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Aloisia Kicks off Crown Oaks 2017 Campaign

Aloisia Kicks off Crown Oaks 2017 Campaign

Trainer Ciaron Maher has a third Crown Oaks win in four years in sight this spring targeting the 2017 edition of the Melbourne Cup Carnival feature with Kiwi expat Aloisia who returns to racing on the weekend. Maher enjoyed back-to-back Crown Oaks victories in 2014-15 with Set Square and Jameka respectively, the latter going on…

2015 Crown Oaks Grand Final for Sagaronne

2015 Crown Oaks Grand Final for Sagaronne

Rising three-year-old filly Sagaronne is on track for a Crown Oaks 2015 bid this spring and will race exclusively in Melbourne without a run at home in Queensland. Trained on the Gold Coast by Toby Edmonds, the smart daughter of Real Saga boasts a consistent record of two wins and a second from four runs…

Niccorama Earns 2015 Thousand Guineas Nomination

Niccorama Earns 2015 Thousand Guineas Nomination

An impressive debut win at Cranbourne on Sunday has Caulfield trainer John Salanitri talking about a Thousand Guineas 2015 nomination for his up-and-coming filly Niccorama this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The two-year-old daughter of Nicconi went around under race conditions for the first time in the $17,500 2YO Maiden Plate (1200m) run on a Heavy…

Early 2014 Crown Oaks Dream for Crafty

Early 2014 Crown Oaks Dream for Crafty

Robert Smerdon’s Qatar Bloodstock-owned filly Crafty showed early Crown Oaks 2014 potential when successfully stepping up to a mile for her winning Taj Rossi Series Final performance at Flemingtonover the weekend. The opening race on the ‘Finals Day’ program, the $120,000 Listed Taj Rossi Series Final (1600m) was won in an upset on Saturday with…

Quayside The Unknown In 2013 Crown Oaks Field

Quayside The Unknown In 2013 Crown Oaks Field

David Payne-trained Quayside is an unknown quantity heading into the 2013 Crown Oaks field and the veteran trainer admits that is looking forward to seeing just how good the filly is in the Group 1 event at Flemington this afternoon. Quayside has raced consistently in Sydney this campaign and was finally able to record the maiden…

2013 Crown Oaks Form: Walter Confident In Zanbagh

2013 Crown Oaks Form: Walter Confident In Zanbagh

Zanbagh is bringing a different 2013 Crown Oaks form line to the Group 1 event at Flemington this afternoon and trainer Guy Walter is confident that his decision not to run the filly in the Wakeful Stakes will pay dividends. Zanbagh and Quayside are the only runners in the 2013 Crown Oaks field that did not…

Crown Oaks Betting Support For Kirramosa

Crown Oaks Betting Support For Kirramosa

The 2013 Crown Oaks betting support for Kirramosa has continued to flow; with the Wakeful Stakes winner the clear market mover in betting markets for the $1 million Group 1 event at Flemington this afternoon. There has been a constant wave of support for Kirramosa since the Crown Oaks final field was released and she is…

2013 Crown Oaks Tips & Selections

2013 Crown Oaks Tips & Selections

This Thursday a classy field of three-year-old fillies will square off in the Crown Oaks 2013 for Ladies Day during the coveted Melbourne Cup Carnival, and to help you back the winning filly below are our insider tips on the classic. There are 10 fillies engaged in this year’s edition of the $1 million Group…

Crown Oaks 2013 Form & Betting Preview

Crown Oaks 2013 Form & Betting Preview

This Thursday, November 7, the third meeting of the four day Melbourne Cup Carnival brings Flemington Racecourse alive once more with the 2013 Crown Oaks to take centre stage. After the Gai Waterhouse-trained favourite Fiorente saluted for the punters in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup, all eyes will be on the top elect in this year’s $1…

Crown Oaks 2013 Next for Wakeful Stakes Winner Kirramosa

Crown Oaks 2013 Next for Wakeful Stakes Winner Kirramosa

The last traditional Crown Oaks lead-up for three-year-old fillies ran on Victoria Derby Day today with the John Sargent-trained Kirramosa winning the 2013 Wakeful Stakes on way to the Group 1 next Thursday. The $300,000 Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) produced last year’s Crown Oaks winner Dear Demi (4th) and now New Zealand-bred Alamosa filly…