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Australian Racing

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:05 pm
by RugbyGirl
A (mostly self indulgent) place to discuss Australian, New Zealand & Hong Kong racing!

The field for the Everest on Saturday


Race 7 - 4:15PM THE TAB EVEREST (1200 METRES)Times displayed in local time of Race Meeting Of $13,000,000.1st $6,000,000, 2nd $2,100,000, 3rd $1,200,000, 4th $820,000, 5th $600,000, 6th $350,000, 7th $300,000, 8th $300,000, 9th $300,000, 10th $300,000, 11th $300,000, 12th $300,000, Jockey Welfare Fund $130,000. SPECIAL CONDITION
Standard Weight for Age, Apprentices cannot claim.

Track Name: Randwick Track Type: Turf 

Field Limit: 12 + 6 EM
No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 REDZEL Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 1 58.5kg 118
2 SANTA ANA LANE Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 9 58.5kg 116
3 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 11 58.5kg 115
4 TRAPEZE ARTIST Gerald Ryan Tye Angland 6 58.5kg 115
5 VEGA MAGIC David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 7 58.5kg 115
6 BRAVE SMASH (JPN) Darren Weir Hugh Bowman 4 58.5kg 112
7 HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE) James Cummings 0 58.5kg111
8 U S NAVY FLAG (USA) Aidan O'Brien Ryan Moore 3 58kg 117
9 IN HER TIME Kris Lees Corey Brown 8 56.5kg 114
10 SHOALS Anthony Freedman Tim Clark 2 56.5kg 114
11 VIDDORA Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 12 56.5kg 114
12 GRAFF Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 10 53kg 94
13e CLEARLY INNOCENT Kris Lees 0 58.5kg 109
14e DOTHRAKI Peter & Paul Snowden 0 58.5kg 108
15e JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell 0 58.5kg 108
16e PIERATA Gregory Hickman 0 58.5kg 108
17e OSBORNE BULLS James Cummings Tommy Berry 5 58.5kg 106
18e SPRIGHT Garry Frazer 0 56.5kg 106

Home Of The Brave was withdrawn on Tuesday due to a elevated temperature. Under the rules of the race the slot holder can choose any of the 6 also eligibles to take the place of the scratching therefore Osborne Bulls has taken the place of Home Of The Brave

Re: Australian Racing

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:20 pm
by RugbyGirl
Quite a few internationals stepping out several races in Melbourne this weekend

Race 5 - 2:30PM Keno Schillaci Stakes (1100 METRES) Times displayed in local time of Race Meeting Of $400,000.1st $240,000, 2nd $72,000, 3rd $36,000, 4th $18,000, 5th $10,000, 6th $8,000, 7th $8,000, 8th $8,000
Prize money contribution totalling 2% will be directed to jockey and equine welfare prior to distribution GROUP 2
Standard Weight for Age, Three-Years-Old and Upwards, Maidens at time of entry are ineligible, Apprentices cannot claim.

Track Name: Main Track Type: Turf Track Condition: Good 4 

Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM
No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 FLAMBERGE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 10 58.5kg 108
2 VOODOO LAD Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 5 58.5kg 110
3 BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Craig Williams 12 58.5kg 110
4 FAATINAH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig James McDonald 9 58.5kg 106
5 ILLUSTRIOUS LAD scratched
6 HAVASAY Liam Birchley John Allen 1 58.5kg 97
7 GLENROWAN PRINCE Kym Hann Luke Nolen 4 58.5kg 93
8 INTELLIGENCE CROSS (USA) Aidan O'Brien Emmet McNamara 6 58.5kg 102
9 SPIRIT OF VALOR (USA) Aidan O'Brien James Doyle 7 58.5kg 104
10 FLEET REVIEW (USA) Aidan O'Brien Dwayne Dunn 11 58kg 108
11 MISSROCK Robbie Laing Ben Thompson 13 56.5kg 106
12 SAVANNA AMOUR Chris Meagher Michael Walker 3 56.5kg 105
13 SNITTY KITTY Henry Dwyer Mark Zahra 2 56.5kg 106

Note all 3 USA bred horses are by War Front

Re: Australian Racing

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:46 pm
by RugbyGirl
Australian trainer Gai Waterhouse will tonight be inducted into the Australian (all) Sports Hall Of Fame
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https://www.racing.com/news/2018-10-08/ ... ll-of-fame

Re: Australian Racing

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:00 pm
by RugbyGirl
This will be a fascinating race at Caulfield this Saturday

Race 8 - 4:35PM Ladbrokes Stakes (2000 METRES)Times displayed in local time of Race MeetingOf $1,000,000.1st $600,000, 2nd $180,000, 3rd $90,000, 4th $45,000, 5th $25,000, 6th $20,000, 7th $20,000, 8th $20,000
Prize money contribution totalling 2% will be directed to jockey and equine welfare prior to distribution GROUP 1
Standard Weight for Age, Three-Years-Old and Upwards, Maidens at time of entry are ineligible, Apprentices cannot claim.

Track Name: Main Track Type: Turf Track Condition: Good 4 

Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM
No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 BENBATL (GB) Saeed Bin Suroor Pat Cosgrave 1 59kg 119
2 HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir Damian Lane 7 59kg 116
3 TOSEN BASIL (JPN) Darren Weir John Allen 2 59kg 110
4 HARLEM (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 6 59kg 108
5 THE CLIFFSOFMOHER (IRE) Aidan O'Brien Mark Zahra 8 59kg 113
6 HOMESMAN (USA) Liam Howley Jordan Childs 10 59kg 110
7 BLAIR HOUSE (IRE) Charlie Appleby James Doyle 11 59kg 112
8 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) Darren Weir Ben Allen (a) 3 59kg 105
9 INVICTUS PRINCE (GB) Matthew Smith Craig Williams 4 59kg 98
10 D’ARGENTO Chris Waller James McDonald 12 58kg 109
11 SEDANZER Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 9 57kg 104
12 UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Michael Walker 5 56kg 108

Re: Australian Racing

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:15 pm
by RugbyGirl
Finally the winner of this race gets a ballot exemption for the Caulfield Cup next week

Race 10 - 5:50PM Ladbrokes Herbert Power Stakes (2400 METRES)Times displayed in local time of Race MeetingOf $400,000.1st $240,000, 2nd $72,000, 3rd $36,000, 4th $18,000, 5th $10,000, 6th $8,000, 7th $8,000, 8th $8,000
Prize money contribution totalling 2% will be directed to jockey and equine welfare prior to distribution GROUP 2
Quality, Minimum Weight 54kg, Maidens at time of entry are ineligible, Weight Raised 1kg, Apprentices cannot claim.

Track Name: Main Track Type: Turf Track Condition: Good 4 

Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM
No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 BIG DUKE (IRE) Darren Weir Craig Williams 6 58kg 106
2 A PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB) Charlie Fellowes Michael Walker 5 57kg 104
3 DAL HARRAILD (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 1 56.5kg 103
4 PRIZE MONEY (GB) Saeed Bin Suroor Pat Cosgrave 13 56.5kg 103
5 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) Darren Weir Damian Lane 8 56kg 102
6 LORD FANDANGO (GER) Archie Alexander Ben Allen (a) 4 56kg 102
7 YUCATAN (IRE) Aidan O'Brien James McDonald 1 556kg 102
8 BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) Chris Waller Stephen Baster 14 55.5kg 101
9 RISING RED (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ms Linda Meech 11 55.5kg 101
10 ODEON (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damien Thornton 7 54.5kg 99
11 MISS ADMIRATION Mick Price Michael Dee 12 53.5kg 101
12 PILOTE D’ESSAI (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Cory Parish 9 53kg 95
13 SIN TO WIN (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jye McNeil 2 53kg 94
14 THE LORD MAYOR (NZ) Chris Waller Dwayne Dunn 10 53kg 91
15 REZEALIENT David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Beau Mertens 3 53kg 86

Of the 10 races at Caulfield there are 4× G1s, 2× G2s, 2× G3s, & 2 Listed races!

Re: Australian Racing

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:25 pm
by Starine
Thank you for starting this thread. Always looking to learn more about racing, particularly in Australia and New Zealand.

Re: Australian Racing

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:29 pm
by RugbyGirl
Starine wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:25 pm
Thank you for starting this thread. Always looking to learn more about racing, particularly in Australia and New Zealand.
Don't be afraid to ask. I'm trying to use terminology that you would be familiar with (also eligible) but I will surely miss some things and I'm on here a lot when these races are on!

Re: Australian Racing

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:34 pm
by Starine
Appreciated! Could you suggest some good websites that cover Aus/NZ racing?

Re: Australian Racing

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:43 pm
by RugbyGirl
Starine wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:34 pm
Appreciated! Could you suggest some good websites that cover Aus/NZ racing?
Depends whether you are looking for form or news Racing.com is good for most things and I know SkyRacingWorld.com (which provides your TVG coverage) has among other things a Australian Lingo section & if you are on twitter you can message me @nzraceresults :D

Re: Australian Racing

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:34 am
by BaroqueAgain1
An Australasian racing thread! Woohoo! :D
Is the Ladbrokes Herbert Power Stakes (2,400 M) more likely to be a prep for the Melbourne Cup than the Ladbrokes Stakes (2,000 M)?
Bentbatl and Humidor stand out to me in the Ladbrokes, although I'd love to see the handsome The Cliffsofmoher do well.

Re: Australian Racing

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:12 am
by RugbyGirl
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:34 am
An Australasian racing thread! Woohoo! :D
Is the Ladbrokes Herbert Power Stakes (2,400 M) more likely to be a prep for the Melbourne Cup than the Ladbrokes Stakes (2,000 M)?
Bentbatl and Humidor stand out to me in the Ladbrokes, although I'd love to see the handsome The Cliffsofmoher do well.
Believe it or not both races are being used as prep for the big Cup races. Some trainers use the 2000m as a prep for 2400 next week and some will have them racing 2400 both weeks. Some racing on Sat are planning to go to the Caulfield Cup then the MelbCup, some are going to CaulCup only and some will go straight to the MelbCup. It is enough to make my head spin.

A lot also depends on where they stand in the order of entry for the MelbCup as of Tuesday there were 84 horses paid up for the MelbCup. (One New Zealand trainer with a good chance forgot to pay this latest fee and is out!) Many would have to win the Herbert Power to get entry into CaulCup and many would have to win CaulCup or another entry race to get entry into MelbCup. All this with less than a month to go!

Re: Australian Racing

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:33 am
by RugbyGirl
A bit of rain falling in Sydney today and tomorrow Everest runner US Navy Flag is unlikely to run if the track is too wet

https://mobile.twitter.com/AndrewBensle ... 9656257536

Re: Australian Racing

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:29 am
by ElPrado2
Oh, grrreat!
We needed this!
Love it!😍

Re: Australian Racing

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:13 am
by Treve
Thank you for starting this thread. I know the Across the Pond thread was a catch all but it could get difficult to sort through what's what especially when scrolling quickly!

Re: Australian Racing

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:50 pm
by RugbyGirl
Thanks guys! Here is pic of the white filly Utzon (2f Charm Spirit-The Opera House) discussing tactics with her trainer Ciaron Maher before her debut in the first race at Caulfield tomorrow

https://mobile.twitter.com/gramage_/sta ... 0343909384

Re: Australian Racing

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:32 pm
by Mylute
Trainer has interesting hair, ha. We match.

Re: Australian Racing

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:39 pm
by RugbyGirl
Mylute wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:32 pm
Trainer has interesting hair, ha. We match.
Known as the Australian version of that Asmussen dude (before the haircut) there are fan pages dedicated to the hair of Ciaron Maher
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Re: Australian Racing

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:33 pm
by RugbyGirl
Special moment last week as Godolphin trainer James Cummings (grandson of Bart) won "The Bart Cummings" and accepted the trophy from his father Anthony

https://mobile.twitter.com/JamesCumming ... 9203567616

A few years ago James and Anthony with Bart
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Re: Australian Racing

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:58 am
by tachyon
Thanks for starting the thread!
I'm pulling for Brave Smash.

Re: Australian Racing

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:38 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
TVG's Candace Hare is on with her Aussie cohort Jason, and says the Randwick track is a Heavy 9 ATM. I wonder if US Navy Flag will be a late scratch, as Aiden has been pretty clear about his colt not doing well on heavy ground. :?