News About Melbourne Cup Carnival

2017 Epsom Handicap Aim for Foxplay

2017 Epsom Handicap Aim for Foxplay

Chris Waller’s Queen Of The Turf Stakes winning filly Foxplay is back in work and tracking well towards a spring return where the Epsom Handicap 2017 will see her back in Group 1 company. A winner of five of her 13 career starts to date, the rising four-year-old daughter of Foxwedge lived up to her…

Appleby’s Frontiersman on 2017 Melbourne Cup Hunt

Appleby’s Frontiersman on 2017 Melbourne Cup Hunt

The Charlie Appleby-trained Godolphin galloper Frontiersman is on the hunt for a Melbourne Cup 2017 bid down under this spring racing next-up at Newmarket in the UK this week. The iconic $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) run at Flemington on Tuesday November 7 could be on the cards for the Dubawi stallion…

2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes Option for Lone Eagle

2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes Option for Lone Eagle

The spring’s Coolmore Stud Stakes 2017 could be on the cards for Mick Price’s progressive young sprinter Lone Eagle who is out in the paddock enjoying a short break. The rising three-year-old is a well-bred Zoffany colt, purchased as a yearling from the 2016 Magic Millions Sale for $300,000. During his juvenile campaign Lone Eagle…

2017 Melbourne Cup Still on Cards For Tiberian

2017 Melbourne Cup Still on Cards For Tiberian

French galloper Tiberian may have finished a well-beaten last in the Group 1 Grand Prix De Saint-Cloud over the weekend but the horse’s Australian co-owner Darren Dance hasn’t ruled out a Melbourne Cup 2017 bid down under this spring. The Alain Couetil-trained five-year-old never got close in the mile and a half feature, won by…

Scales Of Justice Tipped for Toorak Handicap 2017

Scales Of Justice Tipped for Toorak Handicap 2017

Scales Of Justice is more likely to target the 2017 Toorak Handicap – Emirates Stakes double in Victoria this spring on way to the Perth summer features over a clash with Winx in the Ladbrokes Cox Plate. Lindsey Smith’s four-year-old son of Not A Single Doubt enjoyed his second win on the trot over the…

Jukebox Tuned for 2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes

Jukebox Tuned for 2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes

Undefeated Inglis Premier winning Jukebox is on track for his spring bid where the untapped Ciaron Maher-trained colt is set to target Flemington’s Coolmore Stud Stakes 2017 in November. A winner of his opening two career starts during the summer, Jukebox was a $200,000 buy from last year’s Inglis Premier Yearling Sale. He went some…

Return 2017 Melbourne Cup Bid for Qewy

Return 2017 Melbourne Cup Bid for Qewy

Last year’s Geelong Cup – Sandown Cup double winning English raider Qewy looks on track for a return trip to Australia this spring for a second shot at the Melbourne Cup in 2017. The Godolphin-raced son of Street Cry is prepared at Newmarket by Charlie Appleby and enjoyed a successful spring bid down under last…

Myer Classic 2017 Option for Miss Wilson

Myer Classic 2017 Option for Miss Wilson

Flemington’s 2017 Myer Classic could be on the spring agenda for John Bary’s Kiwi mare Miss Wilson this Melbourne Cup Carnival. The rising five-year-old daughter of Stratum has enjoyed five wins over her 17 starts to date and was last seen running a brave fourth to Charmont in the Group 1 NZ Thoroughbred Breeders (1600m)…

2017 Darley Classic Big Spring Focus for Spieth

2017 Darley Classic Big Spring Focus for Spieth

As well as a possible shot at the $10 million The Everest in Sydney this spring trainer Bryce Heys has confirmed another run in the Darley Classic 2017 is a “big focus” of his stable star Spieth‘s upcoming campaign. The Sydney-based Heys had been hoping to spend his winter over in England for the Royal…

Laming on 2017 Myer Classic Payroll

Laming on 2017 Myer Classic Payroll

Cranbourne horseman Richard Laming has the Myer Classic 2017 firmly in his sights this coming Melbourne Cup Carnival for his progressive mare Payroll. The four-year-old daughter of Not A Single Doubt chases her fourth career win at start number 18 this weekend on Tattersall’s Tiara Day in Brisbane, but not in Group 1 class. Laming…