Tag: 'Melbourne Cup'

Spring players show their hand at Caulfield & Randwick

A few horses stamped their claim as spring players at Caulfield, Randwick and Eagle Farm on Saturday, so the team at The Follow Files have...
Melbourne Cup winner Rogan Josh

Melbourne Cup winner Rogan Josh dies aged 29

Living Legends have announced that 1999 Melbourne Cup winner Rogan Josh has sadly passed away. ‘Josh’, as he was affectionately known, was humanely euthanised following...
The Chosen One

Brisbane swansong for The Chosen One before stud duties

The Chosen One will have his final race in the AUD$1.2 million Group 2 The Q22 (2200m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday, before retiring to...
James McDonald

Kiwi superstar McDonald not resting on his laurels

With a fourth straight Sydney metropolitan century and seemingly a sixth Sydney jockeys’ premiership in the bag, Kiwi jockey James McDonald could be forgiven for...
James McDonald

McDonald brings up 100th metropolitan win for 2021/22

On track to be the greatest jockey of all time, James McDonald on Wednesday notched up his 100th metropolitan winner for the fourth consecutive season.
Robbie Dolan on The Voice

Punt Drunk: Back to the day job for Dolan

We are nursing a sporting hangover this Monday as we try to recover from a mammoth weekend of racing and sports. The next sprinting superstar...

Point Nepean books a spot in the Melbourne Cup

Point Nepean may have travelled wide throughout in the Andrew Ramsden Stakes, but was able to fend of his rivals to win her way into...
Seinfeld - George Costanza shrug

Verry Elleegant off to France, Poy gets a holiday | Punt Drunk

Wowee what a week!? One of the greatest racehorses of all time will no longer be trained by one of the greatest trainers of all...
Verry Elleegant

Verry Elleegant’s spring plans revealed

Chris Waller and connections of champion mare Verry Elleegant have confirmed her spring carnival plans, with a trip to France for the Prix de l'Arc...

Alegron outstays rivals in VRC St Leger

Alegron proved himself as an elite staying three-year-old with a dominant last-to-first victory in Monday’s Listed VRC St Leger (2800m) at Flemington. The James Cummings-trained...

Point Nepean a ‘proper stayer’ says Williams

After a dominant last-start Benchmark 84 win at Bendigo, Point Nepean will be looking to win a second Australian start when he lines up at...
Profondo

Profondo headed to the paddock after failed two-run campaign

Richard Litt has advised Racing NSW Stewards that three-year-old colt Profondo will be headed for a spell and focussing on the spring, after failing in...
Surprise Baby

Cup tilt for Surprise Baby

One time Melbourne Cup (3200m) favourite Surprise Baby will return to Flemington on Saturday to contest another Group One feature, the Australian Cup (2000m). The...
Asterix

Melbourne Cup aspirations for Derby hero

Trainers Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott are eyeing a tilt at the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) in spring with Asterix after his victory in...
Princess Lowry

Rogerson continuing to look to the future

With 51 Group One wins to his credit, nine of them with wife Debbie, evergreen trainer Graeme Rogerson has no intention of settling for an...
Ocean Billy

Ocean Billy sidelined

Last year’s Group 1 Auckland Cup (3200m) winner Ocean Billy is facing a lengthy stint on the sidelines after suffering a tendon injury. Rotorua owner...
Verry Elleegant

Apollo first-up for Verry Elleegant

Melbourne Cup heroine Verry Elleegant will make her first appearance since winning the great race when she lines-up in the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m)...
The Chosen One

The Chosen One sparkles in Thorndon Mile

A late nomination to contest the Group One feature at Trentham on Saturday paid dividends for the connections of quality performer The Chosen One as...
The Chosen One

Cameron hoping he’s on the right one for Thorndon

Gun jockey Matthew Cameron is hoping all the pieces of the puzzle that is Saturday’s Group 1 Harcourts Thorndon Mile (1600m) at Trentham might have...
Verry Elleegant

Verry Elleegant on top of the world

Verry Elleegant has been rated the world’s best racemare according to the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings (WBRR) released by the International Federation of Horseracing...
Aegon

Te Rapa trial to determine next steps for Baker and Forsman pair

A 1200m open trial before racing commences at Te Rapa this Wednesday will play a pivotal role in the next steps for two of the...
Ocean Billy

Ocean Billy getting ready for new Sydney campaign

The feelgood story around Bill Pomare and his rugged stayer Ocean Billy is ready for its next chapter later this month. The 2021 Group 1...
Incentivise wins Caulfield Cup

Incentivise under injury cloud for Brisbane Winter Carnival

Caulfield Cup winner Incentivise is set to miss the upcoming autumn and winter racing carnivals due to an injury he picked up in the 2021...
Melbourne Cup hope Spanish Mission

Sokolski completes Cup trifecta with Spanish Mission purchase

Having owned the first two horses past the post in this year’s Melbourne Cup, Brae Sokolski has added another weapon to his arsenal with the...
Mustang Valley

Mustang Valley on song for Guineas

Mustang Valley is at the top of her game for her Group One test at Riccarton on Saturday with connections hoping for a final piece...