Deep Impact’s Saxon Warrior triumphant in the 2,000 Guineas

Slightly less favoured than his stablemate Gustav Klimt (Galileo), the big, powerfully-built Saxon Warrior was having his first start of the year after recording three wins from three starts at two years in 2017. On Saturday, ridden by his trainer’s teenage son Donnacha O’Brien, the still green Saxon Warrior reached the lead just over a... Read More

Weir’s number of winners show he’s in a league of his own

Whether it’s a shake of the head in sheer amazement at what seems to be his ever-growing winner’s factory or the mate beseeching another simply not to leave the Weir trained runners out of any leg of the quaddie. Glancing at trainer’s tables and the like is the sort of thing you have time to... Read More

Saxon Warrior storms to the head of Derby betting after fine Guineas victory

Despite the perfect racing surface, the first two Classics of the year produced contrasting results. Aidan O’Brien continued his domination over the 2000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m) when winning the race for the ninth time with the still-unbeaten Saxon Warrior (Deep Impact), who quickened up in fine style entering the Dip and was worth more... Read More

Cox relishing the task at hand following Godolphin’s re-entry into the yearling market

It was borne of a proposal put to Sheikh Mohammed last December by Vin Cox –  about a month before he left Magic Millions to become managing director of Godolphin Australia. Cox flew to Dubai to meet Sheikh Mohammed and Princess Haya as well as several other key Godolphin personnel and his proposal, which included... Read More

A trio of lightly-raced colts expected to clash in last juvenile Group One race of the season

The Kris Lees-trained Graff met the previously unraced Mickey Blue Eyes in Saturday’s Clarendon Stakes (1300m) at Hawkesbury with Graff holding off his Lindsay Park-trained rival to score by a half-neck in a race that featured fast closing sectional times. While The Autumn Sun, a colt from the Chris Waller stable, made a most impressive... Read More

Let Me Sleep On It (AUS) 2 f Manhattan Rain – Cheyenne Sue by Zizou

With three seconds in her five runs leading into the Redoute’s Choice Stakes (Listed, 1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday, the promising Let Me Sleep On It (Manhattan Rain) made her maiden win a stakes win with a dominant victory.   She began quickly from barrier seven under jockey Stephen Baster, attempted to lead three wide... Read More