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Australian Cup the Target for Exospheric

Australian Cup the Target for Exospheric

18 Jan, 2017

Trainer Lee Freedman has revealed that classy stayer Exospheric will be set for the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) on March 11th, when he returns to racing during the forthcoming 2017 Autumn Carnival.

Trainer Lee Freedman has underlined the Group 1 Australian Cup as Exospheric’s major autumn target. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Exospheric …

Divine Mr Artie Primed for Chester Manifold Stakes

Divine Mr Artie Primed for Chester Manifold Stakes

12 Jan, 2017

Trainer Brendan McCarthy has revealed that he could not be more pleased with the condition of Divine Mr Artie ahead of the Listed Chester Manifold Stakes (1200m) at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday.

Divine Mr Artie is set for a return to winning form in the Chester Manifold Stakes at Flemington on Saturday. Photo: Ultimate Racing …

Zupacharged Fit for Chester Manifold Stakes

Zupacharged Fit for Chester Manifold Stakes

11 Jan, 2017

Colac trainer Kylie Vella is pleased with the condition of stable star Zupacharged ahead of his appearance in the Listed Chester Manifold Stakes (1400m) at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday.

Corey Parish is an option to ride Zupacharged in the Chester Manifold Stakes. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

A proven performer in the summer feature having run …

Negative 2017 Standish Handicap Weights Reaction

Negative 2017 Standish Handicap Weights Reaction

29 Dec, 2016

The racing community has reacted negatively to the handicapping situation in Melbourne that has all runners in Sunday’s Standish Handicap 2017 field equal on 58kg at Flemington Racecourse.

Adelaide mare Cavaloce meets all 10 rivals in the Standish Handicap at Flemington on New Year’s Day equal at 58kg. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

Originally the Darren Weir-trained …

2017 Australian Cup Could Be Consensus for Kiwi Mare

2017 Australian Cup Could Be Consensus for Kiwi Mare

29 Dec, 2016

Melbourne’s Australian Cup 2017 in March could be on the cards for New Zealand-trained mare Consensus after her Group 1 win at home on Boxing Day.

Three-time Group 1 winner Volkstok’n’barrell (pictured) was beaten home in an upset by Consensus in the Zabeel Classic in NZ on Boxing Day. Photo: Steve Hart.

Trainer Stephen McKee …

Standish Handicap Option for Lucky Hussler

Standish Handicap Option for Lucky Hussler

28 Dec, 2016

Melbourne Cup winning horseman Darren Weir is considering a New Year’s Day run at Flemington in the Standish Handicap with his Gold Coast Magic Millions bound sprinter Lucky Hussler.

Lucky Hussler could run down the Flemington straight on New Year’s Day in the 2017 Standish Handicap. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Last summer the now seven-year-old son …

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 …