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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…

Internationals Top 2016 Caulfield Cup Weights

Internationals Top 2016 Caulfield Cup Weights

The Aidan O’Brien-trained duo of Highland Reel and Order Of St George have been allocated the equal 58kg top weight for the Caulfield Cup 2016 with handicaps released by Racing Victoria this week. Irish horseman O’Brien has a dozen nominees for this season’s $3 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m), the lucrative mile and…

Tarzino Nominated for 2016 Melbourne Cup

Tarzino Nominated for 2016 Melbourne Cup

Mick Price has thrown in a Melbourne Cup 2016 nomination for last year’s VRC Derby winner Tarzino who he confirmed took no harm out of his Memsie Stakes return last weekend. Tavistock stallion Tarzino made his four-year-old debut last Saturday at his home track of Caulfield in the weight-for-age Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m). He…

Da Big Hoss Could Represent USA in Melbourne Cup 2016

Da Big Hoss Could Represent USA in Melbourne Cup 2016

North America could have their maiden runner in a Melbourne Cup field in 2016 with the USA’s premier stayer Da Big Hoss among the strong international contingent nominated for this year’s edition of the two mile classic. Racing Victoria received 124 nominations on Tuesday for the $6.2 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m), the ‘race…

2016 Heatherlie Stakes Field & Betting Odds

2016 Heatherlie Stakes Field & Betting Odds

A quality field of stayers, many kicking off their Melbourne Spring Cups campaigns, will face off at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday in the Heatherlie Stakes 2016. Due to run as the penultimate event on the Memsie Stakes Day card, this year’s $120,000 Listed Heatherlie Stakes (1700m) is scheduled as Caulfield Race 8 at 4:50pm (AEST)….

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…

2016 The Metropolitan Target for Sacred Master

2016 The Metropolitan Target for Sacred Master

Chris Waller’s latest stable acquisition Sacred Master targets The Metropolitan 2016 in Sydney this spring during the Kiwi expat’s maiden campaign in Australia. Formerly prepared in New Zealand by Tony Pike the Mastercraftsman gelding has recently joined Waller’s Rosehill stables. His old Cambridge-based trainer Pike confirmed plans to head towards the $750,000 Group 1 The…

2016 Victoria Derby Target for Sacred Elixir

2016 Victoria Derby Target for Sacred Elixir

Tony Pike has labelled the upcoming Victoria Derby 2016 in Melbourne this spring as the “perfect” race for his impressive JJ Atkins winner in Brisbane Sacred Elixir. The two-year-old son of Pour Moi travelled down under for a Queensland Winter Racing Carnival raid this season from Cambridge in New Zealand and made an instant impression…

Provocative to Target 2016 Caulfield Cup

Provocative to Target 2016 Caulfield Cup

Trainer Tony Pike has revealed the 2016 Caulfield Cup (2400m) will figure at the major target for Provocative after the three-year-old broke through for an impressive win in the Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) over the weekend. Lucky to gain a start in the Queensland Oaks as the race’s first emergency, Provocative jumped well from…

2016 Queensland Oaks Winner Provocative for Pike

2016 Queensland Oaks Winner Provocative for Pike

New Zealand’s Tony Pike celebrated a Group 1 double on Brisbane’s Stradbroke Handicap Day capped off by the success of his classy filly Provocative in the Queensland Oaks 2016. Earlier on the Eagle Farm race card the Cambridge-based Pike took out the Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m) with race favourite, the young Sacred Elixir. He…