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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 …

Pilote D’Essai doesn’t have to lead in Pakenham Cup

Pilote D’Essai doesn’t have to lead in Pakenham Cup

1 Dec, 2016

Last start all the way Ballarat Cup winner Pilote D’Essai doesn’t have to lead to win the Listed $200,000 Superior Food Services Pakenham Cup (2500m) at Pakenham on Saturday according his promising apprentice Regan Bayliss.

Regan Bayliss, above, rides French import Pilote D’Essai in the Pakenham Cup at Pakenham. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

Bayliss controlled …

Freedman pair battle for Ballarat Cup favouritism

Freedman pair battle for Ballarat Cup favouritism

18 Nov, 2016

The Lee and Anthony Freedman trained Nozomi and Cool Chap are fighting for favouritism for the Listed $300,000 Ballarat Cup (2200m) at Ballarat on Saturday.

Cool Chap, above, will have no trouble running the 2200m of the Ballarat Cup at Ballarat. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Cool Chap has always been hovering near the top …

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 …

Laing has 4 nominations for Sandown Guineas

Laing has 4 nominations for Sandown Guineas

7 Nov, 2016

Trainer Robbie Laing has nominated four three-year-olds for Saturday’s Group 2 $250,000 Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas (1600m) at Sandown.

Jennifer Lynn, above, is among the nominations for the Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas at Sandown. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Victoria Derby fourth placegetter So Si Bon heads up Laing’s nominations which also include Missrock, Stornaway and Wimborne.…

2016 Crown Oaks winner Lasqueti Spirit scores the upset of the Carnival

2016 Crown Oaks winner Lasqueti Spirit scores the upset of the Carnival

3 Nov, 2016

100-1 chance Lasqueti Spirit scored the upset of the Melbourne Cup Carnival with an all the way win in the Group 1 $1m Crown Oaks (2500m) at Flemington today.

Jockey Brenton Avdulla salutes the crowd as he lets Lasqueti Spirit roll to the line to win the Crown Oaks at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing …

2016 Crown Oaks Day Results: Lasqueti Spirit is the Crown Oaks Winner

2016 Crown Oaks Day Results: Lasqueti Spirit is the Crown Oaks Winner

3 Nov, 2016

2016 Crown Oaks Day boasts an exciting nine race card at Flemington Racecourse this afternoon, highlighted by the Group 1 staying test for three-year-old fillies.

Yankee Rose is a clear favourite to win the Group 1 Crown Oaks at Flemington this afternoon. Photo: Steve Hart

It is a fine day in the great Melbourne metropolitan …

2016 Crown Oaks: Eleonora bred to get the distance

2016 Crown Oaks: Eleonora bred to get the distance

3 Nov, 2016

Kiwi filly Eleonora will have no trouble getting the distance in the Group 1 $1m Crown Oaks over 2500m at Flemington today with stout staying blood on both sides of her pedigree.

Eleonora, above, has the pedigree to run out a strong 2500m in the Crown Oaks at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Eleonora’s …

Smart As You Think Primed for Crown Oaks

Smart As You Think Primed for Crown Oaks

3 Nov, 2016

Trainer John McArdle is pleased with the condition of Smart As You Think ahead of her run in the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) at Flemington this afternoon.

Trainer John McArdle has respect for horses like Moqueen (pictured) in this afternoon’s Crown Oaks. Photo: Steve Hart

Smart As You Think has produced a number of …

Yankee Rose no certainty to run out 2500m of Crown Oaks

Yankee Rose no certainty to run out 2500m of Crown Oaks

3 Nov, 2016

Dual Group 1 winner Yankee Rose might be an odds favourite to win the Group 1 $1m Crown Oaks but trainer David Vandyke is not certain that the filly will run out a strong 2500m at Flemington today.

Yankee Rose, above, is an odds on favourite to win the Crown Oaks at Flemington. Photo by …