Tag: 'John Thompson'

Melody Belle

Melody Belle settles in well ahead of Sydney swansong

New Zealand’s darling of the turf, Melody Belle, has crossed the Tasman and has settled in well to her Randwick base ahead of her Sydney...
Sweet Deal

Thompson puts faith in Marquand to deliver Sweet result

A testing first-up effort has laid the groundwork for on-pace mare Sweet Deal to put her best foot forward in the Coolmore Classic. Jockeys don’t...

Mamaragan on notice to recapture best form

John Thompson has taken a fresh approach to Mamaragan’s training regime and while the initial signs are good, he says the proof will be in...

Newmarket hopeful to continue Purple patch of form

Having claimed the $1 million The Hunter with Sweet Deal, trainer John Thompson has set his sights on pilfering another of Newcastle’s premier races. Thompson...

Thompson Hoping For Dream Start In Apollo

Twelve months after Dreamforce was narrowly beaten in the Apollo Stakes, the frontrunner will return to Randwick for another bite at the cherry.
John Thompson

Thompson To Continue Good Start To Season

Trainer John Thompson has made a great start to the season and will look to continue his momentum through the summer months and into the...
Purple Sector

Thompson Stable In Purple Patch Of Form

Trainer John Thompson will chase his second $1 million provincial feature in as many weekends when he saddles up favourite Purple Sector in The Gong.
Sweet Deal

Sweet Deal Wins $1 Million The Hunter

The decision to bypass a stakes race in Sydney due to a wet track paid dividends when Sweet Deal raced away with the second renewal...
Purple Sector

Purple Sector hoping to get The Gong

The colours of the late Dato Tan Chin Nam were fittingly to the fore on Melbourne Cup Day when Purple Sector took out the Listed...

Distance Right For Flit In Silver Eagle

Group One winner Flit will be Godolphin's only runner in the Silver Eagle and trainer James Cummings expects her to give the race a shake.

Mamaragan Confirmed For Guineas Start

The Stan Fox Stakes shapes an ideal target for Mamaragan but trainer John Thompson has taken a long-term view in bypassing the race for an...

Emanate Conjures Emotional Canterbury Win

A daughter of one of Bob Ingham's best horses, Emanate has posted a fitting victory at Canterbury as the racing industry mourns the popular owner's...

Mamaragan Still John Thompson’s Golden Boy

Trainer John Thompson is maintaining his faith in Group One placegetter Mamaragan, confident the colt can rebound in the $1 million Golden Rose.
John Thompson

Gear Change For Dreamforce In George Main

Frontrunner Dreamforce will have the blinkers off when he takes on a select field of six rivals in the Group One George Main Stakes at...

Clark Hunting Consecutive Cups On Writer

Tulloch Lodge stayer Hush Writer will aim to become the first horse in more than half a century to score successive wins in the Newcastle...

Fituese Emerges As An Everest Wildcard

Bonny mare Fituese has given trainer John Thompson a sentimental win in the Vale Rick Worthington Handicap at Rosehill.

Dreamforce Bounces Back To Snare Tramway

Bold frontrunner Dreamforce has rebounded off a tough first up run to deliver trainer John Thompson back-to-back wins in the Tramway Stakes at Randwick.

Thompson keen to see where Mamaragan fits

Golden Slipper placegetter Mamaragan will get a chance to underline his claims to the Group One Golden Rose when he kicks off his campaign at...
Sweet Deal

Distance proves just right for Sweet Deal

Classy mare Sweet Deal has kicked off her preparation with a courageous win, lumping a big weight to stave off several late challengers at Randwick.
John Thompson

Thompson’s spring dream team taking shape

Trainer John Thompson is assembling a strong team for the Sydney carnival headed by Dreamforce, who will resume in a glorious edition of the Winx...

Trial win for Golden Rose favourite Farnan

Golden Slipper winner Farnan has made a winning return at his first public outing of the season in a Randwick barrier trial.

Winx Stakes first-up target for Dreamforce

Trainer John Thompson plans to have George Ryder Stakes winner Dreamforce wound-up for a first-up tilt at the Winx Stakes next month.
John Thompson

Best Stone set for her return at Randwick

After winning twice at the end of her previous preparation, three-year-old filly Best Stone will try to continue her winning way when she resumes at...
Lando Bay

Bowman steers Lando Bay to Randwick win

Three-year-old Lando Bay has notched his first city victory and his third win from five starts this campaign since being gelded.

Mamaragan back for Golden Rose campaign

The Group One Golden Rose will be a spring aim for the John Thompson-trained Golden Slipper placegetter Mamaragan who has recently returned to work.