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Qewy draws the rails in 2016 Sandown Cup

Qewy draws the rails in 2016 Sandown Cup

Melbourne Cup fourth placegetter Qewy has drawn barrier one in the Listed $150,000 Sandown Cup (3200m) at Sandown on Saturday. Qewy, from the powerful Godolphin stable, could give English trainer Charlie Appleby another feature race win after the seven year old won the Group 3 $300,000 Geelong Cup (2400m) at Geelong on October 19. Qewy…

Francis Of Assisi demolishes the Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field

Francis Of Assisi demolishes the Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field

Godolphin owned stayer Francis Of Assisi put in strong claims for next year’s Melbourne Cup with a ten lengths demolition of the field in the Group 3 $300,000 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) at Flemington today. English jockey William Buick had Francis Of Assisi ($5.50) travelling sweetly behind the predicted leader Tom Melbourne ($2.40 favourite) and…

Oceanographer to Melbourne Cup Following Lexus Stakes Win

Oceanographer to Melbourne Cup Following Lexus Stakes Win

Godolphin runner Oceanographer has confirmed himself as a Melbourne Cup starter after producing a huge turn of foot to win the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) at Flemington this afternoon. Oceanographer had to win the Lexus Stakes to be guaranteed a position in Tuesday’s race that stops a nation, but jockey Kerrin McEvoy elected to…

2016 Derby Day Scratchings & Track Report

2016 Derby Day Scratchings & Track Report

One of the Spring Carnival’s most highly-decorated cards will be contested today as runners descend on Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne for Derby Day 2016. It is a fine day in the greater Melbourne metropolitan region today and subsequently, the Flemington track has been rated a ‘Good 4’ and will suit horses who relish a reasonably…

2016 Lexus Stakes Betting Tips & Updated Odds

2016 Lexus Stakes Betting Tips & Updated Odds

The Lexus Stakes 2016 on Derby Day offers a final chance at making the Melbourne Cup field to the stayers lining-up at Flemington, and below are our insider betting tips and the updated odds on the handicap feature. Running as Flemington Race 4 at 1:40pm (AEDT) on Saturday, the $300,000 Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m)…

2016 Lexus Stakes Field & Odds: Oceanographer Favourite

2016 Lexus Stakes Field & Odds: Oceanographer Favourite

Charlie Appleby’s Geelong Cup third placed raider Oceanographer is the early favourite to win the Lexus Stakes 2016 on Derby Day this Saturday and make the Melbourne Cup field three days later. Winner of the $300,000 Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) earns a ballot free ride into the ‘race that stops a nation’, with the…

Pike Stands By to Ride Real Love in 2016 Melbourne Cup Field

Pike Stands By to Ride Real Love in 2016 Melbourne Cup Field

Perth-based hoop William Pike will secure his first ride in the ‘race that stops a nation’ heading east on the first Tuesday of November to partner Real Love in the Melbourne Cup 2016 field should she line-up in the two mile classic. Bred and raced by prolific Western Australian owner Bob Peters, six-year-old Desert King…

Melbourne Cup Hopes Head 2016 Lexus Stakes Nominations

Melbourne Cup Hopes Head 2016 Lexus Stakes Nominations

Saturday’s Lexus Stakes 2016 offers stayers one final chance to make the Melbourne Cup field on the first Tuesday of November and nominations for the Derby Day feature have been extended. On Monday Racing Victoria received just 13 early entries for the $300,000 Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m). Nominations for the Flemington showdown, one of…

O’Shea and McDonald get 4 winners with Havana Cooler in Doncaster Prelude

O’Shea and McDonald get 4 winners with Havana Cooler in Doncaster Prelude

Trainer John O’Shea combined with stable jockey James McDonald to collect four winners at Rosehill today when Havana Cooler stormed home to take out the Group 3 $150,000 Hyland Race Colours Doncaster Prelude (1500m). Havana Cooler was having his first run back since running third in the Group 3 $300,000 Lexus Stakes (2500m) at Flemington…

Junoob Is The 2015 Ballarat Cup Winner

Junoob Is The 2015 Ballarat Cup Winner

Junoob produced a tough staying performance to deliver jockey Brad Rawiller his fourth career win in the 2015 Ballarat Cup this afternoon. Junoob took mixed form into the Ballarat Cup and had not recorded a race win since he took out the Group 2 Hill Stakes (2000m) over 12 months ago, but he returned to…