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2017 Caulfield Cup a Target for Fanatic

2017 Caulfield Cup a Target for Fanatic

Kiwi stayer Fanatic has reportedly taken well to her time in Australia so far and is nearing her first trial for the Lindsay Park operation, ahead of a Spring Carnival campaign which will be geared towards Group 1 targets. Fanatic has been an outstanding performer through the early stages of her racing career and has…

Chocante Out to Emulate Sire in Melbourne Cup 2017

Chocante Out to Emulate Sire in Melbourne Cup 2017

Progressive Kiwi stayer Chocante is on a 2017 Melbourne Cup mission down under this spring chasing a win in the world’s most famous two-mile handicap as his sire Shocking did back in 2009. Trained across the Tasman by the Cambridge-based Stephen Marsh, the rising five-year-old is set to race exclusively in Australia this coming prep….

Harvard Hoping to Make 2016 Queensland Derby Cut

Harvard Hoping to Make 2016 Queensland Derby Cut

Caulfield’s Ciaron Maher is hoping his nicely-bred gelding Harvard will be given the chance to atone for an unplaced Brisbane run last time out by making it into Saturday’s Queensland Derby 2016 field. Maher saddles-up the favourite Azkadellia in the weekend’s $1.5 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) and is hoping to be dually represented…

Purton Admires Melbourne Cup Favourite

Purton Admires Melbourne Cup Favourite

He’s had just the one previous ride in the ‘race that stops a nation’, making securing the 2014 Melbourne Cup mount on pre-post favourite Admire Rakti all the more special for jockey Zac Purton. It has been five years since Purton, now 31, rode in his first and to date only Melbourne Cup field when…

Jockeys Aim For Further Glory in 2012 Melbourne Cup

Jockeys Aim For Further Glory in 2012 Melbourne Cup

A Melbourne Cup victory can define the career of a jockey and one lucky rider will add his name to the history books today. Some jockeys, like Rhys Mcleod who will ride Ethiopia, are making their Melbourne Cup debut while Jim Cassidy has been riding in the race for almost thirty years. Only six of…

Kelinni a Roughie Chance to Clean-Up in Melbourne Cup 2012?

Kelinni a Roughie Chance to Clean-Up in Melbourne Cup 2012?

They were the 11th hour Melbourne Cup horse that snuck into the field with a Lexus Stakes win last Saturday but is the Chris Waller-trained Kelinni any kind of chance at winning the 2012 Melbourne Cup this afternoon? The Refuse To Bend four-year-old ruined the Cup dreams of Moudre who was outed a spot in…

Lexus Form to Stack Up in 2012 Melbourne Cup?

Lexus Form to Stack Up in 2012 Melbourne Cup?

Today Chris Waller’s consistent import Kelinni earned a ballot-free ride straight into the Melbourne Cup 2012 field next Tuesday with their Lexus Stakes win, but just how will that form stack up in the 152ndrunning of the ‘race that stops a nation’. Before their hard-fought win in the $250,000 Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) Refuse…

Australian Cup 2012 Form Guide Analysis & Tips

Australian Cup 2012 Form Guide Analysis & Tips

One of the premier races taking place around the nation this Saturday is the 2012 Australian Cup at Flemington’s Super Saturday of Racing, the classic weight-for-age showdown looking like Americain’s for the taking, or is it? With former favourite Lucas Cranach injuring their leg and being ruled out of the race, the $1 million Group…

Americain Leads Australian Cup 2012 Nominations

Americain Leads Australian Cup 2012 Nominations

Former Melbourne Cup winner Americain will shoot for a different Cup success this Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival, the currently Aussie residing champ the headline horse in the 2012 Australian Cup nominations. Due to run at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday March 10, the $1 million Group 1 Dubai Australian Cup (2000m) has this year attracted 53…

Black Caviar World’s Best Mare – 2011 World Thoroughbred Rankings

Black Caviar World’s Best Mare – 2011 World Thoroughbred Rankings

Australia’s darling of racing Black Caviar has officially been crowed the best mare in the world, topping her personal best in the 2011 World Thoroughbred Rankings with the highest ever score for a mare in history. Ace English four-year-old Frankel, a winner of all nine of their career starts to date including five Group 1…