Harley Signed as Stable Jockey to Powerful Botti Yard
Irish jockey, Martin Harley, has been announced as the surprise
choice as stable jockey for the high-flying Newmarket handler,
Marco Botti, whose talented stayer, Dandino is fancied by many
racing betting firms to give a very good account of himself at
Flemington on November 5 in the Emirates Melbourne Cup.
High Noon Approaching For Ecuador
Gai Waterhouse will be hoping to have unearthed another cups
contender in Ecuador. The 4yo gelding by High Chaparral produced
what appeared to be a display of sustained speed in winning a Bm 75
event at Rosehill on 14th September, 2013 by 3.0
lengths. Of course, it is a big step from Bm 75 winner to 'cups
contender', but that's what dreams are made of and the High
Chaparral blood lines have past form in the shape of Descarado (won
the Caulfield Cup in 2010, also trained by Gai) and So You Think
(3rd in the 2010 Melbourne Cup).
Waterhouse Supplements Tres Blue into Melbourne Cup
Gai Waterhouse has won a host of top Australian races but the
big one, the Emirates Melbourne Cup, has always eluded her
The popular handler now has a total of 12 horses entered for the
November 'race that stops a nation', having stumped up $5500 to add
new arrival, Tres Blue, to the field for the hugely valuable
two-mile Flemington handicap.
Welcome Back Darling!
Race caller Greg Miles gave a glimpse of his passion for horse
racing and put into words what many would have been feeling, during
the winning return of Atlantic Jewel at Caulfield on Saturday
31st August, 2013. Coming back from an injury resulting
in a spell of 490 days, punters could be forgiven for letting the
unbeaten 5yo mare by Fastnet Rock drift from $1.80 to a starting
price of $2.20. Another previously unbeaten pint sized 'darling' by
the name Miracles Of Life also resumed from a spell, but Greg Miles
could not get her across the line to remain unbeaten.
'Thy' Kingdom Come?
The Peter Moody trained Thy resumed at Caulfield on Saturday 17
August, 2013 and was certainly not expected to figure in the finish
of the race, with a starting price of $21.00 (top fluctuation
$31.00). She ended up coming from well back over the unsuitable
1200m trip, to win running away by a length. Puissance De Lune also
resumed at the same race meeting and with some major spring targets
in mind, has dominated post-race analysis and media coverage. We
add something 'more….' to the Puissance De Lune analysis, at the
end of this article.
Shamexpress Returns Home to Prepare for Spring Campaign
Such has been the tremendous record of Australian sprinters on
their many forays to Britain in recent years that it came as
something of a surprise when a raider from 'Down Under' failed to
cut any ice this time around.
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Havana Rey, What Happened?
Havana Rey ran as a heavily backed
$1.90 favorite over 1600m at Warwick Farm on 26/1/13. Unfortunately
for his supporters the result was a last placing beaten 19.5
Roll forward to his next start, also over 1600m at Warwick Farm
on 9/2/13 and if you could make the leap of faith to 'stick firm',
the reward was a first placing with the handsome dividend of
What could possibly explain such a turn of events?
Ron Quinton is an Australian jockey who is known for his immense
success in the field during the 70s and the 80s. He achieved his
senior premiership eight times in 3 decades. With a magnificent
career of twenty eight years as a horse jockey, he has been one of
Australia's leading horse jockeys. This article written by Pro
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