News About 2014 Victoria Derby Day

Waller Sets Sights on First Melbourne Cup Win

Waller Sets Sights on First Melbourne Cup Win

Top Sydney trainer Chris Waller proved he’s got what it takes to make it down south after dominating Victoria Derby Day on Saturday. The trainer took home wins in two of the four Group One races, including the big one, and placed in the top three in the other two. Preferment won the Group 1…

2014 Myer Classic Results – Bonaria Fires in Spring

2014 Myer Classic Results – Bonaria Fires in Spring

A mare usually better suited to autumn racing, today the spring was Bonaria’s time to shine with the Pat Hyland-trained six-year-old thrashing a field of classy rivals in the Myer Classic 2014 on Victoria Derby Day. The daughter of Redoute’s Choice had been well beaten in two luckless lead-up runs including a seventh behind Star…

Preferment Wins 2014 Victoria Derby – Full Results

Preferment Wins 2014 Victoria Derby – Full Results

Chris Waller celebrated his second Group 1 win on Victoria Derby Day with classy young stayer Preferment earning talks of a Melbourne Cup bid in 12 months’ time following a gutsy effort in the Victoria Derby 2014. In the race before ace jockey Damien Oliver celebrated his fifth Mackinnon Stakes win riding Happy Trails to…

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…

2014 Coolmore Stud Stakes Results – Brazen Beau Wins For Waller

2014 Coolmore Stud Stakes Results – Brazen Beau Wins For Waller

Sydney’s Chris Waller has brought his Group 1 winning form from home to the Melbourne Cup Carnival celebrating back-to-back Coolmore Stud Stakes wins with his 2014 victory with Brazen Beau. Waller prepared the first two over the line in the opening Group 1 on Victoria Derby Day with the now very valuable I Am Invincible…

Thunder Lady Storms into Crown Oaks with Wakeful Stakes Win

Thunder Lady Storms into Crown Oaks with Wakeful Stakes Win

Sydney-based trainer Robert Smerdon travelled to Flemington for the Melbourne Cup Carnival last year with the lightly raced Kirramosa winning the Wakeful Stakes – Crown Oaks double and is now in with a shot at the same feat this year with Thunder Lady. Former New Zealand-trained Mastercraftsman filly Thunder Lady was a maiden untested in…

2014 Victoria Derby Scratchings & Track Report

2014 Victoria Derby Scratchings & Track Report

Today Flemington Racecourse will host a bumper, all Group race card for Victoria Derby Day 2014 to kick off the coveted four-meeting Melbourne Cup Carnival. It is overcast and showery at Victoria’s premier track but the course is still rated a Good (3) for the elite day of racing that features four Group 1 showdowns…

La Amistad Will Run 2014 Melbourne Cup if She Wins Lexus Stakes

La Amistad Will Run 2014 Melbourne Cup if She Wins Lexus Stakes

It has been confirmed that La Amistad, the three-quarter sister of the great Makybe Diva, will take the field in the 2014 Melbourne Cup on Tuesday is she wins the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) tomorrow and aim to follow in her famous sister’s footsteps. The five-year-old mare is at No.26 on the Melbourne Cup…

Coolmore Stud Stakes 2014 Form Guide & Preview

Coolmore Stud Stakes 2014 Form Guide & Preview

It’s Victoria Derby Day at Flemington this Saturday with four exciting Group One races for punters to get involved in, one of which is the $500,000 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m). 16 of the country’s top sprinters will contest the set-weight feature race, in a final bid to win a Group One race in their spring…

Smerdon to Dominate 2014 Crown Oaks after Wakeful Stakes

Smerdon to Dominate 2014 Crown Oaks after Wakeful Stakes

Robert Smerdon looks set to dominate the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) field on November 6, following the outcome of the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) running at Flemington tomorrow. The trainer already has the two market leaders for the Crown Oaks betting market at with Crafty ($4.60) and Lumosty ($5.50). Another two of his…