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Kiwis Dominate 2017 Australian Derby Nominations

Kiwis Dominate 2017 Australian Derby Nominations

With three wins in the past four years the New Zealanders have dominated one of the key races held during Sydney’s The Championships and the Kiwis are out in force again in the Australian Derby 2017 nominations. Early entries closed for all 10 features races run over the first two Saturdays in April at Royal…

2016 Victoria Derby Form Guide & Betting Preview

2016 Victoria Derby Form Guide & Betting Preview

The Victoria Derby 2016 is the headline race at Flemington Racecourse on Day 1 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival on Saturday, a full form guide analysis and betting preview for the classic found below. Running as Flemington Race 7 at 3:50pm, this season’s $1.5 million Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m) is shaping up as…

Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic 2016 Tips & Odds Update

Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic 2016 Tips & Odds Update

A smart field of three-year-old staying types faces off in the 2016 Ladbrokes Classic on Caulfield Cup Day this weekend, betting tips and the latest odds for the showdown found below. Set to run as Caulfield Race 5 at 2:35pm (AEDT) as part of the huge 10-race line-up, this year’s lucrative $500,000 Group 1 Ladbrokes…

2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic Second Acceptances Taken

2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic Second Acceptances Taken

Fifty top three-year-olds remain in Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic 2016 contention for the half-a-million-dollar feature on Caulfield Cup Day following second acceptances taken by Racing Victoria (RV) this week. Running on Saturday October 15 at Caulfield Racecourse, updated entries this year’s $500,000 Group 3 Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic (2000m) feature a host of Caulfield Guineas and Thousand…

2016 UCI Stakes Field & Betting Odds

2016 UCI Stakes Field & Betting Odds

A number of potential VRC Derby hopefuls are engaged to face off in Sunday’s UCI Stakes 2016 field at Flemington Racecourse this Turnbull Stakes Day including visiting Kiwi raider Highlad. All nine races on the Flemington program on Sunday hold Black-Type status including Race 3 at 1:25pm (AEDT) – the $120,000 Listed UCI Stakes (1800m)…

Turnbull Stakes Day Run for VRC Derby Hope Highlad

Turnbull Stakes Day Run for VRC Derby Hope Highlad

New Zealand horseman Murray Baker has confirmed a Turnbull Stakes Day run Sunday week for his 2016 Victoria Derby-bound three-year-old Highlad. The High Chaparral gelding is undefeated to date with back-to-back wins at home this campaign. The latest was in the Listed Wanganui Guineas (1350m) on September 3 when just a nose off the runner-up…

2016 Victoria Derby Nominations Feature 106 Three-Year-Olds

2016 Victoria Derby Nominations Feature 106 Three-Year-Olds

Numbers are up at nomination stage for the Victoria Derby 2016 with 106 three-year-old staying types making up the early entries for the Flemington classic this spring. Entries continue to grow for the $1.5 million Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m), running this Melbourne Cup Carnival on Saturday October 29, with nominations up from 2015…

Saracino Debuts Down Under in Danehill Stakes 2016

Saracino Debuts Down Under in Danehill Stakes 2016

New Zealand visitor Saracino will kick off a possible Caulfield Guineas bid down under in Melbourne this weekend with his maiden Australian run scheduled at Flemington in the 2016 Danehill Stakes. A three-year-old son of Per Incanto, Saracino is one of a host of Kiwi youngsters the Cambridge-based training duo of Murray Baker & Andrew…

Highlad Eyes Victoria Derby 2016 over Caulfield Guineas

Highlad Eyes Victoria Derby 2016 over Caulfield Guineas

Co-trainer Murray Baker is likely to have Highlad targeting the 2016 Victoria Derby down under this spring with the promising Kiwi stayer to appreciate more metres than the mile for next month’s Caulfield Guineas. A nicely-bred son of High Chaparral, the New Zealand-trained Highlad is nominated for the $1 million Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m)…

2016 Victoria Derby Bid for Highlad

2016 Victoria Derby Bid for Highlad

Kiwi horseman Murray Baker looks to have uncovered a genuine hope for the Victoria Derby 2016 in Highlad who won on debut at home in New Zealand this week. Baker, who trains in partnership with Andrew Forsman out of Cambridge, won the 2010 edition of the $1.5 million Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington…