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Nominations announced for Australian Guineas

Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare features among nominations for the $1.5 million Australian Cup at Flemington while dual winner Harlem is also entered. Nominations for three feature Group One races at Flemington were released on Monday, with the weight-for-age Australian Cup (2000m) on March 7 attracting 67 nominations with a host of high-profile sprinters […]

Melbourne Cup winner sets sights on Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare could chase feature races in three states during the autumn and winter starting with the Australian Cup. The Danny O’Brien-trained stayer rose to stardom in the spring winning the $8 million Melbourne Cup in a memorable finish after running second in the Caulfield Cup. Vow And Declare was given […]

Blue Diamond Stakes campaign set to begin for Hanseatic

Reigning Blue Diamond favourite Hanseatic will put his credentials on show when he makes his return in the Preview at Caulfield. Hanseatic will try to give his trainer Anthony Freedman and owner Sheikh Mohammed a second-straight Blue Diamond next month after Lyre’s success a year ago. The colt won the Listed Merson Cooper Stakes (1000m) […]

Kensington Stakes meeting given tick of approval

The Kensington Stakes meeting at Flemington is scheduled to go ahead after racing officials received a positive update regarding the forecast smoke haze and air quality levels in Victoria. Three race meetings in the state were abandoned earlier this week, Werribee on Tuesday and Yarra Valley and Caulfield on Wednesday, because of smoke haze and […]

Time To Reign to stamp his stallion credentials in Kensington Stakes

Trainer Gary Portelli understandably has a soft spot for Group-winning colt Time To Reign who is the half-brother to his 2017 Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign. And the Sydney trainer is hoping Time To Reign will be able to measure up in feature sprints this campaign to stamp his credentials as a stallion prospect. […]

Microphone set to return in Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley

Godolphin trainer James Cummings has decided to wait for the Group Two Australia Stakes for Group One-winning colt Microphone’s return to racing. Three-year-old Microphone was nominated for Saturday’s Listed Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington, in which he would have had to carry 60kg and give weight to all his rivals, but he was not among […]