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Ex-Godolphin Horses Shape Up Well For Litt

The now-retired Castelvecchio has been Richard Litt’s undisputed stable star but the trainer has also enjoyed success with Godolphin cast-offs. Litt will have two former Sheikh Mohammed-owned horses in action at Randwick on Saturday, both in the Spring Preview Handicap (1400m). Interlocuter returns from a lengthy layoff having not raced since the 2018 Villiers Stakes[...]
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Castelvecchio Joins Arrowfield Stallions

Dual Group One winner Castelvecchio will not race as a four-year-old with Arrowfield announcing he will join the stallion roster later this year. Arrowfield boss John Messara says the decision to retire Castelvecchio has been made because of the impact of coronavirus on the stud’s plans for the upcoming season. He and his partners bought[...]
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Fast Facts About The ATC Australian Derby

THE ATC AUSTRALIAN DERBY 2400m, $1 million, set weights Prize money halved this year because of coronavirus pandemic and reduced wagering income HISTORY First run in 1861 and won by Kyogle, the Derby is firmly established as the No.1 three-year-old Classic in the country. Past winners include Grand Flaneur (1880), Poseidon (1906), Gloaming (1918), Heroic[...]
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Castelvecchio Returns To Best In Guineas

Castelvecchio has saved his best for the first middle-distance test of his autumn campaign in winning the Rosehill Guineas. Unplaced in two runs since finishing second in last year’s Cox Plate, Castelvecchio relished the 2000m to fend off Prince Fawaz in the $600,000 race. The Guineas is Castelvecchio’s second Group One win after he took[...]
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Rosehill Guineas Facts And Figures

ROSEHILL GUINEAS 2000m, $600,000 Group One set weights for three-year-olds at Rosehill HISTORY * Electric Wire won the inaugural Rosehill Guineas in 1910 * The Rosehill Guineas was classified as a principal race until 1979, Kingston Town won the first Group One edition in 1980 * Only three fillies have won * The Rosehill Guineas[...]
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Litt Colt Set To Be King Of The Castel

Two campaign defeats have not lessened Richard Litt’s faith in Castelvecchio and he remains adamant the colt is thriving ahead of the Group One Rosehill Guineas. Runner-up to Japanese champion Lys Graciuex in the Cox Plate last year, the three-year-old is under the microscope this autumn. He finished out of the placings first-up in the[...]
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Cummings Prince Of Hobartville Upsets

Anthony Cummings has already orchestrated one Hobartville Stakes upset and will not be surprised if Prince Fawaz can deliver him another when the colt resumes at Rosehill. The Randwick trainer won the 2005 edition with $21 chance Outback Prince, who lowered the colours of Eremein and Dance Hero. Cummings won the Group Two 1400m-race again[...]
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Mcevoy Pumped To Link With Castelvecchio

A year after winning the Hobartville Stakes on The Autumn Sun, Kerrin McEvoy has been tasked with delivering a similar result aboard another of Arrowfield Stud’s stallions-in-waiting. The top jockey will have his first race ride on star colt and Cox Pate runner-up Castelvecchio, who resumes in Saturday’s 1400-metre Group Two Rosehill feature. But with[...]
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Cup Outsider Getting Under Guard Of Rivals

His homeland is known for producing racehorses blessed with stamina but until recently, Richard Litt has had limited opportunities to train stayers. The New Zealand-born, Sydney-based horseman is happy that trend is changing thanks to stable star Castelvecchio, runner-up to recently crowned Japanese champion Lys Gracieux in the Cox Plate, and Christmas Cup winner Morton’s[...]
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Trainer Richard Litt Looking Ahead

Warwick Farm trainer Richard Litt has had a career-defining year and is looking to build on the momentum. Castelvecchio gave Litt his first Group One win in the Champagne Stakes and ran a slashing second to Japanese mare Lys Gracieux in the Cox Plate. The colt’s owner, Ottavio Galetta, has bought Clarry Conners’ Victory Lodge[...]
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