Scarlett Lady out of Caulfield Cup & Melbourne Cup 2011

September 29, 2011

DEPOSIT $100 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Scarlett Lady out of Caulfield Cup & Melbourne Cup 2011

Scarlett Lady will not be given the chance to emulate the mighty Kiwi mare Ethereal in winning the Caulfield Cup – Melbourne Cup double this year after news today that connections have withdrawn her from the remainder of the spring racing carnival due to injury.

Scarlett Lady

Queensland Oaks winner Scarlett Lady has been ruled out of the remainder of the 2011 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival

Winner of the Doomben Roses – Queensland Oaks double during the winter, like the former Sheila Laxon-trained champion Ethereal a decade ago, Savabeel four-year-old Scarlett Lady has been ruled out of racing again this season after bone chips were found in her knees.

Prepared by Graeme and Debbie Rogerson in New Zealand, Scarlett Lady had had two runs this spring resuming with a first-up seventh to Mufhasa in the Group 1 Challange Stakes (1400m) at Hastings in August before her last-start eighth to Melbourne Cup betting favourite Lion Tamer in the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield on September 17.


The staying mare was one of the top fancies for both the $2.5 million Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) on October 15 and the ‘race that stops the nation’, the $6.2 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday November 1.

In the Caulfield Cup 2011 ante-post markets at Luxbet Scarlett Lady was rated the $8 second-elect behind Mark Kavanagh’s in-form import December Draw.

She was also well-liked in the pre-field betting for the 2011 Melbourne Cup at Luxbet paying $14 to win the world’s richest handicap.

Owned by Australian Turf Club director Max Whitby, who also owned her sire Savabeel, Scarlett Lady injured her leg during the Underwood Stakes run and needs minor surgery on the affected area.

“She has a bone chip that needs to be removed,” Whitby said.

“She got checked in the Underwood at Caulfield and we think that’s where it happened.

“She didn’t eat up the next day and we got vets in to treat her.

“The x-rays finally showed the chip which needs to be removed.

“It’s a minor problem that’s had a big impact but she will recover and be back bigger and better for the autumn.”

With Scarlett Lady out of contention, Caulfield Cup odds on top elect December Draw have firmed into $3.50 through Luxbet.

The last-start Naturalism Stakes winner is also the $10 second favourite behind Lion Tamer ($9) in the Melbourne Cup 2011 odds at Luxbet.

December Draw will get their chance to add to their impressive Australian racing record this weekend when they contest the $500,000 Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on Sunday.

Another win by the five-year-old will see their price in both Caulfield and Melbourne Cup betting markets firm, so now is the time to get behind December Draw for the spring staying showdowns.

Head to our preferred online bookmaker Luxbet now and sign up quoting the codeword BONUSBET when you make your initial deposit to not only get access to the hottest spring carnival odds, but also to be instantly rewarded with a $400 bonus bet!


Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Waller Gears Up 2018 Australia...

Memes Vies for 2018 Expressway...

Memes Vies for 2018 Expressway Stakes Shot

A good run fresh in Saturday’s Summer Sprint at Royal Randwick could earn the...

2018 Robert Sangster Stakes Ta...

2018 Robert Sangster Stakes Target for Houtzen

The Robert Sangster Stakes 2018 in Adelaide this May could be calling for Toby...

Redzel To Beat Winx in Sydney ...

Redzel To Beat Winx in Sydney Trial on Monday

The world’s best mare Winx will be on show under the public eye for the first...

Ambitious Futurity Stakes 2018...

Ambitious Futurity Stakes 2018 Target for Japanese Expat

Mornington horseman Anthony Freedman is eyeing the 2018 Futurity Stakes on...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field