Australian Horse Racing Has Arrived

Winter is over and spring has arrived, as evidenced by the start of the twelve week long horse racing season at Warwick Farm and Moonee Valley. Roar Rookie Kevin chronicled his experiences at the races for The Roar.

  • Mitchelton Wines Plate (1200m 3y F SW, pen) – Emerging as the winner, Gregers was guided by the gentle skill of her trainer, Hayes.
  • Carlyon Stakes (1000m 4y+SW.pen LR) – Finishing 1.8L behind the actual winner, Commanding Jewel showed up in good, but not perfect, form.  Great things are expected of her in the coming races.
  • McKenzie Stakes (1200m 3y CG) – Darci Brahma’s colt, Cauthen pulled ahead in this race.
  • Toy Show Quality (1300m – 3y+ FM) – Royal Descent made a good showing, along with Nash Rawiller and Scorpio Queen. But it was Hidden Kisses who emerged as the winner in this race.
  • Coolmore Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m F) – With Thump in the lead, Sweet Idea held on to second place despite the fact that she was bleeding from both nostrils during the race.
  • Warwick Stakes (1400m WFA G2-open) – Rain Affair put forth a G1-quality performance despite finishing third behind Streama and Veyron.
  • Show County Quality (1200m Open G3) – Rebel Dane led the pack followed by Title in second and Norizita in third place.

Next week’s races feature Melbourne’s Memsie and The Run for the Roses in Sydney.

Source: http://www.theroar.com.au/2013/08/28/a-hitchhikers-review-of-saturday/