Biggest scam since Fine Cotton

Yesterday two hacks fought out the finish of the 1800m Group 2 $0.5M WFA Hill Stakes.

Neither of these nags had performed at anything like this level previously, despite having had 66 starts between them.

The winner's best performance, in 34 starts, was a $126K listed race (with 53kg) and the runner-up's best, in 32 starts, was a BM90.

In their wake were Group 1, 2 & 3 winners & placegetters -

Sense of Occasion - .1L 2nd in a G2 Brisbane Cup, 2.3L 5th in a G1 Metropolitan, 1st in a G2 Villiers, 4L 3rd in a G1 Doncaster, 1st in a G1 Doomben Cup.
Havana Cooler - 2.2L 3rd in a G1 Metropolitan, 2.6L 3rd in a G3 Lexus, 1st in a G3 Doncaster Prelude, 1.8L 3rd in a G3 JRA Plate.
Macintosh - 1st in a G3 Rough Habit, 1st in a G3 Grand Prix, 1st in a G2 Theo Marks, 0.3L 3rd in a G1 Epsom, 1.4L 4th in a G1 Cantala, 3.75L 4th in a G1 Railway.
Maurus - .5L 2nd in a G3 Kingston Town, 1.8L 5th in a G1 Doomben Cup, 1st in a L Ipswich Cup, 3L 2nd in a G3 JRA Cup, 1L 3rd in a G2 Hollindale.
Spectroscope - 1st in a G3 Doncaster Prelude.
Perfect Rhyme - 2nd in a G3 Adrian Knox, 2nd in a G1 ATC Oaks.
Despite these glaring form disparities, no action has been taken against any of the participants in this farce.


Further to my initial post, below is a list of the calibre of horse that has won the Hill Stakes over the last 30 years.

A brief scan of the list reveals that never has it been won by a 34 start Handicapper who hasn't won a race worth more than $126K.

What went on this year should be classed as fraud & the proceeds of crime!

We were never gamblers but loved to go to the races, maybe once a year. Well, one day we were at Canterbury Races, in Sydney, when my husband came across Ernie Smith, who was a customer of his in his line of work. He was Tommy Smith's brother. He asked how my husband was doing in the gambling, Hubby said," Running out of money", Ernie said, "Don't worry, ours will win the next 2 races". Well hubby rushed over and put all we had on the next two and they both won. We won $90.00 which was a fortune in those days. How did he know his two would win?

Yes, it's patently obvious that certain individuals are either grossly incompetent or are deliberately not discharging their duties responsibly.

They knew HOLA because the whole game is corrupt and crooked as.


I have never been a gambler not even on the Melbourne Cup

Classic Uniform won again today.

Same conditions as last start - $0.5M WFA.

For some strange reason today's race was a Group 3.

This changes nothing about the issues I raised last start.

The ELEPHANT in the room is - where was this level of ability in his first 34 starts?

I defy anyone to produce another example of a horse jumping so many classes, so suddenly, after having a similar number of starts.

Was this horse allowed to run on its merits prior to it showing such alarming improvement in the Hill Stakes?


Not that anyone cares, but there were some unprecedented Black Type classifications for last week's Randwick meeting.

Possibly, following these changes posted on RA web site -

Daily Telegraph Reginald Allen (SW&P) Listed - 1400m - $125K

Sydney Stakes (WFA) Listed - 1200m - $500K

Craven Plate (WFA) Group 3 - 2000m - $500K

Perhaps they were just trying to make the point, that Listed race form can be very strong.

And, that Group 3 WFA races can be worth $500K as well. (Last year the Craven Plate was a Group 3 worth $125K.)

Therefore, Classic Uniform's jump from a Listed $125K race win, with 53kg, to victory in a $500K WFA Group 2, at its 35th start, shouldn't be viewed with suspicion.

When in reality it was physically impossible, unless it had been drinking "rocket fuel".

The unintended victim, out of all these machinations, is In Her Time which won the $500K WFA Sydney Stakes, in a faster time than the Everest winner, but only comes away with a listed win.






Had a look at the data for you on these two races.

The Hill Stakes was won in a time that was 3.7 lengths below the class standard and the Craven 7.5 lengths below class standard. Both tracks also had a significant bias towards leaders. 

Sense of Occasion needs a wet track
Havana Cooler needs further/out of form
Maurus wasn't fit enough
Spectroscope as proved on weekend not going well
Perfect Rhyme needs further

Simply put the fields were poor. Not a surprise when you see the Caulfield Cup this year in Melbourne go around with 1 free slot, the first time in many years we had no emergencies. The good types had been sent down for double the prize money races in Melbourne at the time of both these races. 

Even allowing for excuses, for some of the beaten brigage in the Hill Stakes, they should have still been competitive with a horse that had had 34 starts and only managed to win a very low value listed race with 53kg.

For a horse to go from that win, to winning a $500K Group 2 is a massive jump in class.

To then beat Happy Clapper in the WFA Craven Plate makes it even more suspicious.

No matter how much you try to justify Classic Uniform's extraordinary improvement, you can never account for why it took 34 starts before it showed ability at such a high level.

You will never find another instance where this has happened before.




They've done it again.

Today, Magic Consol won the $250K WFA DTNC Stakes at Moonee Valley.

This 9yo horse's best previous performance, in 57 starts, was a win in a $150K handicap with 54kg.

  Unable to catch him were -  

Hartnell - Winner of $500K WFA G1 C F ORR, $500K WFA G1 TURNBULL, $1.5M WFA G1 BMW, 2nd WFA G1 $3M Cox Plate.

 Ambitious - Winner of $1.5M WFA G2 OSAKA HAI, 2nd $1.5M WFA G2 MAINICHI OKAN, 2nd G1 WFA $1.5M Tancred Stakes. 

Red Cardinal - Winner of $555K G3 BLMNT GOLD CUP. 

Homesman - 3rd $1.7M G1 BLMNT DERBY. 

Mighty Boss - Winner of $2M G1 Caulfield Guineas.

Bonneval - Winner of $300K G1 NZ OAKS & $1.1M G1 ATC OAKS. 

Hiyamm - Winner of $500K G1 VINERYSTUD, 2nd $1.1M G1 ATC OAKS & 3rd $1M G1 VRC OAKS. 

It is physically impossible that a 57 start 9yo hack could get anywhere near these horses at WFA.

Something is rotten in the State of Victoria! 

Incidentally, the horse mentioned at the start of this topic, Classic Uniform, has done absolutely nothing since his two miraculous wins nearly a year ago.              

Another surprising result today.

Manuel wins $500K G1 WFA C.F. Orr Stakes.

Best previous performance in 22 starts, was a win in the Listed $150K Kilmore Cup with 54.5kg.

Following in its wake were numerous winners and placegetters in $1M+, $2M+ & $3M+ G1's.

This result was a shock, to say the least, given the quality of its previous 22 starts.


Regarding my previous post above, the horse which ran 4th to Magic Consol, Hartnell, at its next start, won the $1M G1 Epsom, carrying 7kg above the limit & breaking the course record for a mile, running 1.32.73.


Interesting race at Caulfield on Saturday, it includes three of the horses mentioned above - Hartnell, Manuel & Magic Consol.

Could be another case of false pretences, fraud & the proceeds of crime.

Race 6 - 3:30PM Yulong Futurity Stakes (1400 METRES) Times displayed in local time of Race Meeting Of $500,000.1st $300,000, 2nd $90,000, 3rd $45,000, 4th $22,500, 5th $12,500, 6th $10,000, 7th $10,000, 8th $10,000
Prize money contribution totalling 2% will be directed to jockey and equine welfare prior to distribution GROUP 1
Standard Weight for Age, Three-Years-Old and Upwards, Apprentices cannot claim.

Track Name: Main Track Type: Turf Track Condition: Good 4

Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM

NoLast 10HorseTrainerJockeyBarrierWeightPenaltyHcp Rating104x24120x5HARTNELL (GB)James CummingsDwayne Dunn859kg 116232x17242x2LE ROMAINKris LeesDamien Oliver1259kg 1153x332818x94BRAVE SMASH (JPN)Kris LeesMichael Walker259kg 113411x00x0x57REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB)David & B Hayes & T DabernigLuke Nolen359kg 116570x730x038MALAGUERRAPeter GelagotisBen Melham559kg 11061x111x32x6MATERIAL MANJustin WarwickMs Lucy Warwick459kg 11071x21314x32LAND OF PLENTYPeter & Paul SnowdenMark Zahra1059kg 11088x713211x5BEST OF DAYS (GB)James CummingsCraig Williams159kg 1089x361221x71MANUELTony McEvoyLuke Currie759kg 109105214411x1xMAGIC CONSOLPaul PreuskerJordan Childs659kg 105113x16041x11ALIZEEJames CummingsHugh Bowman1157kg 1161259218311x3RINGERDINGDINGChris WallerJohn Allen955.5kg 95

Just for the record -

Streets of Avalon wins $500K WFA G1 Futurity Stakes, last Saturday, at 43rd start.

Best previous performance, 1st G3 SW+P $200K Moonga Stakes.

Does anyone know where, previously, a horse, having had this many starts, has jumped 6 higher classes to win a Group 1?



G2 Hdcp, SW+P & WFA.

G1 Hdcp & SW+P.

Are there historical precedents for this performance & the others mentioned above?


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