Darley Sponsors 2014 VRC Sprint Classic

July 28, 2014

DEPOSIT $100 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with

$200

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get

$75

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Darley Sponsors 2014 VRC Sprint Classic

Global racing powerhouse Darley will sponsor the 2014 edition of the VRC Sprint Classic this November during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Lankan Rupee

Top rated sprinter Lankan Rupee could have international competiton in the 2014 Darley Classic this spring. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Darley name will make up part of the race name for this year’s $1 million Darley Classic (1200m) then with the event formerly known as the Patinack Farm Classic to run at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday November 8 on Emirates Stakes Day.

The second last leg of the Global Sprint Challenge, the Darley Classic 2014 is one of the premier new season sprints held in Victoria and is sure to attract a star-studded field.

“The Group 1 Darley Classic has grown into one of the world’s great international sprints and one of the Carnival’s most anticipated features, so it’s the perfect fit for an international breeding operation of Darley’s standing,” Victoria Racing Club (VRC) Acting Chief Executive Julian Sullivan told Racing Victoria today.

Darley Australia’s Managing Director Henry Plumptre said they were thrilled to sponsor the prestigious race and have their racing and breeding brand associated with the event and the wider Global Sprint Challenge on an international level.

“It is an exciting development in terms of promotion for Darley in Australia,” he said with the operation in partner with the VRC since 2004.

“Darley is a global brand and the VRC’s Melbourne Cup Carnival carries enormous international significance.

“We are delighted to be associated with a signature event during the most important racing week in the Australian calendar, particularly a race that is a part of a recognised global challenge.”

Adding to the value and prestige of the Darley Classic is the $600,000 bonus offered by the VRC to any horse that has wins a lead-up international leg of the Global Sprint Challenge before the penultimate event at Flemington.

It’s a bonus last year’s VRC Sprint Classic favourite Lucky Nine failed to secure after Casper Fownes’ Hong Kong raider and Singapore Sprint winner backed up from their Manikato Stakes second to run sixth behind Queensland hero Buffering.

One smart sprinter in line for the bonus this season is Slade Power trained by Edward Lynam in mid-east Ireland.

The Dutch Art stallion has already secured two legs of the Challenge this year with victories in the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1207m) at Ascot and the Group 1 Darley July Cup (1207m) at Newmarket on July 12.

The July Cup victory of the rising six-year-old was especially impressive as they overcame the outside barrier (13) and carted a hefty 60kg to victory.

Currently raced by Sabena Power, Slade Power is a recent acquisition for Darley who will take over ownership of the star sprinter at the end of the Australian spring when they retire to serve at Kildangan Stud in Ireland next season.

Connections have confirmed though the flying European galloper is 2014 Darley Classic bound where trainer Lynam is looking forward to taking on our triple Group 1 winner sprint champion Lankan Rupee.

Bookmark us here at Races.com.au for all the latest Darley Classic updates including the betting markets to be provided by Ladbrokes.com.au where Slade Power and Lankan Rupee will be the shorties to beat.

Don’t have a Ladbrokes Australia account but want access to the spring’s hottest horse racing odds?

Then sign-up today, it only takes a few minutes to join, and follow the prompts to also have your first deposit matched 100% up to $250 as a bonus bet to use on up to four separate markets of your choice!

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

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Horse Racing Today

2018 Hobartville Stakes Race D...

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 E...

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 Expressway Stakes nominations

Golden Rose winner Trapeze Artist is among the nominations for the Group 2...

Thronum to chase G1 glory afte...

Thronum to chase G1 glory after 2018 Australia Stakes win

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig will now step Thronum up to Group 1...

Pierata heads up final field f...

Pierata heads up final field for 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The in-form Greg Hickman trained Pierata heads up a final field of sixteen...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

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