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2015 Easter Cup Betting Odds & Tips

2015 Easter Cup Betting Odds & Tips

This weekend in Melbourne a double shot of Group 3 racing headlines the Easter Saturday action at Caulfield Racecourse including the day’s marquee race, the Easter Cup 2015. Running as Race 7 at 4:10pm (AEDT), this year’s $150,000 Group 3 Le Pines Funerals Easter Cup (2000m) field is down to 12 starters following the early…

Melbourne Cup Dream over for Lord Van Percy

Melbourne Cup Dream over for Lord Van Percy

Adding to the woes of British trainer Andrew Balding this week the 2014 Melbourne Cup dream is over for his Ebor Handicap runner-up Lord Van Percy who has been scratched from today’s Lexus Stakes. On Thursday Balding found his reigning Mackinnon Stakes winner Side Glance to be lame and had to withdraw the galloper from…

2014 Lexus Stakes Betting Tips

2014 Lexus Stakes Betting Tips

This weekend Victoria’s Flemington Racecourse will light up for the Melbourne Cup Carnival opener featuring nine Group races including the Lexus Stakes 2014 – betting tips for which are found below. There are 13 stayers making up the field for this year’s $300,000 Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m), the Melbourne Cup ballot exemption offering showdown…

Caravan Rolls On Wins 2014 Geelong Cup

Caravan Rolls On Wins 2014 Geelong Cup

The Group 3 Geelong Cup (2400m) was a bizarre race, with horses stopping and starting at every turn. Zanbagh was third for most of the beginning before falling back to eighth while Like A Carousel got stuck at the end of the pack before coming home for a third place finish. One horse that didn’t…

2014 Geelong Cup Betting Update

2014 Geelong Cup Betting Update

A field of 13 stayers will run in the 2014 Geelong Cup on Wednesday, offering punters a variety of betting options and the chance to back a winner. The Group 3 Geelong Cup (2400m) will run as Race 7 at 4:00pm (AEDT) with a prize pool of $300,000. More than half of the field is…

2014 Moonee Valley Cup Nominations Released

2014 Moonee Valley Cup Nominations Released

Nominations for the 2014 Moonee Valley Cup were released Monday, with 23 stayers declaring for the race this Saturday, October 25. Four Lloyd Williams-owned horses have been included in the Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup (2500m) nominations, though it is unlikely all four will take their place in the final field come Wednesday. Green Moon…

Headline Entries Missing From 2014 Geelong Cup Final Field

Headline Entries Missing From 2014 Geelong Cup Final Field

13 horses will run in the Group 3 Geelong Cup (2400m) on Wednesday, after the final field and barrier draw was released on Monday morning. The final field looks different than many had expected, with the top five horses in the weights all being removed from the $300,000 race over the weekend. Lloyd Williams’s pair…

Odds-on Favourite Who Shot Thebarman Grabs 2014 Bart Cummings Victory

Odds-on Favourite Who Shot Thebarman Grabs 2014 Bart Cummings Victory

Jockey Glenn Boss has already taken out at double at Flemington Racecourse with a victory in the Group 3 The Bart Cummings (2520m) partnering odds-on favourite Who Shot Thebarman, after finding victory home with Magicool in the Listed UCI Stakes (1800m). The gelding stayed at the back for most of the race with Master’s Degree and…

Hayes Stipluates Caulfield Cup Bid for Slickpix Stakes Winner

Hayes Stipluates Caulfield Cup Bid for Slickpix Stakes Winner

Co-trainer David Hayes has confirmed plans to head down the 2014 Caulfield Cup path with progressive stayer Stipulate who came back at Caulfield on Memsie Stakes Day with a tidy Slickpix Stakes win. Traditionally known as the Heatherlie Handicap and registered this year as the $120,000 Listed Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock Stakes (1700m), the handicap clash…

2014 Memsie Stakes Day Scratchings & Track Report

2014 Memsie Stakes Day Scratchings & Track Report

Today the opening Group 1 meeting of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, and the 2014/15 Australian Racing Season, lights up Caulfield Racecourse with a bumper nine-race card for Memsie Stakes Day 2014. Despite a bog track in Sydney causing early spring preparation chaos, in Victoria traditions are perfect for racing with sunny skies and a…