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2017 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Field & Barrier Draw

2017 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Field & Barrier Draw

A talented and capacity field of sixteen runners plus two emergencies has been confirmed for Saturday’s featured Group 3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m); highlighted by the inclusion of several previous black type winners and some of the Autumn Carnival’s standout performers. Second in last year’s edition of the Hawkesbury Gold Cup, Mighty Lucky has been…

2016 Eagle Farm Cup Tips and Betting Preview

2016 Eagle Farm Cup Tips and Betting Preview

Eight stayers have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s 2016 Group 2 Eagle Farm Cup (2200m) in Brisbane; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Kiwi raider Volkstok’n’Barrell remains outright $2.60 favourite in 2016 Eagle Farm Cup betting markets with , ahead of…

Mighty Lucky is the Lord Mayor’s Cup Winner

Mighty Lucky is the Lord Mayor’s Cup Winner

Mighty Lucky has continued to improve through recent seasons, and has been rewarded for another typically smart preparation with a strong win over talented company in the Group 3 Lord Mayor’s Cup (1615m) at Doomben this afternoon. Resuming this time for success in the Royal Randwick 100 (1400m), Mighty Lucky ran on for a close…

Capacity 2016 Scone Cup Field Released

Capacity 2016 Scone Cup Field Released

A capacity field of provincial stayers will face off in Friday’s Scone Cup 2016, the final acceptances and weights led by the Fred Cowell-trained Mighty Lucky. Suffering an early blow with a wide gate 14 draw for this year’s $200,000 Listed Emirates Park Scone Cup (1600m), Casino Prince six-year-old Mighty Lucky could come into gate…

Arinosa Leads 2013 Premiere Stakes Odds

Arinosa Leads 2013 Premiere Stakes Odds

Leading locally-based horseman Chris Waller will saddle-up race favourite in Saturday’s Premiere Stakes 2013 at Royal Randwick with his resuming mare Arinosa well fancied in the markets for the Epsom Handicap Day feature. Winner of the grey’s race last Crown Oaks Day the now six-year-old daughter of Dash For Cash hasn’t raced since May in…

Can Sincero Score Upset? – 2012 Canterbury Stakes

Can Sincero Score Upset? – 2012 Canterbury Stakes

While all the focus has been on the return of New Zealand mare More Joyous in the lead up to the Group 2 2012 Canterbury Stakes (1300m), local gelding Sincero will also be racing for the first time since being spelled last October. The Stephen Farley trained four-year-old will be looking to put some early…

2011 Epsom Handicap – Form Guide & Tips

2011 Epsom Handicap – Form Guide & Tips

The Epsom Handicap 2011 is due to run at 4pm (AEST) at Randwick Racecourse and we have put together the best last minute tips for the race. #1 Sincero Form: 15 11-1-0 For first we can’t go past the performances of Sincero, who has won both his two spring carnival starts and has remained unbeaten…

George Main Stakes Winner Sincero for Cox Plate 2011

George Main Stakes Winner Sincero for Cox Plate 2011

Stephen Farley’s ultra consistent galloper Sincero has shortened in the betting for the 2011 Cox Plate in Melbourne next month after becoming a dual elite level winner with a gritty victory in Saturday’s $350,000 Group 1 George Main Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill. After taking out the Stradbroke Handicap in Brisbane last season, Umatilla four-year-old Sincero…

Sincero Targets Epsom Handicap – Cox Plate 2011 Double

Sincero Targets Epsom Handicap – Cox Plate 2011 Double

Stephen Farley’s reigning Stradbroke Handicap winner Sincero made a brilliant new-season debut at Warwick Farm on the weekend winning the $125,000 Group 3 Tramway Handicap (1400m) ahead of a spring campaign targeting multiple elite levels across two states. While Farley named the $3 million Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley as the main…

Sincero Draws Five in Tramway Handicap 2011 Field

Sincero Draws Five in Tramway Handicap 2011 Field

Resuming Stradbroke Handicap winner Sincero is set to get all the favours at Warwick Farm this Saturday after drawing ideally with barrier five in the $125,000 Group 3 Tramway Handicap (1400m). The Stephen Farley-trained sensation was one of 20 acceptors for the Tramway Handicap, one of the eight races transferred from Randwick to Warwick Farm…