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The Quarterback to Peak in Darley Classic

The Quarterback to Peak in Darley Classic

4 Nov, 2016

Trainer Robbie Griffiths is thrilled with the condition of stable star The Quarterback ahead of his run in the Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) down the famous Flemington straight on Saturday.

Robbie Griffith is confident that The Quarterback will muster his best form in the Darley Classic. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

The Quarterback has returned …

2016 Melbourne Cup Form: Our Ivanhowe Ready to Peak

2016 Melbourne Cup Form: Our Ivanhowe Ready to Peak

31 Oct, 2016

Our Ivanhowe is something of a forgotten runner in the 2016 Melbourne Cup field, but trainer Lee Freedman is confident that the talented six-year-old is primed to run out of his skin in the race that stops a nation.

Lee Freedman is pleased with Our Ivanhowe ahead of Tuesday’s 2016 Melbourne Cup. Photo: Daniel Costello…

2016 Melbourne Cup Field: Almoonqith Drawn Ideally

2016 Melbourne Cup Field: Almoonqith Drawn Ideally

31 Oct, 2016

David Hayes is confident that Almoonqith can produce his best form from a wide draw, when he lines up in Tuesday’s 2016 Melbourne Cup field.

Almoonqith will jump from barrier 19 in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Almoonqith was unable to produce much through his first three starts this time in, but the …

2016 Melbourne Cup Field: Bott Pleased with Excess Knowledge

2016 Melbourne Cup Field: Bott Pleased with Excess Knowledge

30 Oct, 2016

Co-trainer Adrian Bott is confident that Excess Knowledge is ready to peak when he lines up for his second Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday afternoon.

Excess Knowledge will take his place in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup. Photo: Steve Hart

Excess Knowledge gained ballot-free entry into last year’s edition of the Melbourne Cup when he …

2016 Melbourne Cup Form: Heartbreak City Primed for Success

2016 Melbourne Cup Form: Heartbreak City Primed for Success

30 Oct, 2016

Trainer Tony Martin believes that classy stayer Heartbreak City will be perfectly-suited to the conditions at Flemington on Tuesday, when he lines up for the 2016 Melbourne Cup (3200m).

Hong Kong-based hoop Joao Moreira will ride Heartbreak City in the 2016 Melbourne Cup. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell

Heartbreak City is yet to make an appearance on …

2016 Cantala Stakes Odds: Thunder Fantasy Firming

2016 Cantala Stakes Odds: Thunder Fantasy Firming

28 Oct, 2016

Trainer Anthony Cummings is confident that Thunder Fantasy will relish the wide Flemington track when he contests the Group 1 Cantala Stakes (1600m) on Saturday.

Thunder Fantasy has firmed noticeably in Cantala Stakes betting markets. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Thunder Fantasy began his racing career under Cummings’ care in early 2013, but the galloper …

Whispering Brook Primed for Myer Classic

Whispering Brook Primed for Myer Classic

25 Oct, 2016

Trainer Simon Miller is confident that Whispering Brook is in the right form to have an impact in Saturday’s Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m), despite being scratched at the gates prior to the running of the Moonee Valley Vase last weekend.

Whispering Brook (behind, yellow sleeves) will contest Saturday’s Group 1 Myer Classic at Flemington. …

The Quarterback Primed for Gilgai Stakes

The Quarterback Primed for Gilgai Stakes

28 Sep, 2016

Trainer Robbie Griffiths is thrilled with The Quarterback leading into Sunday’s Group 2 Gilgai Stakes (1200m) at Flemington, but believes his stable star will still take plenty of improvement from whatever he does in the race.

Group 1 winner The Quarterback will return to racing in the Gilgai Stakes at Flemington on Sunday. Photo: Ultimate …

Turnbull Stakes Nominations Feature Hartnell

Turnbull Stakes Nominations Feature Hartnell

26 Sep, 2016

The John O’Shea-trained Sydney raider Hartnell has settled in well in Melbourne in good order ahead of his shot at the Turnbull Stakes at Flemington Racecourse on Sunday.

Last start Hill Stakes winner Hartnell heads to Melbourne on Sunday for the 2016 Turnbull Stakes at Flemington. Photo: Steve Hart.

A total of 20 gallopers make …

Excess Knowledge Working Well Towards Melbourne Cup

Excess Knowledge Working Well Towards Melbourne Cup

26 Sep, 2016

A typically bullish Gai Waterhouse was full of pre-workout praise at Moonee Valley on Monday morning after watching the efforts of her Melbourne Cup-bound stayer Excess Knowledge.

Excess Knowledge runs in The Bart Cummings at Flemington on Sunday ahead of the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups. Photo: Steve Hart.

The imported Monsun stallion was put through …