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Melbourne Cup Unlikely For Gris Caro

Melbourne Cup Unlikely For Gris Caro

26 Sep, 2013

Trainer Jake Stephens has revealed that exciting imported stayer Gris Caro was only entered in the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) as a precaution and is unlikely to contest the ‘race that stops a nation’.

Trainer Jake Stephens does not believe that Gris Caro is as good as 2012 Mackinnon Stakes winner Alcopop. Photo by: …

Waterhouse adds Tres Blue to her Melbourne Cup entrants

Waterhouse adds Tres Blue to her Melbourne Cup entrants

10 Sep, 2013

Gai Waterhouse has enhanced her chances of winning her first Melbourne Cup by adding French galloper Tres Blue to her team with a late entry payment of $5,500 to the Victoria Racing Club.

Melbourne Cup late entry Gris Caro will follow the same path as Alcopop, above. Photo by Steve Hart.

Waterhouse now has twelve …

Gris Caro Replicates Alcopop By Winning 2013 Balaklava Cup

Gris Caro Replicates Alcopop By Winning 2013 Balaklava Cup

4 Sep, 2013

He was purchased to be a replacement for Group 1 winner Alcopop and Gris Caro has lived up to that billing by winning the Listed Balaklava Cup (1600m) in a thrilling finish this afternoon.

Gris Caro replicated the feat of Alcopop, the horse that he was purchased to replace, by winning the Balaklava Cup this …

Ipswich Cup run in doubt for Zabeelionaire

Ipswich Cup run in doubt for Zabeelionaire

12 Jun, 2013

Clearing weather towards the end of the week may not be enough to convince trainer Leon Corstens to run his Derby winner Zabeelionaire in the Listed $200,000 Channel 7 Ipswich Cup (2150m) at Ipswich on Saturday.

Zabeelionaire looking for dry track for Ipswich Cup. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Corstens has defended the poor Winter Carnival …

Alcopop Retired

Alcopop Retired

14 Jan, 2013

South Australian veteran Alcopop has been retired at the top of his game with connections putting the interests of the horse first.

Veteran South Australian gelding Alcopop has been retired. Photo by: Daniel Costello.

Already eight and due for a lengthy spell in the paddock, trainer Jake Stephens wanted to ensure the gelding has the …

Boss misses out on Ocean Park ride

Boss misses out on Ocean Park ride

19 Dec, 2012

Big race jockey Glen Boss has missed out on the chance to accompany Cox Plate winner Ocean Park on a Northern Hemisphere campaign with English ride Johnny Murtagh being confirmed to take over the reins.

Boss has been overlooked by trainer Gary Hennessy and Murtagh will get his first feel of the multiple Group 1 …

Alcopop to spell for next spring

Alcopop to spell for next spring

11 Dec, 2012

Trainer Jake Stephens will look to the Spring next year for stable star Alcopop after finishing third in the Group 1 HK$22m Longines Hong Kong Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin last Sunday.

Alcopop will spell and prepare for the Spring Carnival next year. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Alcopop raced up to his good …

Cirrus Des Aigles withdrawn from Hong Kong Cup

Cirrus Des Aigles withdrawn from Hong Kong Cup

7 Dec, 2012

Alcopop’s chances in the Group 1 HK$22m Longines Hong Kong Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin on Sunday have been boosted with shock scratching of race favourite Cirrus Des Aigles.

Race favourite Cirrus Des Aigles has been withdrawn from the Hong Kong Cup. Photo by: Daniel Costello

Multiple French group 1 winner Cirrus Des Aigles was …

Stoute hopes to send Carlton House out a winner

Stoute hopes to send Carlton House out a winner

7 Dec, 2012

Legendary English trainer Sir Michael Stoute is hoping to send Carlton House out a winner in the Group 1 HK$22m Longines Hong Kong Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin on Sunday before the four year old heads to Gai Waterhouse’s Tulloch Lodge in Sydney.

Trainer Sir Michael Stoute is hoping Carlton House can win the Hong …

O’Shea happy with Sea Siren’s progress

O’Shea happy with Sea Siren’s progress

4 Dec, 2012

Top Randwick trainer John’ O’Shea couldn’t be happier with the progress of his Group 1 star Sea Siren as she heads towards the Group 1 HK$15m Longines Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) at Sha Tin on Sunday.

Trainer John O'Shea is happy with the progress of Sea Siren. Photo by: Daniel Costello

O’Shea was on hand …