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2016 Emirates Stakes Form Guide & Betting Preview

2016 Emirates Stakes Form Guide & Betting Preview

A rejuvenated Emirates Stakes 2016 runs at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday, a detailed form guide and betting preview for the $2 million weight-for-age classic found below. Formerly run a week earlier as the Mackinnon Stakes, for the first time this year the $2 million Group 1 Emirates Stakes (2000m) takes place on the final day…

Historical Cox Plate Form 2016: Who to Back & Who to Sack

Historical Cox Plate Form 2016: Who to Back & Who to Sack

With the Australasian weight-for-age championship taking place at Moonee Valley on Saturday the punters are madly doing the Cox Plate form and tips, but who should you rule out for the win historically speaking? The iconic Cox Plate has been run and won since 1992 and is named in hour of the Moonee Valley Racing…

2016 Cox Plate Field & Barriers: Winx in Three

2016 Cox Plate Field & Barriers: Winx in Three

Australia’s best racehorse and defending champion Winx has drawn to perfection set to jump from barrier three in a 10-horse Cox Plate 2016 field at Moonee Valley Racecourse this Saturday. The Chris Waller-trained Street Cry mare is the headline final acceptor for the $3 million Group 1 W.S. Cox Plate (2040m), Australasia’s weight-for-age championship the…

Epsom Handicap Barriers 2016: Avdulla Not Happy in One

Epsom Handicap Barriers 2016: Avdulla Not Happy in One

Jockey Brenton Avdulla is booked to ride the Patrick Webster-trained Happy Clapper in Saturday’s Epsom Handicap 2016 but said barrier one is the only gate he had been hoping not to draw. A 13-starter field of milers is engaged to face off in this year’s $1 million Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) at Royal Randwick…

2016 Makybe Diva Stakes Form Guide & Betting Preview

2016 Makybe Diva Stakes Form Guide & Betting Preview

The second Group 1 feature race of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival is the Makybe Diva Stakes 2016 at Flemington Racecourse this Saturday, a detailed form guide analysis and betting preview for the mile showdown found below. Set to run as Flemington Race 7 at 4:10pm (AEST), this season’s $500,000 Group 1 PFD Food Services…

2016 Makybe Diva Stakes First-Up for Happy Trails

2016 Makybe Diva Stakes First-Up for Happy Trails

Paul Beshara’s stable star Happy Trails will bypass a traditional new season kick-off in this weekend’s Spring Stakes at home in Adelaide in favour for a later Melbourne return in the Makybe Diva Stakes 2016 next month. The Morphettville-based Beshara confirmed plans to run his veteran Good Journey nine-year-old Happy Trails first-up at Flemington Racecourse…

Happy Trails on Perth Group 1 Path

Happy Trails on Perth Group 1 Path

Paul Beshara’s old warhorse Happy Trails could target the Group 1 staying features in Perth this November after a seventh Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival campaign. The rising nine-year-old son of Good Journey’s spring preparations stepped up a notch when the Morphettville-based Beshara welcomed the gelding back into work at the start of the month. A…

Bow Creek Heads 2016 Peter Young Stakes Field & Odds

Bow Creek Heads 2016 Peter Young Stakes Field & Odds

The John O’Shea-trained Australian Cup bound Bow Creek has opened favourite to break his maiden status down under in the Peter Young Stakes 2016 at Caulfield Racecourse on the weekend. The imported son of Shamardal has had three runs down under but chases his first win on Blue Diamond Stakes Day in the $200,000 Group…

Criterion Leads 2016 Australian Cup Nominations

Criterion Leads 2016 Australian Cup Nominations

David Hayes & Tom Dabernig are gunning for back-to-back Australian Cup wins this season with their contingent for the Super Saturday clash led in 2016 by Criterion. One of two elite level majors on the Flemington card on March 12 this Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival along with the Newmarket Handicap that attracted 70 nominations, this…

2016 CF Orr Stakes Return for Hong Kong Bound Happy Trails

2016 CF Orr Stakes Return for Hong Kong Bound Happy Trails

Morphettville trainer Paul Beshara has confirmed a CF Orr Stakes 2016 return next month for his veteran galloper Happy Trails who could be Hong Kong bound later in the year. An eight-year-old son of Good Journey, the Adelaide-trained Happy Trails hasn’t raced since his eighth to French raider Gailo Chop in the Group 1 Mackinnon…