News About: 2011 Caulfield Cup

Williams on live Japan Cup hope

Williams on live Japan Cup hope

24 Nov, 2011

Those convinced jockey Craig Williams could win on a broomstick at present should take notice of Sunday’s Grade 1 $6.5 2011 Japan Cup (2400m) in Tokyo.

He is riding local galloper Tosen Jordan  who is third favourite with Tabsportsbet at $8 after a career best win.

The five-year-old gelding is shooting for a hat-trick after …

Domesky too classy in Ballarat Cup 2011

Domesky too classy in Ballarat Cup 2011

20 Nov, 2011

Trainer Mick Kent and jockey Brad Rawiller combined to win consecutive Ballarat Cups with backmarker Domesky today.

The two men, who won the 2010 edition with My Bentley, planned and executed a win based on reverse psychology.

It was commonly thought Ballarat was favouring leaders during the day and if true Domesky had little hope.…

Manighar working well for Zipping Classic

Manighar working well for Zipping Classic

8 Nov, 2011

One can always rely on Manighar to finish top six and nearly assuredly not win the race.

Manighar hasn’t won since October 2009 but since has had 14 starts and has finished in the top six in 12 of them.

Even trainer Luca Cumani is now saying he lacks the killer punch but he continues …

Bart Cummings 2011 Melbourne Cup hopes and just hopes

Bart Cummings 2011 Melbourne Cup hopes and just hopes

31 Oct, 2011

Cups King Bart Cummings has named Americian the horse to beat in tomorrow’s $6 Group 1 2011 Melbourne Cup (3200m) holding on to hope rather than confidence for his two entrants Precedence and Illo.

While the lone universal question mark on Americain appears to be whether he can lump 58kg and win successive Cups, Cummings …

Craig Williams out of the Melbourne Cup

Craig Williams out of the Melbourne Cup

31 Oct, 2011

Star  jockey Craig Williams will not ride French stayer Dunaden in tomorrow’s Melbourne Cup.

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal this afternoon did not grant Williams a stay of proceedings pending an appeal against a 10-meeting suspension incurred at last Wednesday’s Bendigo Cup meetings.

It robs the 34-year-old the chance to become the first jockey …

Cranach ready to crunch 2011 Melbourne Cup

Cranach ready to crunch 2011 Melbourne Cup

31 Oct, 2011

Lee Freedman says Lucas Cranach will be “something special” next year but could still win tomorrow’s $6m Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington.

The five time Melbourne Cup winning trainer has made Lucas Cranach his pet project for the spring while handing over official duties to brother Anthony

Lucas Cranach will be going into …

Lucas Cranach onwards and upwards for the Melbourne Cup

Lucas Cranach onwards and upwards for the Melbourne Cup

25 Oct, 2011

German import Lucas Carnach will be ridden more conservatively in the Melbourne Cup

Star Sydney rider Corey Brown says he will ride the $6million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) third favourite Lucas Cranach “more conservative” than was the case in the Caulfield Cup.

The German import was sent around the field in the Caulfield feature …

Unusual Suspect shares sold – Huddys in

Unusual Suspect shares sold – Huddys in

24 Oct, 2011

Unusual Suspect

Graham and Linda Huddy are part of a team of eight who have snapped up the 40 per cent of 2011 Melbourne Cup hopeful Unusual Suspect on sale for a believed amount of just over $300,000.

The Huddys, best known for the ownership of AJC Derby winner Shoot Out, bought their share of …

Williams to make history in Melbourne Cup

Williams to make history in Melbourne Cup

24 Oct, 2011

Craig Williams could be the first jockey to win the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup in the same year

Piping hot jockey Craig Williams could become the first jockey in history to win the Melbourne Racing Spring Carnival Group 1 triple crown in the same year if he wins Tuesday week’s $6 Group …

Fracture Puts December Draw Out Past Autumn

Fracture Puts December Draw Out Past Autumn

17 Oct, 2011

December Draw will could out of racing for the rest of the season

Mark Kavanagh was adamant something was seriously wrong with December Draw following his Caulfield Cup defeat and that was proven with a fracture discovered in his rear leg.

Kavanagh insisted to stewards post race that there was an issue but was left …