News About 2015 Australia Stakes

Dissident Will Still Progress to 2015 CF Orr Stakes Despite Defeat

Dissident Will Still Progress to 2015 CF Orr Stakes Despite Defeat

Peter Moody’s Dissident was the $1.85 odds-on favourite at to win the Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday; however the four-year-old horse suffered defeat at the hands of Peter Gelagotis’ Mourinho. The $31 hopeful delivered an upset win over It Is Written with Dissident one and a quarter lengths away in…

Mourinho Scores Upset Win in 2015 Australia Stakes

Mourinho Scores Upset Win in 2015 Australia Stakes

Seven-year-old Mourinho delivered trainer Peter Gelagotis the biggest win of his career in Saturday’s Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley Racecourse. Considering the gelding was never intended to run in the race at all and was a late entry after nominations were extended last week makes the win that much sweeter. Peter Moody’s…

2015 Australia Stakes Distance No Issue for Dissident

2015 Australia Stakes Distance No Issue for Dissident

While definitely better suited to 1400m – 1600m races the connections of Saturday’s clear Australia Stakes 2015 favourite at Moonee Valley Dissident believe the sprint distance is a non-issue for the galloper first-up this time in. Four-year-old Sebring stallion Dissident has been in the paddock since October 11 when he bled during his sixth place…

2015 Australia Stakes Betting Tips

2015 Australia Stakes Betting Tips

A small field of eight sprinters is set to tackle the Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday. While the field may be small, the race will surely be enthralling as three time Group One winner Dissident resumes along with the likes of Smokin’ Joey and Mourinho. Four of the eight runners…

Australia Stakes 2015 Stepping Stone for Audino

Australia Stakes 2015 Stepping Stone for Audino

Cranbourne’s Robbie Laing might not have great expectations for Audino in the 2015 Australia Stakes this weekend but he is hoping the horse can prove him wrong on way to some easier targets over the coming weeks. Danerich gelding Audino is one of only eight remaining runners in this Saturday’s edition of the $200,000 Group…

2015 Australia Stakes Betting Update

2015 Australia Stakes Betting Update

Following the scratching of defending champion Richie’s Vibe from the Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) due to a bout of colic, the betting market for the race at has seen a fair bit of movement. Just eight sprinters will line-up in the 2015 Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Saturday but that doesn’t mean…

Small 2015 Australia Stakes Field Lures Hard Stride

Small 2015 Australia Stakes Field Lures Hard Stride

A smaller than expected number of nominations saw trainer Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra make an eleventh hour call to enter Hard Stride in Saturday’s Australia Stakes 2015 in a decision they hope pays off this Saturday. The feature race at Moonee Valley on the weekend, this year’s $200,000 Group 2 Jeep Australia Stakes (1200m)…

Track Works in It Is Written’s Favour for 2015 Australia Stakes

Track Works in It Is Written’s Favour for 2015 Australia Stakes

Six-year-old gelding It Is Written may not have any hope of beating three-time Group One winner Dissident in the weight-for-age Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) this Saturday but because the race is running at Moonee Valley, trainer Robbie Griffiths has decided to give it a crack. It Is Written has a certain affinity with the…

Colic Attack Behind Richie’s Vibe Australia Stakes 2015 Scratching

Colic Attack Behind Richie’s Vibe Australia Stakes 2015 Scratching

A mild bout of colic is the reason Adelaide horseman Paul Beshara was forced to scratch the defending champion Richie’s Vibe from Saturday’s 2015 Australia Stakes field earlier this week. All was going well ahead of the Danerich five-year-old’s title defense in the $200,000 Group 2 Jeep Australia Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley Racecourse this…

Tudor Set for 2015 Australia Stakes

Tudor Set for 2015 Australia Stakes

Cranbourne’s Doug Harrison is confident his young colt Tudor is set for a solid Group 2 effort at Moonee Valley on Saturday when the three-year-old lines up in the Australia Stakes 2015. The son of Strategic is second-up this summer after resuming off an 11 week spell to run a brave second behind Fast Cash…