News About 2014 Melbourne Festival Of Racing

2014 Schweppervescence Stakes Field And Betting Update

2014 Schweppervescence Stakes Field And Betting Update

The Schweppervescence Stakes is always one of the major lead-up races to the Group 1 Australasian Oaks and the 2014 edition of the race is set to be no exception; with a number of talented fillies included in the final field for the Group 3 event that was formerly known as the Auraria Stakes. Girl…

2014 Orr Stakes Results – Moment Of Change Scores Narrow Win

2014 Orr Stakes Results – Moment Of Change Scores Narrow Win

Moment Of Change held-off a fast finishing Eurozone to win the 2014 Orr Stakes at Caulfield this weekend and return to the winners stall for the first time in almost 18 months. Luke Nolen jumped straight to the lead with Moment Of Change and he set a solid tempo in the early stages of the race;…

Exciting 2014 Rubiton Stakes Final Field Released

Exciting 2014 Rubiton Stakes Final Field Released

The 2014 Rubiton Stakes final field was released this morning and the Group 2 event looks like being a key lead-up event to the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield on February 22. One of a number of talented sprinters heading to the Oakleigh Plate that has been included in the Rubiton Stakes field is…

2014 Orr Stakes Nominations Include Group 1 Winners

2014 Orr Stakes Nominations Include Group 1 Winners

Group 1 winners Foreteller, Shamus Award, Polanski and Hawkspur are all set to clash at Caulfield this weekend after being included in the 2014 Orr Stakes nominations. Shamus Award will be returning to the races for the first time since he broke his maiden with an historic win in the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at…

Shamus Award Primed For Orr Stakes

Shamus Award Primed For Orr Stakes

Trainer Danny O’Brien believes that Shamus Award is primed for the Group 1 Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield next Saturday after recording a dominant win in a jump out at Flemington this morning. Shamus Award jumped from the gates well and was challenged for the lead early before kicking well clear from the rest of the…

Australian Guineas The Autumn Aim For Hucklebuck

Australian Guineas The Autumn Aim For Hucklebuck

Trainer Phillip Stokes has confirmed that the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington on March 1 is the major 2014 Melbourne Festival Of Racing goal for talented gelding Hucklebuck. Hucklebuck has had just five race starts since making his debut in August last year and showed plenty of talent during his 2013 Spring Racing…

Complacent Out Of The Australian Guineas

Complacent Out Of The Australian Guineas

Darley colt Complacent has been ruled out of the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) that will be run at Flemington on March 1 as part of the 2014 Melbourne Festival Of Racing. Complacent was included in the nominations for the Australian Guineas that were released last week, but trainer Peter Snowden confirmed that the son…

Exciting 2014 Manfred Stakes Nominations Released

Exciting 2014 Manfred Stakes Nominations Released

The 2014 Manfred Stakes is set to be a key lead-up race to the three-year-old events during the 2014 Melbourne Festival Of Racing; with a number of Group 1 contenders set to return to the races in the Group 3 event at Caulfield on Saturday. David Hayes-trained Fast ‘N’ Rocking has not been seen at…

Cauthen Set For 2014 Melbourne Festival Of Racing

Cauthen Set For 2014 Melbourne Festival Of Racing

Trainer Andrew Campbell has revealed that classy colt Cauthen will return to Australia for the 2014 Melbourne Festival Of Racing. Cauthen will resume in the Group 1 Telegraph Handicap (1200m) in New Zealand on Saturday before heading to Melbourne, where he is expected to contest the Group 1 Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on February…

Satin Shoes Back from Retirement for Possible Oakleigh Tilt

Satin Shoes Back from Retirement for Possible Oakleigh Tilt

After failing to get into foal during her first season as a broodmare the Clarry Conners-trained Satin Shoes will be given another shot on the track this autumn carnival where she could be aimed at the 2014 Oakleigh Plate. The rising six-year-old Flying Spur mare won six of her 27 starts before she bowed out…