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2014 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Nominations

2014 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Nominations

This Saturday the racing action in Sydney settles down after the Group 1 majors of the autumn carnival but there’s still two Group races to get behind including the Hawkesbury Gold Cup 2014. There are 15 early entries for this year’s $150,000 Group 3 Panthers Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m) with nominations extended until tomorrow at…

Hawkspur Heads 2013 Grand Prix Stakes Field

Hawkspur Heads 2013 Grand Prix Stakes Field

Rough Habit Plate winner Hawkspur will get a chance to claim another 2013 Queensland Derby lead-up race when he starts from barrier three in Saturday’s Group 3 2013 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m). The Chris Waller-trained gelding was a three-length winner in the Rough Habit Plate, showing a clear appreciation for the staying trip and a…

Phar Lap Stakes 2013 Betting – Ashokan Shares Favouritism with Ninth Legion

Phar Lap Stakes 2013 Betting – Ashokan Shares Favouritism with Ninth Legion

It’s difficult to split the top two in the betting market for the Group 2 2013 Phar Lap Stakes (1200m) which will take place at Rosehill on Saturday. Eleven talented three-year-olds will contest the event and currently at the top of the betting market are Ashokan ($4.20) and Ninth Legion ($4.60). Both horses head into the…

Phar Lap Stakes 2013 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

Phar Lap Stakes 2013 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

Eleven horses have been named to contest the Group 2 2013 Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill on Saturday which features some quality three-year-olds. Heading into the race in excellent form is Team Hawkes-trained colt Ninth Legion who was narrowly beaten in the Bendigo Guineas on Saturday and won at Sandown the start before. Third…

Fiveandahalfstar Earns Possible Victoria Derby 2012 Start

Fiveandahalfstar Earns Possible Victoria Derby 2012 Start

A possible start in next Saturday’s 2012 Victoria Derby is now on the cards for Anthony Cummings’ promising Hotel Grand three-year-old Fiveandahalfstar after their three length romp at Rosehill Gardens in Sydney on Cox Plate Day. The gelding come off a good win at Canterbury 10 days ago and caught the eye with their all-the-way…

Tight 2012 Gloaming Stakes Betting Market

Tight 2012 Gloaming Stakes Betting Market

The 2012 Gloaming Stakes market has now been released and the betting suggests it will be a very open affair. Just seven horses will contest the three-year-old Group 3 event with fourof those runners falling between $3.00 and $6.00. Anthony Cummings-trained colt Ninth Legion is the current favourite at $3.20 but is only slightly ahead…

Gloaming Stakes 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

Gloaming Stakes 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

A small but exciting field has been named to contest the Group 3 2012 Gloaming Stakes (1800m) at Randwick on Saturday. Just seven horses will line up in the three-year-old feature with many out to press their claims as challengers for next month’s Group 1 2012 Spring Champion Stakes. One horse who is almost a…

Champagne Stakes 2012 Form Guide & Betting Tips

Champagne Stakes 2012 Form Guide & Betting Tips

It is probably the easiest race on the crack Sydney Cup Day program at Randwick on Saturday to pick, and while Pierro really does look hard to beat in the 2012 Champagne Stakes there is still a matter of the placings to pick which is where the Races.com.au team’s form guide and betting tips come…

Pierro Short in 2012 Champagne Stakes Odds

Pierro Short in 2012 Champagne Stakes Odds

Unsurprisingly Gai Waterhouse’s star colt Pierro has opened the odds-on favourite to win the Champagne Stakes 2012 at Royal Randwick this Sydney Cup Day and in doing so become the latest juvenile to secure the prized autumn two-year-olds’ triple crown. The last to do so was the fellow Waterhouse-trained Dance Hero back in 2004 and…

Champagne Stakes Field 2012 – Pierro’s For the Taking

Champagne Stakes Field 2012 – Pierro’s For the Taking

This Saturday one of the four Group 1 clashes taking place at Royal Randwick on Sydney Cup Day will be the 2012 Champagne Stakes, the two-year-olds’ classic looking to be the Gai Waterhouse-trained Pierro’s for the taking. Undefeated in their stunning five start career to date Lonhro colt Pierro will be out on Saturday to…