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Plum draw for Brandenburg

Expat Kiwi trainer John Sargent is tickled pink with Group 1 performer Brandenburg’s draw in the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday. The New Zealand-bred entire has drawn three in a star-studded field that includes the likes of star Kiwi mare Probabeel and last start Group 1 winner and reigning Epsom victor[...]
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Brandenburg Trials In Preparation For Group 1

The first Group One race of the 2020-21 Australian racing season is the immediate target for trainer John Sargent with Brandenburg. The three-year-old colt continued preparations towards the Group One weight-for-age Winx Stakes with a barrier trial at Randwick on Tuesday. Brandenburg went around in a 1080m heat on the Polytrack, finishing fourth under jockey[...]
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Sargent Relief As Brandenburg Stays Put

Australian racing continues to stem the tide of promising horses heading offshore with the owners of Brandenburg knocking back lucrative international offers. While Randwick Guineas winner Shadow Hero has been sold to Hong Kong, the connections of Brandenburg join those of stakes winners Kinane and Front Page to turn down overseas buyers. The news Brandenburg[...]
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Big spring tipped for Brandenburg

Sydney trainer John Sargent is over the moon with the way Group 1 performer Brandenburg has returned to his Randwick barn and he is now eyeing some lofty spring targets with the son of Burgundy. Brandenburg had a quality three-year-old season, placing twice at Group level in spring before winning the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes[...]
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Elizabeel Chasing First Win At Randwick

Trainer John Sargent is convinced Elizabeel has a bright future and hopes the filly can secure a city win as a two-year-old before turning attention to her three-year-old season. Elizabeel is set for her third start in Saturday’s Central Coast Mariners 2YO Handicap (1200m) at Randwick having finished fifth on debut in a race at[...]
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