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Ibicenco Heads Sandown Cup Betting Odds 2012

Ibicenco Heads Sandown Cup Betting Odds 2012

Luca Cumani’s one-time Melbourne Cup hopeful Ibicenco has opened favourite for another two-mile spring showdown, the English raider the top fancy for this Saturday’s 2012 Sandown Cup. The Shirocco stallion was bought over with two other stablemates as Cumani looked to break through with his maiden victory in the world’s richest handicap. Five-year-old Ibicenco however…

Ironstein Tops 2012 Sandown Cup Final Field

Ironstein Tops 2012 Sandown Cup Final Field

Gerald Ryan’s evergreen seven-year-old stayer Ironstein will be after their break through win this spring when they take on a crack field of end of season stayers in the Sandown Cup 2012 on Saturday. One of nine black-type races on a bumper Sandown Hill program this weekend, the $150,000 Listed Sandown Cup (3200m) is due…

Fictional Account Likely 2012 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Scratching

Fictional Account Likely 2012 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Scratching

Trainer David Hayes is leaning towards scratching his veteran mare Fictional Account from Saturday’s Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2012 field and saving her for the $200,000 Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day. The seven-year-old Stravinsky mare is one of 11 gallopers currently accepted to contest the $250,000 Group 2 Drake…

Melbourne Cup Horses Saturate Geelong Cup 2012 Nominations

Melbourne Cup Horses Saturate Geelong Cup 2012 Nominations

Next Wednesday, October 24, one of the most crucial 2012 Melbourne Cup lead-up races will take place in Victoria with the $300,000 Group 3 Geelong Cup (2400m), nominations for which are now out. This year the 2012 Geelong Cup has attracted 23 early entries, all but two of which are also still in the running…

Official Caulfield Cup 2012 Field Announced

Official Caulfield Cup 2012 Field Announced

Australia’s premier mile and a half race will take place at Caulfield Racecourse this Saturday, October 20, with the first of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival majors running – the 2012 Caulfield Cup field released this afternoon. Originally 23 horses were paid up for at final acceptance stage this morning for the $2.5 million Group…

2012 Melbourne Cup Hope Struggles on Australian Debut

2012 Melbourne Cup Hope Struggles on Australian Debut

Irish-bred mare Fictional Account struggled on Australian soil debut on Saturday after previously being touted as a potential 2012 Melbourne Cup contender. Prior to Saturday’s Stirling Mortlock Handicap (2000m) at Flemington, trainer David Hayes was confident the seven-year-old was showing promising signs and was hopeful she would go on to feature in the nation’s richest…

American Import Well Ahead of 2012 Melbourne Spring Carnival

American Import Well Ahead of 2012 Melbourne Spring Carnival

Star American import Winchester is settling in well to life in Australia ahead of a Melbourne Spring Carnival campaign that could feature starts the prestigious 2012 Caulfield and Melbourne Cups. Bought by Rosemont Stud in Victoria, the three-time Group 1 winner has begun work at Flemington under trainer John Sadler and is adapting well to…

Fictional Account Starts 2012 Melbourne Cup Campaign

Fictional Account Starts 2012 Melbourne Cup Campaign

David Hayes’ recent Northern Hemisphere acquisition Fictional Account is gearing up for their debut down under this weekend, the seven-year-old mare hopefully heading down the Melbourne Cup 2012 path. Formerly prepared in Ireland by Mrs VC Ward, the Stravinsky mare will step out for the first time in over 300 days when they run in…