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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 […]
The Everest will run as race seven at 4.15pm (AEDT) at Randwick on Saturday. WHAT IS IT? * A $14 million The Everest over 1200m at weight-for-age offering a $6.05 million first-place prize purse, down to $400,000 for seventh to 12th * A dozen slots are sold at $600,000 a year with buyers committing for […]
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 […]
Having finished a luckless third in 2017 and an agonisingly close second 12 months later, star jockey Ben Melham is warming to his chances of winning the Caulfield Cup for the first time. Melham was third on Johannes Vermeer before going down in a photo finish to Best Solution aboard Homesman in 2018. He has […]
Glen Boss will have his first ride in the $14 million Everest and is excited to be aboard Yes Yes Yes, the lone three-year-old in the race. Trainer Chris Waller chose the colt for his stable’s slot and will also saddle up Arcadia Queen who runs for The Star and Nature Strip who competes for […]
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 […]
Herbert Power Stakes winner The Chosen One has been given a half-kilogram Melbourne Cup penalty for his victory in the Group Two race. The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained New Zealand stayer also passed the first ballot clause with his 2400m-win and now has 52kg in the Melbourne Cup (3200m) on November 5 and is […]
Redzel has won the only two editions of the $14 million Everest and in an ominous message to the speedster’s rivals, co-trainer Paul Snowden has declared the horse to be in the shape of his life. “It’s a hard call but I believe it’s true. He is physically way better than what we’ve had him […]
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. […]
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. […]