News About: Melbourne Spring Carnival

Michelle Payne starts recovery after surgery

Michelle Payne starts recovery after surgery

25 May, 2016

Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne will be out of action for several weeks as she recovers from abdominal surgery for injuries she received in a race fall at Mildura on Monday.

Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne, above, is recovering from abdominal surgery for injuries sustained in a fall at Mildura. Photo by Ultimate …

The Big Dance to miss the Spring Carnival

The Big Dance to miss the Spring Carnival

3 Aug, 2015

Smart filly The Big Dance is out of the upcoming Melbourne Spring Carnival after crashing through the fence at Moonee Valley last Saturday.

Jockey Dean Yendall had to forfeit his remaining rides at Moonee Valley after crashing through the fence on The Big Dance. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Bendigo trainer Danny Curran had …

Tattersall’s Tiara winter option for Lumosty

Tattersall’s Tiara winter option for Lumosty

15 Apr, 2015

Beaten Crown Oaks favourite Lumosty has recovered from a fetlock injury and trainer Robert Smerdon is hoping to have her ready to compete during the Brisbane Winter Carnival.

Lumosty is nearing a return to the racetrack and a Brisbane Winter Carnival campaign is on the cards. Photo bySarah Ebbett.

The top Caulfield trained is yet …

Australian Cup start still not confirmed for Protectionist

Australian Cup start still not confirmed for Protectionist

24 Feb, 2015

German import Protectionist will have to perform well in Saturday’s Group 2 $200,000 Peter Young Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield if trainer Kris Lees is to confirm a start in the Australian Cup in a fortnight.

2014 Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist is set to resume in the Peter Young Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by

“This race …

Ryan Moore and Adelaide to reunite in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Ryan Moore and Adelaide to reunite in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

16 Feb, 2015

The 2014 Cox Plate winning combination of top English jockey Ryan Moore and super star weight for age performer Adelaide are set to be re-united for the Group 1 $4m Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on April 11.

Ryan Moore and Adelaide are set to reunite in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick …

Protectionist’s Autumn Carnival debut getting closer

Protectionist’s Autumn Carnival debut getting closer

23 Jan, 2015

A rousing gallop by Protectionist at Newcastle this morning has placed last year’s Melbourne Cup winner one step closer to making his 2015 Autumn Carnival debut.

2014 Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist is set to barrier trial as he prepares for his return to racing in the Autumn Carnival. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

The German bred …

Stingray working towards Adelaide Autumn Carnival

Stingray working towards Adelaide Autumn Carnival

20 Jan, 2015

A bold performance by Stingray at Moonee Valley on Saturday will tempt trainer John Moloney to pencil in a trip to Adelaide during the Autumn Carnival.

Patrick Moloney will be back aboard Stingray at Moonee Valley on the weekend. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

Stingray will be resuming in the $80,000 Super Vobis Three-Year-Old BenchMark 70 …

Boristar to return to Flemington in Chester Manifold Stakes

Boristar to return to Flemington in Chester Manifold Stakes

13 Jan, 2015

Smart South Australian sprinter Boristar will return to Flemington on Saturday to contest the Listed $120,000 Chester Manifold Stakes (1400m) with trainer John MacMillian hoping for a better result that their last visit.

Boristar gets another chance at a Flemington win after taking out the Christmas Handicap at Morphettville Parks. Photo by Jenny Barnes.

MacMillian …

Real Time put away for the Spring Carnival

Real Time put away for the Spring Carnival

12 Jan, 2015

Caulfield trainer Robert Smerdon is banking on Real Time stepping up to Spring Carnival standard after the four year old won the $82,000 Sky Racing World Magic Millions Class 6 Plate (1200m) at the Gold Coast last Saturday.

Real Time, blue and white, will be set for a Melbourne Spring Carnival campaign after winning the …

Schweppes Oaks winner May’s Dream recovering from knee surgery

Schweppes Oaks winner May’s Dream recovering from knee surgery

16 Dec, 2014

Schweppes Oaks winner May’s Dream is recovering from knee surgery and is unlikely to contest a 2015 Autumn Carnival campaign.

May’s Dream is till recovering from knee surgery and will miss the 2015 Autumn Carnival. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Trainer Darren Weir said that May’s Dream had a bone chip removed from her …