News About Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival

2018 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes First Acceptances Taken

2018 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes First Acceptances Taken

First acceptances for next year’s Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes 2018 have attracted over 700 young hopefuls with a record number of entries for the autumn classic. The richest race for juveniles held during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival, the next edition of the stallion-making Group 1 $1.5 million Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) is scheduled…

2018 Rosehill Guineas Target for Villermont

2018 Rosehill Guineas Target for Villermont

Trainer Aaron Purcell is hoping to capitalise on the eye-catching Sandown Guineas success of Villermont from the weekend in the autumn with the up-and-coming colt to target the Rosehill Guineas 2017 over the ATC Derby. Purcell, who replaced the suspended Ciaron Maher, has been flying high this spring with his success headlined by the Group…

2018 Australian Cup Aim for Zipping Classic Winner The Taj Mahal

2018 Australian Cup Aim for Zipping Classic Winner The Taj Mahal

The Australian Cup 2018 at Flemington is earmarked as the first of three likely Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival Group 1 targets for last Saturday’s impressive Zipping Classic winner The Taj Mahal. Now prepared at Macedon Lodge, the Lloyd Williams-rained Irish import was dominant at Ladbrokes Park storming three and a half-lengths clear of stablemate and…

Valley Gallop for 2017 Memsie Stakes Bound Hey Doc

Valley Gallop for 2017 Memsie Stakes Bound Hey Doc

Tony McEvoy will give his Australian Guineas winner Hey Doc a Memsie Stakes 2017 tune-up, galloping the four-year-old between races at The Valley on Saturday. The Duporth gelding has amassed over $1.1 million in prize money over his 15 start career to date thanks to seven victories headlined by that in the Group 1 Australian Guineas…

Record 2018 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Nominations

Record 2018 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Nominations

Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes 2018 nominations have closed with a record 1470 yearlings in the mix for the $1.5 million feature next Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. Thursday afternoon saw Racing Victoria receive a bumper list of early entries heading towards the $1.5 million Group 1 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield Racecourse on February…

2018 Australian Cup Considered for Scales Of Justice

2018 Australian Cup Considered for Scales Of Justice

Race fans will likely have to wait until next year before Lindsey Smith brings his gun Perth galloper Scales Of Justice to the eastern states with a possible Australian Cup 2018 bid at Flemington pending in the autumn. To date the four-year-old son of Not A Single Doubt has enjoyed a stellar start to his…

2017 VRC St Leger Field & Odds: Miss Strathallan Favourite

2017 VRC St Leger Field & Odds: Miss Strathallan Favourite

A smart line-up of three-year-olds including easing favourite Miss Strathallan line-up at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday in the VRC St Leger 2017 field in Melbourne. The ANZAC Day line-up at Flemington features two black-type events including the $200,000 Listed VRC St Leger (2800m) for the three-year-old stayers. The set weights plus penalties clash, a very…

2017 ANZAC Day Stakes Field & Betting: Merchant Navy Favourite

2017 ANZAC Day Stakes Field & Betting: Merchant Navy Favourite

Ciaron Maher’s undefeated colt Merchant Navy is the well-supported favourite in ANZAC Day Stakes 2017 betting for Flemington’s feature race this Tuesday in Melbourne. Two black-types take place at the track on ANZAC Day including a field of two-year-olds facing off in the $120,000 Listed ANZAC Day Stakes (1400m) under handicap conditions. Sitting top of…

2017 Bel Esprit Stakes Field & Betting Odds

2017 Bel Esprit Stakes Field & Betting Odds

The black-type Melbourne feature at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday is the Bel Esprit Stakes 2017 and it is shaping-up as a wide open edition of the late autumn sprint. Due to run as Caulfield Race 7 at 3:55pm (AEST), this season’s $120,000 Listed Bel Esprit Stakes (1100m) has attracted fourteen final acceptors. In a tough…

McArdle Dreaming of 2017 Caulfield Guineas Win

McArdle Dreaming of 2017 Caulfield Guineas Win

The spring’s Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas 2017 is the long-term goal for John McArdle’s highly-spruiked youngster Doubt I’m Dreaming who has won his only career start to date. Originally a $210,000 buy from the 2016 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale, the Not A Single Doubt colt debuted at Moonee Valley on William Reid Stakes Night on…