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Caulfield Cup, Melbourne Cup penalty given to Surprise Baby

Melbourne Cup favourite Surprise Baby has been penalised 1kg for his win in The Bart Cummings at Flemington. The Paul Preusker-trained Surprise Baby guaranteed himself a spot in the Melbourne Cup (3200m) on November 5 with his win in Saturday’s Bart Cummings and in the process the lightly raced stayer was elevated to equal favouritism […]

Kentucky Breeze after 2019 Caulfield Cup spot in Turnbull Stakes

Trainer Levi Kavanagh is banking on fitness and Kentucky Breeze’s ability to run a strong 2000 metres earning the gelding a start in the Caulfield Cup. Kentucky Breeze runs in Saturday’s Group One Turnbull Stakes at Flemington with the winner gaining a ballot exemption to the 2019 Caulfield Cup. The gelding has 50kg in the […]

Mystic Journey set to bounce back in G1 Turnbull Stakes

Jockey Anthony Darmanin is confident Mystic Journey can erase any distance doubts heading towards the $5 million Cox Plate when she returns to Flemington for the Group One Turnbull Stakes. The Adam Trinder-trained Mystic Journey was beaten for the first time in 12 months when West Australian gelding Gatting caused a boilover in the Group […]