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Dandy Boy Considered for 2012 Patinack Farm Classic

Dandy Boy Considered for 2012 Patinack Farm Classic

The David Marnane-trained Irish sprinter Dandy Boy could be heading down under this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival where they are a chance of coming head to head with the world’s best mare Black Caviar in the Patinack Farm Classic 2012.

Black Caviar is a chance or returning for the spring to vie for her third straight win in ...

International Sprint Stars Take Aim at Spring Carnival

International Sprint Stars Take Aim at Spring Carnival

There was a time when the only international horses that would target the Melbourne spring carnival were dour staying types who were trying to get a piece of the action in the rich staying races.

However that trend seems destined to change after Racing Victoria confirmed sprinting sensations Society Rock and Delegator have been nominated for the Group One Patinack ...

Rocket Man out of Patinack Clash with Black Caviar

Rocket Man out of Patinack Clash with Black Caviar

Racing Victoria’s lucrative $600,000 bonus has not been enough to draw Singapore flyer Rocket Man down under for the 2011 Patinack Farm Classic, trainer Patrick Shaw ruling the galloper out of contention for what would have been the sprint showdown of the century with Black Caviar.

Black Caviar will not get the chance to face Rocket Man in ...

UK Stayers Look to Make Good for 2011 Melbourne Cup

UK Stayers Look to Make Good for 2011 Melbourne Cup

A contingent of promising European stayers will take to Great Britain’s premier racecourse this Thursday night (AEST) for the Goodwood Cup, a crucial race for horses looking to earn a spot in the Melbourne Cup 2011.

The Group 2 Goodwood Cup (3219m) has historically been an excellent guide for UK gallopers vying for a Melbourne Cup Carnival campaign ...

Aidan O’Brien Thinking Of Spring Raid

Aidan O’Brien Thinking Of Spring Raid

Leading Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien could be surprise guest at this year’s Melbourne spring carnival.

Aidan O'Brien has not ruled out brining So You Think back to Australia in search of a third Cox Plate

O’Brien has not returned to Australia since his doomed attempt to take out the Melbourne Cup in 2008, however sources close to the Ballydoyle trainer ...

Spring Carnival Doubts for Internationals

Spring Carnival Doubts for Internationals

This year’s Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival attracting its largest number of international hopefuls has suffered a blow with two major quarantine facilities in Europe found to be unsuitable.

Over the coming weeks, Racing Victoria officials will be fighting to find a solution that frees European thoroughbreds to compete in the spring carnival after the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) ...

Melbourne Cup Campaign for Red Cadeaux

Melbourne Cup Campaign for Red Cadeaux

The Ed Dunlop-trained Red Cadeaux is the latest European horse to be set on a Melbourne Cup campaign after the five-year-old scored an emphatic win at The Curragh last weekend.

Connections of five-year-old Cadeaux Genereux gelding Red Cadeaux were quick to name the iconic $6 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington this November as a possible target ...