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Caulfield Guineas, Coolmore Stud Stakes targets for Super Seth

The Caulfield Guineas Prelude could be the race that shapes the spring campaign of Super Seth who returned with an impressive win at Caulfield. Trainer Anthony Freedman said Super Seth would be aimed at either the Caulfield Guineas (1600m)or freshened for the Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m)depending on his performance over 1400m in the Guineas Prelude on September […]

Lindsay Park increase Melbourne Cup chances

Lindsay Park has added to its spring arsenal with the acquisition of two horses from the stable of Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien. Senior trainer David Hayes recently spent time in Europe looking at horses and secured Cape Of Good Hope, who is entered for the Cox Plate, Caulfield Cup and the Melbourne Cup, and Constantinople who holds a Melbourne Cup […]

MRC announce sweepstake for $14m The Everest

Melbourne Racing Club members have a $250,000 incentive to attend the Caulfield Guineas meeting with one eligible to win the prize in the MRC Members’ Everest Sweepstakes. The winning horse in this year’s Group Two Schillaci Stakes at Caulfieldon October 12 will be offered the MRC’s slot in the $14 million Everest at Randwickseven days later. Members […]

Mustajeer’s odds firm for Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup

Australia-bound Mustajeer has won Europe’s richest handicap, the Ebor at York, ahead of his transfer to Kris Lees to be prepared for the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups. Trained in Ireland by Ger Lyons, Mustajeer, who finished fourth in the Ebor last year, won the 2800m-race by three-quarters of a length from Red Galilro. He has […]

Hartnell returns in 2019 PB Lawrence Stakes

As nine-year-old Hartnell prepares to launch his latest preparation in a familiar weight-for-age race, trainer James Cummings is convinced the grand campaigner retains his zest for racing. Hartnell resumes from a spell in Saturday’s Group Two PB Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield, the same 1400m weight-for-age race Cummings has used to start the gelding’s past two spring […]

Quezette Stakes to kick-off Lyre’s Spring campaign

The first of last season’s Group One-winning juveniles is set to step out as a three-year-old in what shapes as an intriguing Quezette Stakes at Caulfield. Blue Diamond winner Lyre makes her season return in Saturday’s 1100m Group Three Quezette Stakes for three-year-old fillies, her first start since finishing third in the Golden Slipper in March. In […]

Benbatl unlikely to run in 2019 Cox Plate

Benbatl is unlikely to return to Australia this year – with targets in Canada and America mooted, his trainer has said. Saeed bin Suroor’s globetrotter won the G1 Caulfield Stakesin Australia last year before having a crack at Winxin the Cox Plate at Melbourne. The Godolphin-owned ultimately came off second best in that encounter, and has been given […]