148 Melbourne Cup 2014 Nominations Released

148 Melbourne Cup 2014 Nominations Released

Nominations for the most highly anticipated race of the year were taken by Racing Victoria today with 148 stayers entered for the Melbourne Cup 2014, up from 135 last spring.

Run as Flemington Race 7 on the first Tuesday of November, this year’s $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) has again attracted a star-studded list of local and…

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Williams Could Have a Dozen in 2014 Melbourne Cup Field

Williams Could Have a Dozen in 2014 Melbourne Cup Field

After the release of the 2014 Melbourne Cup nominations this afternoon it has been revealed that goliath owner Lloyd Williams could have as many as 12 runners in this year’s field for the world’s richest handicap.

One of the country’s most prolific racehorse owner, Williams boasts a quartet of wins in the iconic Flemington Race 7 having been behind Melbourne

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Peggy Jean Resumes in Furious Stakes 2014

Peggy Jean Resumes in Furious Stakes 2014

Gerald Ryan is looking forward to Saturday’s race return of his Group 1 winning filly Peggy Jean who will take on some top class competition first-up in the 2014 Furious Stakes at Royal Randwick.

Nine three-year-old fillies are entered for this weekend’s $175,000 Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) a race notorious for producing some star young gallopers ahead of the…

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Unpretentious Ready for Lankan Rupee Rematch

Unpretentious Ready for Lankan Rupee Rematch

Cranbourne’s Nikki Burke is confident she’s got her Group 1 performing sprinter Unpretentious in career best condition ahead of a first-up rematch with the hugely talented Lankan Rupee in Saturday’s McEwen Stakes at Moonee Valley.

Stratum gelding Unpretentious, whose career has been hampered by injury setbacks aplenty, first encountered Mick Price’s superstar when ninth behind Lankan Rupee in the Group…

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Racing Calendar

Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes

6 Sep
Group 2
Moonee Valley Racecourse
1600m
$300,000

McEwen Stakes

6 Sep
Group 2
Moonee Valley Racecourse
1000m
$175,000

Chelmsford Stakes

6 Sep
Group 2
Royal Randwick Racecourse
1600m
$175,000

Furious Stakes

6 Sep
Group 2
Royal Randwick Racecourse
1200m
$175,000

Concorde Stakes

6 Sep
Group 3
Royal Randwick Racecourse
1000m
$125,000

Tramway Handicap

6 Sep
Group 2
Royal Randwick Racecourse
1400m
$175,000

Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap

6 Sep
Group 3
Royal Randwick Racecourse
1400m
$125,000

Golden Rose Stakes

13 Sep
Group 1
Rosehill Racecourse
1400m
$1,000,000

Theo Marks Stakes

13 Sep
Group 2
Rosehill Racecourse
1300m
$200,000

Kingston Town Stakes

13 Sep
Group 3
Rosehill Racecourse
2000m
$125,000

Sheraco Stakes

13 Sep
Group 3
Rosehill Racecourse
1200m
$125,000

Makybe Diva Stakes

13 Sep
Group 1
Flemington Racecourse
1600m
$400,000

Australian Horse Racing

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