News About 2014 Manikato STakes

Buffering Battling for Fitness in Group 1 Darley Classic

Buffering Battling for Fitness in Group 1 Darley Classic

Buffering is now in a battle to be match fit for the Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) Saturday week following a brutal 2014 Manikato Stakes run.

Buffering (centre) is struggling to regain match fitness following a brutal run in the Manikato Stakes. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

Trainer Rob Heathcote indicated his 16-time winning sprinter is feeling the effects of the ...

Lankan Rupee Scores Controversial 2014 Manikato Stakes Victory

Lankan Rupee Scores Controversial 2014 Manikato Stakes Victory

Lankan Rupee held off a swarm of late challengers and survived a lengthy protest to take out the 2014 Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley tonight.

Lankan Rupee (yellow silks) wins the 2014 Manikato Stakes. Photo: Sarah Ebbett

Jockey Craig Newitt went into the race under a great deal of pressure after he was questioned for his ride on Lankan Rupee ...

Manikato Stakes 2014 Tips & Selections

Manikato Stakes 2014 Tips & Selections

A highly talented field of 12 of the country’s best sprint stars (and one New Zealand runner) has been confirmed for Friday night’s Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m), with betting tips set out below.

Lakan Rupee is set to return to Moonee Valley tonight, searching for his first win of the season in the Manikato Stakes. Photo by Race Horse ...

2014 Manikato Stakes Form Guide & Preview

2014 Manikato Stakes Form Guide & Preview

Tonight the 2014 Manikato Stakes will run at Moonee Valley Racecourse with a classy field of horses vying for the $1 million prize pool.

Can Buffering win back to back Manikato Stakes tonight at Moonee Valley? Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

12 of the country’s best sprinters will contest the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) running as Moonee Valley ...

Lankan Rupee Ready to Return to Winners Circle in 2014 Manikato Stakes

Lankan Rupee Ready to Return to Winners Circle in 2014 Manikato Stakes

Moonee Valley is not the ideal track for Lankan Rupee, who lost his last two starts on the course after being unbeaten for six starts, but the gelding’s connections are confident he can bounce back and win the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) on Friday night regardless.

Lankan Rupee is match-fit for his showdown with Buffering in the Manikato ...

Manikato Stakes 2014 Betting Update

Manikato Stakes 2014 Betting Update

The 2014 Manikato Stakes, running at Moonee Valley this Friday night, has attracted some of the country’s best sprinting stars, offering punters a variety of excellent betting options.

Lankan Rupee is favourite for the Manikato Stakes alongside Terravista. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

A field of 12 sprinters will take each other on in the $1 million Group ...

Buffering Scores Ideal 2014 Manikato Stakes Start

Buffering Scores Ideal 2014 Manikato Stakes Start

Robert Heathcote couldn’t be happier with how the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) barrier draw played out, giving defending champion Buffering a strong chance at making it two-for-two.

Buffering (centre, blue silks) and Lankan Rupee (outside) will battle it out for the third time in the Manikato Stakes. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Queensland trainer was delighted following ...

Newitt Not Pleased With Lankan Rupee’s 2014 Manikato Stakes Wide Draw

Newitt Not Pleased With Lankan Rupee’s 2014 Manikato Stakes Wide Draw

The 2014 Manikato Stakes final field & barrier draw was announced this morning, with 2013/14 Australian Racehorse of the Year Lankan Rupee drawing wide in barrier nine.

Buffering (centre, blue silks) and Lankan Rupee (outside) will face off for the third time in the Manikato Stakes this Friday night. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Craig Newitt is set to ...

Not Listenin’tome May Wear Blinkers in 2014 Manikato Stakes

Not Listenin’tome May Wear Blinkers in 2014 Manikato Stakes

A classy field of 12 of the best sprint stars in the country accepted for the $1 million Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) this morning, including the Gary Moore-trained Not Listenin’tome who will enjoy the inside run after drawing barrier one.

Not Listenin’tome, runner up in the Coolmore Stud Stakes (pictured), may wear blinkers in the Manikato Stakes. Photo ...

Manikato Stakes 2014 Final Field & Barrier Draw

Manikato Stakes 2014 Final Field & Barrier Draw

Twelve of the country’s best sprinting stars will take the Moonee Valley field this Friday night for the $1 million Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m).

Buffering will defend his Manikato Stakes title with a great start from barrier four. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The final field for the 2014 Manikato Stakes was drawn live at Moonee Valley Racecourse...