News About: 2012 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival

Strong Field for Emirates

Strong Field for Emirates

7 Nov, 2012

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is set to finish with a bang at Flemington on Saturday with a classy field of 16 horses plus four emergencies named to contest the Group 1 Emirates Stakes(1600m).

Epsom winner Fat Al will carry 58kg in the Emirates Stakes on Saturday. Photo by: Steve Hart.

Heading the field is Epsom …

Snitzerland and Howmuchdoyouloveme in Patinack Field

Snitzerland and Howmuchdoyouloveme in Patinack Field

7 Nov, 2012

Emerging sprinter Howmuchdoyouloveme and star filly Sniterzland have been named to contest the Group 1 Patinack Farm Classic (1200m) on Saturday just seven days after failing when favourites in their respective tasks on Derby Day.

Snitzerland has been named in a 15-horse field for the Patinack Farm Classic. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Howmuchdoyouloveme …

Japan Cup Likely for Jakkalberry

Japan Cup Likely for Jakkalberry

7 Nov, 2012

Globetrotting horse Jakkalberry is likely to head to the Group 1 Japan Cup (2400m) on November 25 after surprising many with his third-place finish in yesterday’s $6 million Mellbourne Cup.

A trip to the Japan Cup is on the cards for Melbourne Cup third Jakkalberry. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The seven-year-old, who is …

Ethiopia Carrying The Hopes of Australia

Ethiopia Carrying The Hopes of Australia

6 Nov, 2012

He’s named after a country in north-east Africa but emerging stayer Ethiopia will be carrying the hopes of Australia when he lines up in his first Melbourne Cup at Flemington today.

Ethiopia is one of the few local hopes in the Melbourne Cup. Photo by: Steve Hart.

The four-year-old is one of 16 Australian-trained Melbourne …

Break Has Queensland Sprinter in Good Spirits for Yellowglen

Break Has Queensland Sprinter in Good Spirits for Yellowglen

2 Nov, 2012

Tony Gollan hopes a four-week freshen up and strict race plan will allow Spirit Of Boom to turn consistent performances into victory in the Group 2 Yellowglen Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Spirit Of Boom races in the Yellowglen Stakes this weekend after a four week break. Photo by: Steve Hart.

Gollan was left …

Myer Over Mackinnon for Secret Admirer

Myer Over Mackinnon for Secret Admirer

30 Oct, 2012

Grahame Begg has opted to race Secret Admirer in the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington this Saturday instead of taking on Cox Plate winner Ocean Park in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m).

Secret Admirer heads to the Group 1 Myer Classic at Flemington on Saturday. Photo by: Steve Hart.

The five-year-old mare …

Vatuvei Outstays Rivals to Win Drake International Cup

Vatuvei Outstays Rivals to Win Drake International Cup

27 Oct, 2012

Emerging stayer Vatuvei signalled his potential as a future big race contender by outlasting his rivals in the Group 2 Drake International Cup (2500m) at Moonee Valley today.

Vatuvei produced a strong staying performance to win the Drake International Cup. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The four-year-old showed a genuine appreciation for the staying …

Sea Siren Claims Third Group 1 in Manikato

Sea Siren Claims Third Group 1 in Manikato

26 Oct, 2012

Sea Siren claimed her third Group 1 victory and took her career record to six wins from nine starts when winning the Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley tonight.

Sea Siren (pink and blue) was too strong in the Manikato Stakes. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Having her first start since a winter campaign …

The Bargain Horses with Big Cox Plate Hopes

The Bargain Horses with Big Cox Plate Hopes

24 Oct, 2012

They don’t have the pedigree of the top fancies and both will start at big prices but Sincero and Happy Trails play an important role just by getting to the start line in Saturday’s $3 million Cox Plate.

Happy Trails, an $11,000 purchase, will take on the likes of million-dollar colt All Too Hard in …

Jakkalberry Still On Track for Melbourne Cup

Jakkalberry Still On Track for Melbourne Cup

24 Oct, 2012

A lacklustre display from Jakkalberry in the Caulfield Cup has not dented the Melbourne Cup hopes of trainer Marco Botti.

Trainer Marco Botti is expecting an improved performance from Jakkalberry in the Melbourne Cup. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The six-year-old was never really in the race on Saturday, finishing 13th and 6 1/2 …