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Winx Leads 79 Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 First Acceptances

Winx Leads 79 Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 First Acceptances

Chris Waller’s dual defending champion Winx is the headline first acceptor for the 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate, entries for the weight-for-age classic down to 79 hopefuls. Cut from the 141 nominations taken back in early August, first acceptances for the Group 1 $3 million Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) along with those for the Caulfield Guineas…

2016 Cox Plate Hope Long Island Sound Likes it Fast

2016 Cox Plate Hope Long Island Sound Likes it Fast

Jockey Seamie Heffernan said a fast going track at Moonee Valley was essential for Cox Plate 2016 hope Long Island Sound should the Aidan O’Brien-trained youngster make the trip down under this season. Irish horseman O’Brien made history in 2014 preparing the first Cox Plate winner from Ireland, Adelaide, and has 11 horses nominated for…

Prix Kergorlay Winner Protects Melbourne Cup 2014 Bid

Prix Kergorlay Winner Protects Melbourne Cup 2014 Bid

A host of international 2014 Melbourne Cup contenders were revealed over the weekend including overnight in France with Protectionist easily winning the Group 2 Prix Kergorlay. The Group 2 race at Deauville over 3000m has served as a telling Melbourne Cup form guide over recent years and could do so again this spring when the…

French Galloper Terrubi Purchased for 2014 Spring Racing Campaign

French Galloper Terrubi Purchased for 2014 Spring Racing Campaign

Yet to finish outside the places in eight competitive race starts to date, classy French galloper Terrubi has been purchased by Australian Bloodstock with a view towards contesting both the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) through the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival. Returning to racing in typically strong form this…

French Force Must be Lethal Before Melbourne Spring 2013

French Force Must be Lethal Before Melbourne Spring 2013

Connections of English 2013 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival hope Lethal Force have announced the talented grey must put in a cracking next-up run in France before being confirmed for a trip down under. The Clive Cox-trained Dark Angel four-year-old entered calculations for the spring sprints following back-to-back wins in Britain this season. Second-up they broke…

Joshua Tree Grows Into 2012 Melbourne Cup Chance

Joshua Tree Grows Into 2012 Melbourne Cup Chance

Newmarket-based Italian trainer Marco Botti is a very real chance of being dually represented in the ‘race that stops a nation’ having uncovered another genuine Melbourne Cup 2012 horse in the weekend’s Prix Kergorlay winner Joshua Tree. It was a magic weekend on the international racing scene for Botti whose main chance heading into the…

Americain Kicks off 2012 Melbourne Cup Campaign

Americain Kicks off 2012 Melbourne Cup Campaign

French superstar Americain will kick start their Melbourne Cup 2012 campaign at home in Deauville this weekend when they headline the Prix de Kergorlay running on Sunday night (AEST). This year will be the American-bred son of Dynaformer’s third consecutive run in the ‘race that stops a nation’, the now eight-year-old having been successful for…

French Affair at Flemington’s Melbourne Cup Carnival 2011

French Affair at Flemington’s Melbourne Cup Carnival 2011

Two leading French trainers are setting their sights on Flemington Racecourse and the Melbourne Spring Carnival features including Alain de Royer-Dupre with his defending Melbourne Cup winner Americain who could also target the 2011 Cox Plate this year. Dynaformer six-year-old Americain, winner of the 150th Emirates Melbourne Cup last November, is on track to retain…