Vow And Declare ready to tackle Melbourne Cup field

Trainer Danny O’Brien expects Caulfield Cup runner-up Vow And Declare to be much better suited at Flemington in the Melbourne Cup. But the four-year-old stayer could have to rely on attrition to get into race. Vow And Declare beat all but Japanese visitor Mer De Glace in Saturday’s $5 million Caulfield Cup (2400m) in the […]

Thought Of That on target for Victoria Derby 2019

Promising colt Thought Of That has backed up a big-margin win in the bush with another dominant display in the Group Three Caulfield Classic to enhance his Victoria Derby prospects. Coming off a recent eight-length win in a Donald maiden over 1600m when blinkers were applied for the first time, Thought Of That faced a […]

Caulfield Cup runner eyes Melbourne Cup field

Wolfe clinched a Caulfield Cup spot with victory in the Coongy Cup but the up-and-coming stayer still has work to do to make the Melbourne Cup field. The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Wolfe earned a ballot exemption into Saturday’s Caulfield Cup with his Coongy win on Wednesday and he runs on a quick back-up […]

Winning The Everest like a gold medal: Hickman

Pierata’s trainer Greg Hickman says the $14 million Everest is racing’s equivalent of the Olympic Games and he might just have the horse to win gold. The All Aged Stakes hero was one of the first horses locked in for a slot in Saturday’s 1200-metre The Everest but the groundwork to get him there started […]

Wolfe earns Caulfield Cup 2019 start

Promising stayer Wolfe has earned himself a start in the Caulfield Cup with a tough win in the Coongy Cup. Transferred from the final day back to the middle day of the Caulfield Cup carnival, the Coongy Cup on Wednesday provided Wolfe a ballot exemption into Saturday’s $5 million Caulfield Cup. The Gai Waterhouse and […]

Cox Plate 2019: Shinn booked to ride Humidor

Hong Hong-based Australian jockey Blake Shinn will reunite with Humidor in the Cox Plate if the gelding makes the field for the $5 million race. Shinn rode Humidor in the 2017 Cox Plate when the gelding gave Winx a scare, getting within a long neck of the champion in the third of her four Cox […]

The Everest 2019 label’s itself “Australia’s big race”

The $14 million Everest is riding high on a wave of momentum but comparisons to Australia’s most iconic race are unwarranted, Kerrin McEvoy insists. McEvoy’s uncle Tony, co-trainer of Everest rival Sunlight ($13), reignited the cross-border debate on Monday after labelling the 1200m sprint “Australia’s big race”, with the Melbourne Cup dominated by international stayers […]

Michael Walker thankful for Caulfield Cup 2019 opportunity

Michael Walker has been rewarded with a golden opportunity on Caulfield Cup favourite Finche and the jockey’s hopes of a first win in the race have grown after riding the Chris Waller-trained import in an important gallop. With Kerrin McEvoy riding in the $14 million Everest in Sydney on Saturday and Damian Lane, who rode […]

Eric The Eel out of Victoria Derby 2019

Queensland three-year-old Eric The Eel has pulled up lame after the Caulfield Guineas and will return home without another run. Trainer Stuart Kendrick says Eric The Eel has inflammation of the near side front leg and will have a break. Eric The Eel finished second-last in Saturday’s Caulfield Guineas after tailing the field for most […]

Raymond Tusk to bypass Caulfield Cup 2019

International stayer Raymond Tusk will not be an acceptor for the Caulfield Cup and is instead being saved for the Melbourne Cup. Turnbull Stakes winner Kings Will Dream is also a non-runner with trainer Chris Waller to target the Cox Plate 2019. Raymond Tusk was safely in Saturday’s $5 million Caulfield Cup field as No.18 […]