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Waller hopes to add to list of Coolmore Stud Stakes winners

Accession will try to add to trainer Chris Waller’s impressive list of Coolmore Stud Stakes winners when the colt bids to emulate his sire in the Group One sprint. Waller won the Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) for three-year-olds at Flemington in three consecutive years from 2013 to 2015, with 2014 winner Brazen Beau the sire […]

Melbourne Cup 2019: Trainer to appeal horse withdrawal

English trainer Hughie Morrison will appeal the Victorian stewards’ decision to bar Marmelo from the Melbourne Cup after the horse failed a veterinary test. Marmelo, second in last year’s Melbourne Cup to Cross Counter, was ordered out after a CT scan showed he had incomplete fractures in his near fore and off hind cannon bones. […]

Strong contingent to tackle Cantala Stakes 2019

Toorak Handicap runner-up Night’s Watch features among a strong contingent for Chris Waller in the Cantala Stakes as the trainer bids to win the Group One handicap for a fourth time. Waller’s representation in Saturday’s 1600m race at Flemington also includes Epsom Handicap placegetter Star Of The Seas and eight-year-old gelding Life Less Ordinary while […]

Cummings ‘terrified’ of 2019 Empire Rose Stakes runner

Godolphin trainer James Cummings admits he is “terrified” of Melody Belle as he prepares two mares to clash with the star New Zealander in the Group One Empire Rose Stakes. The Jamie Richards-trained Melody Belle is New Zealand’s reigning Horse of the Year and has won three Group One races this season to take her […]

Yes Yes Yes to bypass Coolmore Stud Stakes 2019

Champion trainer Chris Waller is expected to rely on Accession in the Group One Coolmore Stud Stakes with Everest winner Yes Yes Yes likely to head for a spell or contest the weight-for-age Darley Sprint Classic. Fellow trainer Peter Snowden says he is leaning towards keeping impressive last-start winner California Zimbol for the Group Three […]

Shadow Hero assumes favouritism Victoria Derby 2019

One-time VRC Oaks favourite Celestial Falls will miss the race but her trainer Mark Newnham still has the chance for Classic glory in Melbourne. Shadow Hero assumed favouritism for Saturday’s Victoria Derby with his Group One victory in the Spring Champion Stakes in which he beat Castelvecchio. The Spring Champion form looks even better now […]

Hotham Handicap: Hush Writer makes Melbourne Cup 2019 bid

Gai Waterhouse will launch a final bid to get to the Melbourne Cup with Japanese-bred, French import Hush Writer. The Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained stayer is one of 28 nominations in Saturday’s Hotham Handicap with the winner afforded a start in the Melbourne Cup on November 5. Prince Of Arran won the Hotham Handicap last […]