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Americain just the best in 2011 Zipping Classic

Americain just the best in 2011 Zipping Classic

12 Nov, 2011

Americain wins the Zipping Classic at Sandown

No firm plans have been made about the future of star stayer Americain who toyed with a small field to win the 2011 Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown Hillside today.

Part owner Kevin Bamford said he will sit down with fellow owner Gerry Ryan and nut …

Vandyke with an eye for the future

Vandyke with an eye for the future

9 Nov, 2011

Trainer David Vandyke in on a seeking mission with troubled galloper Lamasery.

While Sydney gelding has won at 2400m in the past, Vandyke wants to see him do it against true talent in the Group 2 $350,000 Zipping Classic (2400m) on the Sandown Hillside on Saturday.

A good performance will give the trainer confidence that …

How tough is Americain?

How tough is Americain?

9 Nov, 2011

Anyone who watched the past two Melbourne Cups would not doubt the ability of Americain after a  2010 Cup win and an unlucky fourth this year.

But going into Saturday’s Zipping Classic (2400m) the next question is how tough is Americain?

It is a good thing they re-named the Sandown Classic after the great Zipping …

Norsqui franks Niwot’s form for 2011 Melbourne Cup

Norsqui franks Niwot’s form for 2011 Melbourne Cup

1 Nov, 2011

Norsqui wins the Lavazza Long Black on Melbourne Cup Day

Those who have taken the big odd about Niwot in today’s Melbourne Cup received a form fillip when Norsqui won the Lavazza Long Black (2800m) at Flemington today. Just hour out from the big race, Norsqui, who finished third to Niwot in the Andrew Ramsden…
The Melbourne Cup final field

The Melbourne Cup final field

29 Oct, 2011

Defending champ Americian tops the final field for the Melbourne Cup

The final field of 24 horses has been announced for the Group 1 Melbourne Cup.

2011 Emirates Melbourne Cup Field – Final Acceptances

# Horse Trainer Weight
1 AMERICAIN (USA) (15) Alain de Royer Dupre G Mosse 58kg
2 JUKEBOX JURY (IRE) (6) Mark …

Mourayan sore, Tactic and Booming unlikely for Cup

Mourayan sore, Tactic and Booming unlikely for Cup

29 Oct, 2011

Mourayan was found to be mildly lame after the Mackinngon Stakes but has been passed to accept for the Melbourne Cup field

The Lloyd Williams-owned Mourayan was found to be “mildly lame” but “passed suitable to accept” for Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup after his second in Saturday’s Group I Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington.

Mourayan carried …

Melbourne Cup hope Red Cadeaux pleases Rodd

Melbourne Cup hope Red Cadeaux pleases Rodd

24 Oct, 2011

Jockey Michael Rodd is pleased with Melbourne Cup ride Red Cadeaux

Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michael Rodd had his first feel of his 2011 Melbourne Cup ride, English stayer Red Cadeaux at Werribee.

Under a cloudy sky Rodd, who won the 2007 Melbourne Cup on Efficient, made the trip out to the international quarantine training …

Saptapadi Continues To Earn Caulfield Cup Support

Saptapadi Continues To Earn Caulfield Cup Support

14 Oct, 2011

Saptapadi has drawn well with barrier 6 for the Caulfield Cup

The Brian Ellison trained Saptapadi has so far been one of the best backed runners in the Caulfield Cup with punters flooding in to get a piece of the European six year old.

While on paper his first up 8th in the Herbert Power …

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 …