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Atlantic Jewel Leads Crown Oaks 2011 First Acceptances & Odds

Atlantic Jewel Leads Crown Oaks 2011 First Acceptances & Odds

Mark Kavanagh’s undefeated filly, and striking last-start winner of the Thousand Guineas, Atlantic Jewel is the odds-on favourite to take out the 2011 Crown Oaks at Flemington next month after first declarations for the Melbourne Cup Carnival classic were taken by Racing Victoria today. At nomination stage on September 20 there were 69 three-year-old fillies…

Betfair Stakes Winner Love Conquers All onto Emirates Stakes 2011

Betfair Stakes Winner Love Conquers All onto Emirates Stakes 2011

In a Caulfield Cup Day win for Team Hawkes this afternoon, honest Mossman five-year-old Love Conquers All scored a possible 2011 Emirates Stakes target this Melbourne Cup Carnival with a strong win over a quality field in the $125,000 Group 3 Betfair Stakes(1400m). Giving Hong Kong-based Aussie hoop Darren Beadman a black-type double on Caulfield…

Ethereal Stakes Winner Gliding Earns 2011 Crown Oaks Assignment

Ethereal Stakes Winner Gliding Earns 2011 Crown Oaks Assignment

Bart Cummings is back just in time to maybe win his eighth Caulfield Cup with Precedence later this afternoon, the maestro trainer enjoying an early Caulfield Cup Day win in the third with his improving filly Gliding who could now run in the Crown Oaks 2011. Jockey Darren Beadman donned the famous Green and Gold…

Atlantic Jewel Targets Crown Oaks 2011 Not Cox Plate

Atlantic Jewel Targets Crown Oaks 2011 Not Cox Plate

An eleventh-hour Cox Plate bid for super impressive filly Atlantic Jewel has been officially taken off the table, but the last-start Thousand Guineas conqueror will race on this spring with the 2011 Crown Oaks named as her new grand final. Mark Kavanagh’s superlative Fastnet Rock three-year-old Atlantic Jewel blew the competition away with ease this…

Norman Robinson Stakes 2011 Field & Barriers

Norman Robinson Stakes 2011 Field & Barriers

Sixteen three-year-olds have been accepted for the 2011 Norman Robinson Stakes field on Caulfield Cup Day this Saturday, one of the crucial lead-up races for gallopers heading towards the 2011 Victoria Derby. The $125,000 Group 3 Norman Robinson Stakes (2000m) is due to jump at 1:20pm (EDT) as Race 4 of 10 at Caulfield. Likely…

Crown Oaks 2011 Hopes Race on Caulfield Cup Day – Ethereal Stakes Field

Crown Oaks 2011 Hopes Race on Caulfield Cup Day – Ethereal Stakes Field

One of the opening black-type features on the bumper 10-race Caulfield Cup Day card this Saturday is the $100,000 Listed Ethereal Stakes (2000m) which is due to be contested by a field full of 2011 Crown Oaks-bound fillies. Scheduled to run as Caulfield Race 3 on Saturday at 12:45pm (EDT), the 2011 Ethereal Stakes final…

Victoria Derby 2011 Betting Favourite Collar Races on Thousand Guineas Day

Victoria Derby 2011 Betting Favourite Collar Races on Thousand Guineas Day

This Wednesday Caulfield Racecourse will come to life for Thousand Guineas Day, and while the focus of the meeting will be on the smart fillies in the $1 million Thousand Guineas, the opening race will also a must-see with 2011 Victoria Derby favourite Collar lining up. Robert Hickmott’s three-year-old O’Reilly gelding Collar sits at the…

King Mufhasa Set for Melbourne Cup Carnival 2011

King Mufhasa Set for Melbourne Cup Carnival 2011

Kiwi horseman Stephen McKee has confirmed Saturday’s Toorak Handicap winner King Mufhasa will not be an eleventh hour entry for the Cox Plate 2011 Saturday week and will instead target Group 1 glory during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Racetrack whispers, lead by fellow New Zealand trainer John Bary who prepares Cox Plate-bound Jimmy Choux, suggested…

Moody to Test Black Caviar Next Race Season

Moody to Test Black Caviar Next Race Season

Super mare Black Caviar joined the immortal Phar Lap on 14 consecutive metro wins last Saturday with her authoritative Schillaci Stakes success, and while trainer Peter Moody is looking forward to her next two spring runs, it is the autumn racing season that really has the Queensland-bred horseman excited. Bel Esprit five-year-old looked slicker than…

Americain Regains Melbourne Cup 2011 Betting Favouritism

Americain Regains Melbourne Cup 2011 Betting Favouritism

Defending Melbourne Cup winner Americain has been reinstated at the top of the 2011 Melbourne Cup odds, the French-trained stayer equal favourite for the ‘race that stops a nation’ with boom German import Lucas Cranach. Betting markets on the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), which will run as Flemington Race 7 on…