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Prince Of Penzance Heads 2016 Cranbourne Cup: Field & Betting

Prince Of Penzance Heads 2016 Cranbourne Cup: Field & Betting

Darren Weir’s reigning Melbourne Cup winner Prince Of Penzance is the top-rated acceptor for the Cranbourne Cup 2016 this Sunday in Victoria. The galloper is now officially accepted for both the $400,000 Group 2 Ladbrokes Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) at Caulfield on Saturday as well as the $300,000 Listed Cranbourne Cup (2025m) on Sunday. The…

2015 Oakleigh Plate – A Time For Julia Out to Break Moody’s Hoodoo

2015 Oakleigh Plate – A Time For Julia Out to Break Moody’s Hoodoo

Peter Moody will set out to break his winner’s hoodoo in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) this Saturday with the trainer set to deliver a dual-pronged attack on the $400,000 feature race. In the past 11 renewals of the Oakleigh Plate, Moody has trained four runner-ups and two third placers with a win so…

Bel Sprinter Set to Resume in Oakleigh Plate 2015

Bel Sprinter Set to Resume in Oakleigh Plate 2015

With a first-up record of six wins from eight starts, trainer Jason Warren is hoping this statistic will hold-up for Bel Sprinter in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield on February 28. The seven-year-old gelding has had a tumultuous racing career due to his dislike of the barriers, in which he’ll get stirred…

Lankan Rupee Delivers Second Impressive Trial Ahead of 2015 Lightning Stakes

Lankan Rupee Delivers Second Impressive Trial Ahead of 2015 Lightning Stakes

Lankan Rupee has given his Group 1 Lightning Stakes (1000m) rivals something to worry about after winning yet another barrier trial at Cranbourne on Monday. The reigning Australian Racehorse of the Year settled just behind the leaders early in the 800 metre trial before pulling away to the front and cruising home to defeat A…

Williams Happy with Thurlow Trial Ahead of 2015 Chairman’s Stakes

Williams Happy with Thurlow Trial Ahead of 2015 Chairman’s Stakes

Two-year-old filly Thurlow is one of 29 juveniles nominated for the Group 3 Chairman’s Stakes (1000m) at Sandown Racecourse on Saturday following a pleasing barrier trial last week. Both Thurlow and imported stayer Noble Protector were put through their paces by jockey Craig Williams in trials at Cranbourne last Thursday. While the two horses finished…

Nozomi Will Likely Resume in 2015 CS Hayes Stakes

Nozomi Will Likely Resume in 2015 CS Hayes Stakes

Three-year-old colt Nozomi showed enough to trainers Lee & Anthony Freedman in a barrier trial at Cranbourne on the weekend to prove he’s ready to step it up during the autumn. Nozomi wasn’t out to do anything serious in his sixth place run around to Zebulon but he showed the Freedman brothers that he had…

Earthquake On Track for 2015 Oakleigh Plate Tilt

Earthquake On Track for 2015 Oakleigh Plate Tilt

Three-year-old filly Earthquake looks ready for an impressive autumn after winning a barrier trial at Cranbourne on Thursday morning. The John O’Shea-trained filly recorded a narrow victory over Cristalina Lago in the 800 metre heat, crossing the line at 45.82 seconds. Chad Schofield partnered Earthquake in the trial and was impressed with the performance. He…

Darbadar Kicks Off Long Range 2015 Melbourne Cup Preparation

Darbadar Kicks Off Long Range 2015 Melbourne Cup Preparation

French import Darbadar came to Australia earlier this year and after nine month’s will finally get his first start in the country on Saturday in a Benchmark 84 Handicap over 1600m at Moonee Valley with Craig Williams in the saddle. The four-year-old arrived an entire but after his initial preparation, trainer Saab Hasan recommended gelding…

Eurell Has Big Autumn Plans for We’ve Got This

Eurell Has Big Autumn Plans for We’ve Got This

Three-year-old We’ve Got This has only had one career start to date but trainer Greg Eurell already has big plans for the gelding come autumn. After winning two barrier trials, Eurell took We’ve Got This to Cranbourne on October for the Equine Direct 3YO Plate Maiden (1200m), which the gelding won in a narrow but…

2014 Cranbourne Cup Field Released for Sunday

2014 Cranbourne Cup Field Released for Sunday

This Sunday Victoria will host its latest Spring Cups clash with the Cranbourne Cup 2014 set to take place, the field for the black type showdown now out. Following the release of 27 nominations earlier in the week there are now 15 final acceptors set to face off in this year’s $200,000 Listed Cranbourne Cup…