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Trevieres Facing Significant Step-Up in Toorak Handicap

Trevieres Facing Significant Step-Up in Toorak Handicap

11 Oct, 2013

French gelding Trevieres will make his Group 1 debut in the Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield on Saturday and assistant trainer Stephanie Nigge admits that the race is a significant step-up in class for the six-year-old.

Nigge partnered Americain to Australia for his three tilts at the Spring Racing Carnival. Photo by: Taron Clarke

Trevieres …

Mosse Ousted After Questionable Americain Ride

Mosse Ousted After Questionable Americain Ride

10 Apr, 2012

The owners of Americain were left seething after an abysmal ride from French jockey Gerald Mosse in The BMW at Rosehill last Saturday.

Gerald Mosse and Americain during better times, winning the Melbourne Cup in 2010 - photo (c) Taron Clarke

Mosse was flown in specifically to ride Americain in the $2.25 million The BMW …

Americain Gives Hayes An Early Christmas

Americain Gives Hayes An Early Christmas

29 Nov, 2011

Like a kid with a new toy David Hayes couldn’t wait to rip open the packaging and see just what he’d received when Americain was unloaded off the float at his new home last week.

Hayes was the pick of the Victorian trainers to take charge of 2010 Melbourne Cup champion thanks largely to his …

Americain’s new trainer is David Hayes

Americain’s new trainer is David Hayes

22 Nov, 2011

David Hayes has confirmed he is the new trainer for 2010 Melbourne Cup winner Americain.
The former Alain de-Royer-Dupre trained entire will go to Hayes’ Euroa stable this weekend.
He will be freshened and aimed for an autumn campaign in Australia.
Americain will be targeted at the Group 1s Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington and …

Americain To Bypass Hong Kong Vase

Americain To Bypass Hong Kong Vase

14 Nov, 2011

Americain will not go to the Hong Kong Vase

Americain will not continue on to the Hong Kong Vase to try and improve on the third placing he achieved in the event last year.

Following his 2010 Melbourne Cup victory Americain travelled to Sha Tin and put in a solid performance to come home third …

Americain’s new trainer announced Monday

Americain’s new trainer announced Monday

13 Nov, 2011

The new trainer of Americain will announce tomorrow.

Three trainers are at the top of the list – David Hayes, Anthony Freedman and Darren Weir.

Each of these trainers are favoured above others as they have rural properties which the owners believe is the best environment for galloper formerly trained in France by Alain de …

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 …

Americain ready for Zipping

Americain ready for Zipping

11 Nov, 2011

It is all systems go for Zipping Classic for odds on favourite Americain ($1.50).

The unlucky 2011 Melbourne Cup fourth, lines up against four opponents in $350,000 Group 2 feature on the Sandown Hillside and its minder Stephanie Nigge is going into the race happy with the French galloper’s condition.

”He showed us after the …

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 …

Americain – Hayes decision after Zipping

Americain – Hayes decision after Zipping

5 Nov, 2011

Trainer David Hayes will know after Americain runs in the $250,000 Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown on November 12 whether he will train the horse next year.

Hayes’ name has been bandied about as a possible trainer for the 2010 Melbourne Cup winner who will race in Australia after a hit and run trip to …