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Positive Peace to line up in the Hot Danish Stakes

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 to investigate Melbourne Cup tragedy

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. […]

Finance Tycoon takes out the Maribyrnong Plate on Melbourne Cup day

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 […]

Surprise Baby in good stead ahead of the Melbourne Cup

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 […]

Tiger Moth draws barrier 23 in Melbourne Cup 2020

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 […]

Eduardo seeking redemption in Yes Yes Yes Stakes

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 […]

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 […]

Miami Bound on track for Melbourne Cup 2020

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 […]

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 […]