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Group One Placegetter Puissance De Lune Retired

Group One Placegetter Puissance De Lune Retired

23 Feb, 2015

Popular seven-year-old stayer Puissance De Lune has been retired, with trainer Darren Weir confirming the horse will now go to stud.

Puissance De Lune has been retired following yet another campaign-ending injury. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Just last month Weir had said he was happy with the grey’s progress heading into the autumn, …

Signoff Looking to Have Light Autumn Campaign

Signoff Looking to Have Light Autumn Campaign

22 Dec, 2014

The Darren Weir-trained Signoff will have a very light autumn campaign next year, making only a few “cameo” appearances in a bid to be fighting fit for the spring where the four-year-old gelding will aim to win the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), which he finished a commendable fourth in this year.…

Melbourne Cup 2014: Red Cadeaux Makes Fourth Straight Start

Melbourne Cup 2014: Red Cadeaux Makes Fourth Straight Start

2 Nov, 2014

British stayer Red Cadeaux made the trip out to Australia for the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) for the first time back in 2011 as a five-year-old.

Red Cadeaux has made his fourth consecutive trip out to Australia for the Melbourne Cup. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

He narrowly missed out on victory …

Precedence’s 2014 Melbourne Cup Wide Draw Not an Issue

Precedence’s 2014 Melbourne Cup Wide Draw Not an Issue

2 Nov, 2014

The Bart & James Cummings-trained Precedence missed out on a run in last year’s Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) by just one spot but the nine-year-old gelding safely earned his place in the field for this year’s race.

Queen ELizabeth Stakes winner Precedence (outside) will start wide in the Melbourne Cup after drawing barrier …

2014 Melbourne Cup Draw a Success for Admire Rakti

2014 Melbourne Cup Draw a Success for Admire Rakti

2 Nov, 2014

The 2014 Melbourne Cup barrier draw on Saturday evening could not have gone better for connections of Admire Rakti.

Admire Rakti has once again drawn barrier eight, which connections are happy about. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Japanese stayer will jump from barrier eight, which is considered very lucky in China. It would …

Melbourne Cup Field: Signoff Will Carry Half a Kilogram Over

Melbourne Cup Field: Signoff Will Carry Half a Kilogram Over

2 Nov, 2014

The Darren Weir-trained Signoff secured the final place on the 2014 Melbourne Cup field on Saturday after winning the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) at Flemington Racecourse.

Joao Moreira can not strip down to 51kg, meaning Signoff will carry 51.5kg in the Melbourne Cup. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

The winner of the Lexus Stakes earns …

Kelinni’s Spring hinges on Sydney Cup performance

Kelinni’s Spring hinges on Sydney Cup performance

26 Apr, 2013

A second attempt at this year’s Melbourne Cup is in the pipeline for Kelinni if he runs up to Chris Waller’s expectation in the Group 1 $500,000 Schweppes Sydney Cup (3200m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Kelinni carried 60kg to win the Japan Racing Association Plate at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Kelinni ran a mighty …

Blamey Stakes is stepping stone to Spring for Puissance De Lune

Blamey Stakes is stepping stone to Spring for Puissance De Lune

8 Mar, 2013

Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De Lune will use tomorrow’s Group 2 $200,000 Blamey Stakes (1600m) at Flemington as a stepping stone to bigger goals in the Spring.

Puissance De Lune scores breathtaking win in Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Trainer Darren Weir will use a light Autumn campaign to prepare Puissance …

Swettenham Stud secures Americain’s services

Swettenham Stud secures Americain’s services

9 Jan, 2013

Melbourne Cup winner Americain will serve his first Australian breeding season this year at Adam Sangster’s Swettenham Stud at Nagambie in Victoria.

Americain will stand at Swettenham Stud for his first Australian breeding season. Photo by: Taron Clarke.

Americain was retired after finishing eleventh to Green Moon in his third Melbourne Cup appearance last year …

Stoute hopes to send Carlton House out a winner

Stoute hopes to send Carlton House out a winner

7 Dec, 2012

Legendary English trainer Sir Michael Stoute is hoping to send Carlton House out a winner in the Group 1 HK$22m Longines Hong Kong Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin on Sunday before the four year old heads to Gai Waterhouse’s Tulloch Lodge in Sydney.

Trainer Sir Michael Stoute is hoping Carlton House can win the Hong …