News About: 2013 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival

Pick the 2013 Melbourne Cup Winner

Pick the 2013 Melbourne Cup Winner

4 Nov, 2013

The countdown is well and truly on until the Melbourne Cup 2013 winner crosses over the line first in Flemington Race 7 this Tuesday, November 5, earning connections a juicy $3.6 million in prize money.

Fawkner emerges as a nice bet for the Melbourne Cup 2013 winner looking at the form. Photo: Race Horse Photos …

Baker’s Potential Victoria Derby Hope

Baker’s Potential Victoria Derby Hope

4 Jul, 2013

While superstar colt It’s A Dundeel will headline Murray Baker’s assault this spring, the experienced New Zealand trainer may just have another feather in his cap.

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Murray Baker (right) could have a Victoria Derby contender in Orion. Photo by: Steve Hart.

Accompanying It’s A Dundeel, who will be aimed at the Cox Plate, in …

Theodore on a Road to Group 1s

Theodore on a Road to Group 1s

4 Jul, 2013

A convincing win at Caulfield on Wednesday has Cranbourne trainer Stephen Theodore dreaming big with progressive gelding Road Trippin’.

The rising four-year-old is yet to break through in stakes grade but Theodore is hopeful he can measure up to Group 1 company this spring.

While the Cranbourne Cup at his home track presents itself as …

Kiwi Youngster In Line for Caulfield Guineas

Kiwi Youngster In Line for Caulfield Guineas

3 Jul, 2013

He’s had just one career start but New Zealand youngster Cauthen is already being touted as a Caulfield Guineas contender.

The rising three-year-old travelled from his Opaki base to Te Rapa for his debut today and he was quick to make an impression.

Despite being caught wide for the entire trip in the Goldpine Juvenile …

Don’t Forget Waterhouse’s Golden Spring Hope

Don’t Forget Waterhouse’s Golden Spring Hope

3 Jul, 2013

All the talk coming out of Gai Waterhouse’s stable heading into the spring is likely to be about top Melbourne Cup fancy Fiorente which could leave the door open for another import to slip under the radar.

Glencadam Gold is on track to be a major player this spring. Photo by: Steve Hart.

Glencadam Gold, …

Melbourne Cup To Remain at 3pm

Melbourne Cup To Remain at 3pm

2 Jul, 2013

Changes to run some of the spring’s major races as the last on the program won’t be implemented for the Melbourne Cup, with the race to remain at 3pm.

The Melbourne Cup Trophies. Photo by: Taron Clarke.

In an effort to maximise interest and betting turnover, both the Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate will run …

Caulfield Cup Now Last Race

Caulfield Cup Now Last Race

1 Jul, 2013

A scheduling change will see this year’s Caulfield Cup run as the last race on the 10-event feature program.

The move has been made in an effort to increase interest and betting turnover. While the Melbourne Racing Club have been keen to run the day’s main event as the last for many years, contractual obligations …

Perth Stayer Heading to Melbourne Spring

Perth Stayer Heading to Melbourne Spring

1 Jul, 2013

A strong return to form in the Group 3 Strickland Stakes (2000m) at Belmont Park on Saturday has Perth trainer Adam Durrant plotting a Melbourne spring path for Kincaple.

The seven-year-old was having just his second start since an injury-enforced layoff saw him spend 18-months on the sidelines.

But despite heading into the race on …

Melbourne Cup not Yet Lost for Godolphin Stayer

Melbourne Cup not Yet Lost for Godolphin Stayer

1 Jul, 2013

Lost In The Moment may have missed a start in last year’s Melbourne Cup but a return to form over the weekend could see him again chase success in Australia’s biggest race this spring.

The Godolphin-owned stayer, who finished sixth in the 2011 Melbourne Cup, broke a 30-month drought to return to the winner’s circle …

Southern Spring Awaits Someday

Southern Spring Awaits Someday

1 Jul, 2013

Queensland trainer Kelso Wood added another string to his spring bow on the weekend when four-year-old Someday booked his ticket south with his first stakes win in the Listed Glasshouse Handicap (1400m) at the Sunshine Coast.

Someday will be set for a southern spring campaign. Photo by: Daniel Costello.

The consistent gelding will play second …