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2017 Geelong Cup Day Tips: Wednesday Racing Selections

2017 Geelong Cup Day Tips: Wednesday Racing Selections

Geelong Cup Day 2017 headlines the midweek racing action as the countdown the Ladbrokes Cox Plate on Saturday heats up and below are the Races.com.au team’s insider tips across the card. A nine race program at Geelong Racecourse kicks off at 12:30pm (AEDT) and continues through until 5:20pm (AEDT). There are scattered showers early on…

Derby Dream Alive for Geelong Classic Winner Captain Duffy

Derby Dream Alive for Geelong Classic Winner Captain Duffy

The 2016 Victoria Derby dream is still alive for the Phillip Stokes-trained colt Captain Duffy after his upset win in the Geelong Classic on Wednesday. The King Cugat three-year-old lined-up in this season’s $120,000 Listed Geelong Classic (2200m) on Geelong Cup Day as a $31 roughie in betting after an unplaced run at Flemington on…

2016 Geelong Cup Day Scratchings & Track Report

2016 Geelong Cup Day Scratchings & Track Report

The countdown to the Melbourne Cup is well and truly on marked by Geelong Cup Day 2016 taking place in Victoria today, 13 days before the ‘race that stops a nation’. For the past 144 years the Geelong Cup has been run and won, and as time goes on the now $300,000 Group 3 staying…

Capacity 2016 Geelong Classic Field Confirmed

Capacity 2016 Geelong Classic Field Confirmed

A talented and capacity field of sixteen plus four emergencies has been confirmed for Wednesday’s Listed Geelong Classic (2200m); highlighted by the inclusion of several three-year-olds targeting this year’s Victoria Derby and Crown Oaks. Godolphin will launch a multipronged attack in the race after trainer John O’Shea confirmed both Nemrud and Resort in the 2016…

Nizomi and Preferment Rocket Up 2014 Victoria Derby Betting Chart

Nizomi and Preferment Rocket Up 2014 Victoria Derby Betting Chart

Nozomi, first home in the Listed Geelong Classic (2200m), and Preferment, hot on his heels in second place, were both winners following today’s race. Nozomi earned himself a start in the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) on November 1 following his hard-fought victory while Preferment has seen his Victoria Derby odds at tighten to $4.80…

2013 Geelong Classic Results – Gamblin’ Guru Wins But Unlikely For Victoria Derby

2013 Geelong Classic Results – Gamblin’ Guru Wins But Unlikely For Victoria Derby

Leon Macdonald-trained Gamblin’ Guru led from start to finish to win the Listed Geelong Classic (2200m) this afternoon but is unlikely to be entered for the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2400m) at Flemington next Saturday. Jockey Steven Arnold took Gamblin’ Guru straight to the front of the field and while he didn’t settle immediately kept…

Johnson Enjoys Fairytale Return To Australian Racing

Johnson Enjoys Fairytale Return To Australian Racing

Veteran trainer Murray Johnson has enjoyed a fairytale return to Australian racing with his first runner Correggio victorious in the Happy 60th Birthday Tom Bishop (1309m) at Seymour yesterday. Johnson spent the better part of three decades operating as a trainer in the United States but returned home to work with brother Tim at Ealing…

Solemn Wins 2012 Geelong Classic but Derby no Certainty

Solemn Wins 2012 Geelong Classic but Derby no Certainty

Darley colt Solemn bounced back from a 2 1/2 length defeat at Hawkesbury earlier this month to run over the top of his rivals and claim the Listed 2012 Geelong Classic (2200m) today. It was by far the longest trip of the raw three-year-old’s career and he showed an appreciation for the rise in distance…

It’s A Dundeel Leads 2012 Victoria Derby First Acceptances

It’s A Dundeel Leads 2012 Victoria Derby First Acceptances

First acceptances for next month’s Victoria Derby 2012 were taken by Racing Victoria today with Murray Baker’s flying Kiwi galloper It’s A Dundeel the highest-rated of the 24 three-year-olds still in contention for the Melbourne Cup Carnival classic. The number of hopefuls heading towards the $1.5 million Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington…

Geelong Classic 2012 – Odds and Tips

Geelong Classic 2012 – Odds and Tips

Spring racing means the action never stops and as part of Geelong Cup Day tomorrow a promising group of three-year-olds will contest the Listed 2012 Geelong Classic (2200m).  For many it will be used as a lead-up to the 2012 Victoria Derby and the betting suggests it will be an open race with both Gai…