News About 2014 Wakeful Stakes

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 StakesCrown Oaks double and is now in with a shot at the same feat this year with Thunder Lady.

Wakeful Stakes winner Thunder Lady is on track to hand trainer Robert Smerdon with back-to-back Crown ...

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.

Fontein Ruby will aim for the first leg of the Wakeful/Crown Oaks double tomorrow. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The trainer already has the two market leaders for the ...

2014 Wakeful Stakes Betting Tips & Selections

2014 Wakeful Stakes Betting Tips & Selections

12 classy three-year-old fillies will run in the 2014 Wakeful Stakes at Flemington this Saturday, with betting tips set out below.

Fontein Ruby is on her way to winning the Wakeful Stakes/Crown Oaks double. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) is considered the traditional lead-up race to the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) five ...

Two Favourites in 2014 Wakeful Stakes Betting

Two Favourites in 2014 Wakeful Stakes Betting

13 classy fillies are set to run in the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) this Saturday at Flemington.

Abduction (pictured) has edged out Fontein Ruby for favouritism in the Wakeful Stakes betting. Photo by Steve Hart.

The Wakeful Stakes is considered the traditional lead-up race to the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) just five days later on November 6th. ...

Wakeful Stakes Final Field and Barrier Draw Confirmed

Wakeful Stakes Final Field and Barrier Draw Confirmed

A classy field of 13 fillies has been confirmed for Saturday’s Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) at Flemington, highlighted by the inclusion of some of the Spring Racing Carnival’s standout three-year-olds.

Fontein Ruby headlines a field of 13 for the 2014 Wakeful Stakes at Flemington this weekend. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Having undoubtedly found peak condition in ...

Abduction Can Steal 2014 Crown Oaks Show

Abduction Can Steal 2014 Crown Oaks Show

Godolphin’s private trainer John O’Shea is confident a run in this Saturday’s Wakeful Stakes will be the ideal lead-up ahead of a Crown Oaks 2014 bid Thursday week with his progressive filly Abduction.

Wakeful Stakes hope Abduction is hoping to back up five days later in the 2014 Crown Oaks for Godolphin. Photo: Steve Hart.

The daughter of ...

2014 Wakeful Stakes Nominations Released

2014 Wakeful Stakes Nominations Released

Nominations for the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) were taken Monday morning, with 16 middle-distance fillies declaring for the Victoria Derby Day supporting race.

Fontein Ruby headlines the Wakeful Stakes nominations. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The 2014 Wakeful Stakes is one of nine black type races running at Flemington Racecourse this Saturday, headlined by Fontein Ruby.

The ...

Fontein Ruby Will Not Receive 2014 Cox Plate Late Entry

Fontein Ruby Will Not Receive 2014 Cox Plate Late Entry

A late entry for the 2014 Cox Plate was being touted for Fontein Ruby following her strong Caulfield Classic win on Saturday, but that has since proven not to be the case.

Caulfield Classic winner Fontein Ruby will not earn a late-start entry to the Cox Plate. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Trainer Robert Smerdon also largely dismissed speculation ...