Wangoom at Warrnambool on Wednesday: Field, prices Posted @ 12:21:00 EST 7-03.00 SCOTT PETROLEUM WANGOOM HANDICAP 1200 M Of $100000 and $1000 trophies. No Allowances for apprentices. Field Limit: 16 + 4 EMMain chances in bold type--------------------------------------------------------------------------------1 TIME MATTERS Darren Weir Damien Oliver 5 59 (104)...$10.00 2 STANZOUT Colin Davies Darren Gauci 18 57 (100)...$21.00 3 STORMHILL Clinton McDonald Michelle Payne 11 57 (100)...$26.00 4 THRE

Wangoom at Warrnambool on Wednesday: Field, prices
Posted @ 12:21:00 EST
Of $100000 and $1000 trophies. No Allowances for apprentices. Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM
Main chances in bold type
1 TIME MATTERS Darren Weir Damien Oliver 5 59 (104)...$10.00
2 STANZOUT Colin Davies Darren Gauci 18 57 (100)...$21.00
3 STORMHILL Clinton McDonald Michelle Payne 11 57 (100)...$26.00
4 THREEDEE Kelvin Bourke Brad Rawiller 16 57 (100)...$8.50
5 JUGGLE THE BOOKS Jarrod McLean Mark Pegus 9 55 (95)...$15.00
6 BOND STREET Rick Harrison Craig Robertson 7 54 (92)...$13.00
7 THIN AND CRISPY Jarrod McLean Jason Benbow 12 54 (92)...$26.00
8 BENELLI (NZ) Bevan & Richard Laming Brenton Avdulla (a) 3 53.5 (91)...$13.00
9 KING JOHANNES (NZ) Doug Harrison Craig Williams 10 53.5 (90)...$11.00
10 GAME SERENA Ron Gravett Peter Mertens 20 53 (90)...$26.00
11 AMERRYKING John McArdle Luke Nolen 15 53 (89)...$11.00
12 APPLE LODE Steve McKinnon Matt Pumpa 8 53 (89)...$21.00
13 ARCH SYMBOL Bill & Symon Wilde Aaron Spiteri 4 53 (89)...$4.20
14 LANCET Geoff Daffy Neville Wilson 19 53 (89)...$15.00
15 BORUGINO Russell Cameron Dean Holland (a) 14 53 (87)...$25.00
16 CROWN RUBY Darren Weir 2 53 (86)...$10.00
17e BOCUSE Rodney Douglas Daniel Moor 13 53 (84)...$4.80
18e MIDNIGHT MUSTANG Tony Noonan 6 53 (84)...$4.80
19e AIRSTREAM Brent Hollinshead 17 53 (84)...$17.00
20e ROMAN'S IMAGE Robbie Laing 1 53 (84)...$26.00

Black Piranha ready for Stradbroke, 10,000 targets
Posted @ 12:07:00 EST
Black Piranha is going to have a crack at the Stradbroke in Brisbane. He's done well during a short break and trainer Con Karakatsanis says: 'The plan is he will only run in the Doomben 10,000 and then the Stradbroke before we spell him for the spring.' BP will have a Sydney barrier trial on May 14 before going to Queensland. Karakatsanis is confident he can break through for a Grp 1 success.

Empires Choice set for spring carnival comeback
Posted @ 07:36:00 EST
Bart Cummings has announced that Empires Choice, which had been headed to stud, will now be aimed at the Melbourne Spring Carnival. The rising 6YO hasn't raced since mid-February last year.

How long before the politicians pull the plug on jumps racing? The word is within 5 years. There's new evidence that momentum is building to scrap the jumps. Victoria's Racing Minister Rob Hulls told Steve Moran's Raceday program on Sport 927 that jumps racing's future is bleak if the spate of equine deaths in recent years does not end.

The pollies and their racing admin cronies have already come close to killing off the jumps. The 2009 jumps season has been slashed by 29 races with just 10 meetings in Melbourne. Flemington has axed jumps racing with the Grand Nationals now at Sandown.

Trainer Diane Poidevin-Lane and husband Carl have lodged appeals against the severity of a Racing NSW suspension....They were outed for five months as a result of Celtic Courage returning an illegal bicarb level after the AJC Australian Oaks last month.

Monday, May 4, 2009

The debacle rolls on...Geelong Thoroughtrack closed until 2010
Posted @ 20:47:00 EST
The debacle continues...Geelong's controversial ThoroughTrack will be closed for racing until at least April next year although it will remain available for winter training. Racing Victoria is deferring remedial work on the ThoroughTrack until next spring as, without the track, Geelong trainers would have been left without a training surface.

Cat still has claws...holds off Ace in BTC early betting
Posted @ 13:03:00 EST
Apache Cat is holding off local star Swiss Ace for favoritism for Sat's BTC Cup at Doomben. Latest market has the Cat at $2.50 (6/4)and Swiss Ace at $4.40 (appx 7/2).The market:

APACHE CAT 2.50 1.375
SWISS ACE 4.40 1.847
BANK ROBBER 8.00 2.75
DANLEIGH 9.00 3.00
COURT 13.00 4.00
SOLO FLYER 13.00 4.00
ABSOLUT GLAM 19.00 5.50
MR BARITONE 19.00 5.50
DUPORTH 20.00 5.75
RED ELEMENT 26.00 7.25
BLACK INK 31.00 8.50
DANCE THE WAVES 61.00 16.00
DOUBLE DARE 61.00 16.00
TERANABA 161.00 41.00

Stradbroke latest: All Silent holds favoritism at $8.00
Posted @ 12:54:00 EST
All Silent has retained early favoritism for the Stradbroke following Saturday's racing locally and interstate. The latest market for

ALL SILENT 8.00 2.75
BANK ROBBER 9.00 3.00
BLACK PIRANHA 10.00 3.25
DANLEIGH 10.00 3.25
APACHE CAT 12.00 3.75
RACING TO WIN 13.00 4.00
EL CAMBIO 14.00 4.25
FORENSICS 14.00 4.25
ORTENSIA 14.00 4.25
YOUTHFUL JACK 16.00 4.75
MARASCO 18.00 5.25
SOLO FLYER 19.00 5.50
KILOTON 20.00 5.75

Weekend to Dye for in Mauritius...Shane rides 4 winners
Posted @ 11:20:00 EST
Everything comes to those that wait...Shane Dye is taking Mauritius racing by storm...He booted home FOUR winners at the weekend...Dye has been riding in Mauritius since the start of the season last month, teamed up with the island's leading trainer Gilbert Rousset...His foursome has shot him to the lead in the local jockeys' premiership.

Singapore, England...and then the USA for Takeover Target?
Posted @ 07:30:00 EST
Will Takeover Target take over the US? Maybe. Reports overnight say talks are underway about the champ running in the Breeders Cup series in New York...Owner-trainer Joe Janiak says the 9YO sprinter could go to the US after a fourth visit to the Royal Ascot meeting next month. His target? The $1.36 million 1300m Breeders Cup Turf Sprint on Nov 6 at San Anita.

Takeover Target's next mission is to defend the Krisflyer Stakes title he won in Singapore last year. He'll clash in the 1200m race on May 17 with Singapore's undefeated 3YO Rocket Man, who last month claimed the highest rating (115) ever for a galloper in Singapore after his seventh victory in the Grp 1 Lion City Cup at the Kranji course.

Eternal optimist...Craig Newitt has not given up hope of riding Pompeii Ruler in the $2.8 million Singapore International on May 17. He will lodge an appeal on Monday against the severity of a careless riding suspension that has sidelined him until after the race...Newitt's manager John Nikolic says CN believes the suspension, incurred at the Gold Coast on Saturday for careless riding on Rightfully Yours, was too harsh. CN won the race but lost it on protest.

Peter Moody confirms that his brilliant unbeaten filly Black Caviar has run her final race for the season. She'll be spelled immediately for a spring campaign targeted at the Grp 1 Thousand Guineas.

Tough call...Luke Dittman, son of the great Mick Dittman, has quit race riding due to weight problems.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Moroney lines up star fillies for Queensland Oaks attack
Posted @ 14:18:00 EST
Mike moves...Mike Moroney plans a two-pronged attack on the $400,000 Queensland Oaks 2400m with Prix Du Sang and Revoke. Lightly raced Prix Du Sang scored a game win over 1800m at the Gold Coast on Sat while at Te Aroha in NZ, Revoke was equally impressive registering a strong win. Prix Du Sang and Revoke will clash in the $175,000 Doomben Roses (2020m) on May 16 as the lead-up to the Grp 1 Oaks (2400m) on May 30.

Yes, it's still Jay Ford on Takeover Target in Singapore
Posted @ 13:09:00 EST
The good news...Jay Ford WILL be aboard Takeover Target when the champ sprinter races next in Singapore. Trainer Joe Janiak has confirmed that Ford has retained the ride for the KrisFlyer International sprint on May 17.