News About Luca Cumani

Grey Lion Still Chasing Geelong Cup 2016

Grey Lion Still Chasing Geelong Cup 2016

A disappointing last in the Prix Kergorlay over the weekend has seen Ballarat horseman Matt Cumani change spring targets down under for Grey Lion who will travel over for a shot at the 2016 Geelong Cup.

Originally Cumani, who will take over the preparation of the Andre Fabre-trained French galloper in Australia, hoped to have the Galileo stallion ...

2015 Melbourne Cup Juicy Target for Big Orange

2015 Melbourne Cup Juicy Target for Big Orange

Upset Princess Of Wales’s Stakes winner Big Orange could be Victorian-bound this spring with connections of the Michael Bell-trained stayer considering a Melbourne Cup 2015 campaign for the progressive four-year-old.

The Duke Of Marmalade gelding posted his fourth win at start number 11 when improving on some below par recent form to salute in the Group 2 Princess Of ...

Injury Rules Mount Athos Out Of Caulfield & Melbourne Cups

Injury Rules Mount Athos Out Of Caulfield & Melbourne Cups

Injury has ruled out last year’s Melbourne Cup third placegetter Mount Athos from returning down under this spring for a third shot at the world’s richest handicap at Victoria’s Flemington Racecourse.

2013 Melbourne Cup third placegetter Mount Athos has been ruled out of this year's race with injury. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Owner Marwan Koukash announced on Twitter...

Cafe Society’s 2014 Caulfield Cup Bid Starts at Goodwood

Cafe Society’s 2014 Caulfield Cup Bid Starts at Goodwood

Gai Waterhouse’s recent European acquisition Café Society is one of a host of internationals staking their Caulfield Cup 2014 claims with a run at Goodwood in Great Britain on Friday night.

Gai Waterhouse starts Cafe Society at Goodwood tonight ahead of their trip down under for the spring. Photo: Daniel Costello.

The Motivator four-year-old steps up in class in ...

Van Percy on 2014 Melbourne Cup Mission

Van Percy on 2014 Melbourne Cup Mission

OTI-owned British stayer Van Percy is set to travel down under for a Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival campaign this season that will include a nomination for the Melbourne Cup 2014.

While a start in the world’s richest handicap is far from assured for the Sir Percy gelding, already Aussie bookies are reacting to their overnight win at Goodwood....

2014 Cox Plate – Mackinnon Stakes Targets for Seussical

2014 Cox Plate – Mackinnon Stakes Targets for Seussical

Managing director of OTI Racing Terry Henderson has confirmed plans to target a Group 1 weight-for-age double this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival with the Cox Plate 2014 and Mackinnon Stakes on the horizon for European galloper Seussical.

The Victorian-based OTI syndication will again be well represented across the majors with internationally-trained hopefuls this spring.

They’ve got a four-horse staying ...

Mount Athos Deserves Hong Kong Vase 2013 Win – Williams

Mount Athos Deserves Hong Kong Vase 2013 Win – Williams

Star Australian hoop Craig Williams would love to ride this weekend’s 2013 Hong Kong Vase winner believing his mount in the Sha Tin classic Mount Athos is deserving of a Group 1 triumph.

Mount Athos is out to break their Group 1 duck in Sunday's Hong Kong Vase 2013. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Williams rode the Luca Cumani-trained ...

Futures 2014 Melbourne Cup Betting Favours Mount Athos

Futures 2014 Melbourne Cup Betting Favours Mount Athos

Luca Cumani’s champion European stayer Mount Athos is sitting top of the pre-nomination odds for the Melbourne Cup 2014.

2013 Melbourne Cup third placegetter Mount Athos is best fancied to return with a win next spring. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

If the English-trained son of Montjeu makes it back down under next Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival it ...

Mount Athos Drifts In 2013 Melbourne Cup Odds

Mount Athos Drifts In 2013 Melbourne Cup Odds

Mount Athos has been drifting in the 2013 Melbourne Cup betting odds prior to today’s race, which will take place at 3pm (AEDT).

The six-year-old opened as low as $7.50 when the final field was announced and was equal favourite with Fiorente.

However, that all changed when the barrier draw was conducted and he receive barrier 22 out of ...

2013 Melbourne Cup Betting Update – Fiorente Only One Under $10

2013 Melbourne Cup Betting Update – Fiorente Only One Under $10

There are only hours to go before the Melbourne Cup 2013 steals the spotlight at Flemington Racecourse at 3:00pm (AEST) and in the latest betting markets on the ‘race that stops a nation’ Fiorente is the only remaining single figure chance.

Fiorente is the only 2013 Melbourne Cup chance currently under $10 to win. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

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