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Likely Melbourne Cup 2017 Field: Abbey Marie Out

Likely Melbourne Cup 2017 Field: Abbey Marie Out

  Abbey Marie is the latest confirmed non-acceptor for the 2017 Melbourne Cup field bringing the William Mullins-trained Thomas Hobson one step closer to a start in the two mile classic next Tuesday. The updated order of entry for the Group 1 $6.25 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) has Irish raider Thomas Hobson in the…

Predicted 2017 Melbourne Cup Field: Moreira in Danger

Predicted 2017 Melbourne Cup Field: Moreira in Danger

Update: Qewy has been ruled out of the 2017 Melbourne Cup Field.  Brazilian hoop Joao Moreira is in danger of missing out on a ride in the Melbourne Cup 2017 field with his mount Thomas Hobson right on the cusp of a start in the ‘Race That Stops A Nation’. Punters are eagerly tracking the…

2017 Doncaster Mile Results: It’s Somewhat In An Upset

2017 Doncaster Mile Results: It’s Somewhat In An Upset

Trainer John O’Shea enjoyed his third Doncaster Mile win in 2017 and his first for the Godolphin stable thanks to a brilliant all-the-way success by roughie hope It’s Somewhat at Royal Randwick. O’Shea previously won the mile classic with Private Steer (2004) and Racing To Win (2006), breaking an over ten year drought this Sydney…

2016 Hong Kong Mile Betting Battle

2016 Hong Kong Mile Betting Battle

The bookmakers are having a hard time separating the chances of the best gallopers in Sunday’s Hong Kong Mile 2016 field with three currently installed as equal favourites in betting for the Sha Tin feature. Four classic Hong Kong International Races take place on December 11 including the HK$23 million (AUD$4m) Longines Hong Kong Mile…

Maurice Leads 2016 Hong Kong Cup Field & Betting

Maurice Leads 2016 Hong Kong Cup Field & Betting

Japanese superstar Maurice is clear favourite at bookmakers around the world to take out the Hong Kong Cup 2016 at Sha Tin Racecourse this Sunday on the Hong Kong International Race Day. The HK$25 million (AUD$4.3m) Longines Hong Kong Cup (2000m) is the richest of four feature races on the December 11 card and features…

2016 Hong Kong Sprint Field Features Two Australians

2016 Hong Kong Sprint Field Features Two Australians

The famous Hong Kong International Races are set to take place on December 11 at Sha Tin Racecourse including the Hong Kong Sprint 2016 where Australia will be dually represented on Sunday. Last start Group 1 winners Rebel Dane and Takedown are the Australian-trained horses in the 14 horse HK$18.5 million (AUD$3.2 million) Longines Hong…

I Am A Star is the 2016 Myer Classic Winner

I Am A Star is the 2016 Myer Classic Winner

I Am A Star has become the first three-year-old filly to win the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m), after producing a gutsy start-to-finish performance at Flemington Racecourse this afternoon. I Am A Star has been a strong and consistent performer amongst her own age group this season, but the Myer Classic was the first occasion…

Capacity 2016 Victoria Derby Field Released

Capacity 2016 Victoria Derby Field Released

A full field of three-year-old stayers will face off at Flemington Racecourse in the Victoria Derby 2016 this Saturday with final acceptances taken on Wednesday. Due to run as Flemington Race 7 at 3:50pm (AEDT), this year’s $1.5 million Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m) has attracted a capacity 16 starters plus four emergencies awaiting…

2016 Caulfield Cup Betting Tips & Odds Update

2016 Caulfield Cup Betting Tips & Odds Update

The action of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival steps up this weekend with the running of the Caulfield Cup 2016, betting tips and the latest odds on the mile and a half classic found below. Heading a bumper 10-race program as Caulfield Race 8 at 4:30pm (AEDT), this year’s $3 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield…

Does German Raider Articus Have 2016 Caulfield Cup Winning Claims?

Does German Raider Articus Have 2016 Caulfield Cup Winning Claims?

German horseman Andreas Wohler has won a Melbourne Cup and on Saturday is out to add the Caulfield Cup 2016 trophy to the cabinet with his visiting raider Articus making his down under debut. Wohler took out the ‘race that stops a nation’ two years ago with Protectionist (2014) and on the weekend saddles-up one…