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All Too Hard in dazzling display

All Too Hard cemented his place as the best juvenile male in Australasia with a dazzling display of speed and power to win the $176,700 Pago Pago Stakes (Gr 2) over 1200m at Rosehill. Having been a little slowly away, All Too Hard was settled second last and racing alone to the 800m. From there [...]

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All Too Hard makes it three from three

All Too Hard made it look all too easy when maintaining his unbeaten streak in today’s Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill. The half-brother to superstar Black Caviar has always carried a certain amount of expectation due to his illustrious sibling, and the fact that he cost $1.025 million at last year’s Inglis [...]

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Excitement builds for All Too Hard

All Too Hard, emphatic in his last victory in the Group 2 VRC Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) at Flemington, gets the chance to show the Sydney crowd what he is all about on Saturday at Rosehill Gardens in the Group 2 ATC Pago Pago Stakes (1200m). Michael Hawkes has constantly stated that the team will [...]

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Husson makes it six

Patinack Farm homebred Maury (2 g Husson – Zelle, by Strategic) showed the benefit of the experience of his debut fourth to run out the comfortable winner of Tuesday’s $12,000 Schweppes 2yo Maiden Plate (1107m) at Kilmore. Breaking smartly under Jamie Mott, Maury drove through to assume the lead after 400m and then quickened clear [...]

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Hussousa times it right

Patinack Farm’s gun filly Hussousa, put in some fine work on Tuesday morning ahead of the G2 Reisling Slipper Trial (1200m) on Saturday at Rosehill. Trainer John Thompson applied blinkers to the flying daughter of Husson and as is the case with most of the progeny there was rapid improvement with the headgear. This was [...]

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Murtajill in demand

The first crop of dual record-breaker Murtajill, have proved popular this year and on Sunday one of his colts topped the first session of the Magic Millions QTIS Yearling Sale when trainer Pat Duff went to $135,000 to secure the colt from the draft of Glenlogan Park. Duff said later he was delighted to have [...]

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Thompson, Cassidy double-up

Patinack Farm head trainer John Thompson and jockey Jim Cassidy combined to win the $100,000 Randwick City Stakes (Listed, 2000m) for the second year in a row when Maules Creek stepped up to register his first win at stakes level. In 2011, Cassidy gave Saint Encosta a rails-hugging ride on a wet track to get [...]

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This week in racing – 17 March 2012

Racing returns to Royal Randwick for the start of the Carnival and the current Dead 4 track should provide some excellent racing. Not only is the Randwick Guineas a competitive affair but the supporting races are also tough to figure out for punters. Looking elsewhere on the card, Maules Creek’s form figures read 31423 in [...]

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Lope De Vega’s foal impress

A striking chestnut, Lope De Vega is his father’s son in more ways than one. Having emulated his Champion sire by winning both the Group 1 French 2000 Guineas (1600m)  and Group 1 French Derby (2100m) he cemented his place as the best son of Shamardal to go to stud. Lope de Vega won his [...]

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Casino Prince living up to the hype

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All Too Hard (Casino Prince-Helsinge, by Desert Sun) was once again in the headlines over the weekend which is a testament to the colt, given the weight-carrying record of Haylist in the Newmarket and the tight finish of the Australian Cup. The stunning colt cruised through the Group 2 Sire’s Produce (1400m) with ease, devastating [...]

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Patinack Farm stallions dominate first season sires

Husson and Casino Prince appear to be having their own little duel at the top of the first-season sires table. The pair have made excellent starts to their stud careers with the pair currently filling the top two places on the Australian First-season Sires’ Table. Casino Prince heads the list with four winners and prizemoney [...]

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All Too Hard puts the Patinack Farm sires on top

All Too Hard (2 c Casino Prince – Helsinge, by Desert Sun) staked his claim to be the best two-year-old male in Australasia with a commanding performance in Saturday’s $252,000 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (Gr 2) over 1400m. This time-honoured contest has been won by some of the greats in Australian racing history and the [...]

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All Too Hard steps up

All Too Hard (2 c Casino Prince – Helsinge, by Desert Sun) steps up to Group company in Saturday’s VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (Gr 2) over 1400m at Flemington at just his second competitive outing. The Patinack Farm-owned colt was an impressive winner of the Talindert Stakes (Listed) on debut, and co-trainer Wayne Hawkes has [...]

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This weekend in racing – 10 March 2012

Okay, so we had a wet summer on the coast of NSW, but can the weather gods please leave our Autumn carnival alone. Many parts of eastern Australia have been inundated but hopefully the city meetings can go ahead on Saturday in what promises to be a great day of racing across the board. No [...]

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No Evidence Needed retired.

Unfortunately an old injury has recurred and with the safety and wellbeing of the mare of paramount importance such as No Evidence Needed, the decision has been made to retire her to the broodmare paddocks at Patinack Farm in the Hunter Valley where she will be a most welcome addition No Evidence Needed (5 m [...]

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A strong weekend on the track

Boys On Tour (3 g General Nediym – Global Dance, by Spinning World) shrugged off monsoon-like conditions at Eagle Farm on Saturday to land the $50,000 Hardy Brothers Jewellers 3yo Handicap (1200m), leading home his stablemate Another Superior (Captain Rio) to win by two and a half lengths in a performance that hints at bigger [...]

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