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2014 Australia Day Cup Final Field Released

2014 Australia Day Cup Final Field Released

The 2014 Australia Day Cup final field has been released; with eight stayers set to contest the Listed 2400 metre event at Royal Randwick on Saturday. Headlining the 2014 Australia Day Cup final field is Midsummer Sun who is chasing his second straight victory after recording a narrow win over Brigantin and Destiny’s Kiss in the…

Winter Stakes Field 2013 – Mic Mac Surprise Acceptor

Winter Stakes Field 2013 – Mic Mac Surprise Acceptor

Despite talk from trainer Paul Messara yesterday that 60.5kg top weight Mic Mac would not take part in Saturday’s 2013 Winter Stakes, the last start Civic Stakes champ features in the final field of acceptors released today. The Scone-based Messara was vocal over his disapproval of the hefty weight allocation for his veteran Statue Of…

Mic Mac Tops 2013 Winter Stakes Nominations

Mic Mac Tops 2013 Winter Stakes Nominations

This Saturday the Sydney winter racing action continues at Rosehill Gardens with the running of the Winter Stakes 2013 where last-start Civic Stakes champ Mic Mac heads the nominations. There are officially 17 early entries for this year’s $100,000 Listed Winter Stakes (1400m), the top-rated of which is Paul Messara’s Scone-based sprinter Mic Mac. The…

Sunday Racing – Canberra Cup Day 2013 Preview & Tips

Sunday Racing – Canberra Cup Day 2013 Preview & Tips

After all the big racing action on Saturday in Sydney and Melbourne punters can now turn their attention to Canberra’s Thoroughbred Park on Sunday where an excellent race card boasting three black type features will play out for 2013 Canberra Cup Day. Racing is set to kick off at 1:10pm (local) with a maiden plate…

Niwot Tops 2013 Canberra Cup Field – Sunday Racing

Niwot Tops 2013 Canberra Cup Field – Sunday Racing

A lucrative $120,000 first prize and a nice lead-up run for the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival has seen this Sunday’s Canberra Cup 2013 at Thoroughbred Park attract one of its strongest line-ups in many years with the field lead by reigning Sydney Cup winner Niwot. Due to run as Canberra Race 7 at 4:46pm (local…

Sydney Cup Winner Niwot Among Canberra Cup 2013 Nominations

Sydney Cup Winner Niwot Among Canberra Cup 2013 Nominations

Hawkes-trained veteran Niwot will take their next step towards a possible title defense in the prestigious Sydney Cup this weekend, the rising nine-year-old having been nominated for the 2013 Canberra Cup in the country’s capital for Thoroughbred Park’s Super Sunday. One of the biggest races run in Canberra each year, this season’s edition of the…

Updated 2013 Adelaide Cup Betting Odds

Updated 2013 Adelaide Cup Betting Odds

Some strong performances over the weekend have seen some changes to the betting market for the Group 2 2013 Adelaide Cup (3200m) which take place at Morphetville on Monday. Current favourite at is Dan O’Sullivan’s consistent gelding Tuscan Fire ($4.60) who won the Mornington Cup earlier this month and finished third in the Listed Roy…

Adelaide Cup 2013 Weights Released

Adelaide Cup 2013 Weights Released

Weights have been released for one of the nation’s true staying tests, with the Group 2 $400,000 2013 Adelaide Cup (3200m) to take place at Morphetville on March 11. Run over the Melbourne Cup distance of 3200m, the Adelaide Cup is a gruelling staying race that always attracts a quality field. Forty three horses have…

Hurdy Gurdy Man Could Chase Tasmanian Double in 2013 Launceston Cup

Hurdy Gurdy Man Could Chase Tasmanian Double in 2013 Launceston Cup

Hobart Cup winner Hurdy Gurdy Man is likely to be given a shot at a “cups double” in the Group 3 $225,000 2013 Launceston Cup (2400m) on February 27. The five-year-old entire justified his favouritism in the Hobart Cup on February 10 to beat home local hopes The Cleaner and Geegees Blackflash by more than…

Tuscan Fire Narrow 2013 Mornington Cup Betting Favourite

Tuscan Fire Narrow 2013 Mornington Cup Betting Favourite

Dan O’Sullivan’s consistent six-year-old stayer Tuscan Fire has opened favourite in the Mornington Cup 2013 odds for this Wednesday but there are a number of rival gallopers hot on their heels in the markets. Running as Mornington Race 8 at 4:00pm (AEST) this year’s edition of the $350,000 Listed Centrebet Mornington Cup (2400m) drew 14…