News About 2014 Darley Classic

Terravista to Get First Autumn Start in 2014 Challenge Stakes

Terravista to Get First Autumn Start in 2014 Challenge Stakes

After winning the Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) on Saturday, speculation surrounding Terravista’s first start in the autumn has already begun. However trainer Joe Pride quickly put any dispute between Sydney and Melbourne to bed with the news his gelding would likely skip the Group 1 Lightning Stakes (1000m) at Flemington in February for the…

Lankan Rupee Retains Position as World’s Best Sprinter

Lankan Rupee Retains Position as World’s Best Sprinter

Despite coming third in the Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) on Saturday, missing out on the win to Terravista by one length, Lankan Rupee looks set to retain his title as the world’s best sprinter. Racing Victoria’s chief sprinting handicapper Neil Jennings said that Terravista would move up to second, rated 119 internationally, following his…

Lankan Rupee Out of 2014 Winterbottom Stakes

Lankan Rupee Out of 2014 Winterbottom Stakes

Australia’s Horse of the Year Lankan Rupee will no longer travel to Perth on the 22nd of November for the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot; instead the gelding will be sent to the paddock in a bid to change riding tactics for next year’s autumn campaign. Lankan Rupee was third in the Group…

2014 Darley Classic Betting Update: Chautauqua Still Clear Favourite

2014 Darley Classic Betting Update: Chautauqua Still Clear Favourite

The 2014 Darley Classic has been one of the most anticipated races of the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival and talented sprinter Chautauqua is set to start as favourite in his Group 1 debut. Chautauqua started his 2014 Spring Racing Carnival campaign with a comfortable two and a half lengths victory in the Group 3 Bobbie…

Chautauqua Ready for Biggest Challenge in Darley Classic 2014

Chautauqua Ready for Biggest Challenge in Darley Classic 2014

Boom sprinter Chautauqua, who is fast becoming known as the best current sprint horse in Australia, will face his biggest challenge in the Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington tomorrow. The four-year-old gelding has run just nine career starts, a blip compared to older rivals such as defending champion Buffering (44) or Moment Of…

2014 Darley Classic Form Guide & Preview

2014 Darley Classic Form Guide & Preview

The Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) is the key supporting race on Stakes Day at Flemington tomorrow, with 11 of the country’s top sprinters (and two internationals) set to battle it out for their final Group One spring race of the season. The Darley Classic attracts the best sprinters in training, which is evident by…

Lankan Rupee Will Adopt New Tactics in 2014 Darley Classic

Lankan Rupee Will Adopt New Tactics in 2014 Darley Classic

Controlling the race from the front may have won Lankan Rupee the 2014 Manikato Stakes but trainer Mick Price is set to try different tactics in the Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday. Although the five-year-old gelding has had no issue over the past 18 months, finishing first three in all eleven…

2014 Darley Classic Betting Tips

2014 Darley Classic Betting Tips

The Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) is one of five Group races running at Flemington on Saturday, making up the final day of the 2014 Melbourne Cup Carnival. 13 of the country’s top sprinters are set to contest the 2014 Darley Classic, with three of them offering single figure odds in the betting market. Chautauqua…

Slade Power Won’t Be Afforded Any Favours in Darley Classic 2014

Slade Power Won’t Be Afforded Any Favours in Darley Classic 2014

Slade Power, the dual Group One winner from Ireland, is set to get his swan song this Saturday in the Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) before beginning his new career in Godolphin boss Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley Stud. Trainer Ed Lynam was hopeful the six-year-old entire could be loaded last into the stalls even if he…

Schofield Thrilled to Ride Lankan Rupee in Darley Classic

Schofield Thrilled to Ride Lankan Rupee in Darley Classic

Partnering the classy sprinter to his impressive victory in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) during the Autumn Carnival, up-and-coming jockey Chad Schofield is thrilled to have re-gained the ride on Lankan Rupee for Saturday’s Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington following regular rider Craig Newitt’s suspension. Bouncing from the gates well in the…