News About Dermot Weld

2015 Hong Kong Cup Field & Betting: Criterion in Gate 13

2015 Hong Kong Cup Field & Betting: Criterion in Gate 13

Australia’s superstar galloper and $7.19 million earner Criterion has barrier 13 of 14 to overcome as he looks to break his Sha Tin maiden status in the Hong Kong Cup 2015 this Sunday.

Last year’s third placegetter Criterion is drawn wide for Sunday’s 2015 Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin Racecourse. Photo: Steve Hart.

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Lucia Valentina Travels Well Ahead of 2015 Hong Kong Cup

Lucia Valentina Travels Well Ahead of 2015 Hong Kong Cup

Dual Group 1 winning mare Lucia Valentina made the trip from Melbourne to Sha Tin ahead of Sunday week’s Hong Kong Cup 2015 in fine order according to her Newcastle-based trainer Kris Lees.

Lucia Valentina runs in the 2015 Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin Racecourse this summer over her pet distance of 2000m. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

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2015 Diamond Jubilee Stakes Tips and Betting Preview

2015 Diamond Jubilee Stakes Tips and Betting Preview

A talented field of 15 of the world’s standout sprinters has been confirmed for tonight’s Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1200m) at the final day of the 2015 Royal Ascot Carnival; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Brazen Beau is our pick to take out tonight’s Group 1 ...

Criterion a Gallant Fifth in Prince Of Wales’s Stakes

Criterion a Gallant Fifth in Prince Of Wales’s Stakes

Talented Australian Criterion has laid a great account for himself at the 2015 Royal Ascot Carnival overnight; producing a commendable late kick to finish a credible fifth in the Group 1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2012m).

Criterion finished fifth in the Group 1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes overnight. Photo: Steve Hart

Criterion received huge patriotic support in 2015 Prince Of ...

2015 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes Tips and Betting Preview

2015 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes Tips and Betting Preview

Just nine runners will line up for tonight’s Group 1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2012m) on Day 2 of the 2015 Royal Ascot Carnival; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Criterion is our pick to win the 2015 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart

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Shamal Wind In Good Order Ahead of King’s Stand Stakes

Shamal Wind In Good Order Ahead of King’s Stand Stakes

Trainer Robert Smerdon remains confident Shamal Wind can lay a great account for herself in next week’s Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes (1000m) at Royal Ascot despite having been somewhat disheartened by a conversation with notable Irish trainer Dermot Weld.

Shamal Wind will contest the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot next week. Photo: Sarah Ebbett

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Signoff Leads Early 2015 Sydney Cup Betting

Signoff Leads Early 2015 Sydney Cup Betting

Following a fine fourth in the Melbourne Cup during the spring, the Darren Weir-trained Signoff has opened top of the futures Sydney Cup 2015 odds for this autumn.

Signoff if early co-favourite to win the 2015 Sydney Cup this April. Photo: Sarah Ebbett.

An ultra-consistent Authorized gelding, five-year-old Signoff has won seven of his 14 starts to date.

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McEvoy Has Mutual Regard for 2014 Melbourne Cup Ride

McEvoy Has Mutual Regard for 2014 Melbourne Cup Ride

Top hoop Kerrin McEvoy who this week resigned as Godolphin’s Australian stable jockey still has a host of plumb rides in the majors this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival including Johnny Murtagh’s Irish raider Mutual Regard in the Melbourne Cup 2014.

Kerrin McEvoy will ride Mutual Regard if the Irish raider makes the 2014 Melbourne Cup field in ...

Melbourne Cup Weights 2014 – How The Mares Fared

Melbourne Cup Weights 2014 – How The Mares Fared

Earlier today Racing Victoria’s chief handicapper Greg Carpenter released the 2014 Melbourne Cup weights with the heaviest weighted mare for the Flemington feature being Silent Achiever with 56.5kg.

Silent Achiever is the heaviest weighted mare for the 2014 Melbourne Cup this November. Photo: Steve Hart.

In his 10th year allocating the weights for the world’s richest handicap, Carpenter handicapped ...

Weld Without 2014 Melbourne Cup Runner

Weld Without 2014 Melbourne Cup Runner

Dual Melbourne Cup winning horseman Dermot K Weld will be without a hope in the 2014 edition of the ‘race that stops a nation’ following the surprise withdrawal of two high profile international hopes.

Brown Panther shattered the 2014 Melbourne Cup dreams of a number of internationals with a runaway Irish St Leger win over the weekend. Photo: Race Horse ...