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Americain to Target 2012 Australian Cup Under David Hayes

Americain to Target 2012 Australian Cup Under David Hayes

Ace Victorian horseman David Hayes has been named as the trainer to take over the preparation of former Melbourne Cup winner Americain for their autumn campaign in Australia, the champion stayer expected to target the Australian Cup 2012 at Flemington in March. The Americain-bred, Australian-owned and originally French-trained Americain has had two successful preparations down…

2011 Zipping Classic winner Americain

2011 Zipping Classic winner Americain

Nobody got too rich on star stayer Americain but it was a racing pleasure to see the Frenchy toy with a small field to win the 2011 Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown Hillside today. Starting $1.50 with , those taking the short odds never had a serious concern after jockey Gerald Mosse gave…

Americain to Face Four Rivals in 2011 Zipping Classic Field

Americain to Face Four Rivals in 2011 Zipping Classic Field

Half of the horses nominated for the Zipping Classic 2011 at Sandown this Saturday have dropped out of contention at acceptance stage, sure-to-be favourite and former Melbourne Cup winner Americain to face only four rivals. In a field emulating the size of a Black Caviar race these days, the $350,000 Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m)…

Punters Fly French Flag for Americain in 2011 Melbourne Cup Odds

Punters Fly French Flag for Americain in 2011 Melbourne Cup Odds

With everyone in the Americain camp claiming the French-trained stayer is looking fitter and happier than they were 12 months ago heading into their first Melbourne Cup, the odds on the defending champ to become a dual Melbourne Cup winner in 2011 are steadily firming. Most of the talk this week regarding the $6.2 million…

Americain Wins at the Valley on way to Melbourne Cup 2011

Americain Wins at the Valley on way to Melbourne Cup 2011

It is straight into a title defense in the 2011 Melbourne Cup for champion French raider Americain who was back to their best on Cox Plate Day, taking out the Moonee Valley Gold Cupin an easy win for the sensational stayer. Twelve months ago the Alain de Royer Dupre-trained Americain travelled down under for the…

Americain Heads Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2011 Field & Odds

Americain Heads Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2011 Field & Odds

Reigning Melbourne Cup winner Americain will take their next-step towards defending their title in the world’s richest handicap this Saturday when the French-trained star lines up on Cox Plate Day in the race formerly known as the Moonee Valley Gold Cup, the 2011 Drake International Cup. Programmed as Moonee Valley Race 6 and due to…

2011 Cox Plate a Chance for Melbourne Cup Winner Americain

2011 Cox Plate a Chance for Melbourne Cup Winner Americain

Connections of reigning Melbourne Cup winner Americain haven’t yet ruled out a start in Saturday week’s Cox Plate 2011 for the French-trained galloper before they attempt to win back-to-back editions of the world’s richest handicap on the first Tuesday of November. Prepared by Alain de Royer Dupre, the American-bred, Australian-owned stayer will use either the…