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RACING NEWS

Guineas aim for promising colt Banquo

The Gr.1 Australian Guineas (1600m) features prominently in trainer Danny O’Brien’s plans for lightly raced colt Banquo (Written Tycoon), who is set to kick off his campaign over a sprint distance at Flemington

Widdup soldiering on after tough break

The new year has brought a fresh resolve to well-credentialled horseman Brad Widdup, who will rely on two horses to showcase his training skills at Rosehill

Berry excited to be on ‘Beel
Tommy Berry is relishing the opportunity to ride leading Inglis Millennium (RL, 1200m) hope Cellsabeel (Hinchinbrook) for the first time in tomorrow’s Iron Jack Handicap (1100m) at Rosehill.

Button hoping for city win at Eagle Farm 

Caloundra trainer Tom Button is hoping Away Game’s Magic Millions Classic triumph will prove a strong pointer for a breakthrough city win at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Kensington test for Sartorial Splendor
John Sadler is hoping his Group 3-winning colt Sartorial Splendor (Brazen Beau) can give him a better guide on where the three-year old is at when he takes on the older horses in the Kensington Stakes on Saturday 

Australian-bound Kiwis impress at Matamata

Exciting kiwi gallopers Te Akau Shark (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle) and Catalyst (NZ) (Darci Brahma) had their first hit-out of the year at the Matamata trials on Tuesday and they pleased their connections with their efforts in their 1000m heat.

BREEDING NEWS
Opportunity Knocks at Adelaide Yearling Sale
The race to find the next Group One star is underway with the release today of the online catalogue for the 2020 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale

First for Rock Hero
Lauriston Park-based stallion Rock Hero (Fastnet Rock) sired his first winner yesterday when Bellx (3 f ex Aythreeeighty by Scenic) broke her maiden in a 1500-metre contest at Mornington

Gold Coast Yearling Sale Reaches New Heights
Book Three of the Gold Coast Yearling Sale as well as the Gold Coast Summer Racehorse Sale were held with the top price of $105,000 given for the Godolphin offered racehorse Roosevelt.

Iffraaj Colt Tops Book Two on Gold Coast
The colt, catalogued as Lot 1037, was knocked down to Orbis Bloodstock for $370,000 - an all time record price for Book Two and contributed to a record average price of $78,667.

Records Tumble for Gold Coast Book One Sale
Saturday night's star was Lot 877 - Arrowfield Stud's Redoute's Choice colt from Traceability who sold to Aquis Farm for $900,000

Exceed and Excel Colt on Top on Day Three
Deep Impact Colt Tops Day Two on Gold Coast
Exceed Colt Excels on Day One on Gold Coast