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Crown Oaks 2011 Hopes Race on Caulfield Cup Day – Ethereal Stakes Field

Crown Oaks 2011 Hopes Race on Caulfield Cup Day – Ethereal Stakes Field

One of the opening black-type features on the bumper 10-race Caulfield Cup Day card this Saturday is the $100,000 Listed Ethereal Stakes (2000m) which is due to be contested by a field full of 2011 Crown Oaks-bound fillies.

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Lee Freedman Still Backing a Big Spring Carnival

Lee Freedman Still Backing a Big Spring Carnival

Champion thoroughbred trainer Lee Freedman is confident the Markdel stable will enjoy a successful Melbourne Spring Carnival this year despite the Hall of Famer announcing his resignation as the operation’s head trainer yesterday.

Lee Freedman is looking forward to taking a step back this spring

After dropping the bombshell decision that he would step down as head trainer Freedman, who ...

Moody Looks to Launch Another of Caviar’s Calibre

Moody Looks to Launch Another of Caviar’s Calibre

Premier Victorian trainer Peter Moody will be out at Caulfield on Saturday hoping his Blue Sapphire runner Highly Recommended can continue a career that in some way matches that of his unbeaten superstar Black Caviar.

Superstar Black Caviar whose stablemate Highly Recommended races in the Blue Sapphire Stakes on Saturday

Two years ago Bel Esprit mare Black Caviar, currently ...

Melham Suspended Missing Gem of a Ride in Blue Sapphire

Melham Suspended Missing Gem of a Ride in Blue Sapphire

Jockey Ben Melham has been suspended for 11 meetings due to a careless riding charge but will be able to resume in time to hopefully gain a mount at Morphettville’s Goodwood and South Australian Derby Day next month.

Melham was outed for 11 race meetings following his ride on the Lee Freedman-trained debutant Alarms in the $15,000 Lest We ...