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2015 Chairman’s Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

2015 Chairman’s Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

The 29 two-year-old horses nominated for the Group 3 Chairman’s Stakes (1000m) was whittled down to just nine when final acceptances were taken on Wednesday. Running at Sandown Racecourse on Saturday, the 2015 Chairman’s Stakes will be used as a final effort for many of the juveniles to earn a spot in the $1 million…

Bagot Handicap 2015 Field & Betting: De Little Engine Clear Favourite

Bagot Handicap 2015 Field & Betting: De Little Engine Clear Favourite

Danny O’Brien’s local four-year-old De Little Engine has opened clear favourite in the 2015 Bagot Handicap field and betting odds to win his fourth on the trot this spring – summer racing season. The in-form Encosta De Lago gelding is one of 13 remaining hopefuls in this Thursday’s $150,000 Listed Bagot Handicap (2800m) field at…

Maribyrnong Plate winner Prompt Return on Magic Millions path

Maribyrnong Plate winner Prompt Return on Magic Millions path

The Group 3 $150,000 racing.com Maribyrnong Plate winner Prompt Return could be heading to the Magic Millions after producing a slick display of speed over the 1000m at Flemington today. The Danny O’Brien trained Prompt Return was coming off a debut win at Bendigo but the fact that he was unwanted in the betting to start…

Desert Jeuney Primed for Emirates Stakes Success

Desert Jeuney Primed for Emirates Stakes Success

Finding particularly competitive form since returning to racing this time in, trainer Nigel Blackiston has been thrilled with the results secured by classy five-year-old Desert Jeuney and is confident he will lay a great account for himself in Saturday’s featured Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m) at Flemington. Claiming a competitive total of four race wins…

2014 Maribyrnong Plate Field – Emirates Stakes Day Opener

2014 Maribyrnong Plate Field – Emirates Stakes Day Opener

The final Melbourne Cup Carnival race day is this Saturday’s Emirates Stakes Day at Flemington with the day’s racing action kicking off with the two-year-olds in the Maribyrnong Plate 2014 field. Running as Race 1 at 12:20pm (AEDT) this year’s $150,000 Group 3 Maribyrnong Plate (1000m) features a final field of 14, only four of…

Can Market Mover Bondeiger Win the 2014 Victoria Derby?

Can Market Mover Bondeiger Win the 2014 Victoria Derby?

He is one of the early market movers for Saturday’s Victoria Derby 2014 but is the money trail on the Danny O’Brien-trained Bondeiger worth following at Flemington on the weekend? The War Pass colt faces a full field of fellow three-year-olds for the 160th edition of the $1.5 million Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m)…

2014 Blazer Stakes Betting: Suavito Narrow Favourite

2014 Blazer Stakes Betting: Suavito Narrow Favourite

In an open market for the mares’ feature on Turnbull Stakes Day at Flemington this Saturday, Nigel Blackiston’s locally-trained runner Suavito is the narrow favourite as she shoots for her maiden black type win. The four-year-old daughter of Thorn Park is one of 16 hopefuls making up the field for this year’s $200,000 Group 2…

Blackiston Keen to Make Adeal for 2014 Turnbull Stakes

Blackiston Keen to Make Adeal for 2014 Turnbull Stakes

Trainer Nigel Blackiston is ready to take aim in the 2014 Turnbull Stakes with Let’s Make Adeal this Saturday, but first the mare has to make the field. Currently sitting 26th in the ballot order for the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington Racecourse, Let’s Make Adeal will need to rely on the defection…

Winks Confident in Major Success for Our Voodoo Prince

Winks Confident in Major Success for Our Voodoo Prince

Confirmed to partner the classy import in this weekend’s Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield, jockey James Winks has revealed his is confident Our Voodoo Prince is a legitimate chance of taking out the featured Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) on October 18th. Contesting an impressive total of six wins and seven minor places…

Winks Works Voodoo for 2014 Caulfield Cup Ride

Winks Works Voodoo for 2014 Caulfield Cup Ride

Jockey James Winks knows he has his work cut out for him this spring if he is retain the ride on Chris Waller’s Caulfield Cup 2014 bound galloper Our Voodoo Prince. Sydney’s premier trainer Waller is mapping out the new season campaign of imported stayer Our Voodoo Prince who is targeting the $3 million Group…