Press Clippings


THE conversations on their long road trips can vary from politics to sport, even the meaning of life — but it always comes back to horse racing. RAY THOMAS, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH.
THE grey mare won the Golden Pendant — but not the one most expected.  RAY THOMAS THE DAILY TELEGRAPH.
Trainer David Vandyke described Arabian Gold’s success in the $175,000 The Roses at Doomben as ‘‘one of the greatest reliefs I’ve ever had in racing’’.
IF David Vandyke walks into his Warwick Farm stables around 4am Saturday morning and hears Arabian Gold “singing’’, then the trainer will know he’s in for a good day.
OWNER Nick Moraitis choked up after Arabian Gold won the Frank Packer Plate — the same Randwick feature his champion Might And Power had won 17 years earlier.
Blake Shinn secured his 1000th career win on Saturday on Arabian Gold for David Vandyke in the final race of Day 1 of The Championships, the $200,000, Group 3 TAB Adrian Knox Stakes (2000m) at Randwick.
Unplaced in five starts since winning the Listed Ethereal Stakes at Caulfield last October, the David Vandyke-trained Arabian Gold burst back to form in Saturday's Group III Adrian Knox Stakes (2000m) at Randwick.
French import Vayakhan left trainer David Vandyke hesitant about immediate plans but confident enough to chase an ambitious spring target after winning at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
IF IT had not been for Lamasery, David Vandyke would not be training today. Vandyke is Sydney's new boom trainer. His stable is at capacity and he has the best strike-rate in NSW - better than Chris Waller and Gai Waterhouse.