Leon Corstens


‘Devastating’ call, but Atlantic Jewel’s record shines on

Michael Rodd It was the phone call I didn't want to take. When Mark Kavanagh's name flashed up on my mobile on Tuesday morning my heart sank.

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Ride of a lifetime

Michael Rodd.

Michael Rodd Atlantic Jewel’s jockey reflects on the mare’s brilliant career, which seems to have ended early.

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Oliver aims to win respect

Back in the saddle: Damien Oliver at Leon Corstens' facility at Romsey on Monday.

Michael Sharkie Disgraced jockey says that he has many bridges to mend as he begins his comeback.

Corstens pumped for Jewel's return

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 20:  Craig Williams riding Commanding Jewel during a trackwork session at Moonee Valley Racecourse on August 20, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Patrick Bartley Leon Corstens says he is excited about the return of his outstanding mare Commanding Jewel in Saturday's $120,000 Carlyon Stakes (1000 metres), but the trainer is quick to warn punters not to...

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Classy gem to make return

Commanding Jewel.

Patrick Bartley Leon Corstens admits he is genuinely excited at the return of outstanding mare Commanding Jewel in Saturday's Carlyon Stakes.

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No concern about Commanding Jewell's failure to place in the Carlyon Stakes

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 24:  (L-R) Steven Arnold riding General Truce, Brett Prebble riding Golden Sunshine, Nicholas Hall riding Broken (winner) and Ben Melham riding Chosen to Fly in the 1Print.com.au Carlyon Stakes during Melbourne Racing at Moonee Valley Racecourse on August 24, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Michael Lynch Trainer Leon Corstens will press on to the Let's Elope Stakes at Flemington in a fortnight's time with his heavily-hyped mare Commanding Jewell despite the four year old's failure to run a place in...

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Boss chases cash record

Glen Boss.

Patrick Bartley While a winning treble from Glen Boss at Sandown has left the champion jockey on the cusp of snaring his first Victorian premiership, he is also poised to shatter the stakes-earning record for an...

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Moody hopes to get back on track

Peter Moody

Patrick Bartley Trainer, who returned to hospital this week following a recurrence of blood poisoning, is hoping to be released in time to see some of his vast team run this weekend.

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Injury rules Lucas out of spring

Lucas Cranach.

Michael Sharkie Spring carnival loses one of its headline horses with Melbourne Cup placegetter Lucas Cranach succumbing to injury.


The spring in Corsten's step

Leon Corstens

Andrew Eddy Trainer Leon Corstens travels to Moonee Valley tomorrow in the knowledge that racing's spotlight will be fixed firmly on Atlantic Jewel's three-quarter sister Commanding Jewel as she steps up to city...


Unbeaten duo add spice to fillies' classic

The potential clash of two unbeaten fillies grabs the spring spotlight .

Michael Sharkie Without a standout filly to take the headlines, the Thousand Guineas was drifting quietly into the background, but the potential clash of two unbeaten fillies has it firmly back in the spring...

Commanding Jewel still eyeing off Thousand Guineas

Andrew Eddy Atlantic Jewel's half sister Commanding Jewel will continue to chase the spring's first classic in 10 days despite fears she might not be seasoned enough after she faded into third place in the Group...

Filly still a chance

Maybe Discreet, Luke Nolen up, wins the Edward Manifold Stakes.

Andrew Eddy Atlantic Jewel's half-sister fades into third place in Edward Manifold Stakes.

Shooting star: Green Moon on major mission

Story by:Photo: Ken Irwin KEN 6th October 2012 The Age. Sport Flemington Horse Races:Race: 7Craig Williams, (white cap/navy) wins on the Robert Hickmott trained, Green Moon.

Michael Sharkie, Andrew Eddy EUROPEAN import Green Moon confirmed his place as the leading locally-trained Melbourne Cup seed yesterday when he defied a horrid wide run to win the Turnbull Stakes.

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Williams shores up Plate ride on Pierro

Craig Williams.

Andrew Eddy Jockey confirms he will ride super colt Pierro in the Cox Plate.

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Pierro to stamp his Cox claims

Pierro looks set to dominate from right on the speed and put the race away early in the straight.

Andrew Eddy There are only miserable odds on offer for tomorrow's likely Caulfield Guineas winner.


Corstens happy to let Oliver ride Jewel

Damien Oliver

Patrick Bartley, Michael Sharkie LEADING trainer Leon Corstens said yesterday he had no issue booking Damien Oliver to ride his Thousand Guineas second favourite Commanding Jewel at Caulfield tomorrow, despite connections of other...

Trainer on track with Oliver

Robert Grant Leading trainer Leon Corstens says Damien Oliver will be ''busting his boiler'' to win on the $500,000 Thousand Guineas second favourite Commanding Jewel at Caulfield today.


Oliver takes centre stage with Thousand Guineas win

Damien Oliver

Peter Hanlon Damien Oliver, the jockey in the midst of a betting scandal, stole centre stage at Caulfield today when he piloted star filly Commanding Jewel to an easy victory in the group 1 Thousand Guineas.

When the going gets tough, Oliver gets going

Damien Oliver

Peter Hanlon Damien Oliver has risen to great heights before when burdened with a heavy heart.