News About: 2011 Flemington Spring Carnival

Americain’s new trainer announced Monday

Americain’s new trainer announced Monday

13 Nov, 2011

The new trainer of Americain will announce tomorrow.

Three trainers are at the top of the list – David Hayes, Anthony Freedman and Darren Weir.

Each of these trainers are favoured above others as they have rural properties which the owners believe is the best environment for galloper formerly trained in France by Alain de …

African Pulse a minor upset

African Pulse a minor upset

1 Nov, 2011

Mike Moroney and Lisa Cropp will go into today’s Melbourne Cup with their spirits up.

The Kiwi trainer and jockey combination, with Glass Harmonium in the Cup, had a success taster when African Pulse topple the in-form Karuta Queen to win the Schweppes Tonic 1000m at Flemington just two hours away from the Cup.

Karuta …

Nash Rawiller out Brad Rawiller in – 2011 Melbourne Cup

Nash Rawiller out Brad Rawiller in – 2011 Melbourne Cup

31 Oct, 2011

Nash Rawiller‘s application for stay of proceedings to VCAT has been declined and he won’t ride Unusual Suspect in the Melbourne Cup.

Rawiller was suspended for eight meetings on a careless riding charge also at Bendigo.

His original appeal was dismissed by the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board last Friday.

The RAD Board shaved one …

Lloyd and Bart disagree – 2011 Melbourne Cup

Lloyd and Bart disagree – 2011 Melbourne Cup

31 Oct, 2011

While Cups King Bart Cummings believes Americain is the horse to beat in tomorrow’s 2011 $6m Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) while big owner Lloyd Williams said he will struggle.

While Cummings has trained a record 12 Cup winners, Williams has owned three with both men a chance to add to their tallies with two …

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 …

Sangster – Kiwi winner of 2011 Victoria Derby

Sangster – Kiwi winner of 2011 Victoria Derby

29 Oct, 2011

Sangster has taken out the Victoria Derby at Flemington

Sydney jockey Hugh Bowman made it back to back Victoria Derby wins with another Kiwi connection when Sangster won the Flemington $1.5m Group 1 feature.

One of the oldest races on the Australian calendar fell to a young trainer from Cambidge, Trent  Busuttin.

It was a …

Brad and Luke in front if Nash loses riding battle

Brad and Luke in front if Nash loses riding battle

28 Oct, 2011

Trainer Mick Kent has been inundated with phone calls inquiring about the possible ride on Unusual Suspect in Tuesday’s $6m Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m).

Jockey Nash Rawiller is booked to ride the US import but may have to forfeit after losing an appeal for an eight meeting suspension today,

Rawiller incurred a careless riding …

Wall Street in doubt for Mackinnon

Wall Street in doubt for Mackinnon

28 Oct, 2011

New Zealand trainer Jeff Lynds is waiting on blood test result s taken from Wall Street after the star galloper suffered from a bout of colic on Wednesday.

A bad result is more than likely to see the five time Group 1 winner miss the 2011 Group 1 $1m Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington.

Colic …

Williams team remain strong in Mackinnon and Melbourne Cup

Williams team remain strong in Mackinnon and Melbourne Cup

28 Oct, 2011

Owners Nick and Lloyd Williams will still have three runners competing in the tomorrow’s Mackinnon Stakes en-route to Tuesday’s $6m Group 1 Melbourne Cup after today’s scratching of Linton in both events.

Midas Touch, Efficient and Mourayan will fly the Macedon Lodge flag and according to Nick Williams have a good chance in Group 1 …