News About Brian Ellison

Saptapadi Could Have Second Melbourne Spring Tilt

Saptapadi Could Have Second Melbourne Spring Tilt

Trainer Jim Conlan is yet to decide whether former British horse Saptapadi will embark on his second spring campaign after struggling last year at the elite level in Australian racing. After arriving in Australia late last year when still under the care of British trainer Brian Ellison, Saptapadi failed to make an impact in four…

Americain to Face Four Rivals in 2011 Zipping Classic Field

Americain to Face Four Rivals in 2011 Zipping Classic Field

Half of the horses nominated for the Zipping Classic 2011 at Sandown this Saturday have dropped out of contention at acceptance stage, sure-to-be favourite and former Melbourne Cup winner Americain to face only four rivals. In a field emulating the size of a Black Caviar race these days, the $350,000 Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m)…

2011 Zipping Classic Field & Weights Update

2011 Zipping Classic Field & Weights Update

The headline event running in Melbourne this weekend is Saturday’s 2011 Zipping Classic at Sandown, and after Racing Victoria extended nominations for the staying showdown until today, one additional galloper has been entered. On Monday there were nine horses nominated for the $350,000 Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m), the pack lead by last year’s Melbourne…

Spring Cup Action Not Over – 2011 Sandown Cup Nominations

Spring Cup Action Not Over – 2011 Sandown Cup Nominations

While the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups have been run and won for another year, this Saturday a lesser-known but still important spring cup showdown will run at Betfair Park Sandown Hillside with the Sandown Cup 2011. There were 15 stayers nominated for the $125,000 Sandown Cup this year, the feature one of the few remaining…

Melbourne Cup 2011 Odds Too Short for Saptapadi

Melbourne Cup 2011 Odds Too Short for Saptapadi

Often the case leading up to Flemington’s annual showcase race, the $6 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), is punters and form analysts discussing horses that are over in the odds and that could potentially claim an upset. In the case of Saptapadi in the 2011 Melbourne Cup, however, a price of around $100…

Trainer Brian Ellision – the 2011 Melbourne Cup fighter

Trainer Brian Ellision – the 2011 Melbourne Cup fighter

With experiences Brian Ellison has had in Australia one wouldn’t blame him from turning his back and saying “not for me”. But when you look back at his career in racing, it isn’t a surprised that the man from Newcastle, England has a little bit more grit than that. This year he has two horses…

Lexus Stakes 2011 Odds – Green Moon Tipped to Continue Williams’ Winning Spring

Lexus Stakes 2011 Odds – Green Moon Tipped to Continue Williams’ Winning Spring

Having taken out the Bendigo Cup quinella with Tanby and At First Sight on Wednesday, the bookies are getting on the Lloyd Williams’ bandwagon and have installed his fellow 2011 Melbourne Cup hope Green Moon as the clear favourite for this Saturday’s $250,000 Group 3 The Lexus Stakes (2500m) at Flemington. Due to jump at…

Lexus Stakes Field 2011 – Melbourne Cup Start for Winner

Lexus Stakes Field 2011 – Melbourne Cup Start for Winner

One of the key support races on the Victoria Derby Day card this Saturday at Flemington is the $250,000 Group 3 The Lexus Stakes (2500m) where a crack field of stayers will face off, many with the hopes of securing the 2011 Melbourne Cup ballot exemption on offer to the winner. Set to run as…

2011 Melbourne Cup Field Down to 47 – Second Declarations

2011 Melbourne Cup Field Down to 47 – Second Declarations

There are now just 47 stayers left vying for a spot in the coveted Melbourne Cup 2011 field with second acceptances for the iconic Flemington handicap taken by Racing Victoria this morning. Cutting the list of hopefuls down from 78, second declarations for the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) are led by…

Lucas Cranach Drifts in Caulfield Cup 2011 Betting

Lucas Cranach Drifts in Caulfield Cup 2011 Betting

Reported injury concerns with the Freedman’s highly-rated German import Lucas Cranach has the punters going cold on the galloper to upset December Draw in the 2011 Caulfield Cup on Saturday, their odds drifting out considerably in the markets. One of the most talked about and bet on horses in the field for the $2.5 million…