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2010 Blazer Stakes Field & Betting Lead by No Evidence Needed

2010 Blazer Stakes Field & Betting Lead by No Evidence Needed

John Thompson’s promising mare No Evidence Needed heads a cracker field of runners for this Sunday’s $200,000 Group 2 Blazer Stakes (1400m), one of the nine top races scheduled to take place at Flemington’s Melbourne Cup Preview Day.

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2010 Melbourne Cup Favourite Dariana Resumes in Let’s Elope Stakes

2010 Melbourne Cup Favourite Dariana Resumes in Let’s Elope Stakes

The clear favourite to win the 2010 Melbourne Cup this November, Bart Cummings’ Dariana is set to resume racing this Saturday in the $200,000 Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m) at Flemington.

Four-year-old Redoute’s Choice mare Dariana last raced back in June when she claimed an impressive win in the Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m).

Still the $13 favourite in ...

2010 Cockram Stakes Preview & Barrier Draw

2010 Cockram Stakes Preview & Barrier Draw

This Saturday sees the action and betting excitement of the 2010 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival step up a notch with a cracker meeting scheduled to run at Caulfield.

Two quality group showdowns will highlight the race card including the $125,000 Group 3 Cockram Stakes (1200m) featuring a capacity field of 16 mares plus four emergencies.

Many of the country’s top ...

Melbourne Cup Winner Shocking, So You Think & Faint Perfume Trial at Flemington

Melbourne Cup Winner Shocking, So You Think & Faint Perfume Trial at Flemington

A number of star spring hopefuls including 2009 Melbourne Cup winner Shocking took to the track at Flemington on Friday in winter practice trials in preparation for the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

The Mark Kavanagh-trained Shocking was the surprise winner of last year’s Melbourne Cup and is preparing to make it back-to-back wins in the world’s richest handicap on ...

2010 Blue Diamond Stakes Final Field & Preview – Tricky Tricky Scratched

2010 Blue Diamond Stakes Final Field & Preview – Tricky Tricky Scratched

On Saturday the coveted $1million Group 1 Arrowfield Stud Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) will be the highlight event in an action packed day of racing at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse.

This year the Blue Diamond Stakes will be contested by fifteen sensational two-year-olds all vying for the esteemed title of 2010 Blue Diamond Stakes winner, setting themselves up as the most ...

Here De Angels Wins Rubiton Stakes

Here De Angels Wins Rubiton Stakes

Trainer Mark Kavanagh may have missed out on the big on at Caulfield on Saturday, but did see some success at the meeting when his gelding Here De Angels won the $125 000 Group 3 Rokk Ebony Rubiton Stakes (1100m) in a record-breaking run.

Ridden by star hoop Michael Rodd, Here De Angels ($7) beat home the $3.30 favourite and ...

Nicconi Wins 2010 Lightning Stakes

Nicconi Wins 2010 Lightning Stakes

On Saturday, prolific trainer David Hayes secured the first Group 1 race for 2010 in Australia when his four-year-old sprinter Nicconi claimed victory in the $500 000 Coolmore Lightning Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

Nicconi ($5) ran strong down the centre, overcoming his wide barrier draw to come from last to first, defeating the Peter Moody-trained Wanted ($9) by a ...

2010 Lightning Stakes Final Field & Preview

2010 Lightning Stakes Final Field & Preview

This Saturday the esteemed Flemington racecourse will come alive as the next feature race of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival and the country?s first Group 1 race takes place, the illustrious $500 000 Coolmore Lightning Stakes (1000m).

Thirteen start sprinters are lining up for the coveted event, including three entrants from prolific trainer Peter Moody.

Moody has Duporth, ...

Coolmore Stud Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Coolmore Stud Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

The final field and barriers for Saturday’s Group 1 $500 000 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) were announced today.

The event for three-year-olds at set weights is sure to be an intriguing market for the punters with a near capacity field of 15.

Mike Moroney’s unbeaten entry King Pulse has drawn the outside barrier, but the trainer is not concerned as ...

Paprika Fired Up For Coolmore Stud Stakes

Paprika Fired Up For Coolmore Stud Stakes

Queensland filly Paprika is primed for Saturday’s Coolmore Stud Stakes after a successful week of training at Caulfield.

While preparing for the 1200m sprint race, trainer Liam Birchley had decided that the three year old was running 100 per cent and therefore did not need a barrier trial to prepare her for the straight course.

This weekend’s race will follow ...