News About: 2011 Geelong Cup

Williams on live Japan Cup hope

Williams on live Japan Cup hope

24 Nov, 2011

Those convinced jockey Craig Williams could win on a broomstick at present should take notice of Sunday’s Grade 1 $6.5 2011 Japan Cup (2400m) in Tokyo.

He is riding local galloper Tosen Jordan  who is third favourite with Tabsportsbet at $8 after a career best win.

The five-year-old gelding is shooting for a hat-trick after …

Dunaden penalised half a kilo for Geelong Cup win

Dunaden penalised half a kilo for Geelong Cup win

20 Oct, 2011

French galloper Dunaden has received a half kilo penalty for the $6m Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) for winning yesterday’s Geelong Cup (2400m).

The Mikel Dalzangles trained galloper was allotted the impost by Racing Victoria’s chief handicapper, Greg Carpenter and it is the same penalty he handed to last year’s Geelong Cup winner Americain.

The …

Dunaden now second favourite for the Melbourne Cup

Dunaden now second favourite for the Melbourne Cup

19 Oct, 2011

Bookmakers around Australia have acted swiftly making French galloper Dunaden Melbourne Cup second favourite after he won today’s 2011 Geelong Cup (2400m).

Having his first race start in Australia, the Mikel Dalzangles trained galloper made relatively light work of the Group three field.

Dunaden is as short at $8 with bookies to take out Australia’s …

Dunaden Puts Melbourne Cup Rivals On Notice

Dunaden Puts Melbourne Cup Rivals On Notice

19 Oct, 2011

Dunaden has asserted himself as a genuine Melbourne Cup contender following in the footsteps of Americain in winning today’s Geelong Cup.

Like Americain he is French trained and like Americain he was simply too good at the death, easing past a gallant Tanby out in front.

Dunaden managed to achieve the win despite being top …

D-Day Arrives For Bauer In Geelong Cup

D-Day Arrives For Bauer In Geelong Cup

19 Oct, 2011

Bauer's run in the Geelong Cup will determine his Melbourne Cup chances

It’s now or never for nine year old Bauer as the nine year old gets set for today’s Group 3 Geelong Cup over 2400m.

It’s the crunch event that will determine his Melbourne Cup chances and whether or not he’ll have the opportunity …

I’m Jake & I’m Ready For The Geelong Cup

I’m Jake & I’m Ready For The Geelong Cup

19 Oct, 2011

I’m Jake is the type of horse that doesn’t need a lot of luck in his races, he makes his own fortune by striding forward and finding his own space ahead of the pack.

It’s a strategy that requires a horse with plenty of gate speed as well as a big heart to hang on …

Geelong Cup good for Dunaden desperate for others

Geelong Cup good for Dunaden desperate for others

18 Oct, 2011

The Group 3 $225,000 Geelong Cup (2400m) result on Wednesday will not change the Melbourne Cup prospects of French galloper Dunaden but is the last realistic chance of a Cup start for the rest of the field.

Dunaden is 14th, on the latest Melbourne Cup order of entry thus is guaranteed a start in …

Black Is The New Black In 2011 Melbourne Cup

Black Is The New Black In 2011 Melbourne Cup

12 Oct, 2011

With the Melbourne Cup journey of Black And Bent over there is a lack of a real ‘fairytale’ horse in this year’s race.

There always seems to be one, whether they be a cheap purchase nobody wanted, an unlikely bush galloper working through the grades or even a veteran having their third or fourth attempt.…