Horse Racing News

More Joyous Could Taste Black Caviar in 2011 Manikato Stakes

More Joyous Could Taste Black Caviar in 2011 Manikato Stakes

Popular Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse is preparing for a supercharged spring carnival with her recently crowned NSW Horse of the Year More Joyous, including a possible clash with Peter Moody’s unbeaten champion Black Caviar in the Manikato Stakes 2011.

More Joyous could face Australia's best mare Black Caviar in the 2011 Manikato Stakes

Five-time Group 1 winning More ...

No Golden Rose 2011 for Tinkler’s Princess

No Golden Rose 2011 for Tinkler’s Princess

Saturday’s Silver Shadow Stakes winner Pane In The Glass may have made a promising return to racing for the season, but trainer John Thompson has ruled the Nathan Tinkler-owned filly out of contention for the opening Group 1 race of the spring – the 2011 Golden Rose.

The $1 million Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) kicks off elite ...

Amah Rocks Valley on way to 2011 Caulfield Guineas

Amah Rocks Valley on way to 2011 Caulfield Guineas

Caulfield Guineas 2011 hope Amah Rock maintained their unbeaten record on the weekend, Peter Morgan’s lightly-raced three-year-old taking out the first black-type in the McKenzie Stakes at Moonee Valley much to the pleasure of jockey Danny Nikolic.

After winning their race debut at the start of the month at Echuca, Fastnet Rock gelding Amah Rock ($6.50) enjoyed their ...

Melbourne Cup 2011 Challenge Starts for Scarlett Lady

Melbourne Cup 2011 Challenge Starts for Scarlett Lady

Second-favourite to win the 2011 Melbourne Cup this spring, Graeme Rogerson’s well-performing Kiwi mare Scarlett Lady is set to resume racing for the season at home this Saturday, the Queensland Oaks winner taking on a tough field of rivals in the Group 1 Makfi Challenge Stakes (1400m) at Hawke’s Bay.

Jimmy Choux (pictured) is one of the rivals ...

Melbourne Cup Winner Americain Feels Pain of French Defeat

Melbourne Cup Winner Americain Feels Pain of French Defeat

Punters are starting to shy away from the odds on defending Melbourne Cup champion Americain in the early markets for this year’s famous Flemington feature on the first of November after the Alain De Royer Dupre-trained galloper suffered a nasty loss in France overnight.

Americain suffered a career-worst defeat in France on Sunday

After returning to form with a ...

Love This City’s Cox Plate 2011 Odds

Love This City’s Cox Plate 2011 Odds

On the weekend Randwick Guineas winner Ilovethiscity kicked off their spring carnival campaign with an eye-catching second in the Warwick Stakes in Sydney, trainer Grahame Begg confident they are overpriced in the futures 2011 Cox Plate markets after their strong return to the turf.

Ilovethiscity is a double figure Cox Plate 2011 hopeful

As a three-year-old last spring, Ilovethiscity finished ...

Pinwheel Won’t Spin in Epsom Handicap 2011

Pinwheel Won’t Spin in Epsom Handicap 2011

Ace Sydney trainer Peter Snowden was over the moon with the Warwick Stakes win by Pinwheel on the weekend, but was realistic when saying he believed the 2011 Epsom Handicap would be out of the galloper’s reach this spring carnival.

Kerrin McEvoy was impressed with Pinwheel's efforts to win the Warwick Stakes 2011

Six-year-old Pinwheel ($2.70F) enjoyed their second Group ...

Moody Mare to Exceed And Excel in Manikato Stakes 2011

Moody Mare to Exceed And Excel in Manikato Stakes 2011

Victoria’s premier horseman Peter Moody may have a two-pronged attack in the 2011 Manikato Stakes this Melbourne Spring Carnival after he declared his Exceed And Excel mare Kulgrinda a chance to join their superstar stablemate Black Caviar in the feature following their impressive win at Moonee Valley on the weekend.

Black Caviar (pictured) and Kulgrinda are both chances for the ...

Manawanui Comes Up in Golden Rose 2011 Betting

Manawanui Comes Up in Golden Rose 2011 Betting

Saturday’s Up and Coming Stakes winner Manawanui has been added to the 2011 Golden Rose futures odds, the Ron Leemon-trained galloper now third favourite to win the opening Group One race of the Sydney Spring Carnival after their overwhelming return to racing on the weekend.

Manawanui is now third favourite in the 2011 Golden Rose odds

Oratorio three-year-old Manawanui ...

Americain Repeats Recipe For Success In Prix Kergolay

Americain Repeats Recipe For Success In Prix Kergolay

Americain will have one last start in the French Prix Kergolay before travelling to Australia for the 2011 Melbourne Cup.

Last year’s Melbourne Cup winner Americain will attempt to win back-to-back Prix Kergolays in France this Sunday August 21, 2011, before travelling to Australia to defend his Cup title.

The seven-year-old entire won his last start in the Listed ...