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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 […]
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 […]
A colt Tony McEvoy has always held in high regard begins his Caulfield Guineas campaign at Melbourne’s first city meeting of the season. Azazel resumes in Saturday’s 1000m handicap for three-year-olds at Flemington, his first start since his trainer scratched him from the Group One Blue Diamond Stakes in February. “I just wasn’t happy with […]
Sydneysiders will tomorrow get their chance to experience the allure of the $200,000 2017 Emirates Melbourne Cup trophy when it journeys around Sydney. The day will begin with model, Myer Ambassador and Channel 7’s Rachael Finch dazzling alongside the Emirates Melbourne Cup as she and Flemington Ambassador Georgia Connolly enter Martin Place tomorrow on horseback. Joining the glamourous duo as part of the […]
The Victoria Racing Club (VRC), Australia’s premier racing club, and Kennedy, luxury watch and jewellery retailer, today announced a new five year sponsorship agreement which sees the Australian business become a Major Partner of the VRC and the Melbourne Cup Carnival. The retailer has assumed the naming rights of Kennedy Oaks Day and the Group […]
AUSTRALIA’S RICHEST RACE A dozen sprinters will race over 1200m at Randwick for a record $10 million prize money, with $5.8 million going to the winning connections. WHO’S CONFIRMED SO FAR? Only five of the 12 slots have been confirmed so far with a sixth – Coolmore’s spot – looking likely to be filled by […]
After initial fears Tavago would miss the spring carnival, the Group One winner is back in light work with connections hoping to target the Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup. The 2016 Australian Derby winner, Tavago won the Sky High Stakes during the autumn in Sydney but injured his suspensory at his next start in The […]
The Gold Cup at Ascot seldom disappoints and it served up another cracking race today as hot favourite Order Of St George was just held by the Newmarket trained Big Orange. Michael Bell, who trained Derby winner Motivator, was pleased to see the forecast rain had by-passed the track this morning and was confident of […]
Australia’s leading trainer Darren Weir will not be excluded from a new series of country races which culminates in a final at Flemington on Oaks day. The Victoria Racing Club and Racing Victoria have announced a $600,000 Melbourne Cup Carnival Country Series incorporating eight $50,000 heats at country tracks with the final worth $200,000. The […]