Tag: 'Caulfield Cup'


Aktau Back On Track For Turnbull Stakes

Aktau's most recent run was the first time he had been unplaced in Australia but trainer Mike Moroney said he was ready to bounce back...
The Chosen One

Baker chases fifth Underwood crown

Hall of Fame trainer Murray Baker has won the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield four times already so he well knows the formidable...
Mr Quickie

Fresh Is Best For Mr Quickie, Says Trainer

Phillip Stokes has a big day at Caulfield with stable star Mr Quickie and exciting three-year-olds Instant Celebrity and Savannah Cloud in action.

Turnbull Stakes next for Oceanex

Oceanex is continuing to please trainers Mick Price and Michael Kent Jr ahead of the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) in November. The daughter of...

Caulfield Cup On Order For Emerging Stayer

Lightly-raced stayer Orderofthegarter has won his way into the Caulfield Cup with an impressive performance in the Naturalism Stakes.
Pretty Brazen

McEvoy In Pretty Brazen Chase For Dollars

Tony McEvoy is happy with the strength of his two-pronged attack on the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield where he runs Pretty Brazen and...

Fellowes In No Hurry To Find New Jockey

Charlie Fellowes needs a new jockey for Prince Of Arran but he's got no shortage of potential suitors for the dual Melbourne Cup placegetter.
Aidan O'Brien

Aidan O’Brien Sending Stars To Melbourne

Irish master trainer Aidan O'Brien has placed six horses into quarantine for the Melbourne spring carnival headed by 2019 Epsom Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck.

Levendi Set To Follow Spring Cups Trail

Peter Gelagotis isn't suggesting Levendi will return to racing a winner in the Makybe Diva Stakes but says the horse is ready for a big...

English Derby Winner Top Weight For Cup

Handicaps have been released for the Melbourne Cup with English Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck given the distinction of being allocated top weight.
Etah James

Melbourne Cup an option for Kiwi mare Etah James

Semi-retired horseman Mark Lupton is encouraged by reports on his top-class staying mare Etah James, as the eight-year-old daughter of Raise The Flag gets ready...
Red Verdon

Melb Cup back on the agenda for Red Verdon

Trainer Ed Dunlop is hoping for a case of third time lucky as he again sets his sights on chasing a Melbourne Cup start with...
Caulfield Cup

Depth and quality in Cups nominations

Racing Victoria officials are pleasantly surprised by the number of entries they have received for the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups.

Grey Lion roaring towards Cup assignment

Trainer Matt Smith is confident ageing stayer Grey Lion still has something to offer as he prepares for the next step in his spring campaign.

Begg takes easier path with Nonconformist

Grahame Begg toyed with the idea of promising stayer Nonconformist resuming in the Memsie Stakes but he is happy with his decision to take a...
Quick Thinker

Straight to Melbourne for Baker-Forsman duo

Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman are bucking the trend and sending Australian-bound gallopers The Chosen One and Quick Thinker directly to Melbourne next week. The...
The Chosen One

Derby winner set for Sydney spring return

Australian Derby winner Quick Thinker and stablemate The Chosen One will headline the spring carnival arsenal of trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman.

Skelm starts his Cups tilt at The Valley

Trainer Terry Kelly is yet to have a starter in the Melbourne Cup and is hoping that may change this year with Skelm who starts...

Caulfield Cup spring aim for Nonconformist

Trainer Grahame Begg is excited about the spring prospects of Alister Clark Stakes winner Nonconformist who will be aimed towards the Caulfield Cup.
Damian Lane

Damian Lane returns for start of 2020-21

Damian Lane has finished his latest riding stint in Japan and will be back in Australian action at the start of the new racing season.

Cup dream alive for Snowdens and Carif

A long-term plan to aim Carif at the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups is entering its final phase as Peter and Paul Snowden count down to...
Giles Thompson

Minimum prize money restored for Vic races

Racing Victoria will restore minimum prize money levels from August and the majority of feature spring races will carry the same prize purses as 2019.
Pat Hyland

Pat Hyland retires after successful career

Melbourne Cup-winning jockey and successful trainer Pat Hyland has called an end to his career in racing.
Django Freeman

Valley test for spring hope Django Freeman

German import Django Freeman's performance in a 2040m winter handicap at The Valley will give trainer Robert Hickmott with a clearer guide heading into spring.

Moroney to welcome back spring hopefuls

Group One winner Tofane and imports Aktau and Buffalo River are set to return to Mike Moroney's stables on the same day to prepare for...