News About 2014 Mackinnon Stakes

Atzeni Happy with Farraaj Ahead of 2014 Hong Kong Cup

Atzeni Happy with Farraaj Ahead of 2014 Hong Kong Cup

13 of the world’s best stayers will contest the Group 1 Hong Kong Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin on December 14, including the Roger Varian-trained Farraaj. The five-year-old gelding travelled to Australia during the spring from his home ground of Britain but only got one start, in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) on November…

2014 Maribyrnong Plate Field – Emirates Stakes Day Opener

2014 Maribyrnong Plate Field – Emirates Stakes Day Opener

The final Melbourne Cup Carnival race day is this Saturday’s Emirates Stakes Day at Flemington with the day’s racing action kicking off with the two-year-olds in the Maribyrnong Plate 2014 field. Running as Race 1 at 12:20pm (AEDT) this year’s $150,000 Group 3 Maribyrnong Plate (1000m) features a final field of 14, only four of…

2014 Mackinnon Stakes Results: Happy Trails Wins 5th for Oliver

2014 Mackinnon Stakes Results: Happy Trails Wins 5th for Oliver

One of Australia’s premier hoops Damien Oliver celebrated his fifth Mackinnon Stakes victory on Victoria Derby Day this afternoon with the always honest Happy Trails atoning for a luckless Cox Plate run seven days ago with his third Group 1 success. Oliver has ridden four previous Mackinnon Stakes winners over the years and today was…

Mackinnon Stakes 2014 Odds Update

Mackinnon Stakes 2014 Odds Update

One race before today’s marquee race, the Victoria Derby, a field of stayers including a number of potential Melbourne Cup starters will face off in the 2014 Mackinnon Stakes. Due to jump at 3:00pm (AEDT) as Flemington Race 6, this year’s $1 million Group 1 Longines Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) originally drew a final field of…

Rising Romance Primed for Mackinnon Stakes

Rising Romance Primed for Mackinnon Stakes

Running a close second to talented Japanese raider Admire Rakti in the featured Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) last time out, trainer Donna Logan is confident four-year-old mare Rising Romance is the runner to beat in Saturday’s Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington. A standout performer for Logan since first debuting on course in…

2014 Mackinnon Stakes Betting Tips

2014 Mackinnon Stakes Betting Tips

A field of 14 top middle-distance runners will get their last chance at Group One success for the spring racing season this Saturday in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington. With all but three of the horses missing out on winning at the highest level of racing during their spring campaigns, the 2014…

Payne Confident of Mackinnon Stakes Success for Criterion

Payne Confident of Mackinnon Stakes Success for Criterion

Unlucky to be blocked for a run and hampered when seventh in the featured Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) last weekend, trainer David Payne is confident of a return to the winner’s circle in Saturday’s Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) for Criterion. Jumping from the gates well in the Cox Plate, Criterion was settled slightly…

Moody Won’t Change Tactics with Brambles in 2014 Mackinnon Stakes

Moody Won’t Change Tactics with Brambles in 2014 Mackinnon Stakes

Trainer Peter Moody learned a valuable lesson when Brambles finished fourth in the Group 1 Crown Golden Ale Caulfield Cup (2400m) last time out, which was to not change any tactics with the six-year-old gelding. He’ll be following this lesson come Saturday in the $1 million Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m). “We won’t change anything,…

2014 Mackinnon Stakes Betting Update

2014 Mackinnon Stakes Betting Update

14 middle-distance runners will start the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) this Saturday at Flemington after reigning champion Side Glance was scratched from the field earlier today due to a wrenched fetlock. The $1 million Mackinnon Stakes is one of four Group One races running as part of Victoria Derby Day this weekend, offering punters…

Side Glance Scratched from 2014 Mackinnon Stakes

Side Glance Scratched from 2014 Mackinnon Stakes

Defending Mackinnon Stakes champion Side Glance will no longer get a chance to win back-to-back in the $1 million feature race after being scratched from the race on Thursday morning. The UK galloper had been paid up for the race on Wednesday, drawing barrier seven for the race and partnering hoop Craig Williams. However, just…