News About: 2011 Cox Plate

Cox Plate A Possibilty For Woorim

Cox Plate A Possibilty For Woorim

21 Sep, 2011

Queensland trainer Robert Heathcote has not ruled out a start in the Cox Plate for Woorim depending on his performance in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakesthis Saturday at Caulfield.

Woorim has received the second highest weight in the Group 1 race.

Heathcote was surprised at the 57.5 kilogram weight allocation.

“(It was a) little more…

Pinker Pinker Confirmed As Cox Plate Starter

Pinker Pinker Confirmed As Cox Plate Starter

20 Sep, 2011

Cranbourne trainer Greg Eurell has confirmed his talented mare Pinker Pinker as a starter in this year’s Cox Plate after her impressive second place finish to King’s Roseat Moonee Valley last start.

“She’s so honest and she’s such a fighter,” Eurell said.

“She’s just in the zone at the moment.”

Pinker Pinker finished just a…

Bary Alters Jimmy Choux’s Cox Plate Campaign

Bary Alters Jimmy Choux’s Cox Plate Campaign

20 Sep, 2011

Trainer John Bary has announced today that Jimmy Choux will be given another run at Hastings before heading to Australia for the $3 million Cox Platenext month.

While the four-year-old entire was due to go to the Cox Plate third-up into his spring campaign, Bary will now run the son of Thorn Park in the…

Cox Plate On Torio’s Quest’s Spring Agenda

Cox Plate On Torio’s Quest’s Spring Agenda

19 Sep, 2011

Trainer Brett Partelle is convinced that Torio’s Quest is capable of being competitive in the $3 million Cox Plate at Moonee Valley next month.

Torio’s Quest is nominated to run in the Shannon Stakes at Rosehill this weekend before travelling to Melbourne to compete in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap.

“We’ve pretty well nutted out…

Caulfield Crucial For Yosei’s Cox Plate Bid

Caulfield Crucial For Yosei’s Cox Plate Bid

19 Sep, 2011

It may still be a month away and held at a very different circuit but the performance of Yosei in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes this Saturday will go a long way to determining whether or not she follows through with a 2011 Cox Plate start.

Trainer Stuart Webb is wary the race…

Black Caviar On Course For Schillaci Stakes Start

Black Caviar On Course For Schillaci Stakes Start

16 Sep, 2011

Black Caviar is on track to begin her spring campaign in the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes according to her trainer Peter Moody.

Moody said that the unbeaten super mare is in good order ahead of her spring return.

“(I’m) very pleased with her,” he said.

“I think we’re three weeks tomorrow to (Caulfield) Guineas Day…

Chief Handicapper Weighs Up International Melbourne Cup Chances

Chief Handicapper Weighs Up International Melbourne Cup Chances

15 Sep, 2011

Racing Victoria’s chief handicapper Greg Carpenter had the intricate job of allocating weights to all 162 Melbourne Cup nominees, including all international horses.

This year’s Melbourne Cup nominations closed on September 1st instead of the previous August 1st to allow for more accurate selections.

The release of weights was also delayed by 13 days in…

Consistent Playing God To Descend On Underwood

Consistent Playing God To Descend On Underwood

15 Sep, 2011

You’d struggle to find a more consistent racehorse than Playing God in Australia, a four year old trained out of Western Australia by Neville Parnham.

This isn’t a case of a slightly above average horse being kept in the lower grades at the provincials to boost their record either, this gelding is the real deal…

Stakeholders Unite To Plug Jimmy Choux’s Prospects

Stakeholders Unite To Plug Jimmy Choux’s Prospects

13 Sep, 2011

There are some trainers that like to give their horse a plug just about every time it comes out to race while there are others that’ll talk it down no matter how well it’s travelling.

John Bary though is a pretty straight up character and if things aren’t too flash he’ll let you know just…

Cox Plate Candidate Littorio Retired Due To Injury

Cox Plate Candidate Littorio Retired Due To Injury

12 Sep, 2011

Serious Cox Plate contender Littorio has been retired from racing despite his impressive victory in the Group 2 Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington just nine days ago.

The decision came after trainer Nigel Blackiston was told the seven-year-old gelding had developed tendinitis in his good leg yesterday.

The injury is said to have been found…