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Shamal Wind Leads Caulfield Sprint 2014 Odds

Shamal Wind Leads Caulfield Sprint 2014 Odds

Robert Smerdon’s in-form mare Shamal Wind has opened narrow favourite to score her first win of the spring when she takes on a smart field of sprinters in Saturday’s 2014 Caulfield Sprint in Melbourne. A final field of 13 gallopers will face off in this year’s $200,000 Group 2 Perri Cutten Caulfield Sprint (1100m), Race…

Five Horse 2014 Moir Stakes Field Released

Five Horse 2014 Moir Stakes Field Released

Superstar sprinter Lankan Rupee, his last start conqueror Angelic Light and the returning Buffering have scared them off in the Moir Stakes 2014 this Friday night with just five final acceptors taken for the classic. The first of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival’s major sprint showdowns, this year’s $450,000 Group 1 City Jeep Moir Stakes…

McEwen Stakes Betting 2014 – Lankan Rupee Odds-On

McEwen Stakes Betting 2014 – Lankan Rupee Odds-On

Unsurprisingly Mick Price’s champion sprint star Lankan Rupee has opened odds-on favourite in the 2014 McEwen Stakes betting markets for his race return in Melbourne this weekend. Running as Moonee Valley Race 5 at 2:45pm (AEST) on Saturday this year’s $200,000 Group 2 Mitty’s McEwen Stakes (1000m) features nine hopes including Price’s triple Group 1…

Lankan Rupee Faces Eight Rivals in 2014 McEwen Stakes Field

Lankan Rupee Faces Eight Rivals in 2014 McEwen Stakes Field

The world’s current highest rated sprinter Lankan Rupee will face off against eight brave rivals on Saturday at Moonee Valley when the triple Group 1 champion resumes racing in the McEwen Stakes 2014. This year’s $200,000 Group 2 Mitty’s McEwen Stakes (1000m) runs as one of two Group features in Melbourne on the weekend and…

Unpretentious Ready for Lankan Rupee Rematch

Unpretentious Ready for Lankan Rupee Rematch

Cranbourne’s Nikki Burke is confident she’s got her Group 1 performing sprinter Unpretentious in career best condition ahead of a first-up rematch with the hugely talented Lankan Rupee in Saturday’s McEwen Stakes at Moonee Valley. Stratum gelding Unpretentious, whose career has been hampered by injury setbacks aplenty, first encountered Mick Price’s superstar when ninth behind…

Driefontein Heads 2014 The Goodwood Nominations

Driefontein Heads 2014 The Goodwood Nominations

Gai Waterhouse’s Robert Sangster Stakes winning Sydney mare Driefontein headlines The Goodwood 2014 nominations taken for Saturday week’s Morphetville feature. There are 31 early entries for this year’s $500,000 Group 1 The Tapestry Wines Goodwood (1200m) that brings the elite level action of the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival to a close on May 10. One…

Samaready Tops 2014 William Reid Stakes Odds

Samaready Tops 2014 William Reid Stakes Odds

Mick Price’s Group 1 winning mare Samaready is tipped for more elite level success this Friday night, the four-year-old opening top of the odds for the William Reid Stakes 2014 at Moonee Valley. One of 10 top sprinters facing off in this year’s $400,000 Group 1 Hacer Group William Reid Stakes (1200m), More Than Ready…

Fownes Feeling Lucky for VRC Sprint Classic 2013

Fownes Feeling Lucky for VRC Sprint Classic 2013

Hong Kong horseman Caspar Fownes is all smiles ahead of Saturday’s 2013 VRC Sprint Classic, formerly the Patinack Farm Classic, at Flemington having been impressed with a Melbourne Cup Day gallop from his star performer Lucky Nine. A five-time Group 1 champion overseas, seven-year-old Dubawi raider Lucky Nine is one of 14 star sprinters accepted…

Patinack Farm Classic 2013 First Acceptances Taken

Patinack Farm Classic 2013 First Acceptances Taken

There are 35 sprinters still heading towards a run in the 2013 Patinack Farm Classic on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival this November following the release of first acceptances for the Emirates Stakes Day feature. Scheduled to run on Saturday November 9, this year’s Patinack Farm Classic is registered as the $1…

Lucky Nine Pleases at Valley Ahead of Manikato Stakes 2013

Lucky Nine Pleases at Valley Ahead of Manikato Stakes 2013

Hong Kong superstar Lucky Nine has had their first official look at the notoriously tricky Moonee Valley circuit in Melbourne, the raider enjoying a winning jump-out at the track ahead of the 2013 Manikato Stakes Friday week. The headline hopeful for this year’s $1 million Group 1 Sportingbet Manikato Stakes (1200m), due to run under…