News About: Vatuvei

Kneeling Holds Off Blackie To Win Wangoom Handicap

Kneeling Holds Off Blackie To Win Wangoom Handicap

30 Apr, 2014

Consistent mare Kneeling held-off a fast-finishing Blackie to record a narrow victory in the 2014 Wangoom Handicap at Warrnambool this afternoon.

Kneeling (blue and white silks) wins the Wangoom Handicap at Warrnambool ahead of Magnus Reign in third. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia

Kneeling had not recorded a race win since she took out …

McKell Mission for Melbourne Cup Hope Motivado

McKell Mission for Melbourne Cup Hope Motivado

23 May, 2013

David Hayes-trained import Motivado will race in Sydney on Saturday in a hit-and-run mission aimed at improving his rating for the Melbourne Cup.

Motivado, seen here winning at Morphetville, will race in the McKell Cup at Randwick on Saturday. Photo by: Jenny Barnes.

The five-year-old gelding will chase a second straight win when he starts …

Moody hits back on trainers’ drug testing procedures

Moody hits back on trainers’ drug testing procedures

19 Nov, 2012

Premiership trainer Peter Moody was quick to hit back at rumoured reports that Melbourne’s leading trainers were less likely to be scrutinised by drug testing after Mid Summer Music scored a rare win for the top stable over the Melbourne Spring Carnival at Sportingbet Sandown Park last Saturday.

Premiership trainer Peter Moody. Photo by: Daniel …

Carpenter Believes 2012 Melbourne Cup Field Will Be One Of The Strongest Ever

Carpenter Believes 2012 Melbourne Cup Field Will Be One Of The Strongest Ever

3 Nov, 2012

Racing Victoria chief handicapper Greg Carpenter revealed today that he believes the 2012 Melbourne Cup will have one of the strongest fields in the history of the race.

The final field will be finalised at 4.30pm this afternoon and Carpenter believes the quality of the horses that won’t make the field is a testament to …

Local Trainers Criticise Melbourne Cup Ballot Conditions

Local Trainers Criticise Melbourne Cup Ballot Conditions

29 Oct, 2012

Local trainers are weighing into the Melbourne Cup entry requirements debate, arguing that international stayers are being given too great a preference in the race.

With Australian horses having to fulfil more qualifying conditions than their overseas counterparts, trainers like Peter Moody and David Hayes are finally having their say.

Moody believes that the form …

Vatuvei Outstays Rivals to Win Drake International Cup

Vatuvei Outstays Rivals to Win Drake International Cup

27 Oct, 2012

Emerging stayer Vatuvei signalled his potential as a future big race contender by outlasting his rivals in the Group 2 Drake International Cup (2500m) at Moonee Valley today.

Vatuvei produced a strong staying performance to win the Drake International Cup. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The four-year-old showed a genuine appreciation for the staying …

Brambles And Zabeelionaire To Clash In Queensland Derby

Brambles And Zabeelionaire To Clash In Queensland Derby

4 Jun, 2012

A highly anticipated clash between Brambles and Zabeelionaire will take place in the Group 1 Queensland Derby at Eagle Farm this Saturday.

Brambles is already favourite for the Derby after his impressive three and a half length win in the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes at Doomben last month.

Brambles' impressive win last start sees …