News About John Wheeler

Pentathlon Kicks off Melbourne Cup 2017 Bid

Pentathlon Kicks off Melbourne Cup 2017 Bid

Kiwi trainer John Wheeler has confirmed the 2017 Melbourne Cup as the long-term spring goal for his proven stayer Pentathlon who kicks things off at Flemington in the Group 3 $300,000 The Bart Cummings (2500m) on Saturday. Flemington Racecourse will come to life for Turnbull Stakes Day thanks to the appearance of champion mare Winx…

Waller Trains 2016 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Quinella: Grand Marshal Wins

Waller Trains 2016 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Quinella: Grand Marshal Wins

Sydney’s premier trainer Chris Waller prepared the Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2016 quinella on Cox Plate Day repeating the one-two effort of last year’s Sydney Cup with Grand Marshal and Who Shot Thebarman. It had been 539 days between wins for Dansili seven-year-old Grand Marshal who hadn’t been in the winners’ stall since his upset at…

Almoonqith Tops 2016 The Bart Cummings Field & Weights

Almoonqith Tops 2016 The Bart Cummings Field & Weights

A talented field of stayers will face off in The Bart Cummings 2016 at Flemington Racecourse on Sunday including Almoonqith carrying equal top weight in the Turnbull Stakes Day clash. Set to run as Flemington Race 5 at 2:35pm (AEDT) as part of a bumper nine-event program, this year’s $300,000 Group 3 The Bart Cummings…

Tattersall’s Mile 2013 Betting – Lucky Hussler Nears Odds On Territory

Tattersall’s Mile 2013 Betting – Lucky Hussler Nears Odds On Territory

After a number of close calls this Queensland Winter Racing Carnival progressive three-year-old Lucky Hussler has opened the short priced favourite to win Saturday’s Tattersall’s Mile 2013 at Doomben. Now prepared on the Gold Coat by David Kelly the former Kent Fleming-trained Husson gelding pays $2.10 through to take out the $80,000 Listed Tattersall’s Mile…

Defending Champ Tops 2013 Glasshouse Handicap Nominations

Defending Champ Tops 2013 Glasshouse Handicap Nominations

Reigning winner Belltone heads an exciting list of Glasshouse Handicap 2013 nominations for the Sunshine Coast’s Caloundra Cup Day this Saturday, Kelso Wood’s veteran galloper looking to improve on their latest effort in Brisbane. The Eagle Farm-based Brahms seven-year-old was last seen running a distant 16th to flashy grey Linton in the Group 1 Stradbroke…

2013 Ipswich Cup Field & Betting Update

2013 Ipswich Cup Field & Betting Update

The big race in Queensland this weekend is the Ipswich Cup 2013 for the end of season stayers and already the classic winter feature has had an early scratching with Tony Gollan withdrawing his Toowoomba Cup winner Bang On. Having attracted a capacity field of hopefuls the news Not A Single Doubt mare Bang On,…

Conservatorium Leads Eye Liner Stakes 2013 Nominations

Conservatorium Leads Eye Liner Stakes 2013 Nominations

Smart Adelaide raider Conservatorium will look to continue their magic run in the sunshine state this Queensland Winter Racing Carnival backing up from a devastatingly close second at Eagle Farm to run in this Saturday’s 2013 Eye Liner Stakes on Ipswich Cup Day. The Royal Academy five-year-old is one of 28 nominations taken for the…

Glasshouse Handicap Odds 2012 – Battle for Top Spot

Glasshouse Handicap Odds 2012 – Battle for Top Spot

Two widely-drawn gallopers have opened as the equal favourites to win the 2012 Glasshouse Handicap at the Sunshine Coast this Saturday with Belltone and Jetset Lad battling for top spot. Currently both horses pay $4.40 through to win the $175,000 Listed Glasshouse Handicap (1400m), due to run as Race 6 on Caloundra Cup Day at…

Adnocon Chasing 2012 Glasshouse Handicap Honours

Adnocon Chasing 2012 Glasshouse Handicap Honours

Experienced gelding Adnocon will be out to avenge close defeats from two previous attempts when he lines up in Saturday’s 2012 Glasshouse Handicap (1400m). The Gerald Ryan-trained six-year-old is heading towards a third tilt at the Sunshine Coast feature sprint after finishing runner-up to Woorim in 2010 and fourth in 2011. A 46-time starter, the…

Tattersall’s Racing Club Mile 2012 – Firebolt Favourite

Tattersall’s Racing Club Mile 2012 – Firebolt Favourite

Chris Waller-trained gelding Firebolt is the early favourite to take out Saturday’s Listed $100,000 2012 Tattersall’s Racing Club Mile (1600m) at Eagle Farm. Currently paying $2.50 at , the six-year-old has been impressive without winning this year, placing in the Lord Mayor’s Cup at Rosehill before producing consecutive seconds to Solzhentisyn at the Brisbane Carnival….