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Bande Shockingly Scratched From 2014 Caulfield Cup

Bande Shockingly Scratched From 2014 Caulfield Cup

The 2014 Caulfield Cup field is shaping up to be a very different one than punters expected following the shock scratching of Japanese superstar stayer Bande.

Unchain My Heat (pictured) will get a 2014 Caulfield Cup start following the shocking scratching of Bande. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The five-year-old failed a veterinary examination carried out by Racing ...

Japan’s Bande Put to Test on Caulfield Guineas Day

Japan’s Bande Put to Test on Caulfield Guineas Day

One of seven international gallopers still in 2014 Caulfield Cup contention, Japanese raider Bande is set to have an early look at Caulfield Racecourse this weekend ahead of his Australian debut there Saturday week in the world’s richest mile and a half handicap.

Lucia Valentina is the 2014 Caulfield Cup favouirte for Saturday week in Melbourne. Photo: Race Horse Photos ...

2014 Melbourne Cup Bound Japanese Raiders Arrive

2014 Melbourne Cup Bound Japanese Raiders Arrive

On Saturday the first fleet of international competitors touched down in Victoria ahead of their Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival raids including the Melbourne Cup 2014 bound Japanese duo of Admire Rakti and Bande.

Not since 2010 when Americain (pictured) won the Melbourne Cup have the Japanese been represented in the race. Photo: Taron Clarke.

The dynamite pair eyes a ...

Second Melbourne Cup Quinella for Japan in 2014?

Second Melbourne Cup Quinella for Japan in 2014?

Back in 2006 in the wake of champion mare Makybe Diva’s historic third straight Melbourne Cup victory another world first occurred with two Japanese-trained stablemates taking out the Melbourne Cup quinella– an event that is a realistic probability again in 2014.

Zac Purton (pictured here aboard Sacred Falls) will ride Japanese raider Admire Rakti in the 2014 Melbourne ...

Bande Tuned for Melbourne Cup 2014 Bid

Bande Tuned for Melbourne Cup 2014 Bid

One of the 44 international Caulfield Cup entries this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, connections of in-form Japanese raider Bande have this week confirmed intentions to target the 2041 Melbourne Cup.

The lightly-raced Authorized stallion has had just 12 starts to date, five-year-old Bande having secured an authoritative five length effort on Sunday in the Listed Sapporo Nikkei Open...