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2010 Golden Slipper Meeting – The BMW Final Field & Preview

2010 Golden Slipper Meeting – The BMW Final Field & Preview

Rosehill racecourse is the place to be this Easter Saturday as the world?s most lucrative two-year-olds race, the $3.5million Group 1 Golden Slipper, takes place as part of an excellent nine race meeting.

An incredible five Group 1 races highlight the card including the illustrious $2.25million The BMW (2400m), which is the second richest race on the day following the ...

Melbourne Cup Jockey Suspended For Clipping Daffodil

Melbourne Cup Jockey Suspended For Clipping Daffodil

Famed Australian hoop Craig Williams has been suspended following his ride aboard Leica Ding in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup where he was found guilty of interference.

William’s mount Leica Ding clipped the heels of fancied Kiwi mare Daffodil around the 300m mark in the race, ruining the runner’s chances in the coveted $5.65million event.

The impact caused Daffodil, who was a ...

Which Horse Will Win the 2009 Melbourne Cup?

Which Horse Will Win the 2009 Melbourne Cup?

Tomorrow Flemington will host the most illustrious and anticipated horse racing event of the year, the coveted Group 1 $5.65million Emirates Melbourne Cup. Here we will have a look at the top five horses leading the betting markets and examine their chances of success in Australia’s richest thoroughbred race.

There has been much support for Bart “Cups King” Cumming’s three ...

Five New Zealand Horses Qualified For Melbourne Cup

Five New Zealand Horses Qualified For Melbourne Cup

This year’s Melbourne Cup will feature five New Zealand horses including Daffodil, Capecover, Harris Tweed, Spin Around and Gallions Reach.

Although New Zealand has not produced a Melbourne Cup winner since Ethereal in 2001, Kevin Gray’s mare Daffodil is a strong Cup contender while Spin Around and Gallions Reach are definite longshots.

Daffodil:

Trained by Kevin Gray and ridden by ...

Caulfield Cup Jockeys Fined

Caulfield Cup Jockeys Fined

A number of champion hoops were fined for breaches of the controversial new whip rules following Saturday’s $2.5million Caulfield Cup.

Chris Munce, who rode Daffodil to fourth place in the 2400m race, copped a total of $3000 in fines. He was penalised for two separate violations during the ride by acing Victoria Limited stewards after striking Daffodil 16 times between ...

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

With tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup boasting one of the most open fields in history, punters are finding it harder than ever to decide which of the elite runners to back. There has been much support for the international raiders since the barrier draw on Wednesday, but others aren’t so sure. Here we have a look at the top four horses dominating ...

Munce Making Melbourne Comeback

Munce Making Melbourne Comeback

Controversial jockey Chris Munce has picked up the ride on Caulfield Cup hopeful Daffodil this Saturday in the $2.5million race. It will be the first time the once prolific hoop has ridden in Melbourne in three years, last seen on Victorian tracks in the spring of 2006.

Munce, who was jailed for horse tipping in Hong Kong, is set to ...

Shifts In Caulfield Cup Betting Markets

Shifts In Caulfield Cup Betting Markets

With the announcement of Saturday’s Caulfield Cup barrier draw earlier this morning, bookmakers have done a major reshuffle in response to the allocations.

Leading online bookmakers now have Cima De Triomphe, Predatory Pricer and Daffodil all sitting as equal favourites for the $2.5million race at $8.50. Predatory Pricer was early favourite before the barriers were decided, but drawing horribly with ...