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Pike to Ride Lieder in Darwin Cup 2017

Pike to Ride Lieder in Darwin Cup 2017

Leading West Australian jockey William Pike has been confirmed to take the ride on race favourite Lieder in Monday’s 2017 Darwin Cup (2000m) at Fannie Bay Racecourse. Lieder began his racing career under the guidance of John O’Shea as part of the Godolphin operation, but was sold at auction in spring and passed through the…

Canny Ballad Scores Upset 2016 Darwin Cup Win

Canny Ballad Scores Upset 2016 Darwin Cup Win

On Monday the Northern Territory’s premier race was run and won in an upset with eleventh hour addition Canny Ballad taking out the Darwin Cup 2016. The early scratching of Alice Springs Cup winner Montalto from the $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m) early in the week paved the way for the Michael Hickmott-trained Canny…

2016 Darwin Cup Tips & Odds Update

2016 Darwin Cup Tips & Odds Update

This afternoon the Darwin Cup 2016 takes centre stage up in the Top End, betting tips and the latest odds on the Northern Territory’s showcase detailed below. Due to run as Race 9 as the last on the program at 5:25pm (local), this year’s $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m) will run with 11 starters….

2015 Winter Challenge Distance Issue for Canny Ballad

2015 Winter Challenge Distance Issue for Canny Ballad

Wyong Cup-bound gelding Canny Ballad will use Saturday’s Winter Challenge 2015 as a stepping stone to longer distance assignments this campaign despite the unsuitably short length of the Rosehill showdown. The John Thompson-trained son of Dream Ballad, turning six on Saturday, is set to be accepted into the field for this weekend’s feature race in…

2015 Wyong Cup Bid for Canny Ballad

2015 Wyong Cup Bid for Canny Ballad

Randwick-based trainer John Thompson will saddle-up Canny Ballad at Rosehill Gardens this weekend for the galloper’s first run under his care with an eye on a Wyong Cup 2015 start in September. A winner of five of his 26 starts to date, Canny Ballad lines-up for Thompson for the first time on Saturday with a…

Fiveandahalfstar Set to Resume in 2015 Southern Cross Stakes

Fiveandahalfstar Set to Resume in 2015 Southern Cross Stakes

Nine sprinters have accepted for the Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes (1200m), which is running at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday. Headlining the field is the Anthony Cummings-trained Fiveandahalfstar, who is set to have his first run in just under two years. The five-year-old gelding enjoyed a successful autumn campaign back in 2013, finishing runner-up…

2015 Southern Cross Stakes Nominations Released

2015 Southern Cross Stakes Nominations Released

The Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes (1200m) is one of four Group races running at Royal Randwick Racecourse this Saturday, marking the official commencement of the autumn racing carnival. 14 sprinters were nominated for the race on Monday morning, which have been extended until 11:00am Tuesday for any potential late entries. More than half of…

2014 Craven Plate Odds: Rising Romance Jumps to Favourite

2014 Craven Plate Odds: Rising Romance Jumps to Favourite

A final field of just six stayers will line-up for the Group 3 Craven Plate (2000m) on Saturday, after early favourite Hawkspur was scratched from the race. The Chris Waller-trained gelding was due to enjoy the rails under jockey Tye Angland after drawing barrier one for the Epsom Handicap Day supporting race but was scratched…

2014 Craven Plate Attracts Final Field of Just Seven

2014 Craven Plate Attracts Final Field of Just Seven

The final field and barrier draw has been announced for the Group 3 Craven Plate (2000m), due to run at Royal Randwick Racecourse this Saturday as part of Epsom Handicap Day. Ten of the nominations declared on Monday have dropped out of the 2014 Craven Plate in favour of other weekend races, leaving a final…

International Talent Dominates 2014 Craven Plate Nominations

International Talent Dominates 2014 Craven Plate Nominations

The 2014 Craven Plate field is set to be dominated by international stayers after nominations for the Royal Randwick race were taken today. 17 quality stayers declared for the Group 3 Craven Plate (2000m), with 14 of the nominations coming from overseas. The number of nominations is on par with last year’s Craven Plate but…