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2017 Sydney Cup Weights & Ballot Led By Almandin

2017 Sydney Cup Weights & Ballot Led By Almandin

The reigning Melbourne Cup winning German import Almandin has been allocated the 58kg top weight for the Sydney Cup 2017 this autumn racing carnival. Handicaps for both the $3 million Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) on April 1 and the $2 million Group 1 Schweppes Sydney Cup (3200m) on April 8 were released by Racing…

So Si Bon takes his place in 2016 Zipping Classic Field

So Si Bon takes his place in 2016 Zipping Classic Field

Three year old So Si Bon will take on the older horses in the Group 2 $300,000 Quayclean Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown on Saturday. Trainer Robbie Laing had also nominated So Si Bon for the Group 2 $250,000 Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas (1600m) for the three year olds but chose to go with the weight…

Almandin Leads 2016 Zipping Classic Nominations

Almandin Leads 2016 Zipping Classic Nominations

Fifteen stayers have been included in 2016 Zipping Classic nominations; highlighted by the pending appearance of some of the Spring Carnival’s standout performers including Melbourne Cup winner Almandin. Almandin has been a strong and consistent performer throughout his entire racing career so far but has undoubtedly returned to racing in career-best form this time. Placing…

Can Almandin be the Melbourne Cup Winner 2016 for Williams?

Can Almandin be the Melbourne Cup Winner 2016 for Williams?

Lloyd Williams is the most successful Melbourne Cup winning owner with his four victories in the ‘race that stops a nation’ and one of the best chances for him to secure a fifth ‘Loving Trophy’ in 2016 is Almandin. The goliath owner and businessman dominated the Melbourne Cup results with: Just A Dash (1981), What…

2016 Melbourne Cup Tips: Hoodoos & History

2016 Melbourne Cup Tips: Hoodoos & History

The Melbourne Cup has a long and esteemed history, and all those runnings of the ‘race that stops a nation’ have revealed plenty of hoodoos and trends you can use for your Melbourne Cup 2016 tips this Tuesday. 24 horses line-up in the world’s richest handicap when the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup…

2016 Melbourne Cup Form Guide & Betting Preview

2016 Melbourne Cup Form Guide & Betting Preview

The Melbourne Cup 2016 lights up Flemington Racecourse as Race 7 at 3:00pm (AEDT) on Tuesday, November 2, and below is a comprehensive form guide analysis and betting preview on the ‘race that stops a nation’. A capacity field of 24 horses take to the track in the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup…

2016 Melbourne Cup Field Confirmed

2016 Melbourne Cup Field Confirmed

A talented and capacity list of twenty-four stayers has been confirmed to descend on Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday, following the official release of the 2016 Melbourne Cup field this afternoon. Godolphin runner Hartnell has returned to racing in career-best form this season and remains a clear favourite to post his best ever result this week…

2016 Melbourne Cup Betting Update

2016 Melbourne Cup Betting Update

Hartnell remains on top of 2016 Melbourne Cup betting markets after he finished second behind Winx in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley this afternoon. Hartnell was no match for Winx in the final stages of the Cox Plate – she almost effortlessly put eight lengths on her rivals to record the most dominant Cox…

2016 Cox Plate Day Tips & Preview

2016 Cox Plate Day Tips & Preview

The second of the ‘Big 3’ Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival majors plays out at the notoriously tight Moonee Valley circuit this weekend with Winx defending her Cox Plate crown and we’ve got all the best Cox Plate Day 2016 tips below. With seven Group races scattered across the 10 event line-up there’s something for everyone…

Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2016 Betting Tips & Update

Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2016 Betting Tips & Update

The major staying showdown on the Cox Plate Day card this Saturday in Melbourne is the 2016 Moonee Valley Gold Cup, betting tips and the updated odds on the clash found below. Running as Race 8 at 4:10pm (AEDT), this season’s $300,000 Group 2 Antler Luggage Moonee Valley Gold Cup (2500m) field runs under capacity…