Deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

High profile Sydney based jockey Blake Shinn has been booked to ride Unbreakable in the 2017 $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m) at Fannie Bay in Darwin on Monday.

Blake Shinn, above, will be riding Unbreakable in the Darwin Cup at Fannie Bay. Photo by  Sarah Ebbett.

Blake Shinn, above, will be riding Unbreakable in the Darwin Cup at Fannie Bay. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

Shinn has just recently returned from a successful riding stint in the USA where he rode eleven winners at Arlington in Chicago and will be transitioning from dirt racing to riding on the oil mixed sand track at Fannie Bay.

Murray Bridge trainer Michael Hickmott confirmed the booking of Shinn via twitter this morning and was thrilled to be able to acquire such a top rider for Unbreakable who is rated a $7 chance for the Darwin Cup at Ladbrokes.com.au.

“Thrilled to confirm Blake Shinn as the rider for Unbreakable, a top chance in the 2017 Darwin Cup,” Hickmott tweeted.

“From dirt racing in the USA, to dirt racing at Fannie Bay. Hopefully he can continue that form to add the 2017 Darwin Cup to his resume.”

Shinn left for the United States after riding at the Queensland Oaks meeting at Doomben on June 3 which included a third on the Chris Waller trained Oklahoma Girl behind her stablemate Egg Tart in the Group 1 $500,000 Queensland Oaks (2200m).

Shinn resumed riding in Sydney at Warwick Farm on July 19 and is yet to find the winner’s stall since being back in Australia but will be in heavy demand over the upcoming Spring Carnival and has already been booked to ride the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained English in the $10m The Everest (1200m) at Randwick on October 14.

Unbreakable will go into the Darwin Cup with mixed form and after winning the $25,000 ROANT Gold Cup (1300m) at Fannie Bay on July 7 was well beaten as the $2.90 favourite when seventh of nine to Darwin Cup rival Royal Request in the $55,000 Chief Minister’s Cup (1600m) at Fannie Bay on July 15.

Unbreakable has been allocated 56kg for the Darwin Cup and Hickmott also has Lieder, 54kg, and Wexford Town, 57.5kg, nominated for feature race of the Darwin Turf Club’s Carnival.

Lieder has been installed the $4 favourite for the Darwin Cup at Ladbrokes.com.au and is coming off a last start third to Moon Devil in the $45,000 Buntine Handicap (1900m) at Fannie Bay on July 22 while $21 outsider Wexford Town will be facing a tough first up task after not having started since finishing last of eleven in a 1950m BenchMark 90 Handicap at Morphettville Parks on April 1.

Early market order for the 2017 Darwin Cup at Ladbrokes.com.au$4 Lieder, $5 Billet Doux, $5.50 Royal Request, $7 Unbreakable, $7.50 Folk Tales, $11 Pretty Blonde, Saturday Sorcerer, $13 Whistle Stop, $15 Harrebs Time, $17 Abu Dhabi, Moon Devil, $21 Wexford Town, Spartan Eagle, $26 Electric Crimson, $51 Flying Tormenta, $67 New Empire, $101 Arctic Song, Best Case, Hammered Art, Overdane, Supercoach, War Story.

Weights for the 2017 Darwin Cup (2000m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 0031661831 MOON DEVIL G 9 Kerry Petrick 1 56.5kg 81
2 x687732141 BILLET DOUX G 4 Sheila Arnold 2 54kg 73
3 951413×631 ROYAL REQUEST G 7 Neil Dyer 3 59kg 86
4 12x4521x83 PRETTY BLONDE M 9 Kym Healy 4 57kg 86
5 2x33469x72 WHISTLE STOP G 7 Dick Leech 5 57.5kg 83
6 878x20x00x WEXFORD TOWN (IRE) G 7 Michael Hickmott 6 57.5kg 83
7 70×5614920 WAR STORY (IRE) G 8 Carly Cook 7 56.5kg 81
8 696x172x17 UNBREAKABLE G 5 Michael Hickmott 8 56kg 80
9 142111×195 HARREBS TIME G 6 Tayarn Halter 9 56kg 80
10 1x82553x62 SATURDAY SORCERER G 8 Jason Manning 10 55.5kg 79
11 26×5358324 ABU DHABI G 5 Gary Kennewell 11 54kg 76
12 1321616953 LIEDER G 5 Michael Hickmott 12 54kg 75
13 5×53638080 BEST CASE (NZ) G 7 Carl Spry 13 54kg 75
14 3119×30215 FOLK TALES (NZ) G 5 Richard Laming 14 54kg 74
15 6257×76174 FLYING TORMENTA M 6 John Peacock 15 54kg 74
16 2213043×46 ELECTRIC CRIMSON (NZ) G 8 Richard Laming 16 54kg 74
17 532675×416 ARCTIC SONG G 7 Neil Dyer 17 54kg 73
18 087289×870 OVERDANE (GB) G 8 Barbara Joseph & Paul Jones 18 54kg 72
19 412238Px23 HAMMERED ART G 6 Carl Spry 19 54kg 70
20 x8737x7698 SUPERCOACH G 8 Danny Penna 20 54kg 69
21 76784×3524 SPARTAN EAGLE G 10 Bob Richard 21 54kg 69
22 1x0780x772 NEW EMPIRE G 8 Garry Lefoe 22 54kg 61


About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.


  1. launch great cars

    Asking questions are truly fastidious thing if you are not understanding something entirely, but this paragraph gives
    good understanding yet.

  2. computer programming

    Fine way of explaining, and good piece of writing to obtain data about my presentation focus, which i
    am going to convey in university.

  3. business cards happens

    I do not know whether it’s just me or if perhaps everybody else experiencing issues with your website.

    It seems like some of the written text in your posts are running off the
    screen. Can someone else please provide feedback and let me know if
    this is happening to them too? This may be a problem with my web browser because I’ve had this happen before.
    Appreciate it

  4. James Frazer-Mann

    It’s really a nice and helpful piece of info. I am glad that you simply shared this useful info with
    us. Please keep us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.

  5. lajkra

    Good day! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my previous room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this post to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

  6. mens armani tracksuits sale

    You actually make it seem really easy with your presentation however I to find this topic to be actually something that I believe I’d by no means understand. It seems too complicated and very wide for me. I am taking a look ahead in your next submit, I will try to get the dangle of it!

  7. www.okx.ro

    When someone writes an post he/she retains the plan of a user in his/her
    brain that how a user can understand it. Thus that’s why this paragraph is outstdanding.


  8. key systems

    Genuinely no matter if someone doesn’t understand after that its up to other people that they will help, so here it happens.

  9. James Frazer Mann

    Everyone loves what you guys are usually up too.
    This kind of clever work and exposure! Keep up the
    great works guys I’ve included you guys to blogroll.

  10. advertising podcast

    Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.

    I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this.
    Please let me know if you run into anything.
    I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

  11. wireless noise cancelling headphones

    It was actually amazing reading this info and I feel you are entirely right. Tell me in the event that you are considering wireless headphones, this is my primary expertise. Hope to hear from you in the near future, be careful!

  12. James Frazer Mann

    Wow! At last I got a weblog from where I know how to truly get helpful data regarding my study and knowledge.

  13. Lelio Vieira Carneiro Junior

    Hmm it seems like your website ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up
    what I submitted and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying
    your blog. I as well am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to
    the whole thing. Do you have any suggestions for
    first-time blog writers? I’d definitely appreciate it.

  14. real estate listings

    Excellent post. I am dealing with some of these issues as

  15. range cars moreover

    I have been browsing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours.
    It is pretty worth enough for me. Personally, if all site owners and bloggers
    made good content as you did, the internet will be much more useful than ever before.

  16. car accessories online

    Great blog! Is your theme custom made or did
    you download it from somewhere? A theme like yours with
    a few simple tweeks would really make my blog jump out. Please let me know where you got your design. Many thanks

  17. business security

    I’m really enjoying the theme/design of your blog.
    Do you ever run into any web browser compatibility
    problems? A few of my blog visitors have complained about my website
    not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Chrome.

    Do you have any tips to help fix this issue?

  18. free iphone

    I have learn a few just right stuff here. Definitely worth bookmarking for revisiting.
    I surprise how a lot attempt you set to make any such great informative web site.

  19. start me up

    I go to see day-to-day a few web pages and information sites to read articles, however this blog gives quality based

  20. reference

    I just want to tell you that I’m all new to blogging and really savored this web site. Very likely I’m going to bookmark your blog post . You amazingly come with terrific articles. Kudos for revealing your web-site.

  21. download framaroot app

    You are completely correct. I loved reading through this info and I will return for more straight away. Our internet site is dealing with framaroot plus, you might take a glance if you’re still interested in that.

  22. door pops back

    I every time spent my half an hour to read this weblog’s
    posts all the time along with a mug of coffee.

  23. firestarter kodi

    You’re certainly correct and I understand you. When you want, we can also speak around firestarter download, one thing that intrigues me. Your website is really amazing, regards!

  24. letsprintnow.com

    Woah! I’m really enjoying the template/theme of this blog.
    It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s difficult to get that “perfect balance” between superb usability and appearance.
    I must say that you’ve done a great job with this. In addition, the blog loads extremely fast for me on Firefox.
    Exceptional Blog!

  25. like this

    I simply want to tell you that I am very new to blogging and definitely savored your blog site. More than likely I’m planning to bookmark your blog . You amazingly come with amazing articles and reviews. Thanks a lot for sharing with us your blog site.

  26. chief operating officer job description

    I’ve learn a few good stuff here. Certainly price bookmarking for revisiting.
    I wonder how much effort you set to create one
    of these wonderful informative site.

  27. chief executive officer duties

    I enjoy what you guys are usually up too. Such clever work and exposure!
    Keep up the good works guys I’ve you guys to my personal blogroll.

  28. read this article

    I just want to tell you that I’m newbie to blogging and site-building and seriously loved you’re blog. More than likely I’m likely to bookmark your website . You amazingly have great article content. With thanks for sharing your web site.

  29. forum.vindictusus.com

    A person essentially lend a hand to make severely articles I
    would state. This is the first time I frequented your web page and thus far?
    I amazed with the analysis you made to make this actual put up
    amazing. Magnificent process!

  30. adventure vacations

    Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up.
    The text in your post seem to be running off the screen in Internet explorer.
    I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with web browser compatibility but I
    figured I’d post to let you know. The style and design look great though!
    Hope you get the problem solved soon. Many thanks

  31. wiki.griffins.com

    Hello to every one, the contents existing at this site are
    truly awesome for people experience, well, keep up the good work fellows.

  32. india gate restaurant

    My brother recommended I might like this website.

    He was totally right. This post actually made my day. You cann’t imagine simply how much
    time I had spent for this info! Thanks!

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.