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Melbourne Cup Horses Top 2017 Geelong Cup Nominations

Melbourne Cup Horses Top 2017 Geelong Cup Nominations

Geelong Cup 2017 nominations for next Wednesday’s Melbourne Cup lead-up are now out with 14 of the 23 early entries also in the mix for the ‘race that stops a nation’ on the first Tuesday of November. The Group 3 $300,000 Geelong Cup (2400m) has produced a number of Melbourne Cup winners over the years…

Blue Sapphire Stakes Winner Formality onto Coolmore Stud Stakes 2017

Blue Sapphire Stakes Winner Formality onto Coolmore Stud Stakes 2017

Lindsay Park head trainer David Hayes has confirmed Melbourne Cup Carnival ambitions to run their filly Formality in the 2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes down the Flemington straight after her Blue Sapphire Stakes win on Wednesday. The daughter of Fastnet Rock bounced back to winning form at Caulfield Racecourse in the Group 3 $350,000 Blue Sapphire…

Royal Symphony Takes on Winx in Cox Plate 2017

Royal Symphony Takes on Winx in Cox Plate 2017

Trainer Tony McEvoy has confirmed plans to head into the 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate clash against super mare Winx with his beaten Caulfield Guineas favourite Royal Symphony. Chris Waller’s Hall of Famer Winx has won the past two editions of the Group 1 $3 million Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley in emphatic fashion…

Summer Passage Bypasses 2017 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas

Summer Passage Bypasses 2017 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas

Saturday’s Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas 2017 field has suffered its first casualty with the Kiwi connections of Group 1 winner Summer Passage bypassing the mile feature. Jockey Glen Boss has lost the chance to win the stallion-making race for the first time since saluting on God’s Own in 2005 after the early scratching of the Lance…

Bowman Waits for Melbourne Cup 2017 Barrier Draw

Bowman Waits for Melbourne Cup 2017 Barrier Draw

Jockey Hugh Bowman of Winx fame will try to wait until the official 2017 Melbourne Cup barrier draw before making a call on what international raider he will ride in the ‘race that stops a nation’ this spring. Bowman is in line for a ride in the $6 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m)…

2017 Melbourne Cup First Acceptances Feature 55

2017 Melbourne Cup First Acceptances Feature 55

Just 55 stayers remain in contention for the ‘race that stops a nation’ following the Melbourne Cup 2017 first acceptances taken this week. After attracting 140 nominations, entries for this year’s Group 1 $6 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) have been slashed at first acceptance stage and are up two from the same stage last…

Amelie’s Star qualifies for Melbourne Cup with win in The Bart Cummings

Amelie’s Star qualifies for Melbourne Cup with win in The Bart Cummings

Spring Carnival staying prospect Amelie’s Star earned herself a spot in the 2017 Melbourne Cup with her impressive win in the Group 3 $300,000 The Bart Cummings (2500m) at Flemington today. The winner of The Bart Cummings is exempt from the ballot for the Group 1 $6.25m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington and Amelie’s…

2017 Blazer Stakes Winner Now Or Later onto Myer Classic

2017 Blazer Stakes Winner Now Or Later onto Myer Classic

Robert Smerdon’s progressive import Now Or Later has raced her way into Myer Classic contention this Melbourne Cup Carnival after a nice win at Flemington Racecourse on Turnbull Stakes Day in the Blazer Stakes 2017. Having just her fourth start in Australia, the former Irish-raced Bushranger mare jumped double-figures in Saturday’s Group 2 $200,000 Blazer…

Myer Classic For 2017 Angst Stakes Duo Dixie Blossoms & Daysee Doom

Myer Classic For 2017 Angst Stakes Duo Dixie Blossoms & Daysee Doom

Trainer Ron Quinton enjoyed another Sydney Spring Racing Carnival feature quinella with his star mares Dixie Blossoms and Daysee Doom running one-two in the Angst Stakes 2017 on way to Melbourne for the Myer Classic. Former jockey Quinton has plenty of love for both of his impressive mares who also ran the quinella, but in…

2017 Edward Manifold Stakes Results: Bring Me Roses onto VRC Oaks

2017 Edward Manifold Stakes Results: Bring Me Roses onto VRC Oaks

Top trainer of three-year-olds this season Tony McEvoy enjoyed a Flemington win on Turnbull Stakes Day with his progressive filly Bring Me Roses running the ideal early VRC Oaks lead-up in the Edward Manifold Stakes 2017. High Chaparral filly Bring Me Roses went into Saturday’s Group 2 $200,000 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) a maiden and…