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2012 Toorak Handicap Target for King Mufhasa

2012 Toorak Handicap Target for King Mufhasa

Stephen McKee’s evergreen veteran Kiwi King Mufhasa is on track for another raid on the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival this season where the now eight-year-old will vie for back-to-back wins in the Toorak Handicap 2012.

King Mufhasa will head to Melbourne to defend his Toorak Handicap crown this October

The Pentire gelding took their impressive career record to ...

Ocean Park in 2012 Cox Plate Betting Ballpark

Ocean Park in 2012 Cox Plate Betting Ballpark

Gary Hennessy’s smart Kiwi galloper Ocean Park put themselves firmly in Cox Plate 2012 contention in this spring after a successful four-year-old debut back home in the Makfi Challenge Stakes at Hastings in New Zealand on the weekend.

The Thorn Park stallion has now won four of their eight career starts, two of those runs having been on Aussie ...

Jimmy Choux Secures 2011 Cox Plate Betting Favouritism

Jimmy Choux Secures 2011 Cox Plate Betting Favouritism

In-form Kiwi sensation Jimmy Choux has confirmed their top spot in the Cox Plate 2011 odds after securing their second Group 1 win on the trot back home in New Zealand over the weekend.

Jimmy Choux is the clearcut 2011 Cox Plate favourite having won back-to-back elite levels in New Zealand this season

Thorn Park four-year-old Jimmy Choux backed up ...

Jimmy Choux Shoe-In for 2011 Cox Plate Favouritism

Jimmy Choux Shoe-In for 2011 Cox Plate Favouritism

Gun New Zealand galloper Jimmy Choux has overtaken Whobegotyou in the Cox Plate 2011 odds, John Bary’s four-year-old now the favourite for Australasia’s weight-for-age championship after winning at Hastings over the weekend.

Jimmy Choux has firmed into the 2011 Cox Plate favourite

Thorn Park stallion Jimmy Choux enjoyed a sensational three-year-old racing season with victories including the Group 1 ...

Betting Hits the Wall for 2011 Challenge Stakes

Betting Hits the Wall for 2011 Challenge Stakes

Last year’s Emirates Stakes winner Wall Street has opened favourite to defeat the likes of Rosehill Guineas hero Jimmy Choux and early 2011 Melbourne Cup tip Scarlett Lady in the Makfi Challenge Stakes 2011 at Hastings in New Zealand this Saturday.

Jimmy Choux is the second favourite in the Challenge Stakes betting markets

Despite taking place across the Tasman, the ...

Scarlett Lady Wide but Ready for 2011 Challenge Stakes

Scarlett Lady Wide but Ready for 2011 Challenge Stakes

One of the top 2011 Melbourne Cup fancies, Scarlett Lady, resumes in New Zealand’s Challenge Stakes at Hastings this Saturday and despite her awkward barrier 12 draw trainer Graeme Rogerson in convinced she has the class to win first-up.

The new-season return of Scarlett Lady is one of the most anticipated of any spring-bound galloper after the now four-year-old ...

Kiwi Cup Winners on Course for Melbourne Cup Carnival 2011

Kiwi Cup Winners on Course for Melbourne Cup Carnival 2011

Two former New Zealand Cup winners, My Scotsgrey and Showcause, are preparing for possible campaigns down under where the pair will target glory during Flemington’s 2011 Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Prepared by father and son trainers Frank and Shaune Ritchie, Showcause and My Scotsgrey both showed off their spring potential in an exhibition gallop between races at Ruakaka last ...

McDonald Weighs in on Melbourne Cup 2011

McDonald Weighs in on Melbourne Cup 2011

Kiwi riding marvel James McDonald is eagerly awaiting the biggest moment of his jockeying career, the 2011 Melbourne Cup, but to guarantee the mount on Queensland Oaks winner Scarlett Lady the ace apprentice must watch his weight.

Flemington Racecourse - where McDonald hopes to be on Scarlett Lady for the 2011 Melbourne Cup

Graeme Rogerson’s boom Savabeel mare ...

Tamer Melbourne Race Suits Spring Lion

Tamer Melbourne Race Suits Spring Lion

Last year’s Victoria Derby winner Lion Tamer has returned as “good as gold” according to his Cambridge-based trainer Murray Baker, the Kiwi galloper looking likely to race first-up in Melbourne ahead of their 2011 Cox Plate and Spring Cups campaign.

Victoria Derby winner Lion Tamer will target the 2011 Cox Plate and Spring Cups this season

Storming Home four-year-old ...

2011 Cox Plate Right Fit for Jimmy Choux

2011 Cox Plate Right Fit for Jimmy Choux

Hastings-based New Zealand trainer John Bary is so confident that the Cox Plate 2011 is the ideal race for his gun four-year-old Jimmy Choux that he chose not to nominate the triple Group 1 winner for any of the other Melbourne Spring Carnival majors.

Jimmy Choux will target the 2011 Cox Plate and not the Spring Cups

Yesterday Racing Victoria...