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Bonneval “A Moral” to Win 2017 Caulfield Cup

Bonneval “A Moral” to Win 2017 Caulfield Cup

Dual Caulfield Cup winning hoop Jim Cassidy has declared Kiwi mare Bonneval as “a moral” to take out the 2017 edition of the mile and a half classic Saturday week. Bonneval is prepared across the Tasman by Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman, the former preparing Mongolian Khan for his 2015 win in the Group 1…

Bowman Waits for Melbourne Cup 2017 Barrier Draw

Bowman Waits for Melbourne Cup 2017 Barrier Draw

Jockey Hugh Bowman of Winx fame will try to wait until the official 2017 Melbourne Cup barrier draw before making a call on what international raider he will ride in the ‘race that stops a nation’ this spring. Bowman is in line for a ride in the $6 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m)…

2017 Melbourne Cup First Acceptances Feature 55

2017 Melbourne Cup First Acceptances Feature 55

Just 55 stayers remain in contention for the ‘race that stops a nation’ following the Melbourne Cup 2017 first acceptances taken this week. After attracting 140 nominations, entries for this year’s Group 1 $6 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) have been slashed at first acceptance stage and are up two from the same stage last…

Bowman Eyes 2017 Melbourne Cup Mount on Marmelo

Bowman Eyes 2017 Melbourne Cup Mount on Marmelo

Regular rider of the country’s best racehorse Winx, Hugh Bowman is looking at a couple of international raiders to ride in the Melbourne Cup 2017 including the Hughie Morrison-trained Marmelo. Guaranteed a start on the first Tuesday of November in the iconic Group 1 $6 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) sitting 16th on the latest…

Melbourne Cup Horses Head 2017 The Bart Cummings Field & Odds

Melbourne Cup Horses Head 2017 The Bart Cummings Field & Odds

A line-up of potential Melbourne Cup horses led by the defending champion in the ‘race that stops a nation’, Almandin, face off at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday in The Bart Cummings 2017 field. A key support act on the Turnbull Stakes Day card that features the latest run from heroic mare Winx, this year’s Group…

Pentathlon Kicks off Melbourne Cup 2017 Bid

Pentathlon Kicks off Melbourne Cup 2017 Bid

Kiwi trainer John Wheeler has confirmed the 2017 Melbourne Cup as the long-term spring goal for his proven stayer Pentathlon who kicks things off at Flemington in the Group 3 $300,000 The Bart Cummings (2500m) on Saturday. Flemington Racecourse will come to life for Turnbull Stakes Day thanks to the appearance of champion mare Winx…

Foundry Cops Caulfield & Melbourne Cup 2017 Penalty

Foundry Cops Caulfield & Melbourne Cup 2017 Penalty

Robert Hickmott’s veteran galloper Foundry has copped a weight penalty for both the Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup this spring after his upset win on a lightweight in the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m). The lightly-raced eight-year-old son of Galileo is raced by last year’s Melbourne Cup winning owner Lloyd Williams, who enjoyed a fifth…

Caulfield Cup 2017 Confirmed for Gingernuts

Caulfield Cup 2017 Confirmed for Gingernuts

An impressive Group 1 win across the Tasman over the weekend has the Te Akau Racing stable confident ahead of a 2017 Caulfield Cup bid back down under with the autumn’s Rosehill Guineas winner Gingernuts. The now four-year-old son of Iffraaj resumed at Hastings on September running fifth to Close Up in the Group 1…

Melbourne Cup 2017 Plans for Vengeur Masque

Melbourne Cup 2017 Plans for Vengeur Masque

Luckless staying import Vengeur Masque is targeting the 2017 Melbourne Cup this spring via a hopeful Caulfield Cup run after missing out on the ‘race that stops a nation’ by one spot last season. The Monsun gelding finished No. 25 on the Melbourne Cup ballot in 2016, just failing to gain a run in the…

Winx Double Possible for Cox Plate 2017 Raider Riven Light

Winx Double Possible for Cox Plate 2017 Raider Riven Light

Irish raider Riven Light could attempt to repeat the double achieved by super mare Winx last spring with trainer William Mullins looking at the Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes as a possible lead-up into the Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 for the visitor. Last Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Chris Waller’s champion daughter of Street Cry successfully defended her…