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Johannes Vermeer Eyes 2017 Caulfield Cup Run for O’Brien

Johannes Vermeer Eyes 2017 Caulfield Cup Run for O’Brien

Ace Irish horseman Aidan O’Brien could take the advice of Melbourne Cup winning hoop Ryan Moore and head back down under this spring to target the Caulfield Cup 2017 with his progressive stayer Johannes Vermeer. Moore, who won the ‘race that stops a nation’ aboard German raider Protectionist in 2014, was in the saddle of…

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…

Internationals Top 2016 Caulfield Cup Weights

Internationals Top 2016 Caulfield Cup Weights

The Aidan O’Brien-trained duo of Highland Reel and Order Of St George have been allocated the equal 58kg top weight for the Caulfield Cup 2016 with handicaps released by Racing Victoria this week. Irish horseman O’Brien has a dozen nominees for this season’s $3 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m), the lucrative mile and…

Da Big Hoss Could Represent USA in Melbourne Cup 2016

Da Big Hoss Could Represent USA in Melbourne Cup 2016

North America could have their maiden runner in a Melbourne Cup field in 2016 with the USA’s premier stayer Da Big Hoss among the strong international contingent nominated for this year’s edition of the two mile classic. Racing Victoria received 124 nominations on Tuesday for the $6.2 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m), the ‘race…