News About: 2011 Eclipse Stakes

Nolen sticks by Rothera in Ballarat Cup

Nolen sticks by Rothera in Ballarat Cup

20 Nov, 2011

Leading Melbourne jockey Luke Nolen has given today’s $150,000 Listed Ballarat Cup favourite Rothera the thumps up after rain softened the Dowling Forest track yesterday.

While the weather is fine at Ballarat, the track is rated a slow six.

Nolen, who stuck by Rothera when its trainer Peter Moody was ready to sack him, believes …

Rothera shocks trainer in 2011 Eclipse Stakes

Rothera shocks trainer in 2011 Eclipse Stakes

12 Nov, 2011

Rothera shocked trainer Peter Moody by winning the Eclipse Stakes at Sandown

Bolter Rothera shocked even his trainer Peter Moody  by winning the Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m) at Sandown Hillsidetoday.

Moody had the six-year-old galloper booked to go back home to Queensland on Monday so unimpressed had he been with the lead up.

But …

Vandyke with an eye for the future

Vandyke with an eye for the future

9 Nov, 2011

Trainer David Vandyke in on a seeking mission with troubled galloper Lamasery.

While Sydney gelding has won at 2400m in the past, Vandyke wants to see him do it against true talent in the Group 2 $350,000 Zipping Classic (2400m) on the Sandown Hillside on Saturday.

A good performance will give the trainer confidence that …

So You Think he is a miler

So You Think he is a miler

8 Nov, 2011

How long does it take an Irishman to work out a horse’s optimum distance?

It is not a joke, it is champion Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien’s drawn out assessment of So You Think.

It appears the dual Cox Plate winner’s middle distance sojourns are to be restricted after he finished sixth to Drosselmeyer in the …

So You Think May Contest Third Cox Plate After Eclipse Win

So You Think May Contest Third Cox Plate After Eclipse Win

4 Jul, 2011

Reigning champion So You Think could contest third Cox Plate

So You Think has cemented his place as one of the world’s greatest stayers by winning the Group 1 Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park Racecourse in England on the weekend.

The five-year-old was trailing English Derby and Prix de l’arc de Triomphe winner Workforce at …

Arnold Seeks Eclipse Stakes Ride Aboard So You Think

Arnold Seeks Eclipse Stakes Ride Aboard So You Think

27 Jun, 2011

Jockey Steven Arnold riding So You Think to victory in the 2010 Cox Plate

With English jockey Ryan Moore’s disappointing ride aboard So You Think in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes fresh in everybody’s minds, Steven Arnold is making a play to ride the horse in the Eclipse Stakes this weekend.

Arnold, who was the …