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Big Memory On Trial in 2015 Mornington Cup

Big Memory On Trial in 2015 Mornington Cup

A capacity field of 14 runners plus three emergencies featured in the Listed Mornington Cup (2400m) final field this morning (Wednesday), including the Tony McEvoy-trained Big Memory. The five-year-old gelding will be in search of much more than the $210,000 prize for the winner this Saturday, as McEvoy has big plans for Big Memory. A…

2015 Mornington Cup Field & Barrier Draw Released

2015 Mornington Cup Field & Barrier Draw Released

A capacity field of 14 runners plus three emergencies has accepted for the Listed Mornington Cup (2400m), which is running this Saturday. With a ballot exemption for the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) during the spring awarded to the winner of the Mornington Cup plus a total of $350,000 in prize money on offer, it’s…

Noble Protector Featured in 2015 Sunline Stakes Field

Noble Protector Featured in 2015 Sunline Stakes Field

Just 10 fillies and mares will run over a mile at Moonee Valley on Friday night in the Group 2 Sunline Stakes (1600m). The Robert Smerdon-trained Noble Protector is the runner with the highest handicap rating after the five-year-old mare won the Group 3 Schweppervescence Trophy (1600m) two weeks ago. She resumed in the race…

2015 William Reid Stakes Field – Peron in Barrier 1

2015 William Reid Stakes Field – Peron in Barrier 1

The Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) is the feature race of the Moonee Valley program this Friday night, running as Race 7 at 9:45pm. A final field of 14 sprinters was taken for the race on Wednesday morning, headlined by Rebel Dane and Famous Seamus. The Gary Portelli-trained Rebel Dane is set to resume…

Griffiths Pair Chasing 2015 William Reid Stakes Success

Griffiths Pair Chasing 2015 William Reid Stakes Success

Robbie Griffiths is set to have two strong chances in the Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley this Friday night. Of the 23 total nominations taken for the $400,000 feature race, Griffiths holds two in the form of Angelic Light and It Is Written. Five-year-old mare Angelic Light will be getting her…

The Cleaner Skips Mornington Cup for Easter Cup

The Cleaner Skips Mornington Cup for Easter Cup

Cult favourite The Cleaner was set to run in the Listed Mornington Cup (2400m) this Saturday however trainer Mick Burles has scrapped those plans after it was revealed the seven-year-old gelding would carry a hefty 61.5kg in the race. The $350,000 race with a Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) ballot exemption for the winner was…

Berry to Ride Earthquake in 2015 William Reid Stakes

Berry to Ride Earthquake in 2015 William Reid Stakes

Three-year-old Godolphin filly Earthquake is set to make her debut at Moonee Valley this Friday night in the Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m). Earthquake is one of 23 sprinters nominated for the Friday night feature race and trainer John O’Shea has booked Tommy Berry as hoop. The leading Sydney-based jockey will travel to Melbourne…

Vancouver Will Not Attempt 2015 Juvenile Triple Crown

Vancouver Will Not Attempt 2015 Juvenile Triple Crown

Two-year-old colt Vancouver defied history on Saturday to become just the second Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) winner since 1957 to overcome the outside start from barrier 16 and win. Despite having to overcome the wide, tricky start Vancouver was always the favourite to win the $3.5 million juvenile race at . In the end…

26 Nominated for 2015 Mornington Cup

26 Nominated for 2015 Mornington Cup

26 potential stayers were nominated for the Listed Mornington Cup (2400m) Monday morning with connections keen to get earn a place in the 2015 Caulfield Cup field. With $350,000 in total prizemoney on offer plus an automatic entry to the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) during the spring for the winner, this race is very…

2015 Golden Mile Field & Odds Update

2015 Golden Mile Field & Odds Update

You may have gotten yourself wrapped up in the five Group One races running at Rosehill this Saturday but don’t forget there’s also an impressive meeting at Bendigo on the same day, the feature race of which is the Listed Golden Mile (1600m). A capacity field of 16 runners is set to tackle the $150,000…