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2017 Caulfield Cup First Acceptances: 70 Stayers Remain

2017 Caulfield Cup First Acceptances: 70 Stayers Remain

The Caulfield Cup 2017 first acceptances have closed leaving 70 horses still in the mix for the mile and a half classic on October 21. The Group 1 $3 million BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) is the first of the big three spring majors and clear favourite in futures betting on the event is the Darren…

Big Duke Huge Hope in Small The Metropolitan 2017

Big Duke Huge Hope in Small The Metropolitan 2017

Jockey Brenton Avdulla is pleased to have picked up a ride in Saturday’s 2017 The Metropolitan rating the chances of the Darren Weir-trained Big Duke in a small field. Raced by Australian Bloodstock, six-year-old Raven’s Pass gelding Big Duke is one of just a dozen stayers set to face off at Royal Randwick in this…

Winx Double Possible for Cox Plate 2017 Raider Riven Light

Winx Double Possible for Cox Plate 2017 Raider Riven Light

Irish raider Riven Light could attempt to repeat the double achieved by super mare Winx last spring with trainer William Mullins looking at the Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes as a possible lead-up into the Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 for the visitor. Last Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Chris Waller’s champion daughter of Street Cry successfully defended her…

2017 Caulfield Cup Horses Nominated for Naturalism Stakes

2017 Caulfield Cup Horses Nominated for Naturalism Stakes

A spot in the Caulfield Cup 2017 field is up for grabs this weekend with a host of potential Group 1 spring stayers nominated for the Naturalism Stakes at Caulfield Racecourse. This season’s edition attracted a bumper 25 early entries for the Group 3 $150,000 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) on Saturday, the winner of which is…

The Metropolitan 2017 Weights: Tavago 58kg Top Weight

The Metropolitan 2017 Weights: Tavago 58kg Top Weight

Former Kiwi galloper Tavago has been allocated the 58kg top weight with 2017 The Metropolitan handicaps announced by Racing NSW today. Weights for both the Group 1 $1 million Epsom Handicap (1600m) and Group 1 $750,000 Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) are now out ahead of the September 30 features at Royal Randwick Racecourse. While…

2017 Melbourne Cup Weights: Order Of St George Top Kilos

2017 Melbourne Cup Weights: Order Of St George Top Kilos

Aidan O’Brien’s Irish St Leger winner Order Of St George has been allocated the 58kg top weight for the Melbourne Cup 2017, handicaps for which were announced by Racing Victoria today. The Galileo entire is one of 31 international raiders among the 140 official nominations heading towards a run in the iconic Group 1 $6.2…

Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes 2017 Betting: He’s Our Rokkii Favourite

Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes 2017 Betting: He’s Our Rokkii Favourite

An inside barrier draw and nice first-up run has seen the Lindsay Park-trained He’s Our Rokkii open top of the 2017 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes odds for his Moonee Valley run this weekend.   The lead-up to the spring majors in Melbourne continues on Saturday with 11 talented weight-for-age hopefuls facing off in the Group 2 $250,000 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m).  Leading the latest Dato’…

Hartnell Heads Official 2017 Caulfield Cup Nominations

Hartnell Heads Official 2017 Caulfield Cup Nominations

The official Caulfield Cup 2017 nominations for the mile and a half classic on October 21 have been released by Racing Victoria today, with the Godolphin galloper Hartnell the headline early entry. The first leg of the coveted Spring Cups double, this year’s Group 1 $3 million BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) attracted 142 horses, two…

2017 Melbourne Cup Nominations Released

2017 Melbourne Cup Nominations Released

Nominations for the Melbourne Cup 2017 are now out with 140 of the world’s best stayers entered for a shot at the ‘race that stops a nation’ at Flemington on Tuesday November 7. Up from 124 official entries, which included 31 international raiders, at this stage last year the Group 1 $6.2 million Emirates Melbourne…

Almandin Back on Top of Melbourne Cup 2017 Odds

Almandin Back on Top of Melbourne Cup 2017 Odds

Reigning champion Almandin has rocketed back to the top of futures 2017 Melbourne Cup betting following the Lloyd Williams-owned veteran’s first-up win last weekend. Run on Tuesday November 7 at Flemington Racecourse, the iconic Group 1 $6.2 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) is a typically open affair ahead of nominations closing today at midday. Currently…