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2017 Sydney Cup Betting Update: Filly Drifts

2017 Sydney Cup Betting Update: Filly Drifts

The punters are shying away from Lasqueti Spirit scoring an historic Sydney Cup 2017 victory in the re-run this weekend with the money flying in for the favourite Big Duke. Big Duke went around in the abandoned first running of this season’s $2 million Group 1 Schweppes Sydney Cup (3200m) a fortnight back, the two…

New 2017 Sydney Cup Field of 14 Confirmed

New 2017 Sydney Cup Field of 14 Confirmed

The rescheduled Sydney Cup 2017 field has been confirmed with a capacity fourteen starters plus two emergencies accepted for the two mile classic at Royal Randwick. There are three new gallopers guaranteed a run in the $2 million Group 1 Schweppes Sydney Cup (3200m) on Saturday that did not take part in the abandoned first…

El-Issa to Ride Brave Lasqueti Spirit in 2017 Sydney Cup Rerun

El-Issa to Ride Brave Lasqueti Spirit in 2017 Sydney Cup Rerun

The decision by trainer Lee Curtis to give his always honest filly Lasqueti Spirit a shot in the rerun of the Sydney Cup 2017 has paved the way for jockey Bobby El-Issa to gain a ride in the two mile classic. Crown Oaks winner Lasqueti Spirit was one of five new nominations for the rescheduled…

Updated Sydney Cup 2017 Nominations & Odds: Big Duke Still on Top

Updated Sydney Cup 2017 Nominations & Odds: Big Duke Still on Top

Big Duke has retained his favouritism for the rescheduled 2017 Sydney Cup, Darren Weir’s Chairman’s Handicap winner tipped to take out the two mile feature this weekend. After the first running of the $2 million Group 1 Schweppes Sydney Cup (3200m) was declared a no race due to the tragic mid-event fall of Almoonqith and…

2017 Australian Oaks Results: Bonneval and Bowman Salute

2017 Australian Oaks Results: Bonneval and Bowman Salute

Jockey Hugh Bowman celebrated his fourth Australian Oaks win aboard the 2017 New Zealand-trained favourite Bonneval who came from well back to enjoy a comprehensive victory in her first run down under. Co-trainer Murray Baker is the most successful New Zealand horseman when it comes to elite level wins in Australia, the $1 million Group…

Lasqueti Spirit to Lead in The BMW

Lasqueti Spirit to Lead in The BMW

Trainer Lee Curtis has confirmed that Lasqueti Spirit will play to her strengths and take up the running in Saturday’s Group 1 The BMW (2400m) at Rosehill Gardens. Lasqueti Spirit has made thirteen appearances at the races since debuting during the winter of 2016, but the filly was undoubtedly at her best when jockey Brenton…

2017 Sky High Stakes Betting Tips & Update

2017 Sky High Stakes Betting Tips & Update

A gun lead-up to the Sydney Cup takes place at Rosehill Racecourse on the weekend with the running of the Sky High Stakes 2017, betting tips and the latest odds on the Coolmore Classic Day race found below. Just nine stayers take to the track in Rosehill Race 5 at 3:00pm (AEDT) on Saturday in…

2017 Sydney Cup Hopes Head Sky High Stakes Field & Odds

2017 Sydney Cup Hopes Head Sky High Stakes Field & Odds

A field full of Sydney Cup 2017 bound stayers will face off at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday including the Chris Waller-trained favourite for both the Group 1 and the Sky High Stakes, Antonio Giuseppe. Running as Race 5 at 3:00pm (AEDT) on the Coolmore Classic Day card, this year’s $350,000 Group 3 McGrath Estate Agents…

2017 Australian Oaks Nominations Feature Lasqueti Spirit

2017 Australian Oaks Nominations Feature Lasqueti Spirit

Lee Curtis’s reigning Crown Oaks winner Lasqueti Spirit is one of the headline early entries among the Australian Oaks 2017 nominations taken by Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club this week. Nominations for all ten feature races held on April 1 and 8 at Royal Randwick for The Championships are now out including those…

2016 Crown Oaks Results: Lasqueti Spirit Secures Major Upset

2016 Crown Oaks Results: Lasqueti Spirit Secures Major Upset

Lasqueti Spirit has produced an incredible start-to-finish performance to win the 2016 Crown Oaks (2500m), as a $126 chance at Flemington Racecourse this afternoon. Lasqueti Spirit appeared to be in the Crown Oaks field to make up the numbers, but the filly did her chances of success no harm whatsoever when jumping well and immediately…