News About Dan Excel

Galio Chop Most Likely 2015 Cox Plate Raider

Galio Chop Most Likely 2015 Cox Plate Raider

The Moonee Valley Racing Club’s chief executive Michael Browell has named French galloper Galio Chop as the most likely international horse to accept an invitation into the 2015 Cox Plate field this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Earlier in the month the MVRC extended a dozen invites out to the connections of top international gallopers to…

2014 Weekend Hussler Stakes Results: McEvoy Makes it a Double with Hosting

2014 Weekend Hussler Stakes Results: McEvoy Makes it a Double with Hosting

In-form hoop Kerrin McEvoy made it an early double on Caulfield Guineas Day this afternoon backing up from a Group 3 win aboard Manikato Stakes-bound Earthquake with a last-to-first Weekend Hussler Stakes 2014 effort aboard Hosting. McEvoy’s mount in the $120,000 Listed APT Weekend Hussler Stakes (1400m) was aboard the Greg Eurell-trained Hosting, the duo…

No 2014 Cox Plate For Dan Excel

No 2014 Cox Plate For Dan Excel

Throat issues have ruled John Moore’s Hong Kong raider Dan Excel out of his scheduled Australian debut at Caulfield this weekend forcing connections to shelve Cox Plate 2014 plans with the Singapore Cup winner. Dan Excel’s raid down under has gone anything but smoothly and now another setback will see the Shamardal gelding miss out…

Tough Caulfield Debut for Cox Plate Hope Dan Excel

Tough Caulfield Debut for Cox Plate Hope Dan Excel

Hong Kong galloper Dan Excel faces a tough debut down under this weekend in Melbourne after the 2014 Cox Plate bound champ missed his original first-up target due to a virus. On Saturday at Caulfield Racecourse the John Moore-trained son of Shamardal races in Australia for the first time in the $120,000 Listed APT Weekend…

41 Remain in 2014 Cox Plate Third Acceptances

41 Remain in 2014 Cox Plate Third Acceptances

The 2014 Cox Plate acceptance field was whittled down a third time Tuesday, with 41 horses remaining in contention for the Moonee Valley Group One race on October 25. Both the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) and Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m), running this Saturday, are lead-up races to the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m),…

Virus Set Back for 2014 Cox Plate Bound Dan Excel

Virus Set Back for 2014 Cox Plate Bound Dan Excel

A major spanner has been thrown into the Cox Plate 2014 works of Dan Excel with the Hong Kong raider to miss his original first-up Australian run in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes this weekend due to a virus. Bought down under by Aussie expat turned Hong Kong trainer John Moore earlier in the year,…

2014 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Field & Barriers – Dissident Draws 5

2014 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Field & Barriers – Dissident Draws 5

Peter Moody’s star four-year-old Dissident will face 13 rivals in Sunday’s Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2014 field and has come up trumps with barrier five. A 14 horse field was released this morning for this weekend’s $400,000 Group 1 Bendigo Bank East Malvern Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield Racecourse, the headline acceptor being…

2014 Cox Plate Second Declarations Feature 67 Acceptors

2014 Cox Plate Second Declarations Feature 67 Acceptors

Racing Victoria today took the second declarations for a number of spring majors including the Cox Plate 2014 to run at Moonee Valley Racecourse on October 25 where 67 hopefuls remain in contention. Australasia’s weight-for-age championship, the $3 million Group 1 W.S. Cox Plate (2040m) had 110 gallopers in the mix at first acceptance stage…

2014 Caulfield Cup Second Acceptances Leave 78

2014 Caulfield Cup Second Acceptances Leave 78

Second acceptances for a host of upcoming Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival majors were taken by Racing Victoria today including those for the Caulfield Cup 2014 leaving 78 stayers in the mix for the classic. At first acceptance stage for the $3 million Group 1 Crown Golden Ale Caulfield Cup (2400m), held at Caulfield Racecourse on…

Dissident Leads 2014 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Nominations

Dissident Leads 2014 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Nominations

Peter Moody’s talented galloper Dissident will shoot for a hat-trick of Group 1 wins this season when he has his latest Cox Plate lead-up in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2014 in Melbourne this Sunday. The Sebring four-year-old is already a triple Group 1 winner after the Randwick Guineas champ from last season returned with…