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Weir Wins 2014 Warrnambool Cup & Car With Akzar

Weir Wins 2014 Warrnambool Cup & Car With Akzar

Ballarat horseman Darren Weir had the numbers for the 2014 Warrnambool Cup Carnival and today he came away with the goods winning the $200,000 feature with favourite Akzar as well as the trainer’s bonus giving him a brand new Mercedes to boot. Selkirk seven-year-old Akzar jumped top of the odds for this afternoon’s Listed Warrnambool…

Latest Warrnambool Cup 2014 Odds & Betting

Latest Warrnambool Cup 2014 Odds & Betting

This afternoon a class line-up of provincial stayers will face off in the 2014 Warrnambool Cup where the clear favourite is in-form Ballarat-based galloper Akzar. A capacity field of 16 runners is set to contest this year’s $200,000 Listed Sungold Milk Warrnambool Cup (2350m), the first emergency St Jean coming in for the scratched #14…

Akzar Heads 2014 Warrnambool Cup Field

Akzar Heads 2014 Warrnambool Cup Field

Darren Weir’s veteran galloper Akzar looks the one to beat in Thursday’s Warrnambool Cup 2014, the rising eight-year-old shooting for their fourth win of the year. In flying form the Selkirk gelding is topping the early markets for this week’s $200,000 Listed Sungold Milk Warrnambool Cup (2350m) despite having come up with the outside draw….

Bashboy Still A Chance For Overseas Trip Despite Australian Steeplechase Defeat

Bashboy Still A Chance For Overseas Trip Despite Australian Steeplechase Defeat

Trainer Ciaron Maher has confirmed that Australian jumps racing superstar Bashboy is still a chance to race overseas despite his upset loss in the Australian Steeplechase (3900m) at Sandown today. Bashboy was set the mammoth task of carrying 74.5kg, compared to the 64kg carried by the rest of the field, and the heavy weight clearly took…

Bashboy To Face Five Rivals In The Australian Steeplechase

Bashboy To Face Five Rivals In The Australian Steeplechase

Undefeated Australian jumps racing champion Bashboy will face five rivals when he aims to win his first Australian Steeplechase (3900m) title at Sandown tomorrow. The ten-year-old gelding has been flawless in steeplechase races this campaign, recording comfortable wins in the Mosstrooper Steeplechase (3600m), Hackeray Quality Steeplechase (3450m) and Crisp Steeplechase (3900m) before carrying a mammoth 72.5kg…

Zabeelionaire Heads 2013 Gala Supreme Handicap Nominations

Zabeelionaire Heads 2013 Gala Supreme Handicap Nominations

Kyneton-based trainer Leon Corstens is hoping the rain stays away in Melbourne this week so his former Group 1 winner Zabeelionaire gets the chance to return to form on a dry track in the Gala Supreme Handicap 2013. One of two $100,000 features on the Flemington program for Saturday, the Gala Supreme Handicap (2000m) attracted…

Hobart Cup 2013 Field & Barriers – Geegees Blackflash Out Wide

Hobart Cup 2013 Field & Barriers – Geegees Blackflash Out Wide

John Luttrell’s reigning champ Geegees Blackflash has drawn near the extreme outside for their title defense in Sunday’s 2013 Hobart Cup which is one of the headline races of the Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival. The in-form Clangalang six-year-old has been one of the most consistent and backable stayers in Tassie racing since their breakthrough Group…

Mornington Cup Prelude 2013 Odds – Elusive King Narrow Favourite

Mornington Cup Prelude 2013 Odds – Elusive King Narrow Favourite

Peter Moody’s in-form five-year-old Elusive King has opened favourite for this Saturday’s 2013 Mornington Cup Prelude at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse after a nice run at Flemington last time out. The Elusive Quality gelding is one of 12 staying types engaged for the $120,000 Listed National Jockeys’ Trust Mornington Cup Prelude (2000m) on the weekend, Elusive…

Betting Tight for 2012 Queensland Derby

Betting Tight for 2012 Queensland Derby

If the market is anything to go by, Saturday’s Group 1 2012 Queensland Derby (2400m) is set to be a close encounter with the four top chances all falling under $7.00. In-form Peter Snowden-trained gelding Brambles currently holds favouritism at $3.40 after impressing so far in his Brisbane winter campaign. The Savabeel four-year-old won the…

Queensland Derby 2012 Betting Update – Zabeelionaire Shortens

Queensland Derby 2012 Betting Update – Zabeelionaire Shortens

Fresh off a Group 1 victory in the 2012 South Australian Derby, Leon Corstens-trained colt Zabeelionaire has shortened to $4.40 in the early 2012 Queensland Derby betting market. After opening at $7.00 at last week, the bookies have responded to his half-length win in Saturday’s $500,000 event where he produced an excellent finish to beat…