News About: Illustrious Blue
Trainer Mick Kent and jockey Brad Rawiller combined to win consecutive Ballarat Cups with backmarker Domesky today.
The two men, who won the 2010 edition with My Bentley, planned and executed a win based on reverse psychology.
It was commonly thought Ballarat was favouring leaders during the day and if true Domesky had little hope.…
Rating out of ten – Strengths and Weaknesses and Unknowns.
1. ROTHERA Rating 7:
- S: Loves wet ground, with leading top trainer Peter Moody and jockey Luke Nolen.
- W: Never won with 59kg, never raced over 2200m.
- U: Never raced over 2200m or at Ballarat.
2. ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE Rating 2:
- S: Can stay the distance.
Owners Luke Murrell and Jamie Lovett will have their hearts in their mouths as they watch their horse Lucas Cranach compete in today’s $6 million Melbourne Cup at Flemington.
The five-year-old entire will attempt to out-class the performance of his sire Mamool, who finished a tailed-off last in the 2003 Melbourne Cup.
Both Murrell and …
Rosehill trainer Chris Waller has revealed that his successful business of importing overseas stayers began after he was unable to afford to purchase yearlings at the Australian sales.
“I just couldn’t afford to buy yearlings at the sales,” Waller said.
Waller marketed …
Hall of Fame trainer Lee Freedman has announced he will help train the German stayer Lucas Cranach for this year’s Melbourne Cup just two weeks after stepping down as the head-trainer of his Melbourne stables.
Freedman flew to England yesterday to begin …
- Chris Waller
- Melbourne Cup
- Gai Waterhouse
- Cox Plate
- Caulfield Cup
- Peter Moody
- Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival
- Golden Slipper
- Hugh Bowman
- Stradbroke Handicap
- Doncaster Mile
- Black Caviar
- Damien Oliver
- Caulfield Guineas
- Peter Snowden
- Queen Elizabeth Stakes
- Craig Williams
- James McDonald
- Darren Weir
- Blue Diamond Stakes
- Newmarket Handicap
- David Hayes