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The Moonee Valley Racing Club has unveiled an international bonus attached to the Cox Plate, with the winners of selected top-level overseas races eligible for an even bigger pay-day should they win Australasia’s weight-for-age showpiece. The MVRC outlined some of the details on Tuesday of the Cox Plate International Bonus sponsored by Ladbrokes. The club said […]
Newcastle and Kembla Grange are to get $1 million races in the spring in conjunction with stand-alone Saturday race meetings. Racing NSW has announced the $1 million The Hunter (1300m) at Newcastleon November 16 and the $1 million The Gong (1600m)a week later following the Everest carnival in Sydney. All support races on the provincial programs will […]
In a challenge to Melbourne spring racing, Sydney will host an expanded Everest carnival over six weeks with a race worth at least $1 million every week. The $14 million Everest (1200m)on October 19 is the centrepiece with new races in the weeks either side of the world’s richest turf sprint and others with increased stakes. […]
Senior Lindsay Park trainer David Hayes is hoping a step up in distance might be the spark Caulfield Cup winner Boom Time needs to stave off retirement. Boom Time has been entered for the latest round of the Banjo Patterson Series (2500m) at Flemingtonon Saturday. A rising eight-year-old, Boom Time has disappointed Lindsay Park since resuming […]
“She’s probably borderline at the moment, but she’s down in the weights and it might be a good opportunity for her to attempt Group One class under those handicap conditions.” Tulloch Lodge will keep its options open for imported mare Con Te Partiro as they wait to find out if she can secure a start […]
Chris Waller’s Stradbroke Handicap hopes could rest with fan favourite Tom Melbourne. The champion trainer still has Ringerdingding and Star Of The Seas in the mix for Saturday’s Group One Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farmbut the two are on the borderline to get starts. Although Tom Melbourne has developed a reputation for not winning, the gelding’s […]
There is no-one prouder than Leigh Jordon having watched the titanic battle for honours in the new-look The Andrew Ramsden. A nose separated Steel Prince and Surprise Baby at the end of Saturday’s race with the winner gaining a ballot exemption into November’s Melbourne Cup. The Victoria Racing Club altered the conditions of Saturday’s race, restricting […]
The connections of Steel Prince have celebrated the gelding’s victory in The Andrew Ramsden as if they had just won the Melbourne Cup. Steel Prince is a step closer to realising that dream for his owners by winning Saturday’s Listed race at Flemington, earning a ballot exemption into November’s Melbourne Cup. The Andrew Ramsden underwent a […]
The Lindsay Park stable looks likely to be well represented in an upcoming Melbourne Cup qualifier after imported stayer Alfarris pressed his claims for the Andrew Ramsden Stakes with a hard-fought win at Caulfield. The winner of the Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes (2800m) at Flemington on May 25earns a ballot exemption into this year’s Melbourne Cup, and […]
Melbourne Cup runner-up Marmelo has made a triumphant return to racing with a Group Three victory at Newbury with a third trip to Australia in trainer Hughie Morrison’s mind. Entering the final furlong (200m), Morrison’s stable star looked as if he would run fourth but unleashed a powerful finish at the end of the 2400m […]