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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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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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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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Arrowfield Secures Deal For Castelvecchio

Arrowfield Stud has entered into an agreement to acquire a controlling share in Cox Plate runner-up Castelvecchio who will eventually stand at the Hunter Valley farm. John Messara, the boss of Arrowfield, will become the racing manager for the remainder of Castelvecchio’s on-track career under the agreement with Ottavio and Wendy Galletta. Castelvecchio, the winner[...]
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Litt Hoping To Dine Out With Morton’s Fork

Having played an important support role in the Cox Plate campaign of Castelvecchio, Morton’s Fork gets a chance to take centre stage in the $500,000 Rosehill Gold Cup. The former Godolphin gelding was Castelvecchio’s travelling companion to Melbourne and the older horse’s relaxed demeanour had a significant effect on his inexperienced barn mate. Castelvecchio ran[...]
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