News About: Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival

The Big Dance Towards Newmarket Handicap Run

The Big Dance Towards Newmarket Handicap Run

31 Dec, 2015

Bendigo trainer Danny Curran is weighing up New Year’s long weekend racing plans for his promising filly The Big Dance who could target the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington Racecourse during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

Dean Yendall will continue his association with The Big Dance in her next start over the New …

Merion On Trial for Sydney in Australian Guineas

Merion On Trial for Sydney in Australian Guineas

3 Mar, 2015

The Michael Moroney-trained Merion currently sits at number 20 in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) order of entry, for which a total of 29 three-year-olds are nominated.

Merion (inside) will be on trial for a trip to Sydney during the Group 1 Australian Guineas. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The luckless gelding will …

First Class Australian Guineas Work Out for Chivalry

First Class Australian Guineas Work Out for Chivalry

3 Mar, 2015

Trainer Mark Kavanagh described the Flemington work out of his 2015 Australian Guineas hope for the weekend Chivalry as “first class”, the horseman chasing his maiden win in the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival classic.

Chivalry worked well at Flemington on Tuesday morning ahead of his run at the track in Saturday’s Australian Guineas. Photo: Race …

Surgery for Beaten Blue Diamond Favourite Fontiton

Surgery for Beaten Blue Diamond Favourite Fontiton

2 Mar, 2015

Caulfield’s Robert Smerdon has revealed beaten Blue Diamond Stakes favourite over the weekend Fontiton’s below par performance has been excused with the previously undefeated filly to undergo surgery for bone chips on her off-front fetlock.

Fontiton will have surgery to remove bone chips after a disappointing run in the Blue Diamond Stakes. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell.…

Eloping’s Trainers Leaning Towards Typhoon Tracy Stakes

Eloping’s Trainers Leaning Towards Typhoon Tracy Stakes

23 Feb, 2015

Three-year-old filly Eloping was one of 20 sprinters nominated for the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) this morning however her trainers are leaning towards the Group 3 Typhoon Tracy Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night instead.

Eloping’s trainers must decide whether the filly runs in the Typhoon Tracy Stakes or Oakleigh Plate this …

2015 Oakleigh Plate Nominations Feature 20 Sprinters

2015 Oakleigh Plate Nominations Feature 20 Sprinters

23 Feb, 2015

After last weekend’s Group 1 Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival sprint attracted a diminutive field, Saturday’s 2015 Oakleigh Plate looks a different story with 20 short distance hopefuls nominated for the Caulfield classic.

2013 The Galaxy winner Bel Sprinter is the highest-rated entry for Saturday’s Oakleigh Plate in Melbourne. Photo: Steve Hart.

Last Saturday Lankan Rupee …

Top Trial for Oakleigh Plate Hope Lord Of The Sky

Top Trial for Oakleigh Plate Hope Lord Of The Sky

23 Feb, 2015

Cranbourne’s Robbie Laing is over the moon with the 2015 Oakleigh Plate prospects of his stallion Lord Of The Sky this Saturday after the four-year-old blitzed a trial at home on Monday morning.

Lord Of The Sky blitzed a Monday trial at Cranbourne ahead of the Oakleigh Plate on Saturday. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.…

Wawail Leads The Vanity Nominations

Wawail Leads The Vanity Nominations

16 Feb, 2015

The Group 3 Vanity (1400m) is one of eight races running in support of the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000m) at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday, attracting 13 three-year-old fillies in this morning’s nominations.

Wawail leads nominations for The Vanity at Flemington on Saturday. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

David Hayes & Tom Dabernig’s Wawail …

Perth Horse Disposition Leads CS Hayes Stakes Nominations

Perth Horse Disposition Leads CS Hayes Stakes Nominations

16 Feb, 2015

Three-year-old gelding Disposition is set to have his first start under the care of new trainer Wez Hunter in the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) at Flemington this Saturday.

Autumn Stakes winner San Nicasio is one of 24 horses nominated for the CS Hayes Stakes at Flemington. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

Disposition’s owner Bob …

Late Blue Diamond Entry to be Paid for Pride Of Dubai

Late Blue Diamond Entry to be Paid for Pride Of Dubai

16 Feb, 2015

A devastatingly close second in the weekend’s colts and geldings’ Prelude has earned the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Pride Of Dubai a late entry into the 2015 Blue Diamond Stakes at the end of the month.

Pride Of Dubai (outside) will be a $55,000 late entry into the 2015 Blue Diamond Stakes this month. Photo: …