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2022 Magic Millions 2YO Classic: Coolangatta Remains Undefeated
Red hot favourite and undefeated filly Coolangatta made it three in a row in Saturday’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic thanks to another brilliant ride from James McDonald. Ciaron Maher and David Eustace’s lightly raced two-year-old went around as the $1.90 favourite with Ladbrokes bookmakers, but a win in the feature didn’t come easy when they found themselves three-wide rounding the turn. With plenty of pace in the race, the daughter of Written Tycoon looked to have the race won and done when she drew clear at the 200m mark, right before Russian Conquest posed a late challenge right through to…
2021 Mackinnon Stakes Winner Is Zaaki; McDonald Enjoys Record 10th Melbourne Cup Carnival Win
Jockey James McDonald continued his outstanding Melbourne Cup Carnival completing a Group 1 double on the day at Flemington and celebrating a record 10th victory for the week on Zaaki in the $2 million Mackinnon Stakes (2000m).
Darley Sprint Classic 2021 Winner is Nature Strip by 3 Lengths
Jockey James McDonald drew level with Brett Prebble winning nine races across a Melbourne Cup Carnival following an electric win aboard the world’s best sprinter Nature Strip in the Group 1 $2 million Darley Sprint Classic (1200m).
2021 Kennedy Oaks Winner: Damien Oliver Wins for a Seventh Time Aboard Willowy
Damien Oliver claimed a slice of history at Flemington on Thursday, tying Bobby Lewis with his seventh win in the Kennedy Oaks aboard the short-priced favourite Willowy. The champion hoop traveled into the straight out wide aboard the Godolphin three-year-old, which turned out to be the ideal spot to reel in the very brave Douceur in the three-year-old staying feature. It was a nervous watch, but Olly’s late lunge at the line saw the $3.60 pop salute for punters, while the win also brought up his 126th Group 1 victory. Oliver said after the race that he was honored to…
2021 Melbourne Cup Winner: Verry Elleegant Upsets Incentivise
Another chapter in Verry Elleegant’s outstanding career was written at Flemington on Tuesday as Chris Waller’s mighty mare took out the $7.75 million Lexus Melbourne Cup. The Australian Horse of the Year brought up her 10th Group 1 in the ‘race that stops a nation’, but it was also an emotional result for champion hoop James McDonald. After three decades of walking away empty-handed, the champion hoop finally added a Melbourne Cup to his astonishing resume on the back of a very successful Derby Day last Saturday. The McDonald-Verry Elleegant combination will easily go down as one of the greatest…
2021 Melbourne Cup Day Results: Race by Race Winner & Analysis
Melbourne Cup Day has officially arrived, and we have covered with up-to-the-minute results and analysis right here at HorseRacing.com.au. The 10-race program begins at 10:45am Melbourne, while the ‘race that stops a nation’ is scheduled to run at 3:00pm. There are also five other black-type races on the program, so be sure to check back at the conclusion of every race for a complete breakdown! Race 1: Darley Maribyrnong Plate (1000m), 10:45am Peter Moody is off to a fast start following Brereton’s win in the first of the day. The Zoustar colt was brave over the final 100m, fighting back…