News About: 2011 Cox Plate

My Kingdom Of Fife Forced Out Of Spring With Hoof Injury

My Kingdom Of Fife Forced Out Of Spring With Hoof Injury

5 Oct, 2011

My Kingdom Of Fife will miss the remaining Spring Carnival, including the Cox Plate, due to injury

Trainer Chris Waller has copped a significant blow to his spring racing hopes with Cox Plate contender My Kingdom Of Fife forced out of the remainder of the campaign due to a hoof problem.

The six-year-old gelding pulled …

History Says Sincero Is Far From A Spent Force

History Says Sincero Is Far From A Spent Force

5 Oct, 2011

Sincero

You’d be a brave person to write off Sincero for the 2011 Cox Plate despite the horse failing as favourite last start in the Epsom Handicap.

It was just the second time in his last 11 starts he hasn’t won his race and it has eerie similarities to his last race defeat.

That was …

Cox Plate Third Declarations Feature Race Ready Jimmy Choux

Cox Plate Third Declarations Feature Race Ready Jimmy Choux

4 Oct, 2011

Jimmy Choux is one of 37 horses in the Cox Plate Third Declarations

37 horses remain in contention for this year’s Cox Plateafter third declarations were released today.

Included in the list of Cox Plate hopeful’s is John Bary’s Jimmy Choux, who won his last start in the Group 1 Spring Stakes at Hastings by …

Americain Ruled Out Of Caulfield Cup After Third Declarations

Americain Ruled Out Of Caulfield Cup After Third Declarations

4 Oct, 2011

Melbourne Cup champion Americain will not run in this year's Caulfield Cup

Last year’s Melbourne Cup winner Americain has not accepted for this year’s $2.5 million Caulfield Cup.

The third declarations, which were released earlier today, revealed that the six-year-old will give up a run in the Caulfield Cup in favour of a possible run …

Jukebox Jury Leads Melbourne Cup First Declarations

Jukebox Jury Leads Melbourne Cup First Declarations

4 Oct, 2011

Last month’s Irish St Leger winner Jukebox Jury has been given the number one ballot for the Melbourne Cup ahead of last year’s winner Americain according to the first declarations that were released this afternoon.

The five-year-old has now won three of four races this campaign and is currently in quarantine at Newmarket in England.…

Epsom Start Unlikely For King’s Rose

Epsom Start Unlikely For King’s Rose

29 Sep, 2011

King's Rose is in doubt for the Epsom Handicap

UPDATE: King’s Rose has officially been scratched from the Epsom Handicap.

One of the early Epsom Handicap favourites, King’s Rose, is in doubt for a start in the $500,000 race after her action appeared hampered during trackwork this morning.

King’s Rose is a new addition …

Southern Speed’s Spring Program Up In The Air

Southern Speed’s Spring Program Up In The Air

28 Sep, 2011

Southern Speed does not have a spring target yet

Trainer Leon Macdonald is yet to decide on a destination for his impressive mare Southern Speed this spring.

Southern Speed finished second to Lion Tamer last start in the Group 1 Underwood Stakes at Caulfield.

The four-year-old will now either go to the Group 3 JRA …

Cox Plate Quest Still Alive Despite Rosehill Incident

Cox Plate Quest Still Alive Despite Rosehill Incident

26 Sep, 2011

Torio's Quest will continue towards the Cox Plate despite a bizarre incident at Rosehill

After causing a bizarre and almost catastrophic scene at Rosehill on the weekend there are no plans to shelve the Cox Plate aspirations of Torio’s Questfrom the Brett Partelle stable.

Torio’s Quest veered sideways pre-race and threw off jockey Hugh Bowman.…

Brown Battles For Smart Missile In Cox Plate

Brown Battles For Smart Missile In Cox Plate

26 Sep, 2011

Corey Brown is after the ride on Smart Missile (pictured)

Corey Brown is determined to partner Smart Missilein the 2011 Cox Plate even if it means wasting to a level he hasn’t been at for years.

Brown will need to drop to 49.5kg to meet the requirements of the three year old at Moonee Valley …

Injury Puts An End To Once Were Wild’s Melbourne Cup Hopes

Injury Puts An End To Once Were Wild’s Melbourne Cup Hopes

21 Sep, 2011

A throat injury has ended Once Were Wild's Cups campaign

Gai Waterhouse-trained Melbourne Cup hopeful Once Were Wildhas had her Cups campaign ended due to a throat injury.

The injury, which involves the mare’s epiglottis, will require surgery and will place Once Were Wild out of spring racing contention.

The problem was discovered after jockey …