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2014 Mackinnon Stakes Results: Happy Trails Wins 5th for Oliver

2014 Mackinnon Stakes Results: Happy Trails Wins 5th for Oliver

One of Australia’s premier hoops Damien Oliver celebrated his fifth Mackinnon Stakes victory on Victoria Derby Day this afternoon with the always honest Happy Trails atoning for a luckless Cox Plate run seven days ago with his third Group 1 success. Oliver has ridden four previous Mackinnon Stakes winners over the years and today was…

Melbourne Cup Dream over for Lord Van Percy

Melbourne Cup Dream over for Lord Van Percy

Adding to the woes of British trainer Andrew Balding this week the 2014 Melbourne Cup dream is over for his Ebor Handicap runner-up Lord Van Percy who has been scratched from today’s Lexus Stakes. On Thursday Balding found his reigning Mackinnon Stakes winner Side Glance to be lame and had to withdraw the galloper from…

Mackinnon Stakes 2014 Odds Update

Mackinnon Stakes 2014 Odds Update

One race before today’s marquee race, the Victoria Derby, a field of stayers including a number of potential Melbourne Cup starters will face off in the 2014 Mackinnon Stakes. Due to jump at 3:00pm (AEDT) as Flemington Race 6, this year’s $1 million Group 1 Longines Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) originally drew a final field of…

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…

Side Glance Scratched from 2014 Mackinnon Stakes

Side Glance Scratched from 2014 Mackinnon Stakes

Defending Mackinnon Stakes champion Side Glance will no longer get a chance to win back-to-back in the $1 million feature race after being scratched from the race on Thursday morning. The UK galloper had been paid up for the race on Wednesday, drawing barrier seven for the race and partnering hoop Craig Williams. However, just…

2014 Mackinnon Stakes Final Field Led by Side Glance

2014 Mackinnon Stakes Final Field Led by Side Glance

The Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) is set to be the race to watch this Saturday as 15 talented horses battle it out for the $1 million race. The 2014 Mackinnon Stakes is one of four Group One races running at Flemington this weekend, part of the action packed Victoria Derby Day. Many of the…

Side Glance Will Defend Title in 2014 Mackinnon Stakes

Side Glance Will Defend Title in 2014 Mackinnon Stakes

Side Glance is all set to defend his Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) crown at Flemington this Saturday, and trainer Andrew Balding couldn’t be happier with the gelding’s form. Side Glance is one of two horses set to back-up in the 2014 Mackinnon Stakes just one week after running the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m),…

Criterion Will Back Up Quickly for 2014 Mackinnon Stakes

Criterion Will Back Up Quickly for 2014 Mackinnon Stakes

Criterion won’t have to wait long before getting another chance to claim a Group One win this spring after the horse was nominated for this Saturday’s Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington. It was only Saturday that the four-year-old was last seen running a luckless seventh in the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) but…

Junoob and Who Shot Thebarman Straight to Melbourne Cup

Junoob and Who Shot Thebarman Straight to Melbourne Cup

Chris Waller has a star studded list of Victoria Derby Day entries including six for the Mackinnon Stakes but two of those in Junoob and Who Shot Thebarman could go straight into next Tuesday’s 2014 Melbourne Cup field. One of two Flemington races on Saturday offering a ballot exemption into the $6.2 million Group 1…

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…