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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…

Waller Eyes 2017 The Metropolitan for Tom Melbourne

Waller Eyes 2017 The Metropolitan for Tom Melbourne

The OTI Racing-owned import Tom Melbourne has moved to the Sydney stables of Chris Waller and could be set for a The Metropolitan 2017 campaign in the spring. Formerly prepared by Lee & Anthony Freedman, there’s little doubt that the Dylan Thomas gelding hasn’t really lived up to expectations down under. OTI’s managing director Terry…

Grey Lion Roars Towards Australian Cup 2017

Grey Lion Roars Towards Australian Cup 2017

Matt Cumani’s imported galloper Grey Lion may have failed to run out a strong two miles in the Melbourne Cup but the Ballarat-based horseman is confident the horse will be better targeting the 2017 Australian Cup this time in. The former French-trained Galileo stallion debuted down under last October and caught the eye running a…

2016 Ballarat Cup Nominations Feature Turnitaround

2016 Ballarat Cup Nominations Feature Turnitaround

Matthew Williams’ Eclipse Stakes winner at Sandown last Saturday Turnitaround could be on a quick back-up into this Saturday’s Ballarat Cup 2016 field featuring in the nominations for the handicap clash. One of the richest country Victorian cups, this year’s $300,000 Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m) has attracted a bumper 28 early entries at nomination stage. On…

Oceanographer to Melbourne Cup Following Lexus Stakes Win

Oceanographer to Melbourne Cup Following Lexus Stakes Win

Godolphin runner Oceanographer has confirmed himself as a Melbourne Cup starter after producing a huge turn of foot to win the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) at Flemington this afternoon. Oceanographer had to win the Lexus Stakes to be guaranteed a position in Tuesday’s race that stops a nation, but jockey Kerrin McEvoy elected to…

Pike Stands By to Ride Real Love in 2016 Melbourne Cup Field

Pike Stands By to Ride Real Love in 2016 Melbourne Cup Field

Perth-based hoop William Pike will secure his first ride in the ‘race that stops a nation’ heading east on the first Tuesday of November to partner Real Love in the Melbourne Cup 2016 field should she line-up in the two mile classic. Bred and raced by prolific Western Australian owner Bob Peters, six-year-old Desert King…

Gailo Chop Looking Great for 2015 Hong Kong Cup

Gailo Chop Looking Great for 2015 Hong Kong Cup

The OTI Racing-owned Mackinnon Stakes winning French raider Gailo Chop sets off overseas on Monday with the Australian contingent heading to Sha Tin Racecourse for a shot at the Hong Kong Cup 2015 on December 13. OTI’s director Terry Henderson told Racing Ahead the Antoine de Watrigant-trained Deportivo gelding had freshened-up nicely after his win…

Queen Elizabeth Target for Weir-Bound Manndawi

Queen Elizabeth Target for Weir-Bound Manndawi

European galloper Manndawi is set to join the Ballarat-based Darren Weir in Victoria after his penultimate run for English horseman Ed Dunlop in the 2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes this Melbourne Cup Carnival. Dunlop is best known down under for his three Melbourne Cup seconds with veteran stayer Red Cadeaux, the Newmarket-based trainer in with another…

2015 Cox Plate Invite for Highland Reel

2015 Cox Plate Invite for Highland Reel

An official invitation from the Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC) has thrown Irish galloper Highland Reel into the Cox Plate 2015 mix and futures betting markets for the ‘race where legends are made’ this spring. The Aidan O’Brien-trained stallion has won his past two starts on the trot, most recently saluting in the Grade 1…

173 Included in 2015 Cox Plate Nominations

173 Included in 2015 Cox Plate Nominations

A talented list of 173 local and international runners have been included in nominations for the 2015 Cox Plate (2040m); set to be contested as the feature race at Moonee Valley Racecourse on October 24th. Having been taken out by Northern Hemisphere three-year-old Adelaide in 2014, the Cox Plate has received a total of 20…