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. Contesting an outstanding record of nine race wins and three minor places from just 16 competitive starts so far,…

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. One of 26 three-year-old colts and geldings nominated for the $120,000 Listed Essendon Nissan McKenzie Stakes (1200m) at Moonee…

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. This year’s edition of the stallion-making race is shaping up as another beauty with a record number of three-year-olds nominated for the $1 million Group 1 BECK…

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…

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. Five of the eleven runners confirmed for race 6 at Rosehill Gardens tomorrow are currently offered at a…

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 resume in the Group 1 Telegraph Handicap (1200m) in New Zealand on Saturday before heading to Melbourne, where he is expected to contest the Group 1 Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on February…

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. Weinholt was highly rated heading into the 2013 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, after recording two wins from four starts as a four-year-old, and performed fairly without breaking through for a…

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. The Darci Brahma colt has had just the four runs to date, three of which have been down under. After a massive eight and a…

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. After a mixed autumn campaign, that included a second place finish behind equine superstar Black Caviar…

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. Prices in the markets for this afternoon’s $3 million Group 1 Cox Plate…