We are on the verge of Round 1 - the clash of the Autumn Heavyweights. We are heading into the big time of the Sydney carnival now, where horses will stand up and be counted, whether a new champion emerges or a current champion becomes greater ! It's intriguing as it stands now... for the boys it's FIORENTE and ITS A DUNDEEL, the girls RED TRACER and APPEARANCE. Not to mention some pretty serious sprinters all competing for the title of the Australia's fastest horse. And the babies, what an awesome bunch of 2 year olds fighting to win the ultimate prize in the world of 2 year old racing, the Golden Slipper. Who will will take the ultimate crown when the Sydney Carnival comes to a close on Sydney Cup Day ? Hoping all our wonderful thoroughbreds stay happy and sound so they can compete in these races. It's great for racing, to bring new fans to the Sport of Kings.
It starts with the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes at Rosehill Saturday, always one of my favourite races as it's so competitive, the best horses taking their place in the 2000m weight for age event. It will not disappoint. Aside from the most anticipated clash...most of the runners in a Ranvet are capable of winning the race.
For the DUNDEEL fans I promised I would upload these, a series I took of him at the stalls a couple of Saturday's ago. He is CLASSIC. There's no question about it. This little pony knows he is good... some of my all time favourites of him right here ! Thanks Emily for getting in close... even though he tried a little nip or two !