News About Christophe Lemaire

Bande “Better Than Ever” Ahead of 2014 Caulfield Cup

Bande “Better Than Ever” Ahead of 2014 Caulfield Cup

Bande, the five-year-old horse who has made a name for himself as a stayer in Japan, will make his first Australian start this Saturday in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m).

Bande is currently second-favourite in the Caulfield Cup betting to Lucia Valentina (pictured). Photo by Steve Hart.

A Listed Japan Sapporo Nikkei (2600m) winner his last time out, ...

Lucia Valentina Leads 2014 Caulfield Cup Field

Lucia Valentina Leads 2014 Caulfield Cup Field

Kris Lees’ in-form and lightly-weighted mare Lucia Valentina is the likely favourite in the final Caulfield Cup 2014 field released by Racing Victoria this morning.

Turnbull Stakes winner Lucia Valentina is set to start favourite in Saturday’s 2014 Caulfield Cup field. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The first of the ‘Big Three’ majors of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival...

Second Melbourne Cup Quinella for Japan in 2014?

Second Melbourne Cup Quinella for Japan in 2014?

Back in 2006 in the wake of champion mare Makybe Diva’s historic third straight Melbourne Cup victory another world first occurred with two Japanese-trained stablemates taking out the Melbourne Cup quinella– an event that is a realistic probability again in 2014.

Zac Purton (pictured here aboard Sacred Falls) will ride Japanese raider Admire Rakti in the 2014 Melbourne ...

Will The 2013 Melbourne Cup Results Fall In Favour Of Verema?

Will The 2013 Melbourne Cup Results Fall In Favour Of Verema?

Verema will be looking to post her third straight win when she runs in the 2013 Melbourne Cup at Flemington tomorrow.

The four-year-old mare won the Group 2 Prix Maurice De Nieuil over 2,800 metres two starts back, before claiming another win in the Group 2 Prix Kergorlayin France over 3,000 metres last run.

Jockey Christophe Lemaire will look ...

Verema Confirmed for Melbourne Cup 2013 Bid

Verema Confirmed for Melbourne Cup 2013 Bid

Star French horseman Alain De Royer Dupre has confirmed he is targeting another win in the ‘race that stops a nation’ with his smart mare Verema 2013 Melbourne Cup-bound after her Prix Kergorlay win this month.

Trainer Alain de Royer Dupre won the Melbourne Cup three years ago with Americain (pictured). Photo: Taron Clarke.

Royer Dupre prepared the first ...

Craig Williams off Dunaden for Dubai World Cup Night 2013

Craig Williams off Dunaden for Dubai World Cup Night 2013

Caulfield & Melbourne Cups champ Duanden is preparing for what could be their swansong campaign kicking off on 2013 Dubai World Cup Night but Aussie hoop Craig Williams is unlikely to maintain his association with the French star.

Craig Williams is unlikely to be given the ride on Dunaden in Dubai this March

Connections of the Mikel Delzangles-trained Nicobar ...

Williams Retains Dunaden Mount for 2012 Melbourne Cup

Williams Retains Dunaden Mount for 2012 Melbourne Cup

Connections of this year’s brilliant Caulfield Cup winner Dunaden have confirmed ace hoop Craig Williams, who missed out on the big ride last spring due to suspension, will continue his association with the horse in the Melbourne Cup 2012 on Tuesday November 6 at Flemington Racecourse.

Craig Williams will ride Dunaden in the 2012 Melbourne Cup as the ...

Japan Cup 2011 Field & Betting

Japan Cup 2011 Field & Betting

This Sunday one of the biggest international races, the 2011 Japan Cup, will take place at Tokyo Racecourse this Sunday, November 27, and the iconic showdown has attracted one of the most impressive fields in history.

Craig Williams has the ride on Tosen Jordan in the 2011 Japan Cup at Tokyo on Sunday

The 16-horse Japan Cup 2011 field ...

Craig and Nash not to ride in 2011 Melbourne Cup

Craig and Nash not to ride in 2011 Melbourne Cup

Jockeys Nash Rawiller and Craig Williams won’t ride in tomorrow’s Melbourne Cup.

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal turned down both application for a stay of proceedings against a careless riding suspension.

Both jockeys were suspended last Wednesday at the Bendigo Cup meeting

A subsequent appeal to the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board of Victoria failed for the duo though ...

Craig Williams Ruled Unable To Ride In 2011 Melbourne Cup

Craig Williams Ruled Unable To Ride In 2011 Melbourne Cup

Jockey Craig Williams will not be riding in tomorrow’s 2011 Melbourne Cup after he lost his appeal against a careless riding charge he received at Geelong Racecourse last Wednesday.

Williams was due to ride the second favourite, French stayer Dunaden, in tomorrow’s 2011 Melbourne Cup.

He had hoped to be the first jockey to win the Caulfield Cup, ...