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2016 Melbourne Spring Racing Bid for Able Friend

2016 Melbourne Spring Racing Bid for Able Friend

Champion Hong Kong galloper Able Friend prepared by Aussie expat John Moore has arrived down under gearing up for a possible 2016 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival campaign following a recovery from injury.

John Moore is hoping to win a Group 1 in Australia this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival with Hong Kong expat Able Friend. Photo: Daniel Costello.

A tendon injury ...

Hong Kong Mile Ideal for Gordon Lord Byron

Hong Kong Mile Ideal for Gordon Lord Byron

Gordon Lord Byron has posted several typically impressive results through his 2015 racing campaign so far, and trainer Tom Hogan has revealed the seven-year-old is on track for another tilt at the Group 1 Hong Kong Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin in December.

Gordon Lord Byron (inside) has been set for the 2015 Hong Kong Mile. Photo: Steve Hart

Securing ...

2015 Aurie’s Star Handicap First-Up for Dibayani

2015 Aurie’s Star Handicap First-Up for Dibayani

Lindsay Park’s Hong Kong import Dibayani could debut down under at Flemington Racecourse this weekend in the Aurie’s Star Handicap 2015.

Co-trainer David Hayes is looking to run Hong Kong import Dibayani first-up in Flemington’s 2015 Aurie’s Star Handicap on Saturday. Photo: Taron Clarke.

The opening Group race of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, Saturday’s $150,000 Group ...

2015 Cox Plate Bound Pornichet Trials at Randwick

2015 Cox Plate Bound Pornichet Trials at Randwick

Gai Waterhouse’s Cox Plate 2015 bound French import Pornichet had jockey Blake Shinn announcing a “big prep” ahead for the champ after a strong Randwick trial on Monday morning.

Doomben Cup winner Pornichet trialed well at Randwick ahead of a 2015 Cox Plate bid in Melbourne this spring. Photo: Daniel Costello.

A rising four-year-old Vespone stallion, Pornichet was last ...

2015 Cox Plate Aim for The Cleaner

2015 Cox Plate Aim for The Cleaner

Cult Tassie galloper The Cleaner is set to return at Moonee Valley Racecourse next month kicking off a Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival campaign targeting a second run in the Cox Plate 2015.

The Cleaner is 2015 Cox Plate bound this October after a ninth in the weight-for-age classic last Spring. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Mick Burles’s son ...

$1 million Epsom Handicap Prize Lures Kermadec

$1 million Epsom Handicap Prize Lures Kermadec

The increase in prize money by 50% by the Australian Turf Club for the 2015 Epsom Handicap this Sydney Spring Racing Carnival has already lured its first big name hopeful in the Chris Waller-trained Kermadec.

Kermadec will stay on in Sydney longer to target the 2015 Epsom Handicap in October before moving onto Melbourne for a Cox Plate ...

2015 Cox Plate Aim for Arod

2015 Cox Plate Aim for Arod

UK raider Arod could be on a Cox Plate 2015 mission in Melbourne this coming Spring Racing Carnival after the smart bay galloper’s win at Ascot over the weekend.

Australian galloper Criterion (pictured) could face Arod in the Sussex Stakes leading into the 2015 Cox Plate down under this October. Photo: Steve Hart.

Prepared by Peter Chapple-Hyam, a dual ...

Extended UK Stay for 2015 Cox Plate Bound Criterion

Extended UK Stay for 2015 Cox Plate Bound Criterion

The warmer weather and proven formula adopted by the Australian spring-bound Europeans has David Hayes’ and Tom Dabernig’s Cox Plate 2015 hope Criterion thriving during an extended stay in the UK.

2015 Cox Plate hope Criterion is enjoying the English summer ahead of his return down under for the spring. Photo: Steve Hart.

An internationally performed son of ...

Possible First-Up Memsie Stakes 2015 Run for Alpine Eagle

Possible First-Up Memsie Stakes 2015 Run for Alpine Eagle

Trainer Tony McEvoy is looking at throwing his smart colt Alpine Eagle in the deep end right from the start of his Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival campaign with the 2015 Memsie Stakes first-up one of the options for the young Cox Plate hope.

2015 Cox Plate hope Alpine Eagle will kick off over the 1400m at Caulfield in either the ...

Schofield & Criterion to Combine in 2015 Juddmonte International

Schofield & Criterion to Combine in 2015 Juddmonte International

Before returning down under for the spring including a likely shot at the Cox Plate in October, the David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained stallion Criterion will have a final English run in the Juddmonte International 2015 at York where Chad Schofield is tipped to pick up the mount.

Criterion will run in the International Stakes at York in the ...