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Almandin Leads 2016 Zipping Classic Nominations

Almandin Leads 2016 Zipping Classic Nominations

Fifteen stayers have been included in 2016 Zipping Classic nominations; highlighted by the pending appearance of some of the Spring Carnival’s standout performers including Melbourne Cup winner Almandin. Almandin has been a strong and consistent performer throughout his entire racing career so far but has undoubtedly returned to racing in career-best form this time. Placing…

Four for Appleby in 2016 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Nominations

Four for Appleby in 2016 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Nominations

Some of the 2016 Spring Carnival’s standout stayers are poised to line up at Moonee Valley Racecourse this weekend after twenty-five Moonee Valley Gold Cup nominations were taken on Monday morning. The Moonee Valley Gold Cup often attracts runners targeting the Melbourne Cup and that trend has continued in 2016, with the likes of Excess…

Melbourne Cup Entry For The Bart Cummings Winner Almandin

Melbourne Cup Entry For The Bart Cummings Winner Almandin

Almandin stamped himself as a genuine Melbourne Cup contender with a dominant staying performance in The Bart Cummings at Flemington this afternoon. Almandin went into The Bart Cummings as a clear favourite following his victory in the Harry White Classic last weekend and there were no issues for punters as the imported stayer cruised to…

2016 Naturalism Stakes Tips & Betting Preview

2016 Naturalism Stakes Tips & Betting Preview

A talented and capacity field of stayers has been confirmed for Saturday’s featured Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) (MRC Foundation Cup) in Melbourne; offering its winner ballot-free exemption into the Caulfield Cup 2016. Tom Melbourne remains a clear $4 favourite in 2016 Naturalism Stakes betting markets with , ahead of Jameka ($5.50) and Real Love…

Excess Knowledge’s Melbourne Cup Odds Drift

Excess Knowledge’s Melbourne Cup Odds Drift

Excess Knowledge gained ballot-free entry into the race that stops a nation through success in the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) over the weekend, but the classy Gai Waterhouse-trained stayer has been forgotten in betting markets for the featured event at Flemington this afternoon as has drifted to Melbourne Cup odds of $31. Excess Knowledge…

2015 Caulfield Cup First Acceptances Released

2015 Caulfield Cup First Acceptances Released

A talented list of 114 stayers remain in contention for October 17th’s feature event at Caulfield Racecourse following the release of 2015 Caulfield Cup first acceptances this afternoon. An impressive mix of leading local talents and talented international raiders headlines 2015 Caulfield Cup first acceptances including renowned Japanese stayer Fame Game, who will contest the…

Protectionist’s Melbourne Cup Defence to Start in Chelmsford Stakes

Protectionist’s Melbourne Cup Defence to Start in Chelmsford Stakes

2014 Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist will be set for a likely racing return in the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on September 5th, in the lead-up to his defence of the Race That Stops a Nation. Protectionist stamped his claims as a standout thoroughbred upon debuting to Australian racing during the 2014 Spring…

Protectionist Included In 2015 The BMW Nominations

Protectionist Included In 2015 The BMW Nominations

2014 Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist has been included in the nominations for the 2015 The BMW and is on track to contest the Group 1 event at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday. Protectionist stamped himself as one of the most talented stayers in the world when he recorded a dominant four lengths victory in the Group…

Protectionist Primed for Autumn Following Impressive Trial

Protectionist Primed for Autumn Following Impressive Trial

The Group 2 Peter Young Stakes (1800m) continues to look more likely as a first point of call for Melbourne Cup champion Protectionist this time in following an impressive barrier trial victory over 1200m at Newcastle on Monday morning. Jumping from the gates well, Protectionist immediately settled within the field, settling into a good rhythm…

2014 Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw Completed

2014 Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw Completed

The 2014 Melbourne Cup barrier draw has been completed, confirming the capacity field of 24 with gates for Tuesday’s Race That Stops a Nation at Flemington Racecourse. Charging home to secure an exceptional victory in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) last time out on October 18th, talented Japanese raider Admire Rakti is offered a…