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2017 Hong Kong Cup Field & Betting: Werther Favourite

2017 Hong Kong Cup Field & Betting: Werther Favourite

Former Kiwi galloper Werther is the dominant favourite in Hong Kong Cup 2017 betting for the HK$25 million feature at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday. One of the four official Hong Kong International Race Day features, this season’s Group 1 HK$25 million Longines Hong Kong Cup (2000m) field and betting is led by Tavistock six-year-old….

Highland Reel Heads 2017 Hong Kong Vase Field & Odds

Highland Reel Heads 2017 Hong Kong Vase Field & Odds

Last year’s runner-up and the 2015 champion Highland Reel is tipped to return to winning form and take out Sunday’s Hong Kong Vase 2017 in the Irish galloper’s likely career swansong. The Group 1 HK$18 million The Longines Hong Kong Vase (2400m) is one of four majors running at Sha Tin Racecourse as part of…

2017 Hong Kong Mile Field & Betting: Seasons Bloom Favourite

2017 Hong Kong Mile Field & Betting: Seasons Bloom Favourite

Last start Jockey Club Mile winner Seasons Bloom is tipped to continue his winning form with the Australian-bred five-year-old heading Hong Kong Mile 2017 betting for the big one at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday. Danny C.S. Shum saddles-up the favourite in this year’s The Longines Mile Hong Kong Mile (1600m) field with Seasons Bloom…

Mr Stunning Heads 2017 Hong Kong Sprint Field & Odds

Mr Stunning Heads 2017 Hong Kong Sprint Field & Odds

Sydney expat John Size saddles-up the gun favourite in Hong Kong Sprint 2017 betting this Sunday with Mr Stunning tipped to salute in the Group 1 classic held as part of Sha Tin’s Hong Kong International Raceday. The lucrative The Longines Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) field features 14 smart short-distance specialists including the Australian-bred Exceed…

2017 Japan Cup Field & Odds: Boom Time in Barrier 10

2017 Japan Cup Field & Odds: Boom Time in Barrier 10

Caulfield Cup winner Boom Time will jump from barrier 10 of 17 in Sunday afternoon’s Grade 1 Japan Cup (2400m) sitting as a $26 shot at the title. Lindsay Park head trainer and Boom Time’s sole owner, Hall of Famer David Hayes is to date the only horseman to have taken over an Australian stayer…

Winx Next Race – Not 2017 Emirates Stakes

Winx Next Race – Not 2017 Emirates Stakes

Chris Waller left everyone eagerly waiting for the news on Winx next race after the champion mare’s record-equalling third Ladbrokes Cox Plate win and he has now confirmed it will not be in the 2017 Emirates Stakes. Contested on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Saturday November 11 at Flemington Racecourse, the recently…

Winx Next Race Options Open, 2018 Cox Plate?

Winx Next Race Options Open, 2018 Cox Plate?

The next-up options for glamour mare Winx who made history with her third Ladbrokes Cox Plate victory on the weekend remain open, including a possible fourth run in the Australasian weight-for-age championship in 2018. Over the weekend the Chris Waller-trained Winx emulated the great Kingston Town (1980-81), becoming just the second horse in history to…

Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 Final Winx Run in Melbourne

Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 Final Winx Run in Melbourne

Trainer Chris Waller believes he owes it to the world to show off superlative mare Winx overseas in 2018 with England calling for champion, meaning this year’s Ladbrokes Cox Plate could see Melbourne race fans bid farewell to the Hall of Famer. Winx made history last Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival when successfully defending her Group…

The Everest 2017 Still Definite Possibility for Caravaggio

The Everest 2017 Still Definite Possibility for Caravaggio

Sydney’s 2017 The Everest is still a definite possibility down under this spring for the Aidan O’Brien-trained European sprinter Caravaggio despite a loss at Newmarket over the weekend. Suffering his first career defeat, the Irish-trained son of Scat Daddy jumped the punters’ pick in the Group 1 Darley July Cup Stakes (1207m), but could only…

Appleby’s Frontiersman on 2017 Melbourne Cup Hunt

Appleby’s Frontiersman on 2017 Melbourne Cup Hunt

The Charlie Appleby-trained Godolphin galloper Frontiersman is on the hunt for a Melbourne Cup 2017 bid down under this spring racing next-up at Newmarket in the UK this week. The iconic $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) run at Flemington on Tuesday November 7 could be on the cards for the Dubawi stallion…