Next NSW Race

Latest News

Gold Seventy Seven Closer To Return

By Brad Gray At Warwick Farm

If he wasn’t so talented there is little doubt that he’d already have been retired. However, Gold Seventy Seven, who hasn’t been sighted at the races since January 2015, took another step towards an improbable return to the race track at the Warwick Farm trials on Friday morning.

The now six-year-old was undefeated in three outings, including beating Music Magnate on debut, for Kris Lees before a bowed tendon saw him relegated to the sidelines for an extended period of time. He now finds himself under the care of Joe Pride, with this his fifth trial for his new trainer. So how close is he to making a return?

“There was been a gap in between the most recent trial and this one where he spent time in the paddock so he’ll have another trial,” Pride said.

“It’s very difficult getting horses back from those kind of breaks. What we didn’t feel last time after the trials was that he was ready to go to the races so he had a let up. Today wasn’t about finding out too much but the trial on the 8th (of September, again at Warwick Farm) will be crucial. There’ll be no more after that.”

Pride has a reputation as being able to rejuvenate the careers of horses whether it be due to injury or a dip in form, and said he does get an extra degree of satisfaction from such challenges.

“I’d rather horses not coming off such long breaks because they lose so much condition and match fitness. It’s hard to get that back into them. He is coming back from a bowed tendon which is notoriously difficult to bring horses back from so it’s a slow process but I’m pleased with him,” Pride said.

Meanwhile, the stable’s evergreen star sprinter Terravista had his first public outing ahead of the spring with Pride still hopeful of securing a spot in The Everest for the eight-year-old. He’d tackle the $10m sprint feature first up with Terravista if given the opportunity.

“He’s a long way off so was just out to have a look around today,” Pride said.

All of the results and replays for Warwick Farm's set of trials

The Latest Racing News

Cup In Cunningham's Sight If Stayer Can Keep Going (Newcastle, Wednesday)

By Gary Harley Warwick Farm trainer Clare Cunningham believes the 2300 metre trip is the only query with Keep Up, ...
Read More

Jockey Overweight - Kensington (Thursday)

Race 7 Number 9 – November Man – Stewards have permitted Tye Angland to ride the gelding 0.5kg over its ...
Read More

Group 1 Fillies Return As Newnham Plans Oaks Attack

By Ray Hickson It’s not a stretch to suggest Mark Newnham could have four or five runners in the Group ...
Read More

Amendments To Metro Programmes Dec 2018/Jan 2019

Please be advised that RacingNSW has reviewed upcoming 3yo Saturday Metro programmes and have made the following changes: Amendment 1 ...
Read More

Licensed Jockey Tommy Berry Lodges An Appeal

Tommy Berry Licensed jockey Tommy Berry has lodged an appeal against conviction and penalty after being found guilty of careless ...
Read More
Loading...
Racing NSW Apps
View
Mobile Version
Contact
Forms
Information
Industry Links