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Cracking Canberra Preview 3 June 2020 - Neil Evans

1st Race @ 12.29pm

Track likely Soft 5 and Rail out 2m so on or just off the speed early before trending wider


RACE 1 @ 12.29pm HYGAIN RELEASE HCP (1000m) - BM 65; Min Weight 55.5kg & apprentices can claim.

We begin with a very competitive sprint, and smart 6YO local mare 1. BALLISTA (Doug Gorrel/Ms Heni Ede a3kg, 60.5kg) can strike here third-up after charging home late in stronger BM 70 at Warwick Farm. Sharp rise to hefty weight crucially off-set with a 3kg claim.

Canberra Racing Review Friday 22 May 2020

The Keith Dryden yard delivered with three winners at the meeting; two at long odds. The barn has now had 21 winners at Canberra this racing season at a strike rate of 22%. Interestingly the Sydney Snowden training holds down second in the ACT Trainer Premiership with 12 winners at a strike rate of 43% — and they are a stable never to be risked whenever it brings horses to the capital.  


Canberra Race 1 (2000m) CL1

Racing & Sports Canberra Racing Review — Wednesday 6 May 2020

The rail was in the true position and was rated a soft 6. It was another superb riding display by Blaike McDougall, booting home four winners on the 7-race program. He’s very much the go-to jockey in the region.

McDougall has won 24 races at Canberra this racing season, 11 wins head of Chad Lever (13) in the ACT Jockey Premiership. Nick Olive trained a double and trails Keith Dryden by 8 wins (and Peter and Paul Snowden by 2) in the ACT Trainer Premiership.

Punters were right on the mark. Five favourites delivered on the day and the other winners were well-supported.

It'll be sweet on Wednesday

It’ll be Sweet on Wednesday

Canberra Racing Club will host the Clubs third patron free racing meeting on Wednesday 6 May. Run under strict bio-security control measures the Club and the Racing Industry across the mainland of Australia have been able to continue racing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite not having patrons on course the races at Thoroughbred Park have continued to be action packed with people tuning in via Sky Channel instead.

Canberra Racing Review Friday 24 April 2020

Three favourites won on the day and most of the remaining races were won by horses well in the market. The real upset was Whycatchim’s win in the Federal, having his first start for Luke Pepper yard. Blaike McDougall took riding honours with a double and the training honours were equally shared.


Wren’s Day created plenty of interest competing in the final race and got the favourite punters home.


Race 1 (1400m) Maiden