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Williams to Ride She Will Reign in Moir Stakes

Williams to Ride She Will Reign in Moir Stakes

Trainer Gary Portelli has confirmed that leading Victorian jockey Craig Williams will ride champion filly She Will Reign when she resumes in the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley on September 29th. Partnered by Ben Melham in four of her five career starts so far, She Will Reign returned the paddock after mustering…

Bowman Calculates Future Cox Plate Contender

Bowman Calculates Future Cox Plate Contender

The world’s highest-ranked hoop Hugh Bowman gave Chris Waller’s Canterbury maiden winner on Wednesday a big wrap suggesting Calculated could be bound for future Cox Plate glory. Bowman has won the past two editions of Australasia’s weight-for-age championship aboard champion mare Winx. This season he’ll be back on the Hall of Famer as Winx looks…

Flamberge First-Up in 2017 Sir John Monash Stakes

Flamberge First-Up in 2017 Sir John Monash Stakes

Star Victorian horseman Darren Weir has identified Saturday week’s Sir John Monash Stakes 2017 as the likely first-up target for his rising eight-year-old Flamberge. Three-time Group 1 winner Flamberge hasn’t raced since his close eighth when just over three lengths beaten home by the winner Silent Sedition at Moonee Valley in the Group 1 William…

2017 Cox Plate Option for Yankee Rose

2017 Cox Plate Option for Yankee Rose

Yankee Rose may have missed the autumn – winter racing carnivals due to injury issues but the dual Group 1 winning filly is back in work with connections keeping a run in the Cox Plate 2017 against Winx on the cards. Prepared by the now Sunshine Coast-based David Vandkye, the All American filly is majority…

2017 Moir Stakes First-Up for She Will Reign

2017 Moir Stakes First-Up for She Will Reign

Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign is set to kick off her spring campaign with a Melbourne run in the Moir Stakes 2017 before heading to Sydney for the inaugural edition of the $10 million The Everest. Gary Portelli’s daughter of Manhattan Rain is one of the confirmed runners in the 12-starter field for The…

In Her Time Chases 2017 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Tiara

In Her Time Chases 2017 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Tiara

Benjamin Smith’s luckless Tattersall’s Tiara third placegetter In Her Time will chase an atoning Group 1 win in Melbourne this spring with a Manikato Stakes 2017 run this October pending. Smith almost immediately confirmed upcoming plans to target the $1 million Group 1 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on October 27, the night…

Highland Reel Cox Plate 2017 Contender

Highland Reel Cox Plate 2017 Contender

Aidan O’Brien’s gun Irish galloper Highland Reel shapes up as a genuine 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate rival for mighty mare Winx after his dominant Prince Of Wales’s Stakes win at Royal Ascot. The talented Coolmore-raced Galileo stallion enjoyed his second win on the trot for the month with Melbourne Cup winning hoop Ryan Moore guiding…

2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Calls for Ribchester

2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Calls for Ribchester

One of the international Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 invitees Ribchester put the writing on the wall for a possible clash with Winx in Australia this spring winning the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot overnight (AEST) in a track record. The opening day of Royal Ascot was full of possible Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival-bound contenders…

Cox Plate 2017 On Cards for Scales Of Justice

Cox Plate 2017 On Cards for Scales Of Justice

W.A. horseman Lindsey Smith has his sights set high this spring with his weekend winner Scales Of Justice possibly Melbourne bound to take on Winx in the 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate. The Railway Stakes winning four-year-old enjoyed his third mile win from as many starts over the distance at Belmont on Saturday, scoring an easy…

Winx on Track for Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017

Winx on Track for Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017

An historic shot at a third Ladbrokes Cox Plate trophy in 2017 is still months away but already anticipation is growing around Hall of Famer Winx who is pleasing trainer Chris Waller in her early campaign build-up. Winx made it 17 wins on the trot during Sydney’s ‘The Championships’ on April 8 with her 12th…