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.

Terravista will likely get his first start for the autumn in the Challenge Stakes. Photo by Steve Hart.

However trainer Joe Pride quickly put any dispute between Sydney and Melbourne to bed with the news his gelding would ...

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.

Lankan Rupee (inside) remains the world’s best sprinter despite losing the Darley Classic to Terravista (outside). Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

Racing Victoria’s chief sprinting ...

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 will be sent to the paddock instead of ...

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 has been the best-backed runner in 2014 Darley Classic betting markets. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Chautauqua started his 2014 Spring Racing Carnival campaign with ...

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.

Explosive Gilgai Stakes winner Chautauqua is ready for the Darley Classic according to jockey Dwayne Dunn. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The four-year-old gelding has run just ...

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.

Only two 4YOs have won the Darley Classic in the last 12 years which could mean the end ...

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.

Mick Price is hopeful a change in running style can help Lankan Rupee (pictured) beat home Chautauqua in the 2014 Darley Classic. Photo by ...

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.

Chautauqua won the Gilgai Stakes with ease, but it remains to be seen whether she can deliver a repeat performance in the Darley Classic. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

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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.

Slade Power’s victory over Chautauqua (pictured) in the Darley Classic has been made that much more difficult with the news 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.

Chad Schofield partnered Lankan Rupee to victory in the Group 1 ...