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Scottish still to qualify for Cox Plate

Scottish still to qualify for Cox Plate

19 Jul, 2016

Godolphin’s English trainer Charlie Appleby is keen to bring last start Newbury winner Scottish to Melbourne for the Group 1 $3m Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley in October, but Moonee Valley officials are yet to offer an invitation to the English galloper.

Winx is the short priced favourite to win back to back Cox …

Melbourne Cup hopeful Quest For More topweight in Geelong Cup

Melbourne Cup hopeful Quest For More topweight in Geelong Cup

19 Oct, 2015

Melbourne Cup hopeful Quest For More will lead the field out in the Group 3 $300,000 Geelong Cup (2400m) at Geelong on Wednesday after being allocated the topweight of 59kg.

Jockey Tommy Berry, above, will ride English stayer Quest For More in the Geelong Cup at Geelong. Photo by Daniel Costello.

English trainer Roger Charlton …

Charlton Rethinks Melbourne Cup Quest

Charlton Rethinks Melbourne Cup Quest

14 Sep, 2015

British horseman Roger Charlton is reconsidering a 2015 Melbourne Cup bid with his Goodwood Cup runner-up Quest For More with the galloper entering quarantine in Newmarket this week.

Protectionist won last year’s Melbourne Cup on the back of a Herbert Power Stakes fourth. Photo: Steve Hart.

Originally Charlton had ruled out a trip down under …

Kavanagh Purchases Three European Horses

Kavanagh Purchases Three European Horses

12 Nov, 2014

Promising trainer Sam Kavanagh has purchased three horses at the Tattersalls Horses In Training Sale that was held at Newmarket at the end of October.

Sam Kavanagh is hoping that his three purchases at the Tattersalls Horses In Training Sale can replicate the success that Midsummer Sun has had in Australia. Photo by: Race Horse …

Cox Plate Invitee Al Kazeem Wins Coral Eclipse Stakes

Cox Plate Invitee Al Kazeem Wins Coral Eclipse Stakes

8 Jul, 2013

2013 Cox Plate invitee Al Kazeem recorded his third straight Group 1 victory in the Coral Eclipse Stakes at Sandown on Saturday.

Al Kazeem added his latest win to his upset victory in the Tattersalls Gold Cup in Ireland and his most recent triumph in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes, during the Royal Ascot meeting, …

Cox Plate Invite Al Kazeem Wins at Royal Ascot

Cox Plate Invite Al Kazeem Wins at Royal Ascot

20 Jun, 2013

British entire Al Kazeem has soared to the top of the Cox Plate wish list after winning the prestigious Group 1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot.

The five-year-old stepped out as favourite after defeating Camelot in the Tattersalls Gold Cup last month and further enhanced his reputation as an international star.

Turning for …

Ortensia Confirmed for Haydock

Ortensia Confirmed for Haydock

29 Aug, 2012

International Group 1 winner Ortensia has come through her Nunthorpe Stakes victory unscathed and will now head towards the Group 1 Sprint Cup (1200m) at Haydock on Saturday week.

Ortensia has been confirmed to run in the Group 1 Sprint Cup at Haydock. Photo by: Taron Clarke

It was always the plan to chase a …

Overnight rain to guarantee wet track at Newmarket

Overnight rain to guarantee wet track at Newmarket

13 Jul, 2012

Overnight rain will guarantee a very wet racing surface at Newmarket tomorrow but trainer Paul Messara is committed to start his stable star Ortensia in the Group 1 £400,000 Darley July Cup (1200m).

Ortensia will run in the July Cup - photo © Taron Clarke

While Messara is prepared to accept that Ortensia isn’t at …