2016 Caloundra Cup Nominations Released

2016 Caloundra Cup Nominations Released

Seventeen stayers are poised to line up at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday following the release of 2016 Caloundra Cup (2400m) nominations this morning.

Amexed has been included in 2016 Caloundra Cup nominations. Photo: Daniel Costello

Amexed posted an impressive win as a $21 outsider last start and has been included by leading Queensland trainer Tony Gollan in 2016 Caloundra ...

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2016 Melbourne Cup Option for Antiquarium

2016 Melbourne Cup Option for Antiquarium

Antiquarium could be Melbourne Cup 2016 bound down under this spring after the Godolphin-raced European stayer won at Newmarket over the weekend.

Sydney’s James McDonald rode possible 2016 Melbourne Cup raider Antiquarium to victory in England over the weekend. Photo: Sarah Ebbett.

Australia’s James McDonald guided the Charlie Appleby-trained son of New Approach to victory in the Northumberland ...

Autumn Racing News

Hyperion Winner Waiting for Strickland Stakes Wink And A Nod

Hyperion Winner Waiting for Strickland Stakes Wink And A Nod

Perth trainer Justin Warwick will wait and see how the stable’s Hyperion Stakes winner from the weekend Wink And A Nod pulls-up after her latest Group win before confirming plans to back-up in the 2016 Strickland Stakes at the end of the month.

On Saturday at Belmont Park in WA, talented McFlirt six-year-old Wink And A Nod continued her ...

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Foreign Prince Targets Winter – Grafton Cup Double

Foreign Prince Targets Winter – Grafton Cup Double

How the David Payne-trained Foreign Prince performs in the Winter Cup at Rosehill on Saturday will confirm or deny a 2016 Grafton Cup run for the New Zealand-bred galloper this month.

Foreign Prince looks for a Grafton Cup bid stepping up to 2400m for the first time in Saturday’s ATC Winter Cup 2016 at Rosehill. Photo: Steve Hart.

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