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Retired Quintessential out of Caulfield Cup Field 2013

Retired Quintessential out of Caulfield Cup Field 2013

The race is now on for the final spot in Saturday’s Caulfield Cup field 2013 after this morning’s announcement that John Sargent’s New Zealand-bred mare Quintessential would not be accepting. Instead the five-year-old daughter of Fast ‘n’ Famous has been immediately retired to stud, obviously ruling her out of the $2.5 million Group 1 BMW…

2013 Caulfield Cup Field Takes Shape – Fawkner to Fly Flag for Williams

2013 Caulfield Cup Field Takes Shape – Fawkner to Fly Flag for Williams

Leviathan owner Lloyd Williams will have just one runner in the Caulfield Cup 2013 field this Saturday after confirming yesterday his sole acceptor for the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival classic would be Fawkner. Williams and his head trainer Robert Hickmott had as many as six livewire chances for the $2.5 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield…

10 Group 1 Winners in 2013 Turnbull Stakes Field

10 Group 1 Winners in 2013 Turnbull Stakes Field

In what is shaping up as one of the most exciting spring cups lead-ups in many years, the Turnbull Stakes 2013 at Flemington Racecourse this Saturday has attracted a final field featuring 10 individual Group 1 winners. Due to jump at 4:25pm (AEST) as Flemington Race 8, unlike the three Group 1 Sydney races on…

Folding Gear Aiming For Second Straight Naturalism Stakes Win

Folding Gear Aiming For Second Straight Naturalism Stakes Win

Co-trainer Shannon Hope is hoping that history will repeat at Caulfield on Saturday, with Folding Gear aiming to qualify for the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) by winning the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) for the second year in a row. Folding Gear is currently 36th in the 2013 Caulfield Cup order of entry and will…

Capacity Field Set For the 2013 Naturalism Stakes

Capacity Field Set For the 2013 Naturalism Stakes

A capacity field of sixteen runners plus four emergencies have accepted for the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (200m) at Caulfield on Saturday – a race that offers the winner a ballot-free entry into the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m). The 2013 Naturalism Stakes looks like being an incredibly open affair with horses from a variety of…

Let’s Elope Stakes 2013 Tips & Selections

Let’s Elope Stakes 2013 Tips & Selections

Punters looking to get out of trouble in the last race at Flemington tomorrow are facing a tough assignment, with the Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m) a very difficult betting assignment. A field of sixteen runners is set to contest the race this weekend and the barriers will open for the final major racing event…

Puissance De Lune On Top Of 2013 Makybe Diva Stakes Betting Market

Puissance De Lune On Top Of 2013 Makybe Diva Stakes Betting Market

Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De Lune is a short-priced favourite to record his fifth straight victory when he contests the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday. The imported stayer will step up to Group 1 level for the first time in the Makybe Diva Stakes that will be run as Race Six…

Final Field & Barrier Draw – Let’s Elope Stakes 2013

Final Field & Barrier Draw – Let’s Elope Stakes 2013

The final field and barrier draw has been released for the Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes, which will run at Flemington this Saturday September 7, 2013. 17 horses have accepted for the 2013 Let’s Elope Stakes final field, including Quintessential. Quintessential has won six of her 22 race starts and has earned more than $890,000…

Commanding Jewel Features In 2013 Let’s Elope Stakes Nominations

Commanding Jewel Features In 2013 Let’s Elope Stakes Nominations

The Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes is set to run at Flemington Racecourse this Saturday September 7, 2013, and here you will find the latest nominations for the race. A total of 22 mares have been nominated for the 2013 Let’s Elope Stakes, including Commanding Jewel. Commanding Jewel has won three of her six race…

2013 Caloundra Cup Title Defence for Shenzhou Steeds

2013 Caloundra Cup Title Defence for Shenzhou Steeds

Victorian stayer Shenzhou Steeds will be out to continue his love affair with Queensland when he chases a second straight title in the 2013 Caloundra Cup (2400m) at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday. From 27 starts the five-year-old has secured seven victories but his record in the Sunshine State is far better than that. From…