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Return 2017 Melbourne Cup Bid for Qewy

Return 2017 Melbourne Cup Bid for Qewy

Last year’s Geelong Cup – Sandown Cup double winning English raider Qewy looks on track for a return trip to Australia this spring for a second shot at the Melbourne Cup in 2017. The Godolphin-raced son of Street Cry is prepared at Newmarket by Charlie Appleby and enjoyed a successful spring bid down under last…

Highland Reel Heads 2016 Hong Kong Vase Field & Odds

Highland Reel Heads 2016 Hong Kong Vase Field & Odds

Aidan O’Brien’s Australian-performed Irish galloper Highland Reel is clear favourite to take out Sunday’s Hong Kong Vase 2016 at Sha Tin Racecourse on the world-famous Hong Kong International Race Day. The Galileo stallion is one of 13 hopefuls confirmed to face off in the HK$16.5 million (AUD$2.8m) Longines Hong Kong Vase (2400m) over the mile…

2016 Zipping Classic Winner Beautiful Romance Gets the Bob

2016 Zipping Classic Winner Beautiful Romance Gets the Bob

In an extraordinary day for the powerhouse Godolphin stable the Saeed Bin Suroor-trained mare Beautiful Romance from the UK enjoyed a narrow win by the bob of the head in the Zipping Classic 2016 at Ladbrokes Park. Earlier on the card the Charlie Appleby-trained Qewy won the Sandown Cup for the stable, before the local…

2016 Zipping Classic Tips & Odds Update

2016 Zipping Classic Tips & Odds Update

The Zipping Classic 2016 is set to steal the show at Ladbrokes Park at Sandown this weekend, betting tips and the updated odds on the mile and a half feature found below. Due to jump as Sandown Race 7 at 4:00pm (AEDT) as part of a bumper 10 race card for the final Melbourne Spring…

Who Shot Thebarman Leads 2016 Zipping Classic Betting

Who Shot Thebarman Leads 2016 Zipping Classic Betting

Eight runners have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s 2016 Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m) at Ladbrokes Park; offering punters exceptional value from a betting perspective and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Who Shot Thebarman ran on for an impressive fifth in the Melbourne Cup last Tuesday and remains a…

So Si Bon takes his place in 2016 Zipping Classic Field

So Si Bon takes his place in 2016 Zipping Classic Field

Three year old So Si Bon will take on the older horses in the Group 2 $300,000 Quayclean Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown on Saturday. Trainer Robbie Laing had also nominated So Si Bon for the Group 2 $250,000 Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas (1600m) for the three year olds but chose to go with the weight…

Almandin Leads 2016 Zipping Classic Nominations

Almandin Leads 2016 Zipping Classic Nominations

Fifteen stayers have been included in 2016 Zipping Classic nominations; highlighted by the pending appearance of some of the Spring Carnival’s standout performers including Melbourne Cup winner Almandin. Almandin has been a strong and consistent performer throughout his entire racing career so far but has undoubtedly returned to racing in career-best form this time. Placing…

Melbourne Cup 2016 Odds: Final Betting Update

Melbourne Cup 2016 Odds: Final Betting Update

The 2016 Melbourne Cup is next to jump at Flemington Racecourse today and below we take a look at the latest Melbourne Cup odds and betting update for the ‘race that stops a nation’. With no scratchings, this year’s $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) is set to run with a capacity 24…

2016 Melbourne Cup Jockeys’ Tips: What the Hoops Say

2016 Melbourne Cup Jockeys’ Tips: What the Hoops Say

The Melbourne Cup 2016 start time is nearing and below the Races.com.au team have a look at the last minute word from the Melbourne Cup jockeys to try and uncover some sneaky late mail Melbourne Cup tips. There are 24 horses and 24 hoops taking to the barriers in Flemington Race 7 when the 156th…

Late Mail Melbourne Cup Exacta 2016 Tip

Late Mail Melbourne Cup Exacta 2016 Tip

The form tips and expert selections on Flemington Race 7 are flooding in with the count down on until 3:00pm (AEDT) and below is the Races.com.au late mail 2016 Melbourne Cup Exacta betting tip. A capacity 24-starter field is engaged for this year’s $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) giving race fans and…