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Vow And Declare to carry 52.5kg in Caulfield Cup 2019

Everything is falling into place for talented young stayer Vow And Declare to make his mark in the $5 million Caulfield Cup. The Danny O’Brien-trained four-year-old is in Saturday’s rich handicap with 52.5kg, he has drawn nicely in the capacity field and has a two-time Caulfield Cup-winning jockey Craig Williams aboard. More importantly, 2007 Cup-winning […]

Serious Liaison to best tested ahead of Victoria Derby 2019

Trainer Danny O’Brien plans to use the Group Two Vase at The Valley to test the Victoria Derby credentials of Serious Liaison after the colt’s victory at Caulfield. Serious Liaison ($5.50) came from back in the field out wide and knuckled down to his task under the urgings of jockey Damien Oliver late in Wednesday’s […]

Coongy Cup to determine 2019 Caulfield Cup field

Former South African galloper Yulong Prince and Japanese-bred Wolfe are making a last-ditch effort to force their way into the Caulfield Cup. Wednesday’s Group Three $200,000 Coongy Cup (2000m) offers the winner a ballot exemption into Saturday’s $5 million Caulfield Cup. Of the 13 runners accepted for Wednesday’s race, Yulong Prince, to be ridden by […]

The Chosen One proves himself ahead of Caulfield Cup 2019

Lightweight jockey Stephen Baster will ride The Chosen One in the Caulfield Cup with New Zealand trainer Murray Baker looking to add to his exceptional record in major Australian races. Baker, who runs the premier stable with partner Andrew Forsman, has won 21 Group One races in Australia, more than any other New Zealand-based trainer. […]

Constantinople ready for 2019 Caulfield Cup

After watching Cape Of Good Hope win the Group One Caulfield Stakes, David Hayes is now eagerly awaiting the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups with Constantinople. Cape Of Good Hope and Constantinople, former members of the Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien team, arrived in Melbourne just over two weeks ago, clearing quarantine at Werribee on Saturday morning. […]