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Able Friend Leads Early 2015 Cox Plate Betting

Able Friend Leads Early 2015 Cox Plate Betting

The pre-post Cox Plate 2015 betting markets are open and already going off at bookmakers around the country with Able Friend posted early favourite to win the Moonee Valley classic this October. Australasia’s weight-for-age championship, the $3 million Group 1 2015 Cox Plate (2040m) runs on October 24 and at $7 through it is the…

No 2014 Cox Plate For Dan Excel

No 2014 Cox Plate For Dan Excel

Throat issues have ruled John Moore’s Hong Kong raider Dan Excel out of his scheduled Australian debut at Caulfield this weekend forcing connections to shelve Cox Plate 2014 plans with the Singapore Cup winner. Dan Excel’s raid down under has gone anything but smoothly and now another setback will see the Shamardal gelding miss out…

Dissident Tops 2014 Cox Plate Betting

Dissident Tops 2014 Cox Plate Betting

Peter Moody’s newest stable star Dissident has shot into equal favouritism to win the Cox Plate 2014 next month following his third Group 1 win over the weekend. The Randwick Guineas winning son of Sebring is undefeated this time in as a four-year-old after going back-to-back at the highest level in Melbourne. First-up the progressive…

Final 2014 Cox Plate Lead-Up for Adelaide in France

Final 2014 Cox Plate Lead-Up for Adelaide in France

Aiden O’Brien’s talented Galileo four-year-old Adelaide will have his final Cox Plate 2014 lead-up in France this weekend running in the Group 2 Prix Neil (2400m) at Longchamp on Sunday. It has been six years since Irish horseman O’Brien has brought a horse down under for a shot at the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. This…

110 Cox Plate 2014 First Acceptances Taken

110 Cox Plate 2014 First Acceptances Taken

First acceptances for the 2014 Cox Plate closed today with numbers up from 90 at this stage last year to 110 hopefuls for the October 25 classic at Moonee Valley Racecourse this spring. Australasia’s weight-for-age championship, the $3 million Group 1 W.S. Cox Plate (2040m) is shaping up as another ace showdown with the pre-first…

2014 Caulfield Cup Betting – Best Fancied Internationals

2014 Caulfield Cup Betting – Best Fancied Internationals

Betting on the first of the ‘Big Three’ Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival majors, the Caulfield Cup 2014 is now open and below we take a look at the best fancied of the record 44 international nominees for the world’s richest mile and a half handicap. This week Racing Victoria (RV) took an historical-best 221 early…

Good UK Runs From Possible Melbourne Cup 2014 Horses

Good UK Runs From Possible Melbourne Cup 2014 Horses

Two potential 2014 Melbourne Cup-bound stayers put in good runs in the UK overnight with Brown Panther and Simenon catching the eye when finishing just outside the trifecta in the Group 1 Ascot Gold Cup at Royal Ascot. The 4000m was won by the Aiden O’Brien-trained favourite Leading Light, O’Brien celebrating his record breaking sixth…

The Offer Sprints Well to win 2014 NE Manion Cup

The Offer Sprints Well to win 2014 NE Manion Cup

Talented five-year-old The Offer has stamped himself as a real contender is high level events moving forward, producing a strong turn of foot over the final two furlongs to win the Group 3 NE Manion Cup (2400m) at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon. Jumping well, The Offer found a good position on the heels of early…

Camelot Heads Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Odds

Camelot Heads Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Odds

Aiden O’Brien’s undefeated young colt Camelot has opened at the top of the early market at the Aussie bookmakers to win on of France’s most prestigious events, the 2012 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp Racecourse in October. Proving to be the best online bookie for not just local markets but the international features…

Ortensia on Track for July Cup 2012

Ortensia on Track for July Cup 2012

Australia’s greatest mare Black Caviar may have returned home from England after her one-hit-run at Royal Ascot last month but another great sprinting mare in Ortensia will continue her overseas raid in the 2012 July Cup on the weekend. Paul Messara’s six-year-old daughter of Testa Rossa was last seen running a distant ninth as the…