News About Moonee Valley Racecourse

2017 Cox Plate Still on Cards for Happy Clapper

2017 Cox Plate Still on Cards for Happy Clapper

He may have been beaten over the distance in Sydney as the odds-on favourite last weekend but Happy Clapper is still likely to face Winx in the Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 next race. Pat Webster’s seven-year-old son of Teofilo has reportedly pulled up well after finishing second to upset winner Classic Uniform at Randwick on…

Royal Symphony Takes on Winx in Cox Plate 2017

Royal Symphony Takes on Winx in Cox Plate 2017

Trainer Tony McEvoy has confirmed plans to head into the 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate clash against super mare Winx with his beaten Caulfield Guineas favourite Royal Symphony. Chris Waller’s Hall of Famer Winx has won the past two editions of the Group 1 $3 million Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley in emphatic fashion…

Zahra to Ride English in Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2017

Zahra to Ride English in Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2017

Jockey Mark Zahra will partner the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained English under the lights at The Valley on Cox Plate Eve in the 2017 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes field. Zahra hasn’t partnered the daughter of Encosta De Lago since her second last (11th) behind Malaguerra at Flemington last Melbourne Cup Carnival in the Group 1…

Everest Horses Head 2017 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes First Acceptances

Everest Horses Head 2017 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes First Acceptances

A host of this weekend’s headline The Everest horses in Sydney feature in the Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2017 first acceptances for the Cox Plate Eve spring feature at Moonee Valley later this month. Down from 60 at nomination stage, there are 39 sprinters still heading towards a run in the Group 1 $1 million Ladbrokes…

Winx Heads 36 Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 Third Acceptances

Winx Heads 36 Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 Third Acceptances

Just 36 horses remain in the mix for Australasia’s weight-for-age championship with Winx the headline Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 third acceptor for the Moonee Valley classic. Winx is out to join Kingston Town with a trio of wins in the Group 1 $3 million Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) when she dually defends her title on…

Winx Cox Plate Clash over Caulfield Cup for Gingernuts

Winx Cox Plate Clash over Caulfield Cup for Gingernuts

After having his lead-up plans thrown into disarray with the abandonment of last Saturday’s Livamol Classic, Kiwi stayer Gingernuts could come up against Winx in the 2017 Cox Plate. This spring Matamata-based trainers Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards had been targeting the Group 1 $3 million Caulfield Cup (2400m) Saturday week with their gun Iffraaj…

Winx Spot On for Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017

Winx Spot On for Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017

After a historic Turnbull Stakes win in her Flemington debut, champion mare Winx has pulled up in terrific order with trainer Chris Waller saying fans were in for a “hell of a sight” next-up when she chases a third straight win in the Ladbrokes Cox Plate. Winx proved she was every bit the equine freak…

2017 Manikato Stakes on Cards for Legless Veuve

2017 Manikato Stakes on Cards for Legless Veuve

Caulfield’s Stuart Webb has confirmed the Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2017 on Cox Plate Eve is now on the cards for his smart mare Legless Veuve who returned to racing with a second in the Group 3 How Now Stakes (1200m). The daughter of Pins made her four-year-old debut on September 23 at her home track…

I Am A Star Wins Stocks Stakes on Way to Myer Classic 2017

I Am A Star Wins Stocks Stakes on Way to Myer Classic 2017

Shane Nichols’ smart mare I Am A Star returned to winning form at Moonee Valley on Friday night taking out the 2017 Stocks Stakes for the punters on way to likely Myer Classic title defence in November. The bookies were taking no chances on the four-year-old daughter of I Am Invincible under the lights on…

She Will Reign Wins Moir Stakes 2017

She Will Reign Wins Moir Stakes 2017

Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign showed she could handle the older horses, get around the tight Moonee Valley track and was “the real deal” winning the 2017 Moir Stakes under the lights first-up. The Gary Portelli-trained three-year-old daughter of Manhattan Rain didn’t have much to spare on the line in Friday night’s Group 1…