution) at the yearling sales this year, the former... Read More