News About 2013 Darwin Cup

2013 Darwin Cup Cancelled After Jockey’s Death

2013 Darwin Cup Cancelled After Jockey’s Death

Tragedy struck the Northern Territory racing community on Monday afternoon when the death of female hoop Simone Montgomerie forced the abandonment of the Darwin Cup 2013. Ms Montgomerie was involved in a fatal race fall in the sixth race at the coveted Fannie Bay meeting when thrown from her mount, the Gary Clarke-trained Riahgrand, with…

Host Of The Party Could Celebrate Top End Trifecta

Host Of The Party Could Celebrate Top End Trifecta

After winning their two debut runs in Darwin for new trainer Stephen Brown, flying four-year-old Host Of The Party is after a rare hat-trick with a win in this afternoon’s $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m). Due to run as Race 9 at 5:35pm (local time) the 2013 Darwin Cup is shaping up as a…

Spartan Eagle Tops 2013 Darwin Cup Odds

Spartan Eagle Tops 2013 Darwin Cup Odds

This afternoon the top race at the Top End takes place at Fannie Bay Racecourse with the flying Spartan Eagle topping the Darwin Cup 2013 odds. Bob Richards‘ local Niello six-year-old has been blitzing their rivals over the past couple of months shooting for their impressive fifth win on the trot in the $200,000 Carlton…

Darwin Cup Barriers 2013 – Hawks Bay in Three for Third

Darwin Cup Barriers 2013 – Hawks Bay in Three for Third

They may not have the ideal weight but two-time defending Darwin Cup winner Hawks Bay has come up trumps with barrier three for their attempt at a hat-trick in the Northern Territory’s showcase race running on Monday. The Neil Dyer-trained Black Hawk eight-year-old has contested the last four and won the past two editions of…

Wilde Force in 2013 Darwin Cup Field

Wilde Force in 2013 Darwin Cup Field

They may have bypassed the traditional lead-up but Warrnambool-based trainer Bill Wilde still believes his veteran galloper Constant Force can be competitive in Monday’s Darwin Cup 2013. The Jeune seven-year-old is yet to race outside of Victoria but will make their interstate debut at career start number 36 next week. Wilde, who co-trains the gelding…

Capacity Darwin Cup 2013 Field Released

Capacity Darwin Cup 2013 Field Released

A capacity field of 12 starters plus three emergencies eager for an early scratching have been paid up for the 2013 Darwin Cup on Monday with dual defending champion Hawks Bay heading the acceptors. Set to run as the last at Fannie Bay, Race 9 at 5:35pm (local), this year’s $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup…

Dyer Eyes Darwin Cup Hat-Trick in 2013

Dyer Eyes Darwin Cup Hat-Trick in 2013

On Monday Kyneton-based trainer Neil Dyer will saddle-up his veteran stayer Hawks Bay for their incredible fifth straight Darwin Cup appearance, the eight-year-old shooting for their third consecutive win in the Top End classic. Black Hawk gelding Hawks Bay ran in their first Darwin Cup at Fannie Bay Racecourse back in 2009 when finishing a…

2013 Darwin Cup Nominations & Weights

2013 Darwin Cup Nominations & Weights

Next Monday, August 5, the premier Northern Territory race will take place with the running of the Darwin Cup 2013– nominations and weights for which have now been released. While not officially holding black type status, the $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m) is worth plenty of prize money and is a prestigious new-season feature…

2013 Darwin Cup Campaign Continues for Hawks Bay at Flemington

2013 Darwin Cup Campaign Continues for Hawks Bay at Flemington

Darwin Cup legend Hawks Bay will continue his campaign towards a third straight win in the Northern Territory’s biggest race when he contests the $100,000 David Bourke Provincial Plate (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday. After two promising runs at Flemington where he carried big weights to finish fourth and third respectively, Hawks Bay suffered a minor…

2013 Darwin Cup Ambitions for Extra Zero

2013 Darwin Cup Ambitions for Extra Zero

A ownership change will see Melbourne Group 2 winner Extra Zero head north this August to be aimed at the 2013 Darwin Cup. Trained by David Hayes, the six-year-old has been purchased by a syndicate who are keen to have a crack in the top end. Extra Zero will be having his first run since November…