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Bowman Steers Lando Bay To Randwick Win

A textbook ride from champion jockey Hugh Bowman has helped deliver progressive Lando Bay his first city win at Randwick. Trainer John Thompson believes Lando Bay has turned the corner since being gelded after going winless from his first six starts, with Saturday’s three-quarters of a length victory in the Quincy Seltzer Handicap (1800m) the[...]
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Mamaragan Back For Golden Rose Campaign

Mamaragan showcased his potential as an autumn two-year-old but trainer John Thompson believes the Golden Slipper placegetter can only get better as a spring three-year-old. The colt has already returned to work at Thompson’s Randwick stables and the Group One Golden Rose (1400m) will be his first major spring target. Mamaragan raced three times as[...]
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Godolphin State Switcher Upsets Fiteuse

Promising filly Fiteuse has suffered her first campaign defeat at Rosehill, unable to stave off the late surge of seasoned Godolphin sprinter Esperance. An odds-on favourite, Fituese was extending to 1200m for the first time in the Trapeze Artist@Widden Handicap on Saturday and briefly hit the front, only to be mowed down by Hugh Bowman[...]
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Fituese On Target For Next Rosehill Test

Spring plans for stakes winner Fituese will become clearer after the promising filly faces what is expected to be her final test for this season at Rosehill. Fituese has won five of her seven starts including two from two this preparation. A last-start 1-3/4-length winner of the Listed Denise’s Joy Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill, Fituese[...]
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Promising Filly Fituese Wins Listed Race

Promising filly Fituese has continued a rise through the grades to claim her first stakes win in dominant fashion at Rosehill. The three-year-old could now be in line for a Queensland campaign after taking out Saturday’s Listed Denise’s Joy Stakes (1100m) against her own age and sex. Well-supported to start the $1.75 favourite, the John[...]
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Trainer Predicts Bright Future For Fituese

John Thompson was still crafting his skills as a horseman when he first crossed paths with Joe O’Neill. O’Neill was in the early stages of establishing syndication company Prime Thoroughbreds while Thompson had just taken on the role of foreman for trainer Bill Mitchell. More than two decades later Thompson, now a leading trainer in[...]
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Dry Track Key To Grand Piano At Rosehill

Nash Rawiller has maintained his 100 per cent strike rate on the progressive Grand Piano, taking their partnership to three from three. Trained by John Thompson, Grand Piano is by Japanese stallion Lord Kanaloa who serves several mares to southern hemisphere time each season. Grand Piano came to Saturday’s benchmark 78-race over 1500m at Rosehill[...]
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Sires’ Produce Stakes Facts And Figures

SIRES’ PRODUCE STAKES 1400m, $500,000 Group One for two-year-olds at Randwick Prize money halved for this year because of coronavirus pandemic and reduced wagering income HISTORY First run in 1867 when won by Glencoe Some greats of the Australasian turf have won the race including Furious (1921), Hall Mark (1933), Ajax (1937), Shannon (1944), Tulloch[...]
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Grand Piano Set For First Stakes Test

Grand Piano will face some promising young horses in the Carbine Club Stakes, but none with the credentials of his recent galloping partner. Trainer John Thompson’s Randwick stable is home to some high-profile visiting horses for the Sydney autumn carnival including champion New Zealand mare Melody Belle who is among the favourites for Saturday’s Group[...]
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John Thompson Celebrates Biggest Day

If the rest of the autumn carnival is scuppered by the coronavirus, trainer John Thompson has already celebrated his biggest day on a racecourse. Thompson arrived at Rosehill for Saturday’s closed door meeting with two Group One chances and left with a George Ryder Stakes winner and Golden Slipper placegetter. The Randwick trainer, who has[...]
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