New Stakes-Winner for Purrealist

November 7 – In-form trainer Danny O’Brien prepared former talented three year-old Purrealist throughout his brief career of just five starts, so it’s no wonder he’s tasting success with his brilliant daughter Melrose Place, who captured the Listed VRC Gucci Icons of Heritage Stakes at Flemington on Oaks Day. A maiden winner at Ararat at…

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$4,000 Derby Hero

They all get one,” Robbie Laing said of the late great Rakti (Polish Precedent) who is pretty much his favourite stallion after the runaway victory recorded by that horse’s exciting son Polanski in the Victoria Derby (Gr 1, 2500m) at Flemington yesterday, writes Kristen Manning.A fan of the six times Group One winner having seen…

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Polanski Wins Gr1 Victoria Derby

At Flemington, former World Champion Miler & 6-time Gr1-winning Chatswood Stud shuttler Rakti (Polish Precedent-Ragera, by Rainbow Quest) celebrated a Gr1 success when 3YO colt Polanski (Rakti-Citrium, by Citidancer) scored by 3-lengths for trainer Robbie Laing in the $1.5 million Gr1 Victoria Derby (2500m) for 3YO c&g, over fellow 3YO colt Complacent (Authorized-Insouciance, by Quest…

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Chatswood Update

Chatswood will have a vested interest in 2 exciting runners over the Flemington Carnival. POLANSKI , by Rakti, was bred by Chatswood.  Polanski will run on Saturday in the VRC Victoria Derby.  Polanski is a Group winner at his last start and is a big chance in Saturday’s race.  He will again be ridden by…

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Chatswood Alert

This Saturday’s Caulfield Cup meeting in Melbourne is one of the biggest race days on the Australian calendar.  The very best horses competing for the best prize money on offer.  Chatswood Stud will have a vested interest in 3 fancied runners on the day. Race 3 – Ethereal S Listed: Brewing (by Purrealist), trained by…

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Anabaa’s the granddaddy of them all

A Group 1-winning sprinter by Danzig, Anabaa (USA) has been one of the most successful shuttle sires ever to visit Australia, his progeny making their presence felt over all distances and including champion miler Goldikova, star sprinters Yell and Virage de Fortune, as well as Derby heroes Headturner and Anabaa Blue. Anabaa is now poised…

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Son of Anabaa Blue for Melbourne Cup

September 25 – A son of classy sire Anabaa Blue, promising stayer Tres Blue is headed to Australia for the Melbourne Cup after being purchased by up and coming syndicators Round Table Racing. A Northern Hemisphere bred three-year-old, Tres Blue is currently twelfth in the order of entry and guaranteed a start in Australia’s greatest…

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One to Watch – Ararat

Astute trainer Danny O’Brien enjoyed stakes success with talented colt Purrealist during his all too brief career on the track and may well have many wins in store for one of his offspring, who scored impressively at Ararat on Friday. Having her third race start, three year-old filly Melrose Place was sent out a raging…

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Hawkspur Attempting To Become First Horse in 56 years to Win Queensland Derby-Caulfield Cup

Last season’s Queensland Derby (Gr 1, 2400m) winner Hawkspur (Purrealist) produced brilliant sectional times in winning the Chelmsford Stakes (Gr 2, 1600m) at Randwick on Saturday and immediately leapt to equal favouritism for next month’s Caulfield Cup (Gr 1, 2400m). While history says the Chris Waller-trained four-year-old is facing a daunting task with no Queensland Derby…

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How Can I Breed a Horse Like That?

A slashing return to top form last Saturday for this super exciting four year-old had his rider Jimmy Cassidy in raptures and Aussie broodmare owners asking themselves, how can I breed a horse like that?. That horse is the Chris Waller trained Hawkspur, who flagged his spring potential during the Brisbane Winter Carnival when he…

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