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Black Caviar Faces Strong Challenge From CF Orr Stakes Field

Black Caviar Faces Strong Challenge From CF Orr Stakes Field

8 Feb, 2012

Black Caviar will have to face a larger than norm group of talented challengers in order to claim her 18th unbeaten victory in the CF Orr Stakes at Caulfield this Saturday.

Quite on the contrary to the usual tiny fields stacked with Peter Moody-trained runners she faces, Black Caviar will instead line up again …

Riding tactics for Lloyd Williams’ stars on Derby day

Riding tactics for Lloyd Williams’ stars on Derby day

29 Oct, 2011

Mourayan

The riding tactics of some of the key runners owned by Lloyd Williamsat Flemington today have been made public.

Green Moon, the Group 3 $250,000 Lexus (2500m) favourite, will be ridden forward.

It is make or break day for the European import as he need to win the race to gain a start in …

Williams team remain strong in Mackinnon and Melbourne Cup

Williams team remain strong in Mackinnon and Melbourne Cup

28 Oct, 2011

Owners Nick and Lloyd Williams will still have three runners competing in the tomorrow’s Mackinnon Stakes en-route to Tuesday’s $6m Group 1 Melbourne Cup after today’s scratching of Linton in both events.

Midas Touch, Efficient and Mourayan will fly the Macedon Lodge flag and according to Nick Williams have a good chance in Group 1 …

Mackinnon is Melbourne Cup test for Harmonium

Mackinnon is Melbourne Cup test for Harmonium

27 Oct, 2011

Glass Harmonium needs a good run in the Mackinnon to be considered for the Melbourne Cup

Unsettled galloper Glass Harmonium is on Melbourne Cup trial when contesting the Saturday’s $1m Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington.

Trainer Mike Moroney said the grey had to run “well enough” in the Mackinnon before he would push …

Melbourne Cup hopefuls’ last chance in Bendigo Cup

Melbourne Cup hopefuls’ last chance in Bendigo Cup

24 Oct, 2011

Lamasery will be looking to make the Melbourne Cup field with a win in the Bendigo Cup

Sydney galloper Lamasery is one of eight horses in Wednesday’s $200,000 Listed Bendigo Cup (2400m) who are still eligible of making the $6million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) on November 1.

The eight are At First Sight, Lamasery, …

At First Sight’s Melbourne Cup Bid In Doubt

At First Sight’s Melbourne Cup Bid In Doubt

12 Oct, 2011

At First Sight's Melbourne Cup campaign could be over

The Melbourne Cup campaign of Robert Hickmott’s At First Sightmay be over after the four-year-old suffered an elevated temperature last weekend.

The temperature forced At First Sight out of last Saturday’s Group 1 Caulfield Stakes in Melbourne and caused him to miss an entire week of …

Ahrens philisophical about Spechenka’s misfortune

Ahrens philisophical about Spechenka’s misfortune

11 Oct, 2011

Spechenka is the first emergency for the Caulfield Cup

Queensland trainer Ben Ahrens took a philosophical view after Spechenka was demoted to first emergency for Saturday’s $2.5m Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m).

The Beaudesert trainer expressed disappointment but followed up with “who knows it may work out for the better.”

Spechenka had qualified equal 17…

Caulfield Cup Field Falls Away As Weight Increases

Caulfield Cup Field Falls Away As Weight Increases

10 Oct, 2011

Green Moon (left, in front) will be the sole runner for Lloyd Williams in the Caulfield Cup

The Caulfield Cup field is dropping away rapidly with a mixture of injury and poor form combining with the fact many see the Cox Plate as a better option.

Prolific owner Lloyd Williams best highlights the current theme …

Lion Tamer Continues Fairy-Tale Comeback Campaign At Caulfield

Lion Tamer Continues Fairy-Tale Comeback Campaign At Caulfield

7 Oct, 2011

Lion Tamer's next race will be the Caulfield Stakes

New Zealand trainer Murray Baker is gearing Lion Tamer towards the $6.2 million Melbourne Cup with another run at Caulfield this weekend.

Lion Tamer won his last start in the Group 1 Underwood Stakes and will now take his place in the $400,000 Caulfield Stakes tomorrow.…

Americain Ruled Out Of Caulfield Cup After Third Declarations

Americain Ruled Out Of Caulfield Cup After Third Declarations

4 Oct, 2011

Melbourne Cup champion Americain will not run in this year's Caulfield Cup

Last year’s Melbourne Cup winner Americain has not accepted for this year’s $2.5 million Caulfield Cup.

The third declarations, which were released earlier today, revealed that the six-year-old will give up a run in the Caulfield Cup in favour of a possible run …