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2016 Melbourne Cup Ride on Signoff for Coffey

2016 Melbourne Cup Ride on Signoff for Coffey

Young Victorian hoop Harry Coffey has been confirmed as the early Melbourne Cup 2016 jockey for the Darren Weir-trained Signoff by connections of the stayer if he makes it into the field for the ‘race that stops a nation’ this spring. Weir won last year’s $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) with 101/1…

Injury Forces Puissance De Lune’s Early Retirement

Injury Forces Puissance De Lune’s Early Retirement

A joint injury has forced the early retirement of the Darren Weir-trained one-time Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De Lune who will now prepare for the next stage of his career serving at stud. The Ballarat-based Weir noticed an injury to seven-year-old Shamardal stallion Puissance De Lune while the grey galloper was preparing for an autumn…

Rawiller Ready for PB Lawrence Stakes Reunion

Rawiller Ready for PB Lawrence Stakes Reunion

Top hoop Brad Rawiller is excited to reunite with Saturday’s 2014 PB Lawrence Stakes favourite Puissance de Lune nearly two years on from losing the ride on the one time Melbourne Cup fancy. Connections of the Darren Weir-trained Shamardal grey this weekend reengage the services of Rawiller who was replaced by fellow jockey Glen Boss…

Caulfield Kick-Off for Melbourne Cup 2013 Favourite this Saturday

Caulfield Kick-Off for Melbourne Cup 2013 Favourite this Saturday

This Saturday at Caulfield Racecourse fans and punters will get their first official look at the Melbourne Cup 2013 favourite Puissance De Lune when Darren Weir’s Ballarat galloper resumes racing in the $220,000 Group 2 P.B. Lawrence Stakes (1400m). Always an anticipated spring lead-up for some star stayers, the 2013 P.B. Lawrence Stakes will be…

Melbourne Cup Winner Americain to Stand at Swettenham Stud

Melbourne Cup Winner Americain to Stand at Swettenham Stud

Prestigious Victorian stud Swettenham Stud has been named as the new home for 2010 Melbourne Cup hero Americain as the $5.9 million earner begins their new breeding career as a stallion. A winner of 11 of their 34 starts as a racehorse the American-bred, Australian-owned and French-trained champ earned close to six million dollars in…

Retired Melbourne Cup Winner Americain to Stand at Calumet Farm

Retired Melbourne Cup Winner Americain to Stand at Calumet Farm

A stud deal for retired champion French thoroughbred Americain has been secured with the 2010 Melbourne Cup winner to stand at Calumet Farm in Kentucky. Most recently prepared by Alain de Royer Dupre, and for a brief time Australia’s David Hayes for a three run campaign during this year’s autumn carnival, the eight-year-old son of…

Americain Won’t Defend Title in 2012 Zipping Classic – Retired

Americain Won’t Defend Title in 2012 Zipping Classic – Retired

Star French stayer Americain will not defend his title in the Group 2 2012 Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown on Saturday week with connections announcing the 2010 Melbourne Cup winner has been retired. The eight-year-old won last year’s Zipping Classic, otherwise known as the Sandown Classic, by a length ahead of Manighar but owner Gerry…

Americain Can Become Part Of Peter Pan Legend in 2012 Melbourne Cup

Americain Can Become Part Of Peter Pan Legend in 2012 Melbourne Cup

Support in the markets has come for star French stayer Americain ahead of the 2012 Melbourne Cup but many might not realise just how difficult a task the 2010 winner faces. The eight-year-old, who will be starting in his third Melbourne Cup, will attempt to become the first horse since the legendary Peter Pan in…

Can The Ollie Factor Win Americain The 2012 Melbourne Cup?

Can The Ollie Factor Win Americain The 2012 Melbourne Cup?

Americain has retained his favouritism for the 2012 Melbourne Cup after drawing barrier 12 for the race in two days’ time. The seven-year-old will have to contend with an impressive line-up of 24 runners in the field, including last year’s winner Dunaden. However, Americain has proven himself in the Melbourne Cup before and remains the…

Puissance De Lune Scores Dominant Bendigo Cup 2012 Win – Results

Puissance De Lune Scores Dominant Bendigo Cup 2012 Win – Results

Darren Weir-trained import Puissance De Lune continued his excellent form since arriving in Australia today, storming home for an eight-length win in the $250,000 2012 Bendigo Cup (2400m). With star jockey Glen Boss aboard, the Irish-bred entire jumped keenly before being held just off the lead as Fiumicino set a reasonable tempo up front. The…