News About: 2011 Victoria Derby

Snowden’s chances for Sandown Guineas day

Snowden’s chances for Sandown Guineas day

11 Nov, 2011

The Peter Snowden yard has a strong hand at the Sandown Guineas  meet on the Hillside tomorrow.

The Darley trainer has Galah in the Group 1 $350,000 Guineas (1600m) as well as top contenders in supporting races.

What Galah lacks in maturity he is making up in talent.

He looked workmanlike winning the Group 3 …

Sangster – Kiwi winner of 2011 Victoria Derby

Sangster – Kiwi winner of 2011 Victoria Derby

29 Oct, 2011

Sangster has taken out the Victoria Derby at Flemington

Sydney jockey Hugh Bowman made it back to back Victoria Derby wins with another Kiwi connection when Sangster won the Flemington $1.5m Group 1 feature.

One of the oldest races on the Australian calendar fell to a young trainer from Cambidge, Trent  Busuttin.

It was a …

Perfect Punch – Derby riding tactics change

Perfect Punch – Derby riding tactics change

29 Oct, 2011

Trainer Leon Macdonald’s Victoria Derby hope Perfect Punch will be ridden further back in the field than normal in today’s big race.

Macdonald who won the 2011 Caulfield Cup with Southern Speed is hoping for another major with the Starcraft three year old.

Perfect Punch has drawn barrier 13 and will be ridden by Clare …

Sheikh Mohammed at Derby Day a good sign for Snowden runners

Sheikh Mohammed at Derby Day a good sign for Snowden runners

29 Oct, 2011

Sepoy

It is expected the Peter Snowdenyard is set for a big Derby day at Flemington.

The Darley trainer has the boss Sheikh Mohammed in town to see his thoroughbreds strut their stuff.

And the rain that Melbourne has received is only helping the situation.

In race one, Carbine Club Stakes, Galah is being back …

Derby day – Flemington track conditions and scratchings

Derby day – Flemington track conditions and scratchings

29 Oct, 2011

Flemington

Rail: True Position Penetrometer: 4.86

Weather: showers, Track Rating: Dead 5.

PENO: Inside – 4.85, Outside – 4.84

Scratchings

Race 2: 1 Tullamore,  4 Moyenne Corniche, 16 Home On a Wing.

Race 5: 2  Wall Street (NZ) 7 Linton (SA 28/10 1103)

Race 6: 17 Mustang (NZ), 18 Monsili.

Race 7: 6 Moment in …

Schofield Anxious For Derby Day To Arrive

Schofield Anxious For Derby Day To Arrive

28 Oct, 2011

Glyn Schofield is without a doubt one of the safest riders in the country with a steady stream of winners and  an unmatched professional attitude to his work.

He’s a real student of the game and his experience pays off as he’s constantly rewarded with the biggest rides.

That continues tomorrow at Flemington when Schofield …

Derby Day – Who Wants To Be A Zabeelionaire?

Derby Day – Who Wants To Be A Zabeelionaire?

28 Oct, 2011

Leon Corstens is part of the rare group of people that know what it’s like to win the Victoria Derby and he feels he’s in a position to do it all over again in 2011.

When he looks back on that day with Helenus in 2002 it’s with the fondest of memories and as such …

Manawanui draws perfectly for Victoria Derby

Manawanui draws perfectly for Victoria Derby

26 Oct, 2011

Manawanui has drawn barrier 8 for the Victoria Derby

The dream of winning the Group 1 $1.5m Victoria Derby (2500m) is within reach of trainer Ron Leemon after Manawanui drew perfectly today for Saturday’s race.

Manawanui drew barrier eight and if the emergencies are withdrawn he will jump from six.

“I’m very happy, I picked …

Flemington To Produce The Best From Eagle Command

Flemington To Produce The Best From Eagle Command

25 Oct, 2011

Eagle Command was a hot chance going into the Geelong Classic last start but he disappointed majorly as he could only battle to seventh position.

Previous to that he was an outstanding second to Isopatch at Flemington after running on from towards the tail of the field.

Just what  Eagle Command arrives for this weekend’s …

2500m Victoria Derby Trip To Suit Sangster

2500m Victoria Derby Trip To Suit Sangster

25 Oct, 2011

Sangster is a strong Victoria Derby chance

Sangster was picked as a strong Victoria Derby chance at the start of the spring carnival and now with only a few days to go to the race that’s still the case.

Last start Sangster was just caught on the line by the impressive Sabrage and he’ll be …