News About: 2012 Melbourne Cup Carnival

Buffering to Bounce Back in Patinack

Buffering to Bounce Back in Patinack

8 Nov, 2012

“Let him run.”

They are the instructions trainer Robert Heathcote has issued jockey Hugh Bowman ahead of his ride on Buffering in the Group 1 Patinack Farm Classic (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Robert Heathcote has tipped Queensland star Buffering to bounce back in the Patinack Farm Classic. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Heathcote …

Kasane Salutes for Carey Ahead of Cup

Kasane Salutes for Carey Ahead of Cup

6 Nov, 2012

Ethiopia trainer Pat Carey made a brilliant start to Melbourne Cup day with six-year-old Kasane scoring a convincing win in the $100,000 TAB Trophy (1700m).

With Hong Kong-based jockey Brett Prebble aboard, the mare scored the biggest win of her career as she flew home to beat Mabsam and Aliyana by a half-length.

Kasane shares …

Gai Thrilled with Cup Hope

Gai Thrilled with Cup Hope

25 Oct, 2012

The hype over Glencadam Gold has disappeared following his Caulfield Cup failure but Gai Waterhouse may still have the horse to deliver her an elusive Melbourne Cup.

British four-year-old Fiorente was put through his paces in front of Waterhouse at Werribee yesterday and the hall of fame trainer was thrilled with what she saw.

“He …

Melbourne Cup Hopefuls Head Strong Geelong Cup Entries

Melbourne Cup Hopefuls Head Strong Geelong Cup Entries

18 Oct, 2012

A number of Melbourne Cup hopefuls will be out to follow in the footsteps of past winners Americain and Dunaden when they contest the Group 3 Geelong Cup (2400m) on Wednesday.

Maluckyday is one of a number Melbourne Cup hopefuls entered for the Geelong Cup. Photo by: Taron Clarke.

Both Americain and Dunaden won the …