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2017 Ballarat Cup Nominations Feature Mr Garcia

2017 Ballarat Cup Nominations Feature Mr Garcia

European expat Mr Garcia is scheduled to have his maiden start with new trainer Darren Weir, the former Andreas Wohler-trained five-year-old among the Ballarat Cup 2017 nominations for Saturday. A bumper 28 stayers make up the early entries for this season’s Listed $300,000 Ballarat Cup (2200m), including Paco Boy gelding Mr Garcia. Kerrin McEvoy rode…

Australian Cup now for 2016 Pakenham Cup winner Pilote D’Essai

Australian Cup now for 2016 Pakenham Cup winner Pilote D’Essai

Lindsay Park co-trainer David Hayes will set French import Pilote D’Essai for the Group 1 $1.5m Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington during the 2017 Melbourne Autumn Carnival after winning the Pakenham Cup last Saturday. The Listed $200,000 Superior Food Services Pakenham Cup (2500m) at Pakenham was Pilote D’Essai’s second successive Victorian Cup win after the…

Pakenham Cup Distance a Concern for Desert Jeuney

Pakenham Cup Distance a Concern for Desert Jeuney

Desert Jeuney’s pedigree suggests that he should perform well at staying distances, however trainer Nigel Blackiston has revealed that he is unsure if the six-year-old will get the trip when he lines up for the Listed Pakenham Cup (2500m) on Saturday. By prominent sire Desert King, who most famously produced equine superstar Makybe Diva, Desert…

Pilote D’Essai Wins 2016 Ballarat Cup – Results

Pilote D’Essai Wins 2016 Ballarat Cup – Results

Lindsay Park import Pilote D’Essai enjoyed the step up in distance for Saturday’s Ballarat Cup 2016 posting an impressive two length win in the Victorian staying showdown. Coming into the race off an unplaced effort over 1800m at Flemington on Oaks Day, the Oasis Dream five-year-old handled the extra meters of the $300,000 Listed Ballarat…

Payne on Manageress in Ballarat Cup 2016

Payne on Manageress in Ballarat Cup 2016

Cranbourne’s Cindy Alderson has engaged the services of last year’s Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne to ride her mare Manageress in the 2016 Ballarat Cup this Saturday. Magnus five-year-old Manageress is one of a full field of stayers in the $300,000 Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m) this spring jumping from barrier two with Payne aboard…

Observational Ballarat Cup 2016 Win Wouldn’t Surprise Sadler

Observational Ballarat Cup 2016 Win Wouldn’t Surprise Sadler

Trainer John Sadler said he “wouldn’t be surprised” to see his roughie hope Observational get up in the 2016 Ballarat Cup on Saturday and end a 27 year drought in the race for the horseman. The now Caulfield-based Sadler won the provincial Victorian showdown back in 1989 with Pressman’s Choice who had a then 23-year-old…

Rawiller Confident on Taiyoo in Ballarat Cup 2016

Rawiller Confident on Taiyoo in Ballarat Cup 2016

Jockey Brad Rawiller is happy to be continuing his association with the Darren Weir-trained Taiyoo who he rates a great chance of scoring back-to-back country cup wins in Saturday’s 2016 Ballarat Cup. Last time out on November 2 the seven-year-old Haradasun gelding and Rawiller combined to take out the Kyneton Cup (2000m) by a half-length….

2016 Ballarat Cup Betting: Cool Chap Narrow Favourite

2016 Ballarat Cup Betting: Cool Chap Narrow Favourite

Lee & Anthony Freedman’s four-year-old stayer Cool Chap has opened narrow favourite in an open Ballarat Cup 2016 betting market for the last of the Melbourne spring Black-Types this weekend. Due to jump at 4:40pm (AEDT) as Ballarat Race 8, this year’s $300,000 Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m) field is at capacity. Heading the latest Ballarat…

Luck Change for Lady Le Fay in Ballarat Cup 2016

Luck Change for Lady Le Fay in Ballarat Cup 2016

One of the country’s most successful trainers Chris Waller is hoping for a change of luck with his class mare Lady Le Fay when she lines-up in the 2016 Ballarat Cup field this Saturday. A capacity field of end-of-season stayers face off in this year’s $300,000 Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m) including Waller’s six-year-old daughter of…

Capacity 2016 Ballarat Cup Field Released

Capacity 2016 Ballarat Cup Field Released

This Saturday the lucrative Ballarat Cup 2016 steals the show in country Victoria with a capacity field of stayers accepted to face off in the staying showdown. Set to run as Race 8 at 4:40pm (AEDT), this season’s $300,000 Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m) features a full 18 starters plus four emergencies awaiting a run. Sitting…