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Smokin’ Joey Races for 2016 The Goodwood Assignment

Smokin’ Joey Races for 2016 The Goodwood Assignment

Wez Hunter’s veteran galloper Smokin’ Joey lines-up in a Mornington black-type this weekend looking to earn a shot in The Goodwood 2016 this autumn in Adelaide. The rising nine-year-old son of Encosta De Lago is one of a bumper 37 sprinters nominated for the $120,000 Listed Hareeba Stakes (1200m) on Mornington Cup Day in Victoria…

2016 William Reid Stakes Form Guide & Betting Preview

2016 William Reid Stakes Form Guide & Betting Preview

This Thursday night Moonee Valley Racecourse hosts the latest Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival Group 1 with the William Reid Stakes 2016 running at the track, a detailed form guide analysis and betting preview for the sprint classic found below. Set to run as Moonee Valley Race 6 at 9:15pm (AEDT), this year’s $500,000 Mitchelton Wines…

2016 Australia Stakes Field Features Two Past Winners

2016 Australia Stakes Field Features Two Past Winners

Two previous winners of the Group 2 summer feature at Moonee Valley Racecourse headline the Australia Stakes 2016 field this weekend with Richie’s Vibe and Mourinho after another win in the sprint showdown. Donning saddlecloth numbers two and seven respectively the Paul Beshara-trained Richie’s Vibe and Peter Gelagotis’s eight-year-old veteran Mourinho are two of the…

2016 Australia Stakes Barrier Crucial for Mourinho Start

2016 Australia Stakes Barrier Crucial for Mourinho Start

Moe horseman Peter Gelagotis could save Group 1 winner Mourinho for the CF Orr Stakes next month if the veteran draws poorly for his Australia Stakes 2016 title defence this weekend. Twelve months ago the Oratorio gelding scored the upset as a $41 roughie at Moonee Valley narrowly holding off It Is Written (2nd) and…

2016 Australia Stakes Track Suits It Is Written

2016 Australia Stakes Track Suits It Is Written

A return to Moonee Valley Racecourse could also market the return to winning form for Robbie Griffiths’ track specialist It Is Written in the 2016 Australia Stakes this weekend in Melbourne. The Written Tycoon seven-year-old is one of 19 nominations taken for the $200,000 Group 2 Jeep Australia Stakes (1200m), the weight-for-age sprint shaping up…

2016 Standish Handicap Nominations & Weights

2016 Standish Handicap Nominations & Weights

Racing action on New Year’s Day this Friday, January 1, is headlined by the Standish Handicap 2016 at Flemington Racecourse where Churchill Dancer is allocated equal top weight of the nominations taken. A total of 15 early entries are in the mix for this summer’s $150,000 Group 3 Standish Handicap (1200m) with the David Hayes…

2015 The Goodwood Final Field and Barrier Draw

2015 The Goodwood Final Field and Barrier Draw

17 talented sprinters have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s featured Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville, highlighted by the inclusion of several previous winners at the highest level of Australian racing. Classy local Hucklebuck is yet to appear on course competitively in 2015 but will be particularly difficult to beat in…

2015 Bel Esprit Stakes Betting & Tips

2015 Bel Esprit Stakes Betting & Tips

A double shot of black type racing headlines a bumper 10-race program at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse this afternoon including the sprinters facing off in the Bel Esprit Stakes 2015. Punters have to stick around until the final two races on the card to see the Listed features, starting with Caulfield Race 9 at 4:45pm (AEST)…

2015 Bel Esprit Stakes Field Features Gregers

2015 Bel Esprit Stakes Field Features Gregers

The David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained mare Gregers stays put in Melbourne this Saturday racing in the Bel Esprit Stakes 2015 at Caulfield Racecourse in her second run of the season. Winner of the Group 3 Cockram Stakes (1200m) at the track back in August, the four-year-old daughter of Commands is one of a bumper…

William Reid Stakes 2015 Betting Tips

William Reid Stakes 2015 Betting Tips

This weekend’s autumn carnival racing action kicks off tonight under the lights at Moonee Valley Racecourse with the 2015 William Reid Stakes, betting tips for the sprint showdown found below. There are 14 sprinters facing off in the weight-for-age $400,000 Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) this evening, the current favourite of which at is…