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Heavily backed Souchez wins Hilton Stakes

Heavily backed Souchez wins Hilton Stakes

Godolphin followers were cheering when the heavily backed Souchez raced to the front to take out the Listed $150,000 Hilton Stakes (1400m) at Flemington today. The John O’Shea trained Souchez firmed in from $20 to start at $10 even though he was to jump from the second outside barrier in the capacity sixteen horse field….

2016 Hilton Stakes Betting Tips & Odds

2016 Hilton Stakes Betting Tips & Odds

One of the Black-Type support acts on Flemington’s Emirates Stakes Day card this weekend is the Hilton Stakes 2016, betting tips and the latest odds for the three-years-old showdown found below. Due to jump as Flemington Race 4 at 2:10pm (AEDT) on Saturday, this year’s $150,000 Listed Hilton Stakes (1400m) has attracted a capacity field…

2016 Darley Classic Form Guide & Betting Preview

2016 Darley Classic Form Guide & Betting Preview

The second of the final two Group 1 races for the Melbourne Cup Carnival is Saturday’s Darley Classic 2016, a full form guide and betting preview for the Flemington sprint showdown found below. Due to jump as Flemington Race 8 at 5:00pm (AEDT) featuring a dozen sprinters, the $1 million Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m)…

2016 Maribyrnong Plate Field & Betting: Top Two Hard To Split

2016 Maribyrnong Plate Field & Betting: Top Two Hard To Split

Kicking off the Emirates Stakes Day card at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday, the final meeting of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, is the Maribyrnong Plate 2016 where the bookies are having a hard time separating the top two in betting. Due to jump as Flemington Race 1 at 12:15pm (AEDT), this year’s $150,000 Group 3 Maribyrnong…

2016 Emirates Stakes Field & Odds: The United States Favourite

2016 Emirates Stakes Field & Odds: The United States Favourite

Robert Hickmott’s in-form veteran The United States has opened narrow favourite in Emirates Stakes 2016 betting for this Saturday’s $2 million showdown at Flemington Racecourse. Previously run on Derby Day the Saturday prior as the Mackinnon Stakes, this year’s $2 million Group 1 Emirates Stakes (2000m) has attracted a final field of 13 weight-for-age hopefuls….

2016 Chatham Stakes Field & Betting Odds: Takedown Topweight

2016 Chatham Stakes Field & Betting Odds: Takedown Topweight

The Gary Moore-trained Takedown is allocated top-weight in the Chatham Stakes 2016 field for Crown Oaks Day, betting on the Flemington feature now open. Originally held on Victoria Derby Day the Saturday before, this year’s $200,000 Group 3 L’Oreal Paris Stakes (1400m) – registered as the Chatham Stakes – is set to run as Flemington…

2016 Crown Resorts Plate Field & Betting Odds: Spright Favourite

2016 Crown Resorts Plate Field & Betting Odds: Spright Favourite

After the early scratching of Overstep from Thursday’s Crown Resorts Plate 2016 field the in-form Garry Frazer-trained has moved to the top of betting for the Crown Oaks Day feature. One of two key support acts on the Oaks Day card, this year’s $200,000 Group 3 Crown Resorts Plate (1100m) – registered as the Red…

2016 Melbourne Cup Winner Almandin: Fifth for Williams

2016 Melbourne Cup Winner Almandin: Fifth for Williams

Goliath racehorse owner Lloyd Williams celebrated his fifth ‘Loving Trophy’ with market mover Almandin just heading the brave Irish raider Heartbreak City to win the Melbourne Cup 2016. Williams enjoyed previous victories in the ‘race that stops a nation’ with: Just A Dash (1981), What A Nuisance (1985), Efficient (2007) and Green Moon (2012) before…

2016 Melbourne Cup Jockeys’ Tips: What the Hoops Say

2016 Melbourne Cup Jockeys’ Tips: What the Hoops Say

The Melbourne Cup 2016 start time is nearing and below the Races.com.au team have a look at the last minute word from the Melbourne Cup jockeys to try and uncover some sneaky late mail Melbourne Cup tips. There are 24 horses and 24 hoops taking to the barriers in Flemington Race 7 when the 156th…

2016 Melbourne Cup Betting Tips

2016 Melbourne Cup Betting Tips

The countdown is on until this spring’s edition of the ‘race that stops a nation’ and below are the exclusive Races.com.au Melbourne Cup 2016 tips and exotic selections. Running as Flemington Race 7 at 3:00pm (AEDT) on the first Tuesday of November as is tradition, this year’s $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m)…