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Wall Street Heads 2013 Yalumba Golden Mile Nominations

Wall Street Heads 2013 Yalumba Golden Mile Nominations

Saturday’s Blamey Stakes third placegetter Wall Street heads nominations for the $150,000 2013 Yalumba Golden Mile (1600m) at Bendigo on Saturday. The veteran gelding was considered unlucky not to have finished closer when beaten a half-length behind Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De Lune and Budgriguez who deadheated a tough Blamey Stakes. Despite some solid performances,…

Puissance De Lune Scores Dominant Bendigo Cup 2012 Win – Results

Puissance De Lune Scores Dominant Bendigo Cup 2012 Win – Results

Darren Weir-trained import Puissance De Lune continued his excellent form since arriving in Australia today, storming home for an eight-length win in the $250,000 2012 Bendigo Cup (2400m). With star jockey Glen Boss aboard, the Irish-bred entire jumped keenly before being held just off the lead as Fiumicino set a reasonable tempo up front. The…

Bendigo Cup 2012 – Preview and Tips

Bendigo Cup 2012 – Preview and Tips

One of the biggest country cups in Australia takes place tomorrow with the Listed $250,000 2012 Bendigo Cup (2400m) set to feature a reasonable field of stayers. The withdrawal of the Lloyd Williams-owned Excluded has opened up the race, leaving Queensland gelding Spechenka as the only runner still involved in 2012 Melbourne Cup acceptances. Excluded…

Excluded Out of 2012 Bendigo Cup – Chasing 2012 Melbourne Cup Berth

Excluded Out of 2012 Bendigo Cup – Chasing 2012 Melbourne Cup Berth

Lloyd Williams-owned gelding Excluded has been scratched from the $250,000 Listed 2012 Bendigo Cup (2400m) in favour of chasing direct qualification into the 2012 Melbourne Cup by running in the Group 3 2012 Lexus Stakes (2500m) at Flemington on Saturday. The five-year-old was one of 14 acceptors for tomorrow’s Bendigo Cup but was unlikely to…

Excluded Heads 2012 Bendigo Cup Field

Excluded Heads 2012 Bendigo Cup Field

Lloyd Williams-owned stayer Excluded heads a 14-horse field for Wednesday’s Listed $250,000 2012 Bendigo Cup (2400m) for which he will carry the topweight of 58kg. The five-year-old remains in the acceptances for the 2012 Melbourne Cup but even a dominant victory is unlikely to see him receive enough of a penalty to make the field….

South Australian Derby Day 2012 – Morphetville Scratchings 5/5/12

South Australian Derby Day 2012 – Morphetville Scratchings 5/5/12

Hosting the only Group 1 race across the country today is Adelaide’s Morphetville Racecourse, with the 2012 South Australian Derby highlighting a quality eight-race card. Good news for racing fans is the track has been rated dead (4) so there have been limited scratchings across the entire meeting. Just two horses, Practiced and Banner, have…

2012 South Australian Derby Form Guide & Betting Preview

2012 South Australian Derby Form Guide & Betting Preview

The sole Group 1 event on the Australian racing calendar this weekend will be Morphettville’s South Australian Derby 2012, the Races.com.au’s exclusive form guide and betting preview for which is detailed below. Due to jump at 3:35pm (SA time) as Morphettville Race 7 this year’s edition of the $500,000 Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m)…

South Australian Derby Odds 2012 – Zabeelionaire Narrow Favourite

South Australian Derby Odds 2012 – Zabeelionaire Narrow Favourite

Leon Corstens’ progressive stayer Zabeelionaire has opened the narrow favourite to take out the 2012 South Australian Derby at Morphettville on Saturday. A bred stayer the Zabeel colt has been tested at elite level once before when they finished less than two lengths away second to Sangster in the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) at…

Backbone Tops VRC St Leger Odds 2012

Backbone Tops VRC St Leger Odds 2012

Michael Kent’s progressive Cranbourne galloper Backbone has opened top of the markets for Wednesday’s 2012 VRC St Leger, one of the two black types running at Flemington this Anzac Day. Of the full 16-starter field for the $150,000 Listed VRC St Leger (2800m), due to jump at 3:55pm as Flemington Race 6, Mossman gelding Backbone…