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Clarke has the 2 favourites in Darwin Cup

Clarke has the 2 favourites in Darwin Cup

29 Jul, 2016

Leading Northern Territory trainer Gary Clarke will saddle up the two top fancies, Lightinthenite and Finke, in the $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m) at Fannie Bay on Monday.

Tommy Berry, above, will ride Royal Request in the Darwin Cup at Fannie Bay. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Finke is in line to collect …

Our Valdivia races into Darwin Cup calculations after Metric Mile win

Our Valdivia races into Darwin Cup calculations after Metric Mile win

25 Jul, 2016

In-form five year old Our Valdivia raced into Darwin Cup calculations with a tough win in the $50,000 Sky Racing Metric Mile (1600m) at Fannie Bay in Darwin last Saturday.

Our Valdivia, above, is one of the main chances for the Darwin Cup. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

The Lisa Lefoe trained Our Valdivia made it …

Puccini On Track For Cox Plate

Puccini On Track For Cox Plate

16 Sep, 2014

Trainer Peter McKay is confident that Puccini is on track to contest the 2014 Cox Plate after he recorded an impressive victory in the Group 3 Metric Mile (1600m) at Awapuni on September 13.

Puccini will be given the chance to join Ocean Park as a New Zealand-trained winner of the Cox Plate. Photo by: …

Saturday Sorcerer Leads All The Way In Darwin Cup

Saturday Sorcerer Leads All The Way In Darwin Cup

5 Aug, 2014

Saturday Sorcerer led all the way to score a memorable victory in the 2014 Darwin Cup at Fannie Bay yesterday.

Saturday Sorcerer held off a fast-finishing Pretty Blonde and Lightinthenite (pictured) in the 2014 Darwin Cup at Fannie Bay yesterday. Photo by: Steve Hart

Saturday Sorcerer jumped from the gates well and jockey Paul Denton …

Disrupted Darwin Cup Preparation For Spartan Eagle

Disrupted Darwin Cup Preparation For Spartan Eagle

31 Jul, 2014

Spartan Eagle has had a disrupted preparation for the 2014 Darwin Cup, but trainer Bob Richard is confident that the tough gelding is close to his best ahead of the $200,000 race on Monday.

Spartan Eagle is set to face the likes of Lightinthenite in the Darwin Cup on Monday. Photo by: Steve Hart

Spartan …

Hawks Bay Out To Break Own Weight Record In Darwin Cup

Hawks Bay Out To Break Own Weight Record In Darwin Cup

5 Aug, 2013

Veteran galloper Hawks Bay will have to break a weight carrying record if he wants to win his third straight Darwin Cup at Fannie Bay this afternoon.

The eight-year-old has won the last two Darwin Cups and will look to make it three in a row in today’s $200,000 race.

Hawks Bay has been allocated …

Trainer Wrapped With Darwin Cup Favourite

Trainer Wrapped With Darwin Cup Favourite

31 Jul, 2013

Trainer Bob Richard said he could not be happier with Spartan Eagle ahead of the 2013 $200,000 Darwin Cup (2000m) at Fannie Bay next Monday.

Spartan Eagle picked up the biggest win of his racing career with a dominant six length victory against a quality field in the Metric Mile (1600m) and is now a …

Hawks Bay Ready For Darwin Cup Three-Peat Attempt

Hawks Bay Ready For Darwin Cup Three-Peat Attempt

17 Jul, 2013

Evergreen galloper Hawks Bay has arrived in the Northern Territory as he continues preparations for his attempt at a third straight victory in the Darwin Cup (2000m).

Hawks Bay is aiming to win his third consecutive Darwin Cup. Photo by: Taron Clarke

The seven-year-old has been back in work since May and is set to …

Hawks Bay All Set To Claim Darwin Cup Victory

Hawks Bay All Set To Claim Darwin Cup Victory

1 Aug, 2011

Trainer Neil Dyer believes this could be the year for Hawks Bay to claim his first Darwin Cup victory, after finishing second his past two attempts.

Hawks Bay will be ridden by top jockey Steven Arnold in the race, who will be in the fight of his life against the favourite, The Ruffian, who is …

Club Liquid Looking To Secure Second Darwin Cup Victory

Club Liquid Looking To Secure Second Darwin Cup Victory

29 Jul, 2011

Club Liquid will attempt to win his second $175,000 Darwin Cup at Fannie Bay Racecourse this Monday.

The rising eight-year-old won the 2008 Darwin Cup and finished third in the race last year despite suffering from persistent feet issues.

“It was a big effort for a horse who could hardly walk a week before,” said …