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No 2017 Melbourne Cup for Gold Cup winner Big Orange

No 2017 Melbourne Cup for Gold Cup winner Big Orange

23 Jun, 2017

Newmarket trainer Michael Bell has ruled out a third Melbourne Cup campaign for Big Orange who fought hard to record a narrow win in the Group 1 £400,000 Gold Cup (2 mile, 4 furlongs) on the third day of the five day Royal Ascot Carnival in England on Thursday.

Ascot Gold Cup winner Big Orange, …

2017 Melbourne Cup The Target for Ascot Stakes Winner Thomas Hobson

2017 Melbourne Cup The Target for Ascot Stakes Winner Thomas Hobson

21 Jun, 2017

Trainer Willie Mullins has revealed that Thomas Hobson will be set for the 2017 Melbourne Cup after the talented gelding produced a superior staying effort to win the Ascot Stakes (4014m) in Britain overnight.

Ryan Moore piloted Thomas Hobson to success in the Ascot Stakes overnight. Photo: Sarah Ebbett

Jumping from the gates well, jockey …

Red Cardinal has plenty of ground to cover before 2017 Melbourne Cup

Red Cardinal has plenty of ground to cover before 2017 Melbourne Cup

14 Jun, 2017

Melbourne Cup favourite Red Cardinal still has plenty of ground to cover before arriving in Australia for the 2017 Melbourne Spring Carnival.

Protectionist, above, won the 2014 Melbourne Cup for the same owners as Red Cardinal. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

The Andreas Wohler trained Red Cardinal was elevated to the top of the market order …

Extra distance of Schweppes Oaks no problem for Egg Tart

Extra distance of Schweppes Oaks no problem for Egg Tart

5 May, 2017

The Chris Waller stable can’t see the consistent Egg Tart having any problem stepping up in distance for the Group 1 $400,000 Schweppes Oaks (registered as Australasian Oaks) over 2000m at Morphettville on Saturday.

Jockey Kerrin McEvoy, above, rides Egg Tart in the Schweppes Oaks at Morphettville. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Egg Tart is the …

2017 Melbourne Cup Likely for Polarisation

2017 Melbourne Cup Likely for Polarisation

24 Apr, 2017

After effectively winning the Sydney Cup “twice”, Charlie Appleby’s English raider Polarisation is likely to return down under in the spring for a shot at the iconic Melbourne Cup 2017.

Stablemate of Sydney Cup winner Polarisation, Francis Of Assisi (pictured at Flemington) is favourite for the 2017 Melbourne Cup this spring. Photo: Steve Hart.

The …

Harlem chasing minor money behind Winx in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Harlem chasing minor money behind Winx in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

7 Apr, 2017

Outsider Harlem will be chasing minor prizemoney when he lines up against super star Winx in the Group 1 $4m Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on day two of ‘The Championships’ on Saturday.

Craig Williams, above, rides Harlem in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Harlem is rated …

14 runners in 2017 Sydney Cup

14 runners in 2017 Sydney Cup

4 Apr, 2017

Fourteen stayers will line up in the 2017 Group 1 $2m Schweppes Sydney Cup (3200m) at Randwick on day two of ‘The Championships’ on Saturday.

Who Shot Thebarman, above, will carry the top weight in the 2017 Sydney Cup at Randwick. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller will saddle up the …

The Gold Trail early favourite for 2017 Mornington Cup

The Gold Trail early favourite for 2017 Mornington Cup

22 Mar, 2017

Well performed English stayer The Gold Trail has been installed the early favourite for the Listed $300,000 Ladbrokes Mornington Cup (2400m) at the Metropolitan graded stand alone meeting at Mornington on Saturday.

Jockey Craig Williams, above, rides English stayer The Gold Trail in the Ladbrokes Mornington Cup at Mornington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The …

Our Ivanhowe among the The BMW nominations

Our Ivanhowe among the The BMW nominations

20 Mar, 2017

Battle scared Ranvet Stakes winner Our Ivanhowe is among the nominations for the Group 1 $1.5m The BMW (2400m) at Rosehill on Saturday and is set for a seven day back up.

Ranvet Stakes winner Our Ivanhowe, above, is set to back up in The BMW at Rosehill Photo by Steve Hart.

The Lee and …

Our Ivanhowe Is The 2017 Ranvet Stakes Winner

Our Ivanhowe Is The 2017 Ranvet Stakes Winner

18 Mar, 2017

Our Ivanhowe returned to the races for the first time since the Melbourne Cup to record an impressive staying victory in the 2017 Ranvet Stakes at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon.

Our Ivanhowe relished the wet track in the 2017 Ranvet Stakes. Photo by: Steve Hart

Team Freedman have been searching for a wet track for …