Racing News

Pattern Committee reduces black-type races

The total number of black-type races in New Zealand has been reduced by eight to 142 races after the New Zealand Pattern Committee (NZPC) completed its annual review of black-type racing.  “A significant decline in the number of races run in recent seasons has seen the New Zealand Pattern race percentage increase to over six... Read More

Giga Kick precedent has connections making Everest case for Ozzmosis

Field endorses syndicator Darby’s bid for Heritage Stakes winner to make field for next month’s $20 million race at Randwick The comparisons between unbeaten colt Ozzmosis (Zoustar) and last year’s Everest (1200m) winner Giga Kick (Scissor Kick) are irresistible for connections as they attempt to  gain a start in Sydney’s $20 million showpiece. Stallion kingmaker... Read More

Golden Rose could set up Libertad to be ‘flagship Victorian stallion’

Dual Group-winning colt Libertad (Russian Revolution) could one day find himself serving mares, but exactly where is less certain. It’s a potential conundrum that fledgling studmaster Jason Stenning is hoping he has to weigh up. Stenning, who owns the fast-growing Trilogy Racing empire and Victoria’s Blue Gum Farm with his wife Mel, and Sean and... Read More

Vauban allotted 55 kilograms for Melbourne Cup

Ante-post Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) favourite Vauban (Galiway) has been allocated a weight of 55 kilograms for this year’s Flemington showpiece. The Willie Mullins-trained five-year-old is the current 4-1 favourite for the Flemington showpiece on November 7, having produced a wide-margin victory in the Copper Horse Handicap (1m 6f) at Royal Ascot before winning... Read More

Mr Brightside continues to shine with Makybe Diva win

Mr Brightside’s purple patch of form flourished even further as the rampant six-year-old notched a fifth consecutive victory by winning yesterday’s Makybe Diva Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m) at Flemington.  Racing in the presence of the great, three-time Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) winner Makybe Diva (Desert King), who was trackside at Flemington on view for... Read More

Archo Nacho springs surprise Poseidon win

Flemington was also the scene for another sire to earn a first-crop stakes winner yesterday, as Archo Nacho provided Sioux Nation (Scat Daddy) with a breakthrough black type success from his one and only southern hemisphere-bred crop in the Poseidon Stakes (Listed, 1100m).  Taking on much more fancied rivals, the Matt Laurie-trained Archo Nacho ($13),... Read More