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No 2016 Darley Classic for Capitalist

No 2016 Darley Classic for Capitalist

After failing to make a full recovery from the stone bruise that kept him out of last weekend’s Coolmore Stud Stakes, Capitalist will now also miss the Darley Classic 2016 at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday.

Capitalist has been ruled out of Saturday’s 2016 Darley Classic field at Flemington. Photo: Steve Hart.

Peter & Paul Snowden advised Racing Victoria (RV) stewards ...

2016 Darley Classic First Acceptances Feature Extreme Choice

2016 Darley Classic First Acceptances Feature Extreme Choice

Mick Price’s Moir Stakes winning three-year-old Extreme Choice is one of 25 sprinters making up the Darley Classic 2016 first acceptances for the Flemington feature on Emirates Stakes Day this Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Moir Stakes winner Extreme Choice is one of five three-year-olds among the 2016 Darley Classic first acceptances for the Flemington feature on November 5. Photo: ...

Buffering Heads 2016 Darley Classic Nominations

Buffering Heads 2016 Darley Classic Nominations

Robert Heathcote’s 2013 winner Buffering is one of the headline Darley Classic 2016 nominations taken for the Emirates Stakes Day classic held on the last day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Internationally performed Brisbane champion sprinter Buffering chases more elite level success in the 2016 Darley Classic at Flemington on November 5. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Running on Saturday ...

Darley Classic 2016 Second-Up for Lankan Rupee

Darley Classic 2016 Second-Up for Lankan Rupee

Five-time Group 1 winner Lankan Rupee will likely target the 2016 Darley Classic second-up this spring off a lengthy injury-enforced break.

The world’s one-time highest-rated sprinter Lankan Rupee is set to run in the 2016 Darley Classic second-up this November at Flemington. Photo: Sarah Ebbett.

Mick Price’s $4 million champion hasn’t been seen since a third to Alpha Miss ...

Hucklebuck Back for Darley Classic 2016

Hucklebuck Back for Darley Classic 2016

Adelaide’s Phillip Stokes describes the previous Group 1 win over a mile by stable star Hucklebuck as “lucky” and will keep the galloper to a short two-race sprint campaign in the spring starting with the 2016 Darley Classic.

Former Emirates Stakes champ Hucklebuck will race first-up at Flemington in the 2016 Darley Classic this Melbourne Cup Carnival. Photo: Jenny ...

Fell Swoop Aimed at Darley Classic 2016

Fell Swoop Aimed at Darley Classic 2016

A light Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival for Canberra sprinter Fell Swoop is likely to culminate with a 2016 Darley Classic run at Flemington according to trainer Matthew Dale.

Group 1 placegetter Fell Swoop is being aimed at the 2016 Darley Classic this Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Dale is mapping out the spring assault of his ...

Buffering Back for Fifth Moir Stakes Bid

Buffering Back for Fifth Moir Stakes Bid

All early signs are positive for Robert Heathcote’s veteran Brisbane sprint star Buffering to return for a fifth Moir Stakes run at Moonee Valley this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Buffering is on track for a fifth run in the 2016 Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley in late September. Photo: Steve Hart.

A rising nine-year-old son of Mossman, Buffering ...

2016 Manikato Stakes in Mind for Holler

2016 Manikato Stakes in Mind for Holler

After a failed Diamond Jubilee bid at Royal Ascot, the Godolphin-raced Holler will bypass a shot at the July Cup and instead return home from England with the Manikato Stakes 2016 in mind.

Holler returns from England for a Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival bid targeting the 2016 Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley. Photo: Steve Hart.

Trainer John O’Shea confirmed ...

2016 Darley Classic Target for Lankan Rupee

2016 Darley Classic Target for Lankan Rupee

Caulfield trainer Mick Price is hoping to have former star sprinter Lankan Rupee 100% and back to full fitness after an injury-enforced layoff in time for a shot at Flemington’s Darley Classic 2016 this spring.

Former Australian Horse of the Year Lankan Rupee could be back in time to contest the 2016 Darley Classic this November at Flemington Racecourse. Photo: ...

No Royal Ascot For Chairman’s Sprint Winner Chautauqua

No Royal Ascot For Chairman’s Sprint Winner Chautauqua

Connections of super sprinter Chautauqua have ruled out a Royal Ascot bid in England this season despite the champion grey’s win in Hong Kong’s 2016 Chairman’s Sprint Prize at Sha Tin on Sunday.

Hong Kong Chairman’s Sprint Prize winner Chautauqua heads back down under for the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Photo: Steve Hart.

The Hawkes Racing-trained Encosta De Lago ...