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Chocante Out to Emulate Sire in Melbourne Cup 2017

Chocante Out to Emulate Sire in Melbourne Cup 2017

Progressive Kiwi stayer Chocante is on a 2017 Melbourne Cup mission down under this spring chasing a win in the world’s most famous two-mile handicap as his sire Shocking did back in 2009. Trained across the Tasman by the Cambridge-based Stephen Marsh, the rising five-year-old is set to race exclusively in Australia this coming prep….

2017 Brisbane Cup Winner Chocante for the Kiwis

2017 Brisbane Cup Winner Chocante for the Kiwis

Kiwi raider Chocante improved off a failed run at Eagle Farm to hand jockey Jim Byrne a double on Stradbroke Handicap Day winning the last with a dominant all-the-way performance in the Brisbane Cup 2017. Prepared across the Tasman by Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh, four-year-old Chocante had his third run in Queensland this Brisbane Winter…

2017 Brisbane Cup Nominations Feature Single Gaze

2017 Brisbane Cup Nominations Feature Single Gaze

After beating home a small field at the track in last weekend’s PJ O’Shea Stakes, Nick Olive’s Group 1 winning mare Single Gaze could be in for a seven day back-up after being nominated for the Brisbane Cup 2017 on Stradbroke Handicap Day. One of the key support acts on the card, the $300,000 Group…

Stampede Leads 2017 Premier’s Cup Field & Betting

Stampede Leads 2017 Premier’s Cup Field & Betting

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Sydney galloper Stampede is well-fancied to continue his successful Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival raid sitting top of the Premier’s Cup 2017 betting markets for Eagle Farm this weekend. Fifteen stayers potentially heading towards the 2017 Brisbane Cup over the mile and a half on Stradbroke Handicap Day are engaged…

2017 Brisbane Cup Mission for Chocante

2017 Brisbane Cup Mission for Chocante

New Zealand horseman Stephen Marsh has his smart Kiwi raider Chocante in the mix for an Eagle Farm run this weekend on way to the Brisbane Cup 2017 next month over the mile and a half. Long term plans are to have the son of former Melbourne Cup winner Shocking back down under for a…

Stampede Leads Chairman’s Handicap 2017 Results

Stampede Leads Chairman’s Handicap 2017 Results

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Wagga Gold Cup winner Stampede was too good again travelling to Brisbane to enjoy more black-type success in the 2017 BRC Chairman’s Handicap. Enjoying his fifth career victory at start number nine, the four-year-old High Chaparral stallion was the clear favourite in the markets for Doomben Race 6 –…

2017 Chairman’s Handicap Field & Odds: Stampede Favourite

2017 Chairman’s Handicap Field & Odds: Stampede Favourite

The in-form Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Stampede may be drawn wide for his Doomben 10,000 Day run in Brisbane on Saturday but remains clear favourite in the Chairman’s Handicap 2017 field and betting markets. Set to run as Doomben Race 6 at 3:26pm (AEST), this season’s $125,000 Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap (2000m) has attracted…

2017 Australian Oaks Nominations Feature Lasqueti Spirit

2017 Australian Oaks Nominations Feature Lasqueti Spirit

Lee Curtis’s reigning Crown Oaks winner Lasqueti Spirit is one of the headline early entries among the Australian Oaks 2017 nominations taken by Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club this week. Nominations for all ten feature races held on April 1 and 8 at Royal Randwick for The Championships are now out including those…

2017 Australian Guineas Target for Kiwi Import Ugo Foscolo

2017 Australian Guineas Target for Kiwi Import Ugo Foscolo

The Australian Guineas 2017 is shaping up as a nice Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival target for former Kiwi-trained Ugo Foscolo with the Group 1 winning three-year-old transferring to the Sydney stables of Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott. Formerly prepared by Stephen Marsh, the Zacinto gelding has had six career starts to date for five wins…

2016 Makybe Diva Stakes Field: Three for Weir

2016 Makybe Diva Stakes Field: Three for Weir

Record breaking Melbourne trainer Darren Weir will saddle-up three chances including the short-priced favourite Black Heart Bart in the Makybe Diva Stakes 2016 field at Flemington Racecourse this weekend. Due to run as Flemington Race 7 at 4:10pm (AEST) on Saturday afternoon as the second elite level of this season’s Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the…