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    • At one stage there was talk of racing Tuapeka at Oamaru. Just crazy. I wonder if they know where any of these places are  Assuming that the Tuapeka club still has local committee involvement, the best places to race would be Roxburgh or even Wingatui. But going all the way to Invercargil? How many Tuapeka locals will turn up?
    • SUNY Empire State College and the NY Race Track Chaplaincy have reached an agreement that will allow the chaplaincy and the people that they serve, including he backstretch community, jockeys, and trainers, as well as family members who reside in their households, to participate in SUNY Empire's corporate and community partner benefits program. The agreement will provide eligible participants with a $50 orientation fee waiver and one-time $100 Better Together Scholarship. The partnership will also allow the two groups to identify areas of training that may be evaluated for college-level credit. “We are grateful for this opportunity,” said Ramón Dominguez, president of the board of the NY Race Track Chaplaincy and Hall of Fame jockey. “The flexibility and affordability of the programs offered by SUNY Empire are a great fit for the members of the backstretch community.” The post NY Chaplaincy, SUNY Empire State to Offer Access to Programs appeared first on TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video | Thoroughbred Breeding and Auctions. View the full article
    • What Ipswich Races Where Ipswich Turf Club – 219 Brisbane Rd, Bundamba QLD 4304 When Wednesday, September 29, 2021 First Race 1:08pm AEST Watch Live Streaming Live at Sportsbet HorseBetting’s Queensland form analyst, Nicholas Lloyd, brings you his best bets and quaddie numbers for the eight-race metropolitan meeting at Ipswich on Wednesday. The track is rated a Soft 5, the rail is out 5m for the entire course, and the first race is scheduled to jump at 1:08pm AEST. Ipswich Best Bet: Whozyadeeler Promising type Whozyadeeler lines up for his second start of the campaign in the penultimate race, where he looks incredibly hard to beat should he get back to the form we saw him in in his first two starts. Trained by Tony Gollan and to be ridden by Ryan Maloney, this talented son of Dundeel won his first two starts by a combined 8.25 lengths at the start of the year and has since run third and fifth. The five-year-old went into his first-up run off one average trial, so the disappointing run wasn’t too much of a shock, but he has been back to the trials since for a two-length win and returns to midweek company here, so we expect a sharp improvement. Drawn in barrier eight in the field of nine, we expect Ryan Maloney to flop him out of the gates, get him to settle and let down with one final burst in the final stages. Best BetRace 7 – Whozyadeeler (#4) $2.05 with Sportsbet Next Best Bet at Ipswich: Brave Warrior Maryann Brosnan’s four-year-old Brave Warrior drifted in the market at Doomben last time out as if he had lost a leg in the parade ring, drifting from $6 out to $15, but he pulled the punters’ pants down to lead all the way and win by 1.25 lengths. The son of Exceed And Excel showed ability in his first two career starts at Grafton and Ballina respectively but was slow away both times and left with too much work to do in the straight, finishing in the minor money twice over 1000m. The step out to 1350m did him a world of good, as did the change of tactics, so we hope to see a similar approach taken on Wednesday under Jaden Lloyd. Drawn in barrier seven with 56kg on his back after Lloyd’s claim, he should be able to cross over, find the front and kick on the corner once again. Next BestRace 8 – Brave Warrior (#1) $3.30 with Sportsbet Ipswich Value Bet: Mr Reddington Local trainer Phil Bobic saddles up his six-year-old maiden galloper in the opener on Wednesday. Mr Reddington, a son of Fiorente, has only placed once in eight starts, and although he was beaten by 6.5 lengths last start when seventh, there was enough merit in the run to suggest he can improve in what is a race lacking any sort of quality. The gelding contested a 2200m maiden behind Stocked And Loaded at the Gold Coast on Goldmarket Handicap Day; the fields were bigger and had a bit more class about them on that occasion, so back to the home track at Ipswich in a field with only nine rivals should be to his liking. This guy can run a cheeky race at monster odds. Best ValueRace 1 – Mr Reddington (#2) $61 with Sportsbet Wednesday quaddie tips for Ipswich Ipswich quadrella selections Leg 1: 1-2-5 Leg 2: 1-2-4-10 Leg 3: 4 Leg 4: 1-2-7 Investment: $36 for 100% See more horse racing tips View the full article
    • Trainer Cody Morgan has a live chance in The Kosciuszko with Edit.Cody Morgan is one step closer to winning The Kosciuszko after Edit took out the Spring Cup at Tamworth on Monday. Australian Bloodstock purchased the son of Swiss Ace – formerly raced in New Zealand – with the intention of winning the $1.3 million country sprint at Royal Randwick next month. Starting as a $6 chance after drifting in the market significantly, Edit had a lot of work in front of him at the top of the straight, but jockey Koby Jennings navigated a passage through the field to secure a win in the horse’s first Australian start. “In certain ways it was easy; but in other ways, there was a bit of navigating to do and a bit of thinking going into it,” Jennings told SEN Track. “It all paid off and when you’ve got the horse underneath you to do it, you can make it look pretty easy. “He always felt like there was a big motor underneath him. “As we were turning, I could see splits starting to open up and give me a pathway onto the favourite’s back, so I wasn’t going to let that go to waste. “Once I got there – I probably built up a bit too much momentum – the favourite didn’t kick very well, so I had to weave a path and we ended up inside. “When you can let down that quickly, small gaps become big gaps.” Edit needed 30 stitches in his head after a mishap three weeks ago, and Morgan is in awe of how the gelding has performed since the setback. “He don’t run on his head,” he told Sky Thoroughbred Central. “Once he got in the enclosure there today, I just said to Koby, I said he looks like a man racing boys – he’s a beast. “This race (The Kosciuszko), for a country trainer, you know, you’re racing for a million dollars in three weeks, and I tell you what, there is pressure and I guess I’m not used to it. “The staff have done a really good job; just even getting here, I guess I’m a little bit emotional – he had 30 stitches in his head three weeks ago.” Morgan is confident the horse will improve between now and The Kosciuszko, with the trainer believing he still has “four or five lengths” up his sleeve. “Once he drew (barrier) 11 of 11, off his trackwork with the blinkers on, I worked him in them and he worked as good as he could work, but once he drew 11, we left them off,” he said. “They’ll go on (in The Kosciuszko), Koby’s done a marvellous job today, but obviously Hugh Bowman is booked to ride in a couple of weeks. “I wish it was a quieter horse so we could go along for the journey a bit more, but he’s going to keep us on our toes for the next three weeks.” The victory saw Edit firm into as short as $6 with online bookmakers in The Kosciuszko, which is set to run on October 16 at Randwick. View the full article
    • Co-trainer Ciaron Maher says Gold Trip is adjusting well during quarantine at Werribee. (Racing Photos)While Zaaki is generating all the hype ahead of the 2021 Cox Plate, Ciaron Maher is hoping that his stable can go back-to-back in the Moonee Valley feature with Gold Trip. The five-year-old son of Outstrip has only one win from 10 starts in France, but he has placed three times at Group 1 level and finished fourth – ahead of both Enable and Stradivarius – in the 2020 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Gold trip is currently quarantining at Werribee, and Maher spoke with Racing.com about his horse’s chances heading to the 101st running of the Cox Plate. “He’s an impressive horse to look at and he’s over the first hurdle, so you know he’s travelled well,” he said. “He was out just for a light stretch of the legs today … so far, so good.” Maher sent Sir Dragonet into the 2020 Cox Plate fresh off a spell and came away with the spoils, and he is hoping to do the same with Gold Trip. “They’re different sorts of horses,” he said. “But carrying the same sort of quality form across from Europe – obviously run in some very big races. “He’s a quality horse, so we’re en route. “I haven’t actually been in quarantine to see him yet, I’ve only seen him work over the fence. “He’s a very exciting horse.” Gold Trip holds nominations for both the Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup, where he is $10 and $21 respectively with online bookmakers in futures markets. Sir Dragonet will race in Saturday’s Turnbull Stakes at Flemington, where he is set to once again clash with defending champion Verry Elleegant and Caulfield Cup favourite Incentivise. The 2020 Cox Plate winner ran a terrific third behind Incentivise and Epsom Handicap favourite Mo’unga in the Makybe Diva Stakes when first-up, reversing his form from a disappointing campaign in Queensland over the Winter Carnival. Sir Dragonet is currently $7 in the Turnbull Stakes, which is likely to be run on his favoured wet track, while he is a $15 chance to defend his title in the Cox Plate. View the full article
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