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Azkadellia Removed From Tristarc Stakes Nominations

Azkadellia Removed From Tristarc Stakes Nominations

Azkadellia has been removed from the 2016 Tristarc Stakes nominations as investigation continues into the ownership of the star mare. Azkadellia went to another level during her autumn campaign and she recorded a maiden Group 1 victory in the Queen Of The Turf Stakes, but her career is now at a crossroads due to a…

Lankan Rupee Retains Position as World’s Best Sprinter

Lankan Rupee Retains Position as World’s Best Sprinter

Despite coming third in the Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) on Saturday, missing out on the win to Terravista by one length, Lankan Rupee looks set to retain his title as the world’s best sprinter. Racing Victoria’s chief sprinting handicapper Neil Jennings said that Terravista would move up to second, rated 119 internationally, following his…

2014 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Results: Trust In A Gust Wins

2014 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Results: Trust In A Gust Wins

Trust In A Gust delivered jockey Damian Lane his first Group 1 victory with a narrow win over Dissident in the 2014 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield this afternoon. Lane settled Trust In A Gust just behind the leaders in the early stages of the race and Sistine Demon made sure that the Group…

Jubilee Winner Powers into 2014 VRC Sprint Classic Contention

Jubilee Winner Powers into 2014 VRC Sprint Classic Contention

After taking out last Saturday’s Golden Jubilee at Royal Ascot, the Edward Lynam-trained Irish sprinter Slade Power is in the mix for the VRC Sprint Classic 2014 in Melbourne this spring. Connections of the flying Dutch Art stallion named the $1 million Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic (1200m), formerly the Patinack Farm Classic, as a…

2014 Newmarket Handicap Weights Released

2014 Newmarket Handicap Weights Released

Talented five-year-old Moment Of Change will need to overcome the top weight of 58kgs if he is to register three-straight Group 1 victories in the 2014 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) after official weights were today released for the feature event at Flemington on March 8th. Having followed up a disappointing second to Richie’s Vibe in the Group…

2014 Orr Stakes Day Scratchings And Track Report

2014 Orr Stakes Day Scratchings And Track Report

Group 1 racing returns to Melbourne today with the 2014 Orr Stakes meeting taking place at Caulfield Racecourse. The heatwave in Melbourne means that all the races have been pushed forward to earlier in the day and there will be just thirty minutes between the running of the first six races, but despite the excessive temperature…

Precedence Wins 2013 Queen Elizabeth Stakes For Bart Cummings

Precedence Wins 2013 Queen Elizabeth Stakes For Bart Cummings

Veteran stayer Precedence narrowly missed out on a start in the 2013 Melbourne Cup but made up for that disappointment with a narrow victory over Sertorius in the Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) at Flemington this afternoon. Precedence won the Group 2 Drake International Cup (2500m) at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day but did…

2013 VRC Sprint Classic Betting – Moment Of Change The Market Mover

2013 VRC Sprint Classic Betting – Moment Of Change The Market Mover

Peter Moody-trained Moment Of Change has been the best backed runner in 2013 VRC Sprint Classic betting markets; with the 2012 Sir Rupert Clark Stakes winner now into odds of $8. Moment Of Change has not been successful since his maiden Group 1 victory in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes but has raced consistently at the…

Updated Melbourne Cup Order Of Entry – Ibicenco Receives 1kg Penalty

Updated Melbourne Cup Order Of Entry – Ibicenco Receives 1kg Penalty

OTI Racing-owned Ibicenco has received a one kilogram penalty for the 2013 Melbourne Cup after his grinding victory in the Group 3 Geelong Cup (2400m) yesterday. Ibicenco was on the second line of Geelong Cup betting markets but was too strong in the final stages of the race for a brave Verdant; with the leading pair…

Sir John Hawkwood To Make Australian Debut At Caulfield

Sir John Hawkwood To Make Australian Debut At Caulfield

Imported stayer Sir John Hawkwood will make his Australian racing debut in the Programmed Property Services Handicap (2000m) at Caulfield on Sunday. Sir John Hawkwood was purchased by the Waratah Thoroughbreds operation, owned by prominent New South Wales businessmen John Fudge, and joined the stable of Craig Ritchie after he competed during the 2013 Royal Ascot…