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Almandin remains the favourite to defend his Melbourne Cup crown and give his owner Lloyd Williams a sixth win in the race he covets most. Williams has six runners in the Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Tuesday, three – Almandin, Bondi Beach and Gallante – trained by Robert Hickmott in Victoria. Johannes Vermeer could give […]
Champion jockey Damien Oliver will miss Tuesday weeks Melbourne Cup after his appeal to reduce his 20meeting ban was dismissed. Damien Oliver received a 20meeting ban for his ride on Happy Clapper in the Cox Plate in which he appealed against although at the hearing this afternoon stewards dismissed his appeal meaning the 20meeting ban […]
WS COX PLATE – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW * Group One, $3 million, weight-for-age, 2040m, to be run at Moonee Valley on Saturday, October 28, 2017 HISTORY * First run in 1922 when the Moonee Valley Racing Club committee voted for a high-quality, weight-for-age race * British seven-year-old stallion Violoncello won the first Cox Plate a […]
Leading international contender for the Caulfield Cup, the Aidan O’Brien-trained Johannes Vermeer, has drawn barrier two for the $3 million handicap. The Darren Weir-trained Humidor has barrier seven in the field of 17 for Saturday’s 2400m-feature while star New Zealand mare Bonneval has gate 14. Naturalism Stakes winner Harlem will jump from the inside barrier […]
Ball Of Muscle, Takedown, Trapeze Artist and In Her Time have been named as the four emergencies for the $10 million Everest at Randwick. If there are any scratchings from Saturday’s declared 12-horse field, the slot holder can negotiate with the owners of one of the four reserves. The emergencies are among the horses entered […]
Japanese horse Admire Deus has arrived in Melbourne in preparation for the major spring Cups. Admire Deus was bought by syndicator Australian Bloodstock earlier this year and has joined the stable of Victoria’s premier trainer Darren Weir. .@DKWeirRacing's Matt Scown "over the moon" with the way Admire Deus travelled. "He drunk heaps and ate everything […]
The glamourous two-week BMW Caulfield Cup Carnival which attracts over 60,000 visitors each year and offers over $11.2 million in prizemoney is a celebration of everything from world-class racing to style, food and entertainment. With an approach that’s focused on breaking with convention, the 2017 BMW Caulfield Cup Carnival will lead the way for a […]
Last year’s winner Almandin and minor placegetter Hartnell are the equal $13 favourites for the Melbourne Cup following nominations for Australia’s most famous race. There were 140 entries taken on Wednesday including 31 from overseas and 10 horses that ran in 2016. Leading Australian trainer Darren Weir, who won the Cup in 2015 with Prince […]
Sheer Madness has his connections dreaming of Group One races after a win at Flemington. Co-owner Frank Salanitri, brother of trainer John, has November’s Victoria Derby in mind for the son of Moshe after his win in the VRC Member Raymond Ali Handicap (1400m) on Saturday. Ridden by apprentice Ethan Brown, Sheer Madness ($8.50) beat […]
Francis Of Assisi makes a rare appearance on a British racecourse when he runs in the Rose of Lancaster Stakes at Haydock ahead of another trip to Australia. The Godolphin globetrotter won the Bendigo Cup and the Queen Elizabeth Stakes in Victoria last year, and is one of the leading contenders for the Melbourne Cup […]