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 Ladbrokes.com.au 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 GelagotisMourinho.

Dissident will still progress to the 2015 CF Orr Stakes as planned despite losing the Australia Stakes. Photo by Race Horse ...

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.

Mourinho (inside) beat It Is Written (outside) in a shock victory in the Australia Stakes. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

Considering the gelding was never intended to run in the race at all and was a late ...

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.

Dissident can win first-up over 1200m in the Australia Stakes 2015 like the bookies are tipping him to do so. Photo: Race Horse Photos ...

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.

Mourinho will make his 1200 metre debut at Moonee ...

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.

Audino is a roughie shot for Saturday’s 2015 Australia Stakes and will be better suited when back up to a mile next time ...

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 Ladbrokes.com.au has seen a fair bit of movement.

Dissident has firmed to odds-on favourite in the Australia Stakes betting market. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Just eight sprinters will line-up in ...

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.

Hard Stride (inside) has an outstanding record at Moonee Valley going into Saturday’s Australia Stakes 2015. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell.

The feature race at ...

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.

The Moonee Valley track will work in It Is Written ‘s favour in ...

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.

A mild bout of colic has ruled Richie’s Vibe out of the 2015 Australia Stakes on Saturday. Photo: Steve Hart.

All was going well ahead of the Danerich five-year-old’s title ...

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.

Tudor is set for his step up to Group 2 company in Saturday’s Australia Stakes 2015. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The son of Strategic is second-up ...