News About Sir Mark Prescott

St Michel Melbourne Cup 2017 Bound

St Michel Melbourne Cup 2017 Bound

Newmarket-based horseman Sir Mark Prescott has confirmed plans to head down under this spring targeting the 2017 Melbourne Cup with his smart stallion St Michel. A five-year-old son of Sea The Stars, St Michel raced at the York Ebor Festival overnight and put in a brilliant performance ahead of his Australian trip. Ridden by Luke Morris…

Pallasator on Best Behaviour for Melbourne Cup Bid

Pallasator on Best Behaviour for Melbourne Cup Bid

British horseman Sir Mark Prescott believes his UK stayer Pallasator has the ability but maybe not the manners for a successful raid on the 2016 Melbourne Cup down under this spring. The veteran Motivator gelding caught the eye on Thursday night running a brave second to Michael Bell’s successful defending champion Big Orange in the…

Bell Sweats 2016 Melbourne Cup Weight for Big Orange

Bell Sweats 2016 Melbourne Cup Weight for Big Orange

Newmarket’s Michael Bell is keen to give dual Goodwood Cup champion Big Orange a second shot at the ‘race that stops a nation’ but is sweating on the release of the Melbourne Cup 2016 weights. Bell and connections travelled the Duke Of Marmalade gelding to Victoria last Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival where the horse made…

Pallasator Late 2015 Caulfield Cup Entry

Pallasator Late 2015 Caulfield Cup Entry

The Sir Mark Prescott-trained British raider Pallasator is the sole late Caulfield Cup 2015 entry taking the total number of nominations up to 210 and increasing the number of internationals in the mix for the October classic to 26. Originally Racing Victoria took 209 early entries for this year’s $3 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield…

Experience to Deliver Royal Diamond Melbourne Cup Success

Experience to Deliver Royal Diamond Melbourne Cup Success

Confirming to make his Australian racing debut at Flemington next Tuesday, renowned Irish trainer Johnny Murtagh has revealed he is thrilled with the condition of eight-year-old Royal Diamond leading into the 2014 Melbourne Cup. Securing a particularly impressive ten race wins and eleven minor places from his 36 competitive starts so far, Royal Diamond began…