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Canny Ballad Scores Upset 2016 Darwin Cup Win

Canny Ballad Scores Upset 2016 Darwin Cup Win

On Monday the Northern Territory’s premier race was run and won in an upset with eleventh hour addition Canny Ballad taking out the Darwin Cup 2016.

Canny Ballad (outside, pictured at Warwick Farm) scored an upset win in Monday’s Darwin Cup 2016 at Fannie Bay. Photo: Steve Hart.

The early scratching of Alice Springs Cup winner Montalto from the ...

2016 Darwin Cup Tips & Odds Update

2016 Darwin Cup Tips & Odds Update

This afternoon the Darwin Cup 2016 takes centre stage up in the Top End, betting tips and the latest odds on the Northern Territory’s showcase detailed below.

Our Valdivia is the Races.com.au tip to win Monday’s 2016 Darwin Cup. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell.

Due to run as Race 9 as the last on the program at 5:25pm (local), this year’s $200,000 ...

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.

Darwin Guineas – NT Derby winner Finke is not confirmed for a 2016 Darwin Cup bid on August 1. Photo: Darwin Turf Club.

Turning four-years-old on Darwin Cup Day, August 1, Turffontein gelding Finke ...

Lightinthenite Tops Early 2016 Darwin Cup Odds

Lightinthenite Tops Early 2016 Darwin Cup Odds

Gary Clarke’s reigning champion Lightinthenite is the early favourite to successfully defend his title in Monday week’s Darwin Cup 2016 despite the stayer having had just one start over the past 12 months.

Last year’s champ Lightinthenite is the 63kg top weight for the 2016 Darwin Cup on Monday August 1. Photo: Steve Hart.

Turning nine on August 1 ...

2016 Darwin Cup Nominations Released

2016 Darwin Cup Nominations Released

On the first Monday of August the 61st edition of the Top End’s premier showdown will light up Fannie Bay RacecourseDarwin Cup 2016 nominations now out.

Last year’s winner Lightinthenite is nominated to defend his title in the 2016 Darwin Cup on August 1. Photo: Steve Hart.

Set to run on August 1, the Horse’s Birthday, ...

2015 Darwin Cup Barriers & Odds

2015 Darwin Cup Barriers & Odds

The official Darwin Cup 2015 barrier draw ahead of Monday’s Top End feature is now out with race favourite Lightinthenite drawing just worse than mid-field with gate nine.

Race favourite Lightinthenite could move in from gate nine to six for Monday’s 2015 Darwin Cup. Photo: Steve Hart.

Running as the last race on a bumper nine-event program at Fannie Bay ...

Gris Caro Tops 2015 Darwin Cup Field & Weights

Gris Caro Tops 2015 Darwin Cup Field & Weights

Chris Nash’s locally-trained British import Gris Caro will be asked to carry a hefty 61.5kg in Monday’s Darwin Cup 2015 sitting as the highest-rated and weighted runner in the handicap clash.

Gris Caro is allocated the imposing top weight for Monday’s 2015 Darwin Cup at Fannie Bay. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The headline race of the annual Darwin ...

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.

Cantonese is inside the Races.com.au's 2014 Darwin Cup trifecta tip for this afternoon. Photo: Steve Hart.

Running as Race 9 at 5:40pm at Fannie Bay Racecourse, this year’s $200,000 ...

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 Ladbrokes.com.au markets for $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m) running as Race ...

Sheahan Attracts 2012 Darwin Cup Penalty

Sheahan Attracts 2012 Darwin Cup Penalty

Stephen Brown’s Metric Mile winner Sheahan has attracted a 1.5kg penalty for the Darwin Cup 2012, Fannie Bay’s headline event running this coming Monday August 6.

Taking their race record to five wins from 12 starts, Zabeel four-year-old Sheahan held off stablemate Bolton by a half-length to win the traditional Darwin Cup lead-up on Saturday, the $47,000 ...