News About Darwin Cup Day

Finke Not Confirmed for Darwin Cup 2016 Field

Finke Not Confirmed for Darwin Cup 2016 Field

Local trainer Gary Clarke will wait until the weekend before confirming plans to run his star three-year-old Finke in Monday week’s 2016 Darwin Cup field. Turning four-years-old on Darwin Cup Day, August 1, Turffontein gelding Finke chases a rare treble and is looking down the barrel of $100,000 Ladbrokes Darwin Triple Crown bonus if he…

Lightinthenite Scores 2015 Darwin Cup Win

Lightinthenite Scores 2015 Darwin Cup Win

Gary Clarke’s short-priced favourite Lightinthenite saluted for the punters in Monday’s Darwin Cup 2015 with an absolute romp home in the Top End classic in record time. Ridden by ace interstate hoop Hugh Bowman who was aboard the veteran eight-year-old son of Galileo as a favour for connections, former Sydney-based Lightinthenight ($3) had an impressive…

Post D’France On Target for Darwin Cup 2015 Win

Post D’France On Target for Darwin Cup 2015 Win

Dual state trainer Stephen Brown is confident his hope in this afternoon’s 2015 Darwin Cup at Fannie Bay Post D’France is on track for a win in the Top End feature. Brown prepares horses out of both Darwin and Melbourne and today his Postponed seven-year-old Post D’France lines up as a livewire chance in the…

Lightinthenite Leads 2015 Darwin Cup Nominations & Odds

Lightinthenite Leads 2015 Darwin Cup Nominations & Odds

Gary Clarke’s in-form local veteran Lightinthenite is clear early favourite among the Darwin Cup 2015 nominations for Monday’s feature race at Fannie Bay. Early markets at on this year’s $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m), which attracted 24 nominations, are clearly led by Galileo seven-year-old Lightinthenite who turns eight on Saturday. A winner of seven…

2014 Darwin Cup Winner Saturday Sorcerer Works Magic

2014 Darwin Cup Winner Saturday Sorcerer Works Magic

Stuart Gower’s Adelaide raider Saturday Sorcerer made it back-to-back wins at Fannie Bay Racecourse in the NT on Monday afternoon completing the Metric Mile – Darwin Cup 2014 double with a brave victory in the latter. The Any Given Saturday gelding took their record to four wins from 21 starts when beating home a quality…

2014 Darwin Cup Betting Tips

2014 Darwin Cup Betting Tips

This afternoon a dozen quality stayers will face off in the Darwin Cup 2014up the top end, betting tips from the Races.com.au team for the handicap clash detailed below. Running as Race 9 at 5:40pm at Fannie Bay Racecourse, this year’s $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m) features a full line-up of 12 starters. The…

2014 Darwin Cup Barriers & Betting Odds

2014 Darwin Cup Barriers & Betting Odds

Barriers and odds are now out for Monday’s Darwin Cup 2014 at Fannie Bay Racecourse with former Victorian galloper Smarty Mac the narrow favourite after a favourable mid-field draw. The Dick Leech-trained seven-year-old, who has been based in Darwin for only a month, pays $4.60 in the markets for $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m)…

Spartan Eagle Ready for Darwin Cup Distance

Spartan Eagle Ready for Darwin Cup Distance

With another year of racing up there sleeve the Bob Richard-trained Spartan Eagle looks even more ready to go the distance in the 2014 Darwin Cup as they did before the race was called off last year. The Niello gelding was a five-year-old last Darwin Cup Carnival when travelling up to the Top End from…

2014 Darwin Cup Field Released

2014 Darwin Cup Field Released

A capacity final field of stayers has been announced for Monday’s Darwin Cup 2014 field including three last start winners looking to secure back-to-back wins. Running as Darwin Race 9 at 5:40pm (local) time next week, this year’s $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m) drew a full 12 starters plus three emergencies. With barriers to…

2014 Darwin Cup Nominations & Weights

2014 Darwin Cup Nominations & Weights

Next Monday, August 4, sees the Northern Territory host their premier race of the year with nominations for Fannie Bay’s Darwin Cup 2014 now out. There are 22 stayers making up the early entries for this year’s $200,000 Group 1 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m), the race abandoned in 2012 after a devastating jockey fall…