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Ballarat Cup 2017 Field & Barriers: Grey Lion Draws Well

Ballarat Cup 2017 Field & Barriers: Grey Lion Draws Well

The 2017 Ballarat Cup is the key Victorian race taking place on the weekend and the talented OTI Racing-owned import Grey Lion has come up trumps with barrier three for the Saturday feature. Due to run as Race 8 at 4:40pm (AEDT), this season’s Listed $300,000 Ballarat Cup (2200m) attracted a field of 13 stayers….

2017 Railway Stakes Barrier Draw: Tom Melbourne In 1

2017 Railway Stakes Barrier Draw: Tom Melbourne In 1

Chris Waller’s perennial runner-up Tom Melbourne has come up trumps with the inside barrier in Saturday’s Railway Stakes 2017 field in Perth and has firmed into equal favouritism for the million dollar feature. A capacity final field of end-of-year milers will face off in the opening elite level of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival when…

2017 Cox Plate Second to Winx Worth Achieving

2017 Cox Plate Second to Winx Worth Achieving

Racing identity Francesca Cumani believes a second to Winx in the 2017 Cox Plate quinella is still “worth achieving” as she and fellow connections of the Darren Weir-trained Gailo Chop concede defeat. There are just seven remaining rivals out to stop Chris Waller’s dual defending champion from a record-equalling third success, joining Kingston Town (1980-82),…

2017 Cox Plate: Gailo Chop Sharp Enough to Challenge Winx?

2017 Cox Plate: Gailo Chop Sharp Enough to Challenge Winx?

There are few brave enough to bet against Winx in the Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 on Saturday, but is there any chance the Darren Weir-trained import Gailo Chop is going well enough to present at least a genuine challenge? Eight rivals take on the Chris Waller-trained Hall of Fame mare Winx when she looks for…

Winx Then Melbourne Cup 2017 for Gailo Chop

Winx Then Melbourne Cup 2017 for Gailo Chop

It could be a huge couple of weeks for the Darren Weir-trained import Gailo Chop who takes on Winx in Saturday’s Ladbrokes Cox Plate looking to stake his 2017 Melbourne Cup claims. Weir, who won the ‘race that stops a nation’ in a boilover with Prince Of Penzance ($101 in 2015) two years back, hasn’t…

Weir Not Worried About Track for Caulfield Cup 2017 Top Weight

Weir Not Worried About Track for Caulfield Cup 2017 Top Weight

Darren Weir believes that Saturday’s 2017 Caulfield Cup top weight Humidor can be just as effective at the track as he is at Flemington despite what the horse’s record shows. The Teofilo five-year-old is on the drift at out from $6.50 to $8 to take out the Group 1 $3.15 million BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m)…

Caulfield Cup 2017: Lord Fandango Drawn to Win

Caulfield Cup 2017: Lord Fandango Drawn to Win

After a career best performance at the track and distance last weekend the Archie Alexander-trained Herbert Power Stakes winner Lord Fandango has been blessed with the best barrier to take out the 2017 Caulfield Cup on Saturday in an upset. The German-bred Lord Of England entire has had just the six runs down under since…

Sneaky 2017 Melbourne Cup Entry for Night’s Watch 

Sneaky 2017 Melbourne Cup Entry for Night’s Watch 

He is one of the roughie hopes out of trainer Darren Weir’s 17 Melbourne Cup 2017 nominees but connections are happy to keep the pipe dream alive for now with improving four-year-old Night’s Watch who won at Sandown on Wednesday.   Weir celebrated success in the ‘race that stops a nation’ two years ago when his triple-figure outsider Prince Of Penzance stole the show in…

Impressive PB Lawrence Stakes Nominations Released

Impressive PB Lawrence Stakes Nominations Released

An outstanding field is set to step out for the feature race at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday following this morning’s release of 2017 PB Lawrence Stakes nominations. Hartnell is likely to be set for an appearance in the Caulfield Cup this time and leads the outstanding list of 2017 PB Lawrence Stakes nominations. Hartnell has…

Gallic Chieftain Targets Melbourne Cup 2017

Gallic Chieftain Targets Melbourne Cup 2017

The 2017 Melbourne Cup is the long-term spring target for OTI Racing import Gallic Chieftain after his spirited win in Rosehill’s Winter Cup on Saturday. The imported French galloper has been racing down under with Victoria’s leading horseman Darren Weir since October last year and on Saturday broke through for his maiden stakes success. A…