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Appleby’s Frontiersman on 2017 Melbourne Cup Hunt

Appleby’s Frontiersman on 2017 Melbourne Cup Hunt

The Charlie Appleby-trained Godolphin galloper Frontiersman is on the hunt for a Melbourne Cup 2017 bid down under this spring racing next-up at Newmarket in the UK this week. The iconic $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) run at Flemington on Tuesday November 7 could be on the cards for the Dubawi stallion…

Highland Reel Cox Plate 2017 Contender

Highland Reel Cox Plate 2017 Contender

Aidan O’Brien’s gun Irish galloper Highland Reel shapes up as a genuine 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate rival for mighty mare Winx after his dominant Prince Of Wales’s Stakes win at Royal Ascot. The talented Coolmore-raced Galileo stallion enjoyed his second win on the trot for the month with Melbourne Cup winning hoop Ryan Moore guiding…

Highland Reel Heads 2016 Hong Kong Vase Field & Odds

Highland Reel Heads 2016 Hong Kong Vase Field & Odds

Aidan O’Brien’s Australian-performed Irish galloper Highland Reel is clear favourite to take out Sunday’s Hong Kong Vase 2016 at Sha Tin Racecourse on the world-famous Hong Kong International Race Day. The Galileo stallion is one of 13 hopefuls confirmed to face off in the HK$16.5 million (AUD$2.8m) Longines Hong Kong Vase (2400m) over the mile…

Order Of St George Set to Miss Melbourne Cup 2016

Order Of St George Set to Miss Melbourne Cup 2016

Majority owner Lloyd Williams has confirmed Order Of St George is a “95 per cent chance” of missing out on the 2016 Melbourne Cup down under despite being paid up for during the second acceptances for the Caulfield Cup this week. Racing Victoria (RV) took 58 second acceptances for the $3.15 million Group 1 Caulfield…

53 Cox Plate 2016 Second Acceptances Taken

53 Cox Plate 2016 Second Acceptances Taken

Fifty-three weight-for-age hopefuls remain in 2016 Cox Plate contention after Racing Victoria took second acceptances for the Moonee Valley classic this week. Second declarations closed for a number of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival majors on Tuesday including those for the $3.05 million Group 1 W.S. Cox Plate (2040m) taking place on Saturday October 22….

2016 Caulfield Cup Second Acceptances: 6 Internationals

2016 Caulfield Cup Second Acceptances: 6 Internationals

Only six international raiders are still officially in the mix for the Caulfield Cup 2016 after a total of 58 horses were paid up for at second acceptance stage for the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival classic this week. On Tuesday Racing Victoria took second acceptances for four Group 1 classics over the carnival including those…

Hartnell cements spot at top of Caulfield Cup betting

Hartnell cements spot at top of Caulfield Cup betting

Hartnell’s brilliant win in the Group 2 $200,000 Ascend Sales Trophies Hill Stakes (2000m) at Randwick last Saturday has cemented his spot at the top of the 2016 Caulfield Cup betting. The John O’Shea trained Hartnell is now the $8 favourite at Ladbrokes.com.au for the Group 1 $3m BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Caulfield on October 15…

Winx Dominates 87 Cox Plate 2016 First Acceptances

Winx Dominates 87 Cox Plate 2016 First Acceptances

Australia’s best racehorse Winx is the headline first acceptance taken by Racing Victoria (RV) for the 2016 Cox Plate this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. On Tuesday RV received 87 first acceptances for the 96th edition of the $3 million Group 1 W.S. Cox Plate (2040m) run at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Saturday October 22. Cutting…

2016 Caulfield Cup First Acceptances: 15 Internationals

2016 Caulfield Cup First Acceptances: 15 Internationals

Fifteen international raiders remain in Caulfield Cup 2016 contention after Racing Victoria received a bumper crop of overseas gallopers at first acceptance stage for the October 15 classic this week. Down from last year (114), there are 108 first acceptors for the $3 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) including nine for Irish horseman…

Trip To Rhodos Ruled Out of Melbourne Cup 2016

Trip To Rhodos Ruled Out of Melbourne Cup 2016

The first Czech Republic-trained horse to be nominated for a Melbourne Cup has already been ruled out of the ‘race that stops a nation’. Australian quarantine requirements have made the Trip To Rhodos ineligible for a shot at the famous Flemington feature on the first Tuesday of November. The Pavel Tuma-trained Rail Link gelding was…