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Shinn has high Autumn hopes for Light Fingers Stakes fancy First Seal

Shinn has high Autumn hopes for Light Fingers Stakes fancy First Seal

13 Feb, 2015

Melbourne Cup winning jockey Blake Shinn has high Autumn Carnival hopes for First Seal who kicks off a new campaign in the Group 2 $175,000 Liberty International Underwriters Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday.

First Seal resumes in the Light Fingers Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Shinn’s rocky career was at …

Arabian Gold Gives Shinn A Milestone Win In Adrian Knox Stakes

Arabian Gold Gives Shinn A Milestone Win In Adrian Knox Stakes

12 Apr, 2014

Arabian Gold maintained her stellar wet-track record and gave Blake Shinn his 1000th career victory with an impressive win in the 2014 Adrian Knox Stakes at Royal Randwick this afternoon.

Arabian Gold scored the first win of her autumn preparation with an tough performance in the 2014 Adrian Knox Stakes at Royal Randwick this …

Precedence survives protest to claim Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Precedence survives protest to claim Queen Elizabeth Stakes

9 Nov, 2013

Rejuvenated stayer Precedence had to survive a protest before being awarded the Group 3 $300,000 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) at Flemington today.

Predcedence, black and white checks, yellow sleeves, scores a narrow win over Sertorius, green, in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Flemington. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Ryan Maloney on the runner-up Sertorius …

O’Donnell happy with 2 runners in 2013 Melbourne Cup Field

O’Donnell happy with 2 runners in 2013 Melbourne Cup Field

5 Nov, 2013

Simon O’Donnell is very happy to have two runners in the 2013 Melbourne Cup field at Flemington today even though both are regarded as very rough chances.

Ruscello, red cap, gained a start in the Melbourne Cup by winning the Lexus Stakes. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

O’Donnell along with partner Terry Henderson run …

Melbourne Cup penalty for Fawkner

Melbourne Cup penalty for Fawkner

21 Oct, 2013

Melbourne Cup hopeful Fawkner has been penalised 1.5kgs for his win in the Group 1 $2.5m BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Caulfield last Saturday and will have to carry 54.5kgs in his attempt to win the Cups double.

Caulfield Cup winner Fawkner penalised 1.5kgs for the Melbourne Cup. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Fawkner …

Murtagh to decide if he rides or trains Royal Diamond for Melbourne Cup

Murtagh to decide if he rides or trains Royal Diamond for Melbourne Cup

26 Aug, 2013

Dual licence holder Johnny Murtagh will be forced to make a tough decision if his top stayer Royal Diamond heads to Australia for the Group 1 $6.2m Emirates Melbourne Cup(3200m) at Flemington on November 5.

Bart Cummings, above, trained Viewed to win the 2008 Melbourne Cup. Photo by Taron Clarke.

Murtagh currently holds a jockey’s …

Mount Athos still heading down under for Melbourne Cup

Mount Athos still heading down under for Melbourne Cup

26 Aug, 2013

Melbourne Cup fancy Mount Athos is still scheduled to travel down under to Melbourne for a second crack at Australia’s greatest race even after being beaten in the Listed £40,000 March Stakes (1 mile 6 furlongs) at Goodwood in England on Saturday.

Mount Athos still on target for the Melbourne Cup at Flemington. Photo by …

Cumani committed to Melbourne Cup start with Mount Athos

Cumani committed to Melbourne Cup start with Mount Athos

20 Aug, 2013

Newmarket trainer Luca Cumani has confirmed that Mount Athos will return to Australia for a second attempt to win the Group 1 $6.2m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on November 5.

English stayer Mount Athos to return for a 2nd attempt to win the Melbourne Cup at Flemington. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.…

No Duel License For Murtagh in Australia

No Duel License For Murtagh in Australia

2 Aug, 2013

Johnny Murtagh will need to decide whether he wants to be a jockey or a trainer in Australia, if he brings talented stayer Royal Diamond to Melbourne for the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival.

In Ireland and the United Kingdom Murtagh has a dual license that allows him to train horses as well as ride as …

Cumani planning another Melbourne Cup assault

Cumani planning another Melbourne Cup assault

15 Jan, 2013

Luca Cumani’s passion to win this year’s Melbourne Cup is already in the planning with OTI Racing owned stayers Mobaco and Irish galloper Moldowney being aimed at Australia’s greatest race.

Cumani thought he had the Cup in 2008 when Bauer went across the line locked together with the Bart Cummings trained Viewed with the Cups …