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2017 Melbourne Cup Target for Darabad

2017 Melbourne Cup Target for Darabad

Imported French galloper Darabad may have had just the one run down under to date but already trainer Robbie Laing has named the Melbourne Cup 2017 as the horse’s major spring target. The five-year-old son of Dansili has had just the eight career starts to date, his sole win being a Listed race over the…

Qewy draws the rails in 2016 Sandown Cup

Qewy draws the rails in 2016 Sandown Cup

Melbourne Cup fourth placegetter Qewy has drawn barrier one in the Listed $150,000 Sandown Cup (3200m) at Sandown on Saturday. Qewy, from the powerful Godolphin stable, could give English trainer Charlie Appleby another feature race win after the seven year old won the Group 3 $300,000 Geelong Cup (2400m) at Geelong on October 19. Qewy…

Francis Of Assisi demolishes the Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field

Francis Of Assisi demolishes the Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field

Godolphin owned stayer Francis Of Assisi put in strong claims for next year’s Melbourne Cup with a ten lengths demolition of the field in the Group 3 $300,000 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) at Flemington today. English jockey William Buick had Francis Of Assisi ($5.50) travelling sweetly behind the predicted leader Tom Melbourne ($2.40 favourite) and…

Oceanographer to Melbourne Cup Following Lexus Stakes Win

Oceanographer to Melbourne Cup Following Lexus Stakes Win

Godolphin runner Oceanographer has confirmed himself as a Melbourne Cup starter after producing a huge turn of foot to win the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) at Flemington this afternoon. Oceanographer had to win the Lexus Stakes to be guaranteed a position in Tuesday’s race that stops a nation, but jockey Kerrin McEvoy elected to…

Geelong Cup Winner Qewy Chases 2016 Melbourne Cup Start

Geelong Cup Winner Qewy Chases 2016 Melbourne Cup Start

The Godolphin team are now chasing a Melbourne Cup 2016 start on the first Tuesday of November with dour stayer Qewy who passed the first ballot clause for the ‘race that stops a nation’ with his all-the-way Geelong Cup win on Wednesday. The $300,000 Group 3 Geelong Cup (2400m) looked to be lacking the class…

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…

2016 Geelong Cup Tips & Odds Update

2016 Geelong Cup Tips & Odds Update

The Geelong Cup 2016 takes centre stage in Victoria today, Wednesday October 19, betting tips and the latest odds on the historic staying showdown and early Melbourne Cup betting guide found below. Due to jump at 4:00pm (AEDT) as Geelong Race 7 this afternoon, the $300,000 Group 3 Geelong Cup (2400m) field is down to…

Grey Lion Leads 2016 Geelong Cup Betting

Grey Lion Leads 2016 Geelong Cup Betting

Matt Cumani’s imported stallion Grey Lion is the narrow favourite in the updated Geelong Cup 2016 betting markets for Wednesday following two early scratchings from the field. In recent years the $300,000 Group 3 Geelong Cup (2400m) has served as a key lead-up to the ‘race that stops a nation’ – the $6.2 million Group…

2016 Geelong Cup Field and Barrier Draw

2016 Geelong Cup Field and Barrier Draw

Eleven talented runners have been confirmed in the 2016 Geelong Cup field, to be run at Geelong Racecourse on Wednesday. Historically used as a final point of call for stayers targeting the Melbourne Cup, the 2016 Geelong Cup field again boasts a number of classy internationals who will make their Australian debuts in the race,…

Grey Lion Still Chasing Geelong Cup 2016

Grey Lion Still Chasing Geelong Cup 2016

A disappointing last in the Prix Kergorlay over the weekend has seen Ballarat horseman Matt Cumani change spring targets down under for Grey Lion who will travel over for a shot at the 2016 Geelong Cup. Originally Cumani, who will take over the preparation of the Andre Fabre-trained French galloper in Australia, hoped to have…