Tag: 'Melbourne Cup'

Laurie Laxon

Hall of Fame trainer Laurie Laxon passes away

Hall of Fame trainer Laurie Laxon, whose list of achievements included a Melbourne Cup victory and multiple Singapore training premierships, has passed away. Laxon had...

Cetus on a roll for Allan

Late-blooming Cetus is giving former top jockey Tony Allan plenty to cheer about in his fledgling career as a trainer. The six-year-old gelding couldn’t have...
Tony Millard

Millard hopeful of Melbourne Cup tilt with Panfield

Confident of Panfield’s ability to overcome the testing two miles of the 2021 Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m), trainer Tony Millard is remaining upbeat about...
Ocean Billy

Auckland Cup winner ready to commence spring preparation

Trainer Bill Pomare is eagerly awaiting a visit from the local farrier this week as the signal his stable star and family favourite Ocean Billy...
Grand Promenade wins at Flemington

Grand Promenade set for big spring after Flemington win

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Grand Promenade has continued his strong form this campaign with an easy all-the-way win in the opening race at...
Johnny Get Angry

Pagan eyeing off Melbourne Cup with Johnny Get Angry

Coach-turned-trainer Denis Pagan has revealed that Group 1 VRC Derby winner Johnny Get Angry could be headed towards the 2021 Melbourne Cup.
George Costanza - Seinfeld

Punt Drunk: Does anybody even want to win the Melbourne Cup?

Punt Drunk's Thursday edition touches on the underwhelming field for the Andrew Ramsden Stakes as well as Jamie Kah's thoughts on dropping under 50kg for...

Beauden seeking more Cup glory

Beauden will be out to end his season on a high when he heads to Rotorua on Saturday. The Team Rogerson-trained gelding has won four...

Amade set for light winter en route to 2021 Melbourne Cup

The Phillip Stokes-trained Amade is on the third line of Melbourne Cup betting after a strong win at Flemington in the William Newton VC Handicap.
Lloyd Williams

Punt Drunk: Melbourne Cup maestro has his say on new rules

Punt Drunk takes you into the weekend with a look at the latest racing news, including Lloyd Williams' thoughts on the new restrictions for international...
James McDonald

Punt Drunk: McDonald raises the bat for third year running

Punt Drunk takes a look at some of the major talking points from the last 24 hours in racing, including JMac's ton and the announcement...
Twilight Payment

The Melbourne Cup is in danger of losing its status in Australian racing culture

The Melbourne Cup is without a doubt the biggest and best race in Australia each and every year. But, is it slowly losing its appeal...
Sir Dragonet

International runners to wait and see for 2021 Spring Carnival

The commencement of the Melbourne Spring Carnival is four months away, yet there is plenty to be played out between now and then. The key...
Chris Waller

Punt Drunk: Waller on track to set Group 1 record… again

Punt Drunk brings you some of the top stories to come out of the weekend's racing action, including Amade's impressive run at Flemington...

Mission: 2021 Group 1 Melbourne Cup for Amade

The Phillip Stokes-trained Amade could not have been more impressive when taking out the opener at Flemington on Sunday afternoon. His win in the William...
Ron Stewart

Stewart turns back the clock in Cup

Almost two decades after being crowned Sydney’s champion apprentice, Ron Stewart was back in the G1 winner’s circle at Randwick.
Sherwood Forest

Pike’s Australian hopefuls on show at Hastings

Tony Pike is hoping several of his team can book themselves a trip to Australia when they head to Hastings on Saturday. The Cambridge trainer...
Bill Pomare

Colourful Pomare riding crest of a wave

Trainer Bill Pomare won’t be the least bit surprised if his stable star Ocean Billy does the almost unthinkable and wins tomorrow’s Group 2 Ultimate...

Gelded Skyward set for Bendigo return

Having held spring aspirations for imported galloper Skyward, trainers Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young have gone back to the drawing board ahead of the stayer’s...
Moonlight Maid

Moonlight Maid set to answer Freedman questions

Ballarat trainer Mitchell Freedman had hoped to have a clear idea of potential goals after Moonlight Maid had a recent outing at Flemington. But the...

Rostropovich To Return In Golden Mile At Bendigo

Rostropovich is set to make his long-awaited return to the racetrack from a pelvic injury suffered in the 2019 Melbourne Cup. The Lindsay Park-trained galloper...

Chapada aims for Caulfield Cup start at Mornington

Now a fully furnished five-year-old, trainer Mike Moroney says it is time for Chapada to be competitive in the bigger spring races at years end....

Legendary Jockey Jim Johnson Passes Away

Three-time Melbourne Cup-winning jockey and Australian Racing Hall Of Fame member Jimmy Johnson has died at the age of 92.
Verry Elleegant

Trainer Wary As Mare Resumes Off Cup Prep

Star mare Verry Elleegant has not raced since the Melbourne Cup but trainer Chris Waller believes she has the class to make a first-up impact.

Persan’s Plan Is The 2021 Melbourne Cup

Australia's most improved stayer Persan has returned to work with his trainer setting him for the 2021 Melbourne Cup after he finished fifth last year.