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Ablaze Entered For Two Sandown Jumps Races

Grand Annual Steeplechase winner Ablaze may attempt to extend his unbeaten run over jumps having been nominated for two races at Sandown. Trained by Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, Ablaze is entered in both the Australian Hurdle and Australian Steeplechase on Sunday – feature races on the jumps calendar. The Grand Annual (5500m) at Warrnambool[...]
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Hot streak continues for Raise The Flag

The progeny of regally-bred stallion Raise The Flag continue to make an impact on staying and jumping features in Australia. The White Robe Lodge stallion is the sire of Tuesday’s dominant Warrnambool Grand Annual Steeplechase (5500m) winner Ablaze. The win comes less than a month after Raise The Flag’s daughter Etah James took out the[...]
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Ablaze Too Tough In Grand Annual Victory

Ciaron Maher has landed a fifth victory in Australia’s longest race with Ablaze winning the Grand Annual Steeplechase at Warrnambool. His win on Tuesday is shared with training partner David Eustace and comes on the back of Maher’s earlier wins with Al Garhood (2010 and 2011) and Regina Coeli (2015 and 2017). Ablaze’s success on[...]
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Pateman Set To Partner Zed Em At The Bool

Dual licence holder Steven Pateman is free to continue racing after the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board reserved its decision on penalty on a cobalt charge. A leading jumps jockey, Pateman also holds a trainers’ licence and along with partner Jessica Barton was in March found guilty of a race-day administration charge relating to a[...]
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Nerves kick in for Payne

Nerves only come but once a year for Patrick Payne, and that time is now. The Warrnambool May Carnival is like Christmas Day for the Victorian trainer and he will once again have several live chances on one of Australia’s biggest days of jumps racing. “I love it,” Payne said. “It’s the only time I[...]
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Douglas Joins Gold Medals In Annual Chase

Dual purpose jockey Clayton Douglas has been attending the Warrnambool May carnival for as long as he can remember. His father Vic trained three winners of the Grand Annual Steeplechase (Hoki 1995-96, Miracle Star 2000) while Clayton’s first ride in the 5500m marathon resulted in victory aboard the Symon Wilde-trained Gold Medals in 2018. They[...]
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Strong Entries For Two-Day Bool Carnival

The all-jumps program to open an abbreviated Warrnambool carnival has attracted strong nominations in six races. The May three-day carnival has been shortened this year because of COVID-19 restrictions and opens on Tuesday featuring Australia’s longest race, the Grand Annual Steeplechase. Gold Medals and Zed Em, who have shared the quinella in the past two[...]
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Zed Em out to defend crown

Zed Em looks to be on track to defend his crown in the Grand Annual Steeplechase (5500m) at Warrnambool next month after his eye-catching win over 2000m at Werribee on Saturday. The Patrick Payne-trained gelding struggled to keep contact with his rivals for the majority of the race, sitting as much as five lengths behind[...]
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