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Why Isn’t Winx In The 2017 Caulfield Cup?

Why Isn’t Winx In The 2017 Caulfield Cup?

Winx is not in the 2017 Caulfield Cup field because she will run in the Ladbrokes Cox Plate at The Valley next weekend. Winning a third Ladbrokes Cox Plate has always been the main target for Winx during the 2017 Spring Racing Carnival and connections never put any thought into running her in either the…

Winx Horse Facts: Before The Turnbull Stakes 2017

Winx Horse Facts: Before The Turnbull Stakes 2017

Official 2017 Turnbull Stakes Results: Winx Wins by 6.5 Lengths!  When Winx wins the Turnbull Stakes today at Flemington, her first start at Headquarters, even more people outside of the racing aficionados will know this mighty mare’s name. Like Phar Lap, Makybe Diva and Black Caviar, Winx has stolen the spotlight in her sport –…

Egg Tart Primed for Theo Marks Stakes

Egg Tart Primed for Theo Marks Stakes

Leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller is poised to claim another win in the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes (1300m) at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon. That is the tale of the tape in 2017 Theo Marks Stakes betting markets at , where multiple Group 1 winner Egg Tart remains a clear $2.90 favourite to win the…

Smerdon Open to Toorak Handicap Target for Oak Door

Smerdon Open to Toorak Handicap Target for Oak Door

Victorian horseman Robert Smerdon is plotting a path to next month’s 2017 Toorak Handicap with his smart entire Oak Door, but that probably won’t include a Moonee Valley run this weekend.   Commands four-year-old Oak Door holds an acceptance for Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes Day on Saturday, but could bypass the meeting to avoid a clash with star Japanese import Brave Smash.   Now prepared by the…

Foxplay Out of 2017 Theo Marks Stakes: Betting Update 

Foxplay Out of 2017 Theo Marks Stakes: Betting Update 

Chris Waller has opted to scratch his progressive grey mare Foxplay from the Theo Marks Stakes 2017 this Saturday in Sydney, further shortening the odds on her stablemate Egg Tart for the Rosehill win.   A key feature on the race card, this year’s Group 2 $200,000 Theo Marks Stakes (1300m) field is now down to just seven runners with Foxplay being saved for a run Saturday…

Dunn Ready to Rock in Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 Qualifier 

Dunn Ready to Rock in Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 Qualifier 

Jockey Dwayne Dunn has a strong book of rides at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Saturday including partnering the favourite He’s Our Rokkii in the 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate qualifier – the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes.   Winner of last year’s Toorak Handicap over the Caulfield mile, the Lindsay Park-trained He’s Our Rokkii chases his first victory since lining-up in the Group 2 $250,000 Dato’ Tan…

Avdulla Climbs on Chautauqua for The Everest 2017 

Avdulla Climbs on Chautauqua for The Everest 2017 

Jockey Brenton Avdulla has picked-up the plum ride aboard the Team Hawkes-trained favourite Chautauqua in next month’s 2017 The Everest.  The $10 million weight-for-age Restricted The Everest race runs for the first time on October 14 at Royal Randwick Racecourse and the 1200m sprint is now the world’s richest turf race.   Futures The Everest betting at have the Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes-trained Chautauqua as the $4.80 favourite.   The now…

Pariah On Fire for Run To The Rose 2017

Pariah On Fire for Run To The Rose 2017

Co-trainer Paul Snowden has confirmed the stable’s gun colt Pariah has come through his first-up win in terrific order and was all set for his Rosehill run this weekend in the 2017 The Run To The Rose.   The Group 2 $200,000 The Run To The Rose (1200m) is the key traditional lead-up to the Group 1 $1 million Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) back at the track a fortnight later and…

Russian Revolution Ready for McEwen Stakes 2017 

Russian Revolution Ready for McEwen Stakes 2017 

Peter & Paul Snowden’s Group 1 winning sprinter Russian Revolution has put in the ideal piece of work for hoop Kerrin McEvoy ahead of a return to racing in the 2017 McEwen Stakes in Melbourne this weekend.   The four-year-old Snitzel stallion looked fit and ready to fire with a Moonee Valley gallop on Tuesday morning that has further brought him on for his run at…

Hartnell On Track for Makybe Diva Stakes 2017 

Hartnell On Track for Makybe Diva Stakes 2017 

Godolphin’s Caulfield Cup nominated star Hartnell looks on track for his shot at Saturday week’s 2017 Makybe Diva Stakes following an excellent piece of work at The Valley on Tuesday morning.   The James Cummings-trained son of Authorized impressed connections including Godolphin’s Melbourne foreman David Charles with his solo gallop that brought him on fitness wise for the $750,000 Group 1 Makybe Diva…