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Sargent Ups The Ante In Australia
John Sargent, trainer of Queensland Oaks winner Quintessential (Fast 'n' Famous-Florette, by Sword Dance), has secured 24 boxes at Randwick and will scale down his New Zealand operation. Sargent currently has stables at Warwick Farm and has had 7 metropolitan winners in Sydney this season from 48 starters. Sargent was crowned last season's NZ Champion trainer and will keep his Matamata base as a feeder stable for his Australian operation. Meanwhile, Melbourne trainer Peter Moody is also set to receive 24 Randwick boxes.