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Permit Leads 2014 Christmas Cup Nominations

Permit Leads 2014 Christmas Cup Nominations

Nominations for the Listed Christmas Cup (2400m) were taken on Monday, with 11 stayers set to tackle the mile and a half distance race at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday. Leading the nominations is the Chris Waller-trained Permit, who returns to defend his winning title. The seven-year-old gelding won last year’s Christmas Cup by just…

Smerdon Aims for 2014 Bagot Handicap with Spinderbella

Smerdon Aims for 2014 Bagot Handicap with Spinderbella

Due to a bit of bad luck, five-year-old mare Spinderbella has been scratched from her last two starts but trainer Robert Smerdon is confident he can get her campaign back on track in a benchmark 96 over 2040m at Moonee Valley this Saturday. The Listed Bagot Handicap (2800m) at Flemington on New Year’s Day is…

Sadler Excited to Ride Massiyn at Moonee Valley

Sadler Excited to Ride Massiyn at Moonee Valley

Thomas Sadler has secured the ride aboard the Robert Hickmott-trained Massiyn in the benchmark 96 over 2040 metres at Moonee Valley this Saturday. The son of renowned trainer John Sadler is excited to wear the prestigious dark blue and white silks and represent owner Lloyd Williams in the $80,000 race. “It’s pretty exciting to be…

Smerdon to Blame for Spinderbella Scratching in 2014 Ballarat Cup

Smerdon to Blame for Spinderbella Scratching in 2014 Ballarat Cup

Five-year-old mare Spinderbella was favourite to win the $200,000 Ballarat Cup (2200m) on Saturday but confusion in the mounting yard saw her scratched from the race late in the game. Hoop Chad Schofield reported to the veterinary surgeon behind the barriers that Spinderbella’s action wasn’t right and she was subsequently withdrawn from the race, which…

Mujadale Leads All The Way to Win 2014 Ballarat Cup

Mujadale Leads All The Way to Win 2014 Ballarat Cup

In a thrilling front-rolling effort the Paul Jones-trained stayer Mujadale led all the way today to secure his second provincial cup win in as many starts taking out the Ballarat Cup 2014 in Victoria. The Stawell-based Mujahid seven-year-old backed up from an Ararat Gold Cup victory over 2000m from November 9, local Ballarat jockey Kevin…

2014 Ballarat Cup Tips & Selections

2014 Ballarat Cup Tips & Selections

This Saturday marks the end of the Spring Racing Carnival in Victoria with a stand-alone race meeting at Ballarat Racecourse. The feature race of the meeting is the $200,000 Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m) with a capacity field of 18 stayers set to run. The Robert Smerdon-trained Spinderbella enters the race as favourite, offering odds of…

Spinderbella Faces Toughest Test Yet in 2014 Ballarat Cup

Spinderbella Faces Toughest Test Yet in 2014 Ballarat Cup

A capacity field of 18 stayers is set to run in the Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m) on Saturday. The $200,000 race is the feature of the stand-alone race meeting at Ballarat Racecourse. The Robert Smerdon-trained Spinderbella is the race favourite in the betting market, offering $5.50 at . Smerdon would not have suspected such a…

Veteran Ready to Fire in Ballarat Cup 2014

Veteran Ready to Fire in Ballarat Cup 2014

Despite having the hefty 60kg top weight to lump around his local track at Ballarat Racecourse on Saturday the Dan O’Sullivan-trained Tuscan Fire is in top form and ready to go in the 2014 Ballarat Cup. Running as Race 8 at 4:40pm (AEDT), this year’s $200,000 Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m) features a capacity final field…

2014 Ballarat Cup Barrier Disaster for Hvasstan

2014 Ballarat Cup Barrier Disaster for Hvasstan

Moe-based trainer Peter Gelagotis is disappointed about the wide barrier his galloper Hvasstan has to overcome in Saturday’s Ballarat Cup 2014 on Melbourne’s stand-along Ballarat Cup Day meeting. The five-year-old Fastnet Rock stallion suffered a nasty blow when coming up with the outside gate for the $200,000 Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m), Hvasstan to jump from…

Motivado Out to Bounce Back in Ballarat Cup 2014

Motivado Out to Bounce Back in Ballarat Cup 2014

After walking home dead last at Flemington on Emirates Stakes Day, the David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained Motivado is out for atonement in Saturday’s 2014 Ballarat Cup. Bringing an end to the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival for another season, this weekend’s $200,000 Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m) features a capacity field of 18 starters and jumps…