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Waterhouse After Maiden Melbourne Cup Trophy With Michelangelo

Waterhouse After Maiden Melbourne Cup Trophy With Michelangelo

Sydney’s leading lady of racing Gai Waterhouse may have a Group 1 trophy cabinet brimming with gold but one missing from the collection is the iconic ‘Loving Trophy’, something she will look to change in the 2013 Melbourne Cup with imported stayer Michelangelo. The world’s richest handicap has so far eluded Waterhouse but she isn’t…

2012 Melbourne Cup Second Declarations Leave 46 Hopefuls

2012 Melbourne Cup Second Declarations Leave 46 Hopefuls

The final make-up of the Melbourne Cup 2012 field became slightly clearer today with Racing Victoria releasing the second declarations for the ‘race that stops a nation’. Running as Flemington Race 7 on Tuesday November 6, the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) is the world’s richest handicap race and there are now…

No 2012 Melbourne Cup for Midas Touch

No 2012 Melbourne Cup for Midas Touch

Team Williams have pulled down the curtain on a 2012 Melbourne Cup start for import Midas Touch who was a disappointing eighth in Saturday’s Moonee Valley Cup (2500m). Owner Lloyd Williams gave a big push for the five-year-old in the lead-up to Saturday’s race but after doing some work early he was never in the…

Moonee Valley Gold Cup Winner Vatuvei Sweats on Melbourne Cup 2012 Start

Moonee Valley Gold Cup Winner Vatuvei Sweats on Melbourne Cup 2012 Start

While a Melbourne Cup start may be 12 months off for Peter Moody’s promising stayer Vatuvei the smart four-year-old proved their ability to go the distance with a good win in the 2012 Moonee Valley Gold Cup at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Cox Plate Day. The Reset four-year-old doesn’t have a lot of racing behind…

Moonee Valley Cup 2012 Tips

Moonee Valley Cup 2012 Tips

Taking place on Saturday at Moonee Valley as part of 2012 Cox Plate Day is the Group 2 2012 Moonee Valley Cup (2500m). For many it represents a final chance to gain a start in the 2012 Melbourne Cup and as such has attracted a reasonable field. Top of the market is Lloyd Williams-owned import…

Fictional Account Likely 2012 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Scratching

Fictional Account Likely 2012 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Scratching

Trainer David Hayes is leaning towards scratching his veteran mare Fictional Account from Saturday’s Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2012 field and saving her for the $200,000 Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day. The seven-year-old Stravinsky mare is one of 11 gallopers currently accepted to contest the $250,000 Group 2 Drake…

2012 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Odds

2012 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Odds

Cox Plate Day 2012 is nearly here and one of the key support races to the $3 million feature is the Group 2 2012 Moonee Valley Gold Cup (2500m). Otherwsie known as the 2012 Drake International Cup, 11 quality stayers will contest the event for which the betting market remains quite open. Currently a slight…

2012 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Nominations

2012 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Nominations

A race won 12 months ago by the previous year’s Melbourne Cup winner Americain, the Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2012 will run in Melbourne for Cox Plate Day this Saturday, with an intriguing field of stayers making up the nominations. A bumper 22 early entries were taken for the $250,000 Drake International Cup (2500m) this…

2012 Caulfield Stakes Form Guide & Betting Preview

2012 Caulfield Stakes Form Guide & Betting Preview

The Caulfield Stakes 2012 is one of three elite levels highlighting the Caulfield Guineas Day program this Saturday and to help you pick the winner in this important Cox Plate lead-up below you will find the exclusive Races.com.au Caulfield Stakes form guide and betting analysis. There are only seven stayers still in contention for the…

Ocean Park Odds-on in 2012 Caulfield Stakes Betting

Ocean Park Odds-on in 2012 Caulfield Stakes Betting

New Zealand four-year-old Ocean Park is the standout favourite in the Group 1 2012 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) on Saturday following the withdrawal of Manighar to injury. The exciting Gary Hennessy-trained entire is being offered at $1.60 at as he continues his journey towards the Cox Plate. Nobody can deny Ocean Park’s form, with the son…