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Zabeelionaire Heads 2013 Gala Supreme Handicap Nominations

Zabeelionaire Heads 2013 Gala Supreme Handicap Nominations

Kyneton-based trainer Leon Corstens is hoping the rain stays away in Melbourne this week so his former Group 1 winner Zabeelionaire gets the chance to return to form on a dry track in the Gala Supreme Handicap 2013. One of two $100,000 features on the Flemington program for Saturday, the Gala Supreme Handicap (2000m) attracted…

Pride’s 2013 Grafton Cup Destiny

Pride’s 2013 Grafton Cup Destiny

A 2000m feature at Rosehill Gardens this Saturday will give the Joe Pride-trained Destiny’s Kiss the opportunity to prove their Grafton Cup 2013 potential. The Power Of Destiny four-year-old runs in the $85,000 Listed Sydney Banana Wholesalers Handicap (2000m) for which the gelding is the $3.80 favourite for at ahead of the likes of the…

2013 Scone Cup Field – Beaten Up Scratched

2013 Scone Cup Field – Beaten Up Scratched

After attracting a capacity field at acceptance stage the Scone Cup 2013 line-up is already down one runner following the almost immediate withdrawal of the Chris Waller-trained Beaten Up. The headline race of the always popular Scone Cup Carnival this year’s edition of the lucrative $200,000 Listed Emirates Park Scone Cup (1600m), running as race…

Scream Machine to Chase Double in Scone Cup 2013

Scream Machine to Chase Double in Scone Cup 2013

Narrow last start winner of the Wagga Wagga Gold Cup, Jason Coyle’s Scream Machine will back-up this Friday attempting a country cups double in the 2013 Scone Cup. The progressive Excites four-year-old took their career record to five wins from 21 starts at Wagga on May 3 when overcoming barrier 14 (of 15) to take…

Fat Al Tops 2013 Scone Cup Nominations

Fat Al Tops 2013 Scone Cup Nominations

Scone’s bumper two-day carnival kicks off on Friday and the major highlight on day one is of course the Listed $200,000 2013 Scone Cup (1600m). Heading a group of 32 horses nominated for the race is Fat Al from the stable of high profile Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse. The four-year-old gelding has won six of…

Waller Loses 2013 Doomben Cup Hope Stout Hearted

Waller Loses 2013 Doomben Cup Hope Stout Hearted

A sad story comes out of the Chris Waller stables today with the devastating news his Doomben Cup 2013 hopeful Stout Hearted has been put down due to a major hoof injury. The imported five-year-old, a son of Dynaformer who sired 2010 Melbourne Cup winner Americain, has been racing in Australia with Waller since early…

Tight Wagga Wagga Gold Cup 2013 Betting Market

Tight Wagga Wagga Gold Cup 2013 Betting Market

Two stayers are currently battling for favouritism for Friday’s 2013 Wagga Wagga Gold Cup with the Chris Waller-trained top weights Illo and Moriarty sitting one two in the markets. Set to run as Race 7 at 4:2pm (AEST) the $140,000 Listed Wagga Wagga Gold Cup (2000m) originally drew a final field of 16 starters plus…

Quality 2013 Doomben Cup Nominations Released

Quality 2013 Doomben Cup Nominations Released

Thirty nine horses have been included in initial nominations for the Group 1 2013 Doomben Cup (2000m) which takes place as the winter’s most lucrative staying race at Doomben on May 18. There is no shortage of quality and among the big names entered are Peter Moody-trained pair Lights Of Heaven and Manighar. The pair…

Illo Heads 2013 Wagga Wagga Gold Cup Field

Illo Heads 2013 Wagga Wagga Gold Cup Field

The now Chris Waller-trained import Illo heads a capacity field of stayers set to face off in this Friday’s Wagga Wagga Gold Cup 2013 having just their second start for their new trainer. Set to run as Wagga Race 7 at 4:20pm (AEST) this year’s $140,000 Listed Thomas Feary Painting Wagga Wagga Gold Cup (2000m)…

Sydney Cup Day Target for Doncaster Prelude 2013 Winner Skyerush

Sydney Cup Day Target for Doncaster Prelude 2013 Winner Skyerush

Guy Walter made it a double on Australian Derby Day at Randwick this afternoon with his veteran mare Skyerush posting her second win this prep in the 2013 Doncaster Prelude ahead of a title defense in the Emancipation Stakes on Sydney Cup Day Saturday week. Despite earning a ballot exemption for one of the Sydney…