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Japanese Feature in 2017 Sydney Cup Nominations

Japanese Feature in 2017 Sydney Cup Nominations

The Sydney Cup 2017 nominations for the April 8 classic during this season’s The Championships are now out and the Japanese raiders are out in force. Early entries for the 10 Royal Randwick feature races held on April 1 and 8 for The Championships this autumn closed on Monday including those for the $2 million…

2016 Caulfield Cup First Acceptances: 15 Internationals

2016 Caulfield Cup First Acceptances: 15 Internationals

Fifteen international raiders remain in Caulfield Cup 2016 contention after Racing Victoria received a bumper crop of overseas gallopers at first acceptance stage for the October 15 classic this week. Down from last year (114), there are 108 first acceptors for the $3 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) including nine for Irish horseman…

Mallyon Rides The United States in Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes

Mallyon Rides The United States in Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes

Prolific Australian racehorse owner Lloyd Williams is happy to have jockey Katelyn Mallyon aboard his returning Cox Plate hope The United States in the 2016 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes at Moonee Valley on the weekend. A capacity final field of weight-for-age stars line-up in this Saturday’s $250,000 Group 2 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes…

Internationals Top 2016 Caulfield Cup Weights

Internationals Top 2016 Caulfield Cup Weights

The Aidan O’Brien-trained duo of Highland Reel and Order Of St George have been allocated the equal 58kg top weight for the Caulfield Cup 2016 with handicaps released by Racing Victoria this week. Irish horseman O’Brien has a dozen nominees for this season’s $3 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m), the lucrative mile and…

2016 Melbourne Cup: Trip To Paris Not Confirmed

2016 Melbourne Cup: Trip To Paris Not Confirmed

Last year’s fourth-placed international raider Trip To Paris needs to win a lead-up overseas before his British trainer Ed Dunlop confirms a Melbourne Cup 2016 bid this season. Dunlop is best known down under for his three Melbourne Cup seconds with the late great Red Cadeaux. He also prepared fourth past the post behind Prince…

Melham to Ride Tavago in Memsie Stakes 2016

Melham to Ride Tavago in Memsie Stakes 2016

Jockey Ben Melham will shoot for a second Memsie Stakes winning ride when he partners ATC Derby winner Tavago in the Caulfield clash first-up at the end of the month. Melham guided the Peter Moody-trained Dissident to victory in the 2014 edition of the $500,000 Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m), which kicks off elite level…

2016 Caulfield Cup Betting: Tarzino New Favourite

2016 Caulfield Cup Betting: Tarzino New Favourite

Mick Price’s Victoria Derby winner Tarzino has been elevated to top spot in futures Caulfield Cup 2016 betting after the omission of one-time favourite Winx at nomination stage for the October 15 classic. On Tuesday Racing Victoria received 170 nominations for the $3 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m), but original ante-post favourite Winx…

2016 Caulfield Cup Nominations Missing Winx

2016 Caulfield Cup Nominations Missing Winx

Despite holding top spot in pre-nomination betting the Chris Waller-trained Winx was not nominated for the Caulfield Cup 2016 when early entries for the October 15 classic closed on Tuesday. The superstar mare was the headliner of 157 nominations taken for this year’s $3 million Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m), where she’ll defend her title…

Melbourne Cup Considered for Trip To Paris

Melbourne Cup Considered for Trip To Paris

English horseman Ed Dunlop is considering a return to Victoria with last year’s Melbourne Cup fourth placegetter Trip To Paris who races next-up in the Lonsdale Cup in August The Champs Elysees gelding enjoyed a stellar campaign this time last year in the UK and down under that he’ll be out to replicate after a…

Scottish Targets 2016 Cox Plate Down Under

Scottish Targets 2016 Cox Plate Down Under

Godolphin-raced European galloper Scottish could be Melbourne bound this spring with the Cox Plate 2016 on the agenda for the classy Charlie Appleby trained horse. Over the weekend the four-year-old won the Listed Steventon Stakes over 2011m at Newbury, jockey James Doyle guiding the son of Teofilo to victory over Berkshire. Third in the same…