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Weekend Runners 26.09.2020

Good luck to connections of all CM graduates running this weekend including the following:AUSTRALIA SATURDAYLongreach JC- Race 3 Garry & Desley Ballard H., A$12550 1000m Granola State (NZ) 2013 (G. by Cape Blanco-Tip the Wink) (trainer: David Rewald)Caulfield- Race 7 Thousand Guineas Prelude Gr.2, A$251000 1400m Annavisto (NZ) 2017 (F. by Reliable Man-Avisto) (trainer: M Price & M Kent Jnr)Toowoomba TC- Race 4 Toowoomba Guineas, A$100000 1625m Calm Seeker (NZ) 2017 (C. by Complacent-At...

September 25, 2020

Berry booked for Tofane in Everest

Tommy Berry's partnership with brilliant sprinter Chautauqua has helped him to secure the ride on Victorian raider Tofane in the $15 million The Everest. Trainer Mike Moroney confirmed the booking of Berry, citing the jockey's relationship with Tofane's part-owner Rupert Legh, who also raced six-time Group One winner Chautauqua, as a key factor. Damien Oliver partnered Tofane to her first-up third in the Gr.2 Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m) at Flemington but COVID-19 travel restrictions prompted co...

September 25, 2020

Annavisto facing G2 test

Promising filly Annavisto will contest the Gr.2 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday, which will be her penultimate race of the spring. “We think she is a very good filly,” co-trainer Michael Kent Jr said. “Mick Price formed a plan after her maiden win to get her to the Guineas. We don’t want to go past that this time in, being her first prep. “We wanted to get her to the Danehill (Gr.2, 1200m), then Guineas Prelude, and the Guineas. “The Danehill (where she fin...

September 22, 2020

Age Of Chivalry out for redemption

Age Of Chivalry finished runner-up in the Gr.1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) last season and trainers Matthew Ellerton and Simon Zahra are hoping he can go one better in this year’s edition. “It’s a different sort of race on Saturday,” Zahra said. “He hasn’t drawn as good (barrier 13) and he was probably a touch fitter going into the run last time. That was probably more his grand final last year. “But we have left a bit of fuel in the tank for the Toorak (Gr.1, 1600m) this year...

September 18, 2020

Weekend Runners- 19.09.2020

Good luck to connections of all Curraghmore graduates running this weekend including:AUSTRALIA SATURDAYRandwick:  Race 9 Tresemme H., A$125000 1400m Lisdoonvarna (NZ) 2014 (F. by Super Easy-Axislass) (trainer: Ms A Turner)Ipswich TC: Race 8 TAB Long May We Play H., A$21000 1200m Celtic Tiger (NZ) 2012 (G. by O'Reilly-Miraculous Miss) (trainer: Douglas Lane)Caulfield: Race 7 Foundation Cup Gr.3, A$160750 2000m Kinane (NZ) 2016 (G. by Reliable Man-Tres Rapide) (trainer: C ...

September 18, 2020

Taroni takes on Gold Trail

Smart filly Taroni (NZ) (Showcasing) will step out as one of the favoured runners in Saturday’s Gr.3 Hawke’s Bay Breeders’ Gold Trail Stakes (1200m) at Hastings.Taroni is currently rated second favourite ($4.60) with the TAB for the three-year-old fillies contest behind Babylon Berlin ($3.20).The Lance Noble-trained daughter of Showcasing will be back against her own age and sex after finishing a last start fourth in the Gr.3 Northland Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) earlier this mont...

September 18, 2020

Tofane to take on Everest

Group One winning mare Tofane (NZ) (Ocean Park) has secured a slot to run in the $15 million The Everest next month. Tofane will run in the 1200m sprint partnered with Yulong and Ballymore Stable’s Mike Moroney is excited at the opportunity to run in the richest race in the world on turf. “It’s a big thrill for us to partner with Yulong on this,” Moroney said. “Mr Zhang purchased our Group One winner Alabama Express (Redoute’s Choice) earlier this year and he is just starting his stu...

September 16, 2020

Weekend Runners 12.09.2020

Good luck to connections of all CM grads running this weekend including the following:NEW ZEALAND FRIDAYEgmont RC- Race 9 Josie Amber Yaxley Maiden S., NZ$10000 1600m No Compromise (NZ) 2016 (G. by Pins-Baggy Green) (trainer: W J Thurlow) AUSTRALIA SATURDAYGriffith JC- Race 2 Yenda Producers H., A$12000 1000m Seventh Seal (NZ) 2016 (G. by Fastnet Rock-Episode) (trainer: Mitchell Beer)Illawarra TC- Race 6 Horsley H., A$35000 1600m Power Lift (NZ) 2015 (G. by Power-Highflying) (trainer: ...

September 11, 2020

Derby trial for Oceanography

New Zealand-bred three-year-old Oceanography has booked his ticket for the Victoria Derby Trial (1800m) at Flemington in a fortnight after breaking maiden ranks at Sandown on Wednesday. The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained colt jumped away well from barrier five and was pushed forward by jockey John Allen to sit outside early leader Politicalinfluence. The son of Ocean Park took charge turning for home and ran away to win by three-quarters of a length over compatriot Salto Angel in the 150...

September 9, 2020

Tofane lures Moroney back to the races

Trans-Tasman trainer Michael Moroney will head to the races for the first time in five months on Saturday when he goes to Flemington to watch Curraghmore graduate Tofane compete in the Gr.2 Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m). With the COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria, Moroney felt it was wise to steer clear of raceday and focus his attention towards training his Flemington-based team. “One of the reasons why I wasn’t there was because I really wanted to make sure I could stay and train the team, that...

September 8, 2020

Weekend Runners- 5.09.2020

Good luck to connections of all Curraghmore graduates running this weekend including:AUSTRALIA SATURDAYRandwick- Race 5 Farewells Subzero H., A$125000 1500m Kinane (NZ) 2016 (G. by Reliable Man-Tres Rapide) (trainer: C J Waller)                 Race 9 Bisley Workwear H., A$125000 1200m Lisdoonvarna (NZ) 2014 (F. by Super Easy-Axislass) (trainer: Ms A Turner)Balcairn- Race 1 Welcome Back to Barcy H., A$7450 1000m Granola State (NZ) 2013 (G. by Cap...

September 5, 2020

Taroni begins 1000 Guineas path

Promising three-year-old Taroni will begin her path towards the Gr.1 Barneswood Farm New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) when she lines-up at Te Rapa on Saturday. The daughter of Showcasing will contest the Gr.3 WRC Northland Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) and trainer Lance Noble is hoping for a solid performance from his charge after her pleasing trial last month. “She had a trial just on a month ago and we were happy with that,” he said. Taroni won two of her three races as a juvenile, however, s...

September 3, 2020

CM grad impresses in trial

A Curraghmore graduate was in the spotlight at the Ruakaka trials on Tuesday.The first Southern Hemisphere bred juvenile by American Pharoah stepped out to record an impressive win and looks an exciting prospect in the future for his connections.A $150,000 Karaka Book One purchase for his trainer Tony Pike from the Curraghmore draft, the unnamed colt was allowed to find his feet before surging home over the top of his rivals to win his 700m heat by a couple of lengths eased down,Bred by Nearco S...

September 1, 2020

Weekend Wrap Up - 31.8.2020

Curraghmore graduates have been in good form of late posting wins on both sides of the Tasman. The Stephen Marsh-trained Glorious Ocean brought up the third win in three days from horses produced by the Waikato farm when she was successful in the PGG Wrightson Seeds R67 (1400m) at Riccarton on Saturday. Bred by Gordon Cunningham and David Butler, Glorious Ocean was purchased by Waikato Bloodstock and Kangyu International Racing out of the farm’s 2017 New Zealand Bloodstock Select draft. The da...

August 31, 2020

Weekend Runners- 29.8.2020

Good luck to connections of all CM grads running this weekend including:AUSTRALIA SATURDAYGCTC Race 5 Rochele Painting Maiden P., A$21000 1400m Sacred Suite (NZ) 2016 (G. by Sacred Falls-Suitely) (trainer: C J Waller)Illawarra TC Race 1 Kembla Grange H., A$35000 1600m Power Lift (NZ) 2015 (G. by Power-Highflying) (trainer: R & L Price)NEW ZEALAND SATURDAYRiccarton Race 1 Riccarton Park Function Centre S., NZ$23000 1200m Showemhowitsdone (NZ) 2017 (F. by Showcasing-Jaffari) (traine...

August 28, 2020

Classic aims for Annavisto

Reliable Man filly Annavisto was an impressive winner at Mornington on Thursday for Caulfield trainers Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr. The three-year-old, who was born and raised at Curraghmore, was well supported into $2.50 on debut and came from midfield to score a dominant three-length win under Damien Oliver in the Jane Neve Maiden Plate (1200m) Sporting the colours of Bill Frost’s Pendant Equine, Annavisto was purchased out of Tony Pike’s stable in New Zealand after winning a trial at ...

August 27, 2020

He Kin Fly looking for two in a row

Racha Cuneen guided the well-performed He Kin Fly to a powerful come-from-behind victory in the $30,000 Gold Club Rating 94 (1200m) at Riccarton a fortnight ago and is hoping for a repeat performance this weekend. Cuneen will continue his association with the eight-year-old Darci Brahma gelding in Saturday’s $30,000 Hygain/Mitavite Rating 98 (1200m). “After what he did a couple of weeks ago, I’m really looking forward to riding him again,” Cuneen said. “It looks like he’ll be up agai...

August 27, 2020

Weekend Runners- 21.8.2020

Good luck to all CM graduates running this weekend including:NEW ZEALAND FRIDAYGore RC- Race 3 Hokonui Suzuki, Advance Agriculture H., NZ$15000 1200m Easy Habit (NZ) 2015 (G. by Super Easy-Queen of the Castle) (trainer: N & B Blatch)                 Race 7 O'Connor Richmond H., NZ$14400 2000m Perfecto (NZ) 2014 (G. by Makfi-Springtime Fever) (trainer: Anna Hewitson) AUSTRALIA SATURDAYRandwick- Race 2 TAB Highway H., A$75000 1100m Bridges to Babylon (N...

August 21, 2020

Class galloper back to winning form at Riccarton

Quality short course galloper He Kin Fly reminded racing enthusiasts there is still plenty of life left in his eight-year-old legs when he boomed home to claim his tenth career victory when taking out the main sprint feature at Riccarton on Saturday. The Neill Ridley-trained Darci Brahma gelding won his only two local starts from the Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman stable before being sold to Hong Kong during his three-year-old campaign. Successful once from five starts in Hong Kong he was retur...

August 15, 2020

Weekend Runners- 14.08.2020

Good luck to all CM graduates running this weekend including the following:AUSTRALIA FRIDAYMuswellbrook RC- Race 8 Viatek H., A$22000 1280m Bridges to Babylon (NZ) 2016 (F. by Proisir-Sarajay) (trainer: Melanie O'Gorman)NEW ZEALAND FRIDAYWaverley RC- Race 7 Sandfords Maiden S., NZ$10000 1650m No Compromise (NZ) 2016 (G. by Pins-Baggy Green) (trainer: W J Thurlow)AUSTRALIA SATURDAYCaulfield- Race 7 Regal Roller H. L, A$140500 1200m Age of Chivalry (NZ) 2015 (G. by He...

August 14, 2020

Weekend Runners 7.8.2020

Good luck to connections of all CM graduates running this weekend including: AUSTRALIA FRIDAY Ballarat TC- Race 7 Sportsbet's Footy Fill Up H., A$35000 1500m Arzani (NZ) 2016 (G. by Jimmy Choux-Floramour) (trainer: T Dabernig & B Hayes) Canberra RC- Race 8 Baldock Carpentry H., A$20000 1300m Tribuna (AUS) 2013 (F. by Zoffany-Larenco) (trainer: J Khalifeh) Ipswich TC- Race 6 Thoroughbred Sports Bar H., A$20600 1530m Celtic Tiger (NZ) 2012 (G. by O'Reilly-Miraculous Miss) (trainer: Douglas Lane) N...

August 7, 2020

100 for Zoustar

Widden Stud’s flagship sire Zoustar became the youngest sire to join the century club this season, when posting his 100th winner at Geelong on Friday following an impressive debut victory for Curraghmore graduate Sweetzou.Drawn the outside in the field of 12, the John Sadler trained Sweetzou unwound a powerful finish from back in the field to charge home for Jamie Kah and win the 1130m maiden by half a length.A $300,000 Karaka Book 1 purchase from the Curraghmore draft for John Sadler Tra...

July 31, 2020

Complacent sires first winner

Mapperley Stud stallion Complacent made the perfect start to his stallion career at Ipswich on Thursday when his first starter Calm Seeker was victorious over 1350m. Despite enduring a tough three-wide trip, Calm Seeker powered away from his rivals to win by a length and a quarter with a bit in reserve under Michael Cahill for trainer Matt Kropp. “We were really happy with his effort,” Kropp said. “Not a lot went right. Mick Cahill was hoping to get in and just said it was a pretty ugly ol...

July 30, 2020

CM graduates bring up Winning treble

As the racing season draws to a close Curraghmore graduates are maintaining their winning momentum posting three wins over three days. First off the mark was Easy Habit who won at Ascot Park on Friday in his first start since September last year.The four-year-old son of Super Easy won under a bold front running ride from Terry Mosely and was never challenged going on to win by 3/4 of a length.On Saturday Penelope Cruise delivered winning the Flipp Transport / Transag Centre Ltd 1550 at...

July 19, 2020

Weekend Runners- 18.07.2020

Good luck to all CM grads running this weekend including:AUSTRALIA SATURDAYGCTC Race 8 D Griffin 10th Jock.Premium H., A$30000 1200m Celtic Tiger (NZ) 2012 (G. by O'Reilly-Miraculous Miss) (trainer: Douglas Lane)Illawarra TC Race 7 Poplar Petfood & Produce H., A$35000 1400m Power Lift (NZ) 2015 (G. by Power-Highflying) (trainer: R & L Price)Perth Racing Race 5 Belmont Classic L, A$99000 2200m Queen Takes King (NZ) 2016 (F. by Charm Spirit-Egeria) (trainer: L Smith)NEW ZEALAND SATU...

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