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Finke Not Confirmed for Darwin Cup 2016 Field

Finke Not Confirmed for Darwin Cup 2016 Field

Local trainer Gary Clarke will wait until the weekend before confirming plans to run his star three-year-old Finke in Monday week’s 2016 Darwin Cup field. Turning four-years-old on Darwin Cup Day, August 1, Turffontein gelding Finke chases a rare treble and is looking down the barrel of $100,000 Ladbrokes Darwin Triple Crown bonus if he…

Lightinthenite Tops Early 2016 Darwin Cup Odds

Lightinthenite Tops Early 2016 Darwin Cup Odds

Gary Clarke’s reigning champion Lightinthenite is the early favourite to successfully defend his title in Monday week’s Darwin Cup 2016 despite the stayer having had just one start over the past 12 months. Turning nine on August 1 for the Horse’s Birthday and the running of the $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m), Galileo gelding…

Cantonese on 2014 Darwin Cup Mission

Cantonese on 2014 Darwin Cup Mission

Next month’s Darwin Cup 2014 is the main target this time in for the Neil Dyer-trained Victorian raider Cantonese who races at Fannie Bay for the fourth time on the trot this weekend. The Redoute’s Choice six-year-old has been racing exclusively in Darwin this winter since resuming off a seven and a half month spell….

Sheahan Attracts 2012 Darwin Cup Penalty

Sheahan Attracts 2012 Darwin Cup Penalty

Stephen Brown’s Metric Mile winner Sheahan has attracted a 1.5kg penalty for the Darwin Cup 2012, Fannie Bay’s headline event running this coming Monday August 6. Taking their race record to five wins from 12 starts, Zabeel four-year-old Sheahan held off stablemate Bolton by a half-length to win the traditional Darwin Cup lead-up on Saturday,…

Steve Arnold Returning Home For Darwin Cup 2011

Steve Arnold Returning Home For Darwin Cup 2011

Neil Dyer has engaged the services of multiple Group One winning jockey Steven Arnold as he attempts to win the 2011 Darwin Cup with two time runner up Hawks Bay. Hawks Bay has finished second in the last two Darwin Cups and Dyer is hoping the experienced jockey can land him the race that has…