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Lucia Valentina breaks long run of outs with win in Matriarch Stakes

Lucia Valentina breaks long run of outs with win in Matriarch Stakes

Group 1 winning mare Lucia Valentina broke a long run of outs with a near last to first win in the Group 2 $300,000 Presto Matriarch Stakes (2000m) at Flemington today. The Kris Lees trained Lucia Valentina had plenty of work to do with 59.5kg when Damien Oliver took her back towards the rear of…

Bendigo Cup winner The Offer onto Melbourne Cup 2015

Bendigo Cup winner The Offer onto Melbourne Cup 2015

Sydney’s leading lady of Gai Waterhouse confirmed it was onto the 2015 Melbourne Cup in six days’ time for her proven two-miler The Offer who did an excellent job to win Wednesday’s $300,000 Group 3 Bendigo Cup (2400m) carrying the top weight. Waterhouse won her maiden ‘Loving Trophy’ two years ago with race favourite Fiorente…

Kirramosa Tops 2015 Bendigo Cup Odds

Kirramosa Tops 2015 Bendigo Cup Odds

John Sargent’s mare Kirramosa has opened narrow favourite to break a two year losing streak with success in the Bendigo Cup 2015 in country Victoria on Wednesday afternoon. The now five-year-old daughter of Alamosa is one of 11 stayers in the mix for this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival’s edition of the $300,000 Group 3 Jayco…

Possible 2015 William Reid Stakes Run for Fawkner

Possible 2015 William Reid Stakes Run for Fawkner

While admittedly Lloyd Williams has no serious Group 1 autumn plans this coming carnival season, there is a chance one of the stable stars at Macedon Lodge Fawkner could target elite level glory in the William Reid Stakes 2015 in March. The spring and the lure of the Melbourne Cup in particular has always been…

Favourites Missing from 2014 Victoria Derby Nominations

Favourites Missing from 2014 Victoria Derby Nominations

The two pre-post favourites in Victoria Derby 2014 betting are missing from the list of official nominations taken by Racing Victoria for the three-year-olds’ classic today. Running as the feature race at Flemington Racecourse on the opening day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival on Saturday November 1, this year’s $1.5 million Group 1 AAMI Victoria…

2014 Caulfield Guineas First Acceptances Leaves 108

2014 Caulfield Guineas First Acceptances Leaves 108

First acceptances for a quartet of Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival features closed today including those for the Caulfield Guineas 2014with 108 three-year-olds left in the mix for the October 11 showdown. Caulfield Guineas Day features two Group 1 races for the first time this season with the fillies facing off in the Thousand Guineas and…

Go Indy Go Leads 2014 Danehill Stakes Nominations

Go Indy Go Leads 2014 Danehill Stakes Nominations

After originally looking to resume in a Listed race at Flemington on Makybe Diva Stakes Day, connections of Champagne Stakes winning filly Go Indy Go have opted to nominate the star for the Danehill Stakes 2014. The Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas-trained, Adelaide-based daughter of Bernardini is one of a bumper 23 three-year-olds nominated for…

McKenzie Stakes 2014 Too Short for Merion

McKenzie Stakes 2014 Too Short for Merion

Michael Moroney knows the 1200m of Saturday’s 2014 McKenzie Stakes at Moonee Valley is going to be short of his galloper Merion’s best but is still confident of a nice resuming run from the Caulfield Guineashope. One of 26 three-year-old colts and geldings nominated for the $120,000 Listed Essendon Nissan McKenzie Stakes (1200m) at Moonee…

2014 McKenzie Stakes Nominations Feature Divan

2014 McKenzie Stakes Nominations Feature Divan

An exciting prospect from the Macedon Lodge stables kicks off a Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival campaign with the Robert Hickmott-trained Divan nominated for the McKenzie Stakes 2014. One of two black-type races on the Moonee Valley card for Saturday, the $120,000 Listed Essendon Nissan McKenzie Stakes (1200m) this year attracted a bumper 26 nominations. The…

Easy Drama Heads 2014 Anzac Day Stakes Field & Odds

Easy Drama Heads 2014 Anzac Day Stakes Field & Odds

Peter Moody will saddle up the top fancy for the aptly named Anzac Day Stakes 2014 at Flemington on Friday with Easy Drama having just their second career start. One of two Black Types on the Melbourne race card this ANZAC Day, the $120,000 Listed Anzac Day Stakes (1410m) is set to run as Flemington…