News About: Melbourne Festival Of Racing

Hayes Expecting Fast ‘N’ Rocking To Win Abell Stakes

Hayes Expecting Fast ‘N’ Rocking To Win Abell Stakes

5 Feb, 2015

Fast ‘N’ Rocking will return to the races in the 2015 Abell Stakes at Moonee Valley tomorrow night and co-trainer David Hayes is expecting the talented sprinter to make a winning start to his 2015 Melbourne Festival Of Racing campaign.

Fast ‘N’ Rocking has the chance to record a second straight win at black type …

Cummings Committed To Melbourne Despite Stable Close

Cummings Committed To Melbourne Despite Stable Close

19 Nov, 2014

Sydney trainer Anthony Cummings remains committed to racing horses in Melbourne, despite electing to close his Caulfield-based stable last week.

Anthony Cummings has elected to close his Melbourne-based stable following his teams frustrating 2014 Spring Racing Carnival. Photo by: Daniel Costello

The Cummings team failed to fire during the 2014 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival this …

Iconic A Chance For Oakleigh Plate

Iconic A Chance For Oakleigh Plate

24 Jan, 2014

Trainer Tony McEvoy has revealed that talented three-year-old Iconic is a chance of contesting the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield on February 22.

Iconic will return to the races in the City Of Glen Eria Handicap at Caulfield this weekend. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Iconic will return to the races in …

Orr Stakes First-Up For Shamus Award

Orr Stakes First-Up For Shamus Award

20 Jan, 2014

Talented colt Shamus Award is set to start his 2014 Melbourne Festival Of Racing campaign in the Group 1 Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on February 8.

Shamus Award became the first maiden to win the Cox Plate during the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Trainer Danny O’Brien revealed at …

Star Rolling A Chance For The Australian Cup

Star Rolling A Chance For The Australian Cup

9 Jan, 2014

Co-trainer Craig Widdison is hopeful that progressive galloper Star Rolling can measure up to the highest of level of racing during the 2014 Melbourne Festival Of Racing and contest the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington on March 8.

Star Rolling will get an opportunity to compete at the highest level of racing during …

Moody pays late entry for Dissident in Blue Diamond

Moody pays late entry for Dissident in Blue Diamond

18 Feb, 2013

The late nomination of Dissident for the Group 1 $1m Patinack Farm Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday will give trainer Peter Moody a possible four starters in the Melbourne Festival Of Racingtwo year old feature.

Dissident is a late entry to run in the Blue Diamond on Saturday. Photo by Race Horse …

Samaready to miss Melbourne Festival Of Racing

Samaready to miss Melbourne Festival Of Racing

16 Feb, 2013

Trainer Mick Price will send Samaready to the paddock after the Group 1 winning filly pulled up sore after working on Tuesday morning and will miss the remainder of the Melbourne Festival Of Racing.

Samaready to miss the Melbourne Festival Of Racing. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Last year’s Group 1 $1m Patinack Farm …

Flemington track to be perfect for Black Caviar Lightning Day

Flemington track to be perfect for Black Caviar Lightning Day

13 Feb, 2013

The Flemington track will be presented in perfect condition for Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) race day as the Melbourne Festival Of Racing gathers momentum.

Black Caviar will attract another huge crowd to Flemington. Photo by Taron Clarke.

Flemington Track Manager Mick Goodie has been forced to pump plenty of water onto …

Brad Rawiller to miss the start of Melbourne Festival Of Racing

Brad Rawiller to miss the start of Melbourne Festival Of Racing

4 Feb, 2013

In form Victorian jockey Brad Rawiller will miss the beginning of the Melbourne Festival Of Racing after suffering a broken foot in a barrier mishap at the Terang race meeting on Sunday.

The hard working Rawiller currently leads the Victorian jockey’s premiership with ninety-six winners, eleven ahead of Dean Yendall and is likely to be …