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Polarisation Wins Sydney Cup 2017 Re-Run

Polarisation Wins Sydney Cup 2017 Re-Run

24 Apr, 2017

The Godolphin raider Polarisation and hoop Corey Brown were first past the post in the no-race a fortnight back and finished on top again taking out the 2017 Sydney Cup re-run over the weekend.

English raider Polarisation took out the second running of the 2017 Sydney Cup with a gutsy late effort at Royal Randwick. …

Big Duke Best Backed in Sydney Cup Betting 2017

Big Duke Best Backed in Sydney Cup Betting 2017

21 Apr, 2017

Darren Weir’s in-form stayer Big Duke jumped favourite in the declared no-race a fortnight back and the punters have remained faithful getting behind the same horse in updated Sydney Cup betting for Saturday’s re-run.

Big Duke is clear favourite in Sydney Cup 2017 betting for the re-run at Royal Randwick on Saturday afternoon. Photo: Ultimate …

2017 Queensland Derby Hopes on Show at Ellerslie

2017 Queensland Derby Hopes on Show at Ellerslie

20 Apr, 2017

Two potential Queensland Derby-bound New Zealand gallopers face off for Donna Logan and co-trainer Chris Gibbs at Ellerslie across the Tasman this Saturday.

Former New Zealand-trained three-year-old Mongolian Wolf is early favourite in pre-nomination 2017 Queensland Derby betting this winter. Photo: Steve Hart.

The duo saddle-up stablemates Tavidream and Comin’through in Race 8 – the …

Wheeler Roughie To Defy Sydney Cup 2017 Odds

Wheeler Roughie To Defy Sydney Cup 2017 Odds

20 Apr, 2017

Hall of Fame trainer John Wheeler is hoping his proven two-miler Pentathlon can defy his roughie quote in 2017 Sydney Cup betting on Saturday’s re-run of the Royal Randwick feature.

Jockey Jason Collett (pictured aboard Lady Sniper) misses the ride on Pentathlon in the rescheduled 2017 Sydney Cup due to suspension. Photo: Steve Hart.

A …

Boss to Ride Big Duke in Sydney Cup 2017: Williams Loses Appeal

Boss to Ride Big Duke in Sydney Cup 2017: Williams Loses Appeal

19 Apr, 2017

Jockey Glen Boss gets the chance at a second Sydney Cup winning ride booked to replace Craig Williams aboard the favourite in Saturday’s re-run Big Duke.

Glen Boss (pictured) will replace the suspended Craig Williams on Big Duke in the Sydney Cup 2017 field on the weekend. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos/

Williams appealed his careless …

2017 BTC Cup Target for Mahuta

2017 BTC Cup Target for Mahuta

19 Apr, 2017

Darren Weir’s forgotten galloper Mahuta makes a return to the track in Melbourne this weekend before a likely Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival campaign targeting the Group 1 BTC Cup – now known as the Kingsford Smith Cup.

Mahuta makes a much awaited return to racing at Caulfield in Saturday’s Bel Esprit Stakes. Photo: Ultimate Racing …

Kiwi filly Savvy Dreams among nominations for Auraria Stakes

Kiwi filly Savvy Dreams among nominations for Auraria Stakes

18 Apr, 2017

Kiwi filly Savvy Dreams will have her Australasian Oaks lead up run in Group 3 $120,000 Schweppervescence Stakes (Registered as Auraria Stakes) (1800m) at Morphettville on Saturday.

The Darren Weir trained Kenedna, above, is among the nominations for the Auraria Stakes at Morphettville. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Guy Lowry and Grand Cullen trained …

Polarisation cleared to run in 2017 Sydney Cup

Polarisation cleared to run in 2017 Sydney Cup

18 Apr, 2017

The Charlie Appleby trained stayer Polarisation has been cleared to run in the rescheduled Group 1 $2m Schweppes Sydney Cup (3200m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Last Saturday’s Caulfield winner Boom Time, above, has been nominated for the rescheduled Sydney Cup at Randwick. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Polarisation and stablemate Penglai Pavilion are two English …

Self Sense can run the distance in the Sydney Cup

Self Sense can run the distance in the Sydney Cup

18 Apr, 2017

Mornington trainer David Brideoake has no problem about outsider Self Sense running the distance of the rescheduled 3200m Group 1 $2m Schweppes Sydney Cup at Randwick on Saturday.

Self Sense, above, is ready to run the 3200m of the Sydney Cup at Randwick. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Self Sense is one of the …

Williams appeals to keep the ride on Big Duke In 2017 Sydney Cup

Williams appeals to keep the ride on Big Duke In 2017 Sydney Cup

18 Apr, 2017

Suspended jockey Craig Williams has lodged an appeal in an attempt to keep the ride on the pre-race favourite Big Duke in the rescheduled Group 1 $2m Schweppes Sydney Cup (3200m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Craig Williams combines with Sydney Cup favourite Big Duke above, to win the Chairman’s Handicap at Randwick. Photo by Steve …