News About Murray Baker

Turnbull Stakes Day Run for VRC Derby Hope Highlad

Turnbull Stakes Day Run for VRC Derby Hope Highlad

New Zealand horseman Murray Baker has confirmed a Turnbull Stakes Day run Sunday week for his 2016 Victoria Derby-bound three-year-old Highlad.

Trainer Murray Baker (pictured with jockey James McDonald) races his 2016 VRC Derby hope Highlad Sunday week at Flemington in the UCI Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart.

The High Chaparral gelding is undefeated to date with back-to-back wins at ...

Saracino Improved for Caulfield Guineas Prelude 2016

Saracino Improved for Caulfield Guineas Prelude 2016

An improved Saracino is set for a step up in distance off his Danehill Stakes win down the Flemington straight according to co-trainer Murray Baker who is keen to get him to the races for this weekend’s 2016 Caulfield Guineas Prelude.

New Zealand galloper Saracino is set for a big run over 1400m in Saturday’s Caulfield Guineas Prelude in ...

2016 Victoria Derby Nominations Feature 106 Three-Year-Olds

2016 Victoria Derby Nominations Feature 106 Three-Year-Olds

Numbers are up at nomination stage for the Victoria Derby 2016 with 106 three-year-old staying types making up the early entries for the Flemington classic this spring.

Group 1 winning New Zealand raider Sacred Elixir is one of the headline 2016 Victoria Derby nominations for the October 29 classic at Flemington Racecourse. Photo: Steve Hart.

Entries continue to grow for ...

Kiwi Saracino Wins 2016 Danehill Stakes – Results

Kiwi Saracino Wins 2016 Danehill Stakes – Results

New Zealand horseman Murray Baker continued his good run in Australia with smart three-year-olds preparing Saracino for a debut win down under in the Danehill Stakes 2016 at Flemington Racecourse.

2016 Danehill Stakes winner Saracino could be tested over a mile in the Caulfield Guineas. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The smart Per Incanto colt lined-up as one of a ...

Saracino to Stack Up in 2016 Danehill Stakes

Saracino to Stack Up in 2016 Danehill Stakes

Co-trainer Murray Baker is hoping the stables visiting New Zealand youngster Saracino can stack-up to the local three-year-olds in the Danehill Stakes 2016 this Saturday at Flemington.

Damien Oliver rides Kiwi raider Saracino in the 2016 Danehill Stakes in Melbourne this weekend. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

A dozen three-year-old sprinters face off in the $200,000 Group 2 Danehill Stakes...

Danehill Stakes 2016 Tips & Odds Update

Danehill Stakes 2016 Tips & Odds Update

The first of three Group 2 support acts on Flemington’s Makybe Diva Stakes Day card in Melbourne on Saturday is the 2016 Danehill Stakes, betting tips and the latest odds for which are found below.

Archives (inside) is the Races.com.au tip to win the 2016 Danehill Stakes at Flemington this weekend in Melbourne. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Running as ...

2016 Danehill Stakes Field & Betting: Defcon Favourite

2016 Danehill Stakes Field & Betting: Defcon Favourite

The race’s highest rated and weighted of the three-year-old sprinters accepted for the Danehill Stakes 2016 field at Flemington is also the top fancy in early betting with Defcon rated the one to beat in the Makybe Diva Stakes Day clash.

Defcon (outside) is the early favourite to win the 2016 Danehill Stakes down the Flemington straight in Melbourne this ...

Saracino Debuts Down Under in Danehill Stakes 2016

Saracino Debuts Down Under in Danehill Stakes 2016

New Zealand visitor Saracino will kick off a possible Caulfield Guineas bid down under in Melbourne this weekend with his maiden Australian run scheduled at Flemington in the 2016 Danehill Stakes.

Last year’s New Zealand-trained Emirates Stakes winner Turn Me Loose is working towards another Melbourne bid after injury this spring. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

A three-year-old son of ...

Highlad Eyes Victoria Derby 2016 over Caulfield Guineas

Highlad Eyes Victoria Derby 2016 over Caulfield Guineas

Co-trainer Murray Baker is likely to have Highlad targeting the 2016 Victoria Derby down under this spring with the promising Kiwi stayer to appreciate more metres than the mile for next month’s Caulfield Guineas.

Trainer Murray Baker (pictured with jockey James McDonald) has Highlad on track for a 2016 Victoria Derby bid in Melbourne this spring. Photo: Steve Hart.

A ...

2016 Victoria Derby Bid for Highlad

2016 Victoria Derby Bid for Highlad

Kiwi horseman Murray Baker looks to have uncovered a genuine hope for the Victoria Derby 2016 in Highlad who won on debut at home in New Zealand this week.

New Zealand trainer Murray Baker could target a second Victoria Derby win in 2016 after the success of Lion Tamer (pictured) six years ago. Photo: Taron Clarke.

Baker, who trains in ...