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Aidan Thinks Cox Plate 2011 for Cape Blanco

Aidan Thinks Cox Plate 2011 for Cape Blanco

Stablemate of the legendary So You Think, the fellow Aidan O’Brien-trained Cape Blanco has stormed into 2011 Cox Plate contention with a resounding win in the Grade 1 Arlington Million in Chicago on the weekend.

So You Think and stablemate Cape Blanco are both nominated for the 2011 Cox Plate

Galileo four-year-old Cape Blanco was nominated for the ...

Rupert Clarke Stakes 2011 Shelved for Unbeaten Sprinter

Rupert Clarke Stakes 2011 Shelved for Unbeaten Sprinter

Plans for Bel Sprinter to target the Rupert Clarke Stakes 2011 have been shelved despite win at Caulfield

Jason Warren’s talented four-year-old Bel Sprinter may have maintained their flawless record with a fourth consecutive career win at Caulfield on the weekend, but plans to head towards the 2011 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes this Melbourne Spring Carnival have been all ...

Foxy Golden Rose 2011 Trial by Rosehill Winner

Foxy Golden Rose 2011 Trial by Rosehill Winner

Foxwedge is the 2011 San Domenico Stakes winner

John O’Shea’s talented colt Foxwedge displayed their 2011 Golden Rose credentials at Rosehill last Saturday with an impressive first-up victory in the $125,000 Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1100m).

Heavily backed for their resuming run, Fastnet Rock three-year-old Foxwedge jumped as the odds-on $1.95 favourite in the feature Rosehill race on ...

Grand National Hurdle Winner Bent on Melbourne Cup 2011

Grand National Hurdle Winner Bent on Melbourne Cup 2011

History and the odds on Australia’s champion hurdler Black And Bent to win the 2011 Melbourne Cup this November may be against them, but trainer Robert Smerdon believes the Flemington feature is more than just a pipe dream after the horse’s authoritative victory in the $200,000 Grand National Hurdle (3900m) at Betfair Park, Sandown Lakeside on Sunday.

Black And Bent ...

Satin Smooth Return for Quezette Stakes 2011 Winner

Satin Smooth Return for Quezette Stakes 2011 Winner

Satin Shoes has started the spring with a win in the Quezette Stakes 2011

Clarry Conners may have missed out on his fifth Golden Slipper victory last season, but the Sydney horseman is brimming with confidence that his smart filly Satin Shoes can secure an elite level victory this spring after her first-up win in the $100,000 Quezette Stakes (1100m)...

Black Caviar Horse of the Year 2011 VIC Title Official

Black Caviar Horse of the Year 2011 VIC Title Official

She has been described as Australia’s No. 1 racehorse for many, many months now but at a prestigious awards ceremony on Sunday night, Black Caviar was officially crowned Victorian Racehorse of the Year for 2010-11.

Black Caviar on Sunday was crowned the 2010-11 Victorian Racehorse of the Year

Peter Moody’s undefeated queen of the turf has racked up a ...

No Stopping Vain Stakes Winner Sepoy in 2011

No Stopping Vain Stakes Winner Sepoy in 2011

Sepoy on his way to winning the Vain Stakes 2011 at Caulfield

Top trainer Peter Snowden let out a sigh of relief at Caulfield on Saturday when his superstar colt Sepoy silenced the critics that said the dual Group 1 winner couldn’t maintain their arrogant juvenile form with a haughty first-up win in the $100,000 Listed Vain Stakes (1100m).

Sepoy ...

French Affair at Flemington’s Melbourne Cup Carnival 2011

French Affair at Flemington’s Melbourne Cup Carnival 2011

Two leading French trainers are setting their sights on Flemington Racecourse and the Melbourne Spring Carnival features including Alain de Royer-Dupre with his defending Melbourne Cup winner Americain who could also target the 2011 Cox Plate this year.

Melbourne Cup winner Americain could also target the 2011 Cox Plate this spring

Dynaformer six-year-old Americain, winner of the 150th Emirates ...

Whobe Sees Lights of Cox Plate 2011 with Lawrence Stakes Win

Whobe Sees Lights of Cox Plate 2011 with Lawrence Stakes Win

Whobegotyou wins the PB Lawrence Stakes from Lights Of Heaven

Mark Kavanagh’s ultra-consistent weight-for-age warhorse Whobegotyou has firmed into 2011 Cox Plate favouritism following their gritty victory over Peter Moody’s previously undefeated mare Lights Of Heaven in the $200,000 P.B. Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Lights Of Heaven went into the PB Lawrence Stakes, formerly the ...

Hopes of Upset Dry Up as Sepoy Firms in Vain Stakes 2011 Odds

Hopes of Upset Dry Up as Sepoy Firms in Vain Stakes 2011 Odds

After top trainer Peter Snowden declared he would scratch Sepoy from the 2011 Vain Stakes at Caulfield tomorrow should the track remain slow, conditions in Melbourne continue to support a firming race surface for Saturday making odds on an upset result 100-1.

Sepoy is odds-on favourite for the Vain Stakes on Saturday but will be scratched if the track is ...