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Pilote D’Essai doesn’t have to lead in Pakenham Cup

Pilote D’Essai doesn’t have to lead in Pakenham Cup

1 Dec, 2016

Last start all the way Ballarat Cup winner Pilote D’Essai doesn’t have to lead to win the Listed $200,000 Superior Food Services Pakenham Cup (2500m) at Pakenham on Saturday according his promising apprentice Regan Bayliss.

Regan Bayliss, above, rides French import Pilote D’Essai in the Pakenham Cup at Pakenham. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

Bayliss controlled …

Almandin highlights Zipping Classic nominations

Almandin highlights Zipping Classic nominations

7 Nov, 2016

Melbourne Cup winner Almandin could be a surprise runner in the Group 2 $300,000 Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown on Saturday after heading up the fifteen nominations for the weight for age feature.

Melbourne Cup winner Almandin, above, is among the nominations for the Zipping Classic at Sandown. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Prominent co-owner …

2016 Melbourne Cup winner Almandin outstays Heartbreak City

2016 Melbourne Cup winner Almandin outstays Heartbreak City

1 Nov, 2016

The Lloyd Williams owned Almandin outstayed Irish horse Heartbreak City to win the 2016 Group 1 $6m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington today.

Almandin, blue colours with red cap, outstays Heartbreak City, yellow, to win the 2016 Melbourne Cup at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Jockey Kerrin McEvoy rode his second Melbourne Cup …

Almandin scores soft win in Harry White Classic

Almandin scores soft win in Harry White Classic

24 Sep, 2016

German import Almandin scored his first win on Australian soil when he strode away for an easy victory in the Listed $120,000 italktravel Harry White Classic (2400m) at Caulfield today.

Almandin, above, scores and easy win in the Harry White Classic at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Robert Hickmott trained Almandin was having …

Shoreham Primed for Hawkesbury Gold Cup

Shoreham Primed for Hawkesbury Gold Cup

29 Apr, 2016

Gerald Ryan is confident the conditions of Saturday’s Group 3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m) will play into the strengths of classy gelding Shoreham following a competitive last-start performance.

Shoreham (left) will carry plenty of upside into Saturday’s Hawkesbury Gold Cup. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Shoreham clearly needed a run when he resumed this time …

Michelle Payne makes riding a priority after Melbourne Cup win

Michelle Payne makes riding a priority after Melbourne Cup win

29 Jan, 2016

Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne will focus her attention back on riding after a whirlwind three months of travelling around the nation since her historic win on Prince Of Penzance in November.

Michelle Payne created history when she rode Prince Of Penzance to victory in the 2015 Melbourne Cup at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate …

Summer Cup The Racing Swansong for I’m Imposing

Summer Cup The Racing Swansong for I’m Imposing

22 Dec, 2015

I’m Imposing has been a strong and consistent performer since arriving in Australia from his native Great Britain five years ago, and trainer Chris Waller is hopeful the popular ten-year-old can retire from racing a winner of Saturday’s Group 3 Summer Cup (2000m) at Royal Randwick.

I’m Imposing will contest his final race in Saturday’s …

Banca Mo out, The United States in Naturalism Stakes

Banca Mo out, The United States in Naturalism Stakes

17 Sep, 2015

Early favourite The United States has gained a start in the Group 3 $150,000 Bendigo Bank East Malvern MRC Foundation Cup (2000m) at Caulfield on Saturday following the scratching of Banca Mo this morning.

The United States, dark blue with white armbands above, has gained a start in the Foundation Cup at Caulfield. Photo by …

Prince Cheri kicks off low key Caulfield Cup campaign at Moonee Valley

Prince Cheri kicks off low key Caulfield Cup campaign at Moonee Valley

3 Sep, 2015

Seven year old Prince Cheri will kick of a low key Caulfield Cup campaign when he returns to the race track at Moonee Valley on Saturday in the $90,000 1PRINT Craig Opie Cup (1600m).

Prince Cheri kicks off a low key Caulfield Cup campaign at Moonee Valley. Photo by Steve Hart.

Trainer David Vandyke is …

2014 Melbourne Cup odds update: Fawkner continues to firm

2014 Melbourne Cup odds update: Fawkner continues to firm

4 Nov, 2014

The Melbourne Cup odds for Cox Plate runner-up Fawkner continued to firm overnight in the lead up to the ‘The Race That Stops The Nation’ at Flemington today.

The Melbourne Cup odds for Fawkner have firmed overnight and the grey is now marked at $7.50. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Robert Hickmott trained …