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Humidor is the 2017 Australian Cup Winner

Humidor is the 2017 Australian Cup Winner

Humidor has produced an impressive turn of foot in the final straight at Flemington this afternoon to be crowned the 2017 Australian Cup winner. Leading Victorian trainer Darren Weir saddled Voodoo Lad to second in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) in the prior race, but punters rallied around Humidor in the hours leading up…

2017 Australian Cup Form Guide & Betting Preview

2017 Australian Cup Form Guide & Betting Preview

The Australian Cup 2017 is the weight-for-age feature on the ‘Super Saturday’ race card at Flemington Racecourse this weekend, a detailed form guide analysis and betting preview for which can be found below. There are a dozen smart staying types facing off in the $1.5 million Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) this Melbourne Autumn Racing…

Stratum Star Leads 2017 Australian Cup Field

Stratum Star Leads 2017 Australian Cup Field

Darren Weir’s in-form galloper Stratum Star tops a twelve-horse Australian Cup 2017 field facing off at Flemington Racecourse on ‘Super Saturday’ this weekend in Melbourne. Running as Flemington Race 8 at 4:35pm (AEDT), it is a star-studded edition of the $1.5 million Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) including last start Group 2 Peter Young Stakes…

2017 Peter Young Stakes Field Features Jameka

2017 Peter Young Stakes Field Features Jameka

Australian Cup-bound mare Jameka is one of the key final acceptors into the Peter Young Stakes 2017 field at Caulfield Racecourse this Saturday in Melbourne. Two of the past three Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) winners came off a run in the Peter Young Stakes including Fiorente (2014) who completed the double a host of…

2017 Australian Cup Horses Top Peter Young Stakes Nominations

2017 Australian Cup Horses Top Peter Young Stakes Nominations

A host of the best in futures Australian Cup 2017 betting are nominated for a Caulfield run on Blue Diamond Stakes Day this Saturday in the Peter Young Stakes. One of the key support acts on the card, this season’s $200,000 Group 2 Crown Lager Peter Young Stakes (1800m) drew 16 weight-for-age nominations led by…

Favourites Draw Wide in 2017 CF Orr Stakes Field

Favourites Draw Wide in 2017 CF Orr Stakes Field

The top two fancies in early Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes 2017 betting have suffered an early blow drawn wide in the official field and barriers for the Caulfield Group 1 this weekend. Kicking off elite level racing for 2017, the $500,000 Group 1 Ladbrokes C.F. Orr Stakes (1400m) is set to run as Caulfield Race…

Black Heart Bart Heads 2017 CF Orr Stakes Nominations

Black Heart Bart Heads 2017 CF Orr Stakes Nominations

The Darren Weir-trained Black Heart Bart is the early favourite of the Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes 2017 nominations taken for the season’s opening Group 1 race running at Caulfield Racecourse this weekend. A total of 17 gallopers make up the early entries for this season’s edition of the $500,000 Group 1 Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes…

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)…

Dubai Turf the Target for Awesome Rock

Dubai Turf the Target for Awesome Rock

Co-trainer Troy Corstens has revealed a bold plan for stable star Awesome Rock to run in the Group 1 Dubai Turf (1800m) at Meydan Racecourse, following a three-start Autumn Carnival preparation in 2017. Awesome Rock has been a strong and consistent performer for Team Corstens throughout his entire racing career so far, but has undoubtedly…

2017 The BMW Aim for Abbey Marie

2017 The BMW Aim for Abbey Marie

Undefeated and lightly-raced mare Abbey Marie is being aimed at big things during the upcoming autumn racing season including a possible shot at weight-for-age The BMW 2017. Her Cranbourne-based trainer Michael Kent spoke to Racing Victoria this week and confirmed that he would love to take the Redoute’s Choice four-year-old up to Sydney for the…