News About Durnford

Prince Of Penzance Included In 2014 Mornington Cup Field

Prince Of Penzance Included In 2014 Mornington Cup Field

Prince Of Penzance has been included in the 2014 Mornington Cup final field; with trainer Darren Weir electing to keep the progressive stayer in Victoria rather than head to Tasmania for the Group 3 Launceston Cup (2400m). The Pentire gelding has performed strongly throughout his summer preparation, winning at Moonee Valley on December 28 by…

2014 Mornington Cup Nominations Released

2014 Mornington Cup Nominations Released

The 2014 Mornington Cup nominations have been released; with sixteen stayers a chance of chasing direct entry into the Caulfield Cup in the Listed event at Mornington next Wednesday. Headlining the Mornington Cup nominations is Darren Weir-trained Prince Of Penzance, who stamped himself as the favourite for the race with his tough win in the Listed…

2014 Mornington Cup Prelude Weights Released

2014 Mornington Cup Prelude Weights Released

Ethiopia could have the chance to record his first win in almost two years after being included in the 2014 Mornington Cup Prelude nominations. Ethiopia broke his maiden with a win in the 2012 Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m), but has been unable to record another race victory in eleven subsequent starts. The Helenus gelding…

Tuscan Fires to Win 2013 Mornington Cup – Results

Tuscan Fires to Win 2013 Mornington Cup – Results

Ballarat gelding Tuscan Fire ran the race of his life and in doing so gained qualification into the 2013 Caulfield Cup when scoring a dominant victory in the Listed $350,000 2013 Mornington Cup (2400m) today. The Dan O’Sullivan-trained gelding had been showing strong form at city tracks but stepped it up a gear to claim a…

Award Season Gains Mornington Cup 2013 Start

Award Season Gains Mornington Cup 2013 Start

Kris Lees’ highly spruiked Sydney Award Season has gained a start in this afternoon’s 2013 Mornington Cup as the first emergency following yesterday’s scratching of Dame Claire much to the relief of their Broadmeadow-based trainer. When markets for the $350,000 Listed Mornington Cup (2400m) were first released it was Tuscan Fire heading the odds however…

Carey Eyes Caulfield Cup 2013 Ballot Exemption at Mornington

Carey Eyes Caulfield Cup 2013 Ballot Exemption at Mornington

Local trainer Pat Carey has accepted for a quartet of his stayers in Wednesday’s 2013 Mornington Cup as he looks to qualify one of them for a far more ambitious target later in the year – the $2.5 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m). Victoria’s richest country cup clash, the $350,000 Listed Mornington Cup…

Tuscan Fire Narrow 2013 Mornington Cup Betting Favourite

Tuscan Fire Narrow 2013 Mornington Cup Betting Favourite

Dan O’Sullivan’s consistent six-year-old stayer Tuscan Fire has opened favourite in the Mornington Cup 2013 odds for this Wednesday but there are a number of rival gallopers hot on their heels in the markets. Running as Mornington Race 8 at 4:00pm (AEST) this year’s edition of the $350,000 Listed Centrebet Mornington Cup (2400m) drew 14…

Classy Mornington Cup 2013 Field Released

Classy Mornington Cup 2013 Field Released

This Wednesday the mid-week racing action at Mornington will see the latest Melbourne Festival of Racing stakes showdown take place with the lucrative 2013 Mornington Cup stealing the show. Scheduled as Race 8 at 4:00pm (AEST) this year’s $350,000 Listed Mornington Cup (2400m) has drawn a capacity final field of 14 starters plus three emergencies….

Prelude Win Earns Durnford 2013 Mornington Cup Shot

Prelude Win Earns Durnford 2013 Mornington Cup Shot

The Mornington Cup 2013 on Wednesday week is now firmly on the agenda for Pat Carey’s local four-year-old after Durnford won the $120,000 Listed National Jockeys’ Trust Mornington Cup Prelude (2000m) at Caulfield Racecourse over the weekend. Coming off a nice second at Sandown from last month the Helenus gelding saluted as  $9 chance in…

Mornington Cup Prelude 2013 Odds – Elusive King Narrow Favourite

Mornington Cup Prelude 2013 Odds – Elusive King Narrow Favourite

Peter Moody’s in-form five-year-old Elusive King has opened favourite for this Saturday’s 2013 Mornington Cup Prelude at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse after a nice run at Flemington last time out. The Elusive Quality gelding is one of 12 staying types engaged for the $120,000 Listed National Jockeys’ Trust Mornington Cup Prelude (2000m) on the weekend, Elusive…