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No 2017 Melbourne Cup for Gold Cup winner Big Orange

No 2017 Melbourne Cup for Gold Cup winner Big Orange

23 Jun, 2017

Newmarket trainer Michael Bell has ruled out a third Melbourne Cup campaign for Big Orange who fought hard to record a narrow win in the Group 1 £400,000 Gold Cup (2 mile, 4 furlongs) on the third day of the five day Royal Ascot Carnival in England on Thursday.

Ascot Gold Cup winner Big Orange, …

Red Cardinal has plenty of ground to cover before 2017 Melbourne Cup

Red Cardinal has plenty of ground to cover before 2017 Melbourne Cup

14 Jun, 2017

Melbourne Cup favourite Red Cardinal still has plenty of ground to cover before arriving in Australia for the 2017 Melbourne Spring Carnival.

Protectionist, above, won the 2014 Melbourne Cup for the same owners as Red Cardinal. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

The Andreas Wohler trained Red Cardinal was elevated to the top of the market order …

43 left in 2017 Sydney Cup at 1st acceptance time

43 left in 2017 Sydney Cup at 1st acceptance time

7 Mar, 2017

Forty-three stayers are left in the 2017 Group 1 $2m Schweppes Sydney Cup (3200m) at Randwick on April 8 at first acceptance time.

Our Ivanhowe, above is among the 43 first acceptors for the 2017 Sydney Cup at Randwick. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Sydney Cup top weight Our Ivanhowe and the lightly weighted Tom Melbourne …

Hartnell in top shape to take on Winx in Apollo Stakes

Hartnell in top shape to take on Winx in Apollo Stakes

13 Feb, 2017

Trainer John O’Shea has declared Hartnell to be in great shape as the English import prepares to take on Winx again in the Group 2 $250,000 The Star Apollo Stakes (1400m) at Randwick today.

Hartnell, above, is set to take on Winx in the Apollo Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Hartnell last clashed …

Hartnell on track for re-match with Winx in Apollo Stakes

Hartnell on track for re-match with Winx in Apollo Stakes

30 Jan, 2017

Godolphin’s high profile import Hartnell is on track for a re-match with Australia’s number one racehorse, glamour mare Winx, when they meet in the Group 2 $250,000 Apollo Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on February 11.

Hartnell, above, is on track to resume in the Apollo Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Hartnell was …

Winx included in 2017 Australian Cup nominations

Winx included in 2017 Australian Cup nominations

24 Jan, 2017

Dual Cox Plate winner Winx is included in the nominations for the Group 1 $1.5m Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington on March 11.

Winx, above, is one of five Chris Waller horses nominated for the 2017 Australian Cup at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Winx is one of five Chris Waller horses among the …

Our Ivanhowe will miss the Melbourne Autumn Carnival

Our Ivanhowe will miss the Melbourne Autumn Carnival

18 Jan, 2017

Five times Melbourne Cup winning trainer Lee Freedman is hoping for a wet end to the Autumn for German import Our Ivanhowe who has just returned to work and will miss the Melbourne Autumn Carnival.

Our Ivanhowe, above, looks likely to miss the Melbourne Autumn Carnival. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Freedman, who trains in partnership …

Australian Cup Autumn target for Jameka

Australian Cup Autumn target for Jameka

6 Dec, 2016

Trainer Ciaron Maher has pencilled in the Group 1 $1.5m Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington in March as the main Autumn Carnival target for his Caulfield Cup winner Jameka.

Caulfield Cup winner Jameka, above, will be set for the Australian Cup at Flemington in the Autumn. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Jameka was one of …

Williams give Swacadelic great chance in Pakenham Cup

Williams give Swacadelic great chance in Pakenham Cup

1 Dec, 2016

Globetrotting jockey Craig Williams gives himself a great chance of winning the Listed $200,000 Superior Food Services Pakenham Cup (2500m) on Swacadelic at Pakenham on Saturday before he heads to Hong Kong for a short riding contract.

Swacadelic, above in purple and gold colours, is one of the main chances in the Pakenham Cup at …

Jameka to be set for 2017 Spring Carnival

Jameka to be set for 2017 Spring Carnival

18 Nov, 2016

Caulfield Cup winner Jameka will have a light Autumn campaign before being set for the 2017 Spring Carnival.

Caulfield Cup winner Jameka, above, will have a light Autumn campaign before being prepared for the 2017 Spring Carnival. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Ciaron Maher trained Jameka had a disappointing end to her 2016 Spring …