News About Michael Walker

2017 Ballarat Cup Nominations Feature Mr Garcia

2017 Ballarat Cup Nominations Feature Mr Garcia

European expat Mr Garcia is scheduled to have his maiden start with new trainer Darren Weir, the former Andreas Wohler-trained five-year-old among the Ballarat Cup 2017 nominations for Saturday. A bumper 28 stayers make up the early entries for this season’s Listed $300,000 Ballarat Cup (2200m), including Paco Boy gelding Mr Garcia. Kerrin McEvoy rode…

Sandown Cup Winner Fanatic Targets Adelaide Cup 2018

Sandown Cup Winner Fanatic Targets Adelaide Cup 2018

Another two mile contest calls for the progressive Lindsay Park-trained mare Fanatic who targets the 2018 Adelaide Cup in the autumn next year following her Sandown Cup success at Ladbrokes Park over the weekend. It was a gutsy performance on Zipping Classic Day in the Listed $150,000 Ladbrokes Sandown Cup (3200m) by both the winning…

2017 Victoria Derby Draw No Issue for Main Stage

2017 Victoria Derby Draw No Issue for Main Stage

One-time favourite in Victoria Derby 2017 betting, Main Stage eased out in the markets after a wide draw for Saturday’s Flemington feature, but co-trainer Trent Busuttin remains confident. Former Kiwi-based Busuttin won the Melbourne Cup Carnival staying showdown back in 2011 with Sangster and chases another win with Main Stage in Saturday’s Group 1 $1.5…

Capacity 2017 Victoria Derby Field Confirmed

Capacity 2017 Victoria Derby Field Confirmed

After a number of notable withdrawals the official Victoria Derby 2017 field for the big one at Flemington on Saturday has been confirmed and features a capacity line-up. The premier race for three-year-old stayers during the spring, this season’s Group 1 $1.5 million Victoria Derby (2500m) has attracted a full 16 starters plus an emergency…

Mighty Boss Is the Upset 2017 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Winner

Mighty Boss Is the Upset 2017 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Winner

Local horseman Mick Price has secured his first Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas win in 2017 scoring a massive boilover result in the stallion-making classic with race emergency Mighty Boss. The Not A Single Doubt colt jumped a $101 roughie in the Group 1 $2 million Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m) only making the line-up earlier in the…

2017 UCI Stakes Winner on VRC Derby Main Stage

2017 UCI Stakes Winner on VRC Derby Main Stage

Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young look to have unearthed two genuine 2017 Victoria Derby contenders with stablemates Main Stage and Johnny Vinko running first and third respectively at Flemington in the Listed $120,000 UCI Stakes (1800m). The now Cranbourne-based Kiwi trainers were full of confidence with their eventual UCI Stakes winner Main Stage pre-race on…

Hill Stakes Results 2017: All-the-Way Win By Classic Uniform

Hill Stakes Results 2017: All-the-Way Win By Classic Uniform

It was a tenacious performance from the Gary Moore-trained Classic Uniform at Royal Randwick on Epsom Handicap Day with the horse leading all-the-way to win the 2017 Hill Stakes thanks to a gun ride from Michael Walker. Walker won the previous race after an on-speed Dulcify Handicap performance on Godolphin galloper Ataraxia and made it…

Epsom Handicap Day 2017 Results: Foundry Wins The Metropolitan

Epsom Handicap Day 2017 Results: Foundry Wins The Metropolitan

One of the biggest days of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival takes place at Royal Randwick today with a triple shot of Group 1 action scheduled for 2017 Epsom Handicap Day, results and updated Randwick winners published live across the afternoon right here at Races.com.au. It is a nine-race card for Epsom Handicap Day and…

Epsom Handicap hope Comin’ Through wins Bill Ritchie Handicap

Epsom Handicap hope Comin’ Through wins Bill Ritchie Handicap

The Chris Waller trained Comin’ Through put in a great trial for the Epsom Handicap with a tough win in the Group 3 $150,000 Bill Ritchie Handicap (1400m) at Randwick today. Winning rider Michael Walker had to get down 53kg to ride Comin’ Through but was rewarded for has effort with the Fastnet Rock stallion…

Hot Dipped Tops 2017 Tasmanian Oaks Field & Odds

Hot Dipped Tops 2017 Tasmanian Oaks Field & Odds

Brendan McShane’s flying filly Hot Dipped – dubbed the ‘Winx of the Apple Isle’ – is nearing odds-on territory in Tasmanian Oaks 2017 betting this Sunday at Launceston Racecourse as she shoots for a sixth straight win. Due to run as Race 6 at 4:08pm (AEDT) on the Vamos Stakes Day card, this season’s $100,000…