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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 ...

Jimmy Choux Takes First Step Toward Cox Plate 2011

Jimmy Choux Takes First Step Toward Cox Plate 2011

Kiwi sensation and 2011 Cox Plate hopeful Jimmy Choux will face one of their toughest career tests to date this Saturday when they take on the likes of Melbourne Cup-bound mare Scarlett Lady in the Group 1 Challenge Stakes (1400m) in New Zealand.

Jimmy Choux is set to resume racing in New Zealand's Challenge Stakes this Saturday

Prepared by ...

Lion Tamer Not Backing Down From Challenge Stakes 2011

Lion Tamer Not Backing Down From Challenge Stakes 2011

After weighing up their options, the connections of reigning Victoria Derby winner Lion Tamer have opted to bypass the $200,000 Group 2 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield this Saturday and will tackle a tough field at home in the 2011 Challenge Stakes at Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand.

Victoria Derby winner Lion Tamer resumes in the Challenge Stakes in New ...

Melbourne Cup 2011 Challenge Starts for Scarlett Lady

Melbourne Cup 2011 Challenge Starts for Scarlett Lady

Second-favourite to win the 2011 Melbourne Cup this spring, Graeme Rogerson’s well-performing Kiwi mare Scarlett Lady is set to resume racing for the season at home this Saturday, the Queensland Oaks winner taking on a tough field of rivals in the Group 1 Makfi Challenge Stakes (1400m) at Hawke’s Bay.

Jimmy Choux (pictured) is one of the rivals ...

Wall Street Wins Trial on Way to Cox Plate 2011

Wall Street Wins Trial on Way to Cox Plate 2011

Jeff Lynds’ talented Kiwi galloper Wall Street kicked off their 2011 Cox Plate campaign in style, the rising seven-year-old winning a barrier trail at Otaki this week.

Along with Wall Street, Jimmy Choux (pictured) is another Kiwi heading to Melbourne this spring

One of the top weight-for-age performers going around, Montjeu gelding Wall Street is being prepared to make ...

Top Kiwi Stayers Gearing Up For Spring Carnival 2011

Top Kiwi Stayers Gearing Up For Spring Carnival 2011

Victorian Derby winner Lion Tamer and Caulfield Cup runner up Harris Tweed will begin preparations for their spring carnival campaigns when they step out in a 1000m barrier trial tomorrow at Cambridge.

Lion Tamer will be seeking more Group One wins this spring carnival

Kiwi trainer Murray Baker confirmed that he would again bring his stable stars to Australia in ...