News About: 2012 Emirates Stakes

McDonald Appeal Dismissed, Avdulla Picks Up Ride on Secret Admirer

McDonald Appeal Dismissed, Avdulla Picks Up Ride on Secret Admirer

9 Nov, 2012

An appeal by James McDonald against a 14-meeting suspension for his Melbourne Cup ride on Fiorente has been dismissed meaning the New Zealand jockey will be unable to ride in Saturday’s Emirates Stakes meeting at Flemington.

James McDonald (pictured) will not be riding on Emirates Stakes Day. Photo by: Daniel Costello.

McDonald was found guilty …

Solzhenitsyn Out For More Group 1 Success in Emirates

Solzhenitsyn Out For More Group 1 Success in Emirates

9 Nov, 2012

Queensland trainer Robert Heathcote is confident Solzhenitsyn can pick up his second Group 1 win when he steps out in the Emirates Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Solzhenitsyn is chasing his second Group 1 in the Emirates Stakes at Flemington on Saturday. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Heathcote pencilled in the Emirates as …