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Manawanui Receives Big Boost in 2014 Moonga Stakes Betting

Manawanui Receives Big Boost in 2014 Moonga Stakes Betting

14 horses are set to compete for the 2014 Moonga Stakes title this Saturday at Caulfield Racecourse, offering punters a variety of betting options and chances to back a winner. The Group 3 Moonga Stakes (1400m) is one of six black type races scheduled for Caulfield Cup Day, which marks the beginning of the “Big…

2014 Moonga Stakes Final Field Led by River Lad

2014 Moonga Stakes Final Field Led by River Lad

Fourteen horses have declared for the Group 3 Moonga Stakes (1400m) running at Caulfield Racecourse this Saturday, after the final field & barrier draw was released Wednesday. Headlining the 2014 Moonga Stakes field is the Natalie McCall-trained River Lad. The seven-year-old gelding enjoyed wins in the Group 3 BRC Sprint (1350m) and Group 1 Stradbroke…

2014 Moonga Stakes Nominations Released

2014 Moonga Stakes Nominations Released

Nominations for the 2014 Moonga Stakes were taken on Monday morning, with a classy field of 18 declaring for the race. The Group 3 Moonga Stakes (1400m) is one of 10 races taking place on Caulfield Cup Day this Saturday, October 18. Headlining the 18-strong nomination field is the Natalie McCall-trained River Lad, who missed…

Manawanui Returns To Winning Form In 2014 Bill Ritchie Handicap

Manawanui Returns To Winning Form In 2014 Bill Ritchie Handicap

Manawanui recorded his first race win since 2011 with an outstanding performance in the 2014 Bill Ritchie Handicap at Royal Randwick this afternoon. Manawanui won the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m), Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m) and Group 2 Mitchelton Wines Vase (1600m) during the 2011 Spring Racing Carnival, but he has been…

2014 Bill Ritchie Handicap Field Features Manawanui

2014 Bill Ritchie Handicap Field Features Manawanui

After spending the past 11 months sidelined the Ron Leemon-trained Group 1 winner Manawanui has been accepted to return to racing in the Bill Ritchie Handicap 2014 at Randwick this Saturday. The six-year-old Oratorio gelding is one of just seven hopefuls set to face off in the $125,000 Group 3 Bill Ritchie Handicap (1400m) on…

2014 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Target for Manawanui

2014 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Target for Manawanui

Ron Leemon’s former start three-year-old Manawanui is gearing up for a long awaited return to racing with the galloper to be aimed at the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2014 in Melbourne at the end of September. A son of Oratorio the rising six-year-old hasn’t raced since their failed eighth in the Group 3 Moonga Stakes…

Hay List Accepts for The Shorts Field 2013

Hay List Accepts for The Shorts Field 2013

Despite continued queries over their fitness, John McNair’s gallant old galloper Hay List has been accepted to continue their Sydney Spring Racing Carnival campaign in the 2013 The Shorts this weekend. At their prime the now eight-year-old Statue Of Liberty gelding won a trio of Group 1 races, the most recent of which was last…

Doomben 10,000 Field & Barriers 2013 – Your Song Draws 15 of 15

Doomben 10,000 Field & Barriers 2013 – Your Song Draws 15 of 15

Early favouite to win the 2013 Doomben 10,000 in Brisbane this Saturday, Anthony Cummings’ Sydney raider Your Song has suffered an early blow drawing the extreme outside gate in the Queensland winter classic. Set to run as Doomben Race 8 at 3:40pm (AEST) this year’s $650,000 Group 1 Carlton Mid Doomben 10,000 (1350m) drew 15…

Rain Affair Tops 2012 The Shorts Odds

Rain Affair Tops 2012 The Shorts Odds

Joe Pride’s Group 1 performer Rain Affair will shoot for a dozen turf triumphs this weekend when they jump the favourite in The Shorts 2012 at Sydney’s Royal Randwick as part of the George Main Stakes Day action. Bringing the meeting to a close as Randwick Race 8 at 5:20pm the $200,000 Group 1 The…

Manawanui Returns in 2012 The Shorts Field

Manawanui Returns in 2012 The Shorts Field

Last year’s Golden Rose winner Manawanui returns to racing this weekend in what is shaping up as a bumper edition of The Shorts 2012 at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse. Rounding out the George Main Stakes Day racing action as Randwick Race 8 at 5:20pm on Saturday, this year’s $200,000 Group 2 The Shorts (1200m) has…