News About Long John

Lankan Rupee Included in McEwen Stakes Nominations

Lankan Rupee Included in McEwen Stakes Nominations

Thirteen runners have been nominated to take a position in this weekend’s Group 2 McEwen Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley Racecourse, undoubtedly highlighted by the likely return to racing of the world’s leading sprinter, Lankan Rupee.

Lankan Rupee has been included in nominations for the 2014 McEwen Stakes. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Contesting an outstanding record of nine ...

McKenzie Stakes 2014 Too Short for Merion

McKenzie Stakes 2014 Too Short for Merion

Michael Moroney knows the 1200m of Saturday’s 2014 McKenzie Stakes at Moonee Valley is going to be short of his galloper Merion’s best but is still confident of a nice resuming run from the Caulfield Guineashope.

Michael Moroney will kick off the 2014 Caulfield Guineas campaign of Merion at Moonee Valley this weekend. Photo: Taron Clarke.

One of ...

2014 Caulfield Guineas Nominations Feature 281 3YOs

2014 Caulfield Guineas Nominations Feature 281 3YOs

One of Melbourne’s premier races for three-year-olds this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival is the Caulfield Guineas 2014 in October, nominations for which closed today with 281 entries taken.

JJ Atkins winner Almalad is the top line 2014 Caulfield Guineas nominee this spring. Photo: Steve Hart.

This year’s edition of the stallion-making race is shaping up as another beauty with a ...

Shamus Award Eyeing Third Appearance in History Books This Weekend

Shamus Award Eyeing Third Appearance in History Books This Weekend

A proven performer on the tracks of Melbourne, having claimed both the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) and Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) in the last six months, trainer Danny O’Brien is confident talented three-year-old Shamus Award will have no issue running in the opposite direction in his Sydney debut in this weekend’s Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m).

Shamus Award ...

El Roca Resounding Favourite for 2014 Hobartville Stakes

El Roca Resounding Favourite for 2014 Hobartville Stakes

The 2014 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) will figure as one of three major Group 2 events at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday but is shaping as easily one of the day’s most highly anticipated races, boasting an evenly-balanced final field.

El Roca will jump favourite for the 2014 Hobartville Stakes on Saturday. Photo: Steve Hart

Five of the eleven runners confirmed for ...

Cauthen Set For 2014 Melbourne Festival Of Racing

Cauthen Set For 2014 Melbourne Festival Of Racing

Trainer Andrew Campbell has revealed that classy colt Cauthen will return to Australia for the 2014 Melbourne Festival Of Racing.

Cauthen will return to the races in the Group 1 Telegraph Handicap in Trentham this weekend. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Cauthen will resume in the Group 1 Telegraph Handicap (1200m) in New Zealand on Saturday before heading ...

Weinholt Included In 2013 Gold Edition Plate Nominations

Weinholt Included In 2013 Gold Edition Plate Nominations

Talented Peter Moody-trained colt Weinholt has been included in the nominations for the 2013 Gold Edition Plate (1200m) that will be held at Doomben on Saturday.

Classy Queensland-trained three-year-old Rudy could face interstate gallopers Weinholt ans Good Job Bro in the Gold Edition Plate at Eagle Farm on Saturday. Photo: Daniel Costello

Weinholt was highly rated heading into the ...

Australian Guineas 2014 Shot for Cauthen

Australian Guineas 2014 Shot for Cauthen

Andrew Campbell’s New Zealand galloper Cauthen is back and work and gearing up for a return trip to Melbourne where they could aim for the 2014 Australian Guineas in March.

Kiwi colt Cauthen could be 2014 Australian Guineas bound next autumn. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Darci Brahma colt has had just the four runs to date, three ...

Epaulette Chasing Third Group 1 Win In VRC Sprint Classic

Epaulette Chasing Third Group 1 Win In VRC Sprint Classic

Darley sprinter Epaulette will have the opportunity to record his third victory at Group 1 level when he returns to the races in the Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic (formerly known as the Patinack Farm Classic) at Flemington on Saturday.

Epaulette will face stablemates Sessions and Safeguard in the 2013 Sprint Classic at Flemington on Saturday. Photo by: Daniel Costello...

2013 Cox Plate Market Mover – Long John McEvoy’s Grand Slam Chance

2013 Cox Plate Market Mover – Long John McEvoy’s Grand Slam Chance

With Cox Plate 2013 time fast approaching, the weight-for-age classic to run as Moonee Valley Race 10 at 5:40pm (AEST), the punters are starting to come for three-year-old Long John who will be ridden by Kerrin McEvoy chasing Australian racing’s grand slam.

Long John is out to hand jockey Kerrin McEvoy with a Cox Plate win to complete Australian racing's ...