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Cox Plate 2017 – What you need to know

WS COX PLATE – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW * Group One, $3 million, weight-for-age, 2040m, to be run at Moonee Valley on Saturday, October 28, 2017 HISTORY * First run in 1922 when the Moonee Valley Racing Club committee voted for a high-quality, weight-for-age race * British seven-year-old stallion Violoncello won the first Cox Plate a […]

Perfect barrier draw for Caulfield Cup favourite

Leading international contender for the Caulfield Cup, the Aidan O’Brien-trained Johannes Vermeer, has drawn barrier two for the $3 million handicap. The Darren Weir-trained Humidor has barrier seven in the field of 17 for Saturday’s 2400m-feature while star New Zealand mare Bonneval has gate 14. Naturalism Stakes winner Harlem will jump from the inside barrier […]

Melbourne Cup horses start to arrive in Australia

Japanese horse Admire Deus has arrived in Melbourne in preparation for the major spring Cups. Admire Deus was bought by syndicator Australian Bloodstock earlier this year and has joined the stable of Victoria’s premier trainer Darren Weir. .@DKWeirRacing's Matt Scown "over the moon" with the way Admire Deus travelled. "He drunk heaps and ate everything […]

Caulfield Cup 2017 – Entertainment

The glamourous two-week BMW Caulfield Cup Carnival which attracts over 60,000 visitors each year and offers over $11.2 million in prizemoney is a celebration of everything from world-class racing to style, food and entertainment. With an approach that’s focused on breaking with convention, the 2017 BMW Caulfield Cup Carnival will lead the way for a […]

Victoria Derby 2017: Sheer Madness shows G1 claims

Sheer Madness has his connections dreaming of Group One races after a win at Flemington. Co-owner Frank Salanitri, brother of trainer John, has November’s Victoria Derby in mind for the son of Moshe after his win in the VRC Member Raymond Ali Handicap (1400m) on Saturday. Ridden by apprentice Ethan Brown, Sheer Madness ($8.50) beat […]

2017 Melbourne Cup favourite set to race in the UK

Francis Of Assisi makes a rare appearance on a British racecourse when he runs in the Rose of Lancaster Stakes at Haydock ahead of another trip to Australia. The Godolphin globetrotter won the Bendigo Cup and the Queen Elizabeth Stakes in Victoria last year, and is one of the leading contenders for the Melbourne Cup […]