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Grandslam not making up numbers in Cox Plate field

Ciaron Maher is excited about the prospect of having his first Cox Plate runners and he believes both gallopers, Sir Dragonet and Grandslam, are in with great chances. Maher said Sir Dragonet boasted world-class form, while Grandslam had the perfect three-year-old record to win and was not there to make up the numbers. Last year […]

Ocean Emperor set to tackle Brian Crowley Stakes

Fresh from winning the St Leger Stakes with Fun Fact, Bjorn Baker will look to keep his momentum rolling when he takes four live chances to Randwick. The Warwick Farm-based trainer has long had an affinity with the progeny of Written Tycoon and he hopes the stallion can produce another black-type performer in Ocean Emperor, […]

Bob Peter hoping Arcadia Queen can deliver him a Cox Plate

Amazingly, Perth’s leading owner Bob Peters will have his first Cox Plate runner when his star mare Arcadia Queen steps out at The Valley. However, Cox Plate day has been a happy hunting ground for him over the years with three of his mares winning the Tesio Stakes on the same program. Market 💰: View […]

Nick Williams bewildered by Cox Plate relegation

In a Cox Plate shock, the Joseph O’Brien-trained Irish raider Buckhurst was relegated to first emergency by the Moonee Valley Racing Club committee before the final field was released. Part-owner Nick Williams said he found the decision extraordinary and could not understand the reasoning of the MVRC committee. Williams said the thought of Buckhurst not […]

Albarado on track for Victoria Derby at Flemington

Trainer Trent Busuttin will give Albarado, the winner of the Caulfield Classic, the chance to emulate the success of Sangster in the Victoria Derby. Busuttin, who is originally from New Zealand, said Albarado was raced by almost the same group of owners and he also carried the same colours as Sangster, who won the 2011 […]

VRC Oaks not on the agenda of Ethereal Stakes winner

The Anthony and Sam Freedman stable celebrated an early double when Chica Fuerte led throughout to win the Ethereal Stakes. The trainers had been successful earlier in the day with Endanger. Sam Freedman suggested Chica Fuerte may not go on to the VRC Oaks despite her win. “The Oaks is probably not on the agenda […]

Vow And Declare trainer concerned over Caulfield Cup weight

Danny O’Brien is confident Vow And Declare will run well in the Caulfield Cup but believes the handicapper has set him a challenge with his weight. Last year, in the start before he won the Melbourne Cup, Vow And Declare finished second to Mer De Glace in the Caulfield feature. The big difference this time […]

Mike Moroney with two runners in the Caulfield Cup 2020

Mike Moroney’s plan to have two runners in the Caulfield Cup was scuppered when he had to scratch outsider Aktau from the race due to injury. Moroney’s veterinary surgeon informed him after trackwork on Thursday that Aktau had pulled up with a slight leg injury, which was later diagnosed to be a small tendon lesion. […]

Waller maintains faith in Nature Strip ahead of The Everest

Chris Waller is the first to admit that when The Everest was launched, the race was not high on his radar. But as the hype and interest surrounding the event began to escalate, Waller’s interest was piqued. Two seasons ago, Sydney’s premier trainer decided he needed to make a concerted effort to get a horse […]

Libertini out to make history in The Everest 2020

Anthony Cummings is preparing to saddle up his first Everest runner and he figures his famous father Bart would approve of the innovative race concept. While the late Bart Cummings is legendary for his record in one of Australia’s most traditional races, the Melbourne Cup, Anthony Cummings says he also recognised the important of keeping […]