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. Hoop Chad Schofield reported to the veterinary surgeon behind the barriers that Spinderbella’s action wasn’t right and she was subsequently withdrawn from the race, which…

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. The seven-year-olds journey is far from over – Weir has revealed the horse will target the Listed Werribee Open Handicap (2600m) on December 14. The news comes…

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. The Stawell-based Mujahid seven-year-old backed up from an Ararat Gold Cup victory over 2000m from November 9, local Ballarat jockey Kevin…

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. The feature race of the meeting is the $200,000 Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m) with a capacity field of 18 stayers set to run. The Robert Smerdon-trained Spinderbella enters the race as favourite, offering odds of…

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. The Robert Smerdon-trained Spinderbella is the race favourite in the betting market, offering $5.50 at . Smerdon would not have suspected such a…

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. Running as Race 8 at 4:40pm (AEDT), this year’s $200,000 Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m) features a capacity final field…

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. The five-year-old Fastnet Rock stallion suffered a nasty blow when coming up with the outside gate for the $200,000 Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m), Hvasstan to jump from…

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. Bringing an end to the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival for another season, this weekend’s $200,000 Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m) features a capacity field of 18 starters and jumps…

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. The last black-type of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the $200,000 Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m) on the weekend features a full field of 18 starters plus…

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. The five-year-old horse was scratched from the race the morning of after suffering from an elevated temperature. Count Of Limonade, who is due to jump from…