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Lumosty Favourite in the 2014 Crown Oaks Odds

Lumosty Favourite in the 2014 Crown Oaks Odds

A field of classy three-year-old fillies will run the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) at Flemington on Thursday. The second meet of the 2014 Melbourne Cup Carnival, Crown Oaks Day is commonly called Ladies Day due to the fillies and mares racing on the day. 12 fillies will run the 2014 Crown Oaks, with half…

2014 Crown Oaks – the Melbourne Cup Carnival Isn’t Over Yet

2014 Crown Oaks – the Melbourne Cup Carnival Isn’t Over Yet

The 2014 Melbourne Cup, or the ‘race that stops the nation’ as it is affectionately named, may be over but the 2014 Melbourne Cup Carnival is still in full swing. Next up is the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) on Thursday. The Crown Oaks is the feature event of Crown Oaks Day, also known as…

2014 Crown Oaks Final Field & Barrier Draw

2014 Crown Oaks Final Field & Barrier Draw

After the dust settles from the 2014 Melbourne Cup on Tuesday, punters and racing enthusiasts don’t have long to wait for another exciting Flemington Group One race. The Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) is the feature race on Thursday, offering some mid-week action during Melbourne Cup week. A field of 12 classy three-year-old fillies are…

Smerdon to Dominate 2014 Crown Oaks after Wakeful Stakes

Smerdon to Dominate 2014 Crown Oaks after Wakeful Stakes

Robert Smerdon looks set to dominate the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) field on November 6, following the outcome of the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) running at Flemington tomorrow. The trainer already has the two market leaders for the Crown Oaks betting market at with Crafty ($4.60) and Lumosty ($5.50). Another two of his…

Abduction Can Steal 2014 Crown Oaks Show

Abduction Can Steal 2014 Crown Oaks Show

Godolphin’s private trainer John O’Shea is confident a run in this Saturday’s Wakeful Stakes will be the ideal lead-up ahead of a Crown Oaks 2014 bid Thursday week with his progressive filly Abduction. The daughter of Street Cry is one of 16 three-year-old fillies nominated for this weekend’s $300,000 Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) at…

2014 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Winner Lumosty onto the Oaks

2014 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Winner Lumosty onto the Oaks

Robert Smerdon could be saddling up the three top fancies for the Crown Oaks at Flemington next month after another of his smart fillies Lumosty looked to earn a start in the Melbourne Cup Carnival classic with her Moonee Valley Fillies Classic 2014 win today. Smerdon already has Fontein Ruby and Crafty tracking perfectly for…

Lumosty Leads 2014 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Field

Lumosty Leads 2014 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Field

One of Victorian horseman Robert Smerdon’s three Crown Oaks bound fillies Lumosty leads the small field of nine for Saturday’s Moonee Valley Fillies Classic 2014 on Cox Plate Day. The promising daughter of Fastnet Rock joined her better fancied stable mates Fontein Ruby and Crafty, who ran one-two in the Group 3 Caulfield Classic (2000m)…

Crafty Tops 2014 Crown Oaks First Declarations

Crafty Tops 2014 Crown Oaks First Declarations

Just 19 three-year-old fillies remain in Crown Oaks 2014 contention this spring including Crafty who is the best fancied of the first declarations for the Melbourne Cup Carnival classic taken today. There were originally 70 nominations taken for this year’s $1 million Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m), the showdown held at Flemington Racecourse on Thursday…

Fontein Ruby Will Not Receive 2014 Cox Plate Late Entry

Fontein Ruby Will Not Receive 2014 Cox Plate Late Entry

A late entry for the 2014 Cox Plate was being touted for Fontein Ruby following her strong Caulfield Classic win on Saturday, but that has since proven not to be the case. Trainer Robert Smerdon also largely dismissed speculation of a late-entry to the Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m) on November 1, opting for…

2014 Caulfield Classic Results: Smerdon Fillies onto Crown Oaks

2014 Caulfield Classic Results: Smerdon Fillies onto Crown Oaks

Local trainer Robert Smerdon enjoyed a big pay day in the fourth on Caulfield Cup Day this afternoon with his two tough staying fillies running an ideal 2014 Crown Oaks lead-up, Fontein Ruby and Crafty scoring the Caulfield Classic quinella. Spruiked primarily as a lead-up race for three-year-old colts and geldings heading towards the Victoria…