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No Melbourne Cup for Signoff, out for the Spring

No Melbourne Cup for Signoff, out for the Spring

29 Sep, 2016

One time Melbourne Cup favourite Signoff is out of the Spring Carnival after failing to respond to treatment for a leg injury quickly enough.

Signoff, above, is out of contention for the 2016 Melbourne Cup at Flemington. Photo by Jenny Barnes.

Signoff had been at the top of the market order at $17 with Ladbrokes.com.au …

Signoff’s Melbourne Cup campaign looking in jeopardy

Signoff’s Melbourne Cup campaign looking in jeopardy

27 Sep, 2016

Trainer Darren Weir has informed Racing Victoria stewards that Signoff’s Melbourne Cup campaign could be in jeopardy after the stayer is responding slowly to a cut leg.

Signoff’s Melbourne Cup campaign looks in jeopardy because of a leg injury. Photo by Jenny Barnes.

Weir was forced to abandon a trip to Sydney to run in …

Signoff and The United States equal favourites for Melbourne Cup

Signoff and The United States equal favourites for Melbourne Cup

14 Sep, 2016

The Darren Weir trained Signoff and the Lloyd Williams owned The United States have been installed equal favourites following the release of the weights yesterday for Group 1 $6m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on November 1.

Signoff, above, is equal favourite with The United States for the Melbourne Cup. Photo by Jenny Barnes.…

Penny Edition field to be too slick for Signoff

Penny Edition field to be too slick for Signoff

19 Aug, 2016

Premiership winning trainer Darren Weir expects the field for the Listed $100,000 Penny Edition Stakes (1400m) at Morphettville Parks on Saturday will be too slick for his Melbourne Cup hopeful Signoff.

Signoff, above, is set to resume in the Penny Edition Stakes at Morphettville Parks. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Signoff will be having …

Coffey top chance to ride Prince Of Penzance in Memsie Stakes

Coffey top chance to ride Prince Of Penzance in Memsie Stakes

16 Aug, 2016

Top young jockey Harry Coffey has jumped to the top of the queue to ride Melbourne Cup winner Prince Of Penzance when he kicks off his Spring Carnival campaign in the Group 1 $500,000 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on August 27.

Jockey Harry Coffey, above, is in line to ride Prince Of Penzance in …

Signoff strong chance to resume in Penny Edition Stakes

Signoff strong chance to resume in Penny Edition Stakes

15 Aug, 2016

Melbourne Cup hopeful Signoff could make his first 2016 Spring Carnival appearance in the Listed $100,000 Penny Edition Stakes (1400m) at Morphettville Parks in Adelaide on Saturday.

Signoff, above, has been nominated for the Penny Edition Stakes at Morphettville Parks. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

The Darren Weir trained stayer is also nominated for the 1500m …

Harry Coffey snags Melbourne Cup ride on Signoff

Harry Coffey snags Melbourne Cup ride on Signoff

2 Aug, 2016

Emerging young jockey Harry Coffey has snagged the ride on tough stayer Signoff in the 2016 Group 1 $6m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on November 1.

Signoff with Harry Coffey in the saddle winning the Lord Reims Stakes at Morphettville. Photo by Jenny Barnes.

Coffey has been aboard Signoff for his last three …

French Import Singing to be tuned up for the Spring Carnival

French Import Singing to be tuned up for the Spring Carnival

19 Jul, 2016

Australian Bloodstock director Jamie Lovett is hoping for some more Spring Carnival success with French import Singing who is being finely tuned to make his Australian debut at Canterbury on Saturday.

Protectionist, above, won the 2014 Melbourne Cup at Flemington for Australian Bloodstock. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

German import Protectionist was able to win the …

Jordon Lures Dartmouth for Caulfield Cup Bid

Jordon Lures Dartmouth for Caulfield Cup Bid

6 Jul, 2016

Racing Victoria’s international talent scout Leigh Jordon heads to Europe beginning his annual bid of luring the connections of talented raiders down under for the spring and possible Caulfield Cup hope Dartmouth is in his sights.

Protectionist is one of the 2016 Melbourne Cup international hopes Leigh Jordon is looking to lure to Australia this …

Protectionist Eyes Second Melbourne Cup Win

Protectionist Eyes Second Melbourne Cup Win

4 Jul, 2016

Back in Germany, back with trainer Andreas Wohler and back in form, former Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist is ticking plenty of boxes ahead of a possible return to Australia for a shot at another victory in the ‘race that stops a nation.’

2014 Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist is on track for a return to Flemington …