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Waller hoping for better barrier for All Our Roads in 2017 Kingston Town Classic

Waller hoping for better barrier for All Our Roads in 2017 Kingston Town Classic

Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller is hoping for a change of luck for All Our Roads at today’s barrier draw for the Group 1 $1m Magic Millions-Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot in Perth on Saturday. All Our Roads did it tough last start from barrier fourteen when ninth, only two and a half lengths…

Black Heart Bart heads a field of 15 for 2017 Kingston Town Classic

Black Heart Bart heads a field of 15 for 2017 Kingston Town Classic

Five times Group 1 winner Black Heart Bart heads a field of fifteen for the running of the 2017 Group 1 $1m Magic Millions-Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot in Perth on Saturday. Black Heart Bart returned to the West were he began his career for a nose second to local Great Shot in the…

Almandin included in 2017 Zipping Classic nominations

Almandin included in 2017 Zipping Classic nominations

2016 Melbourne Cup winner Almandin has been included in the nominations for the Group 2 $300,000 Zipping Classic (2400m) at Ladbrokes Park Hillside at Sandown on Saturday. The Robert Hickmott trained Almandin had no luck this year in the Group 1 $6.25m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on November 7 when twelfth to the…

Tom Melbourne out of 2017 Emirates Stakes Field

Tom Melbourne out of 2017 Emirates Stakes Field

Professional placegetter Tom Melbourne has been scratched from the 2017 Group 1 $2m Emirates Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on Saturday. Racing Victoria Stewards reported that Tom Melbourne was showing lameness in the off front leg and his withdrawal along with the early scratching of Sir Isaac Newton has left a field of thirteen to contest…

Gingernuts firms in 2017 Emirates Stakes betting

Gingernuts firms in 2017 Emirates Stakes betting

Multiple Group 1 winning Kiwi galloper Gingernuts has firmed in the betting for the Group 1 $2m Emirates Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on Saturday. Betting at Ladbrokes.com.au on Friday morning had Gingernuts marked at $6, firming in from $7.50 when the fields were released on Wednesday. Matamata trainers Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards who train…

2017 Melbourne Cup Results: History is Rewritten with Rekindling

2017 Melbourne Cup Results: History is Rewritten with Rekindling

Every season the Melbourne Cup results produce a unique racing tale to go down in the history books and on Tuesday the 2017 edition of the ‘Race That Stops A Nation’ won by the Joseph O’Brien-trained Irish raider Rekindling was no different. O’Brien is a 24-year-old former Irish jockey who became the youngster ever horseman…

Melbourne Cup 2017 Exotics & Payouts Results

Melbourne Cup 2017 Exotics & Payouts Results

The 2017 Melbourne Cup results are in the books and Rekindling beat Johannes Vermeer in a memorable dual to deliver Lloyd Williams another Melbourne Cup victory. There was some support for Rekindling, but he still started the race as a $15 chance with and there was always going to be plenty of money in the…

Rekindling Is The 2017 Melbourne Cup Winner

Rekindling Is The 2017 Melbourne Cup Winner

Goliath owner Lloyd Williams has gone back-to-back in the ‘Race That Stops A Nation’ and secured his incredible sixth Loving Trophy with European three-year-old Rekindling defeating Johannes Vermeer and Max Dynamite in the 2017 Melbourne Cup Trifecta. Williams saluted in 2016 with Almandin and returned with six horses in the Group 1 $6.25 million Emirates…

Final 2017 Melbourne Cup Tips: Last Word on All Horses

Final 2017 Melbourne Cup Tips: Last Word on All Horses

Time is ticking down to Flemington Race 7 at 3:00pm (AEDT) and below are the Races.com.au team’s final words on the Melbourne Cup 2017 Horses. #1 Hartnell ($26): Big task for the top weight and third placegetter last year. His third go in the race, has been kept fresh, but has had his chance and…

Ben Allen Rides Thomas Hobson in Melbourne Cup Field 2017

Ben Allen Rides Thomas Hobson in Melbourne Cup Field 2017

Ben Allen has been confirmed to ride the William Mullins-trained international Thomas Hobson in the 2017 Melbourne Cup field this afternoon replacing the injured Joao Moreira. Moreira came off his ride in the fourth, Regal Monarch, in a nasty early race fall at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day. Cleared of serious injury and walking away…