News About Murray Baker

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…

2017 Caulfield Cup Weights: Hartnell 58kg Top Weight

2017 Caulfield Cup Weights: Hartnell 58kg Top Weight

Pre-post favourite Hartnell has been allocated the 58kg top weight for the Caulfield Cup 2017, handicaps for it and the Melbourne Cup both announced by Racing Victoria today. It has been a decade since weights for both the famous Spring Cup features were released on the same day and, in another big announcement, chief handicapper…

Makybe Diva Stakes 2017 Next For Jon Snow

Makybe Diva Stakes 2017 Next For Jon Snow

Caulfield Cup hope Jon Snow will race second-up on Saturday extending out to a mile at Flemington Racecourse in the 2017 Makybe Diva Stakes. The Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman-trained entire is best known for his outstanding Sydney autumn campaign in Australia, the Kiwi going back-to-back with wins in the Group 2 Tulloch Stakes (2000m)…

2017 Underwood Stakes Target for Bonneval

2017 Underwood Stakes Target for Bonneval

Co-trainer Murray Baker is eyeing a next-up run in the Underwood Stakes 2017 for his classy mare Bonneval following her resuming run in the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes over the weekend. The dual Oaks winning daughter of Makfi kicked off her Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival bid in fine style, scoring a quarter-length victory over…

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…

Hartnell Heads Official 2017 Caulfield Cup Nominations

Hartnell Heads Official 2017 Caulfield Cup Nominations

The official Caulfield Cup 2017 nominations for the mile and a half classic on October 21 have been released by Racing Victoria today, with the Godolphin galloper Hartnell the headline early entry. The first leg of the coveted Spring Cups double, this year’s Group 1 $3 million BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) attracted 142 horses, two…

Bonneval And Jon Snow 2017 Caulfield Cup Candidates

Bonneval And Jon Snow 2017 Caulfield Cup Candidates

Kiwi trainer Andrew Forsman has indicated the stable’s Group 1 autumn winning three-year-olds Bonneval and Jon Snow were both Caulfield Cup 2017 candidates this coming spring. Forsman trains out of Cambridge in partnership with Murray Baker who enjoyed a win in $3 million Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) two years ago with Mongolian Khan (2015)…

Mongolian Wolf winner of 2017 Frank Packer Plate

Mongolian Wolf winner of 2017 Frank Packer Plate

Former Kiwi trained Mongolian Wolf will now head to Brisbane for the Queensland Derby after winning the Group 3 $150,000 Mostyn Copper Group Frank Packer Plate (2000m) at Randwick today. The former Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman trained Mongolian Wolf is now trained by leading Victoria trainer Darren Weir after the three year old gelding…

2017 Australian Oaks Results: Bonneval and Bowman Salute

2017 Australian Oaks Results: Bonneval and Bowman Salute

Jockey Hugh Bowman celebrated his fourth Australian Oaks win aboard the 2017 New Zealand-trained favourite Bonneval who came from well back to enjoy a comprehensive victory in her first run down under. Co-trainer Murray Baker is the most successful New Zealand horseman when it comes to elite level wins in Australia, the $1 million Group…

2017 Australian Oaks Form Guide & Betting Preview

2017 Australian Oaks Form Guide & Betting Preview

The season’s best three-year-old staying fillies face off at Randwick on Saturday and below is a full Australian Oaks 2017 form guide analysis and betting preview on the mile and a half classic. A final field of thirteen remain for this year’s $1 million Group 1 ATC Australian Oaks (2400m) following the early scratching of…