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2016 Darwin Cup Field & Betting Led by Lightinthenite

2016 Darwin Cup Field & Betting Led by Lightinthenite

Gary Clarke’s defending champion Lightinthenite leads the Darwin Cup 2016 field and early betting markets for the Northern Territory’s showcase race on Monday. Kicking off the August racing action is the $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m), the handicap feature due to run as Race 9 at 5:25pm (local). Hawks Bay (2011-12) recently went back-to-back…

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 Racecourse – Darwin Cup 2016 nominations now out. Set to run on August 1, the Horse’s Birthday, this year’s $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m), run on the sand, has attracted 19 nominations. The headline…

2016 Darwin Cup Target for Derby Winner Finke

2016 Darwin Cup Target for Derby Winner Finke

Gary Clarke’s flying three-year-old Finke is on track to become the first Darwin Triple Crown winner in two decades with the NT Derby champ set to back-up in the Darwin Cup 2016 next month at Fannie Bay. The locally trained son of Turffontein extended his winning streak to eight straight on Saturday with an impressive…

Lightinthenite Scores 2015 Darwin Cup Win

Lightinthenite Scores 2015 Darwin Cup Win

Gary Clarke’s short-priced favourite Lightinthenite saluted for the punters in Monday’s Darwin Cup 2015 with an absolute romp home in the Top End classic in record time. Ridden by ace interstate hoop Hugh Bowman who was aboard the veteran eight-year-old son of Galileo as a favour for connections, former Sydney-based Lightinthenight ($3) had an impressive…

Post D’France On Target for Darwin Cup 2015 Win

Post D’France On Target for Darwin Cup 2015 Win

Dual state trainer Stephen Brown is confident his hope in this afternoon’s 2015 Darwin Cup at Fannie Bay Post D’France is on track for a win in the Top End feature. Brown prepares horses out of both Darwin and Melbourne and today his Postponed seven-year-old Post D’France lines up as a livewire chance in the…

2015 Darwin Cup Betting Tips

2015 Darwin Cup Betting Tips

This afternoon in the Top End the Darwin Cup 2015 takes centre stage at Fannie Bay Racecourse, betting tips for the handicap classic detailed below. Due to run as Race 9 at 5:35pm (local), this year’s $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m) originally drew a final field of 12 starters plus three emergencies. The early…

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. Running as the last race on a bumper nine-event program at Fannie Bay Racecourse on Monday, this year’s $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m) features a full…

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. The headline race of the annual Darwin Cup Carnival up the Top End, this year’s $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m) is set to…

Bowman Lands 2015 Darwin Cup Ride on Lightinthenite

Bowman Lands 2015 Darwin Cup Ride on Lightinthenite

Top Sydney-based hoop Hugh Bowman will make the trip to the Top End on Monday to partner the Gary Clarke-trained Darwin Cup 2015 favourite Lightinthenite at Fannie Bay. There are currently 24 stayers nominated for this year’s $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m), early odds at on the lucrative handicap clash led by veteran galloper…

Lightinthenite Leads 2015 Darwin Cup Nominations & Odds

Lightinthenite Leads 2015 Darwin Cup Nominations & Odds

Gary Clarke’s in-form local veteran Lightinthenite is clear early favourite among the Darwin Cup 2015 nominations for Monday’s feature race at Fannie Bay. Early markets at on this year’s $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m), which attracted 24 nominations, are clearly led by Galileo seven-year-old Lightinthenite who turns eight on Saturday. A winner of seven…