Status quo for The Oaks Stud

It’s a case of status quo for The Oaks Stud for the upcoming breeding season. The Cambridge farm will once again stand a roster that includes Darci Brahma, U S Navy Flag, Roc De Cambes, and Niagara, with their fees remaining the same. Darci Brahma has had another solid year at stud and enjoyed the success of his daughter Sierra Sue who was victorious in the Gr.1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) and Gr.1 Futurity Stakes (1400m). “Darci Brahma had another great year. He had the biggest book he has…

Cup delay a blessing for The Chosen One

Andrew Forsman was far from disappointed when last Saturday’s Doomben meeting fell foul of the big wet in Queensland. The Cambridge trainer had voiced serious reservations about The Chosen One’s (NZ) (Savabeel) heavy track prospects in the Gr.1 Doomben Cup (2100m) before the meeting was abandoned. Take two of the Cup will now be held at Eagle Farm this Saturday and Forsman has no complaints about the new venue. “It’s good for The Chosen One and the sun is out here now, although there is some rain in the forecast,…

O’Sullivan looking to repeat Derby success

Lance O’Sullivan won the Gr.1 Queensland Derby (2400m) as a jockey 30 years ago and he is hoping to repeat the feat as a trainer at Eagle Farm on Saturday. “I won the Derby on a filly called Royal Magic. She won the Oaks and then a week later she won the Derby. She was a good filly,” O’Sullivan told RSN. The Kiwi horseman, who trains in partnership with Andrew Scott, will line-up race favourtie Dark Destroyer (NZ) (Proisir) in the three-year-old feature this weekend. The son of Proisir has…

Daily Mail: ‘Prince’ to be dynamic at Ballarat

Before this Sunday’s Healesville Derby Final, G2 Shepparton Cup finalist Dynamic Prince faces consistent chasers Russian Sub and Distinguish in a Mixed 4/5 450m race at Ballarat tonight. Basalt v Exalted highlights the four Restricted Win 450m heats of the Road to the Diamond, while Aston Suzette (won five from 11) and Elite Tommy (won last three) are also in action. My Neo – victorious in three of his last five starts and 11 of 22 overall – and Decimate – triumphant in two of his last three starts and…

BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes tips & betting strategy | 28/5/2022

What BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2022 Where Eagle Farm Racecourse – 230 Lancaster Rd, Ascot QLD 4007 When Saturday, May 28, 2022 Prizemoney $1,000,000 Distance 1400m Status Group 2 Conditions 2YO | Set Weights 2021 Winner Tiger Of Malay (7) | T: Richard & Michael Freedman | J: Craig Williams (57kg) Visit Ladbrokes While the BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes might not hold Group 1 status, the 1400m event for two-year-olds does carry a $1 million purse and contains a very big piece of the Group 1 J.J. Atkins (1600m) puzzle.…

Kingsford Smith Cup preview, best bets & strategy | May 28, 2022

What Kingsford Smith Cup 2022 Where Eagle Farm Racecourse – 230 Lancaster Rd, Ascot QLD 4007 When Saturday, May 28, 2022 Prizemoney $700,000 Distance 1300m Status Group 1 Conditions Weight For Age | 3YO & Upwards 2021 Winner Vega One (13) | T: Tony Gollan | J: Jamie Kah (59kg) Visit Ladbrokes The second feature sprint of the Brisbane Winter Carnival will be run at Eagle Farm on Saturday, with a quality field of 16 set to compete in the $700,000 Kingsford Smith Cup over 1300m, while five emergencies are…

2022 Queensland Derby runner-by-runner preview | Eagle Farm

What Queensland Derby 2022 Where Eagle Farm Racecourse – 230 Lancaster Rd, Ascot QLD 4007 When Saturday, May 28, 2022 Prizemoney $1,000,000 Distance 2400m Status Group 1 Conditions 3YO | Set Weights 2021 Winner Kukeracha (2) | Trainer: Chris Waller | Jockey: James McDonald (57kg) Visit Ladbrokes A capacity field of 18 three-year-olds (plus three emergencies) has been assembled for Saturday’s Group 1 feature at Eagle Farm – the $1 million Queensland Derby. Run over 2400m, the Derby is the ultimate test for emerging stayers, with champions like Shootoff, Eagle…

2022 Doomben Cup runner-by-runner guide | Eagle Farm | May 28

What Doomben Cup 2022 Where Eagle Farm Racecourse – 230 Lancaster Rd, Ascot QLD 4007 When Saturday, May 28, 2022 Prizemoney $1,000,000 Distance 2100m Status Group 1 Conditions Weight For Age 2021 Winner Zaaki (9) | Trainer: Annabel Neasham | Jockey: James McDonald (59kg) Visit Ladbrokes There will be Group 1 racing aplenty at Eagle Farm this Saturday, with the transferred Doomben Cup set to join the Queensland Derby and Kingsford Smith Cup on a bumper 10-race program. The field for the Doomben Cup looks close to identical to what…

Busy Lyon has no plans to slow down after Sydney win

I Am The Fox with Jason Lyon in the saddle after winning the 2021 Alice Springs Cup. (Photo: NT News) In the past week, much-travelled jockey Jason Lyon spent a four-day period riding in Townsville, Sydney and Albury. For the past five years it’s something the 41-year-old has pursued on a voluntary basis, but for the time being he is happy to call Albury home. Not only has it been a busy week for Lyon, but he also tasted success in Sydney for the first time on Saturday when five-year-old…