News About: 2011 Mackinnon Stakes

Bowman rates Mourayan highly- Zipping Classic

Bowman rates Mourayan highly- Zipping Classic

12 Nov, 2011

Victoria Derby winning jockey Hugh Bowman believes Melbourne Cup late scratching Mourayan would have ran in the top six if he had started.

Today Mourayan is out to prove that high rating when he takes on Americain in the Group 2 $350,000 Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown-Hillside.

While the Melbourne Cup fourth Americain ($1.45) 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 …

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 …

Glass Harmonium to run in Melbourne Cup

Glass Harmonium to run in Melbourne Cup

29 Oct, 2011

Glass Harmonium

Glass Harmonium will take his place in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup.

Connections of the Mackinnon winner are going to accept with the in-form galloper who loves Flemington later today.

While they have doubts about his staying capabilities, the chance is too good to give up.

Gai Waterhouse is also going to accept with Older …

Glass Harmonium wins 2011 Mackinnon Stakes

Glass Harmonium wins 2011 Mackinnon Stakes

29 Oct, 2011

Glass Harmonium is the Mackinnon Stakes winner

The $6m question is whether 2011 Mackinnon Stakes hero Glass Harmonium will take his place in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup.

The Mike Moroney trained galloper did what he does best by leading and fighting to win the $1m Group 1 event,  his most important in Australia since arriving form …

Riding tactics for Lloyd Williams’ stars on Derby day

Riding tactics for Lloyd Williams’ stars on Derby day

29 Oct, 2011

Mourayan

The riding tactics of some of the key runners owned by Lloyd Williamsat Flemington today have been made public.

Green Moon, the Group 3 $250,000 Lexus (2500m) favourite, will be ridden forward.

It is make or break day for the European import as he need to win the race to gain a start in …

Tullamore out of the Lexus Stakes

Tullamore out of the Lexus Stakes

28 Oct, 2011

Tullamore will not run in the Mackinnon Stakes

The Gai Waterhouse trained Tullamore has been scratched from tomorrow’s $251,000 Group 3 Lexus Stakes(2500m) at Flemington.

The Caulfield Cup placegetter is being kept for Tuesday’s $6m Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) with the stable satisfied that he will gain a start.

Tullamore is officially 25th

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 …

Linton out of Melbourne Cup and Mackinnon

Linton out of Melbourne Cup and Mackinnon

28 Oct, 2011

The Lloyd and Nick Williams owned galloper Linton miss the Tuesday’s $6m Melbourne Cup (3200m) and has been has been scratched form tomorrow’s  Group 1 $1m Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on Saturday.

The five-year-old grey who was 10th in the Melbourne Cup order of entry has missed vital work leading up to the …

Mackinnon is Melbourne Cup test for Harmonium

Mackinnon is Melbourne Cup test for Harmonium

27 Oct, 2011

Glass Harmonium needs a good run in the Mackinnon to be considered for the Melbourne Cup

Unsettled galloper Glass Harmonium is on Melbourne Cup trial when contesting the Saturday’s $1m Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington.

Trainer Mike Moroney said the grey had to run “well enough” in the Mackinnon before he would push …