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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…

Dandino on Track for Caulfield Cup 2015 Campaign

Dandino on Track for Caulfield Cup 2015 Campaign

The now Darren Weir-trained import Dandino has taken the next step to a spring return where the multiple Group 1 placegetter will track towards a 2015 Caulfield Cup run. Formerly prepared overseas by Marco Botti, the Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock-owned Dansili stallion hasn’t raced since September last year when fourth in a Group 3 at Kempton…

Excitement over Autumn Carnival’s Guest Of Honour

Excitement over Autumn Carnival’s Guest Of Honour

The vibe coming from the stables of co-trainers David Hayes & Tom Dabernig is one of excitement surrounding the autumn return of the Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock-owned import Guest Of Honour. ATB’s Darren Dance told Sky Sports Radio on Wednesday morning that the horse’s new trainers are excited about the coming season, which will be former…

Dance Confirms “No Autumn” for Dandino

Dance Confirms “No Autumn” for Dandino

Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock’s managing director Darren Dance has confirmed there will be no autumn comeback for the now Darren Weir-trained import Dandino who is in recovery ahead of the spring. The Dansili stallion, winner of the 2013 American St. Leger, was down under during last year’s Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival for the Newmarket-based Marco Botti…

Williams to Ride Dandino in 2014 Caulfield Cup Field

Williams to Ride Dandino in 2014 Caulfield Cup Field

Jockey Craig Williams will get a chance to secure his third Caulfield Cup trophy in four years having been booked to ride top international hope Dandino in the 2014 edition of the world’s richest mile and a half handicap on October 18. One of the country’s best known and top performing hoops, Williams has partnered…

Adelaide Secures 2014 Cox Plate Bid

Adelaide Secures 2014 Cox Plate Bid

An impressive Secretariat Stakes win in the USA over the weekend has seen Ireland’s Aidan O’Brien confirm a trip down under to target the Cox Plate 2014 with the now Grade 1 winner Adelaide. O’Brien hasn’t been seen in Australia since 2008 but nominated for four from his stables in this year’s $3 million Group…

2014 Melbourne Cup Campaign Not Ideal for Terrubi

2014 Melbourne Cup Campaign Not Ideal for Terrubi

Trainer David Payne is looking forward to welcoming recent Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock (ATB) import Terrubi into his stables this coming spring but knows a first-up campaign down under targeting the Melbourne Cup 2014 might not be ideal. Purchased by the Darren Dance managed ATB with the specific goal of targeting the Spring Cups this season, Dalakhani…

2014 Cox Plate Aim for Crackerjack King

2014 Cox Plate Aim for Crackerjack King

Connections of the David Hayes-trained import Crackerjack King are eager for their approaching return ahead of a possible Cox Plate 2014 run this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Hayes has been playing it safe with the Shamardal stallion who he has earmarked for the $3 million Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m), markets for which are now…

European Raider Guest Of Honour in 2014 Toorak Handicap

European Raider Guest Of Honour in 2014 Toorak Handicap

Marco Botti’s European-trained miler Guest Of Honour could be Melbourne bound this spring with connections eyeing a Toorak Handicap 2014 run for the recent Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock (ATB) acquisition. ATB purchased the Group 2 winning son of Cape Cross with an eye on bringing them down under for a raid on this year’s Melbourne Spring…

Dandino Confirmed for Return to Australia

Dandino Confirmed for Return to Australia

A notable performer over a two major race starts through the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival, Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock has confirmed exciting globetrotter Dandino will return to Australian shores this year for a second attempt at the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m). Running on to finish an impressive second to Fawkner in the Group 1 Caulfield…