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Di LussoContessa Vanessa Family to the Fore

Tomorrow’s ATC Oaks contender Contessa Vanessa (Bullbars) has not only escalated substantially in value through her own deeds on the track this season, but the immediate family around her has also proven to be very active with Listed winner Astor (Iffraaj) recognised as one of our better sprinting three-year-olds, and during the past week a close relation by Snitzel from the Hussonet mare Walk With Attitude made A$1,550,000 in Sydney.

Win Beauty Win HKWin Beauty Win Resumes in Hong Kong

Three-year-old Makfi gelding Win Beauty Win resumes in the Yan Chau Tong Handicap at Sha Tin on Sunday for Paul O’Sullivan after winning the HK$2,000,000 HKJC Griffin Trophy back in December.

Kailani SunsetAnother Good Weekend for Swiss Ace

Swiss Ace has been having a wonderful run of late, and this weekend proved to be no exception, with a further three winners over the last three days. The speedy My Horse was the first to grace the winner’s circle when he led throughout to score a very good win at Kranji on Friday evening. By Swiss Ace from the Danehill mare Rosenborg, My Horse has been very consistent recording 4 wins and 6 seconds from 22 starts with stakes of S$210,000 to date.

SuperichMoreira Makes Frankie Lor Owners Superich

The Red Giant gelding Superich was super impressive when scoring on debut at Sha Tin on Sunday when he sat up behind the speed for leading hoop Joao Moreira over the 1000m before quickening up in impressive style to put a gap between himself and his rivals.

Kementari 1Kementari Heads Big Day for the Blue Army

Outstanding three-year-old Kementari will spearhead a big team for Godolphin’s “blue army” on the first day of The Championships when he steps out as a warm $3.50 favourite for the A$3,000,000 Group 1 Doncaster Handicap over the 1600m at Randwick tomorrow.

Cote d'OrCote d’Or Aims to Add Group 1 to Her Record

The highly talented Makfi mare Cote d’Or will look to add a valuable Group 1 win to her CV when she heads to the Fiber Fresh NZ Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes at Te Aroha tomorrow.

RomancerRedwood Progeny Look to Step to Bigger Targets

Two very talented geldings by High Chaparral’s son Redwood will be looking to step into bigger black type targets when they step out this weekend.

Belle du NordBelle du Nord Draws Wide in Laelia

Reliable Man filly Belle du Nord has had no luck all season with a constant barrage of rain-affected tracks, no luck in running, or bad barrier draws – and unfortunately for David & Emma-Lee Browne the poor run of luck has continued in Australia where Belle du Nord will start from barrier 15 of the 16 runners in Saturday’s Listed A$100,000 Laelia Stakes at Morphettville.

Swiss Ace-11 copyEaster Celebrations for Swiss Ace

Swiss Ace is celebrating with four more winners over the Easter weekend including The Chaser being Stephen Autridge's 1000th training success, stakes winner Passing Shot returning to form, South Fork winning two from two, and a new Singapore winner Ocean Master.

Kementari 1Can Kementari Break the Winning Winx Streak?

The high class Australian sprinter Kementari is gearing up to race alongside the great mare Winx in tomorrow’s George Ryder Stakes (Gr1) in a bid to break the daughter of Street Cry’s remarkable winning streak of 23 races.

Daytona RedNZ St Leger Victory for Daytona Red

The Shaune Ritchie trained Daytona Red (Sebring) stamped himself as a promising stayer in the making when he came from last in the time-honoured Yealands Family Wines New Zealand St Leger (2500m), to race away for a comprehensive 2.75 length win over the hot favourite Felaar (Ekraar), with another form runner in Bizzwinkle (Rip Van Winkle) a further half-length back in third.

Rock on WoodWoodlovetoo Continues Winning Run for Redwood

The last few weeks have been very productive for High Chaparral’s son Redwood with the likes of Night’s Watch, Tamarack, Romancer, Big Sur, Livin’ On a Prayer, Rock on Wood, High Sierra, Alero Rosso, and Woodlovetoo all performing well in good company.

Belle du NordFirst Oaks Runner for Reliable Man

This weekend will see New Zealand’s best three-year-old fillies compete for the prestigious New Zealand Oaks title at Trentham and derby winning stallion Reliable Man will see his daughter Belle du Nord take her place in the Group 1 line-up.

RedzelRedzel's Outstanding Sectionals at Randwick

Brilliant sprinter Redzel (by Snitzel) produced outstanding sectionals in taking out Saturday's Challenge Stakes (Gr 2, 1000m) at Randwick, breaking an eight-year-old track record in the process.

KementariKementari Hot Favourite for Doncaster 

A huge result for the Godolphin team with their exciting three-year-old Kementari proving a decisive winner of the Randwick Guineas Gr.1. and cementing himself a position on the Darley Stallion roster in years to come, perhaps even a viable replacement for his sire Lonhro in the long term.

Royal DescentPraying for Royal Descent Stakes Win

Redwood mare Livin’ On a Prayer will head into Saturday’s Royal Descent Stakes looking for her fourth win from her past seven starts when she contests the inaugural running of the $50,000 Royal Descent Stakes at Ellerslie.

KementariKementari on Everyone’s Lips Heading into Guineas

Tomorrow’s A$1,000,000 Randwick Guineas will see Godolphin’s star colt Kementari look to establish himself as a stallion of the future as he looks to post his first Group 1 victory off the back of two very impressive wins in the Eskimo Prince Stakes at Warwick Farm and again in the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes at his most recent outing.

Main StageMain Stage a Contender in the Australian Guineas

Exciting young sire Reliable Man will see his stakes winning son Main Stage take his place at Flemington’s main feature tomorrow in the Group 1 Australian Guineas. Three-year-old Main Stage has already starred on the famous Flemington track in black-type fashion with his second victory in the Listed UCI Stakes.

JuliusTrio of Westbury Horses Feature in the Darley Plate

On the opening day of Auckland Cup Week three Westbury bred horses will start in the $100,000 Group 3 Darley Stallions Plate at Ellerslie Racecourse with Julius heading the field along with Passing Shot and Romancer.

KementariKementari Looking to Cement Guineas Favouritism

High class three-year-old Kementari will look to cement his position as favourite for the upcoming Randwick Guineas when he steps out in the A$400,000 Hobartville Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday.

Il Quello VeloceJ Swap Contractors Matamata Breeder’s Stakes a Race of Good Fortune

Saturday’s Group 2 Swap Contractors Matamata Breeder’s Stakes has seen the farm enjoy a wonderful run in the race over the years, with a total of three runners having lined up in the race since 1999 for two winners (Catamarca & Lady Royale) and a second placegetter in Il Quello Veloce.

Happy BeautyHappy Beauty Scores Well at Sha Tin

Westbury weanling sale graduate Happy Beauty (Makfi) made it a good start to the Chinese New Year Raceday at Sha Tin yesterday when he scored a brave win in the opener, the Yue Yee Handicap over 1400m. 

TamarackBonneval Relation Shows Family Ability

A close relation to Horse of the Year Bonneval showed a glimpse of the family ability when he came from back in the field to win the A$40,000 TAB Handicap at Canterbury on Friday evening. Tamarack, a gelding by Redwood from Our Squeezer, is prepared by Warwick Farm trainer Joe Pride and has always possessed his share of ability; but Friday was his first attempt at a journey past 1600m and he handled it in excellent style.

Ugly WarriorUgly Warrior Remains Unbeaten in Hong Kong

It was a nearly a perfect result for stallion Swiss Ace in the Waterloo Handicap at Sha Tin on Saturday where his three runners in the event went close to filling the first three placings. His three-year-old son Ugly Warrior could not have been more impressive as he took out the 1200m sprint by a widening margin and remained unbeaten in three career starts as he stamped himself as a very progressive sprinter in the competitive Hong Kong arena.

Perpetual JoyancePerpetual Joyance Caps Off Great Day at Sha Tin

The John Size trained Perpetual Joyance (Red Giant) could not have been more impressive as he came from a hopeless position at the 300m mark to race away and win the HK$1,860,000 Po Yan Handicap over 1200m.

KementariThe Autumn Beacons for Kementari

High class three-year-old Kementari signalled he will be a force to be reckoned with as the autumn approaches after he eclipsed his opposition with ease in the Listed Eskimo Prince Stakes over 1200m at Warwick Farm on Saturday.

Reliable ManReliable Man Three-Year-Olds in the Spotlight at Te Rapa

Exciting young sire Reliable Man will have three exciting 3YO’s stepping out at Te Rapa tomorrow as they look to progress into late summer and autumn features over the next few months. The Group 2 Sir Tristram Fillies Classic over 2000m – won by 2017 Horse of the Year Bonneval - will see the Group 1 placed Belle du Nord and the Group 2 placed Kapoor stepping to 2000m for the first time in their careers.

Swiss AceSwiss Ace Trio Set to do Battle

Three Swiss Ace geldings will line-up in the HK$1,310,000 Class 3 Waterloo Handicap at Sha Tin on Saturday afternoon, and each brings solid formlines into the race from recent starts.

Savile RowMakfi Entire Looking to Land First Group 1 Victory

The highly talented Savile Row will look to make amends for two narrow defeats in Group 1 company as a three-year-old when he tackles the $200,000 Group 1 Harcourts Thorndon Mile at Wellington tomorrow.

Swiss PrecisionPrecision Timing for Swiss Ace Filly

Hastings trainer John Bary will be hoping he has the timing right for 3YO filly Swiss Precision as she steps to black type company for the first time in the $70,000 Group 3 Metroclad-Terracade Desert Gold Stakes at Trentham tomorrow.

Jo BuckJo Looking to Take Home the Bucks After Promising Debut

The Reliable Man three-year-old Jo Buck looks to be a strong winning chance at Te Rapa on Sunday for his Cambridge trainer Roger James and owners A M B Green, G J Jones, Robert Dawe Agency Ltd & Shirley M Trust after a fast finishing fourth at his debut at Tauranga a few weeks ago.

Swiss PrecisionPrecision Timing for Swiss Ace Filly

Hastings trainer John Bary will be hoping he has the timing right for 3YO filly Swiss Precision as she steps to black type company for the first time in the $70,000 Group 3 Metroclad-Terracade Desert Gold Stakes at Trentham tomorrow.

Reliable Man x Glory RunStud Has a Successful Sale on the Gold Coast

The Magic Millions sale on the Gold Coast proved to be one of the strongest yet and it was pleasing to see first season sire El Roca receiving a warm welcome from trainers and buyers as the first of his yearlings went through the ring.

Julius 1Rising Star Julius Looks a Horse to Follow

Swiss Ace gelding Julius might be lightly raced but there is no doubting his ability after he made a ‘one-act affair’ of the Monstavision – Fasttrack 5k over 1200m, his first foray in open company. Rider Jake Bayliss allowed the ‘big boy’ to roll to the front after 200m and from that stage onwards the race was in safe keeping as he sprinted away from his rivals to win by 3.5 lengths and still have ‘plenty up his sleeve’ when he hit the line.

Ruby ArmaniMakfi Mare Heads to Group 2 Westbury Classic

Makfi mare Ruby Armani could well head towards the Group 2 Westbury Classic after making it back-to-back wins when winning the $35,000 Swiss Deli 1400 at Ellerslie yesterday. Ruby Armani has not always enjoyed the best of luck in her career and is finally confirming the promise she had shown after winning on debut at Tauranga as a 3YO, and judging by her form of late, trainers Michael Moroney & Pam Gerard have her in tip top order as she looks to take on black type company on Karaka Million Day at Ellerslie.

Swiss PrecisionSwiss Ace Heats Up the New Year

Popular sire Swiss Ace is having a brilliant start to the New Year with a number of winners in recent weeks including Swiss Precision who has earned herself a crack at the Group 3 Desert Gold Stakes next week.

RomancerRedwood Gelding in Winning Form

Talented Redwood gelding Romancer made it a winning affair on his home track of Ruakaka on Saturday after his race was abandoned at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day.

PostponedNo Looking Back for Postponed Mare

A much deserved win by the Postponed mare Don't Look Back to win the Prout Productions Pty Premier at Awapuni as she recorded her fifth career victory after some decent interruptions along the way.

Nights WatchNight’s Watch Heads to Doomben

The talented Night’s Watch (by Redwood) will break new ground on Saturday when he heads to Doomben for the first time for the A$100,000 Shoot Out Quality over 2200m. Trained by Darren Weir at Ballarat, Night’s Watch has been in great form this season, winning four of his eight starts, and finishing an unlucky fourth in the Werribee Cup at his most recent start.

I Am ImpingeI Am Impinge Looking for Gold Coast Guineas Berth

I Am Invincible gelding I Am Impinge will be looking to cement his place in the field for the $2,000,000 Gold Coast Guineas on the 13 January when he contests Saturday’s Group 3 A$200,000 Magic Millions Vo Rogue Plate over 1350m at Doomben.

Music MagnateHigh Class Music Magnate Resumes in Christmas Classic

The highly talented Music Magnate resumes at Royal Randwick on Saturday when he leads out the field for the A$150,000 Listed Christmas Classic over 1200m. Trained by Bjorn Baker, Music Magnate has the steadier impost of 61kg and will be ridden by one of Sydney’s top hoops in Blake Shinn after not having raced since 27 May when finishing down the track in the Group 1 Kingsford-Smith on a heavy track.

Passing ShotSiblings to Tackle Group Features at Te Rapa

The siblings Passing Shot and his younger half-sister Rising Shot, will line up in two of the three Group races scheduled for the Waikato Racing Club’s meeting at Te Rapa tomorrow, and both possess winning form on the track.

Ugly WarriorUgly Warrior Looks to Remain Unbeaten

The Swiss Ace 3YO Ugly Warrior will look to remain unbeaten when he contests the HK$880,000 Lukfook Jewellery Pt Graceful Collection Handicap over 1200m at Sha Tin on Sunday.

EridaniEridani to Make Debut

Makfi filly Eridani will make her debut at Te Rapa tomorrow and her trial form would suggest she is ready to make an impression as she – like a lot of other two-year-olds – looks to cement her place in next month’s $1,000,000 Karaka Million at Ellerslie.

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