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2016 Melbourne Cup: Maher tips Jameka to win

2016 Melbourne Cup: Maher tips Jameka to win

31 Oct, 2016

Trainer Ciaron Maher is tipping  Jameka to win the Group 1 $6m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) and he will go the Flemington today with very little pressure on his shoulders.

Jameka, above, is one of the main fancies for the Melbourne Cup at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Jameka scored a runaway three lengths …

2016 Caulfield Cup: Wide barrier to test Tally

2016 Caulfield Cup: Wide barrier to test Tally

13 Oct, 2016

A wide barrier will fully test Tally‘s chances of winning the Group 1 $3m BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Tally, above, will have to overcome a wide barrier in the Caulfield Cup at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The John O’Shea trained Tally, who will carry the Godophin royal blue colours, …

Hauraki remains favourite for the Epsom

Hauraki remains favourite for the Epsom

28 Sep, 2016

The John O’Shea trained Hauraki remains the favourite for the Group 1 $1m Epsom (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday and gets his chance to breakthrough for his initial Group 1 win.

Hauraki, above, sits at the top of the market order for the Epsom at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Hauraki, the $5.50 favourite with …

Jameka gets half a kilo Cups penalty for Naturalism Stakes win

Jameka gets half a kilo Cups penalty for Naturalism Stakes win

20 Sep, 2016

The Ciaron Maher trained Jameka has been given a 0.5kg penalty for both the Caulfield Cup and the Melbourne Cup for her win in the Group 3 $150,000 Bendigo Bank East Malvern MRC Foundation Cup (Naturalism Stakes) (2000m) at Caulfield last Saturday.

Naturalism Stakes winner Jameka, above, has been given a 0.5kg penalty for both …

Tavago out of Hill Stakes

Tavago out of Hill Stakes

15 Sep, 2016

Australian Derby winner Tavago is out of the Group 2 $200,000 Ascend Sales Trophies Hill Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on Saturday and will have his next Spring Carnival start at Caulfield next week.

Tavago, above, is out of the Hill Stakes and will be saved for the Underwood Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Steve Hart.…

Tally heads to the Memsie Stakes as a ‘young man’

Tally heads to the Memsie Stakes as a ‘young man’

25 Aug, 2016

Promising four year old Tally will kick off his Spring Carnival as a ‘young man’ when he steps out in the Group 1 $500,000 New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Tally, above, is one of the outsiders in the Memsie Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Trainer John O’Shea …

Ben Melham picks up the ride on Tavago in Memsie Stakes

Ben Melham picks up the ride on Tavago in Memsie Stakes

16 Aug, 2016

Melbourne jockey Ben Melham has picked up the ride on Australian Derby winner Tavago when he resumes for the Spring in the Group 1 $500,000 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on August 27.

Jockey Ben Melham, above, will ride Tavago in the Memsie Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

Tommy Berry was aboard the …

Memsie Stakes Spring Carnival opener for Tavago

Memsie Stakes Spring Carnival opener for Tavago

27 Jul, 2016

The Group 1 $500,000 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on August 27 will be the 2016 Melbourne Spring Carnival opener for Australian Derby winner Tavago.

Tavago, above, will kick of the Spring Carnival in the Memsie Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Steve Hart.

Tavago was prepared by co-trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young to win …

Gust Of Wind to carry extra weight in Melbourne Cup

Gust Of Wind to carry extra weight in Melbourne Cup

27 Jun, 2016

Trainer John Sargent expects 2015 Australian Oaks winner Gust Of Wind to be in foal when she races in the Group 1 $6m Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on the first Tuesday in November.

Gust Of Wind, above, could run in the Melbourne Cup carrying a foal to Criterion. Photo by Steve Hart.

Gust Of …

Maher confirms Melbourne Cup campaign for Jameka

Maher confirms Melbourne Cup campaign for Jameka

21 Jun, 2016

Caulfield trainer Ciaron Maher has confirmed a Caulfield Cup – Melbourne Cup campaign for last season’s Crown Oaks winner Jameka.

Jameka, above, will be set for the Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup during the Spring Carnival. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

Maher said that Jameka has come through a tough Autumn Carnival campaign well and has …