Melbourne Racing

Spring G1 sprints on the agenda for Missrock

Spring G1 sprints on the agenda for Missrock

27 Jun, 2017

Rising four year mare Missrock will be targeting the Group 1 sprints during the 2017 Melbourne Spring Carnival which will include the Manikato Stakes and the Darley Classic.

Missrock, above, will kick off her 2017 Melbourne Spring Carnival in the Schillaci Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Steve Hart.

Missrock showed that she was up to …

Caulfield Cup Spring target for stablemates Bonneval and Jon Snow

Caulfield Cup Spring target for stablemates Bonneval and Jon Snow

27 Jun, 2017

Kiwi stablemates Bonneval and Jon Snow’s 2017 Melbourne Spring campaign will be aimed towards the Group 1 $3m BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Caulfield on October 21.

Australian Oaks winner Bonneval. above, will be set for the 2017 Caulfield Cup at Caulfield. Photo by Steve Hart.

The two rising four year olds gave Cambridge co-trainers …

No 2017 Melbourne Cup for Gold Cup winner Big Orange

No 2017 Melbourne Cup for Gold Cup winner Big Orange

23 Jun, 2017

Newmarket trainer Michael Bell has ruled out a third Melbourne Cup campaign for Big Orange who fought hard to record a narrow win in the Group 1 £400,000 Gold Cup (2 mile, 4 furlongs) on the third day of the five day Royal Ascot Carnival in England on Thursday.

Ascot Gold Cup winner Big Orange, …

Cox Plate invitee Highland Reel wins Prince Of Wales’s Stakes

Cox Plate invitee Highland Reel wins Prince Of Wales’s Stakes

22 Jun, 2017

2017 Cox Plate invitee Highland Reel won his sixth Group 1 race with a tough victory in the £750,000 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (1 mile, 2 furlongs) on day two of the five day Royal Ascot Carnival in England on Wednesday.

2017 Cox Plate invitee Highland Reel, above, scored his sixth G1 win in the …

2017 Melbourne Cup The Target for Ascot Stakes Winner Thomas Hobson

2017 Melbourne Cup The Target for Ascot Stakes Winner Thomas Hobson

21 Jun, 2017

Trainer Willie Mullins has revealed that Thomas Hobson will be set for the 2017 Melbourne Cup after the talented gelding produced a superior staying effort to win the Ascot Stakes (4014m) in Britain overnight.

Ryan Moore piloted Thomas Hobson to success in the Ascot Stakes overnight. Photo: Sarah Ebbett

Jumping from the gates well, jockey …

Scales Of Justice to take on Winx in 2017 Cox Plate

Scales Of Justice to take on Winx in 2017 Cox Plate

19 Jun, 2017

A win by Perth galloper Scales Of Justice over 2000m at his next start will be enough for trainer Lindsey Smith to pencil in a meeting with champion mare Winx in the Group 1 $3m Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley during the 2017 Melbourne Spring Carnival.

Winx, above, is the short priced favourite …

Bosson to chase 2nd Caulfield Cup win on Gingernuts

Bosson to chase 2nd Caulfield Cup win on Gingernuts

15 Jun, 2017

Highly rated Kiwi jockey Opie Bosson has plenty of time to recover from a severe viral infection before teaming up again with Gingernuts to chase a second Caulfield Cup win during the 2017 Melbourne Spring Carnival.

Opie Bosson and Gingernuts, above, combine to win the 2017 Rosehill Guineas at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

Bosson …

Cox Plate or Caulfield Cup Spring options for Yankee Rose

Cox Plate or Caulfield Cup Spring options for Yankee Rose

14 Jun, 2017

Trainer David Vandyke will wait until well into Yankee Rose’s 2017 Spring Carnival campaign before deciding if she will tackle the Cox Plate or the Caulfield Cup.

Yankee Rose, above, will have the option of running in either the Cox Plate or the Caulfield Cup during the 2017 Spring Carnival. Photo by Steve Hart.

Vandyke …

Red Cardinal has plenty of ground to cover before 2017 Melbourne Cup

Red Cardinal has plenty of ground to cover before 2017 Melbourne Cup

14 Jun, 2017

Melbourne Cup favourite Red Cardinal still has plenty of ground to cover before arriving in Australia for the 2017 Melbourne Spring Carnival.

Protectionist, above, won the 2014 Melbourne Cup for the same owners as Red Cardinal. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

The Andreas Wohler trained Red Cardinal was elevated to the top of the market order …

Extra Zero steps out for start 101 at Moonee Valley

Extra Zero steps out for start 101 at Moonee Valley

12 Jun, 2017

Centurion Extra Zero is set to step out for start number one hundred and one in a 2040m Handicap at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Extra Zero, above, has been nominated for start number 101 at Moonee Valley on Saturday. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Veteran galloper Extra Zero kept his legion of followers smiling when …