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Andreas Wohler Ready for 2014 Herbert Power Stakes Following 10 Year Absence

Andreas Wohler Ready for 2014 Herbert Power Stakes Following 10 Year Absence

Andreas Wohler has not taken part in a Melbourne Spring Carnival in ten years but the German trainer is back, with his eyes set on the 2014 Melbourne Cup. Wohler previously made the trek out for the Cox Plate in both 2001 (fourth with Silvano) and 2004 (10th with Paolini) but decided to aim for…

OTI Racing Imports Vying for 2014 Caulfield Cup

OTI Racing Imports Vying for 2014 Caulfield Cup

OTI Racing looks set to invade the Melbourne Cup Carnival once again after flying in European horses Renew and Van Percy. The pair is in quarantine at Werribee after arriving alongside the first European contingent of horses last Saturday. Simon O’Donnell, OTI Racing director, visited the Werribee Racecourse Tuesday morning to see how the two…

No 2014 Caulfield Cup Penalty for Gris Caro

No 2014 Caulfield Cup Penalty for Gris Caro

Gris Caro will carry just 52kg in next month’s Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m), which means he has avoided a penalty for winning Saturday’s Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m). The five-year-old fought hard for the win at Caulfield, beating Entirely Platinum across the line by just a shoulder, while favourite Bonfire finished in third. The…

Next Stop Myer Classic For 2013 Tristarc Stakes Winner Red Tracer

Next Stop Myer Classic For 2013 Tristarc Stakes Winner Red Tracer

Red Tracer has taken out the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes at Caulfield Racecourse today October 19, 2013. The Dane Shadow mare was second-up in today’s 2013 Tristarc Stakes after being pipped at the post by Sharnee Rose in the Group 3 Golden Pendant last run. The six-year-old was favourite to win the 2013 Tristarc Stakes…

Melbourne Cup 2013 – A Look at the Early Favourites

Melbourne Cup 2013 – A Look at the Early Favourites

The first Tuesday of November is a long way away but that doesn’t mean it is too early to start thinking about the 2013 Melbourne Cup. The $6.2 million staying test is not only Australia’s richest and most famous race, it is also the most popular betting event in the country. Those who like to…

Fiorente Will Not Run at 2013 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival

Fiorente Will Not Run at 2013 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival

A potential northern trip to the 2013 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival has been scrapped for star import Fiorente in favour of a spell in the paddock ahead of a spring tilt at the 2013 Melbourne Cup. There was talk of a start in the 2013 Doomben Cup for the 2012 Melbourne Cup runner-up but it…

2013 Caulfield Cup Still the Aim for Tuscan Fire

2013 Caulfield Cup Still the Aim for Tuscan Fire

The Group 1 2013 Caulfield Cup remains the spring goal for Tuscan Fire despite failing in the Group 2 Adelaide Cup on Monday. The six-year-old laboured in hot conditions to finish at the back of the 20-horse field despite many tipping him as one of the horses to beat in the Morphetville staying feature. Trainer…

Gold Medals for Team Wilde in 2012 Sandown Guineas?

Gold Medals for Team Wilde in 2012 Sandown Guineas?

They are one of the top five fancies for the Sandown Guineas 2012 in Melbourne this Saturday and while they are only lightly-raced Gold Medals should prove a competitive force in the Zipping Classic Day feature according to their Warrnambool-based father-son trainers Bill & Symon Wilde. Elvstroem gelding Gold Medals is one of 16 three-year-olds…

Americain Won’t Defend Title in 2012 Zipping Classic – Retired

Americain Won’t Defend Title in 2012 Zipping Classic – Retired

Star French stayer Americain will not defend his title in the Group 2 2012 Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown on Saturday week with connections announcing the 2010 Melbourne Cup winner has been retired. The eight-year-old won last year’s Zipping Classic, otherwise known as the Sandown Classic, by a length ahead of Manighar but owner Gerry…

Crown Oaks 2012 Betting Update

Crown Oaks 2012 Betting Update

The 2012 Melbourne Cup Carnival action continues today with the Group 1 2012 Crown Oaks (2500m) which sees the best three-year-old staying fillies in the country line up to compete for a share in $1 million. A big field of 15 fillies will be in the gates in the race otherwise known as the 2012…