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  1. Hong Kong cast-offs enjoy fresh air in Sydney

    Posted Jun 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... day and is in line for a feature race, the Takeover Target Stakes, at Gosford tomorrow. Wilson was reported on Australia's Racing And Sports website as saying that he has a number ...

  2. Takeover Target drug saga adds intriguing subplot to big day

    Posted Dec 11th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... of the club, Takeover Target. In an incredible turn of events, the darling of Australian racing, and one of the two marquee horses at this year's international meeting, tested positive ... story in the speed game and it's a tale that has Australia abuzz. Takeover Target's owner and trainer, Joe Janiak, has become something of a cult figure Down Under. A former cab driver ...

  3. Strong leadership has Lion City roaring

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... breath as the great Fairy King Prawn and Electronic Unicorn and has been doing so since his earliest wins. And the icing on the cake will be a return visit from Takeover Target, now a four-legged citizen of the world and the ultimate fairy-tale story. Takeover Target won the KrisFlyer last year on his way to England and he's on the same route again, this time with four wins against ...

  4. Now's the time to grab the bull by the horns

    Posted May 20th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... This is Sacred Kingdom's time- a rising six-year-old, he won't get any better or tougher, physically or mentally, than he is now and that is the time to take on the world. Takeover Target has ...

  5. Trainer Hall puts his faith in Champion's class

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... winners Takeover Target and Magnus tomorrow, having drawn barrier nine is the least of them. 'For starters, he's better ridden a bit quietly anyway and he can go back from barrier nine- ...

  6. On the Rails

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... of the Australian interest though is the fact that Australian-based and Australian-bred sprinters have done so well at Royal Ascot, with Choisir, Takeover Target, Miss Andretti, Scenic Blast and, this year, ... or no GSC. The impact on the two Japanese legs has been substantial but occasional and centred on the Sprinters Stakes. Only Takeover Target and Green Birdie have gone to run in the Centaur, despite ...

  7. Fired-up Fradd can rocket past Hong Kong hotshots

    Posted May 17th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell in Singapore Singaporean flyer Rocket Man can confirm his arrival at top level by lowering the boom on the global traveller Takeover Target and Hong Kong's two ... Takeover Target's course record for 1,200m, should be accepted at face value. First, he is a magnificent individual with a superb, fluent stride. Second, he has strong pedigree qualifications, ...

  8. Common sense already proving a big winner

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... so if required is just common sense at work. Takeover Target's trainer, Joe Janiak, said he would have been keen to race his champion in the Sprint Trial in that long gap between ...

  9. 'Probably the best sprint in the world this year'

    Posted May 17th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... today's event will establish a quality benchmark for 2009 which can only be bettered by the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint in December. 'It's a big statement, I know, but with Takeover ... there was merit in the win and says the Australian-bred sprinter can improve again, with the confidence and fitness gained from that nose victory in the Group Two Sprint Cup on May 1. Takeover Target ...

  10. Classy Marchand d'Or to make big Sprint impression

    Posted Nov 27th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... with ageing star Takeover Target this weekend will be pivotal. Caspar Fownes has gone for the Sprint instead of the Mile with Green Birdie, and Olivier Doleuze has been confirmed as the jockey. ... Waikato finished fourth behind Takeover in the Krisflyer Sprint at Kranji in May as a relative unknown. He now owns the impressive record of 12 wins from 20 starts, and only once has he finished ...




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