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Criterion Tops 2016 Ranvet Stakes Field

Criterion Tops 2016 Ranvet Stakes Field

Three years on from running sixth in the Golden Slipper Stakes as a three-year-old at Rosehill, the now David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained Criterion returns to the meeting as the headline acceptor for Saturday’s Ranvet Stakes 2016 field. There are five elite levels on the Golden Slipper Day card at Rosehill Gardens on the weekend…

2016 Chipping Norton Stakes Betting Update

2016 Chipping Norton Stakes Betting Update

Twelve runners have been included in the final field for Saturday’s featured Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Talented mare Winx has seemingly returned to racing in typically scintillating form this time and has continued…

2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Favourite Winx in Good Shape

2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Favourite Winx in Good Shape

The season’s best mare Winx is in “good shape” according to jockey Hugh Bowman as she heads towards the Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2016 via Saturday’s $600,000 Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick. A superstar daughter of Street cry, the $3.78 million earning four-year-old extended her winning streak to six on the trot…

Fawkner Heads 2016 Doncaster Mile Weights

Fawkner Heads 2016 Doncaster Mile Weights

Three-time Group 1 winner Fawkner has been allocated top weight for the Doncaster Mile 2016 that runs at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Day 1 of ‘The Championships’ in Sydney on April 2. The $3 million Group 1 The Star Doncaster Mile (1600m) attracted a bumper 163 nominations for the 151st edition of the handicap classic,…

Speak Fondly Nears Autumn Carnival Return

Speak Fondly Nears Autumn Carnival Return

A Friday trial at Randwick’s Kensington track is the next step towards a 2016 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival return for Gai Waterhouse’s Group 1 winning filly Speak Fondly. The three-year-old daughter of Northern Meteor boasts a super consistent career record of four wins, two seconds and a third from eight starts to date and was…

Winx Leads 2016 Doncaster Mile Nominations

Winx Leads 2016 Doncaster Mile Nominations

Chris Waller’s star mare Winx is the headline 2016 Doncaster Mile nomination taken by Racing NSW this week ahead of the feature race on Day 1 of The Championships at Royal Randwick in April. There are four elite level features on the Doncaster Mile Day card on Saturday April 1 including the $3 million Group…

2015 Mackinnon Stakes result: French horse Gailo Chop beats the Aussies

2015 Mackinnon Stakes result: French horse Gailo Chop beats the Aussies

French galloper Gailo Chop beat a strong contingent of Australian trained weight for age horses to take out the Group 1 $1m Longines Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington today. A well-judged front running ride by Melbourne jockey Ben Melham saw Gailo Chop bounce back from a disappointing eighth behind Winx in the Group 1 $3m…

2015 Mackinnon Stakes Odds Update: Magic Hurricane Out

2015 Mackinnon Stakes Odds Update: Magic Hurricane Out

One-time Mackinnon Stakes 2015 betting favourite Magic Hurricane is the second horse to come out of the line-up for the Derby Day clash offering a Melbourne Cup ballot exemption to the winner at Flemington Racecourse this weekend. Robert Hickmott’s veteran galloper Fawkner was the first scratching from the $1 million Group 1 Longines Mackinnon Stakes…

Tight Mackinnon Stakes 2015 Betting Market

Tight Mackinnon Stakes 2015 Betting Market

It is a tight affair in 2015 Mackinnon Stakes betting for one of the four Group 1 Victoria Derby Day features at Flemington on Saturday with half the field at single-figures to win. Offering a Melbourne Cup ballot exemption to the winner, this year’s $1 million Group 1 Longines Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) runs as Flemington…

Contributer Targets Mackinnon Stakes 2015

Contributer Targets Mackinnon Stakes 2015

John O’Shea confirmed a 2015 Mackinnon Stakes target Saturday week on Victoria Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse for the Godolphin stable’s non-acceptor for this weekend’s Cox Plate Contributer. O’Shea has two starters in Saturday’s capacity 14-starer field in Moonee Valley’s $3 million Group 1 W.S. Cox Plate (2040m) with Hartnell and Complacent jumping from barriers…