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Makybe Diva Return for Melbourne Cup Winner Almandin?

Makybe Diva Return for Melbourne Cup Winner Almandin?

Five-time Melbourne Cup winning owner Lloyd Williams is considering a first-up run in the 2017 Makybe Diva Stakes for his latest champion of the ‘race that stops a nation’, but admits it is hard to find a suitable early spring option for Almandin. Monsun gelding Almandin scored an upset over Heartbreak City (2nd) and Hartnell…

2017 Melbourne Cup Still on Cards For Tiberian

2017 Melbourne Cup Still on Cards For Tiberian

French galloper Tiberian may have finished a well-beaten last in the Group 1 Grand Prix De Saint-Cloud over the weekend but the horse’s Australian co-owner Darren Dance hasn’t ruled out a Melbourne Cup 2017 bid down under this spring. The Alain Couetil-trained five-year-old never got close in the mile and a half feature, won by…

2017 Sydney Cup Weights & Ballot Led By Almandin

2017 Sydney Cup Weights & Ballot Led By Almandin

The reigning Melbourne Cup winning German import Almandin has been allocated the 58kg top weight for the Sydney Cup 2017 this autumn racing carnival. Handicaps for both the $3 million Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) on April 1 and the $2 million Group 1 Schweppes Sydney Cup (3200m) on April 8 were released by Racing…

Japanese Feature in 2017 Sydney Cup Nominations

Japanese Feature in 2017 Sydney Cup Nominations

The Sydney Cup 2017 nominations for the April 8 classic during this season’s The Championships are now out and the Japanese raiders are out in force. Early entries for the 10 Royal Randwick feature races held on April 1 and 8 for The Championships this autumn closed on Monday including those for the $2 million…

Almandin Among 2017 Australian Cup Nominations

Almandin Among 2017 Australian Cup Nominations

The Lloyd Williams-owned Melbourne Cup winner Almandin is one of the headline horses among the Australian Cup 2017 nominations that closed this week for the Flemington ‘Super Saturday’ event. Racing Victoria took early entries for the Australian Guineas on March 4 as well as the Newmarket Handicap and $1.5 million Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m)…

Qewy Primed for 2016 Sandown Cup

Qewy Primed for 2016 Sandown Cup

Assistant trainer James Ferguson is confident that Qewy is primed to end his Australian tenure in the best way possible, when he lines up for the Listed Sandown Cup (3200m) at Ladbrokes Park on Saturday afternoon. Qewy has been one of the shining lights of prominent British trainer Charlie Appleby’s 2016 Spring Carnival assault, which…

Qewy draws the rails in 2016 Sandown Cup

Qewy draws the rails in 2016 Sandown Cup

Melbourne Cup fourth placegetter Qewy has drawn barrier one in the Listed $150,000 Sandown Cup (3200m) at Sandown on Saturday. Qewy, from the powerful Godolphin stable, could give English trainer Charlie Appleby another feature race win after the seven year old won the Group 3 $300,000 Geelong Cup (2400m) at Geelong on October 19. Qewy…

So Si Bon takes his place in 2016 Zipping Classic Field

So Si Bon takes his place in 2016 Zipping Classic Field

Three year old So Si Bon will take on the older horses in the Group 2 $300,000 Quayclean Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown on Saturday. Trainer Robbie Laing had also nominated So Si Bon for the Group 2 $250,000 Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas (1600m) for the three year olds but chose to go with the weight…

Almandin Leads 2016 Zipping Classic Nominations

Almandin Leads 2016 Zipping Classic Nominations

Fifteen stayers have been included in 2016 Zipping Classic nominations; highlighted by the pending appearance of some of the Spring Carnival’s standout performers including Melbourne Cup winner Almandin. Almandin has been a strong and consistent performer throughout his entire racing career so far but has undoubtedly returned to racing in career-best form this time. Placing…

2017 Melbourne Cup for Runner-Up Heartbreak City

2017 Melbourne Cup for Runner-Up Heartbreak City

The connections of Tuesday’s devastatingly close runner-up behind Almandin in the ‘race that stops a nation’, Heartbreak City, hope to return for a second shot in the Melbourne Cup 2017. This year’s $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) was a magnificent battle over the final 300m by two stayers from back in the…