A taste for Racing

This Sunday, the Bookies in the Betting Ring at Thoroughbred Park  will make room for food, wine and craft stalls at the annual Race ‘n’ Taste Food and Wine race day. 

The annual event, now in its4th year celebrates the Canberra Regions locally produced food and crafts, whilst enjoying a day of colour and excitement at the races.  With over 15 stalls expected to attend the event, it is sure to generate interest amongst the Canberra and surrounding community, attracting a diverse group of people.

Oyster Bell In Line For Her First Home Track Win

By Simon Dinopoulos

Progressive mare Oyster Bell looks well placed to notch up her first win at her home track on Sunday after flashing home from the back when resuming last start behind the talented Bella Kuria.

Having placed at seven of her eleven career starts, Jones said she was always a galloper who showed a lot of promise and was just unfortunate to be plagued with injuries.

"She has always shown us a lot of ability, however she has been consistently held back with arthritis in her joints," Jones said.

Asclepius Well Placed To Collect Overdue Win

Progressive galloper Asclepius appears well placed to notch up an overdue win for this preparation when he drops back sharply in grade at Thoroughbred Park tomorrow.

Lining up against only a small field of six, Canberra based trainer Len Hodgson is confident the decision to keep Asclepius over the staying trip of 2000m will prove successful after he has proven very game in defeat in tougher company over the mile.

John Scorse Best Bets for Tuesday 6 November 2012

John Scorse Best Bets for Tuesday 6 November 2012

Race 1:   2 - 4 - 1

Race 2:  1 - 2 - 6

Race 3: 1 - 3 - 5

Race 4:  2 - 3 - 5

Race 5:  3 - 7 - 8

Race 6:  5 - 8 - 3

Race 7:  6 - 10 - 3

Best Bet: Race No.  1  Horse No. 2

Winning Post Bar is open to the general public.  Snack Food available or purchase a members day pass for $15 and enjoy a delicious roast carvery in the members Black Opal Room for $30.

Canberra - Melbourne Cup Day Live or Sky

Canberra's ACTTAB Melbourne Cup day race meeting next Tuesday is a full ACTTAB and national TAB covered race meeting televised on Sky Racing channel Sky2.

If you can't make it on course for the excitement of live racing then tune into Sky2 and watch all the action straight from the course. The first Canberra race is at 12.37pm and the last of the seven race program is at 5.25pm.  

Gates open at 9.30am in readiness for the first Melbourne race at 10.20am, the Melbourne Cup is run at 3pm.

Olive Out To Crown New Stable Star

By Simon Dinopoulos

Highly touted galloper Nat King Cu will be out to press his claims at a tilt towards Metropolitan company when he lines up at Thoroughbred Park on Friday in his bid to remain undefeated in four starts this time in.

After defeating the talented Casino Swoop when resuming three starts back, Nat King Cu has continued to raise the bar notching up a hat - trick of wins  when leading all the way at Canberra last start in the testing heavy conditions.

John Scorse Best Bets for Friday 26 October 2012

Weather Forecast
Cloud clearing. Winds west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h. Min 5 Max 20.
Race 1: 2 - 1 - 4
Race 2: 1 - 2 - 4
Race 3: 6 - 1 - 8
Race 4: 9 - 12 - 11
Race 5: 11 - 7 - 4
Race 6: 2 - 6 - 5
Race 7: 4 - 6 - 5
Race 8: 9 - 7 - 2
Best Bet: Race No. 2 Horse No. 1 Living on a Prayer

Winning Post Bar is open to the general public. Snack Food available or purchase a members day pass for $15 and enjoy a delicious roast carvery in the members Black Opal Room for $30.

Kayla Has Day Out

Apprentice jockey Kayla Nisbet had a memorable day at last Sundays Queanbeyan Cup race meeting riding the winner of four of the eight races.   It was Kayla’s most successful day as a jockey, her four winning rides were for Canberra trainers, her father John Nisbet, Gratz Vella and a double for  Mick Miladinovic including the Thunderbolt Sprint on Ravna Gora.


Voice Commander Retired

The grand performer Voice Commander has been retired by his owners N J Hambrook, N J Hambrook, D L Tuckwell, Mrs K R Tuckwell, Miss A L James, Mrs L M Cullen, N J Olive, Mrs L J Olive & P W Agnew. Voice Commander an eight year old gelding  by Commands out of Voice Mail ran in 51 races recoding 12 wins, 6 seconds and 3 thirds winning a total of $727,180 in prize money. His feature wins included the 2011 Wagga Cup, the Underwood Cup at Rosehill and the Weetwood Handicap at Toowoomba all at listed level.   He won the Club’s Focus Award in 2008/2009 and 2010/2011.

John Scorse Best Bets

Friday 12 October 2012

Race 1:  3 - 5 - 4

Race 2:  2 - 4 - 3 

Race 3:  4 - 5 - 6

Race 4:  7 - 8 - 5

Race 5:  3 - 2 - 12

Race 6:  12 - 7 - 10

Race 7:  2 - 1 - 8

Race 8:  2 - 1 - 12

Best Bet: Race No.  2  Horse No. 2 Living on a Prayer

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