News About: 2011 Cox Plate

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 …

Sick Avienus better in Railway than plane

Sick Avienus better in Railway than plane

10 Nov, 2011

Victorian mare Avienus is being treated for travel sickness after her flight to Perth in readiness for the Group 1 $1m Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on November 19.

The Mark Webb-trained six year old was rushed to a veterinarian clinic on landing late Tuesday night and is under observation.

Webb is confident of a …

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 …

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 …

Sad end for Lion Tamer – Star Kiwi put down after Cox Plate

Sad end for Lion Tamer – Star Kiwi put down after Cox Plate

22 Oct, 2011

2010 Victoria Derby winner Lion Tamer

New Zealand star Lion Tamer was put down after the running of the 2011 Cox Plate.

The Murray Baker 2010 Victoria  Derby and 2011 Underwood Stakes winner broke his near hind leg during the running of the race.

The son of Storming Home and Lioness settled outside leader Helmet …

Pinker Pinker is 2011 Cox Plate winner

Pinker Pinker is 2011 Cox Plate winner

22 Oct, 2011

Pinker Pinker wins the Group 1 Cox Plate

Pinker Pinker is the 2011 Cox Plate winner at Moonee Valley.

The Greg Eurell trained galloper defeated Jimmy Choux and Rekindled Interest with Wall Street fourth.

A ride of fortune by Craig Williams paved the way for $26 bolter Pinker Pinker  to become Australasia’s weight for age …

Late money for Helmet and King’s Rose in Cox Plate

Late money for Helmet and King’s Rose in Cox Plate

22 Oct, 2011

Helmet

The late money for the 2011 Group 1 Cox Plate(2040m) is for two horses.

As the feature draws closer Helmet and King’s Rose are the ones being best supported just 20 minutes out from the race.

Helmet is $3 and King’s Rose into $10.

Glass Harmonium has slightly firmed to $10 while Rekindled Interest …

Moonee Valley – Cox Plate Day track and scratchings

Moonee Valley – Cox Plate Day track and scratchings

22 Oct, 2011
All is set for a bumper day at Moonee Valley with the track a dead four and the rail in the true position. There are no extra scratchings in the Cox Plate other than those that came out during the week – Descarado and Yosei. There are 14 scratchings at the Moonee Valley meet.
Glass Half Full – Harmonium in for his Cox Plate fill

Glass Half Full – Harmonium in for his Cox Plate fill

21 Oct, 2011

Glass Harmonium will use pacifiers too keep calm before the start of the Cox Plate

The chances of Glass Harmonium in tomorrow’s 2011 $3m Group 1 W S Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley may be decided before barrier release.

The consistent grey entire is prone to temperament problems and trainer Mike Moroney believes if …

Snowden Stable Convinced Of Helmet’s Cox Plate Chances

Snowden Stable Convinced Of Helmet’s Cox Plate Chances

21 Oct, 2011

Helmet will be the only three-year-old in the $3 million Cox Plate

Assistant trainer Paul Snowden has expressed his satisfaction with his Cox Plate runner Helmetgoing into tomorrow’s race.

Helmet, who won both the Caulfield Guineas Prelude and Caulfield Guineas in his past two starts, will be the only three-year-old in the $3 million race.…