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Gatewood Heads 2012 Lexus Stakes Final Field

Gatewood Heads 2012 Lexus Stakes Final Field

John Gosden’s British Melbourne Cup hopeful Gatewood leads a smart 13-horse field for the Lexus Stakes 2012 this Saturday, the handicap one of two Victoria Derby Day races offering a ballot exemption for the Melbourne Cup to the winner. Due to jump early in the day as Flemington Race 2 at 12:00pm (AEST), the $250,000…

Melbourne Cup Hopes Dominate Lexus Stakes 2012 Nominations

Melbourne Cup Hopes Dominate Lexus Stakes 2012 Nominations

For the 22 second acceptors that sit outside the top 24 in the Melbourne Cup 2012 order of entry there are only a couple of chances left for them to make the cut before Tuesday week’s showdown, including the $200,000 Group 2 Lexus Stakes (2000m) at Flemington Racecourse this Saturday. One of two races on…

2012 Caulfield Cup Odds Update & Southern Speed Scratching

2012 Caulfield Cup Odds Update & Southern Speed Scratching

Defending champ Southern Speed has officially been scratched from this afternoon’s Caulfield Cup 2012 field with odds on the mile and a half classic undergoing a shake-up. Southern Speed was drawn out wide in barrier nine 14 and trainers Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas were concerned that from that gate with 54.5kg against a crack…

Melbourne Cup Horses Saturate Geelong Cup 2012 Nominations

Melbourne Cup Horses Saturate Geelong Cup 2012 Nominations

Next Wednesday, October 24, one of the most crucial 2012 Melbourne Cup lead-up races will take place in Victoria with the $300,000 Group 3 Geelong Cup (2400m), nominations for which are now out. This year the 2012 Geelong Cup has attracted 23 early entries, all but two of which are also still in the running…

Official Caulfield Cup 2012 Field Announced

Official Caulfield Cup 2012 Field Announced

Australia’s premier mile and a half race will take place at Caulfield Racecourse this Saturday, October 20, with the first of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival majors running – the 2012 Caulfield Cup field released this afternoon. Originally 23 horses were paid up for at final acceptance stage this morning for the $2.5 million Group…

2012 Caulfield Cup Draws 23 Acceptors

2012 Caulfield Cup Draws 23 Acceptors

The Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) faces a tough task in deciding which two horses will complete the capacity 18-starter Caulfield Cup 2012 field for Saturday after a total of 23 gallopers were paid up for when final acceptances closed this morning. There were no surprises at the top of the ballot for the $2.65 million…

Philippi Leads 2012 Norman Robinson Stakes Nominations

Philippi Leads 2012 Norman Robinson Stakes Nominations

Michael Kent’s undefeated youngster Philippi is the topline entry for the Norman Robinson Stakes 2012 this weekend, the three-year-olds’ feature to run as one of the 10 feature races on Caulfield Cup Day in Melbourne on Saturday. A traditional lead-up to the $1 million Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington on the opening…

Ocean Park Odds-on in 2012 Caulfield Stakes Betting

Ocean Park Odds-on in 2012 Caulfield Stakes Betting

New Zealand four-year-old Ocean Park is the standout favourite in the Group 1 2012 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) on Saturday following the withdrawal of Manighar to injury. The exciting Gary Hennessy-trained entire is being offered at $1.60 at as he continues his journey towards the Cox Plate. Nobody can deny Ocean Park’s form, with the son…

Small But Strong 2012 Caulfield Staks Field Named

Small But Strong 2012 Caulfield Staks Field Named

Just eight horses will contest the Group 1 2012 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) on Saturday but it won’t be lacking any quality. Included are three Group 1 winners who will all use the $400,000 weight-for-age race as a trial for the prestigious 2012 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on October 27. Manighar will be out to…

Herbert Power Stakes 2012 Nominations

Herbert Power Stakes 2012 Nominations

This Saturday Caulfield Racecourse will host three races offering a Caulfield Cup ballot exemption to the winner including the 2012 Herbert Power Stakes. Twenty-two stayers have been nominated for the $220,000 Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m), three internationals in the mix including French galloper Shahwardi. Stablemate of 2010 Melbourne Cup winner Americain the fellow…