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Forster Weighs Up Jockey Options For Filly

Desleigh Forster is mulling over a rider replacement for talented filly Eelloh at Doomben following an injury to regular jockey Taylor Marshall. Marshall suffered three broken ribs when his mount Topline played up in the barriers at Ipswich on Wednesday. The horse became cast before being withdrawn on veterinary advice. Marshall will have his injuries[...]
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Weight Concern For Resuming Kisukano

Trainer Michael Nolan believes only a big weight can stop top Queensland filly Kisukano from making a winning return to racing on the Sunshine Coast. Kisukano has been allocated 60.5kg in the Bruce McLachlan Classic 2YO (1000m) on Saturday. It will be her first run since beating star gelding Rothfire in the $500,000 The Jewel[...]
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Du Plessis eyes Group 1 prize

Fresh from recording his first Group 2 victory since relocating to Queensland, jockey Mark du Plessis is now turning his attention to the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m). A popular member of New Zealand’s riding ranks for two decades, du Plessis has been based in Brisbane since the 2018 winter carnival. At Eagle Farm last[...]
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Trainers Scrambling For Stradbroke Jockeys

Trainers are scrambling to engage jockeys for the Group One Stradbroke Handicap because of coronavirus restrictions on travel. Weights for the Stradbroke were released on Monday with only five horses allotted more than 54 kgs, the usual minimum in Queensland. But the minimum for the Stradbroke is 49.5kgs, meaning the vast majority of the final[...]
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Etana Ready To Open Winter Campaign

Group-winning mare Etana has arrived in Queensland from Sydney to begin her winter carnival campaign at the Sunshine Coast. Etana opens her winter mission in Saturday’s Open Handicap (1400m) and meets a strong field of local horses. The mare, who is trained by the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace partnership, has been to Queensland twice[...]
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Boom Spender Stays Home For First Win

The infamous south-east Queensland holiday traffic has prompted Desleigh Forster to keep promising youngster Boom Spender at home with the desired result. The trainer accepted with Boom Spender at Doomben on Thursday and in the Sunshine Coast Classic on Saturday. She felt the easier trip across the road from Eagle Farm to Doomben was the[...]
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