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Highland Reel Cox Plate 2017 Contender

Highland Reel Cox Plate 2017 Contender

Aidan O’Brien’s gun Irish galloper Highland Reel shapes up as a genuine 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate rival for mighty mare Winx after his dominant Prince Of Wales’s Stakes win at Royal Ascot. The talented Coolmore-raced Galileo stallion enjoyed his second win on the trot for the month with Melbourne Cup winning hoop Ryan Moore guiding…

2016 Melbourne Cup: Trip To Paris Not Confirmed

2016 Melbourne Cup: Trip To Paris Not Confirmed

Last year’s fourth-placed international raider Trip To Paris needs to win a lead-up overseas before his British trainer Ed Dunlop confirms a Melbourne Cup 2016 bid this season. Dunlop is best known down under for his three Melbourne Cup seconds with the late great Red Cadeaux. He also prepared fourth past the post behind Prince…

Time Test Passes Early Cox Plate 2016 Test

Time Test Passes Early Cox Plate 2016 Test

One of the 11 international invitees for the 2016 Cox Plate this spring passed the first hurdle on way to a possible trip to Melbourne with the Roger Charlton-trained Time Test winning at York over the weekend. The smart Dubawi stallion had jockey Pat Smullen aboard again for Saturday’s Group 2 York Stakes (2011m) and…

2016 Cox Plate Option For Time Test

2016 Cox Plate Option For Time Test

A credible third place finish to Hawkbill in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes in Britain has kept the Cox Plate 2016 option open for Roger Charlton’s classy colt Time Test. The European four-year-old is one of the early international invitees to the Moonee Valley Racing Club’s premier event, the $3 million Group 1 W.S. Cox Plate (2040m)…

2015 Melbourne Cup Field: Sky Hunter & Quest For More Cleared

2015 Melbourne Cup Field: Sky Hunter & Quest For More Cleared

The two internationals who provided connections with a fitness scare just days out from the Melbourne Cup 2015 have both been passed fit to line-up in the ‘race that stops a nation’ on November 3 at Flemington Racecourse. Earlier in the week the Murray Baker-trained Caulfield Cup winner Mongolian Khan was ruled out of a…

Mongolian Khan Out of 2015 Melbourne Cup Field

Mongolian Khan Out of 2015 Melbourne Cup Field

A bout of colic has ruled out the chance of Murray Baker’s star New Zealand Mongolian Khan to back up from a Caulfield Cup win and shoot for the Spring Cups double in next Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup 2015. The four-year-old Holy Roman Emperor stallion was third favourite at single figures in the all-in odds to…

2015 Melbourne Cup Field: Protectionist & Let’s Make Adeal Out

2015 Melbourne Cup Field: Protectionist & Let’s Make Adeal Out

The reigning champion Protectionist and last start The Bart Cummings winning mare Let’s Make Adeal have both officially been withdrawn from the Melbourne Cup 2015 field for the November 3 classic at Flemington Racecourse. Entries for the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), the two mile classic having a capacity 24-starter field, are…

Dandino Leads 2015 Geelong Cup Betting Odds

Dandino Leads 2015 Geelong Cup Betting Odds

The now Darren Weir-trained former Caulfield Cup runner-up Dandino is favourite to return to the winner’s stall for the first time in over two years with a Geelong Cup 2015 win in country Victoria this Wednesday. The European import was still prepared in Britain when he travelled down under on the back of a USA…

Quest For More Tops 2015 Geelong Cup Field

Quest For More Tops 2015 Geelong Cup Field

Melbourne Cup-bound European raider Quest For More will carry top-weight in Wednesday’s Geelong Cup 2015 in Victoria as the Roger Charlton-trained galloper chases a start in the ‘race that stops a nation’. The Teofilo six-year-old has his debut down under in this week’s $300,000 Group 3 Geelong Cup (2400m) after failing to gain a run…

Can Snow Sky Salute for Stoute in 2015 Caulfield Cup?

Can Snow Sky Salute for Stoute in 2015 Caulfield Cup?

This Saturday’s capacity Caulfield Cup 2015 field features three European raiders, only two of which are assured of a run, with trainer Sir Michael Stoute saddling up his maiden runner in the classic with Snow Sky. Drawn ideally in barrier three, which last produced a winner in Southern Speed (2011), the visiting British-trained stallion has…