News About: Illo

No Doncaster for Skyerush Despite Prelude Win

No Doncaster for Skyerush Despite Prelude Win

13 Apr, 2013

Guy Walter will resist the urge to throw Skyerush into next Saturday’s $1.5 million Doncaster Mile despite a strong win in the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude (1600m) at Randwick today.

Skyerush was tough winning the Doncaster Prelude. Photo by: Steve Hart.

The seven-year-old will instead defend her title in the Emancipation Stakes in two weeks …

Revenge Chance for Southern Speed in Ranvet Stakes

Revenge Chance for Southern Speed in Ranvet Stakes

20 Mar, 2012

Last year’s Caulfield Cup winner Southern Speed will get her chance to exact revenge on Australian Cup winner Manighar this weekend in the $400,000 Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill Gardens.

French gelding Manighar beat Southern Speed by a nose to take top honours in the Australian Cup at Flemington on March 10 and …

Australian Cup Honours go to Manighar

Australian Cup Honours go to Manighar

10 Mar, 2012

Southern Speed (left) and Manighar fight to the line in the Australian Cup

French gelding Manighar has taken top honours in today’s $1 million Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington.

The Peter Moody trained six-year-old beat a small, albeit quality, eight-horse field in the stayers’ event that included five imports.

German horse Illo set …

Moody And Nolen going for Newmarket hat trick

Moody And Nolen going for Newmarket hat trick

8 Mar, 2012

Melbourne’s leading trainer Peter Moody and stable rider Luke Nolan are looking to attack the record books again with King’s Rose in the  Group 1 $1m Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m)  at Flemington on Saturday.

No trainer or jockey have won the Newmarket in three successive years but a win in this year’s with King’s Rose …

Illo late entry for Doncaster

Illo late entry for Doncaster

2 Mar, 2012

Connections of imported stayer Illo have paid a late entry fee to be included in the Group 1 $2m Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick on April 21.

The $5,500  fee was paid today for the Bart Cummings trained six year old who returned to form with a second to Lucas Cranach in the Group 2 …

Black Caviar Faces Strong Challenge From CF Orr Stakes Field

Black Caviar Faces Strong Challenge From CF Orr Stakes Field

8 Feb, 2012

Black Caviar will have to face a larger than norm group of talented challengers in order to claim her 18th unbeaten victory in the CF Orr Stakes at Caulfield this Saturday.

Quite on the contrary to the usual tiny fields stacked with Peter Moody-trained runners she faces, Black Caviar will instead line up again …

Niwot 2011 Melbourne Cup betting shortener

Niwot 2011 Melbourne Cup betting shortener

31 Oct, 2011

Niwot has been backed from $101 to $10 with most bookmakers to win the 2011 Group 1 $6m Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington tomorrow.

The Hawkes team trained galloper was bet around Australia today tightening up from $13 to $10 with most organisations.

Before he qualified in the Melbourne Cup by winning Saturday’s Lexus Stakes …

Bart Cummings 2011 Melbourne Cup hopes and just hopes

Bart Cummings 2011 Melbourne Cup hopes and just hopes

31 Oct, 2011

Cups King Bart Cummings has named Americian the horse to beat in tomorrow’s $6 Group 1 2011 Melbourne Cup (3200m) holding on to hope rather than confidence for his two entrants Precedence and Illo.

While the lone universal question mark on Americain appears to be whether he can lump 58kg and win successive Cups, Cummings …

Lloyd and Bart disagree – 2011 Melbourne Cup

Lloyd and Bart disagree – 2011 Melbourne Cup

31 Oct, 2011

While Cups King Bart Cummings believes Americain is the horse to beat in tomorrow’s 2011 $6m Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) while big owner Lloyd Williams said he will struggle.

While Cummings has trained a record 12 Cup winners, Williams has owned three with both men a chance to add to their tallies with two …

Melbourne Cup barrier draw makes little difference to betting

Melbourne Cup barrier draw makes little difference to betting

29 Oct, 2011

Americain has drawn barrier 15 for the Melbourne Cup

Owner Kevin Bamford couldn’t quite work out if Tuesday’s Group 1 $6m Melbourne Cup (3200m) favourite Americain had drawn well or not after the official ceremony was held this evening.

Amercian drew barrier 15, four barriers wider than when he won the Melbourne Cup in 2010.…