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Post D’France On Target for Darwin Cup 2015 Win

Post D’France On Target for Darwin Cup 2015 Win

Dual state trainer Stephen Brown is confident his hope in this afternoon’s 2015 Darwin Cup at Fannie Bay Post D’France is on track for a win in the Top End feature. Brown prepares horses out of both Darwin and Melbourne and today his Postponed seven-year-old Post D’France lines up as a livewire chance in the…

2015 Darwin Cup Betting Tips

2015 Darwin Cup Betting Tips

This afternoon in the Top End the Darwin Cup 2015 takes centre stage at Fannie Bay Racecourse, betting tips for the handicap classic detailed below. Due to run as Race 9 at 5:35pm (local), this year’s $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m) originally drew a final field of 12 starters plus three emergencies. The early…

Gris Caro Tops 2015 Darwin Cup Field & Weights

Gris Caro Tops 2015 Darwin Cup Field & Weights

Chris Nash’s locally-trained British import Gris Caro will be asked to carry a hefty 61.5kg in Monday’s Darwin Cup 2015 sitting as the highest-rated and weighted runner in the handicap clash. The headline race of the annual Darwin Cup Carnival up the Top End, this year’s $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m) is set to…

Lightinthenite Leads 2015 Darwin Cup Nominations & Odds

Lightinthenite Leads 2015 Darwin Cup Nominations & Odds

Gary Clarke’s in-form local veteran Lightinthenite is clear early favourite among the Darwin Cup 2015 nominations for Monday’s feature race at Fannie Bay. Early markets at on this year’s $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m), which attracted 24 nominations, are clearly led by Galileo seven-year-old Lightinthenite who turns eight on Saturday. A winner of seven…

Refectory Prime for Adelaide Cup 2015 Upset

Refectory Prime for Adelaide Cup 2015 Upset

Richard Laming’s imported galloper Refectory is set for a big 2015 Adelaide Cup run over the two miles at Morphettville Racecourse this afternoon having pulled through his last start victory in Victoria in top order. The Danehill Dancer five-year-old is only lightly-raced for his age having kicked off his career in Britain back in 2013….

2014 Darwin Cup Barriers & Betting Odds

2014 Darwin Cup Barriers & Betting Odds

Barriers and odds are now out for Monday’s Darwin Cup 2014 at Fannie Bay Racecourse with former Victorian galloper Smarty Mac the narrow favourite after a favourable mid-field draw. The Dick Leech-trained seven-year-old, who has been based in Darwin for only a month, pays $4.60 in the markets for $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m)…

Spartan Eagle Ready for Darwin Cup Distance

Spartan Eagle Ready for Darwin Cup Distance

With another year of racing up there sleeve the Bob Richard-trained Spartan Eagle looks even more ready to go the distance in the 2014 Darwin Cup as they did before the race was called off last year. The Niello gelding was a five-year-old last Darwin Cup Carnival when travelling up to the Top End from…

2014 Darwin Cup Field Released

2014 Darwin Cup Field Released

A capacity final field of stayers has been announced for Monday’s Darwin Cup 2014 field including three last start winners looking to secure back-to-back wins. Running as Darwin Race 9 at 5:40pm (local) time next week, this year’s $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m) drew a full 12 starters plus three emergencies. With barriers to…

2014 Darwin Cup Nominations & Weights

2014 Darwin Cup Nominations & Weights

Next Monday, August 4, sees the Northern Territory host their premier race of the year with nominations for Fannie Bay’s Darwin Cup 2014 now out. There are 22 stayers making up the early entries for this year’s $200,000 Group 1 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m), the race abandoned in 2012 after a devastating jockey fall…

Darwin Cup 2012 Final Field & Barrier Draw

Darwin Cup 2012 Final Field & Barrier Draw

The Northern Territory’s premier race is this Monday’s 2012 Darwin Cup, the final field and barrier draw for which has now been released. Due to bring a bumper nine-race program to a close at Fannie Bay Racecourse at 5:35pm (local time) on Monday, this year’s edition of the $185,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m) has…