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No 2016 Caulfield Cup for Antonio Giuseppe

No 2016 Caulfield Cup for Antonio Giuseppe

Chris Waller’s promising stayer Antonio Giuseppe will miss the 2016 Group 1 $3m BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Caulfield on Saturday and will head to the paddock for a break. Antonio Giuseppe was chasing his fifth win on the trot when second to Sir John Hawkwood in the Group 1 $750,000 McGrath Estate Agents Metropolitan…

Hartnell cements spot at top of Caulfield Cup betting

Hartnell cements spot at top of Caulfield Cup betting

Hartnell’s brilliant win in the Group 2 $200,000 Ascend Sales Trophies Hill Stakes (2000m) at Randwick last Saturday has cemented his spot at the top of the 2016 Caulfield Cup betting. The John O’Shea trained Hartnell is now the $8 favourite at Ladbrokes.com.au for the Group 1 $3m BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Caulfield on October 15…

Caulfield Cup Berth for Naturalism Stakes Winner Jameka

Caulfield Cup Berth for Naturalism Stakes Winner Jameka

Jameka has secured ballot-free entry into the Group 1 Caulfield Cup with an easy win over a classy field in the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield this afternoon. A Group 1 winner having taken out last year’s edition of the Crown Oaks (2500m), Jameka had steadily built to the task through two starts…

2016 Naturalism Stakes Tips & Betting Preview

2016 Naturalism Stakes Tips & Betting Preview

A talented and capacity field of stayers has been confirmed for Saturday’s featured Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) (MRC Foundation Cup) in Melbourne; offering its winner ballot-free exemption into the Caulfield Cup 2016. Tom Melbourne remains a clear $4 favourite in 2016 Naturalism Stakes betting markets with , ahead of Jameka ($5.50) and Real Love…

2016 Naturalism Stakes Field & Odds: Tom Melbourne Favourite

2016 Naturalism Stakes Field & Odds: Tom Melbourne Favourite

After the notable non-acceptance of The United States in Saturday’s Naturalism Stakes 2016 field the early betting markets on the Caulfield Cup lead-up are firmly led by the Lee & Anthony Freedman-trained Tom Melbourne. Connections of the Robert Hickmott-trained The United States opted not to run the galloper second-up in the $150,000 Group 3 Naturalism…

The United States Leads 2016 Naturalism Stakes Nominations

The United States Leads 2016 Naturalism Stakes Nominations

Early co-favourite for the Caulfield Cup The United States is the headline stayer among the Naturalism Stakes 2016 nominations for this weekend in Melbourne. Two Group races highlight the Caulfield Racecourse program on Saturday including the $150,000 Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) that offers a ballot exemption for the winner into the $3 million Group…

Natural Stepping Stone for Tavago into Caulfield Cup 2016

Natural Stepping Stone for Tavago into Caulfield Cup 2016

The Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young-trained ATC Derby winning Kiwi Tavago will have a second-up run over 2000m in Melbourne on way to the 2016 Caulfield Cup this spring. Original plans for the Tavistock four-year-old were to run him first-up in the Group 2 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) and second-up in the Group…

Great Esteem scores an all the way win in the Heatherlie Stakes

Great Esteem scores an all the way win in the Heatherlie Stakes

A great front running ride by Katelyn Mallyon saw Great Esteem lead all of the way to win the Listed $120,000 Heatherlie Stakes (1700m) at Caulfield today. Mallyon took Great Esteem ($11) straight to the front from barrier one and rated the six year old perfectly in front to record a one and a quarter…

Caulfield Cup Hope Provocative Set for Heatherlie Stakes

Caulfield Cup Hope Provocative Set for Heatherlie Stakes

New Zealand horseman Tony Pike is pleased with the recent Melbourne work of his Queensland Oaks winning filly Provocative who kicks off her 2016 Caulfield Cup campaign in the Heatherlie Stakes this weekend. The Zabeel mare has won four of her seven career starts to date, a consistent record the now four-year-old will be out…

September Return for 2016 Spring Cups Hope Shimrano

September Return for 2016 Spring Cups Hope Shimrano

Hall of Fame horseman Lee Freedman is looking at a September run for the stable’s Spring Cups 2016 bound import Shimrano. The German expat has had just the six runs to date for three wins and a second, and will be nominated for all the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival majors in his first Australian preparation….