Prolific two-year-old sire Snitzel will have eight opportunities to claim a 40-year record by the end of the week. The Arrowfield resident has sired 29 individual two-year-old winners this season – 28 domestic and one in South Africa named Heavenly Blue. Snitzel is chasing a long-standing record held by former Lindsay Park stallion Without Fear, who sired 30 juvenile winners in the 1975-76 season and ended his career at stud with an astonishing 76.4 percent strike rate of winners to runners. On Thursday at Sale, Snitzel has one maiden juvenile runner, while on Friday he will be represented by one at Geelong and another at Murray Bridge. Then on the weekend five of Snitzel’s progeny will star
CHRIS Lawrence is hoping the return to winning form of his three-year-old Dark Eyes coincides with the Wests Tigers charge to the NRL finals. Dark Eyes showed real spirit and resolve to take out the At The Races Handicap (1500m) at Rosehill on Saturday and part-owner Lawrence called on his Tigers teammates to do the same. “We can definitely make the finals,’’ said Lawrence, the Tigers vice-captain and 183-game veteran. “For us, it is all about putting a few wins together. Our problem this season is we can be inconsistent. If we can put two or three weeks of good footy together and build some momentum then we can make the finals.’’ Wests Tigers are 11th on the NRL ladder but are only two wins
The final event on the Scone card saw a class 2 handicap over 1100 m with 3 Greg Bennett prepared runners eyeing the prize, in Sadhika, Blake Spriggs aboard, Our Media with Adam Sewell aboard and Chasing Malcom, Anthony Cavallo jumping from barrier 18. Leaving the stalls in the final event on the card, Chasing Malcom was out first from the widest gate, looking to cross, Quick Cash led with Rosetta's Comet next, with Trades Hall, Star Approach, & Sadhika all forward, with the final Bennett prepared runner being Our Meteor working wide on turning for home. Heading for the judge Quick cash led Trades Hall whom was ridden along, Miss Faith cut the corner, as all eyes shifted wide on the track,
Iron horse, 'Snitzelwood' continues to thrive under trainers David Hayes & Tom Dabernig notching up win number 6 from just 21 starts. Snitzerwood last Friday, won the 1900m Benchmark 64 by 1.25 lengths carrying a whopping 61.5kgs and ridden by Corey Parish. Snitzelwood likes to dominate from the front and drive his rivals into the ground but on this occasion led before taking a sit mid race and then finishing too well over the final 300m to record a very good victory. Snitzelwood has been a model of consistency this preparation racing on 9 occasions for 3 wins and 2 placings. The most impressive part to his racing this time in, is the way he has been able to lump the huge weights, as for mos
LOOK TO THE STARS - a daughter of one of Australia's most promising and successful Sire's 'I AM INVINCIBLE', was purchased for a mere $26,000+GST as Lot 82 off Yarraman Park at the Scone Inglis sale in 2014. Not an overly big filly at the sales, she had the qualities we look for in an early running 2YO, sharp, balanced, good mover and had an explosive look. The price certainly didn't reflect her pedigree as her Dam, 'Star Prize', was a Group 2 & 3 winner in Argentina. Star Prize is also the full sister to Champion racehorse and multiple Group 1 winner 'Star Runner'. Look To the Stars begun her race career under the tutelage of Warwick Farm mentor, Clarry Conners and enjoyed outstanding early
Darby Racing have enjoyed phenomenal success this season with a couple of terrific juvenile fillies in Yankee Rose and Scarlet Rain, their colours carried to victory at Moonee Valley on Wednesday by another exciting two year-old filly in Athena Lass.
Prepared by David Hayes and Tom Dabernig, the chestnut daughter of Snitzel was well favoured in a tough race and ran up to expectation when winning the 1000 metre open event by a neck.
She showed natural speed to travel just off the pace and gave plenty in the run home to score an encouraging win. "That was a really good debut in a deep race,” said Hayes.
"She’s a quality filly. She’s been immature in her shins and joints, but it took Blac
Owning shares in racehorses takes patience, persistence and plenty of luck. Last Saturday at Randwick, none of these applied to recently acquired Burning Passion when he saluted in the 5th race over 1200m in an effortless display, on the very wet surface, picking up $48,750 for his new owners. Burning Passion, a strapping son of Northern Meteor and full brother to Group 1 winner 'Romantic Touch', was purchased at the Inglis Autumn Sale as Lot 133 for just $24,000 from the dispersal sale of Gooree Stud. Burning Passion had just 11 starts under Gooree Stud for 1 win and and 5 placings and showed some good promise under young gun trainer - James Cummings. James didn't want to see the gelding go
Increases in minimum prizemoney for Country TAB and Provincial race meetings that were announced in November last year will take effect from Friday, 1 July 2016. Minimum prizemoney for Provincial meetings will be increased by $5,000 or 23% to $27,000 per race. Country TAB meetings have been increased from $15,000 to $20,000 in prizemoney, also an increase of $5,000 or 33%. “These increases are part of a package of more than $21 million in prizemoney increases for Country TAB and Provincial races,” said Racing NSW Chief Executive, Mr Peter V’landys AM. “The prizemoney increases coincide with the second year of the phase-in of wagering parity. These increases would not have been possible witho