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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. High Chaparral five-year-old Foreign Prince is in top form this Sydney Winter Racing Carnival coming off back-to-back wins at Rosehill Gardens from June. Two…

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. There are 30 horses making up the early entries for this year’s $200,000 Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m) including the defending champion King Diamond. Jarred McLean’s Danewin…

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. Scheduled as Race 8 at 4:00pm (AEST) this year’s $350,000 Listed Mornington Cup (2400m) has drawn a capacity final field of 14 starters plus three emergencies….

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. Thirty five horses have been nominated for Tasmania’s biggest race including runners from the stables…

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. Early markets for the $500,000 Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m), set to run as Morphettville Race 7 at 3:35pm,…

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. Due to jump at 3:35pm (SA time) as Morphettville Race 7 this year’s edition of the $500,000 Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m)…

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. 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 in the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) at…

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. The Anthony Cummings-trained Strike The Stars heads this year’s field for the $500,000 Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m) which is due to run as race seven at 3:35pm (local time). Drawn…

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…

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. While Black Caviar will shoot for her 20th consecutive career triumph in the Robert Sangster Stakes, one of two elite level features on the card, there…