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Divine Prophet the Man in CF Orr Stakes 2017 Odds

Divine Prophet the Man in CF Orr Stakes 2017 Odds

Three-year-old Divine Prophet has developed “from a boy to a man” according to hoop Dwayne Dunn who rides the youngster first-up against the older horses in the 2017 Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes this weekend. Last start winner of the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m), the Team Hawkes-trained Divine Prophet is the sole three-year-old in this…

Hayes after 4th CF Orr Stakes Trophy with 2015 Duo

Hayes after 4th CF Orr Stakes Trophy with 2015 Duo

Victorian horseman David Hayes who now trains in partnership with his nephew Tom Dabernig shoots for a fourth CF Orr Stakes trophy when he saddles-up two horses in the 2015 edition of the Caulfield classic this weekend. A quality field of 15 hopefuls faces off in the opening Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival elite level on…

Happy Birthday, Thoroughbreds of Australia!

Happy Birthday, Thoroughbreds of Australia!

The arrival of August 1st marks the birthday of every Australian Thoroughbred each year, and 2014 marks a particularly special year for several of the nation’s most memorable and loved performers. Arguably the biggest landmark for Australian runners chalking up another year in 2014, 1997 World Champion stayer Might And Power today celebrates his 21st…

2014 Orr Stakes Tips & Betting Preview

2014 Orr Stakes Tips & Betting Preview

There is plenty of great racing at Caulfield this Saturday, but the main event is without a doubt the 2014 Orr Stakes. The Orr Stakes is always a tricky betting race, with so many horses returning from a stint in the spelling paddock, and the 2014 edition of the race is no different; with seven…

2014 Orr Stakes Final Field Released

2014 Orr Stakes Final Field Released

The 2014 Orr Stakes final field will include just eight runners after trainer Robbie Laing withdrew Polanski from the Group 1 event at Caulfield this Saturday. Polanski was included in the nominations for both the Orr Stakes and the Group 2 Autumn Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield this weekend and Laing has elected to keep the Rakti…

Star-Studded Field Confirmed For 2013 Memsie Stakes

Star-Studded Field Confirmed For 2013 Memsie Stakes

As expected the 2013 Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) has drawn a hot field with fourteen leading 2013 Spring Racing Carnival contenders set to clash in the recently upgraded race at Caulfield on Saturday. The first Group 1 edition of the Memsie Stakes will be run as the last race on the card at Caulfield on…

All Too Hard Retired to Stud – No Royal Ascot or Doomben Cup

All Too Hard Retired to Stud – No Royal Ascot or Doomben Cup

All future racing plans including an international campaign to Royal Ascot have been called off for Black Caviar’s champion half-brother All Too Hard who, like his famous older sibling, has officially been retired. Last month the iconic Black Caviar ran her last race bowing out as the world’s highest ranked horse. Now the same can…

Another Australian Start for All Too Hard?

Another Australian Start for All Too Hard?

Superstar colt All Too Hard’s Australian racing career may not be done just yet. Co-trainer Wayne Hawkes revealed on TVN today the three-year-old will need to trial or race again before the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot next month and flagged the 2013 Scone Guineas and the 2013 Doomben Cup on May 18 as possibilities….

More Joyous to be Retired after Singo Spat?

More Joyous to be Retired after Singo Spat?

Speculations that super mare More Joyous has run her last race have been fuelled this week with owner John Singleton officially removing her, and the remainder of his other horses, from trainer Gai Waterhouse’s care sending the eight time Group 1 winner to the paddock indefinitely. The $4.5 million earning mare is the reason behind…

Dunaden Connections Take Side Glance at Cox Plate 2013

Dunaden Connections Take Side Glance at Cox Plate 2013

Their former Melbourne Cup champion Dunaden may have been ruled out of a third trip down under for the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival riches but Sheikh Fahad’s Pearl Bloodstock are still eying off the 2013 Cox Plate prize with their progressive galloper Side Glance. Two seasons ago Dunaden travelled to Australia and debuted with a…