News About 2013 Patinack Farm Classic

Fownes Feeling Lucky for VRC Sprint Classic 2013

Fownes Feeling Lucky for VRC Sprint Classic 2013

Hong Kong horseman Caspar Fownes is all smiles ahead of Saturday’s 2013 VRC Sprint Classic, formerly the Patinack Farm Classic, at Flemington having been impressed with a Melbourne Cup Day gallop from his star performer Lucky Nine. A five-time Group 1 champion overseas, seven-year-old Dubawi raider Lucky Nine is one of 14 star sprinters accepted…

Star Studded 2013 VRC Sprint Classic Field Released

Star Studded 2013 VRC Sprint Classic Field Released

A super line-up of Group 1 winners and exciting sprinters are set to face off in the VRC Sprint Classic 2013 field at Flemington’s Emirates Stakes Day meeting this Saturday, November 9, which was previously known as the Patinack Farm Classic. The $1 million, Group 1, 1200m sprint is without sponsorship after the impoverishment of…

Patinack Farm Classic 2013 First Acceptances Taken

Patinack Farm Classic 2013 First Acceptances Taken

There are 35 sprinters still heading towards a run in the 2013 Patinack Farm Classic on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival this November following the release of first acceptances for the Emirates Stakes Day feature. Scheduled to run on Saturday November 9, this year’s Patinack Farm Classic is registered as the $1…

Lucky Nine Pleases at Valley Ahead of Manikato Stakes 2013

Lucky Nine Pleases at Valley Ahead of Manikato Stakes 2013

Hong Kong superstar Lucky Nine has had their first official look at the notoriously tricky Moonee Valley circuit in Melbourne, the raider enjoying a winning jump-out at the track ahead of the 2013 Manikato Stakes Friday week. The headline hopeful for this year’s $1 million Group 1 Sportingbet Manikato Stakes (1200m), due to run under…

Flemington Results – Platelet Is 2013 Gilgai Stakes Winner

Flemington Results – Platelet Is 2013 Gilgai Stakes Winner

Platelet has won the Group 2 Gilgai Stakes at Flemington Racecourse today October 5, 2013. The five-year-old won the race by almost a length in front of a gallant Spirit Of Boom, who finished second, and Steps In Time, who placed in third. Platelet has now won eight of her 21 race starts and has…

Lucky Nine Working Well Towards Manikato Stakes 2013

Lucky Nine Working Well Towards Manikato Stakes 2013

Star Hong Kong sprinter Lucky Nine had their first serious piece of work at Werribee this week since arriving in the country, the Casper Fownes-trained champ set to debut down under in the 2013 Manikato Stakes. Dubawi six-year-old Lucky Nine became a five-time Group 1 winner on May 19 when expat Aussie hoop Brett Prebble…

2013 Patinack Farm Classic Nominations Released

2013 Patinack Farm Classic Nominations Released

The race is on for the sprint stars this spring heading toward the Melbourne Cup Carnival’s Patinack Farm Classic 2013 with nominations for the million dollar showdown released by Racing Victoria this week. Held on Saturday November 9 as part of Flemington’s Emirates Stakes Day action, which brings the four-day Cup Carnival to a close,…

Lucky Nine Heads 2013 Manikato Stakes Nominations

Lucky Nine Heads 2013 Manikato Stakes Nominations

Casper Fowne’s talented Hong Kong sprinter Lucky Nine is the headline Manikato Stakes 2013 nominee for next month’s Moonee Valley classic, the five-time Group 1 winner touching down in Melbourne today. Held on the Friday evening before Cox Plate Day, the $1 million Group 1 Sportingbet Manikato Stakes (1200m) runs under the lights on October…

2013 Manikato Stakes Target for Hong Kong’s Lucky Nine

2013 Manikato Stakes Target for Hong Kong’s Lucky Nine

Last start Singapore Sprint winner Lucky Nine has entered quarantine and will be ready to debut down under in next month’s Manikato Stakes 2013 according to their Hong Kong-based trainer Casper Fownes. Fownes is eagerly awaiting the first Australian campaign of his talented Irish-bred Dubawi gelding Lucky Nine who beat home Aussie sprint star Bel…

Adamantium to Return on 2013 Makybe Diva Stakes Day

Adamantium to Return on 2013 Makybe Diva Stakes Day

While much of trainer Danny O’Brien’s spring attention is focused on the return of his Newmarket Handicap winner Shamexpress he’s also eyeing an early Group win for Adamantium who is set to return on Makybe Diva Stakes Day 2013. A rising five-year-old, Elusive City gelding Adamantium hasn’t raced since their two race salute at Flemington…