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Trainer Bjorn Baker has nine runners accepted for the Rosehill meeting but will wait to see what the weather does over the next 48 hours before deciding which of them will run. Baker has experienced a fruitful carnival to date, highlighted by Positive Peace’s last-start victory in the Group Three Nivison. The five-year-old Stratum mare […]
Racing Victoria officials will launch a thorough investigation into the death of Melbourne Cup runner Anthony Van Dyck once post mortem results on the horse are complete. The 2019 Epsom Derby winner suffered a catastrophic leg injury during the final stages of Tuesday’s race and despite attempts by veterinarians to save him, he was euthanased. […]
Lindsay Park has continued its winning ways in the Group Three Maribyrnong Plate at Flemington, taking it out for the second year in a row, this time with Finance Tycoon. While last year’s winner Hard Landing was prepared by the trio of David Hayes, Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig, the former’s departure to Hong Kong […]
Paul Preusker believes the lessons learned from last year’s Melbourne Cup will hold Surprise Baby in good stead for his second tilt at the race. He is also adamant Surprise Baby is a more complete racehorse than when he flew home to finish fifth in last year’s renewal. Market 💰: View the Odds for the […]
Master Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien has had conflicting fortunes in the Melbourne Cup barrier draw with Anthony Van Dyck coming up with gate three and Tiger Moth barrier 23 ahead of his bid for a first Melbourne Cup. After the draw Tiger Moth lost outright favouritism drifting from $7 to $8. In contrast stablemate Anthony […]
Joe Pride is still smarting from Eduardo’s Everest disaster but thankfully the horse appears to be recovering more quickly than his trainer. Pride was adamant Eduardo was a genuine chance in the $15 million race but the sprinter turned in his worst performance for the stable after uncharacteristically scorching the turf in front. To rub […]
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 […]
The Golden Eagle is still in its infancy but the $7.5 million purse is already making it a race that is hard to resist. The second edition of the Sydney feature will be run at Rosehill on Saturday and Queensland trainer David Vandyke has had it as a target for his star galloper Alligator Blood […]
Danny O’Brien added another string to his already powerful Melbourne Cup bow when Miami Bound returned to form with a win in the Moonee Valley Cup. O’Brien already has last year’s Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare, King Of Leogrance and Russian Camelot being aimed at the event and he confirmed Miami Bound will join […]
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 […]