News About: 2011 Cox Plate

Nothing But Joyous News For Waterhouse

Nothing But Joyous News For Waterhouse

22 Aug, 2011

More Joyous has been given the all-clear to travel to Melbourne to begin her spring racing carnival by trainer Gai Waterhouse.

The five-year-old competed in her first barrier trial last Friday since resuming work.

The More Than Ready mare finished fifth, but that was enough to impress Waterhouse.

More Joyous is likely to have her…

Red Colossus Back With A Vengeance In The Memsie

Red Colossus Back With A Vengeance In The Memsie

22 Aug, 2011

Cranbourne trainer Greg Eurell believes that Red Colossus is primed for his return to racing in the Group 2 Memsie Stakes this Saturday after taking a three month spell.

The five-year-old, who won the Group 3 Victoria Handicap last preparation, will be having his 19th career start at Caulfield this weekend.

Eurell has nominated the…

Door Ajar On So You Think’s Cox Plate, Just

Door Ajar On So You Think’s Cox Plate, Just

19 Aug, 2011

For many it’s been inevitable that the light surrounding a third Cox Plate for So You Think would be snuffed out, but it continues to flicker, if only slightly.

The quarantine drama which has affected horses right around the world ahead of the spring carnival appears to have been sorted, however that was just one…

AQIS Relaxes Quarantine Restrictions In Time For Spring

AQIS Relaxes Quarantine Restrictions In Time For Spring

18 Aug, 2011

An appearance by So You Think at this year’s spring carnival is looking more and more likely after the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) relaxed their stringent quarantine regulations yesterday.

Racing Victoria yesterday announced that Ireland’s Ballydoyle has been approved by AQIS as a suitable private quarantine facility for Coolmore trainer Aidan O’Brien.

This…

Jimmy’s Cox Plate Bid Temporarily Snowed In

Jimmy’s Cox Plate Bid Temporarily Snowed In

16 Aug, 2011

New Zealand trainer John Bary is no stranger to big stakes racing in Australia and during the upcoming spring he has one of our biggest events on his radar.

Jimmy Choux is on target for the 2011 Cox Plate after he enjoyed considerable success during the autumn season.

At home he was virtually unbeatable, a…

Lights Of Heaven Heads Towards Cox Plate Test

Lights Of Heaven Heads Towards Cox Plate Test

10 Aug, 2011

Peter Moody is hopeful Lights Of Heaven can continue her unbeaten race record when she contests the Group 3 PB Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield Racecourse this weekend.

The successful Melbourne trainer will be looking for signs that the four-year-old mare can continue on to the $3 million Cox Plate in October.

“From the Lawrence and…

Speedy Colt Has $1.8 Million Yearling Running In Decircles

Speedy Colt Has $1.8 Million Yearling Running In Decircles

9 Aug, 2011

Three-year-old colt Decircles managed to upstage $1.8 million yearling Godspeed in the Rokeby Park Plate 3yo Maiden at Seymour Racecourse on Sunday.

Part-owner Frank Tagg was impressed with the Encosta De Lago colt’s winning performance.

“We were particularly happy with the result and just the way he did the job on the day,” Mr Tagg.…

Pressday Prepares For Spring With Rosehill Run

Pressday Prepares For Spring With Rosehill Run

8 Aug, 2011

Chris Waller will begin Pressday’s spring campaign with a run in the Listed Starlight Stakes in Sydney this weekend.

The four-year-old gelding will be having his first run since his unsuccessful autumn campaign, in which he was unable to place in any of his three runs.

Pressday was initially nominated for last Saturday’s Missile Stakes,…

So You Think Destined For Irish Champion Stakes Start

So You Think Destined For Irish Champion Stakes Start

4 Aug, 2011

So You Think’s next assignment has been announced as the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on September 3.

While So You Think has a multitude of race possibilities, trainer Aiden O’Brien believes the Irish Champion Stakes will be most suited to the horse’s preparation.

Coolmore Australia racing manager Tom Magnier said there was still hope…

Lion Tamer Eyes Off Cox Plate In The Spring

Lion Tamer Eyes Off Cox Plate In The Spring

4 Aug, 2011

Talented four-year-old Lion Tamer has not had a start since he won last year’s Victoria Derby in sizzling style, but the horse is already preparing for another Melbourne spring onslaught in the coming months.

The Storming Home entire won his first trial at New Zealand’s Te Teko Racecourse against a quality field earlier in the…