Next Melbourne Cup winner in the Blamey
Craig Williams ridind Foundry defeats Damien Oliver on Our Hand of Faith and Oisin Murphy riding Decircles at Flemington last month. Source: Getty Images
THE past two Melbourne Cup winners will be at Flemington today and don’t be at all surprised if this year’s is as well.
Green Moon, the 2012 winner, and Fiorente, the 2013 Cup winner, will clash in the $1 million Australian Cup (2000m). But those tempted to have a futures bet should consider a ticket on Foundry to win the $6.2m handicap at $21 before he runs in the Blamey Stakes (1600m) at Flemington at 4.40pm. Read the rest of this entry »
Puzzled David Hayes adamant Pago Rock over the odds in Newmarket Handicap
- 5 HOURS AGO MARCH 07, 2014 10:00PM
Chad Schofield riding Pago Rock wins the Sir John Monash Stakes at Caulfield last year. Picture: Getty Images Source:Getty Images
DAVID Hayes believes he can put a rubber stamp on the ending of a frustrating time with outsider Pago Rock in the Newmarket Handicap running a big race.
Hayes admitted to relief when he scored a winning double at Sportingbet Park ending a winning drought for him in the city.
“I had had nine seconds and three thirds in between city winners. The horses have been running well but just not winning,” Hayes said. Read the rest of this entry »
Ken Callander: Red Tracer bullet ready to fire at Rosehill
- 7 DAYS AGO FEBRUARY 28, 2014 10:00PM
Nash Rawiller guides Red Tracer to victory in a recent Rosehill barrier trial. Picture: Brett Costello Source: News Corp Australia
CLASSY mare Red Tracer is Australia’s most honest racehorse and she should chalk up her 15th win in 33 starts in today’s Millie Fox Stakes, 1300m, at Rosehill.
The six-year-old won the Millie Fox in 2012 and 2013 and the hat-trick should be a formality following three easy trials and with a good barrier, a good jockey and a trainer who gets the best out of her.
In Melbourne the Australian Guineas heads the program at Flemington where the South Aussie Hucklebuck heads the betting ahead of Eurozone and Shamus Award. Read the rest of this entry »
Schofield back to buoy Boban
CAN one man’s skills be the difference between a horse being sub-par and unbeatable? It sounds fanciful, but Boban has been an inferior racehorse in the absence of Glyn Schofield.
Back from a five-week suspension and, not soon enough for trainer Chris Waller and the horse’s connections, jockey Schofield has the right touch and Boban responds for him.
Schofield has ridden Boban five times for five wins, scoring two Group I wins last spring in the Epsom Handicap at Randwick and the Emirates Stakes at Flemington. Read the rest of this entry »
Trainer Peter Moody primed for next Newmarket moment
- March 8, 2014
Racing writer for The Age
Tight finish: Shamexpress (left) just pips Moment Of Change last year. Photo: Getty Images
Trainer Peter Moody admits his bid to win his third Newmarket Handicap in just five years will depend on two horses with contrasting backgrounds.
The man who guided Black Caviar through her career is quietly confident that Saturday’s event is within the reach of his sprinters, Moment Of Change and Flamberge. Read the rest of this entry »
Records tumble at Melbourne Premier Yearling sales
Entertaining: Gai Waterhouse created great theatre on the opening day of the sales. Photo: Jenny Evans
A hugely successful Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale this week had many highlights: Gai Waterhouse provided great theatre on the opening day, a new stallion star emerging and a record-breaking session-one sale netted more than $37 million.
Inglis’s Premier Yearling Sale continues to grow and their Oaklands Junction complex was buzzing for more than a week leading into the opening day last Sunday with sunny conditions continuing until Tuesday afternoon.
Waterhouse’s dash midway during the bidding on Lot 122 – a bay colt by Northern Meteor from dual group 2 winner Conquest – to join Eliza Park owner Cheng Ting Kong buying under the Sun Kingdom group was a rare moment. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s A Dundeel has new part-owner John Messara excited
Spray day: It’s A Dundeel is awash with options. Photo: Pat Scala
The future for It’s A Dundeel will be decided in the next eight weeks, starting with the Chipping Norton Stakes at Warwick Farm on Saturday. There are plenty of options on the table. Royal Ascot and the Arc at Longchamp get a mention.
A return “for unfinished business in the Cox Plate” is also there, but one thing is for sure – he has lucrative stud career ahead at Arrowfield, whose silks he dons for the first time at Warwick Farm. Read the rest of this entry »