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Shamal Wind In Good Order Ahead of King’s Stand Stakes

Shamal Wind In Good Order Ahead of King’s Stand Stakes

Trainer Robert Smerdon remains confident Shamal Wind can lay a great account for herself in next week’s Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes (1000m) at Royal Ascot despite having been somewhat disheartened by a conversation with notable Irish trainer Dermot Weld.

Shamal Wind will contest the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot next week. Photo: Sarah Ebbett

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2014 Melbourne Cup Form Guide & Preview

2014 Melbourne Cup Form Guide & Preview

On Tuesday Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse will be home to the last of the ‘Big Three’ spring features with the Melbourne Cup 2014 capturing the attention of race fans around the nation and further afield, a full form guide analysis and betting preview for the world’s richest handicap found below.

Admire Rakti is the 2014 Melbourne Cup favourite for Tuesday. Photo: ...

Pal Mimosa Weld’s 2014 Melbourne Cup Chance

Pal Mimosa Weld’s 2014 Melbourne Cup Chance

Ace Irish horseman Dermot Weld could be lured back down under for a third shot at the ‘race that stops a nation’ with Melbourne Cup 2014 plans brewing for the weekend’s Lonsdale Cup winner Pale Mimosa.

Weld was the first trainer to prepare an international Melbourne Cup winner back in 1993 when Vintage Crop made history.

He was back ...

Admire Rakti to Offer further International Presence to Melbourne Cup

Admire Rakti to Offer further International Presence to Melbourne Cup

Continuing to grow as a major target for talented international stayers since being taken out by the late, great Vintage Crop in 1993, the Melbourne Cup is once again set to feature contestants from all corners of the globe in 2014 with Japanese sensation Admire Rakti the latest runner confirmed for a trip to Australia this spring.

Leading Aussie hoop ...

International Melbourne Cup Horses Considered Leading Chances

International Melbourne Cup Horses Considered Leading Chances

The Melbourne Cup has been dominated by international horses in the last few years and if tomorrows race result reflects the 2012 Melbourne Cup betting market this will continue in 2012.

The first four lines of betting in the 2012 Melbourne Cup betting market at bookmaker.com.au are filled with internationally-trained horses with Maluckyday the most fancied Australian runner at $14....

Will Fiorente Win Gai Waterhouse Her Maiden Melbourne Cup?

Will Fiorente Win Gai Waterhouse Her Maiden Melbourne Cup?

Lightly-raced Fiorente will be attempting to turn around Gai Waterhouse’s disappointing Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival when he runs in the Group 1 Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse tomorrow.

The five -year-old has only recently joined the Waterhouse stable and will be having his first run in Australia in the Melbourne Cup.

The son of Monsun has been in good ...

Champion Hurdler Heading For Melbourne Cup 2011

Champion Hurdler Heading For Melbourne Cup 2011

History suggests it can’t be done but connections of Australia’s best hurdler have indicated they will target the 2011 Melbourne Cup with champion jumper Black and Bent.

Black and Bent will now target the 2011 Melbourne Cup

Just one horse in the history of Australian racing has managed to win both the Grand National Hurdle and the Melbourne Cup. ...

UK Stayers Look to Make Good for 2011 Melbourne Cup

UK Stayers Look to Make Good for 2011 Melbourne Cup

A contingent of promising European stayers will take to Great Britain’s premier racecourse this Thursday night (AEST) for the Goodwood Cup, a crucial race for horses looking to earn a spot in the Melbourne Cup 2011.

The Group 2 Goodwood Cup (3219m) has historically been an excellent guide for UK gallopers vying for a Melbourne Cup Carnival campaign ...

Weld’s 2011 Melbourne Cup Purpose

Weld’s 2011 Melbourne Cup Purpose

One of Europe’s leading trainers, Dermot Weld is considering another trip down under this spring carnival with his promising mare Sense Of Purpose a definite 2011 Melbourne Cup entry.

Curragh-based Weld has previously trained two Melbourne Cup winners with Vintage Crop (1993) and Media Puzzle (2002).

Four-year-old Sense Of Purpose earned an entry into this year’s edition of the world’s ...