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Criterion Tops Bumper 2014 Australian Derby Field

Criterion Tops Bumper 2014 Australian Derby Field

David Payne’s last start Rosehill Guineas winner Criterion is set to appreciate another rain-affected Sydney track when they head to Randwick Racecourse this weekend for the 2014 Australian Derby. The in-form son of Sebring is one of a capacity 18 three-year-olds accepted for this year’s $2 million Group 1 BMW Australian Derby (2400m) running as…

McKay Hopeful of Improved Puccini in 2014 Australian Derby

McKay Hopeful of Improved Puccini in 2014 Australian Derby

New Zealand-based trainer Peter McKay is hopeful of a far-more convincing performance from talented stayer Puccini on day 1 of the inaugural The Championships at Royal Randwick this weekend after a horror debut run in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) on March 29th. Regular jockey Michael Walker lead Puccini to an early pace battle…

Ryan Hopeful of 2014 Tulloch Success For Koroibete

Ryan Hopeful of 2014 Tulloch Success For Koroibete

Having confirmed the major Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) as the major target for young gelding Koroibete this preparation, leading trainer Gerald Ryan is hopeful of a successful form-finding run for the three-year-old in this weekend’s Group 2 Tulloch Stakes (2000m), having yet to cause much of an impact in two races starts this preparation….

Criterion Breaks Through for Maiden Group 1 in 2014 Rosehill Guineas

Criterion Breaks Through for Maiden Group 1 in 2014 Rosehill Guineas

Talented three-year-old Criterion has broken through for a maiden Group 1 victory at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon, making a key move rounding the final bend to win the Rosehill Guineas (2000m) ahead of Thunder Fantasy and Teronado. Breaking from the gates only fairly, Criterion took up a position within the pack, allowing early leaders and…

Shamus Award Tops 2014 Rosehill Guineas Field & Barriers

Shamus Award Tops 2014 Rosehill Guineas Field & Barriers

Danny O’Brien’s Australian Guineas winning colt Shamus Award will look to complete a tough autumn three-year-olds’ double when they head to Sydney on Saturday for a shot at the Rosehill Guineas 2014 title. One of three elite levels taking place at Rosehill Racecourse on the weekend, this year’s $500,000 Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) has…

2014 Australian Cup Form and Tips

2014 Australian Cup Form and Tips

The 2014 Australian Cup (2000m) will feature as one of two major Group 1 events alongside the Newmarket Handicap at Flemington on Saturday, and has been confirmed to feature a talented field of nine runners. Having returned to the track in scintillating formm with an incredible turn of foot to win the Group 2 Peter…

Melbourne Cup Winner Leads 2014 Australian Cup Odds

Melbourne Cup Winner Leads 2014 Australian Cup Odds

Gai Waterhouse’s star Melbourne Cup winner from the spring Fiorente continues to dominate betting for the Australian Cup 2014 at Flemington Racecourse ahead of this weekend’s staying major. The imported Monsun six-year-old entered the history books on the first Tuesday of November in their final run last prep saluting for the punters in the $6.2…

Oliver Offered Best Chance of Australian Cup Glory on Fiorente

Oliver Offered Best Chance of Australian Cup Glory on Fiorente

Having partnered star stayer Fiorente to two wins from as many starts including the 2013 Melbourne Cup (3200m) and Group 2 Peter Young Stakes (1800m) first-up in February, champion jockey Damien Oliver is confident of success in this weekend’s Australian Cup (2000m); a race that had so far eluded his otherwise glittering career. Having contested…

Fiorente and Shamus Award to Face Off in 2014 Australian Cup

Fiorente and Shamus Award to Face Off in 2014 Australian Cup

Just nine runners have been confirmed to line up for the 2014 Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington Racecourse, set to be highlighted by a showdown betting Cox Plate/Australian Guineas Champion Shamus Award and Melbourne Cup Champion Fiorente. Having produced a memorable run for victory in the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) on October…

Thunder Fantasy No Certainty for Australian Cup

Thunder Fantasy No Certainty for Australian Cup

Having finished a strong third in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington just last weekend, trainer Anthony Cummings has revealed he is yet to make a decision on whether or not in-form colt Thunder Fantasy will appear in this weekend’s Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m). With the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) or…