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Shahwardi On Song for Melbourne Cup 2013 – Take Two

Shahwardi On Song for Melbourne Cup 2013 – Take Two

After being balloted out of last year’s ‘race that stops at nation’ connections will try again with French galloper Shahwardi who is 2013 Melbourne Cup bound. The Alain de Royer Dupre-trained Lando gelding earned a trip down under 12 months ago with some eye-catching midyear form back home in France including their third to subsequent…

Puissance De Lune Early 2013 Melbourne Cup Betting Pick

Puissance De Lune Early 2013 Melbourne Cup Betting Pick

Darren Weir’s progressive five-year-old Puissance De Lune has opened top of the futures Melbourne Cup 2013 odds, the talented grey stayer favourite to win the world’s richest handicap this spring before nominations for the $6.2 million showdown have even been taken. Running as Flemington Race 7 on the first Tuesday of November, the Group 1…

2012 Emirates Stakes Day Tips

2012 Emirates Stakes Day Tips

Emirates Stakes Day 2012 will bring the Melbourne Cup Carnival to a close this Saturday, November 10, and with two Group 1 features, a race full of Melbourne Cup hard luck stories and plenty of other exciting events on the card so there is something for everyone at the Flemington meeting. Flemington racing is due…

2012 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Betting Tips

2012 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Betting Tips

One of the key support races on the Emirates Stakes Day program at Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse this Saturday will be the Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2012 – betting tips and preview for which are detailed below. After Melbourne Cup Carnival’s final two Group 1 races have been run and won there is still reason for the…

French Star Brigantin to Stay in Australia with Pat Carey

French Star Brigantin to Stay in Australia with Pat Carey

French stayer Brigantin will remain in Australia despite a failed spring campaign and will be trained by Pat Carey. The six-year-old, who is owned by Team Valor, was considered a strong chance in the Melbourne Cup but failed to make the final field. His only start this spring resulted in a third-place finish in the…

Ironstein Set for Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2012 Title Defense

Ironstein Set for Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2012 Title Defense

This Emirates Stakes Day Gerald Ryan’s veteran Zabeel gelding Ironstein will look to score their second successive Queen Elizabeth Stakestitle as they also vie for a juicy $100,000 bonus. The $100,000 is on offer to any horse that was balloted out of this year’s Melbourne Cup and that subsequently wins the $250,000 Group 3 Queen…

2012 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Odds Led by Puissance De Lune

2012 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Odds Led by Puissance De Lune

Emphatic Bendigo Cup winner Puissance De Lune has opened top of the odds for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2012 at Flemington Racecourse this Saturday. One of the key support races on the Emirates Stakes Day program, the $250,000 Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) looks a class race that has drawn a quality 14-horse field…

Brigantin Out of Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival 2012

Brigantin Out of Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival 2012

One-time Melbourne Cup 2012 fancy Brigantin has been ruled out of the remainder of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival due to injury. The French-trained Cozzene stallion was bought down under for a shot at the world’s richest handicap, the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) set to run as Flemington Race 7 at…

24 Horse Melbourne Cup Field 2012 Announced

24 Horse Melbourne Cup Field 2012 Announced

The official 24-horse 2012 Melbourne Cup field that will fight it out in the world’s richest handicap next Tuesday, November 6, in Flemington Race 7 at 3:00pm (AEST) has been announced by Racing Victoria this afternoon. As expected the past two Melbourne Cup winners have been paid up for to race in the $6.2 million,…

Americain On Track For 2012 Melbourne Cup

Americain On Track For 2012 Melbourne Cup

Former winner Americain is doing all the right things ahead of Tuesday’s 2012 Melbourne Cup (3200m) which will be his third start in the race that stops the nation. The star French stayer, who is a $6.00 favourite in the Melbourne Cup market, underwent a pleasing peace of trackwork at Werribee this morning with new…