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Rocket Man out of Patinack Clash with Black Caviar

Rocket Man out of Patinack Clash with Black Caviar

Racing Victoria’s lucrative $600,000 bonus has not been enough to draw Singapore flyer Rocket Man down under for the 2011 Patinack Farm Classic, trainer Patrick Shaw ruling the galloper out of contention for what would have been the sprint showdown of the century with Black Caviar. Shaw reluctantly announced last week that plans for Viscount…

VRC Alter Crown Oaks Day 2011 Race Programme

VRC Alter Crown Oaks Day 2011 Race Programme

This week the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) announced an altered race programme for Crown Oaks Day 2011, the third meeting of the iconic Melbourne Cup Carnival set to light up Flemington Racecourse on Thursday November 3, 2011. The day’s racing will be headlined by the spring carnival’s premier race for three-year-old fillies, the 2011 Crown…

Rocket Man Still Wants Black Caviar Clash

Rocket Man Still Wants Black Caviar Clash

Earlier fears that Singapore’s star sprinter Rocket Man would bypass the chance to take on the best racehorse in the world, Black Caviar, at this year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival have been eased with connections of the talented gelding set to embark on a trip down under to investigate the quarantine issues. Winner of the Group…

Melbourne Cup Carnival Bonus to bring Black Caviar Global Rivals

Melbourne Cup Carnival Bonus to bring Black Caviar Global Rivals

The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) and Patinack Farm have introduced a revolutionary new Global Sprint Challenge bonus and increased prize money for a major Group 1 race in the hopes of attracting the world’s best sprinters to Aussie shores for the Flemington’s famous Melbourne Cup Carnival. One of the most anticipated sprint showdowns of the…

Melbourne Cup Trophy Unveiled

Melbourne Cup Trophy Unveiled

Today the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) unveiled the 2011 Emirates Melbourne Cup trophy at its’ Flemington Family Fun Day. Three-time Melbourne Cup winning jockey Glen Boss had the honours of revealing this year’s Melbourne Cup trophy at a prestigious ceremony held as part of ongoing Heritage Week activities at the home of the Melbourne Cup,…