News About: 2011 The Lexus Stakes

Niwot Earns Coveted Melbourne Cup Spot For Hawkes’ Stable

Niwot Earns Coveted Melbourne Cup Spot For Hawkes’ Stable

29 Oct, 2011

Niwot has earned a start in the Melbourne Cup with a win in the Lexus Stakes

Seven-year-old Niwot has demonstrated his superior staying abilities by winning The Lexus Stakesat Flemington today.

The win has earned the lightly raced Galileo gelding a guaranteed start in the $6.2 million Melbourne Cup next Tuesday.

Niwot looked the unlikely …

Waller Angered By The Verminator’s Melbourne Cup Ballot

Waller Angered By The Verminator’s Melbourne Cup Ballot

25 Oct, 2011

Trainer Chris Waller will be outraged if his five-year-old gelding The Verminator misses out on a place in the $6 million Melbourne Cup field on November 1.

Waller believes The Verminator, who won The Metropolitan last start, should be higher in the ballot order than his current position of 26.

The trainer feels that handicappers …