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2017 Melbourne Cup The Target for Ascot Stakes Winner Thomas Hobson

2017 Melbourne Cup The Target for Ascot Stakes Winner Thomas Hobson

21 Jun, 2017

Trainer Willie Mullins has revealed that Thomas Hobson will be set for the 2017 Melbourne Cup after the talented gelding produced a superior staying effort to win the Ascot Stakes (4014m) in Britain overnight.

Ryan Moore piloted Thomas Hobson to success in the Ascot Stakes overnight. Photo: Sarah Ebbett

Jumping from the gates well, jockey …

Thousand Guineas the Spring Target for Catchy

Thousand Guineas the Spring Target for Catchy

19 Jun, 2017

Co-trainer Tom Dabernig has confirmed that Catchy will be set for the 2017 Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield on October 14th, when she returns to racing during the forthcoming Spring Carnival.

Catchy will be set for the Group 1 Thousand Guineas in spring. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Catchy was a strong …

2017 Caulfield Cup the Target for Ruthven

2017 Caulfield Cup the Target for Ruthven

13 Jun, 2017

Trainer Ciaron Maher has confirmed that the 2017 Caulfield Cup will figure as the major Spring Carnival target for Ruthven, after the three-year-old stormed home to win the Group 1 Queensland Derby (2200m) last weekend.

Ruthven flew home to win the Group 1 Queensland Derby at Doomben last weekend. Photo: Steve Hart

Ruthven was sent …

Super Cash Capable of Winning Kevin Heffernan Stakes

Super Cash Capable of Winning Kevin Heffernan Stakes

10 Nov, 2016

Super Cash faces a big task in overcoming the talented Kevin Heffernan Stakes field, but trainer Andrew Noblett could not be more pleased with the mare’s condition leading into the Group 3 race at Sandown on Saturday.

Craig Williams will ride Super Cash in the Kevin Heffernan Stakes. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell

Super Cash stormed home …

Silent Sedition Capable of Overcoming Wide Summoned Stakes Barrier

Silent Sedition Capable of Overcoming Wide Summoned Stakes Barrier

10 Nov, 2016

Trainer Andrew Noblett is confident that Silent Sedition is in the right form to overcome a horror draw in the Group 3 Summoned Stakes (1500m) at Sandown on Saturday.

Silent Sedition (outside) will jump from the outside barrier in Saturday’s Summoned Stakes. Photo: Jenny Barnes

Posting a commendable total of three wins and a further …

Happy Hannah Requires Luck in Matriarch Stakes

Happy Hannah Requires Luck in Matriarch Stakes

4 Nov, 2016

Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy is hopeful that Happy Hannah will find luck in transit in the Group 2 Matriarch Stakes (2000m) on Saturday, after drawing into the Flemington race in barrier 17.

Kerrin McEvoy will ride Happy Hannah in the 2016 Matriarch Stakes. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Happy Hannah has been a strong …

The Quarterback to Peak in Darley Classic

The Quarterback to Peak in Darley Classic

4 Nov, 2016

Trainer Robbie Griffiths is thrilled with the condition of stable star The Quarterback ahead of his run in the Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) down the famous Flemington straight on Saturday.

Robbie Griffith is confident that The Quarterback will muster his best form in the Darley Classic. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

The Quarterback has returned …

2016 Crown Oaks Day Results: Lasqueti Spirit is the Crown Oaks Winner

2016 Crown Oaks Day Results: Lasqueti Spirit is the Crown Oaks Winner

3 Nov, 2016

2016 Crown Oaks Day boasts an exciting nine race card at Flemington Racecourse this afternoon, highlighted by the Group 1 staying test for three-year-old fillies.

Yankee Rose is a clear favourite to win the Group 1 Crown Oaks at Flemington this afternoon. Photo: Steve Hart

It is a fine day in the great Melbourne metropolitan …

Smart As You Think Primed for Crown Oaks

Smart As You Think Primed for Crown Oaks

3 Nov, 2016

Trainer John McArdle is pleased with the condition of Smart As You Think ahead of her run in the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) at Flemington this afternoon.

Trainer John McArdle has respect for horses like Moqueen (pictured) in this afternoon’s Crown Oaks. Photo: Steve Hart

Smart As You Think has produced a number of …

2016 Melbourne Cup Tips: Exospheric On Top For Freedman

2016 Melbourne Cup Tips: Exospheric On Top For Freedman

31 Oct, 2016

Exospheric is on top of the 2016 Melbourne Cup tips of Lee Freedman and the Melbourne Cup winning trainer is confident that the import will have no problems running out a strong 3200 metres.

Exospheric is Lee Freeman’s picked of two runners in the 2016 Melbourne Cup field. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Exospheric has been …