News About Mitchell McKenzie Stakes

McKenzie Stakes 2014 Too Short for Merion

McKenzie Stakes 2014 Too Short for Merion

Michael Moroney knows the 1200m of Saturday’s 2014 McKenzie Stakes at Moonee Valley is going to be short of his galloper Merion’s best but is still confident of a nice resuming run from the Caulfield Guineashope. One of 26 three-year-old colts and geldings nominated for the $120,000 Listed Essendon Nissan McKenzie Stakes (1200m) at Moonee…

2014 McKenzie Stakes Nominations Feature Divan

2014 McKenzie Stakes Nominations Feature Divan

An exciting prospect from the Macedon Lodge stables kicks off a Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival campaign with the Robert Hickmott-trained Divan nominated for the McKenzie Stakes 2014. One of two black-type races on the Moonee Valley card for Saturday, the $120,000 Listed Essendon Nissan McKenzie Stakes (1200m) this year attracted a bumper 26 nominations. The…

Merion Readies for 2014 Caulfield Guineas Campaign

Merion Readies for 2014 Caulfield Guineas Campaign

While a host of hopeful three-year-olds kick off their Caulfield Guineas 2014 campaigns on PB Lawrence Stakes Day in Melbourne this weekend, Michael Moroney will wait until next Saturday to launch the new season of his Guineas chance Merion. Undefeated O’Reilly gelding Merion will make his three-year-old debut at Moonee Valley Racecourse on August 23…

2014 McKenzie Stakes for Orujo Next Race

2014 McKenzie Stakes for Orujo Next Race

Connections of the John O’Shea-trained up-and-comer Orujo have confirmed the McKenzie Stakes 2014 next start for the colt after their first-up win for global powerhouse Godolphin at Sandown on Wednesday. Stepping out for O’Shea for the first time at the midweek meet the former Peter Snowden-trained Exceed And Excel three-year-old enjoyed their second career win…

2014 Caulfield Guineas Dream for Marcado

2014 Caulfield Guineas Dream for Marcado

After opting to bypass a run in Sydney this autumn gone with his young Choisir gelding Marcado, Flemington horseman Steve Richards is still dreaming of a Caulfield Guineas 2014 bid for them this spring. The lightly-raced two-year-old has had just the two starts to date, Richards originally looking at taking them to Randwick for Group…

Cauthen Leads 2013 McKenzie Stakes Betting

Cauthen Leads 2013 McKenzie Stakes Betting

After making a nice impression in their down under debut at the start of the month, Andrew Campbell’s smart Kiwi raider Cauthen returns to Moonee Valley on Saturday for a shot at their first black type win in the Mitchell McKenzie Stakes 2013. The Darci Brahma colt won their race debut at Te Rapa in…

Jimando Aimed at 2012 Caulfield Guineas

Jimando Aimed at 2012 Caulfield Guineas

Tony McEvoy’s untapped Commands colt Jimando will be aimed at the Caulfield Guineas 2012 this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, their campaign to kick off in Adelaide this Saturday. Set to make their three-year-old debut in the $34,000 Dominant Handicap (1050m) at their home track at Morphettville on the weekend, Jimando hasn’t raced since their sixth…

Hopes of Upset Dry Up as Sepoy Firms in Vain Stakes 2011 Odds

Hopes of Upset Dry Up as Sepoy Firms in Vain Stakes 2011 Odds

After top trainer Peter Snowden declared he would scratch Sepoy from the 2011 Vain Stakes at Caulfield tomorrow should the track remain slow, conditions in Melbourne continue to support a firming race surface for Saturday making odds on an upset result 100-1. Elusive Quality colt Sepoy emerged as one of the most outstanding juveniles in…