There is certainly a real buzz in the air for all concerned in the Yankee Rose camp as she looks to win her 2nd Group 1 race at just her 6th start this Saturday at Randwick, in the ATC Flight Stakes for 3YO Fillies. Trainer David Vandyke has stated all along, that Yankee Rose will blossom 2nd up and her best chance to secure another Group 1 in the prestigious Flight Stakes. David didn't rule her out winning first up in the Golden Rose but believed she would improve considerably 2nd up and was happy if she was to run in the first half of the field, in which she did. Yankee Rose has trained on particularly well and all looks on target for the daughter by All American to add to her already impr
Champion sire Redoute's Choice delivered the first winner for well-respected rookie trainer Mark Newnham, with four year-old gelding Boaz carrying the Darby Racing colours to victory at Wyong on Thursday.
Stable rider at the provincials for Gai Waterhouse and then stable foreman and right hand man at Tulloch Lodge for many years, Mark Newnham embarked on a training career of his own earlier this year after last year winning the top prize at the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards. Boaz as a yearling Previously with David Vandyke for whom he had three starts last year, Boaz was well primed for his return following a good recent trial second and was able to get the cash for Blake Shinn ta
It was great to see the new season 2YO's step out on Monday for the official 2YO trials held on the course proper at Randwick. There is always a real buzz at these set of trials with many owners and trainers nervously waiting to see their new charges hit the track for the first time. Darby Racing unleashed 2 precocious babies both trained by the first lady of racing - Gai Waterhouse Heat 6 saw our impeccably bred chestnut filly 'Mystic Empire' step out partnered by Tommy Berry. Mystic Empire by Champion racehorse 'All Too Hard' is out of the General Nediym mare 'Empress Wu', a half sister to Group 1 winner 'Royal Descent'. Mystic Empire jumped from the barriers and mustered good speed betwee
It seems like only yesterday I was writing about Snitzelwood winning his 7th race however the warhorse backed up again last Sunday winning his 8th race over the 2200m event on the Geelong synthetic track. Ridden to perfection by Michael Walker, Snitzelwood was given the gun run just behind the leader before being presented in the straight. Snitzelwood took most of the straight to get past the well performed European import 'Vengeur Masque (IRE)' who performed in Group races in England. It is a huge testament to the Lindsay Park training establishment keeping Snitzelwood up for 12 runs this time in. Snitzelwood is simply a warhorse and will continue to race whilst still perfroming and happy.
Snitzelwood, by the all conquering Sire SNITZEL, continues to amaze notching up his 7th win at Geelong last Friday making it 4 wins this preparation for the iron horse. Trained to the minute by the Lindsay Park team - David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig, Snitzelwood just continues to thrive at the magnificent Lindsay Park property. This time in, Snitzelwood has taken a particular liking to the synthetic surface and also over a trip and with only a couple of synthetic meetings left this season, Lindsay Park are keen to keep Snitzelwood racing whilst he continues to thrive. Congratulations once again to all his loyal owners Dr A C Marel, Karen's Rose, Mr P W Weston, Mr M J Cook, Ms S Beynon, Mr J
Tuesday, 6 September 2016 Watershed Day for NSW Thoroughbred Racing Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club today announced that as of 1 October 2016 the minimum prizemoney for Saturday metropolitan races will increase to $100,000 per race.
“This increase headlines several prizemoney initiatives totaling almost $53 million annually which has been announced this year, capping off a surge in NSW prizemoney over four years,” said Racing NSW Chairman, Mr John Messara AM. “Today’s announcement is a further step towards achieving a vital component of Racing NSW’s Strategic Plan, intended to financially stimulate the NSW Thoroughbred Racing Industry. “In 2012, total NSW prizemoney w
For the first time in a couple of weeks, trainer David Vandyke is pleased with Yankee Rose ahead of her next Group One assignment. The trainer admits the filly can be frustrating and a few niggling problems and a couple of ordinary barrier trials along the way haven't helped. But after a gallop between races at the Sunshine Coast on Sunday, Vandyke has given her the green light to head to Sydney for Saturday's $1 million Golden Rose at Rosehill Vandyke put her raceday blinkers on for the gallop and Michael Cahill made sure she worked strongly. "She had a good blow and her heart rate was up but her recovery was good," Vandyke told Sky Thoroughbred Central. "She is a frustrating filly to train
A horse close to his trainer's heart, Burning Passion continues to repay James Cummings and his new owners. The five-year-old was formerly raced by Goree and when he was put up for sale, Cummings recommended him to the Darby Racing Syndicate. He has brought in several cheques and recorded his second win for Darby at Randwick in Saturday's Benchmark 92 race over 1400m. "He is a stable favourite," Cummings said. "This win over 1400 metres opens things right up for him and we'll have a think where we go now. "The owners didn't pay too much for him and they have been patient since they bought him. "He is a lovely horse and was very convincing over the distance today." Ridden by Kerrin McEvoy and
Racing Australia welcomes ASIC's announcement on Wednesday of its new legislative instrument to replace three Class Orders on Horse racing syndicates and Horse breeding schemes that were due to expire in the near future. ASIC's key changes to Horse racing syndicates are: 1. Raising the investment limit for a horse racing syndicate from $250,000 to $500,000; 2. Increasing the maximum number of members for a horse racing syndicate from 20 to 50; and 3. Imposing additional content requirements for a Product Disclosure Statement for a horse racing syndicate. "Racing Australia endorses ASIC's reforms as encouraging greater participation in horse ownership with enhanced transparency." Racing Austr