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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. Peter & Paul Snowden advised Racing Victoria (RV) stewards on Melbourne Cup Day that three-year-old Written Tycoon colt Capitalist would…

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. Due to run down the famous Flemington straight on Saturday November 5 on the fourth and final day of the Melbourne Cup…

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. Running on Saturday November 5, this season’s $1 million Group 1 VRC Darley Classic (1200m) attracted 50 weight-for-age sprinters at nomination stage on Tuesday,…

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. Mick Price’s $4 million champion hasn’t been seen since a third to Alpha Miss in last October’s Group 2 Schillaci Stakes (1100m). The son of Redoute’s Choice was later found to be suffering from…

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. Elvstroem gelding Hucklebuck is a multiple Group winner but is best known for his narrow victory over…

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. Dale is mapping out the spring assault of his Not A Single Doubt gelding Fell Swoop, the rising five-year-old set to target the lucrative $1 million Group…

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. A rising nine-year-old son of Mossman, Buffering has proved over his illustrious 53-start career to date to be one of the country’s most consistent Group 1…

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. Trainer John O’Shea confirmed the Commands colt would not press on to the Group 1 Darley July Cup (1207m) at Newmarket next…

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. The six-year-old Redoute’s Choice gelding hasn’t raced since his third to Alpha Miss in the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes (1100m)…

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. The Hawkes Racing-trained Encosta De Lago five-year-old left his run late in this year’s Group 1 Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m), but won…