Star Turn Proves That In San Domenico Stakes

Second favourite was Star Turn (Star Witness), another colt last seen when sixth behind Capitalist in the Golden Slipper in mid-March. Parading before the race, Capitalist looked fit but seemed not to have developed much during his spell while Star Turn looked a bigger, even stronger version of the powerful colt we last saw on... Read More

Sectional Times Suggest Weir Has Found The Key To Sooboog

Having his fifth start since his move from Team Hawkes to Weir, Sooboog broke through for his first stakes success and his first win in almost two years. A $1,500,000 purchase at the 2014 Inglis Australian Easter Sales, Sooboog was settled close to the leaders by apprentice Michael Dee, behind a steady early tempo. Sooboog... Read More

Gunn Island

O: D V Gangi, P & Mrs K Anastasiou, S & Mrs A Anastasiou, K E & Mrs C A Biddick & D A Plush B: Shadow Glen Stud Pty Ltd T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig S: New Zealand Bloodstock Ready To Run Two-Year-Olds 2015 V: Riversley Park Ltd P: Mark Pilkington... Read More

Emphatic Caravaggio

The strapping colt, who beat the subsequent dual Group Two winner Mehmas (Acclamation) in the Coventry Stakes (Gr 2, 6f) at Royal Ascot on his previous start, was sent off the 1-8 favourite and always looked like landing the short odds. Held up off the pace by replacement jockey Seamie Heffernan, with Ryan Moore sidelined... Read More

Sooboog And Thronum Give Snitzel A Stakes Double

At Flemington the sometimes disappointing four-year-old stallion Sooboog (Snitzel) put it together for trainer Darren Weir to win the Aurie’s Star Handicap (Gr 3, 1200m) in good style in 1:10.06, covering the last 600 metres in 33.82. Elsewhere, on a heavy track at Randwick, three-year-old colt Thronum (Snitzel) showed an abundance of speed and courage... Read More

Derryn’s Visually Impressive Caulfield Win Confirmed By Fast Sectional Times

Having only his second race start and his first run since finishing sixth in the Festival Of Racing Stakes (Listed, 1000m) in March, Derryn went back from his outside barrier (12) and settled in last place. Then after switching deep at the 300 metres, the colt sprinted strongly in the centre of the track and,... Read More