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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…

Thomas Hobson Eyes Melbourne Cup 2017 Bid

Thomas Hobson Eyes Melbourne Cup 2017 Bid

Irish horseman William Mullins is eyeing a 2017 Melbourne Cup bid down under this spring with his veteran stayer Thomas Hobson after the galloper’s Ascot Stakes win in England this week. The seven-year-old son of Halling lined-up in the Royal Ascot feature as the 4/1 favourite and, despite being held-up at the back of the…

Melbourne Cup 2017 Take Four for Who Shot Thebarman

Melbourne Cup 2017 Take Four for Who Shot Thebarman

Chris Waller’s evergreen veteran stayer Who Shot Thebarman is in the paddock gearing up for a fourth shot at the ‘race that stops a nation’ with the 2017 Melbourne Cup target pending in the spring. The rising nine-year-old has been ultra-consistent in the two mile classics down under since the son of Yamanin Vital transferred…

2016 Emirates Stakes Day Scratchings & Track Report

2016 Emirates Stakes Day Scratchings & Track Report

The final day of the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival is upon and we are set for a stunning day of racing at Flemington this afternoon. It was perfect weather in Melbourne yesterday, but in typical fashion the weather has turned and it will be fairly overcast at Flemington, but the track is still in an…

Emirates Stakes Day 2016: Tips & Preview

Emirates Stakes Day 2016: Tips & Preview

2016 Emirates Stakes Day finishes-up the Melbourne Cup Carnival this Saturday, November 5, at Flemington Racecourse and below are the Races.com.au Flemington tips for all nine races on ‘Family Day’. The racing action kicks off at 12:15pm (AEDT) and continues through until the card closer at 5:45pm (AEDT) with six Black-Type features peppered across the…

Spieth Worthy of Darley Classic 2016 Shot

Spieth Worthy of Darley Classic 2016 Shot

Sydney horseman Bryce Heys is far from announcing his stallion Spieth as a winning hope in Saturday’s 2016 Darley Classic but believes his consistent four-year-old is worthy of a shot at the big time. The $1 million Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m), run down the famous Flemington straight on Emirates Stakes Day to close out…

Scottish Back to Best in Emirates Stakes 2016

Scottish Back to Best in Emirates Stakes 2016

British jockey William Buick is keen to reunite with the Charlie Appleby-trained Scottish in Saturday’s 2016 Emirates Stakes where he believes the Caulfield Cup runner-up will be back to his best dropping in distance. From four runs over 2000m the Teofilo gelding boasts an outstanding record of three wins and a third. He returns to…

2016 Hilton Stakes Betting Tips & Odds

2016 Hilton Stakes Betting Tips & Odds

One of the Black-Type support acts on Flemington’s Emirates Stakes Day card this weekend is the Hilton Stakes 2016, betting tips and the latest odds for the three-years-old showdown found below. Due to jump as Flemington Race 4 at 2:10pm (AEDT) on Saturday, this year’s $150,000 Listed Hilton Stakes (1400m) has attracted a capacity field…