News About 2013 Australia Stakes

Newmarket Test for Bonnie Mac in 2013 Australia Stakes

Newmarket Test for Bonnie Mac in 2013 Australia Stakes

Lightly-raced mare Bonnie Mac will race for her future in tonight’s Australia Stakes 2013 with trainer Michael Moroney to decide whether she will head down the Newmarket Handicap path or be kept to the lower grades this autumn based on her Moonee Valley performance. The five-year-old daughter of Thorn Park, formerly prepared in New Zealand…

Australia Stakes 2013 Betting Tips & Selections

Australia Stakes 2013 Betting Tips & Selections

The first Group 2 race of the season in Victoria runs at Melbourne’s Moonee Valley Racecourse under the lights tonight with an exciting field of sprinters engaged for the 2013 Australia Stakes – betting tips and selections from the Races.com.au tipsters for which are detailed below. Due to jump at 9:15pm (AEST) as Moonee Valley…

Pinwheel Odds-On in 2013 Australia Stakes Betting

Pinwheel Odds-On in 2013 Australia Stakes Betting

Peter Snowden’s evergreen veteran Lonhro gelding Pinwheel has opened the odds-on favourite to win the Australia Stakes 2013 at Moonee Valley Racecourse this Friday night, the seven-year-old resuming racing after a two month break. Due to be ridden by Vlad Duric from barrier two in the $220,000 Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) under the lights…

Eight-Horse Australia Stakes 2013 Field Released

Eight-Horse Australia Stakes 2013 Field Released

While it may not have attracted Australia’s sprint queen Black Caviar for the 2013 edition, this year’s Australia Stakes is still shaping up as a beauty with eight quality horses accepted for the Moonee Valley clash this Friday night. The world’s best mare Black Caviar won the Australia Stakes 12 months ago beating just five…

Sea Lord Set for 2013 Australia Stakes

Sea Lord Set for 2013 Australia Stakes

Former Darwin horseman Stephen Brown, now based in Victoria, is confident his honest galloper Sea Lord can break their Group duck this Friday night when they race in the Australia Stakes 2013 at Moonee Valley’s twilight meet. The Street Cry five-year-old, formerly prepared in Sydney by David Payne, joined Brown’s Flemington base midway through last…

Undeniably After Australia Stakes 2013 Atonement

Undeniably After Australia Stakes 2013 Atonement

Mark Kavanagh’s in-form six-year-old Undeniably will be after atonement in the 2013 Australia Stakes under the lights at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Friday night after narrowly missing out on the win two years ago. The Fastnet Rock gelding was defeated by the narrowest of margins when Whitefriars stole the show in the final stride of…

2012 Australia Stakes Nominations – Moonee Valley Night Racing

2012 Australia Stakes Nominations – Moonee Valley Night Racing

A select list of just nine sprinters has been nominated for Friday night’s Australia Stakes 2013 at Moonee Valley with entries now extended until Tuesday morning. An initially disappointing response to this year’s $220,000 Group 2 Essendon Mazda Australia Stakes (1200m) has seen the Melbourne Racing Club extend nominations until 10am (AEST) on the 22nd,…

Pinwheel on Track for 2013 Australia Stakes

Pinwheel on Track for 2013 Australia Stakes

Darley veteran Pinwheel has trialled positively at Werribee this morning and appears set to make an early autumn start next Friday night in the Group 2 2013 Australia Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley. The seven-year-old thrives in work and spent just 2 1/2 weeks in the paddock following his solid fourth to Barakey in the…

Snowden Pins Stradbroke Handicap 2013 Target on Veteran

Snowden Pins Stradbroke Handicap 2013 Target on Veteran

Darley Australia’s head trainer Peter Snowden has named the 2013 Stradbroke Handicap as a possible new season assignment for his evergreen seven-year-old Pinwheel after their brave effort in Perth’s Winterbottom Stakes last weekend. The Lonhro gelding resumed off a 55 day break, before which they ran seventh in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes…