Spring Racing News

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained Vega Magic out of next year’s autumn carnival but the stable are still confident the Group 1 winning sprinter will be back for a second shot at the 2018 The Everest in the spring. Perth expat Vega Magic injured himself in November…

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of the Chris Munce-trained Snoopy in danger this weekend. Formerly prepared by Hawkes Racing, Lope De Vega five-year-old Snoopy is one of 14 final acceptors for Saturday’s edition of the Group 3 $200,000 George Moore Stakes (1200m). Munce however has warned the…

2017 Ballarat Cup Betting Tips & Update

2017 Ballarat Cup Betting Tips & Update

Victorian racing is headlined on the weekend by the Ballarat Cup 2017, betting tips and the latest odds on the rich country clash detailed below. It is one of the strongest editions of the Listed $300,000 Ballarat Cup (2200m) on Saturday in recent memory and plenty in the 13-horse field have claims at the title….

Knowable Zones In On Ballarat Cup 2017 Win

Knowable Zones In On Ballarat Cup 2017 Win

He is a $20 outsider in race betting but the lightly-raced Knowable is thriving and “in a zone” ahead of Saturday’s 2017 Ballarat Cup according to trainer Steve Richards. A well-bred four-year-old son of Hinchinbrook, Knowable heads into the Listed $300,000 Ballarat Cup (2200m) on the back of a string of second place finishes. The…

Page Shoots for Wild Card Magic Millions Trophy Bid With Rudy

Page Shoots for Wild Card Magic Millions Trophy Bid With Rudy

Gold Coast-based trainer Helen Page is hoping her veteran galloper Rudy can secure a wild card entry into January’s 2018 Magic Millions Trophy at his home track. The now seven-year-old son of Red Dazzler is not a Magic Millions graduate, so is not automatically qualified for a shot at the Restricted $1 million Magic Millions…

2017 Ballarat Cup Odds: Mr Garcia Firming Favourite

2017 Ballarat Cup Odds: Mr Garcia Firming Favourite

European expat Mr Garcia is all the rage in Ballarat Cup 2017 betting for the weekend, the now Darren Weir-trained stayer under $3 to continue his undefeated record down under intact. Thirteen spring stayers face off in Saturday’s Listed $300,000 Ballarat Cup (2200m) including the former Andreas Wohler-trained Mr Garcia in gate nine with apprentice…

Gongs Emerges As Potential Golden Slipper 2018 Candidate

Gongs Emerges As Potential Golden Slipper 2018 Candidate

Untapped Godolphin-raced filly Gongs could prove a potential 2018 Golden Slipper Stakes fancy for next autumn following her flawed but eye-catching debut at Canterbury on Wednesday. The two-year-old daughter of Dawn Approach won a 900m trial at the start of the month and carried that form through to Canterbury’s midweek meeting where she blitzed her…

Allen Confident on Mr Garcia in Ballarat Cup 2017

Allen Confident on Mr Garcia in Ballarat Cup 2017

Apprentice Ben Allen is confident the distance, a firm track, light weight and good gate speed will all work in favour of his mount in Saturday’s 2017 Ballarat Cup field Mr Garcia. Formerly prepared by German-based Melbourne Cup winning trainer Andreas Wohler, the Australian Bloodstock-raced Mr Garcia has his first start for ace Victorian horseman…

Smerdon Dreaming of Wet 2017 Ballarat Cup

Smerdon Dreaming of Wet 2017 Ballarat Cup

Caulfield’s Robert Smerdon knows his Ballarat Cup 2017 hopeful Grand Dreamer needs a wet track to be a danger in the Victorian country feature race this weekend. A 13-horse field faces off in Saturday’s Listed $300,000 Ballarat Cup (2200m) including Smerdon’s Grand Reve seven-year-old Grand Dreamer drawn in gate six. Jockey Patrick Moloney jumps aboard…

Ballarat Cup 2017 Field & Barriers: Grey Lion Draws Well

Ballarat Cup 2017 Field & Barriers: Grey Lion Draws Well

The 2017 Ballarat Cup is the key Victorian race taking place on the weekend and the talented OTI Racing-owned import Grey Lion has come up trumps with barrier three for the Saturday feature. Due to run as Race 8 at 4:40pm (AEDT), this season’s Listed $300,000 Ballarat Cup (2200m) attracted a field of 13 stayers….