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Purton Replaces Angland on Rock Diva in Queensland Derby 2014

Purton Replaces Angland on Rock Diva in Queensland Derby 2014

Hong Kong-based hoop Zac Purton returns to Oz this weekend having been booked to ride Rock Diva in Saturday’s 2014 Queensland Derby, replacing Tye Angland in the saddle. On Sunday Purton enjoyed a treble of wins back in Hong Kong taking his tally to 100 winning rides there for the season. This weekend then he’ll…

Vilanova Tops Updated 2014 Queensland Derby Odds

Vilanova Tops Updated 2014 Queensland Derby Odds

Following their commanding Doomben 10,000 Day win Chris Waller’s improving three-year-old Vilanova is the new favourite in the latest Queensland Derby 2014 odds. Last week Donna Logan’s New Zealand filly Telepathic was narrow favourite to win the $500,000 Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) at Eagle Farm on June 7. Post last weekend’s race results however…

So You Think Returns to Australia

So You Think Returns to Australia

Dual Cox Plate champion So You Think returned to Australia earlier this week to begin his stud career at Coolmoore’s Australian operation in the Hunter Valley. Set to stand at $66,000 in his first season, So You Think boasts a remarkable career record of 14 wins from 23 starts including 10 victories at Group 1…

Shootoff Salutes to Give Rogerson QLD Oaks – Derby Double

Shootoff Salutes to Give Rogerson QLD Oaks – Derby Double

New Zealand-born trainer Graeme Rogerson has scored the prestigious Queensland Oaks – Queensland Derby double thanks to a brave final stride win by favourite Shootoff at Eagle Farm on Saturday. Just seven days previously at the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, Rogerson watched his wonder filly Scarlett Lady take out the Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2400m)….

Rodd to Beat the Winter Blues on Stradbroke Day

Rodd to Beat the Winter Blues on Stradbroke Day

Champion hoop Michael Rodd has a strong book of four rides at today’s Eagle Farm Stradbroke Handicap Day and the former Melbourne Cup-winning jockey is hoping for a least one winner to beat his Brisbane Winter Carnival blues. It has been slim pickings at the sunshine state winter festival for Rodd, 29, this year. He…

Heidilicious in Derby

Heidilicious in Derby

The John Sadler trained Heidilicious has been confirmed as a starter for Saturday’s Group One Queensland Derby at Eagle Farm. Heidilicious was second favourite in last Saturday’s Queensland Oaks, however she blew start of the race and was forced to settle last before unleashing in the home straight to finish fifth. In her previous start,…

Dariana & Jessicabeel Ruled Out of 2010 Melbourne Cup

Dariana & Jessicabeel Ruled Out of 2010 Melbourne Cup

Two mares have been ruled out of the 2010 Melbourne Cup, with Bart Cummings’ Dariana suffering an injury and the John O’Shea-trained Jessicabeel pulling up lame after her Lexus Stakes failure at Derby Day today. Redoute’s Choice four-year-old Dariana was 16th on the Melbourne Cup order of entry, and her injury and subsequent withdrawal from…

Melbourne Cup Horses for Legendary Trainer Bart Cummings

Melbourne Cup Horses for Legendary Trainer Bart Cummings

While ill health has recently plagued the lead-up to the Melbourne Cup Carnival for legendary trainer Bart Cummings, his contingent for the 2010 Melbourne Cup next Tuesday is stronger than ever. Affectionately known as the Cups King thanks to his commanding record in the world’s richest handicap having won a record 12 Melbourne Cups over…

2010 Melbourne Cup Ballot – So You Think Needs Cox Plate Win to Make Melbourne Cup Field

2010 Melbourne Cup Ballot – So You Think Needs Cox Plate Win to Make Melbourne Cup Field

Yesterday Racing Victoria released the latest 2010 Melbourne Cup order of entry, with Caulfield Cup winner Descarado the biggest mover in the ballot. Gai Waterhouse’s High Chaparral four-year-old Descarado claimed a surprise win in the 2010 Caulfield Cup last Saturday, earning him a ballot exemption from the $6 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) on…

2010 Caulfield Cup Betting Odds Update Following Barrier Draw

2010 Caulfield Cup Betting Odds Update Following Barrier Draw

This morning the barrier draw for the 2010 Caulfield Cup, due to light up the Caulfield track this Saturday, took place and the updated betting markets for the $2.5 million showdown have been released. Following the controversial Caulfield Cup barrier draw that saw three of the four emergencies come out early and secure favourable draws,…