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Top West Australian filly Arcadia Queen has become the sixth horse to earn a spot in the $14 million The Everest after being confirmed as the representative for slot holders The Star. Her high-profile owner Bob Peters confirmed the news on Wednesday and while he admitted there was a query over how her Perth form […]
Star sprinter Santa Ana Lane’s build-up to another crack at The Everest is about to begin, with connections looking to make amends for his unplaced run in the rich race last year. The multiple Group One-winner was dominant winning the Group One TJ Smith Stakes (1200m)in April at Randwick before heading to Hong Kong where he […]
Star filly Mystic Journey is ticking along nicely as the countdown continues to her return to the races for a campaign aimed at the Cox Plate. The Australian Guineasand All-Star Milewinner has been back in work in Tasmania for almost seven weeks, with trainer Adam Trinder planning to give her a final start as a three-year-old in the Bletchingly […]
Paul Preusker is still ruing the nose defeat of Surprise Baby in The Andrew Ramsden Stakes which cost the stayer a guaranteed start in the Melbourne Cup. Surprise Baby and eventual winner Steel Prince staged a two-horse war up the Flemington straight on May 25 with the Anthony Freedman-trained gelding prevailing by the barest possible margin. […]
The Melbourne Cup has received another prize money injection, with the 2019 edition of Australia’s most famous race to be worth $8 million. Victoria Racing Club chairman Amanda Elliott made the announcement on Tuesday, with the prize money increasing by $700,000 from the $7.3 million last year. The connections of the winner will pocket $4.4 […]
Three-time winners Kerrin McEvoy and Damien Oliver will both be part of this year’s Melbourne Cup Tour, with the champion jockeys set to accompany the famous Cup to their respective home towns. Sydney-based McEvoy, who won his third Cup last year on Godolphin-owned English horse Cross Counter, will travel to Streaky Bay in South Australia […]
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 […]