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Kindergarden Kid Aimed at Melbourne Cup 2014

Kindergarden Kid Aimed at Melbourne Cup 2014

American import Kindergarden Kid is out to emulate the fellow Kevin and Colleen Bamford-owned Americain when the Robbie Laing-trained galloper targets the 2014 Melbourne Cup this spring. The Bamfords were co-owners of the French-trained, American-bred stayer Americain who came out to Australia in the spring of 2010 and enjoyed a brilliant three length win over…

2013 Cox Plate Bid for Mull Of Killough

2013 Cox Plate Bid for Mull Of Killough

Former Victorian-based trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam will return home this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival bringing with her smart veteran Mull Of Killough who is being set for the Cox Plate 2013. The Mull Of Kintyre gelding, racing as an eight-year-old in Australia, was one of 90 first acceptors for the iconic $3 million Group 1 WS…

Unbridled Command Confirmed for 2013 Cox Plate Bid

Unbridled Command Confirmed for 2013 Cox Plate Bid

The UK’s Ed Dunlop has confirmed Cox Plate 2013 ambitions for his Hollywood Derby winner Unbridled Command after the top grey received one of 20 invitations to Australasia’s weight-for-age championship this spring in Melbourne sent by the Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC) this week. A nicely-bred son of Master Command, the American-bred Unbridled Command kicked…

Americain Won’t Defend Title in 2012 Zipping Classic – Retired

Americain Won’t Defend Title in 2012 Zipping Classic – Retired

Star French stayer Americain will not defend his title in the Group 2 2012 Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown on Saturday week with connections announcing the 2010 Melbourne Cup winner has been retired. The eight-year-old won last year’s Zipping Classic, otherwise known as the Sandown Classic, by a length ahead of Manighar but owner Gerry…

Oliver Confirmed for 2012 Melbourne Cup Ride on Americain

Oliver Confirmed for 2012 Melbourne Cup Ride on Americain

Dual Melbourne Cup winning hoop Damien Oliver has secured a shot at adding a third ‘Loving Trophy’ to his collection having been booked to partner with 2010 champ Ameircain in the Melbourne Cup 2012 on Tuesday November 6. Hall of Famer Oliver enjoyed his first win in the ‘race that stops a nation’ back in…

The BMW 2012 Betting Favourite Americain’s Top Gallop

The BMW 2012 Betting Favourite Americain’s Top Gallop

Early favourite to take out the upcoming 2012 The BMW this Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, Americain impressed new trainer David Hayes with a strong galloper at Seymour on Thursday. Winner of the 2010 Melbourne Cup and the eye-catching last-to-fourth placed Melbourne Cup runner in last year’s edition of the world’s richest handicap, former French-trained stayer…

Americain to Target 2012 Australian Cup Under David Hayes

Americain to Target 2012 Australian Cup Under David Hayes

Ace Victorian horseman David Hayes has been named as the trainer to take over the preparation of former Melbourne Cup winner Americain for their autumn campaign in Australia, the champion stayer expected to target the Australian Cup 2012 at Flemington in March. The Americain-bred, Australian-owned and originally French-trained Americain has had two successful preparations down…

2011 Zipping Classic winner Americain

2011 Zipping Classic winner Americain

Nobody got too rich on star stayer Americain but it was a racing pleasure to see the Frenchy toy with a small field to win the 2011 Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown Hillside today. Starting $1.50 with , those taking the short odds never had a serious concern after jockey Gerald Mosse gave…

Melbourne Cup Barriers 2011 – Americain Draws 15

Melbourne Cup Barriers 2011 – Americain Draws 15

On Saturday afternoon live from Flemington Racecourse the 2011 Melbourne Cup barrier draw was released with defending champion Americain drawing wide with barrier 15 in the 24-horse final field. Americain showed they were ready to go back-to-back in the world’s richest handicap with a blistering resuming run on Aussie turf, the Alain de Royer Dupre-trained…

Owners’ 2011 Melbourne Cup Quinella Dream

Owners’ 2011 Melbourne Cup Quinella Dream

Having two genuine chances in a Melbourne Cup field is a rare thing, and having those two stayers finishing one-two in the Melbourne Cup quinella is an even more impossible dream, but it is the one harboured by owners Gerry Ryan and Kevin Bamford ahead of next Tuesday’s $6.2 million Flemington showcase. Ryan and Bamford…