News About: Mark Zahra

Conditions Suggest Lucia Valentina Could be Cox Plate Winner

Conditions Suggest Lucia Valentina Could be Cox Plate Winner

22 Oct, 2016

Weather conditions in the greater Melbourne metropolitan region through the last 24 hours have undoubtedly strengthened Lucia Valentina’s chances of being crowned the 2016 Cox Plate winner at Moonee Valley in just over half an hour.

Lucia Valentina will leave from barrier 9 in the Cox Plate this afternoon. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

A noted …

Vadamos’ Cox Plate Odds Continue To Lengthen

Vadamos’ Cox Plate Odds Continue To Lengthen

21 Oct, 2016

Vadamos is out to 2016 Cox Plate odds of $19 and the French galloper continues to drift ahead of the Group 1 event at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Vadamos will be the sole international representative in the 2016 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on Saturday. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

Vadamos was as short as …

2016 Cox Plate: Mark Zahra confirmed for Vadamos

2016 Cox Plate: Mark Zahra confirmed for Vadamos

21 Oct, 2016

Melbourne jockey Mark Zahra has been confirmed as the new rider for French raider Vadamos in the Group 1 $3m Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

French galloper Vadamos, above, will be ridden by Mark Zahra in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Racing Victoria Stewards released a …

Mark Zahra picks up Manikato Stakes ride on English

Mark Zahra picks up Manikato Stakes ride on English

20 Oct, 2016

Melbourne jockey Mark Zahra has picked up the ride on Group 1 winning mare English in the Group 1 $1m Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night.

Jockey Mark Zahra, above, has been called up to ride English in the Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

Zahra has been called …

Madeenaty Makes All In Maribyrnong Trial Stakes

Madeenaty Makes All In Maribyrnong Trial Stakes

2 Oct, 2016

Madeenaty led from start to finish to record an impressive victory in the 2016 Maribyrnong Trial Stakes at Flemington this afternoon.

Madeenaty could hardly have been more impressive in the 2016 Maribyrnong Trial Stakes at Flemington this afternoon. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

There was plenty of hype surrounding Madeenaty following an impressive jump out …

Late notification will see Palentino wear blinkers in Epsom

Late notification will see Palentino wear blinkers in Epsom

28 Sep, 2016

Racing New South Wales Stewards have accepted a late application for the Darren Weir trained Palentino to wear blinkers in the Group 1 $1m Epsom (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Palentino, above, will wear the blinkers in the Epsom at Randwick. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Weir had signalled earlier in the week that Palentino …

Palentino heads up the field for the 2016 Epsom

Palentino heads up the field for the 2016 Epsom

27 Sep, 2016

Trainer Darren Weir’s two time Group 1 winner Palentino heads up the field for the 2016 Group 1 $1m Epsom (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Palentino. above, heads up the field for The Epsom at Randwick. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Palentino has drawn barrier nine in the thirteen horse field and will be ridden …

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 …

Legless Veuve downs the favourites in Thousand Guineas Prelude

Legless Veuve downs the favourites in Thousand Guineas Prelude

24 Sep, 2016

Promising filly Legless Veuve will now head towards the Thousand Guineas after beating the favourites in the Group 2 $200,000 Schweppes Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m) at Caulfield today.

Legless Veuve recorded the biggest win of her racing career to date in the 2016 Thousand Guineas Prelude. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

Legless Veuve was coming …

2000m of Naturalism Stakes to suit Excess Knowledge

2000m of Naturalism Stakes to suit Excess Knowledge

15 Sep, 2016

The step up to 2000m of the Group 3 $150,000 Naturalism Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday will suit Excess Knowledge according to Tulloch Lodge co-trainer Adrian Bott.

Excess Knowledge will appreciate the step up to 2000m in the Naturalism Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Steve Hart.

Excess Knowledge will be having his second Spring Carnival …