News About 2014 Ballarat Cup

Smerdon to Blame for Spinderbella Scratching in 2014 Ballarat Cup

Smerdon to Blame for Spinderbella Scratching in 2014 Ballarat Cup

Five-year-old mare Spinderbella was favourite to win the $200,000 Ballarat Cup (2200m) on Saturday but confusion in the mounting yard saw her scratched from the race late in the game.

Trainer Robert Smerdon blames himself for the late scratching of Spinderbella from the Ballarat Cup on the weekend after a case of miscommunication. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

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Hurdy Gurdy Man Will Tackle Werribee Open Handicap

Hurdy Gurdy Man Will Tackle Werribee Open Handicap

Darren Weir’s Hurdy Gurdy Man has made a name for himself in country cups over the past two seasons after winning the Woodford, Hobart, Murthoa, and Hamilton Cups.

Hurdy Gurdy Man, who has missed out to Mujadale (pictured) his last two times out, will run in the Werribee Open Handicap next month. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

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Mujadale Leads All The Way to Win 2014 Ballarat Cup

Mujadale Leads All The Way to Win 2014 Ballarat Cup

In a thrilling front-rolling effort the Paul Jones-trained stayer Mujadale led all the way today to secure his second provincial cup win in as many starts taking out the Ballarat Cup 2014 in Victoria.

Mujadale (pictured here at Flemington) won the 2014 Ballarat Cup for local jockey Kevin Forrester. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Stawell-based Mujahid seven-year-old backed ...

2014 Ballarat Cup Tips & Selections

2014 Ballarat Cup Tips & Selections

This Saturday marks the end of the Spring Racing Carnival in Victoria with a stand-alone race meeting at Ballarat Racecourse.

Spinderbella is favourite to win the Ballarat Cup after finishing in the first three her last four times out. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The feature race of the meeting is the $200,000 Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m) with ...

Spinderbella Faces Toughest Test Yet in 2014 Ballarat Cup

Spinderbella Faces Toughest Test Yet in 2014 Ballarat Cup

A capacity field of 18 stayers is set to run in the Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m) on Saturday. The $200,000 race is the feature of the stand-alone race meeting at Ballarat Racecourse.

Spinderbella will face her toughest test to date in the Ballarat Cup on Saturday, for which she is the favourite. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

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Veteran Ready to Fire in Ballarat Cup 2014

Veteran Ready to Fire in Ballarat Cup 2014

Despite having the hefty 60kg top weight to lump around his local track at Ballarat Racecourse on Saturday the Dan O’Sullivan-trained Tuscan Fire is in top form and ready to go in the 2014 Ballarat Cup.

Tuscan Fire (outside) is a top fancy despite a big weight in the Ballarat Cup 2014 this weekend. Photo: Sarah Ebbett.

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2014 Ballarat Cup Barrier Disaster for Hvasstan

2014 Ballarat Cup Barrier Disaster for Hvasstan

Moe-based trainer Peter Gelagotis is disappointed about the wide barrier his galloper Hvasstan has to overcome in Saturday’s Ballarat Cup 2014 on Melbourne’s stand-along Ballarat Cup Day meeting.

Hvasstan will need luck from the outside barrier in Saturday’s 2014 Ballarat Cup. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The five-year-old Fastnet Rock stallion suffered a nasty blow when coming up with the ...

Motivado Out to Bounce Back in Ballarat Cup 2014

Motivado Out to Bounce Back in Ballarat Cup 2014

After walking home dead last at Flemington on Emirates Stakes Day, the David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained Motivado is out for atonement in Saturday’s 2014 Ballarat Cup.

Motivado can improve on a failed Flemington run last start in Saturday’s 2014 Ballarat Cup. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

Bringing an end to the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival for another season, this ...

Smerdon Hopes 2014 Ballarat Cup Odds are Right

Smerdon Hopes 2014 Ballarat Cup Odds are Right

Caulfield’s Robert Smerdon hopes the Ballarat Cup 2014 bookies have it right after they surprisingly installed his in-form mare Spinderbella at the top of the odds for Saturday’s showdown.

Spinderbella is favourite for the 2014 Ballarat Cup this Saturday. Photo: Sarah Ebbett.

The last black-type of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the $200,000 Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m) on the ...

Firm Track Could Rule Count Of Limonade Out of 2014 Ballarat Cup

Firm Track Could Rule Count Of Limonade Out of 2014 Ballarat Cup

The Mick Price-trained Count Of Limonade is set to contest the Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m) on Saturday after missing the Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown last Saturday.

Au Revoir (outside) won the Zipping Classic for OTI Racing last Saturday – can Count Of Limonade do the same in the Ballarat Cup? Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

The five-year-old ...