Mar 11, 2016
We had another winner last week with STARTIERRA breaking his Maiden when winning over 2000m at Colac. It is actually the 2nd race he has won but lost the first on protest. On his win on Saturday there looks to be more to come. He is likely to head to a 2400m race at Geelong on the 19th March.
MOSSBEAT was again competitive at Flemington last Saturday - the tempo of the race was against her and she held her own up the straight and was only beaten 2.8 lengths in the GR 3 Tressady Stakes. She ran the fastest last 400m but could not put much of a dent in the leaders. She lines up again tomorrow in Race 8 at Flemington and, as always she will give her best. With luck in running she should figure in the finish.
KISS IN THE DARK will race at Queanbeyan on Monday - hoping for rain (but not enough to call off meeting)
MR CHURCHILL at Ballarat on Tuesday.
CLASSY AL will be first up at Geelong on Saturday 19th.
For those attending the function at Geelong on Saturday 19th March - I have mailed out your tickets. If you do not receive by Wednesday please let me know.
I do still have a few seats available if you would like to attend - please email or phone ASAP if youwould like to join us - Entry to course, 2 course meal in dining room, 2 drinks and plenty of racing fun (8 races at Geelong) on Golden Slipper day for only $20 for Hancox Owners (2 tickets at that price) . Guests - $65.
There is a fantastic fundraising night on at Moonee Valley raceson Thursday 24th March. One of our favourite jockey's Chris Symons supports the event and asked to invite all of our owners along. Money raised goes to the Layne Beachley Foundation - "Aim For The Stars".
Enjoy the racing which includes the Wiliam Reid Stakes and menu produced by Celebrity Chefs. Night hosted by surfing champion, Layne Beachley.
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AUSTRALIAN CUP (Flemington)
Bow Street was impressive last start and looks hard to beat but........ I am tipping Our Ivanhowe. My old friend Suavito will also run a good race.
Chautauqua is the best horse in the race but they don't always win. I could make a good case for Japonisme but I finally decided to have a few dollars on The Quarterback at big odds (25/1). He may lack the real class of Chautauqa but he has a good pull in the weights, is primed for this and will really hit the line hard from back in the field. (Robbie Griffiths deserves a Gr 1). Bobbing finish between the two backmarkers.
COOLMORE CLASSIC (Sydney)
I think Solicit leads and holds off the late dash from Azkadellia.