News About Ed Walker

2014 Lexus Stakes Hopes for Glorious Protector

2014 Lexus Stakes Hopes for Glorious Protector

Ed Walker is keen to taste Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival success again this season, the British trainer planning to bring Glorious Protector down under for a shot at the Lexus Stakes 2014 that he won last year with Ruscello. Now prepared in Melbourne by Robert Smerdon, Cape Cross gelding Ruscello had a three run campaign…

Will Ruscello Win Lexus Stakes – Melbourne Cup 2013 Double?

Will Ruscello Win Lexus Stakes – Melbourne Cup 2013 Double?

Only eight horses in history have done it and on Tuesday British raider Ruscello will attempt to win the Lexus Stakes – 2013 Melbourne Cup double. Just last Saturday the Ed Walker-trained five-year-old earned an 11th hour shot at the $6 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) when they earned a ballot free ride…

Melbourne Cup Barriers 2013 – Fiorente Favourite in 5

Melbourne Cup Barriers 2013 – Fiorente Favourite in 5

The highly-anticipated Melbourne Cup barrier draw 2013 has been determined with early favourite Fiorente drawing ideally in barrier five for trainer Gai Waterhouse shooting for her maiden win in the ‘race that stops a nation’. Waterhouse’s other chance in the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), French import Tres Blue, didn’t fare as…

Melbourne Cup Field 2013 Announced

Melbourne Cup Field 2013 Announced

Final acceptances revealing the capacity 24-horse Melbourne Cup field 2013 have officially been announced with the stayers lining up in the 153rdedition of the ‘race that stops a nation’ now known. Let the betting begin on the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), scheduled as Flemington Race 7 at 3:00pm (AEST) next Tuesday…

Likely 2013 Melbourne Cup Field

Likely 2013 Melbourne Cup Field

The official 2013 Melbourne Cup final field is due to be released shortly and here you will find the likely field for the $6 million race. With Ruscello’s connections opting to accept following his 2013 Lexus Stakes win earlier today, Bart Cummings’ Precedence is expected to just missed out on a spot in the Melbourne Cup….

No 13th Melbourne Cup Winner for Cummings in 2013

No 13th Melbourne Cup Winner for Cummings in 2013

The dream for Bart Cummings to shoot for a baker’s dozen of Melbourne Cup winners has come to an end with the horse he co-trains with grandson James, Precedence, now set to miss out on a start in the 2013 edition next Tuesday. With the 24-horse field for the iconic $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates…

2013 Melbourne Cup Run Uncertain For Lexus Stakes Winner Ruscello

2013 Melbourne Cup Run Uncertain For Lexus Stakes Winner Ruscello

Ruscello has earned himself a spot in the $6 million Melbourne Cup by claiming today’s 2013 Lexus Stakes at Flemington. However, despite coming in from equal 41st on the order of entry to  now being guaranteed a run, he still may not take his place in the field. Trainer Ed Walkerhad already made his mind…

OTI Strengthen Melbourne Cup 2013 Contingent

OTI Strengthen Melbourne Cup 2013 Contingent

Growing Australian-based racing syndicate OTI are on the hunt yet again for that champion stayer to win the world’s richest handicap having purchased a quartet of new European thoroughbreds that will be aimed at the 2013 Melbourne Cup this spring. They had a strong contingent of gallopers present at last year’s Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival…