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Canny Ballad Scores Upset 2016 Darwin Cup Win

Canny Ballad Scores Upset 2016 Darwin Cup Win

On Monday the Northern Territory’s premier race was run and won in an upset with eleventh hour addition Canny Ballad taking out the Darwin Cup 2016. The early scratching of Alice Springs Cup winner Montalto from the $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m) early in the week paved the way for the Michael Hickmott-trained Canny…

2016 Darwin Cup Tips & Odds Update

2016 Darwin Cup Tips & Odds Update

This afternoon the Darwin Cup 2016 takes centre stage up in the Top End, betting tips and the latest odds on the Northern Territory’s showcase detailed below. Due to run as Race 9 as the last on the program at 5:25pm (local), this year’s $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m) will run with 11 starters….

2016 Darwin Cup Field & Betting Led by Lightinthenite

2016 Darwin Cup Field & Betting Led by Lightinthenite

Gary Clarke’s defending champion Lightinthenite leads the Darwin Cup 2016 field and early betting markets for the Northern Territory’s showcase race on Monday. Kicking off the August racing action is the $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m), the handicap feature due to run as Race 9 at 5:25pm (local). Hawks Bay (2011-12) recently went back-to-back…

Finke Not Confirmed for Darwin Cup 2016 Field

Finke Not Confirmed for Darwin Cup 2016 Field

Local trainer Gary Clarke will wait until the weekend before confirming plans to run his star three-year-old Finke in Monday week’s 2016 Darwin Cup field. Turning four-years-old on Darwin Cup Day, August 1, Turffontein gelding Finke chases a rare treble and is looking down the barrel of $100,000 Ladbrokes Darwin Triple Crown bonus if he…

Lightinthenite Tops Early 2016 Darwin Cup Odds

Lightinthenite Tops Early 2016 Darwin Cup Odds

Gary Clarke’s reigning champion Lightinthenite is the early favourite to successfully defend his title in Monday week’s Darwin Cup 2016 despite the stayer having had just one start over the past 12 months. Turning nine on August 1 for the Horse’s Birthday and the running of the $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m), Galileo gelding…

2016 Darwin Cup Nominations Released

2016 Darwin Cup Nominations Released

On the first Monday of August the 61st edition of the Top End’s premier showdown will light up Fannie Bay Racecourse – Darwin Cup 2016 nominations now out. Set to run on August 1, the Horse’s Birthday, this year’s $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m), run on the sand, has attracted 19 nominations. The headline…

2015 Darwin Cup Barriers & Odds

2015 Darwin Cup Barriers & Odds

The official Darwin Cup 2015 barrier draw ahead of Monday’s Top End feature is now out with race favourite Lightinthenite drawing just worse than mid-field with gate nine. Running as the last race on a bumper nine-event program at Fannie Bay Racecourse on Monday, this year’s $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m) features a full…

Gris Caro Tops 2015 Darwin Cup Field & Weights

Gris Caro Tops 2015 Darwin Cup Field & Weights

Chris Nash’s locally-trained British import Gris Caro will be asked to carry a hefty 61.5kg in Monday’s Darwin Cup 2015 sitting as the highest-rated and weighted runner in the handicap clash. The headline race of the annual Darwin Cup Carnival up the Top End, this year’s $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m) is set to…

Lightinthenite Leads 2015 Darwin Cup Nominations & Odds

Lightinthenite Leads 2015 Darwin Cup Nominations & Odds

Gary Clarke’s in-form local veteran Lightinthenite is clear early favourite among the Darwin Cup 2015 nominations for Monday’s feature race at Fannie Bay. Early markets at on this year’s $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m), which attracted 24 nominations, are clearly led by Galileo seven-year-old Lightinthenite who turns eight on Saturday. A winner of seven…