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VRC disappointed connections can’t go to Melbourne Cup carnival

Victoria Racing Club chairman Amanda Elliott says they are bitterly disappointed with the state government’s decision not to allow owners at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup carnival. Racing Minister Martin Pakula confirmed on Wednesday that it was too soon for connections to be permitted to gather on course, a decision he said was made “in […]

Kerrin McEvoy sets sight on racing’s grand slam

Fresh from capturing Sydney’s two biggest races of the spring, jockey Kerrin McEvoy is setting his sights on winning the only leg of the sport’s grand slam to elude him. The Melbourne Cup and Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Golden Slipper are considered the jewels in the crown of Australian racing. Only seven jockeys have […]

Grandslam not making up numbers in Cox Plate field

Ciaron Maher is excited about the prospect of having his first Cox Plate runners and he believes both gallopers, Sir Dragonet and Grandslam, are in with great chances. Maher said Sir Dragonet boasted world-class form, while Grandslam had the perfect three-year-old record to win and was not there to make up the numbers. Last year […]

Ocean Emperor set to tackle Brian Crowley Stakes

Fresh from winning the St Leger Stakes with Fun Fact, Bjorn Baker will look to keep his momentum rolling when he takes four live chances to Randwick. The Warwick Farm-based trainer has long had an affinity with the progeny of Written Tycoon and he hopes the stallion can produce another black-type performer in Ocean Emperor, […]

Bob Peter hoping Arcadia Queen can deliver him a Cox Plate

Amazingly, Perth’s leading owner Bob Peters will have his first Cox Plate runner when his star mare Arcadia Queen steps out at The Valley. However, Cox Plate day has been a happy hunting ground for him over the years with three of his mares winning the Tesio Stakes on the same program. Market 💰: View […]

Nick Williams bewildered by Cox Plate relegation

In a Cox Plate shock, the Joseph O’Brien-trained Irish raider Buckhurst was relegated to first emergency by the Moonee Valley Racing Club committee before the final field was released. Part-owner Nick Williams said he found the decision extraordinary and could not understand the reasoning of the MVRC committee. Williams said the thought of Buckhurst not […]

Albarado on track for Victoria Derby at Flemington

Trainer Trent Busuttin will give Albarado, the winner of the Caulfield Classic, the chance to emulate the success of Sangster in the Victoria Derby. Busuttin, who is originally from New Zealand, said Albarado was raced by almost the same group of owners and he also carried the same colours as Sangster, who won the 2011 […]

VRC Oaks not on the agenda of Ethereal Stakes winner

The Anthony and Sam Freedman stable celebrated an early double when Chica Fuerte led throughout to win the Ethereal Stakes. The trainers had been successful earlier in the day with Endanger. Sam Freedman suggested Chica Fuerte may not go on to the VRC Oaks despite her win. “The Oaks is probably not on the agenda […]