News About Moonee Valley

2017 Moir Stakes Nominations Feature She Will Reign

2017 Moir Stakes Nominations Feature She Will Reign

Gary Portelli’s Golden Slipper Stakes winner She Will Reign makes her much awaited return to racing at Moonee Valley under the lights on Friday night and is one of the key Moir Stakes 2017 nominations for the Group 1. Held as the first of six elite level spring races spread across the AFL Grand Final…

Winx Double Possible for Cox Plate 2017 Raider Riven Light

Winx Double Possible for Cox Plate 2017 Raider Riven Light

Irish raider Riven Light could attempt to repeat the double achieved by super mare Winx last spring with trainer William Mullins looking at the Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes as a possible lead-up into the Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 for the visitor. Last Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Chris Waller’s champion daughter of Street Cry successfully defended her…

Caulfield Cup 2017 Calls for Lizzie L’Amour

Caulfield Cup 2017 Calls for Lizzie L’Amour

She is far from guaranteed a run in the 2017 Caulfield Cup field next month, but Lizzie L’Amour’s co-trainer Murray Baker believes the Kiwi mare is a genuine chance to make the line-up in the $3 million showdown this spring. Cambridge-based Baker won the mile and a half classic two years ago with that year’s…

Countdown On for In Her Time to Earn 2017 The Everest Start

Countdown On for In Her Time to Earn 2017 The Everest Start

Just five spots remain in the 2017 The Everest field next month and Newcastle’s Benjamin Smith is letting luck play a part in whether or not his smart mare In Her Time gains a start in the $10 million feature. News this week that Darren Weir’s Japanese import Brave Smash will fill the Australian Turf…

Winx Leads 79 Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 First Acceptances

Winx Leads 79 Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 First Acceptances

Chris Waller’s dual defending champion Winx is the headline first acceptor for the 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate, entries for the weight-for-age classic down to 79 hopefuls. Cut from the 141 nominations taken back in early August, first acceptances for the Group 1 $3 million Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) along with those for the Caulfield Guineas…

Bonneval is the 2017 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes Winner

Bonneval is the 2017 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes Winner

Multiple Group 1 winner Bonneval has stamped herself as a mare to follow through the Spring Carnival with an impressive first-up win in the Group 2 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) at The Valley this afternoon. Trainer Murray Baker was not confident that Bonneval was a winning chance in the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam…

Shoals is the Atlantic Jewel Stakes Winner

Shoals is the Atlantic Jewel Stakes Winner

Shoals has continued her unbeaten career start with an impressive first-up performance and win in the Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes (1200m) at The Valley this afternoon. Shoals had not been seen at the races since winning the Group 2 Percy Sykes Stakes (1200m) in early April, but jumped from the gates well and took a…

Moir Stakes Next for McEwen Stakes Winner Russian Revolution

Moir Stakes Next for McEwen Stakes Winner Russian Revolution

Russian Revolution has returned to racing at The Valley in the best way possible this afternoon; running home well to beat a small but classy field of sprinters in the Group 2 McEwen Stakes (1000m). The Snitzel entire resumed in autumn for an impressive win in the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) and he did…

2017 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes Day Scratchings & Track Report

2017 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes Day Scratchings & Track Report

2017 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes Day has drawn nine talented fields to The Valley this afternoon and four black type races highlight the strong card. It is an overcast day in the greater Melbourne metropolitan region today, but The Valley track has been rated at a ‘Good 4’, after the penetrometer returned a reading…

Smerdon Open to Toorak Handicap Target for Oak Door

Smerdon Open to Toorak Handicap Target for Oak Door

Victorian horseman Robert Smerdon is plotting a path to next month’s 2017 Toorak Handicap with his smart entire Oak Door, but that probably won’t include a Moonee Valley run this weekend.   Commands four-year-old Oak Door holds an acceptance for Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes Day on Saturday, but could bypass the meeting to avoid a clash with star Japanese import Brave Smash.   Now prepared by the…