News About 2015-16 Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival

Up Cups Gets Up to Win 2016 Hobart Cup

Up Cups Gets Up to Win 2016 Hobart Cup

A rejuvenated Up Cups continued a gun run of Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival form on Monday afternoon to hand his Seven Mile Beach-based trainer David Brunton with a maiden Hobart Cup success. Only a year ago Brunton and connections were looking at retiring Helike five-year-old Up Cups, but in a remarkable return to form over…

Erin in Her Element for 2016 Bow Mistress Trophy Upset

Erin in Her Element for 2016 Bow Mistress Trophy Upset

The punters may be rallying around the Victorian-trained defending champ for Friday night’s Bow Mistress Trophy 2016 at Hobart Racecourse but local horseman John Blacker is confident his mare Erin’s Element is prime for an upset. There are fourteen mares now in the mix for the $125,000 Group 3 Magic Millions Bow Mistress Trophy (1200m)…

Weir Warns Punters Off Tasmanian Derby 2016 Favourite

Weir Warns Punters Off Tasmanian Derby 2016 Favourite

Melbourne Cup winning horseman Darren Weir is warning punters not to be too confident in backing his visiting colt Howard Be Thy Name who underwent a big betting plunge for tonight’s 2016 Tasmanian Derby. One six three-year-olds face off in this season’s $100,000 Listed Schweppes Tasmanian Derby (2200m) when the set weights clash runs as…

Howard Be Thy Name Tops 2016 Tasmanian Derby Odds

Howard Be Thy Name Tops 2016 Tasmanian Derby Odds

The flying Tasmanian Guineas – Hobart Guineas double winner Jerilderie Letter may be lining up in the diminutive Tasmanian Derby 2016 field but it is the Darren Weir-trained Victorian raider Howard Be Thy Name that is short priced favourite to win the summer clash on Friday. After the early scratching of the Robert Smerdon-trained stablemates…

2016 Bow Mistress Trophy Betting: I Love It Odds-On

2016 Bow Mistress Trophy Betting: I Love It Odds-On

Following the withdrawal of two key Victorian visitors out of the Bow Mistress Trophy 2016 field and betting markets for Friday at Hobart Racecourse the John Salanitri-trained I Love It has firmed into odds-on favouritism to successfully defend her title. Last Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival the Artie Schiller mare from Melbourne beat home the locals…

Top Weight Leads 2016 Hobart Cup Betting Odds

Top Weight Leads 2016 Hobart Cup Betting Odds

Despite being forced to carry the top weight in Monday’s Hobart Cup 2016, the Peter Moody-trained Victorian raider Metaphorical is installed as the favourite for the latest Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival feature. Running as Hobart Race 7 at 4:35pm (local time) on Monday afternoon, this year’s $200,000 Hobart Cup (2400m) features a final field of…

Metaphorical Tops 2016 Hobart Cup Field

Metaphorical Tops 2016 Hobart Cup Field

Peter Moody’s visiting Victorian stayer Metaphorical headlines the Hobart Cup 2016 final acceptances for Monday’s Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival feature. Set to run as Hobart Race 7 at 4:35pm (local time), this summer’s $200,000 Group 3 Hobart Cup (2400m) has attracted a field of 15 gallopers. Drawn wide in gate 14 for jockey Damien Oliver…

2016 Tasmanian Derby Field Features Horses

2016 Tasmanian Derby Field Features Horses

Just eight three-year-olds make up the field for Friday’s Tasmanian Derby 2016 at Hobart Racecourse including the Adam Trinder-trained flyer Jerilderie Letter. One of two black-types on the Bow Mistress Stakes night program, this season’s $100,000 Listed Schweppes Tasmanian Derby (2200m) jumps as Hobart Race 6 at 5:44pm (local). Of the eight runners in the…

2016 Bow Mistress Trophy Field: Nadeem Lass Draws Wide

2016 Bow Mistress Trophy Field: Nadeem Lass Draws Wide

The top rated of the Victorian raiders in Tasmania’s Bow Mistress Trophy 2016 field for this Friday at Hobart Racecourse, Nadeem Lass has suffered an early blow drawing the outside gate in the capacity line-up. Set to run as Hobart Race 7 at 6:23pm (local) on Friday evening, this summer’s $125,000 Group 3 Magic Millions…

Vilanova Heads 2016 Hobart Cup Nominations & Weights

Vilanova Heads 2016 Hobart Cup Nominations & Weights

Chris Waller’s Sydney-trained galloper Vilanova is the top-rated and weighted nomination for Tasmania’s Hobart Cup 2016 on Monday, February 8. The Commands five-year-old is one of a bumper 28 early entries taken for this summer’s $200,000 Group 3 Hobart Cup (2400m). A veteran of 40-starts already, Vilanova is yet to race in Tasmanian and was…