News About: 2011 Flemington Spring Racing Carnival

He’s the plunge horse in 2011 Railway stakes

He’s the plunge horse in 2011 Railway stakes

16 Nov, 2011

Astute Kiwi trainer Roger James will satisfy at least two goals if plunge horse He’s Remarkable wins the $1m Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on Saturday.

Backed from $15 to $7.50, He’s Remarkable would earn both a berth in Sydney’s 2012 Doncaster Hcp (1600m) and pick an initial Group 1.

He’s Remarkable is …

Bart Cummings 2011 Melbourne Cup hopes and just hopes

Bart Cummings 2011 Melbourne Cup hopes and just hopes

31 Oct, 2011

Cups King Bart Cummings has named Americian the horse to beat in tomorrow’s $6 Group 1 2011 Melbourne Cup (3200m) holding on to hope rather than confidence for his two entrants Precedence and Illo.

While the lone universal question mark on Americain appears to be whether he can lump 58kg and win successive Cups, Cummings …

The Flemington track upgrade for 2011 Melbourne Cup

The Flemington track upgrade for 2011 Melbourne Cup

31 Oct, 2011

The Flemington track for tomorrow’s 2011 Melbourne Cup meet has been upgraded to a Dead 4 as at 3pm (EST).

The rail for the meet will be out 3m while the overall penetrometer is 4.73 (Inside 4.72 Outside 4.75)

There has been 1.0mm of rainfall in the past 24 hours A total of 15.mm of …

Ghosts of the past fear Johnston

Ghosts of the past fear Johnston

31 Oct, 2011

UK trainer Mark Johnston is hoping jockey Neil Callan has watched the numerous tapes of the Melbourne Cup before he rides Jukebox Jury in the big race tomorrow.

Johnston knows more than anyone that tomorrow’s $6 Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) is not like a staying race in England.

The quick start, slow middle and …