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Riven Light Considered for Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017

Riven Light Considered for Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017

European owner Rich Ricci is considering a 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate campaign down under this spring with his failed jumps horse Riven Light. Ricci was at the York Ebor Festival watching his Melbourne Cup hope Thomas Hobson run a failed seventh in the Group 2 Lonsdale Cup Stakes over the two miles. While a trip…

St Michel Melbourne Cup 2017 Bound

St Michel Melbourne Cup 2017 Bound

Newmarket-based horseman Sir Mark Prescott has confirmed plans to head down under this spring targeting the 2017 Melbourne Cup with his smart stallion St Michel. A five-year-old son of Sea The Stars, St Michel raced at the York Ebor Festival overnight and put in a brilliant performance ahead of his Australian trip. Ridden by Luke Morris…

Melbourne Cup Considered for Trip To Paris

Melbourne Cup Considered for Trip To Paris

English horseman Ed Dunlop is considering a return to Victoria with last year’s Melbourne Cup fourth placegetter Trip To Paris who races next-up in the Lonsdale Cup in August The Champs Elysees gelding enjoyed a stellar campaign this time last year in the UK and down under that he’ll be out to replicate after a…

2016 Cox Plate Option For Time Test

2016 Cox Plate Option For Time Test

A credible third place finish to Hawkbill in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes in Britain has kept the Cox Plate 2016 option open for Roger Charlton’s classy colt Time Test. The European four-year-old is one of the early international invitees to the Moonee Valley Racing Club’s premier event, the $3 million Group 1 W.S. Cox Plate (2040m)…

Max Dynamite Still on Melbourne Cup 2016 Mission

Max Dynamite Still on Melbourne Cup 2016 Mission

Last year’s Melbourne Cup runner-up Max Dynamite is still set to target another run down under in the world’s richest handicap this spring despite a disappointing Ascot Gold Cup run last week. The Irish stayer is a name know to Aussie punters having travelled down under last Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. He caught the eye…

Criterion Runs Second Last in Juddmonte International

Criterion Runs Second Last in Juddmonte International

Lindsay Park’s 2015 Cox Plate-bound stallion Criterion ran second last when sixth behind upset winner Arabian Queen overnight in the Juddmonte International at York Racecourse for his final international run before returning home for the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The $6 million earner lined-up as an outside chance in the £850,000 Group 1 Juddmonte International…

Criterion $34 Shot for Juddmonte International

Criterion $34 Shot for Juddmonte International

Star Aussie galloper Criterion is currently installed as a $34 outsider for his latest run overseas this Wednesday when taking on seven rivals in the 2015 Juddmonte International at York Racecourse. Prepared by Lindsay Park co-trainers David Hayes & Tom Dabernig after originally racing under the preparation of David Payne, the Sebring stallion runs in…

Buick Boosts Juddmonte Hopes of Criterion

Buick Boosts Juddmonte Hopes of Criterion

Son of co-trainer David Hayes, Ben Hayes believes the booking of a jockey familiar with the York track in William Buick for his stable star Criterion in this month’s Juddmonte International can boost the galloper’s chances of a win in England on August 19. Star Sebring stallion Criterion is set to contest the £850,000 Group…

Extended UK Stay for 2015 Cox Plate Bound Criterion

Extended UK Stay for 2015 Cox Plate Bound Criterion

The warmer weather and proven formula adopted by the Australian spring-bound Europeans has David Hayes’ and Tom Dabernig’s Cox Plate 2015 hope Criterion thriving during an extended stay in the UK. An internationally performed son of Sebring, four-year-old Criterion debuted overseas on the back of his Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) success in Sydney…

Schofield & Criterion to Combine in 2015 Juddmonte International

Schofield & Criterion to Combine in 2015 Juddmonte International

Before returning down under for the spring including a likely shot at the Cox Plate in October, the David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained stallion Criterion will have a final English run in the Juddmonte International 2015 at York where Chad Schofield is tipped to pick up the mount. Young Schofield was aboard the classy Sebring…