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Sargent Hopeful Gust Of Wind Can Measure Up

Gust Of Wind

Trainer John Sargent joined racing.com's Shane Anderson to provide an update on Group 1 Australian Oaks winner Gust Of Wind and her likely Spring preparation.



上周六, 「尼娜摇滚」 在沃里克赛马场参加了一场三级赛——盖伊沃尔特锦标赛,这也是其职业生涯的最后一场比赛。

2015 Championships - Sargent Suffers Another Blow

Neena Rock

Trainer John Sargent’s autumn hopes have suffered another setback with confirmation that his Group winning mare Neena Rock has been retired.

A dual G3 winner, Neena Rock was distressed after she finished last in the G3 Guy Walter Stakes at Warwick Farm last Saturday.

Briefs for 25th February 2015

Sargent rueing bad luck, again; Lammas au fait with Oaks hope; Silent Achiever blooming in Sydney.

Kirramosa Out Of Autumn


Group 1 winning mare Kirramosa is out of the autumn after sustaining a hairline fracture to a pedal bone.

The John Sargent-trained mare was being readied for her upcoming autumn campaign where she held feature race nominations for the Queen Of The Turf Stakes, The Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Sydney Cup.

Briefs for 11th February 2015

Rematch for Hong Kong’s sprint stars; Sacred Falls chasing history; Kirramosa sharp at trials.

Autumn Update No. 4

Brazen Beau

Fourth instalment in a regular series of updates on horses preparing for The Championships and other autumn races.

ARABIAN GOLD : Good trial win at Randwick on February 10. Could resume in G3 Guy Walter Stakes at Warwick Farm on February 28 before G1 Coolmore Classic.

Kirramosa In Good Trial Form


Classic winner Kirramosa showed she was in the right form for the start of her autumn campaign with a solid barrier trial win at Randwick on Tuesday.

The John Sargent-trained mare, having her second trial after a fifth in a Randwick heat on February 2, stretched out well to run the down leader Excess Knowledge and hold off Avoid Lightning to win her 1050m heat with dual Doncaster Mile winner Sacred Falls last home in the field of four.

Briefs for 6th February 2015

Suffire winning her way toward Oaks; Encosta de Lago pensioned; Sargent pleased with stablemates’ progress; Lees claims top riders.

Autumn Update No. 3


Third instalment in a regular series of updates on horses preparing for The Championships and other autumn races.

ATMOSPHERICAL : Sharp Randwick trial win on Monday has him primed for G2 Rubiton Stakes on February 14 at Caulfield followed by G1 Oakleigh Plate. Craig Williams to ride.

Sargent sets sights on The Championships

Kirramosa winning the Crown Oaks

A number of Sydney autumn carnival hopefuls with strong New Zealand ties will trial for former Kiwi trainer John Sargent later this month.

Now established at Randwick, he has a team spearheaded by the Group One winner Kirramosa making good progress ahead of The Championships, which open in Sydney on April 4.

Karaka 2015 - Classic Winners Flow From NZ


New Zealand is renowned for producing top performing three-year-olds, with buyers flocking to Karaka to find their next ‘classic’ champion.

New Zealand three-year-olds have won 32% of Australian 3YO Group 1 races in the past five seasons, and 44% of the 3YO Group 1 races at 2000m and beyond.

Suadela To Salute In Stable Debut

If anywhere near her best, Suadela will be very hard to beat in the Class 2 Diet Coke Plate at Port Macquarie on Monday.

Timeform Preview – 2014 Crown Oaks

Go Indy Go

Go Indy Go appears poised to claim her second Group 1 victory in Thursday’s Crown Oaks at Flemington.

The Leon MacDonald and Andrew Gluyas-trained three-year-old has been working to the line well in her past couple of outings, suggestive of a filly ready to run out the 2500m staying trip of the Oaks.

Briefs for 5 November 2014

Import makes a statement; Unfortunate twist in filly’s fortunes; Sargent chasing fillies’ feature again; Easier assignment for Bounding.

Briefs for 16th October 2014

Melbourne beckons NZ Cup hope; RTR Sale incentives; Kirramosa out until the autumn.

Briefs for 13 th October 2014

Pentire’s fee reduced; Kiwi mare out of cup; Major upgrade at Pukekohe; Foreteller claims championship.

Today's Racing News Brief

He's Your Man

Joao Moreira; Bennetta; Kirramosa; Mystic Prince; Feature Race Numbers


Briefs for 23 September 2014

In-form stayer to get his opportunity;Procurement close to resuming;Berry on Kirramosa;Lees thrilled with Lucia Valentina.

Theo Marks Stakes Group 2, September 13 - Rosehill

Cluster winning the Theo Marks Stakes

Cluster wins Theo Marks Stakes Group 2 $200,000 at Rosehill (NSW) 3yo+, 1400m.

Cluster impressed with his late-closing win. He began quite well but was eased to settle at the tail of the eight-horse field. He remained there to the home turn, switched wide on passing the 300m and then showed a very good turn of foot to grab a half neck win at the post.

Feature Race Runners

Could Kirramosa put her name up for the Spring features this week?

Feature Race Runners

/p1/Keep up to speed on which horses are running in coming days that are entered in Feature Races

All The Way For Weary

Weary to bounce back

There are several important features to be decided at afternoon’s Randwick meeting that signals the start of Sydney’s Spring Carnival.

The main feature and lead up to the Epsom Handicap is the G1 Chipping Norton Stakes over the Randwick “mile” but the Tramway Handicap over 1400m is also a major lead up for the Epsom.

Tramway A Step Toward Melbourne

John Sargent.

This weekend’s $A125,000 Gr.3 Tramway Handicap at Randwick will provide a further insight into New Zealand’s spring carnival prospects.

While the 1400 metre event will be short of the cups contenders’ best, it will feature as another important stepping stone toward the Melbourne features for the classic winners Kirramosa and Rising Romance .

Group One Performers Top The Tables


Puccini, El Roca and Vespa top the Free Handicaps released by chief handicap Brett Scelly on behalf of the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association.

New Zealand Derby winner Puccini heads the three-year-old division at 1601 metres and beyond with a rating of 60.5kg.

Crown Golden Ale Caulfield Cup Weights Released

La Amistad will need luck to get a start in the Caulfield Cup.

Early favourite La Amistad will need luck to secure a start in the $3 million Crown Golden Ale Caulfield Cup on 18 October.

The Team-Hawkes trained La Amistad has been allocated the minimum weight for the world’s richest 2400-metre handicap.

New Zealand Racing Briefs - August 29

Stratocaster To Tackle Age Group Event

News And Views With Chris Scholtz

Mark Kavanagh

Mark Kavanagh; Craig Williams; Samaready; Gai Waterhouse; John Sargent; Araldo; Brent Stanley; Puissance De Lune; Country Apprentices; Neil Paine. Golden Rose.

Kavanagh Keeps His Cool

Quality Mare In New Colours For Makfi


A Group-winning mare will present her new connections with three opportunities for a significant return on their investment.

The well-performed Zennista has had a change of ownership and will carry the Wellfield Lodge colours when she steps out in the Gr.1 Makfi Challenge Stakes at Hastings on Saturday.

New Zealand Racing Briefs - August 26

Bobbie Lewis For El Roca

Group 2 Missile Stakes, August 9 - Randwick

Sweet Idea.

Sweet Ideal made an ideal return to racing by taking out the Missile Stakes at Randwick.

Sweet Idea was quickly away and soon crossed to the lead. She travelled well in front, going along at a solid pace (first 600m 34.76).

Kiwis Have A Spring In Their Step

Trent Busuttin.

There's plenty of early Kiwi interest in the upcoming Melbourne spring carnival.

Group One entries for the Caulfield Guineas, 1000 Guineas, Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate closed this week with Kiwi trainers showing their hands with a strong contingent of nominations.

Sargent Relaxed Over Riding Arrangements


John Sargent is taking a laid-back approach to riding engagements for Kirramosa’s spring campaign.

He will be keeping his options open with the New Zealand-bred and owned mare following her first-up run in the Gr.2 Missile Stakes (1200m) at Randwick.

Rebel Dane To Launch Campaign In Missile

Rebel Dane gallops at Rosehill yesterday

Rebel Dane is one of several top-liners set to use next Saturday's Missile Stakes at Randwick to launch their spring campaigns.

Rebel Dane , who was last seen finishing seventh in the Stradbroke Handicap in June, ran a huge race over the Randwick 1200m when resuming in the autumn to finish third to star-sprinter Lankan Rupee in the Group 1 T J Smith Stakes.

Exhibition Gallops at Kensington

Tommy Berry.

Four horses will gallop at Randwick on the Kensington track on Saturday.

Before Race 1 by Carlton House (USA) (Tommy Berry) will gallop over 1200 metres.

Tinto Too Good In Qld Oaks

Tinto winning the Queensland Oaks

Toowoomba trainer Rex Lipp landed a second Group 1 win and denied David Vandyke his first with Tinto upstaging Arabian Gold in the Queensland Oaks on Saturday.

The result reversed the pair’s Doomben Roses quinella from two weeks prior, where Arabian Gold had finished 1.3L clear.

News and Views With Chris Scholtz

Gai Waterhouse

Gai Waterhouse; Jet Away; International Action; John Thompson; Junoob; Scream Machine; Kirramosa; Queensland Oaks


News And Views with Chris Scholtz


Knoydart; Akzar; Queensland Classics; Hugh Bowman; Damien Oliver; Harry Coffey; Patrick Payne; John Sargent; Craig Williams


Oaks Winner Not Far Away


VRC Oaks winner Kirramosa is only three weeks away from returning to work after having a bone chip removed late last year.

The John Sargent-trained runner was outstanding throughout the spring also taking out the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes prior to her Oaks success.

Racing News Beat with Chris Scholtz

Robert Thompson

Robert Thompson; Mick Price; Gai Waterhouse; Phar Lap Stakes; Fat Al; Alpha Miss; Sangster; Kirramosa; Dubai; OTI Racing


Solicit Too Good In Vanity


Solicit is back and looks set for a lucrative autumn campaign after effortlessly claiming the Group 3 Mittys Vanity at Flemington.

First-up after running a narrow third to Kirramosa in the Crown Oaks back in November, Solicit led throughout and was never troubled over the 1400m finishing almost three lengths clear of Critical Angel with Girl In Flight pinching third late on.

Fetlock Injury Ends Kirramosa's Season

Kirramosa wins the Oaks

VRC Oaks winner Kirramosa won’t race again this season after suffering a fetlock injury.

The filly had just started her build up for the autumn after a spell after returning to trainer John Sargent’s Sydney stable last week when she was found to have injured a fetlock joint.

Racing News Briefs


Pokie Kings; Atlante; Kirramosa; Bel Sprinter; Hot Combination; Williams Not Tempted; Preakness Stakes; Vinnie Eagle; Cup Hopes; NT Appointments; Moore Dynast


Kirramosa, Chicquita And Alamosa


One of the most striking and memorable winners of the Golden Slipper Stakes was the aptly named black colt Eskimo Prince.

Raced by the notorious Sydney gambler Perc Galea , Eskimo Prince won the Slipper in 1964 by a dazzling four lengths.

Group 1 Crown Oaks, November 7 - Flemington

Kirramosa prevailed in a three-way photo to claim the Crown Oaks.

Kirramosa Claims Crown Oaks


Kirramosa has backed up her Wakeful Stakes victory with a determined success in the Group 1 Crown Oaks at Flemington on Thursday.

The John Sargent-trained filly went into the Crown Oaks (2500m) as a well supported favourite after accounting for a number of the same rivals she faced on Thursday in last Saturday’s Wakeful Stakes.

Keen On Kirramosa In Crown Oaks


Kirramosa is expected to back up her dominant Wakeful Stakes performance in taking out the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) at Flemington on Thursday.

The John Sargent-trained filly has been gradually upped in trip and right throughout gave the indication she was going to be a leading player in Thursday’s staying feature for three-year-old fillies.

Group 2 Wakeful Stakes, November 2 - Flemington

Kirramosa surged into Oaks favouritism with an impressive Wakeful win.

Spring Carnival News Briefing

Sheriff Iskander

Zoustar Deal; Nashville Booking; Gear Changes; Jamie Spencer; Oaks Ride; Big Bang Theory; Cumani Record

• THE Zoustar deal with Widden Stud has been finalised with an interesting bonus clause.

Spring Carnival News Briefing

Sheriff Iskander

Zoustar Deal; Nashville Booking; Gear Changes; Jamie Spencer; Oaks Ride; Big Bang Theory; Cumani Record

• THE Zoustar deal with Widden Stud has been finalised with an interesting bonus clause.

Classic Hopes High For Kirramosa

Kirramosa's new rider Tommy Berry

Trainer John Sargent is confident his ex-Kiwi filly Kirramosa will live up to his classic expectations at Flemington over the next 10 days.

Sargent has Kirramosa set to tackle the traditional Wakeful Stakes-VRC Oaks double at the Flemington carnival, races that are wide open due to a spring devoid of a standout filly now that Guelph has been spelled.