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Lankan Rupee Records Dominant Jump Out Win

Lankan Rupee Records Dominant Jump Out Win

26 Aug, 2014

Lankan Rupee is set to return to the races in the 2014 McEwen Stakes at Moonee Valley on September 6 after he recorded a dominant victory in a jump out over 800 metres at Caulfield this morning.

The early morning fog in Melbourne made it very difficult to follow the progress of Lankan Rupee in the…

Lankan Rupee Impresses Newitt With Barrier Trial Effort

Lankan Rupee Impresses Newitt With Barrier Trial Effort

19 Aug, 2014

Lankan Rupee may have been defeated by Hazard in the opening barrier trial at Cranbourne this morning, but jockey Craig Newitt was still happy with the effort of the star sprinter.

Newitt has partnered Lankan Rupee in the majority of his race starts, despite famously electing to ride Samaready over the five-year-old in the Group 1…

Lankan Rupee Finishes Second In Barrier Trial

Lankan Rupee Finishes Second In Barrier Trial

19 Aug, 2014

Leading sprinter Lankan Rupee finished second behind Hazard in the opening barrier trial over 800 metres at Cranbourne this morning.

Lankan Rupee was making his first public appearance since his stellar autumn campaign and he was given a very quiet time by regular jockey Craig Newitt.

The triple Group 1 winner jumped straight to the lead…

Cornrow On Track For Vain Stakes Despite Setback

Cornrow On Track For Vain Stakes Despite Setback

6 Aug, 2014

Trainer Mick Price has revealed that talented colt Cornrow is still on track to contest the Group 3 Vain Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on August 16 despite being found with discharge in his nose yesterday morning.

Cornrow was set to contest a jump out with stablemate Jabali on the course proper, but he was given a…

Nordic Empire To Face Stablemates In Vain Stakes

Nordic Empire To Face Stablemates In Vain Stakes

4 Aug, 2014

Nordic Empire will face stablemates Jabali and Cornrow in the Group 3 Vain Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on August 16 after he returned to racing with an impressive victory in the Mitchelton Wines Plate (1000m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Nordic Empire was returning to the races for the first time since he tore him hamstring…

Oliver delays new season start, will miss Moonee Valley

Oliver delays new season start, will miss Moonee Valley

1 Aug, 2014

Last season’s Melbourne premier rider Damien Oliver will delay his start to defend his title after withdrawing from the Moonee Valley meeting on Saturday.

Oliver was down to ride five horses at Moonee Valley which was to be his first day back riding in Australia after a short stint riding in Mauritius.

But the result of…

Nordic Empire Can Win Mitchelton Wines Handicap

Nordic Empire Can Win Mitchelton Wines Handicap

1 Aug, 2014

Trainer Mick Price believes that Nordic Empire can win the Mitchelton Wines Handicap (1000m) at Moonee Valley tomorrow, but revealed that he will be happy as long as the talented colt runs in the first four.

Nordic Empire made his racing debut with an impressive win in the Flemington Equine Clinic Plate (1000m) at Caulfield on…

French Mare Debuts for Price at Moonee Valley

French Mare Debuts for Price at Moonee Valley

1 Aug, 2014

Former French-trained mare Elwaaryaa debuts for her new Australian trainer Mick Price in Victoria this Saturday kicking off her career down under at Moonee Valley Racecourse.

One of a handful of promising types running at the Valley for the Caulfield-based Price this weekend, Tamayuz four-year-old Elwaaryaa is engaged in Race 2 – the $40,000 Advanced…

Fulgur to line up at Flemington

Fulgur to line up at Flemington

17 Jul, 2014

Dual acceptor Fulgur is set to take his place in the $100,000 Ascot Racecourse Handicap (2000m) at Flemington on Saturday.

The Chris Waller trained English import was also an acceptor in the $85,000 Bob Ingham Handicap (1900m) at Rosehill but the six year old will stay in Melbourne where he has been based for his last…

Kavanagh has Spring hopes for Moonee Valley first starters

Kavanagh has Spring hopes for Moonee Valley first starters

20 Jun, 2014

Flemington trainer Mark Kavanagh is going to a mid-winter meeting at Moonee Valley on Saturday with high Spring Carnival expectations for his two first starters Magicool and Zimbabwe.

The two well-bred youngsters will debut in the $80,000 Aquanus Foods Handicap for two year olds over 1200m but if the plan comes together Kavanagh is hoping…