News About Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival

Aloisia Kicks off Crown Oaks 2017 Campaign

Aloisia Kicks off Crown Oaks 2017 Campaign

Trainer Ciaron Maher has a third Crown Oaks win in four years in sight this spring targeting the 2017 edition of the Melbourne Cup Carnival feature with Kiwi expat Aloisia who returns to racing on the weekend. Maher enjoyed back-to-back Crown Oaks victories in 2014-15 with Set Square and Jameka respectively, the latter going on…

Missrock Leads How Now Stakes 2017 Field & Betting Odds

Missrock Leads How Now Stakes 2017 Field & Betting Odds

Missrock has the wide gate but is still holding narrow favouritism to win the 2017 Ladbrokes Odds Boost Stakes, registered as the How Now Stakes, at Caulfield Racecourse on Naturalism Stakes Day. Scheduled as the penultimate event on the nine race card, this season’s Group 3 $150,000 Ladbrokes Odds Boost Stakes (1200m) features the capacity…

Hartnell Skips Winx Clash in Turnbull Stakes 2017

Hartnell Skips Winx Clash in Turnbull Stakes 2017

Caulfield Cup-bound Hartnell will avoid another encounter with super mare Winx in the 2017 Turnbull Stakes this October. Godolphin have the in-form Authorized import Hartnell in outstanding form this season with the seven-year-old heading towards the Group 1 $3 million Caulfield Cup (2400m) on October 21. Last Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Hartnell enjoyed plenty of…

Webster Happy Winx Targeting Turnbull Over Craven Plate

Webster Happy Winx Targeting Turnbull Over Craven Plate

Sydney horseman Patrick Webster is over the moon with news out this week that Winx was Melbourne bound earlier than expected, opening up a 2017 Craven Plate win at Randwick for his galloper Happy Clapper. Happy Clapper will finally get some Winx-relief when he lines-up in the lucrative Group 3 $500,000 Craven Plate (2000m) on…

Melbourne Cup 2017 Plans for Vengeur Masque

Melbourne Cup 2017 Plans for Vengeur Masque

Luckless staying import Vengeur Masque is targeting the 2017 Melbourne Cup this spring via a hopeful Caulfield Cup run after missing out on the ‘race that stops a nation’ by one spot last season. The Monsun gelding finished No. 25 on the Melbourne Cup ballot in 2016, just failing to gain a run in the…

Humidor To Take On Winx in 2017 Turnbull Stakes

Humidor To Take On Winx in 2017 Turnbull Stakes

New 2017 Caulfield Cup favourite Humidor won’t be spared from a run against the country’s best horse Winx in the Turnbull Stakes with trainer Darren Weir sticking to original spring plans with the dual Group 1 winner. This week Chris Waller announced that Winx was likely to make her Flemington race debut on October 7…

Winx Double Possible for Cox Plate 2017 Raider Riven Light

Winx Double Possible for Cox Plate 2017 Raider Riven Light

Irish raider Riven Light could attempt to repeat the double achieved by super mare Winx last spring with trainer William Mullins looking at the Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes as a possible lead-up into the Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 for the visitor. Last Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Chris Waller’s champion daughter of Street Cry successfully defended her…

Caulfield Cup 2017 Calls for Lizzie L’Amour

Caulfield Cup 2017 Calls for Lizzie L’Amour

She is far from guaranteed a run in the 2017 Caulfield Cup field next month, but Lizzie L’Amour’s co-trainer Murray Baker believes the Kiwi mare is a genuine chance to make the line-up in the $3 million showdown this spring. Cambridge-based Baker won the mile and a half classic two years ago with that year’s…

2017 Naturalism Stakes Field Features Caulfield Cup Hopes

2017 Naturalism Stakes Field Features Caulfield Cup Hopes

The Naturalism Stakes 2017 takes place at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday and a field of potential Caulfield Cup horses are set to do battle in the Group 3. Run this year as the Bendigo Bank East Malvern MRC Foundation Cup, the $150,000 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) has drawn a capacity field of 16 starters. The bulk…

Winx Next Race: Turnbull Stakes 2017

Winx Next Race: Turnbull Stakes 2017

Turnbull Stakes Day 2017 has received a huge boost with news out this week from trainer Chris Waller that champion mare Winx could have a final run before the Ladbrokes Cox Plate in the Flemington Group 1 on October 7. The Hall of Famer is on track to join Kingston Town (1980-83) as a three-time…