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Smerdon Dreaming of Wet 2017 Ballarat Cup

Smerdon Dreaming of Wet 2017 Ballarat Cup

Caulfield’s Robert Smerdon knows his Ballarat Cup 2017 hopeful Grand Dreamer needs a wet track to be a danger in the Victorian country feature race this weekend. A 13-horse field faces off in Saturday’s Listed $300,000 Ballarat Cup (2200m) including Smerdon’s Grand Reve seven-year-old Grand Dreamer drawn in gate six. Jockey Patrick Moloney jumps aboard…

2017 Zipping Classic Tips & Latest Odds

2017 Zipping Classic Tips & Latest Odds

The always-popular Zipping Classic 2017 end-of-spring showdown takes place at Ladbrokes Park on Saturday and our insider tips and updated odds on the mile-and-a-half showdown are detailed below. Just the eight stayers are in the mix for this year’s Group 2 $300,000 Zipping Classic (2400m), the weight-for-age clash scheduled as Sandown Race 7 at 4:00pm…

Zipping Classic 2017 Betting Update: Big Duke Firms

Zipping Classic 2017 Betting Update: Big Duke Firms

The Darren Weir-trained Big Duke is considered the big danger to the favourite Almandin in Saturday’s 2017 Zipping Classic betting markets, the Melbourne Cup fourth placegetter an early market mover for the Ladbrokes Park feature. Just eight stayers do battle in this year’s Group 2 $300,000 Zipping Classic (2400m) including Almandin and Big Duke who…

Berisha Poised for Big 2017 Geelong Cup Result

Berisha Poised for Big 2017 Geelong Cup Result

Seven of the dozen stayers in Wednesday’s Geelong Cup 2017 field are hoping to win and earn a Melbourne Cup spot including the improving Robert Smerdon-trained Berisha. Smerdon believes Berisha is nearing peak fitness ahead of the Group 3 $300,000 Geelong Cup (2400m) that is an important Melbourne Cup qualifying race. The six-year-old Al Samer…

2017 Geelong Cup Field Features Melbourne Cup Hopefuls

2017 Geelong Cup Field Features Melbourne Cup Hopefuls

Seven of the twelve stayers in Wednesday’s confirmed Geelong Cup 2017 field are vying for a possible Melbourne Cup start that could be on offer to the winner of the midweek feature. Stealing the show as Race 7 at 4:00pm (AEDT), this year’s Group 3 $300,000 Geelong Cup (2400m) field features a dozen hopefuls with over half nominated…

2017 Caulfield Sprint Field & Odds: Top 3 Hard To Split

2017 Caulfield Sprint Field & Odds: Top 3 Hard To Split

It is a wide open affair in Caulfield Sprint 2017 betting this Caulfield Cup Day with a trio of short-distance spring horses battling for favouritism in the Saturday showdown. Set to run as Caulfield Race 7 at 3:45pm (AEDT) on the final day of the Caulfield Cup Carnival, this year’s Group 2 $200,000 Harrolds Caulfield…

2017 Blazer Stakes Winner Now Or Later onto Myer Classic

2017 Blazer Stakes Winner Now Or Later onto Myer Classic

Robert Smerdon’s progressive import Now Or Later has raced her way into Myer Classic contention this Melbourne Cup Carnival after a nice win at Flemington Racecourse on Turnbull Stakes Day in the Blazer Stakes 2017. Having just her fourth start in Australia, the former Irish-raced Bushranger mare jumped double-figures in Saturday’s Group 2 $200,000 Blazer…

Full Turnbull Stakes Day 2017 Results: Winx Wins 14th Group 1

Full Turnbull Stakes Day 2017 Results: Winx Wins 14th Group 1

It is all about Winx racing at Flemington Racecourse for the first time in Melbourne today and below the Races.com.au team will be updating the full 2017 Turnbull Stakes Day results across the afternoon. The Turnbull Stakes Day card is a nine-race affair headlined by Flemington Race 5 at 3:50pm (AEDT) when the Chris Waller-trained…

2017 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Field & Odds: Scales Of Justice Favourite

2017 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Field & Odds: Scales Of Justice Favourite

Gun Perth raider Scales Of Justice is the firming favourite in Sunday’s Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2017 field and betting markets to return to Group 1 winning form in Melbourne. The Not A Single Doubt gelding is best known for his Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) win at Ascot last November, after which he was…

2017 Moir Stakes Nominations Feature She Will Reign

2017 Moir Stakes Nominations Feature She Will Reign

Gary Portelli’s Golden Slipper Stakes winner She Will Reign makes her much awaited return to racing at Moonee Valley under the lights on Friday night and is one of the key Moir Stakes 2017 nominations for the Group 1. Held as the first of six elite level spring races spread across the AFL Grand Final…