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Foreign Prince Targets Winter – Grafton Cup Double

Foreign Prince Targets Winter – Grafton Cup Double

How the David Payne-trained Foreign Prince performs in the Winter Cup at Rosehill on Saturday will confirm or deny a 2016 Grafton Cup run for the New Zealand-bred galloper this month.

Foreign Prince looks for a Grafton Cup bid stepping up to 2400m for the first time in Saturday’s ATC Winter Cup 2016 at Rosehill. Photo: Steve Hart.

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Bumper 2013 Ballarat Cup Nominations Taken

Bumper 2013 Ballarat Cup Nominations Taken

A big list of gallopers are fighting for a spot in Sunday’s Ballarat Cup 2013 in Victoria this weekend after nominations for the black type clash were taken today.

The out of form King Diamond is nominated to defend their Ballarat Cup this Sunday. Photo: Taron Clarke.

There are 30 horses making up the early entries for this year’s $200,000 ...

Classy Mornington Cup 2013 Field Released

Classy Mornington Cup 2013 Field Released

This Wednesday the mid-week racing action at Mornington will see the latest Melbourne Festival of Racing stakes showdown take place with the lucrative 2013 Mornington Cup stealing the show.

Reuben Percival is the 60kg topweight of the 2013 Mornington Cup field

Scheduled as Race 8 at 4:00pm (AEST) this year’s $350,000 Listed Mornington Cup (2400m) has drawn a capacity final ...

Northern Raiders Included in 2013 Hobart Cup Nominations

Northern Raiders Included in 2013 Hobart Cup Nominations

The Tasmanian locals will have to ward off some tough competition in their feature race this year with a number of interstate challengers set to make the trip south for the Group 3 2013 Hobart Cup (2400m) on February 10.

Reuben Percival is one of the top nominations for the Hobart Cup

Thirty five horses have been nominated for Tasmania’s ...

South Australian Derby 2012 Betting Update

South Australian Derby 2012 Betting Update

The countdown is on until Adelaide’s major three-year-olds’ clash, the 2012 South Australian Derby, takes place at Morphettville Racecourse on Saturday and in the lead-up to the big showdown two youngsters are battling for favouritism.

Anthony Cummings shoots for his second straight win in the 2012 SA Derby this weekend

Early markets for the $500,000 Group 1 South Australian ...

2012 South Australian Derby Form Guide & Betting Preview

2012 South Australian Derby Form Guide & Betting Preview

The sole Group 1 event on the Australian racing calendar this weekend will be Morphettville’s South Australian Derby 2012, the Races.com.au’s exclusive form guide and betting preview for which is detailed below.

Strike The Stars is out to give trainer Anthony Cummings back-to-back wins in the 2012 SA Derby on Saturday

Due to jump at 3:35pm (SA time) as ...

South Australian Derby Odds 2012 – Zabeelionaire Narrow Favourite

South Australian Derby Odds 2012 – Zabeelionaire Narrow Favourite

Leon Corstens’ progressive stayer Zabeelionaire has opened the narrow favourite to take out the 2012 South Australian Derby at Morphettville on Saturday.

Strike The Stars is the early 2012 SA Derby betting market mover

A bred stayer the Zabeel colt has been tested at elite level once before when they finished less than two lengths away second to Sangster ...

South Australian Derby Field 2012 Released

South Australian Derby Field 2012 Released

The 2012 South Australian Derby final field for Saturday’s Morphettville clash has been announced with a capacity 16 starters plus four emergencies accepted.

Last year's winning trainer Anthony Cummings will start Strike The Stars in the 2012 SA Derby

The Anthony Cummings-trained Strike The Stars heads this year’s field for the $500,000 Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m) which ...

Backbone Tops VRC St Leger Odds 2012

Backbone Tops VRC St Leger Odds 2012

Michael Kent’s progressive Cranbourne galloper Backbone has opened top of the markets for Wednesday’s 2012 VRC St Leger, one of the two black types running at Flemington this Anzac Day.

Of the full 16-starter field for the $150,000 Listed VRC St Leger (2800m), due to jump at 3:55pm as Flemington Race 6, Mossman gelding Backbone is the best ...

Black Caviar Day – 2012 Chairman’s Stakes Nominations

Black Caviar Day – 2012 Chairman’s Stakes Nominations

Saturday is unofficially becoming known as ‘Black Caviar Day’ at Adelaide’s Morphettville Racecourse and one of the key support races at the meeting will be the Chairman’s Stakes 2012.

Mark Kavanagh will seek back-to-back wins in the 2012 Chairman's Stakes at Morphettville this Saturday

While Black Caviar will shoot for her 20th consecutive career triumph in ...