There’s Not A Single Doubt About Dale

By Dean Croker

Canberra based trainer Mathew Dale’s successful association with sire Not A Single Doubt continued at Wagga yesterday when debutant Not A Dancer demolished a field of two-year-olds by seven lengths over 1000 metres.

Jumping as a $2.60 favourite, Not A Dancer ridden by Brendan Ward bounced to the front and never looked threatened, kicking clear on the turn to run away with an impressive win, leaving the rest of the field to fight it out for the minor placing’s.

30th Anniversary on track!

Thoroughbred Park will welcome the members, guests, players and board of the Gungahlin Jets Australian Football Club to the track on Tuesday 26 April. 

Celebrating their 30th Anniversary in 2011, the same year AFL Canberra celebrates 100 Years of Australian Football in the ACT, Thoroughbred Park are are delighted to partner with the Gungahlin Jets in hosting the race meeting; including the inaugural running of the ‘Bink Cement Products 50th Anniversary Footballers Sprint.’



Wednesday 20 April 2011

The Canberra Racing Club has welcomed today’s Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission’s (ICRC) recommendation that the ACT Government continue its financial support for the local Racing industry.

The Canberra Racing Club says the recommendation contained in the ICRC’s report into the ACT Racing Industry recognises the value of the industry to the local economy and the flow on benefits to the community.

A pain for Karuta

Outstanding nominations have been received for this Sunday’s Kamberra Wine Company Black Opal Stakes. The $250,000 Listed Kamberra Wine Company Black Opal Stakes has attracted 31 nominations which makes for an interesting scenario when acceptances close at 11am on Thursday.

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John Scorse’s Best Bets for Sunday 27 February

1:35pm Race 1: 7 - 9 - 10

Race 2:  8 - 3 - 4

Race 3:  3 - 11 - 4   

Race 4:  2 - 10 - 7   

Race 5:  5 - 8 - 6   

Race 6:  7 - 3 - 6

Race 7:  2 - 1 - 7 

Current weather forecast for Sunday - Cloudy. Light winds  Min 15 Max 29

Demanding attention first-up

Talented galloper He's In Demand will make his long awaited return to racing after suffering tendon problems when lining up in Monday's Benchmark 70 (1000m) on his home track at Canberra.

Trainer Mark Schmetzer has taken the long road with the now seven-year old gelding giving him plenty of time to recover and find fitness before returning to the races with Schmetzer confident it's time to hit the go button.

2 brothers 2 Orange

Canberra trainer Mick Miladinovic will make a rare visit to Orange on Friday with talented but enigmatic brothers Sacred Serb and Princip.

The sons of Nuclear Freeze are the latest foals to race from handy producing mare Sacred Halo whose claim to fame was Miladinovic's former top class galloper Century Cerb who was only recently retired to the spelling paddock.

Group Winners To Converge On Canberra For Cup

By: Alex Steedman

 Sunday’s $200,000 Listed CanPrint Canberra Cup (2000m) has attracted an impressive 32 nominations which include the Gai Waterhouse-trained Group 1 winner Rock Kingdom plus a number of other Group and Stakes performed gallopers.

Waterhouse will be striving to claim her fifth Canberra Cup with Rock Kingdom who goes into Sunday’s $200,000 CanPrint Canberra Cup (2000m) at Thoroughbred Park following his latest Melbourne Spring campaign.

Gai & Nash Target Canberra Cup

By Simon Dinopoulos

The Sydney combination of Gai Waterhouse and Nash Rawiller looks set to contest this year’s Canberra Cup, with the Group 1 winning trainer indicating they could have multiple nominations in the feature race.

Six – year old Stratofortress looks poised to be a leading contender in the listed race after its impressive barrier trial win at Randwick on Friday.

After taking out the Newcastle Cup in September, the son of Stravinsky has only had a slight let up since, and will be looking to continue on from his good form.

Murphy to fly at Gundagai

Speedy customer Murphy's Prospect will be out to put a last start failure behind him when looking perfectly placed in Saturday's Class 2 1000m at Gundagai.

The Murphy's Blue Boy four-year old was super impressive when winning his maiden at Queanbeyan by five lengths before starting a warm favourite at Goulburn when finishing a slightly disappointing fourth beaten three lengths with trainer Matt Dale aware of what went wrong.