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Melbourne Cup 2011 Nomination Looms for Hume

Melbourne Cup 2011 Nomination Looms for Hume

Veteran stayer Hume is being prepared for an ambitious 2011 Melbourne Cup crusade this spring, their Eagle Farm-based trainer Brian Smith undeterred by the eight-year-olds’ age or the odds against them to go all the way in the world’s richest handicap.

Hume will be nominated for the 2011 Melbourne Cup after missing out on a start in the race for ...

Queensland Cup Day Clash of the Comebacks

Queensland Cup Day Clash of the Comebacks

Veteran galloper Hume will be third-up after a lengthy injury-enforced spell

Two horses from the Eagle Farm stables of dedicated trainer Brian Smith will continue their rousing returns from injury when they face off at their home track on Queensland Cup Day.

Smith’s stablemates, veteran galloper Hume and Guineas winner Za Magic, are both acceptors for the $45,000 ...

Heathcote’s Premiership Heist Continues

Heathcote’s Premiership Heist Continues

The continuing success of premier Brisbane trainer Robert Heathcote is set to continue at Doomben on Wednesday, four from his stables including Diamond Heist looking to add to his winning record for the season.

Front-runner to claim back-to-back Brisbane Training Premierships, Heathcote is due back from holidays on Sunday.

But before his return, stable foreman Melissa Leitch hopes to ...