News About 2015 Lexus Stakes

Lexus Winner Excess Knowledge into Melbourne Cup 2015

Lexus Winner Excess Knowledge into Melbourne Cup 2015

Sydney’s leading lady of racing Gai Waterhouse now has two hopes in the 2015 Melbourne Cup field next Tuesday searching for her second win in the ‘race that stops a nation’ after the Lexus Stakes victory of her gallant stayer Excess Knowledge who survived a nervous protest to keep bragging rights. On Wednesday Waterhouse’s former…

2015 Mackinnon Stakes Odds Update: Magic Hurricane Out

2015 Mackinnon Stakes Odds Update: Magic Hurricane Out

One-time Mackinnon Stakes 2015 betting favourite Magic Hurricane is the second horse to come out of the line-up for the Derby Day clash offering a Melbourne Cup ballot exemption to the winner at Flemington Racecourse this weekend. Robert Hickmott’s veteran galloper Fawkner was the first scratching from the $1 million Group 1 Longines Mackinnon Stakes…

2015 Derby Day Scratchings & Track Report

2015 Derby Day Scratchings & Track Report

Nine talent-rich black type races have been confirmed to run at Flemington Racecourse this after for 2015 Derby Day; highlighted by the featured Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) for three-year-old stayers. The weather is somewhat overcast through the greater Melbourne metropolitan region and showers are expected fall over the Flemington track a few times this…

Melbourne Cup Berth on the Line for Thunder Lady

Melbourne Cup Berth on the Line for Thunder Lady

Trainer John Sargent is thrilled with the condition of Thunder Lady ahead of her sixth run of the season on Saturday, but has conceded the mare faces a big task in gaining ballot-free exemption into next week’s Melbourne Cup by winning the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) at Flemington. Thunder Lady was a standout performer for…

2015 Lexus Stakes Odds: Havana Cooler Narrow Favourite

2015 Lexus Stakes Odds: Havana Cooler Narrow Favourite

In a super tight betting market for Saturday’s Lexus Stakes 2015 at Flemington Racecourse the John O’Shea-trained Havana Cooler is narrow favourite to take out the staying showdown that offers a Melbourne Cup ballot exemption to the winner. A final field of 13 is engaged to face off in Race 5 on Victoria Derby Day…

2015 Lexus Stakes Field Features Waterhouse Duo

2015 Lexus Stakes Field Features Waterhouse Duo

Sydney’s Gai Waterhouse will saddle-up two Melbourne Cup entries in the Lexus Stakes 2015 field at Flemington Racecourse this Saturday shooting for the ballot exemption for the world’s richest handicap on offer in the Derby Day clash. A final field of 13 faces off in this year’s $300,000 Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m), one of…

Havana Cooler Chases Melbourne Cup 2015 Bid in Lexus

Havana Cooler Chases Melbourne Cup 2015 Bid in Lexus

Godolphin’s head Australian trainer John O’Shea will look to add Havana Cooler to his 2015 Melbourne Cup contingent alongside Hartnell with the former chasing a win and ballot exemption for Tuesday week’s classic in the Lexus Stakes on Saturday. O’Shea chases his maiden win in the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at…

Melbourne Cup Hopes Top 2015 Lexus Stakes Nominations

Melbourne Cup Hopes Top 2015 Lexus Stakes Nominations

Lexus Stakes 2015 nominations for Flemington Racecourse’s Victoria Derby Day on Saturday feature a host of stayers looking for the Melbourne Cup ballot exemption on offer to the winner. Run just three days before the ‘race that stops a nation’, this weekend’s $300,000 Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) attracted 29 nominations. Sixteen of those also…