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2015 Geelong Cup Winner Almoonqith Onto Melbourne Cup

2015 Geelong Cup Winner Almoonqith Onto Melbourne Cup

Lindsay Park co-trainer David Hayes has uncovered a livewire chance for this year’s Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday of November with Almoonqith enjoying a stylish win in Wednesday’s 2015 Geelong Cup. Two of the past five Melbourne Cup winners had their final lead-up run in the same race won by former Dubai galloper Almoonqith…

Kindergarden Kid Aimed at Melbourne Cup 2014

Kindergarden Kid Aimed at Melbourne Cup 2014

American import Kindergarden Kid is out to emulate the fellow Kevin and Colleen Bamford-owned Americain when the Robbie Laing-trained galloper targets the 2014 Melbourne Cup this spring. The Bamfords were co-owners of the French-trained, American-bred stayer Americain who came out to Australia in the spring of 2010 and enjoyed a brilliant three length win over…

Will The 2013 Melbourne Cup Results Fall In Favour Of Verema?

Will The 2013 Melbourne Cup Results Fall In Favour Of Verema?

Verema will be looking to post her third straight win when she runs in the 2013 Melbourne Cup at Flemington tomorrow. The four-year-old mare won the Group 2 Prix Maurice De Nieuil over 2,800 metres two starts back, before claiming another win in the Group 2 Prix Kergorlayin France over 3,000 metres last run. Verema…

Updated Melbourne Cup Order Of Entry – Ibicenco Receives 1kg Penalty

Updated Melbourne Cup Order Of Entry – Ibicenco Receives 1kg Penalty

OTI Racing-owned Ibicenco has received a one kilogram penalty for the 2013 Melbourne Cup after his grinding victory in the Group 3 Geelong Cup (2400m) yesterday. Ibicenco was on the second line of Geelong Cup betting markets but was too strong in the final stages of the race for a brave Verdant; with the leading pair…

Verema Confirmed for Melbourne Cup 2013 Bid

Verema Confirmed for Melbourne Cup 2013 Bid

Star French horseman Alain De Royer Dupre has confirmed he is targeting another win in the ‘race that stops a nation’ with his smart mare Verema 2013 Melbourne Cup-bound after her Prix Kergorlay win this month. Royer Dupre prepared the first French-trained Melbourne Cup winner in the iconic two mile classic with Americain back in…

Shahwardi On Song for Melbourne Cup 2013 – Take Two

Shahwardi On Song for Melbourne Cup 2013 – Take Two

After being balloted out of last year’s ‘race that stops at nation’ connections will try again with French galloper Shahwardi who is 2013 Melbourne Cup bound. The Alain de Royer Dupre-trained Lando gelding earned a trip down under 12 months ago with some eye-catching midyear form back home in France including their third to subsequent…

Giofra Chance to Break Raider Mares’ Hoodoo in Cox Plate 2013

Giofra Chance to Break Raider Mares’ Hoodoo in Cox Plate 2013

One of 20 international invitees to the 2013 Cox Plate this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the Alain De Royer Dupre-trained Giofra will be out to break an historical hoodoo for her kind if she travels down under for Australasia’s weight-for-age championship in October. Most famous in Australia for his Melbourne Cup triumph with the recently…

Melbourne Cup Winner Americain to Stand at Swettenham Stud

Melbourne Cup Winner Americain to Stand at Swettenham Stud

Prestigious Victorian stud Swettenham Stud has been named as the new home for 2010 Melbourne Cup hero Americain as the $5.9 million earner begins their new breeding career as a stallion. A winner of 11 of their 34 starts as a racehorse the American-bred, Australian-owned and French-trained champ earned close to six million dollars in…

Retired Melbourne Cup Winner Americain to Stand at Calumet Farm

Retired Melbourne Cup Winner Americain to Stand at Calumet Farm

A stud deal for retired champion French thoroughbred Americain has been secured with the 2010 Melbourne Cup winner to stand at Calumet Farm in Kentucky. Most recently prepared by Alain de Royer Dupre, and for a brief time Australia’s David Hayes for a three run campaign during this year’s autumn carnival, the eight-year-old son of…

2012 Zipping Classic Form Guide & Betting Preview

2012 Zipping Classic Form Guide & Betting Preview

This Saturday the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival action draws to a close at Sandown Hillside with the day’s racing headlined by the Zipping Classic 2012 – the Races.com.au team’s exclusive form analysis and betting guide for which is detailed below. Set to jump at 3:30pm (AEST) as Sandown Race 6 the $350,000 Group 2 Zipping…