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2017 CF Orr Stakes Day Scratchings & Track Report

2017 CF Orr Stakes Day Scratchings & Track Report

Caulfield Racecourse hosts the year’s opening Group 1 race meeting with Ladbrokes C.F. Orr Stakes Day 2017 stealing the show in Melbourne today, Saturday February 11. A bumper nine-race card is set for the track and despite the heat wave in Sydney calling off the Winx Apollo Stakes Day card, Melbourne racing will go ahead…

2016 Harry White Classic Field & Betting Odds

2016 Harry White Classic Field & Betting Odds

The first of the five Black-Type races on the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day card at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday is the Harry White Classic 2016, the field and latest betting odds for which are detailed below. Due to run as Caulfield Race 2 at 1:05pm (AEST), this year’s $120,000 Listed italktravel Harry White Classic…

2016 Caulfield Cup Second Acceptances: 6 Internationals

2016 Caulfield Cup Second Acceptances: 6 Internationals

Only six international raiders are still officially in the mix for the Caulfield Cup 2016 after a total of 58 horses were paid up for at second acceptance stage for the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival classic this week. On Tuesday Racing Victoria took second acceptances for four Group 1 classics over the carnival including those…

Black Heart Bart 1 of 4 Weir horses in Underwood Stakes nominations

Black Heart Bart 1 of 4 Weir horses in Underwood Stakes nominations

Dual Group 1 winner Black Heart Bart is one of four Darren Weir trained gallopers among the sixteen nominations for the Group 1 $500,000 Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield on Saturday. Black Heart Bart is the winner of the Group 1 $500,000 Darley Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville and the Group 1 $500,000 Memsie Stakes (1400m)…

Hill Stakes 2016 Betting Odds: Hartnell Hot Favourite

Hill Stakes 2016 Betting Odds: Hartnell Hot Favourite

All the money in the 2016 Hill Stakes betting markets for this Saturday at Royal Randwick is on the John O’Shea-trained Hartnell to continue his winning ways in the George Main Stakes Day feature. Running as Randwick Race 5 at 2:35pm (AEST), this year’s $200,000 Group 2 Hill Stakes (2000m) field is down to just…

2016 Hill Stakes Field: Hartnell in Barrier Five

2016 Hill Stakes Field: Hartnell in Barrier Five

John O’Shea’s in-form import Hartnell is drawn to get a gun run at Royal Randwick on Saturday coming up with barrier five in the Hill Stakes 2016 field. Running as Race 5 at 2:35pm (AEST) on the George Main Stakes Day program, this year’s $200,000 Group 2 Ascend Sales Trophies Hill Stakes (2000m) has drawn…

Prince Of Penzance Rises 3.5kg in Melbourne Cup Weights 2016

Prince Of Penzance Rises 3.5kg in Melbourne Cup Weights 2016

Darren Weir’s defending champion Prince Of Penzance has received 3.5kg more than his winning weight last spring in the 2016 Melbourne Cup weights released this week. Racing Victoria (RV) Executive General Manager of Racing Greg Carpenter announced the original handicaps for the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) on Tuesday, the race to…

2016 Melbourne Cup Weights Released

2016 Melbourne Cup Weights Released

The Melbourne Cup 2016 weights were announced on Tuesday morning by Racing Victoria’s chief handicapper Greg Carpenter who has allocated Irish galloper Order Of St George and the 2014 winner Protectionist as equal top-weights. In late August the $6 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), run as Flemington Race 7 on Tuesday November 1,…

Tosen Stardom Heads 2016 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes Field & Odds

Tosen Stardom Heads 2016 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes Field & Odds

Darren Weir’s Japanese import Tosen Stardom has opened early favourite as the headliner in a capacity field of milers and resuming stayers for Saturday’s Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes 2016 at Moonee Valley Racecourse. Due to run as Moonee Valley Race 8 at 4:40pm (AEST) as the penultimate event on the 10 race program, this…

2016 Melbourne Cup Nominations: 31 Internationals

2016 Melbourne Cup Nominations: 31 Internationals

Thirty-one international stayers are among the 124 official Melbourne Cup 2016 nominations received by Racing Victoria for the ‘race that stops a nation’ this week. The world’s richest handicap race, the $6 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) lights up Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday November 1. Nominations for the two mile classic closed at…