News About 2011 Flemington Spring Carnival

All Victorian Sprint Series Final 2015 Field Features Hard Romp

All Victorian Sprint Series Final 2015 Field Features Hard Romp

One of the in-form sprinters in the mix for the 2015 All Victorian Sprint Series Final at Flemington Racecourse this weekend is the Ciaron Maher-trained Hard Romp who has also come up with a gun barrier for the lucrative showdown. Due to run as the penultimate event on the nine-race Flemington Saturday program, this year’s…

Craig and Nash not to ride in 2011 Melbourne Cup

Craig and Nash not to ride in 2011 Melbourne Cup

Jockeys Nash Rawiller and Craig Williams won’t ride in tomorrow’s Melbourne Cup. The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal turned down both application for a stay of proceedings against a careless riding suspension. Both jockeys were suspended last Wednesday at the Bendigo Cup meeting A subsequent appeal to the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board of Victoria…

2011 Melbourne Cup – Manighar the same horse

2011 Melbourne Cup – Manighar the same horse

UK galloper Manighar is back in Australia trying to give grey horses a good name by trying to win Group 1 $6m 2011 Melbourne Cup (3200m) on Tuesday. Mangihar,  Cup price $31, was targeted at the Melbourne Cup last year and ran seventh behind Americain who is the $4.60 favourite for a repeat this year….

2011 Melbourne Cup distance doubt on Glass Harmonium

2011 Melbourne Cup distance doubt on Glass Harmonium

Glass Harmonium is going into the Group 1 $6m 2011 Melbourne Cup (3200m) with a touch of class and very good form on his side. On Saturday the grey confirmed two things by winning the $1m Mackinnon Stakes (2000m). He likes racing at Flemington and he likes to lead in his races. So why is…

2011 Melbourne Cup copycat Dunaden

2011 Melbourne Cup copycat Dunaden

To put it in nursery rhyme jargon – copycat from Ballarat went to school and got the strap. That could be said about Dunaden’s French trainer Mikel Delzangles who is following the footsteps of his former boss Alain Du Royer-Dupre by trying to win the Group 1 $6m 2011 Melbourne Cup. And by the price…

2011 Melbourne Cup grey Jukebox Jury a live hope

2011 Melbourne Cup grey Jukebox Jury a live hope

It could be quite possible that in the Group 1 $6m 2011 Melbourne Cup, grey horses may be heading the pack. Jukebox Jury $12, Glass Harmonium $34 and Manighar $31 are in the 2011 Melbourne Cup field with a hope. Perhaps Jukebox Jury is the best of them judging by the betting. 2011 Melbourne Cup…

Americain – just the horse to win the 2011 Melbourne Cup

Americain – just the horse to win the 2011 Melbourne Cup

Outstanding French trainer Alain De Royer-Dupre arrived in Melbourne on Sunday morning to put the finishing touches on last year’s Melbourne Cup winner Americain. After he watched the gallop he turned to part owner Coleen Bamford and said that the work was “perfect” and added “you don’t need me here.” have Americain at $4.60 to…

Bear Hero 2011 Coolmore Stud Stakes – X Factor

Bear Hero 2011 Coolmore Stud Stakes – X Factor

Bear Hero has been well described by rival jockey Kerrin McEvoy as the X-factor in the 2011 $502,000 Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington The Hong Kong trained galloper a $19 chance with has won three of four races at Shatin in Hong Kong and comes to Australia for its first start. Trained…

2011 Mackinnon Stakes – Midas Touch the recovered

2011 Mackinnon Stakes – Midas Touch the recovered

Wealthy owner Lloyd Williams has bought many European horses to win Australia’s big races which on the whole have been disappointing. But in 2011, times are changin’ and Midas Touch is to be leading the charge. The Irish import, formerly trained by Aiden O’Brien, at $12 with could easily give Williams a win in the…