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The Chosen One proves himself ahead of Caulfield Cup 2019

Lightweight jockey Stephen Baster will ride The Chosen One in the Caulfield Cup with New Zealand trainer Murray Baker looking to add to his exceptional record in major Australian races. Baker, who runs the premier stable with partner Andrew Forsman, has won 21 Group One races in Australia, more than any other New Zealand-based trainer. […]

Constantinople ready for 2019 Caulfield Cup

After watching Cape Of Good Hope win the Group One Caulfield Stakes, David Hayes is now eagerly awaiting the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups with Constantinople. Cape Of Good Hope and Constantinople, former members of the Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien team, arrived in Melbourne just over two weeks ago, clearing quarantine at Werribee on Saturday morning. […]

The Chosen One locks up spot in 2019 Caulfield Cup field

New Zealand stayer The Chosen One has earned a ticket into the Caulfield Cup with a hard-fought victory in the Herbert Power Stakes. As the winner of Saturday’s 2400m handicap, The Chosen One gains a ballot exemption into next week’s $5 million Caulfield Cup over the same distance. Backed from $9 to $6.50, The Chosen […]

The Inevitable ready to tackle The Golden Eagle field

Prolific Tasmanian winner The Inevitable has staked his claim for the $7.5 million Golden Eagle in emphatic style with victory in the major lead-up race at Randwick. The first three in Saturday’s $500,000 Silver Eagle (1400m) are assured a start in the 1500m finale at Rosehill in three weeks and the market choices were pretty […]

Eustace rates Tanker as Blue Diamond Stakes contender

Ciaron Maher wasn’t sure what he was going see from Tanker when pressure was applied to the colt in his race debut at Caulfield. Although a little wayward, Tanker ran out a comfortable winner of the Listed Debutant Stakes (1000m) on Saturday and Maher, who trains in partnership with David Eustace, was immediately talking about […]

True Self’s connections hope for 2019 Caulfield Cup start

Connections of Irish mare True Self are counting on horses higher up the ballot order not being accepted for the Caulfield Cup as their best hope to gain a start in the $5 million race. The Willie Mullins-trained mare has been scratched from Saturday’s Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) at Caulfield which affords the winner a […]

Parr to ride Shadow Hero in Spring Champion Stakes field

The nature of Shadow Hero’s Gloaming Stakes win sealed the deal for Joshua Parr as he grappled with the decision of which horse to ride in the Spring Champion Stakes. Parr is the regular partner of Shadow Hero and Champagne Stakes winner Castelvecchio but with the pair to clash in Saturday’s Group One Randwick showpiece, […]