Adelaide Wins 2014 Cox Plate – Full Results

Adelaide Wins 2014 Cox Plate – Full Results

Champion Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien hadn’t saddled-up a horse down under since a disastrous 2008 Melbourne Cup, but this spring he sent star youngster Adelaide over for the Cox Plate 2014 and the raider didn’t disappoint looping the field to win in near record time.

Irish-trained 2014 Cox Plate winner Adelaide will stay on in Australia with Sydney’s Chris Waller. ...

Melbourne Cup News

2014 Melbourne Cup Field: Sertorius Officially Scratched

2014 Melbourne Cup Field: Sertorius Officially Scratched

Following yesterday’s reports that the Jamie Edwards-trained Sertorius was in doubt for a Melbourne Cup 2014 run after a disappointing Geelong Cup effort earlier in the week, the veteran stayer has officially been scratched from the ‘race that stops the nation’.

Sertorius has officially been scratched from the 2014 Melbourne Cup entries. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The seven-year-old ...

Spring Racing Carnival News

Last Cox Plate Day Winner Suavito Earns Myer Classic Bid

Last Cox Plate Day Winner Suavito Earns Myer Classic Bid

Flemington horseman Nigel Blackiston will put a nomination in for the 2014 Myer Classic Saturday week with his smart mare Suavito after she saluted for the punters in the last on Cox Plate Day at Moonee Valley.

The Thorn Park four-year-old was one of 12 mares fighting it out in this year’s $150,000 Group 3 Eliza Park International Stakes...

Racing News

Galaxy Pegasus Takes Out Group 3 Red Anchor Stakes

Galaxy Pegasus Takes Out Group 3 Red Anchor Stakes

Classy three-year-old Galaxy Pegasus has secured without doubt his most impressive race win to date at Moonee Valley this afternoon, displaying a keen turn of foot in the final straight to take out the Group 3 Red Anchor Stakes (1200m) in a photo finish.

Galaxy Pegasus has secured an impressive victory in the 2014 Red Anchor Stakes. Photo: Sarah Ebbett...

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Racing Calendar

Moonee Valley Gold Cup

26 Oct
Group 2
Moonee Valley Racecourse
2500m
$250,000

Moonee Valley Vase

26 Oct
Group 2
Moonee Valley Racecourse
2040m
$200,000

Crystal Mile

26 Oct
Group 2
Moonee Valley Racecourse
1600m
$200,000

Red Anchor Stakes

26 Oct
Group 3
Moonee Valley Racecourse
1200m
$150,000

Terio Stakes

26 Oct
Group 3
Moonee Valley Racecourse
1600m
$150,000

Bendigo Cup

29 Oct
Listed Race
Bendigo Racecourse
2200m
$240,000

Victoria Derby

1 Nov
Group 1
Flemington Racecourse
2500m
$1,500,000

Mackinnon Stakes

1 Nov
Group 1
Flemington Racecourse
2000m
$1,000,000

Coolmore Stud Stakes

1 Nov
Group 1
Flemington Racecourse
1200m
$500,000

Myer Classic

1 Nov
Group 1
Flemington Racecourse
1600m
$500,000

Salinger Stakes

1 Nov
Group 2
Flemington Racecourse
1200m
$300,000

Wakeful Stakes

1 Nov
Group 2
Flemington Racecourse
2000m
$300,000

Australian Horse Racing

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