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Hawks Bay Still on Track for Darwin Cup

Hawks Bay Still on Track for Darwin Cup

18 Jun, 2013

A last-start failure has been brushed off as a minor hiccup by Hawks Bay trainer Neil Dyer who is still plotting a Darwin Cup path for the tough seven-year-old.

Hawks Bay remains on track for the Darwin Cup. Photo by: Taron Clarke.

The experienced gelding was surprisingly beaten 9 1/2 lengths in the Swan Hill …

Hawks Bay All Set To Claim Darwin Cup Victory

Hawks Bay All Set To Claim Darwin Cup Victory

1 Aug, 2011

Trainer Neil Dyer believes this could be the year for Hawks Bay to claim his first Darwin Cup victory, after finishing second his past two attempts.

Hawks Bay will be ridden by top jockey Steven Arnold in the race, who will be in the fight of his life against the favourite, The Ruffian, who is …

Club Liquid Looking To Secure Second Darwin Cup Victory

Club Liquid Looking To Secure Second Darwin Cup Victory

29 Jul, 2011

Club Liquid will attempt to win his second $175,000 Darwin Cup at Fannie Bay Racecourse this Monday.

The rising eight-year-old won the 2008 Darwin Cup and finished third in the race last year despite suffering from persistent feet issues.

“It was a big effort for a horse who could hardly walk a week before,” said …

Hickmott Eyes Darwin Cup Win With Agarkar

Hickmott Eyes Darwin Cup Win With Agarkar

28 Jul, 2011

Young trainer Michael Hickmott will saddle up Agarkar in the $175,000 Darwin Cup on Monday if he can draw well in the barriers.

The six-year-old gelding has won seven of his 43 races starts and has accrued more than $130,000 in prize money.

“Agarkar is jumping out of his skin, but the barrier draw could …

Top Jocks Head North For Darwin Cup

Top Jocks Head North For Darwin Cup

25 Jul, 2011

Kerrin McEvoy has been booked to ride The Ruffian in the Darwin Cup

The Darwin Cup grows in stature every year and in 2011 it could reach new levels of importance if the  national interest is anything to go by.

Two more of the country’s top jockeys will be making the journey to the Northern …

Fosters Extends Darwin Cup Carnival Sponsorship

Fosters Extends Darwin Cup Carnival Sponsorship

26 Jun, 2011

Darwin Turf Club (DTC) chief executive Phillip Neck has confirmed that Fosters Australia has pledged its sponsorship to the Darwin Cup Carnival for another five years.

Mr Neck was incredibly grateful to Fosters for their continued support of the popular carnival.

“To Lincoln Jenkin and his team (at Foster’s), thank you for your support,” Mr …