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The Bart Cummings Betting Update

The Bart Cummings Betting Update

Just nine runners remain in the final field for this weekend’s Group 3 The Bart Cummings (2520m) at Flemington Racecourse, offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning bet. Having returned to slick form with a last-start victory, classy Kiwi import Who Shot Thebarman has opened as…

OTI Racing Imports Vying for 2014 Caulfield Cup

OTI Racing Imports Vying for 2014 Caulfield Cup

OTI Racing looks set to invade the Melbourne Cup Carnival once again after flying in European horses Renew and Van Percy. The pair is in quarantine at Werribee after arriving alongside the first European contingent of horses last Saturday. Simon O’Donnell, OTI Racing director, visited the Werribee Racecourse Tuesday morning to see how the two…

Underwood Stakes 2013 Target for Price’s Winning Import

Underwood Stakes 2013 Target for Price’s Winning Import

The OTI-owned German import Pakal made the right impression in their maiden run of what looks to be a very promising Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival campaign on the weekend with a massive six length win at Caulfield’s PB Lawrence Stakes Day meeting. The Lord Of England gelding debuted down under for their new trainer Mick…

Melbourne Cup Horses Saturate Geelong Cup 2012 Nominations

Melbourne Cup Horses Saturate Geelong Cup 2012 Nominations

Next Wednesday, October 24, one of the most crucial 2012 Melbourne Cup lead-up races will take place in Victoria with the $300,000 Group 3 Geelong Cup (2400m), nominations for which are now out. This year the 2012 Geelong Cup has attracted 23 early entries, all but two of which are also still in the running…

Bauer in Doubt, Sahra Sun Still a Chance for Cumani in Melbourne Cup 2011

Bauer in Doubt, Sahra Sun Still a Chance for Cumani in Melbourne Cup 2011

Dedicated European horseman Luca Cumani is playing a nervous waiting game ahead of the Melbourne Cup 2011 with two of his four hopefuls sweating on a start in the world’s richest handicap. Cumani, who has twice prepared a Melbourne Cup runner-up with Purple Moon (2007) and Bauer (2008) but is as yet to taste success…