17 May 2024

New Girls On The Rise - Friday Wrap

The Group 1 racing around the country continues with further Group 1 racing this week turning to the sunshine state of Queensland. The Doomben 10,000 could prove a decisive race in the run to the 2024 Everest. There are no BTX runners this weekend although there are a number preparing to take to the track in the coming weeks.

Diamondiferous The New Face On The Block

Stayers Pack filly Diamondiferous is continuing to progress as she continues to make her way towards hurdling and steeplechase assignments. Diamondiferous most recently trialled over 2800m at Traralgon. Diamondiferous was ridden in her trial by Ciaron Maher stable jockey Luca Remondet who recently took out one of the major jumping contests in the country, the Galleywood Hurdle at the famed Warrnambool Jumps Festival. Remondet stated post-trial “She was perfect. She was nice and relaxed, jumping very well. I squeezed out just a bit late and she finished very well.”

Diamondiferous is nominated for a number of maiden races on the flat with the team potentially looking to race her on the flat this year before transitioning her to the hurdles in 2025.


A Look At Zoustar

With the introduction of the new Zoustar x Spot The Diff to the BTX Racing marketplace we thought it appropriate to have a look at why Zoustar is the imminent Australian Champion Sire.

The leading sire of winners in the world last year, Zoustar has powered onwards and upwards as the leading sire of Australian winners this season with 170 plus on the board earning $19.4million in prizemoney highlighted by 14 stakes-winners, four of them Group I winners Zougotcha, Joliestar, Ozzmosis and Climbing Star.

His phenomenal racetrack success has been reflected in the sale ring with seven yearlings this year selling for $ 1 million or more and at Inglis Easter his 27 yearlings sold averaged $693,333 with his top seller the filly from Prompt Response that was knocked down for $2.2million.

Our filly, purchased by team Ciaron Maher has shown a lot of early promise and is expected to be early to the racetrack with the potential that she will be a pre-Christmas 2YO.


La Magia Continues To Improve In Comeback Campaign

Three-year-old Pierro filly La Magia, a member of the BTX Racing Fillies Pack is steadily making progress in preparation for her return to the racetrack. The well-figured filly was a touch disappointing in her first prep, where she had two race starts in Victoria. However, she has shown continued improvement in this preparation. She had her first jump out of the prep today, jumpout rider and senior CMR track work rider Will stated “She was nice and well behaved, travelled really strongly and had a good blow, she got tired late but she is a nice filly with plenty of speed.” The team at Ballarat will give her at least one more jump out before the team looks at where and when La Magia returns to the track in a racing capacity.


Her pack stablemate Think You Can has also shown gradual improvement in a far more patient approach. The gangly daughter of So You Think is still only a 2-year-old and is proving true to her sire. However recent feedback from her assistant trainers at Bong Bong Farm gives confidence that she will be ready to race as a 3YO.


Race For Rule Campaign Proving Popular

The Race For Rule Campaign is proving popular with BTX Customers, as the fantastic charity presents a unique opportunity for racehorse ownership. There is plenty of info on our website on the relationship between Rule, the Robbie Griffiths Team and Horse Racing. Head to our website to find out more!

Josh’s Saturday Preview

There’s been too many places to look in Australian Racing but this week it gets a bit easier. The key focus is the Doomben meeting in Brisbane. As well as key races at Scone and at Flemington.


Everest Picture To Get A Little Clearer

The Doomben 10,000 is a traditionally strong Group 1. In the last 10 runnings, the race has been won by 7 individual multiple Group 1 winners, including Everest Champion Giga Kick.

This year’s running again has pulled together a stellar field including previous Everest runners Mazu, I Wish I Win and Private Eye. As well as Group 1 winners Chain Of Lightning, Espiona and Bella Nipotina. The race has not been won twice since Apache Cat in 2008, and 2009, with the Peter and Paul Snowden trained Mazu seeking to be the first horse since to win the race twice.


Win And You’re In Melbourne Cup Race At Flemington

The Andrew Ramsden Stakes is a key target race for Melbourne Cup aspirants. The 2800m May feature is yet to throw a Melbourne Cup winner although it has thrown multiple strong contenders including Lunar Flare and Realm Of Flowers. This year the races key contenders includes Adelaide raider The Map and dual Cunningham Thoroughbreds pair Strawberry Rock and Mostly Cloudy.

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