News About Puissance De Lune

Injury Forces Puissance De Lune’s Early Retirement

Injury Forces Puissance De Lune’s Early Retirement

A joint injury has forced the early retirement of the Darren Weir-trained one-time Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De Lune who will now prepare for the next stage of his career serving at stud. The Ballarat-based Weir noticed an injury to seven-year-old Shamardal stallion Puissance De Lune while the grey galloper was preparing for an autumn…

Puissance de Lune Aimed Towards 2015 Doomben Cup

Puissance de Lune Aimed Towards 2015 Doomben Cup

Middle-distance galloper Puissance de Lune is set to run outside of Melbourne for the first time since relocating to Australia from France in 2012 with plans to run in both Sydney and Brisbane during the upcoming autumn and winter carnivals. Puissance de Lune remains without a Group One victory although the six-year-old did manage to…

Most Likely Melbourne Cup Field 2014

Most Likely Melbourne Cup Field 2014

The final field for Tuesday’s 2014 Melbourne Cup is all but confirmed following the running of both the Lexus Stakes (2500m) and Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington this afternoon. Beginning that day in ballot position 36; 12 places outside the Melbourne Cup final field, Signoff secured a position in the Race That Stops a Nation’s…

Lucia Valentina Set for Caulfield Cup Following 2014 Turnbull Stakes Win

Lucia Valentina Set for Caulfield Cup Following 2014 Turnbull Stakes Win

Punters shied away from Kris Lees’ Lucia Valentina ahead of the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington Racecourseon Saturday, but the mare proved them all wrong after bringing the race home. This was the race for horses to put their names forward for the big three upcoming spring carnival races – Group 1 Caulfield Cup…

2014 Turnbull Stakes Betting Update – Three Fight for Favourite

2014 Turnbull Stakes Betting Update – Three Fight for Favourite

Punters backing a winner in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) Saturday afternoon have varied opinions on just who will take the race home at Flemington Racecourse at 4:20pm. Several of the high-profile runners have been heavily backed, with equal money coming in for Puissance De Lune, Lucia Valentina, and defending champion Happy Trails at…

2014 Turnbull Stakes Form Guide & Betting Preview

2014 Turnbull Stakes Form Guide & Betting Preview

The major race at Flemington Racecourse this weekend is the 2014 Turnbull Stakes, for which a detailed form guide and betting preview is detailed below. This year’s $500,000 Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) features a maximum field of 16 talented horses plus two emergencies and will run as race 7 at 4:20pm. Five of those…

Hoof Problem for Turnbull Stakes Favourite Lucia Valentina

Hoof Problem for Turnbull Stakes Favourite Lucia Valentina

Despite trainer Kris Lees reporting his Caulfield Cup-bound mare Lucia Valentina being in good order for her latest run in the 2014 Turnbull Stakes this weekend, it has been revealed today the Group 1 winner is suffering a hoof problem. The Savabeel four-year-old was floated down from her Sydney stables to Melbourne on Saturday night,…

2014 Turnbull Stakes Betting: Five Single Figure Hopefuls

2014 Turnbull Stakes Betting: Five Single Figure Hopefuls

A field of 16 plus two emergencies will run in the 2014 Turnbull Stakes at Flemington Racecourse after David Hayes & Tom Dabernig scratched Crackerjack King from the race. The Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) is the featured race of Turnbull Stakes Day this Saturday, with plenty of talented horses lining up to put your…

Melbourne Cup Weights 2014 – How The Mares Fared

Melbourne Cup Weights 2014 – How The Mares Fared

Earlier today Racing Victoria’s chief handicapper Greg Carpenter released the 2014 Melbourne Cup weights with the heaviest weighted mare for the Flemington feature being Silent Achiever with 56.5kg. In his 10th year allocating the weights for the world’s richest handicap, Carpenter handicapped 148 horses for this season’s $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m)…

2014 Melbourne Cup Weights Released – Admire Rakti Top Weight

2014 Melbourne Cup Weights Released – Admire Rakti Top Weight

Melbourne Cup 2014 weights for the world’s richest handicap clash have been released by Racing Victoria’s chief handicapper Greg Carpenter today with Japanese raider and top fancied of the internationals Admire Rakti allocated the 58kg top weight. The $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), known around the world as the ‘race that stops…