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Maiden Win for 2015 Cox Plate Hope Brockhoff

Maiden Win for 2015 Cox Plate Hope Brockhoff

Ciaron Maher’s promising young colt Brockhoff has taken the next step towards a possible Cox Plate 2015 campaign with a Tuesday win at Bairnsdale in Victoria. The three-year-old son of Lonhro debuted in early February at Sandown-Hillside running a distant eighth when beating home just one other runner in the Group 3 Chariman’s Stakes (1000m)…

Spring Stakes Attracts Impressive Field of Twelve

Spring Stakes Attracts Impressive Field of Twelve

Twelve of South Australia’s leading thoroughbreds have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s Group 3 Spring Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville, undoubtedly highlighted by the inclusion of three-time Group 1 champion Happy Trails. Arguably the nation’s most popular racehorse currently in work, Happy Trails has been a strong and consistent performer for Paul Beshara…

Goldstream to be Set for Cox Plate

Goldstream to be Set for Cox Plate

Talented Italian three-year-old Goldstream has been purchased by the Australian Bloodstock Syndicate with a view towards gaining an invitation to compete in the 2015 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley in October. Saddled by renowned Italian trainer Stefano Botti, Goldstream has more than stamped his claims to the international racing community in posting a perfect…

Bondeiger to Resume in 2014 Autumn Stakes

Bondeiger to Resume in 2014 Autumn Stakes

Looking to capitalise on Shamus Award’s successful path towards last year’s Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m), trainer Danny O’Brien has brought back Bondeiger one week earlier than originally planned. The three-year-old colt was set to resume his autumn campaign in the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on February 21 but will instead…

Bondeiger Follows Winning 2015 Australian Guineas Format

Bondeiger Follows Winning 2015 Australian Guineas Format

Trainer Danny O’Brien is set to follow the same autumn format with three-year-old colt Bondeiger that saw him win the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) with Shamus Award last year as well as Shamrocker in 2011. O’Brien netted the Guineas with both horses at their respective second-up starts and will aim to do the same…

2015 Australian Guineas Campaign for Bondeiger

2015 Australian Guineas Campaign for Bondeiger

After a devastatingly close loss in the Victoria Derby this spring, trainer Danny O’Brien is hoping for a turn of luck early next year with plans to target the Australian Guineas 2015 with Bondeiger. The promising War Pass colt improved on a seventh behind Moonovermanhattan in the Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m) on October…

Payne Confident of Mackinnon Stakes Success for Criterion

Payne Confident of Mackinnon Stakes Success for Criterion

Unlucky to be blocked for a run and hampered when seventh in the featured Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) last weekend, trainer David Payne is confident of a return to the winner’s circle in Saturday’s Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) for Criterion. Jumping from the gates well in the Cox Plate, Criterion was settled slightly…

2014 Cox Plate Tips: Late Mail

2014 Cox Plate Tips: Late Mail

The 2014 Cox Plate is now just hours away from jumping at Moonee Valley Racecourse and betting for the country’s premier weight-for-age event has never been more intense. Having returned to racing in exceptional form this season, classy Macedon Lodge runner Fawkner has maintained status as outright favourite for success in Cox Plate betting markets…

Cox Plate Odds 2014 Update

Cox Plate Odds 2014 Update

A capacity field of fourteen classy international runners and leading local chances has been confirmed for this afternoon’s featured Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley Racecourse, offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to places a winning wager. Having returned to racing in typically smart form this time…

Can Wandjina Justify Gai’s Faith In The Cox Plate?

Can Wandjina Justify Gai’s Faith In The Cox Plate?

Trainer Gai Waterhouse has been adamant that Wandjina can win the 2014 Cox Plate, but is the inconsistent three-year-old a genuine contender in the Group 1 event at Moonee Valley tomorrow? Wandjina recorded just one race win as a two-year-old and he started his 2014 Spring Racing Carnival campaign in the Group 3 San Domenico…