Hartnell Ready for Epsom

Hartnell Ready for Epsom

Hartnell Ready for Epsom by Mike Hedge at Godolphin A handy weight and some encouraging work on the training track has influenced trainer James Cummings to give Hartnell his chance in Saturday’s G1 Epsom Handicap at Randwick in which he is joined by stablemate Duca Valentinois. Hartnell is one of Godolphin’s true globetrotters, and has […]

Hartnell Returns in G1 CF Orr Stakes at Caulfield

Hartnell Returns in G1 CF Orr Stakes at Caulfield

Hartnell Returns in G1 CF Orr Stakes at Caulfield by Mike Hedge at Godolphin  Hartnell begins a new campaign in the G1 CF Orr Stakes at Caulfield on 10 February with as much confidence and faith behind his prospects as ever and with another lofty goal ahead of him. The star of Godolphin’s Australian team […]

Saturday’s G1 Caulfield Stakes in Melbourne

Saturday’s G1 Caulfield Stakes in Melbourne

Saturday’s G1 Caulfield Stakes in Melbourne Godolphin’s best-performed Australian galloper Hartnell retains all the qualities he has shown over several seasons and is ready to produce them in Saturday’s G1 Caulfield Stakes in Melbourne. A winner at Caulfield first-up back in September, Hartnell has finished second at G1 level at his past two runs – […]

Godolphin Arrives for Spring Racing in Australia

Godolphin Arrives for Spring Racing in Australia

Godolphin Arrives for Spring Racing in Australia Godolphin’s profile in Australia’s famous G1 handicaps is already high, with domestic flag-bearer Hartnell allotted second top weight of 57.5kg in the Melbourne Cup and topweight of 58kg in the Caulfield Cup. But, on the other side of the world, trainers Saeed bin Suroor and Charlie Appleby are […]

Australian Racing: Hartnell is Back

Australian Racing: Hartnell is Back

Australian Racing: Hartnell is Back by Mike Hedge at Godolphin All the signs of a Spring to savour were revealed on Saturday as Godolphin’s Australian flag-bearer Hartnell returned to racing in impeccable order to brilliantly win the G2 PB Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield. Hartnell always had control of the race, asserting himself with 200m to […]

Australian Racing: The Return of Hartnell

Australian Racing: The Return of Hartnell

Australian Racing: The Return of Hartnell from Mike Hedge at Godolphin Godolphin’s highest-ranked Australian runner Hartnell makes a seasonal debut at Caulfield on Saturday that should give a strong guide to the major Spring targets ahead of a horse rated among the world’s top ten. Hartnell (James Cummings/Craig Williams) resumes an “all-Melbourne” campaign against high-class […]

Hartnell Heads to Melbourne for Godolphin

Hartnell Heads to Melbourne for Godolphin

Hartnell Heads to Melbourne for Godolphin The Spring campaign of Godolphin’s established Australian star Hartnell began taking a firmer shape this week with the horse’s arrival in Melbourne where he is due to race exclusively during this latest preparation. Head trainer James Cummings spoke with both confidence and enthusiasm about Hartnell’s latest campaign that is […]

Winx Might be World’s Best Race Horse

Winx Might be World’s Best Race Horse

By Mike Hedge at Godolphin Winx, the world’s second highest-rated racehorse, has laid down a challenge for the No.1 position with a 15th successive victory. Already the world’s best filly or mare and the best turf horse in training, Winx cruised to a two-length win in the G1 Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick on Saturday. […]

Brenton Avdulla to Ride Hartnell in the Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick

Brenton Avdulla to Ride Hartnell in the Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick

From J A McGrath at Godolphin The unfortunate injury sustained by Godolphin jockey James Doyle forced trainer John O’Shea to seek a substitute for Hartnell in Saturday’s G1 Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick. O’Shea turned immediately to ever-reliable Brenton Avdulla, who is certainly not one to be fazed by another clash with Australia’s highest-rated horse, […]

Godolphin Takes on Winx and the Golden Slipper

Godolphin Takes on Winx and the Golden Slipper

Godolphin Takes on Winx and the Golden Slipper from Mike Hedge at Godolphin Australia’s two highest-rate racehorses will on Saturday announce the beginning of eagerly anticipated Autumn campaigns that seems certain to leave Australia with the world’s best racehorse. Winx and Hartnell, the former bred by Darley, the latter raced by Godolphin, weighed in third […]