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2013 Cox Plate Interest at Royal Ascot – Prince Of Wales’s Stakes

2013 Cox Plate Interest at Royal Ascot – Prince Of Wales’s Stakes

There might not be any Australian runners on day two of the Royal Ascot Carnival but the 2013 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes is certainly one to follow with a focus towards the spring carnival. Due to jump as race three on the program (12:45am Thursday AEST), the Group 1 2000m contest is one the highlights…

Afsare Ruled Out of 2012 Cox Plate

Afsare Ruled Out of 2012 Cox Plate

Luca Cumani-trained gelding Afsare has been ruled out of the 2012 Cox Plate after failing to recover from an injury suffered during trackwork last week. The five-year-old was injured during training last Tuesday and it was reported by the stable yesterday that he had suffered another setback after the same leg began swelling up. Stable…

Herbert Power Stakes 2012 Nominations

Herbert Power Stakes 2012 Nominations

This Saturday Caulfield Racecourse will host three races offering a Caulfield Cup ballot exemption to the winner including the 2012 Herbert Power Stakes. Twenty-two stayers have been nominated for the $220,000 Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m), three internationals in the mix including French galloper Shahwardi. Stablemate of 2010 Melbourne Cup winner Americain the fellow…

Mount Athos’ Melbourne Cup 2012 Jockey Announced

Mount Athos’ Melbourne Cup 2012 Jockey Announced

Top British-based hoop Ryan Moore will be making the trip to Victoria this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival having been booked to partner with current 2012 Melbourne Cup favourite Mount Athos in the ‘race that stops a nation’. The Luca Cumani-trained Montjeu gelding Mount Athos is currently sitting top of the Melbourne Cup odds at paying…

Cox Plate 2012 First Acceptances – 68 horses Remain

Cox Plate 2012 First Acceptances – 68 horses Remain

After 155 entries were made for the 2012 Cox Plate last month, the number has now been reduced to 68 following the first round of acceptances. Injury, illness and realistic expectations of connections see a quality group of horses remain in contention for the prestigious weight-for-age championship of Australasia. Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse has two…

Afsare on Cox Plate 2012 Mission for Cumani

Afsare on Cox Plate 2012 Mission for Cumani

Great English trainer Luca Cumani will vie for his maiden success in the 2012 Cox Plate this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival with smart five-year-old Afsare on the mission. Newmarket based Cumani, who has trained more than 60 major stakes winners across 10 countries over his lucrative career to date, may have a strong contingent heading…