News About: 2011 Newcastle Cup

Waller Drops Bombshell On The Verminator

Waller Drops Bombshell On The Verminator

15 Sep, 2011

Chris Waller has no hope for The Verminator in the Newcastle Cup because of the firm track

In one of the more extraordinary interviews to be conducted in recent memory Chris Waller has effectively shelved his hopes of a win for The Verminator in today’s Newcastle Cup.

Talking earlier this morning Waller conceded that if …

Slow Speed Spells Trouble For Spechenka

Slow Speed Spells Trouble For Spechenka

2 Sep, 2011

Spechenka will likely face a slow tempo in their next race at Eagle Farm

Spechenka will have to contend with a likely slow tempo when he runs in this weekend’s brisbanetimes.com.au Handicap at Eagle Farm Racecourse.

The race will be a practise run for the six-year-old gelding’s scheduled Group 3 Newcastle Cup attempt later this …

Fantastic Blue Prepares For Newcastle Cup Test

Fantastic Blue Prepares For Newcastle Cup Test

19 Aug, 2011

Fantastic Blue might target the Newcastle Cup after a recommendation from jockey Chris Munce

Queensland trainer Paul Nolan is considering targeting Fantastic Blue at the Group 3 Newcastle Cup in September after jockey Chris Munce made the recommendation.

Munce made it clear to Nolan that Fantastic Blue was more than capable of contesting the Newcastle …

Lack Of Races Sends Raeburn South

Lack Of Races Sends Raeburn South

10 Aug, 2011

Queensland Cup placegetter Raeburn will head south for the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival earlier than planned due to the lack of suitable staying races on offer in his home state.

The seven-year-old gelding has not had a run since his third placing to Tinseltown in the Listed Queensland Cup at Eagle Farm on July 9.…

Smith Has Melbourne Cup Run On The Agenda For Hume

Smith Has Melbourne Cup Run On The Agenda For Hume

5 Aug, 2011

Trainer Brian Smith is confident Hume (pictured) could be a realistic Melbourne Cup chance

Brisbane trainer Brian Smith will make a second attempt at gaining Melbourne Cup glory with the talented Hume, after the horse failed to make the field two years ago.

While Smith forked out the late nomination fee to ensure Hume was …