News About Mark Johnston

Hartnell to Trial at Flemington

Hartnell to Trial at Flemington

Trainer James Cummings has revealed that star galloper Hartnell will complete a Flemington barrier trial on Friday, before a likely first-up run in the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on August 19th. Hartnell has been a standout throughout his entire racing career so far and was the only horse to go close to…

2016 Melbourne Cup Field Confirmed

2016 Melbourne Cup Field Confirmed

A talented and capacity list of twenty-four stayers has been confirmed to descend on Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday, following the official release of the 2016 Melbourne Cup field this afternoon. Godolphin runner Hartnell has returned to racing in career-best form this season and remains a clear favourite to post his best ever result this week…

2015 Emirates Stakes Late Mail Tips

2015 Emirates Stakes Late Mail Tips

The 2015 Emirates Stakes (1600m) has drawn an impressive mix of local talented and international raiders to Flemington Racecourse this afternoon and figures as a particularly interesting race from a betting standpoint as a result; offering punters plenty of value. Bow Creek debuted to racing for an impressive second in the Group 2 Crystal Mile…

Simenon Considered for Melbourne Cup 2015

Simenon Considered for Melbourne Cup 2015

Fourth behind Fiorente in the 2013 Melbourne Cup, connections of the now eight-year-old veteran Irish galloper Simenon are looking at a return trip down under for a shot at this year’s famous Flemington feature on the first Tuesday of November. The Willie Mullins-trained Simenon travelled to Australia for a two run campaign two years ago….

2015 Sydney Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

2015 Sydney Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

A talent-rich and capacity field has been confirmed to contest Saturday’s Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) on Day 2 of The Championship at Royal Randwick; highlighted by the inclusion of some of Australia’s leading stayers and several notable international raiders. Red Cadeaux etched his name into Australian racing folklore when finishing second in the Melbourne…

Mister Impatience Poised for Maiden Australian Spring Campaign

Mister Impatience Poised for Maiden Australian Spring Campaign

A notable performer over major events in his native Great Britain, trainer Mike Moroney is confident of a successful maiden Australian preparation for classy import Mister Impatience through the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival. Beginning his racing career under the guidance of British trainer Mark Johnston, Mister Impatience has claimed a total of two wins and…

Melbourne Cup Order Of Entry 2012 Released

Melbourne Cup Order Of Entry 2012 Released

Racing Victoria has released the first 2012 Melbourne Cup order of entry for the world’s richest handicap with early favourites Mount Athos and Green Moon both assured of a start in the 24-horse final field at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November. Earlier this week the initial handicaps for the $6.2 million Group 1…

Mark Johnston Out For Pay Back In 2011 Melbourne Cup

Mark Johnston Out For Pay Back In 2011 Melbourne Cup

Mark Johnston hasn’t had the best of times travelling to Australia for the Melbourne Cup and he knows better than to get too excited too early. It was a mistake he made in 1995 when he brought Double trigger to Melbourne, one of Europe’s best stayer which had just run third in the Prix de…

Fox Hunt Is “Perfect Type Horse” For Melbourne Cup 2011

Fox Hunt Is “Perfect Type Horse” For Melbourne Cup 2011

While Mark Johnston’s Jukebox Jury is currently one of the best backed runners in the 2011 Melbourne Cup field, it is stable mate Fox Hunt that appears to have the upper hand going into Tuesday’s race. #8 Fox Hunt – Horse Facts Jockey: Silvestre De Sousa Trainer: Mark Johnston Owners: Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al…

2011 Melbourne Cup grey Jukebox Jury a live hope

2011 Melbourne Cup grey Jukebox Jury a live hope

It could be quite possible that in the Group 1 $6m 2011 Melbourne Cup, grey horses may be heading the pack. Jukebox Jury $12, Glass Harmonium $34 and Manighar $31 are in the 2011 Melbourne Cup field with a hope. Perhaps Jukebox Jury is the best of them judging by the betting. 2011 Melbourne Cup…