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Red Cadeaux In 2015 Sydney Cup First Acceptances

Red Cadeaux In 2015 Sydney Cup First Acceptances

The 2015 Sydney Cup first acceptances have been released and popular stayer Red Cadeaux remains on track to contest the Group 1 event at Royal Randwick on April 11. Red Cadeaux has returned to Australia for the fifth time in his racing career and he is set to contest the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m)…

Royal Diamond Prepares for 2015 Sydney Cup

Royal Diamond Prepares for 2015 Sydney Cup

Irish trainer Johnny Murtagh prepared two horses for the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) on November 4 but will leave Australia with just one remaining in his care. Stable mates Mutual Regard and Royal Diamond, who finished 14th and 20th in the 2014 Melbourne Cup, have enjoyed a spell since the ‘race that stops…

Can Willing Foe Deliver Godolphin a Maiden Melbourne Cup Triumph?

Can Willing Foe Deliver Godolphin a Maiden Melbourne Cup Triumph?

A standout performer in Britain and Ireland through the 2014 racing calendar so-far, trainer Saeed Bin Suroor has confirmed classy stayer Willing Foe for a maiden Australian appearance in Tuesday’s featured Group 1 Melbourne Cup at Flemington. Securing a commendable race record of five wins and as many minor places from just 15 competitive starts…

Is Royal Diamond a Roughie Melbourne Cup 2014 Shot?

Is Royal Diamond a Roughie Melbourne Cup 2014 Shot?

Former star Irish hoop turned trainer Johnny Murtagh is dually represented in this year’s 2014 Melbourne Cup field but will his outsider Royal Diamond turn out to be a diamond in the rough for punters? Murtagh was last involved in a Melbourne Cup back in 2008 when he rode the top weight Septimus (58.5kg) to…

Murtagh Would Rate 2014 Melbourne Cup Win Greatest Achievement

Murtagh Would Rate 2014 Melbourne Cup Win Greatest Achievement

Johnny Murtagh has made the trip out to Australia for the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) twice, but never before as a trainer. As a jockey, Murtagh rode in the $6.2 million feature race twice during his illustrious career, the last of which was back in 2008 when he saddled the Aidan O’Brian-trained trained…

Murtagh to Keep Melbourne Cup Instructions to a Minimum

Murtagh to Keep Melbourne Cup Instructions to a Minimum

Star Irish jockey-turned-trainer Johnny Murtagh has complete faith in old friend Damien Oliver who is engaged to ride Mutual Regard, one of two 2014 Melbourne Cup horses for the stable, on Tuesday in Flemington Race 7. Murtagh last featured in a Melbourne Cup field back in 2008 when the then hoop rode the Aidan O’Brien-trained…

My Ambivalent Fit for 2014 Melbourne Cup Bid

My Ambivalent Fit for 2014 Melbourne Cup Bid

A stone bruise may have ruled her out of a shot at the Caulfield Cup a fortnight ago but UK trainer Roger Varian is confident his classy mare My Ambivalent is fit and ready to go in the Melbourne Cup 2014. Original plans with the daughter of Authorized were to bring her down under on…

Experience to Deliver Royal Diamond Melbourne Cup Success

Experience to Deliver Royal Diamond Melbourne Cup Success

Confirming to make his Australian racing debut at Flemington next Tuesday, renowned Irish trainer Johnny Murtagh has revealed he is thrilled with the condition of eight-year-old Royal Diamond leading into the 2014 Melbourne Cup. Securing a particularly impressive ten race wins and eleven minor places from his 36 competitive starts so far, Royal Diamond began…

Mutual Regard Straight into 2014 Melbourne Cup Field

Mutual Regard Straight into 2014 Melbourne Cup Field

Former jockey turned Irish trainer Johnny Murtagh plans to take his visiting stayer Mutual Regard straight into November’s Melbourne Cup 2014 field without a trial with the six-year-old settling well down under. Murtagh’s last Melbourne Cup appearance was riding the 18th placed Septimus in the 2008 edition of the ‘race that stops a nation’ that…

Weld Without 2014 Melbourne Cup Runner

Weld Without 2014 Melbourne Cup Runner

Dual Melbourne Cup winning horseman Dermot K Weld will be without a hope in the 2014 edition of the ‘race that stops a nation’ following the surprise withdrawal of two high profile international hopes. On Sunday night a number of overseas-trained stayers nominated for the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) failed to…