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has led home a trifecta for imported stayers with
victory in the $2.25 million BMW at Rosehill on Saturday.
it three Group One weight-for-age wins under the care
of new trainer Peter Moody, Manighar defeated fellow
northern hemisphere imports Americain and Drunken
Sailor in the 2400m feature.
just loves it here," part-owner Simon O'Donnell
might have been born and bred in France but he's a
fully-fledged Aussie as far as I'm concerned."
jockey Luke Nolen had Manighar racing outside the
took the six-year-old to front as the field straightened
and the result was never in doubt.
gave his all after being forced to race three-wide
for the entire trip.
2010 Melbourne Cup winner was under pressure at the
400m but rallied strongly in the final stretch.
Sailor, raced in the same interests as Manighar, took
the minor placing.
and Drunken Sailor were trained by English conditioner
Luca Cumani before finding their way into the stables
of Moody and Mike Moroney respectively.
been quite a feat," Nolen said of Manighar's
run of form which has also included Group One wins
in the Australian Cup and Ranvet Stakes.
a marvellous trainer but I think we've been given
a true indication of his abilities with what he has
been able to do with this horse."
here's to a great day or racing and stay tuned for
more reports from the track.
spotted include Jennifer Hawkins, Gai Waterhouse and
Racing; Sydney, Australia: Samaready Favorite
talk is that Golden Slipper favourite Samaready is
tipped for likely victory today.
unbeaten filly is to become quite the show stopper,
if those in the know are correct.
Price, the well-respected trainer from had a few words
to share in regards to her winning the Riesling Stakes
at Rosehill a fortnight ago.
the warmer weather up here she has really cleaned
up," Price said. "She has a real summery
coat on her now, a rich coat. I have an idea what
I want to see when I see them, and I thought she had
absolutely bloomed. I think I'll catch her on the
is paramount for Price and his jockey Craig Hewitt
as they go for the win in the $3.5 million race that
is one of Australia's most important races.
is the thing, isn't it?" Price said. "There
will be 100 yards from first to last in the Golden
Slipper, a lot of the two-year-olds will go there
on empty. The trick is the winner is on the way up
and that's what we have tried to do.
mean, in the back of my mind you are trying to beat
the fact you've got to peak her twice."
doesn't seem apparent that the world's richest race
for two-year-olds wasn't on his agenda.
Blue Diamond was goal No. 1 and I wouldn't have said
at any point the Slipper took priority over that,"
the trainer said.
got the nod and clearance at Price's stables later
than usual. The filly bred by retail business tycoon
Gerry Harvey was tipped to be sold at his Magic Millions
sale but was withdrawn.
didn't know she was allocated to me in August, maybe
September," Price said. "I've usually got
all my two-year-olds programmed to a point by then."
crew at Vinery Stud, which includes Harvey, paid $150,000
grand for the daughter of sire star More Than Ready
at last year's William Inglis Easter sale.
came to us not long before the first preparation she
raced in. It was the first time I'd seen her. I had
a pretty good idea on her, I wanted to qualify her
prizemoney-wise for the Blue Diamond, which is why
we ran her at Flemington, even though physically she
was on the way down.
was away for a week. Contacting the staff, they said,
'She's had enough, wanted to go to the paddock."
sent Samaready to the race on a downer, but he is
a smart operator.
win was just a blessing because, with the prizemoney,
we could formulate a really accurate program with
her," he said.
worse than having a horse ready for a race and you
can't run due to a lack of prizemoney.
her first run we've been able to do everything we've
wanted to. That part has been very good and she has
done the rest."
has certainly achieve. She performed in the Blue Diamond
prelude then thrashed rivals in the race the team
wanted. She was cocky at Rosehill and now for the
is a tricky little thing," Price said. "She
works good, doesn't blast away and win a gallop by
five and six lengths. She does work good, matches
up good in trackwork but she is a relaxed filly. She
doesn't burn the track up, she only just does what
she is asked to do."
exercise routine that netted the Blue Diamond has
been used to prime Samaready for today's date with
the Golden Slipper.
didn't do a lot with her between the prelude and the
Blue Diamond because I think if you are going to win
a two-year-old race, you have to have your horse on
the way up.
the Blue Diamond she was able to have nine days off,
which did her a lot of good.
is the right horse, the right two-year-old to do this.
Fetlocks, appetite, temperament - if any one of those
goes wrong you are in a bit of trouble. With her,
she passes all the tests and she has got gear No.
6; good horses have five, some have four, three.
seems to have gear number six at the end of 1200 metres."
is backing Newitt all the way.
is the man for the job," he said. "He'll
be pumped on the day, he doesn't make many mistakes,
a good aggressive rider. We won a group 1 in Sydney
together, Pompeii Ruler won a Queen Elizabeth.
is not flustered, he is a little sportsman. I think
he just likes it, no issue there."
this is pressure, I wish I had it every day,"
wish I had a 6-4, red-hot, raging favourite all the
time. I enjoy where I am at the moment.
"It sort of energises you, I guess. It is always
good when you are away training horses, you've got
more time to spend on them.
got to be confident in what you are doing. You can
only be guided by what they do on a racecourse and
so far it has been good.
hope she is a red-hot favourite on Saturday and she
to a great day or racing and stay tuned for more reports
from the track.
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Australian gaming, igaming, racing and overall business
sector continues to evolve, as the old adage of only
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Man and Gambling911 crack the whip at the Aussie racing
and pokies sector with this special report...
illustrious Melbourne Racing Club has further ramped
up its business interests , solidifying its future,
with a $50 million fab deal to buy what is understood
luck seven pubs. In the purchase the MRC will pocket
ownership of up to 380 pokies aka "one arm bandits".
Something tells us the 'Virtual Racing' and 'Gone
To The Races' slots are going to be the most popular,
but old favorites 'Cleopatra Queen Of The Nile', 'Penguin
Pays', and 'Black Rhino' are going to be hard to beat.
Aussie punter's are also calling for a 'Monopoly Slot'
Players And Deal Makers Inc
- was receiver and manager PPB on behalf of former
owner Rick Munday.
(National Australia Bank) is the primary lender (appointed
PPB after loans were not paid).
well known and cashed up racing finally bit the bullet
and got knee deep in the pokies sector. They will
own the leasehold on the popular hotels strategically
scattered around Melbourne.
Munday family had to sell up after what you could
call overcapitalising, a time when the world's financial
sector started bleeding.
PPB was appointed to sell the portfolio in April,
when it was discovered Mr Munday could not participate
in the Victorian government's well publicized auction
of 27,500 or so gaming licences...breaking up the
Tabcorp and the Tatts Group duopoly and virtual strangle
hold on the sector.
including to accommodate for smoking laws are partly
responsible for the blow out in financials.
agent, Mr Musca lists the following in the portfolio:
Golden Nugget Hotel in The Players, Court Jester,
Golden Fleece, The Sugar Gum, The Cove, and The Grand.
in a global financial crisis, there's big winners
and losers, and the Australian racing industry is
doing what it needs to do to shore up its future.
If it means them getting into bed with pokies and
the like, that's what they will do. Media and racing
identity Alan Jones has called for unity in the sector.
further aboard in France PartyGaming has shored up
its deal with PMU (Pari Mutuel Urbain). Party is incorporating
its online poker product - solution into the deal.
think the France - Party deal may have lit a fire
in the belly of Australian racing and tipped them
it was time for some off track action, if they are
to survive in the long haul. Credit where credit is
Man is preparing a proposal for "the powers that
be" in and around the current Asia Pacific racing
sector to further shore up their financial future.
and Media Man remind readers to bet with your head,
not over it, and have fun.
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