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Jiayuguan Tops 2015 Christmas Cup Odds

Jiayuguan Tops 2015 Christmas Cup Odds

John Thompson’s mile and a half specialist Jiayuguan is favourite to continue her ace 2400m record when she lines-up over the distance at Randwick Racecourse in the Christmas Cup 2015 this Saturday. Eleven stayers are left to do battle in the $100,000 Listed Avijohn Contracting Christmas Cup (2400m) on Villiers Stakes Day this weekend after…

Instrumentalist Heads 2015 Christmas Cup Field

Instrumentalist Heads 2015 Christmas Cup Field

Chris Waller’s former Mornington Cup winning import Instrumentalist shoots for his first win in over a year leading the field and weights for Saturday’s Christmas Cup 2015 at Randwick Racecourse. Set to run as Villiers Stakes Day Race 5 at 3:05pm (AEST), this summer’s $100,000 Listed Avijohn Contracting Christmas Cup (2400m) features a final field…

2015 Christmas Cup Nominations: Three for Waller

2015 Christmas Cup Nominations: Three for Waller

Last year’s winning trainer Chris Waller has three early entries in his attempt to take out Saturday’s Christmas Cup 2015 at Randwick Racecourse and go back-to-back in the Villiers Stakes Day feature. Nominations for this year’s $100,000 Listed Christmas Cup (2400m) have been extended until 11am (AEST) on Tuesday after Racing NSW took just 13…

2015 Christmas Cup Mission for Chillin With Dylan

2015 Christmas Cup Mission for Chillin With Dylan

A trip to Sydney this summer is likely for the Beaudesert-based Chillin With Dylan with trainer Ben Ahrens keen to target the Christmas Cup 2016 with the in-form four-year-old at Royal Randwick. One of the key support races on the December 12 program for Villiers Stakes Day, this year’s $100,000 Listed Christmas Cup (2400m) is…

2014 Ken Russell Memorial Classic Betting Tips

2014 Ken Russell Memorial Classic Betting Tips

A promising line-up of 15 two-year-olds will face off in Saturday’s Ken Russell Memorial Classic 2014 on the Gold Coast, the Races.com.au team’s betting tips for which can be found right here. Due to jump at 1:25pm (AEST) as A.D. Hollindale Stakes Day Race 3, this year’s $125,000 Group 3 Moreton Hire Ken Russell Memorial…

2012 Melbourne Cup Hopes Run at Randwick

2012 Melbourne Cup Hopes Run at Randwick

This Saturday a number of genuine Melbourne Cup 2012 hopefuls will have their latest run in Sydney facing off in the $100,000 Listed City Tattersalls Club Cup (2400m) at Royal Randwick as they look to make the cut for the world’s richest handicap. The 2012 City Tattersalls Club Cup is an alternative mile and a…

Spechenka Cruises to 2012 Queen’s Cup Win

Spechenka Cruises to 2012 Queen’s Cup Win

Ben Ahrens’ always gallant galloper from Beaudesert Spechenka enjoyed the third stakes win of their career on Saturday taking out the Queen’s Cup 2012 at Eagle Farm Racecourse. The Danachenka six-year-old capped off a typical hit-and-miss campaign as they relished the step up to 3200-metres and posted their 12th turf triumph in the $150,000 Group…

Queen’s Cup Field 2012 Revealed

Queen’s Cup Field 2012 Revealed

The final field for this Saturday’s 2012 Queen’s Cup at Eagle Farm Racecourse has been revealed with just 11 gallopers taking up the two mile challenge. Due to jump as Eagle Farm Race 6 at 3:11pm, the $150,000 Group 3 Queen’s Cup (3200m) is traditionally run as the Queensland Cup and holds only Listed status….

Spechenka Chasing Second Title in 2012 Caloundra Cup

Spechenka Chasing Second Title in 2012 Caloundra Cup

Ben Ahrens-trained gelding Spechenka will be chasing a second consecutive title in Saturday’s Listed $200,000 2012 Caloundra Cup (2400m). But the six-year-old will have to turn around a horror 12 months of form that has not seen him score victory since he finished narrowly ahead of Gold In Dubai in last year’s Sunshine Coast feature…

Shenzhou Steeds Tops 2012 Caloundra Cup Nominations

Shenzhou Steeds Tops 2012 Caloundra Cup Nominations

Michael Moroney’s Ipswich Cup winner Shenzhou Steeds is set to continue their raid on the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival riches having been nominated for the Caloundra Cup 2012 at the Sunshine Coast this Saturday. The former New Zealand galloper enjoyed great success in the sunshine state last winter winning three Queensland races on the trot…