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2013 Cox Plate Bid Brewing for UK’s Trade Storm

2013 Cox Plate Bid Brewing for UK’s Trade Storm

An eye-catching performance at Royal Ascot this week has seen Newmarket-based trainer David Simcock keep the Cox Plate 2013 in Melbourne this October firmly in his sights for his smart stallion Trade Storm. The son of Trade Fair was far from disgraced when fifth in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes (1600m), a race hot…

Shamexpress ninth at Royal Ascot – Sole Power Wins 2013 King’s Stand Stakes

Shamexpress ninth at Royal Ascot – Sole Power Wins 2013 King’s Stand Stakes

Australian colt Shamexpress has failed to shine on the international stage, finishing ninth in the Group 1 2013 King’s Stand Stakes (1000m) at Royal Ascot. The Newmarket Handicap winner appeared to be building a case for a big finish when he loomed up at the 400m mark. But the final dash shown when winning the…

Slight Chance of 2013 Cox Plate for Animal Kingdom

Slight Chance of 2013 Cox Plate for Animal Kingdom

Majority owner John Messara has left the door slightly ajar for globetrotting superstar Animal Kingdom to contest the $3 million 2013 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley in October. Odds-on favourite for Tuesday’s Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot, Messara said the plan is still to retire him after the race but indicated a victory…

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…