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2010 Victoria Derby Barrier Draw – Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw this Saturday

2010 Victoria Derby Barrier Draw – Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw this Saturday

Today at noon the 2010 Victoria Barrier Draw took place, with the Peter Snowden-trained Retrieve coming up trumps with gate two for the feature race at Flemington’s opening Melbourne Cup Carnival meeting this Saturday. Last start winner of the Norman Robinson Stakes at Caulfield, Rahy colt Retrieve is now poised to bring his already impressive…

2010 Coolmore Stud Stakes Field & Barrier Draw – Melbourne Cup Carnival Day 1

2010 Coolmore Stud Stakes Field & Barrier Draw – Melbourne Cup Carnival Day 1

Flemington Racecourse will come alive this Saturday with the opening Melbourne Cup Carnival meeting, Victoria Derby Day, and as part of the action the $500,000 Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) will take place. The 2010 Coolmore Stud Stakes has attracted a final field of 13 three-year-olds with Star Witness and Pressday the two top…

2010 Victoria Derby Field – Melbourne Cup Carnival Day 1

2010 Victoria Derby Field – Melbourne Cup Carnival Day 1

This Saturday the ultimate racing action of the 2010 Melbourne Cup Carnival will kick off at Flemington with Victoria Derby Day and the marquee race at the meeting, the 2010 Victoria Derby, has drawn a capacity field. The $1.5 million Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) final field features 16 three-year-olds plus four emergencies with Jim…

Lady Lynette Wins 2010 Pulse Pharmacy Stakes – Cox Plate Day Race 9 Results

Lady Lynette Wins 2010 Pulse Pharmacy Stakes – Cox Plate Day Race 9 Results

Lady Lynette has finished things off at Moonee Valley’s Cox Plate Day this afternoon with an historic win in the closing race on the card – the $150,000 Group 3 Pulse Pharmacy Stakes (1600m). The David and Scott Brunton-trained Lady Lynette became the first mare in history to win back-to-back editions of the feature race….

2010 Emirates Stakes

2010 Emirates Stakes

The 2010 Emirates Stakes is the final Group 1 race of the iconic Melbourne Cup Carnival, set to take place at Flemington as the headline event of Emirates Stakes Day on Thursday November 6. Worth $1 million in prize money, the Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m) is a prestigious handicap feature that will attract a…

2010 Crown Oaks

2010 Crown Oaks

The 2010 Crown Oaks is the premier race for three-year-old fillies during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and will take place at Flemington on Thursday November 4 as the feature race of Crown Oaks Day. Held on the third day of Flemington’s famous four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival, the $1 million Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m)…

2010 Crown Oaks Nominations Features 89 Entries

2010 Crown Oaks Nominations Features 89 Entries

Eighty-nine of the classiest three-year-old fillies have been entered for the $1 million Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) when nominations for the spring feature closed at noon today. The 2010 Crown Oaks will take place at Flemington on Thursday November 4 on the third meeting of the famous four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival. Last year’s Crown…

2010 Victoria Derby Nominations Features 88 Entries

2010 Victoria Derby Nominations Features 88 Entries

A star-studded list featuring 88 of the season’s leading three-year-olds have been nominated for the $1.5 million Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m) when the entries closed at midday today. The 2010 AAMI Victoria Derby will take place at Flemington on Saturday October 30 at the first meeting of the esteemed Melbourne Cup Carnival. Local…

Japanese Horses Cleared for 2010 Melbourne Cup Carnival

Japanese Horses Cleared for 2010 Melbourne Cup Carnival

For the first time since 2006, the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival will be host to a contingent of classy Japanese runners after the announcement they have been cleared to travel Down Under in time for the spring. Earlier in the month there were doubts whether Japanese quarantine facilities would be cleared by Australian officials in…

Faint Perfume Pre-Nomination Favourite for 2010 Melbourne Cup

Faint Perfume Pre-Nomination Favourite for 2010 Melbourne Cup

As the 2010 Melbourne Cup nears closer the likely runners that will take to the Flemington track on the first Tuesday of November are starting to emerge, with Bart Cummings’ classy filly Faint Perfume the pronounced favourite in the early Melbourne Cup betting markets. This year the Melbourne Cup will celebrate its 150th anniversary, with…