• Vase start likely for It’s A Dundeel

    Australian Horse Racing October 21, 2012 5:30 pm

    Group One winner It’s A Dundeel is likely to add even more quality to the Cox Plate day program with connections flagging at start in The Vase at Moonee Valley. The unbeaten last-start Spring Champion Stakes winner will gallop at Moonee Valley on Tuesday morning before a final decision on [...]

  • O’Sullivan now looking at Geelong for mare

    Australian Horse Racing October 21, 2012 3:42 pm

    An expected small field for Wednesday’s $300,000 Geelong Cup has resulted in a change of plans for Melbourne Cup hopeful Exceptionally. Co-trainer Terry O’Sullivan said it was likely the mare would now run in the Geelong Cup – a race which has grown as a Melbourne Cup pointer – instead [...]

  • Dunaden’s Cup and jockey secure

    Australian Horse Racing October 21, 2012 3:33 pm

    Having recovered the Caulfield Cup trophy that went missing on race night, the connections of Dunaden have put right suggestions they might also have lost their jockey. Confusion over comments made on Melbourne radio by winning rider Craig Williams that he might also have an option to ride Green Moon [...]

  • Excelebration gets his name in lights

    Australian Horse Racing October 21, 2012 2:54 pm

    Excelebration has finally enjoyed his moment of glory, romping away with the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot. Dismissed five times by Frankel, including in QEII 12 months ago and by 11 lengths at Royal Ascot in the summer, the Aidan O’Brien-trained four-year-old gained his first Group One success in [...]

  • Buffering primed for Manikato

    Australian Horse Racing October 21, 2012 2:00 pm

    The fitness levels of Buffering have convinced trainer Robert Heathcote the horse can secure an elusive Group One win in the Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday night. Buffering has been placed seven times in Group One races throughout his career and is seeking his first success at the [...]

  • Form around Are You Sure strong

    Australian Horse Racing October 21, 2012 11:21 am

    Young trainer Cameron Crockett hopes Are You Sure can live up to his last start effort in Sydney when he lines up in the Coonabarabran Cup (1600m) on Monday. Are You Sure finished sixth behind Snitsky on the Randwick Kensington track beaten 3-1/2 lengths in what has turned out to [...]

  • A double to Dermot Weld at Ascot

    International Horse Racing October 21, 2012 10:24 am

    Dermot Weld showed why he has such a tremendous record around the world by displaying his unique art with a double on Champions Day at Ascot. The master Irish trainer has captured major global events such as the Melbourne Cup twice and the Belmont Stakes in America, as well as [...]

  • Magnificent Frankel powers to 14th win

    International Horse Racing October 21, 2012 2:27 am

    Frankel produced perhaps his finest performance on Saturday to retain his unbeaten record with his 14th victory in the Group One Champion Stakes (2000m). The Henry Cecil-trained colt — winning his 10th Group One race and likely to be his last — had stumbled out of the barrier but recovered [...]

  • Smerdon questioned as Shewan withdrawn

    Australian Horse Racing October 20, 2012 7:21 pm

    Trainer Robert Smerdon is to appear at an inquiry following the Caulfield Cup day scratching of his runner Shewan. The stewards ordered Shewan’s scratching after traces of blood were discovered on the horse’s neck during a stable inspection on race morning. Shewan had been due to run in the David [...]

  • Alcopop does connections proud in Cup

    Australian Horse Racing October 20, 2012 6:57 pm

    Dom Tourneur had the winning post in sight with 100 metres to run but had to settle for second place in Saturday’s Caulfield Cup. But the Adelaide-based jockey could at least console himself with the fact he was beaten by “the best mile-and-a-half horse in the world”. Tourneur was travelling [...]

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