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Heatherly to Take Place in 2017 Challenge Stakes Field

Heatherly to Take Place in 2017 Challenge Stakes Field
March 1st, 2017

Heatherly will take her position in the 2017 Challenge Stakes field at Randwick on Saturday after completing a scintillating piece of work in the clockwise direction on Tuesday morning. Heatherly has been the stable star for the training partnership of Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra since making her competitive debut…

Terravista Headlines 2017 Challenge Stakes Nominations

Terravista Headlines 2017 Challenge Stakes Nominations
February 27th, 2017

Some of the Autumn Carnival’s most exciting sprinters are set to line up on the 1000m course at Royal Randwick on Saturday, following the release of 2017 Group 2 Challenge Stakes nominations this morning. Terravista returned to winning form in his first-up assignment a fortnight ago and leads the list…

2016 Challenge Stakes Odds and Betting Update

2016 Challenge Stakes Odds and Betting Update
March 3rd, 2016

Eleven talented sprinters have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s 2016 Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) at Royal Randwick; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. English has trialled particularly well in the lead-up to her competitive return…

2015 Challenge Stakes Tips and Betting Preview

2015 Challenge Stakes Tips and Betting Preview
March 6th, 2015

Just nine runners remain in contention for Saturday’s Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) at Randwick; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Yet to taste anything but success in first-up appearances, Rubick ($3) has opened as and maintained status as…

Strategy Change for Rubick in 2015 Challenge Stakes

Strategy Change for Rubick in 2015 Challenge Stakes
March 5th, 2015

Classy colt Rubick is a noted pace-setter, but may settle within the field of nine in Saturday’s Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) at Royal Randwick according to trainer Gerald Ryan. Posting a commendable record of three wins over his short but impressive five start career so far, Rubick has not…

2015 Challenge Stakes Final Field and Barrier Draw

2015 Challenge Stakes Final Field and Barrier Draw
March 4th, 2015

A talented list of ten runners have been confirmed in the 2015 Challenge Stakes (1000m) final field, highlighted by the inclusion of several previous winners at the highest level of Australian racing. Following the removal of leading sprinter Deep Field with a view towards different Autumn Carnival events, Team Hawkes…

Mossfun Likely 2015 Challenge Stakes Contestant

Mossfun Likely 2015 Challenge Stakes Contestant
March 4th, 2015

Noted for their dislike of saddling more than one runner in major black type events, Team Hawkes have revealed a meeting between leading sprinters and stable mates Deep Field and Mossfun may be unavoidable in Saturday’s Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) at Royal Randwick. Unable to take her place during…

2015 Challenge Stakes Nominations Released

2015 Challenge Stakes Nominations Released
March 2nd, 2015

15 talented sprinters have been included in 2015 Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) nominations, highlighted by the inclusion of several of the Autumn Carnival’s most exciting racing prospects. Deep Field was unable to continue his perfect career start when fading for fourth in the Group 1 Lightning Stakes (1000m) first-up,…

2015 Challenge Stakes First-up for Famous Seamus

2015 Challenge Stakes First-up for Famous Seamus
February 18th, 2015

Securing several impressive results over the 2014 Australian racing calendar, trainer Noel Mayfield-Smith has confirmed classy sprinter Famous Seamus is on track for a racing return in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) at Randwick on March 7th. Securing ten wins and a further nine minor places over his 35…

Snitzerland to Continue Winning Form in Challenge Stakes – Tips and Betting

Snitzerland to Continue Winning Form in Challenge Stakes – Tips and Betting
March 14th, 2014

Despite featuring on the same Randwick race card as two major Group 1 events this weekend, the 2014 Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) arguably features the day’s most talented final field, with several previous winners at the top level of Australian racing confirmed to line up. Following his incredible end…

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