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Strong Waterhouse Presence in Melbourne Cup Entries

Strong Waterhouse Presence in Melbourne Cup Entries

Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse has 10 of the 151 horses entered for the Melbourne Cup as she attempts to claim an elusive victory in Australia’s biggest race. Waterhouse has been unable to crack the prestigious staying test but has a strong contingent this year that…

Full StorySeptember 4, 2012

News Spotlight: Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival

Waterhouse boosts Melbourne Cup chances

Waterhouse boosts Melbourne Cup chances

Gai Waterhouse had boosted her chances of winning her first Melbourne Cup with the stable adding the well performed English stayer Fiorente to its Spring contingent. Waterhouse along with her husband Rob selected Fiorente out of the Sir Michael Stoute stable and were very impressed…

Full StorySeptember 29, 2012
Southern Speed wins Makybe Diva Stakes

Southern Speed wins Makybe Diva Stakes

Trainer Leon Macdonald will wait until after the Underwood Stakes in two weeks before deciding if Southern Speed goes to the Caulfield Cup or the Cox Plate after the mare was a narrow winner in the Group 2 $300,000 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington…

Full StorySeptember 8, 2012
Zurella on track for Caulfield Cup

Zurella on track for Caulfield Cup

New Zealand Oaks runner-up Zurella is on track for the Caulfield Cup after scoring impressively at her first Australian start for trainer Shaune Ritchie. Top Melbourne jockey Craig Newitt settled the kiwi mare near the tail of the field and weaved a passage getting into…

Full StorySeptember 8, 2012

Recent Racing News

Black Caviar wins 2nd Australian Racehorse of the year award

Black Caviar wins 2nd Australian Racehorse of the year award

Black Caviar continued on her winning way taking out the Sky Racing World Australian Racehorse of the Year for second year in succession at a gala event in Melbourne on Sunday night. The undefeated super mare also took out the Inglis Bloodstock Champion Sprinter award…

Full StorySeptember 17, 2012
Rain Affair is ready to claim Sprinter’s mantle

Rain Affair is ready to claim Sprinter’s mantle

A win in the $500,000 Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on October 26 for Rain Affair will go along way to promoting the Group 1 bridesmaid to the top of the country’s sprinting ranks. With super sprinter Hay List out of the Spring though…

Full StorySeptember 7, 2012
Manighar could be surprise Caulfield Cup starter

Manighar could be surprise Caulfield Cup starter

Peter Moody’s weight for age star Manighar could be a surprise Caulfield Cup starter after the rejuvenated stayer was ‘attractively weighted’ when weights were released earlier in the week. The imported Manighar, who Moody transformed from a dour stayer into the weight for age star…

Full StorySeptember 6, 2012

Waterhouse boosts Melbourne Cup chances

Gai Waterhouse had boosted her chances of winning her first Melbourne Cup with the stable adding the well performed English stayer Fiorente to its Spring contingent. Waterhouse along with her husband Rob selected Fiorente out of the Sir Michael Stoute stable and were very impressed…

Full StorySeptember 29, 2012

Southern Speed wins Makybe Diva Stakes

Trainer Leon Macdonald will wait until after the Underwood Stakes in two weeks before deciding if Southern Speed goes to the Caulfield Cup or the Cox Plate after the mare was a narrow winner in the Group 2 $300,000 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington…

Full StorySeptember 8, 2012

Zurella on track for Caulfield Cup

New Zealand Oaks runner-up Zurella is on track for the Caulfield Cup after scoring impressively at her first Australian start for trainer Shaune Ritchie. Top Melbourne jockey Craig Newitt settled the kiwi mare near the tail of the field and weaved a passage getting into…

Full StorySeptember 8, 2012

French Stars Top Caulfield Cup Weights

French Melbourne Cup winners Americain and Dunaden have been allocated the topweight of 58kg for this year’s Caulfield Cup. The champion stayers earned their positions on the back of stellar results both in Australia and overseas. Since winning the 2010 Melbourne Cup, Americain has shown tremendous…

Full StorySeptember 5, 2012

Strong Waterhouse Presence in Melbourne Cup Entries

Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse has 10 of the 151 horses entered for the Melbourne Cup as she attempts to claim an elusive victory in Australia’s biggest race. Waterhouse has been unable to crack the prestigious staying test but has a strong contingent this year that…

Full StorySeptember 4, 2012

Mosheen on hit and run Epsom mission

Caulfield trainer Robert Smerdon is considering a hit and run mission to Sydney in the middle of Mosheen’s Cox Plate campaign to run in the Group 1 $500,000 Epsom Handicap (1600m) at Randwick on October 6. Smerdon had to delay the start of Mosheen’s Spring…

Full StorySeptember 4, 2012

Gollan Sprinter in Good Spirit for Melbourne Test

The junior member of Queensland trainer Tony Gollan’s pair of sprinters will begin his Melbourne spring campaign on Saturday in the Group 3 Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m) at Flemington. Spirit Of Boom will travel to the Victorian capital with half-brother Temple Of Boom tonight ahead…

Full StorySeptember 4, 2012

Pierro to Melbourne, Kabayan back to Sydney

The only time Gai Waterhouse’s two top three year olds will cross paths in the early part of the Spring will be on the Hume Highway with the unbeaten Pierro heading to Melbourne and the promising Kabayan returning to Sydney. But a likely clash later…

Full StorySeptember 3, 2012

Reith clear to ride Nechita in Golden Rose

In form jockey Christian Reith got over the disappointment of receiving a careless riding suspension with the knowledge that he will be back riding in time to partner Golden Rose favourite Nechita at Rosehill in two weeks. Reith, who rode a winning treble at Rosehill…

Full StorySeptember 3, 2012

Maluckyday back on track for Melbourne Cup journey

Even though Maluckyday is at big odds for his return to the racetrack at Caulfield tomorrow, Team Hawkes is excited to see the six year old back on the Melbourne Cup journey. Maluckyday will be having his first start for twelve months in the Group…

Full StoryAugust 31, 2012