News About: Patinack Farm Classic

Darley New Sponsors Of VRC Sprint Classic

Darley New Sponsors Of VRC Sprint Classic

28 Jul, 2014

The Victoria Racing Club has announced that Darley will be the naming rights sponsors for the race formerly known as the VRC Sprint Classic during the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival.

Buffering won last years edition of the race that is now known as the Darley Classic. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

The feature sprinting …

Snitzerland Retired To The Breeding Barn

Snitzerland Retired To The Breeding Barn

10 Jun, 2014

Talented mare Snitzerland could be sent for a meeting with five-time Group 1 winner All Too Hard during the upcoming breeding season after being retired from racing on Sunday.

Snitzerland broke through for her first win at Group 1 level in the 2014 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Snitzerland was …

Ben Melham To Have Hip Surgery

Ben Melham To Have Hip Surgery

27 Nov, 2013

Leading Melbourne jockey Ben Melham will have surgery on both of his hips that will keep him out of the saddle until midway through 2014.

Ben Melham will not return to riding until halfway through 2014 after having surgery on both of his hips. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Melham struggled with pain in …

McEvoy Confident Epaulette Will Relish Flemington In VRC Sprint Classic

McEvoy Confident Epaulette Will Relish Flemington In VRC Sprint Classic

8 Nov, 2013

Jockey Kerrin McEvoy is confident that Darley sprinter Epaulette will relish the Flemington straight when he makes his racing debut at the famous track in the 2013 VRC Sprint Classic (1200m) tomorrow.

Epaulette will be making his debut at Flemington in the Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic tomorrow. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Epaulette …

Buffering In Good Form For VRC Sprint Classic

Buffering In Good Form For VRC Sprint Classic

8 Nov, 2013

Buffering is taking winning form into the 2013 VRC Sprint Classic and trainer Robert Heathcote is confident that the gusty gelding can score his second straight victory in the Group 1 event at Flemington on Saturday.

Buffering has the opportunity to stamp himself as the leading sprinter in Australia when he contests the Group 1 …

Unpretentious To Make Group 1 Debut In 2013 VRC Sprint Classic

Unpretentious To Make Group 1 Debut In 2013 VRC Sprint Classic

8 Nov, 2013

Lightly-raced sprinter Unpretentious will make his Group 1 debut in the 2013 VRC Sprint Classic at Flemington on Saturday and trainer Nikki Burke is confident that the Schillaci Stakes winner is going into the race at peak fitness.

Trainer Nikki Burke is hopeful that Unpretentious can give her a maiden Group 1 victory in the …

Portelli Hoping For Pace In VRC Sprint Classic Field

Portelli Hoping For Pace In VRC Sprint Classic Field

7 Nov, 2013

Trainer Gary Portelli is hoping that there is plenty of pace in the 2013 VRC Sprint Classic field, the race formerly known as the Patinack Farm Classic, at Flemington this Saturday, so that his star galloper Rebel Dane can show his impressive turn-of-foot.

Glen Boss is chasing more Group 1 success on Rebel Dane in …

Lucky Nine And Buffering To Clash In VRC Sprint Classic

Lucky Nine And Buffering To Clash In VRC Sprint Classic

6 Nov, 2013

Leading Hong Kong sprinter Lucky Nine and Group 1 winner Buffering will face off again after both were included in the field for the 2013 VRC Sprint Classic, the race formerly known as the Patinack Farm Classic, which will be held at Flemington on Saturday.

Buffering and Lucky Nine will renew acquaintances in the Group …

Cox Plate jockey Ben Melham gets acquainted with Puissance De Lune

Cox Plate jockey Ben Melham gets acquainted with Puissance De Lune

23 Oct, 2013

New Cox Plate jockey Ben Melham got aquainted with Puissance De Lune at Warrnambool yesterday in anticipation of his replacing of Glen Boss in Saturday’s Group 1 $3m weight for age championship at Moonee Valley.

Ben Melham replaces Glen Boss, above, on Puissance De Lune in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley. Photo by Race …

Classy Waller Duo Included In Patinack Farm Classic Acceptances

Classy Waller Duo Included In Patinack Farm Classic Acceptances

22 Oct, 2013

Chris Waller-trained Group 1 winners Boban and Zoustar both remain a chance to contest the Patinack Farm Classic (1200m) at Flemington on November 9 after being included in the first acceptances for the Group 1 event that were released by Racing Victoria this afternoon.

Zoustar was one of 35 sprinters included in the first acceptances …