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2016 Hong Kong Mile Betting Battle

2016 Hong Kong Mile Betting Battle

The bookmakers are having a hard time separating the chances of the best gallopers in Sunday’s Hong Kong Mile 2016 field with three currently installed as equal favourites in betting for the Sha Tin feature. Four classic Hong Kong International Races take place on December 11 including the HK$23 million (AUD$4m) Longines Hong Kong Mile…

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. A tendon injury has prevented the Shamardal six-year-old from racing since his third to Maurice in the Group 2 Hong Kong Mile (1600m)…

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. Securing an impressive career total of twelve wins and a further twenty…

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. The opening Group race of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, Saturday’s $150,000 Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap (1200m) runs down the Flemington straight and is likely to feature the David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained…

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. A rising four-year-old Vespone stallion, Pornichet was last seen winning the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) in Brisbane to cap off a solid autumn – winter…

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. Mick Burles’s son of Savoire Vivre raced in last year’s $3 million Group 1 W.S. Cox Plate (2040m) on the back of a…

$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. The ATC announced a $2 million prize boost across the Carnival this week including upping the total stakes for the…

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. Prepared by Peter Chapple-Hyam, a dual Epsom Derby winning horseman, Teofilo four-year-old Arod on Saturday won Group 2 Summer Mile Stakes (1600m) in a one and…

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. An internationally performed son of Sebring, four-year-old Criterion debuted overseas on the back of his Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) success in Sydney…

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. A rising four-year-old son of High Chaparral, the Wolf Blass-owned Alpine Eagle…