Waller chooses Golden Eagle meeting over Victoria Derby day

Unable to be in two places at once, Chris Waller has decided to play at home, choosing the Golden Eagle meeting at Rosehill over Flemington’s Derby day. Waller-trained stars Arcadia Queen ($3.10) and Kolding ($5) will be at Rosehill for Saturday’s new 1500-metre Golden Eagle for four-year-olds worth $7.5 million. With four Group One races […]

What you need to know about the Victoria Derby 2019

VICTORIA DERBY * The $2 million Victoria Derby is a Group One Classic for three-year-olds run over 2500m at Melbourne’s Flemington racecourse * It will run as race seven at 3.45pm AEDT on Saturday, November 2 HISTORY * First run in 1855 when won by Rose Of May, the Victoria Derby pre-dates the Melbourne Cup […]

Princess Jenni ready to tackle 2019 Empire Rose Stakes

Trainer David Brideoake will not worry about what conditions are thrown at Princess Jenni as she attempts to close out her spring campaign with a Group One win. Princess Jenni is one of the leading fancies for the Empire Rose Stakes at Flemington on Saturday with Brideoake saying the mare has had the perfect lead-up […]

2019 The Golden Eagle: Arcadia Queen odds shorten

Punters have crowned Arcadia Queen favourite but Chris Waller is adamant stablemate Kolding is every bit as good a chance for the inaugural Golden Eagle. The champion Sydney trainer will saddle up the Group One-winning duo in the new $7.5 million Golden Eagle showpiece exclusively for four-year-olds at Rosehill. Punters have backed Arcadia Queen from […]

2019 Melbourne Cup: Celebrities shun the Cup

The Melbourne Cup is about everyday people and not celebrities, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says, as a number of stars shun the race that “stops the nation”. Singer Taylor Swift revealed last month she wouldn’t be going ahead with a planned performance, while actress Lana Condor pulled the plug on her attendance last week, with […]

Chris Waller chasing another Cantala Stakes win

Toorak Handicap runner-up Night’s Watch features among a strong contingent for Chris Waller in the Cantala Stakes as the trainer bids to win the Group One handicap for a fourth time. Waller’s representation in Saturday’s 1600m race at Flemington also includes Epsom Handicap placegetter Star Of The Seas and eight-year-old gelding Life Less Ordinary while […]

Aristia chasing another Melbourne Cup carnival win

A year after winning the VRC Oaks at Flemington, four-year-old Aristia is set for another of the Group One features during the Melbourne Cup carnival. Trained at the course by Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra, Aristia runs in Saturday’s Group One Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) when she will be striving to register her first win […]

Michael Walker eyes Victoria Derby day, Melbourne Cup rides

As Michael Walker eagerly awaits a second chance at the Melbourne Cup on Prince Of Arran, he will first take care of business on Derby day at Flemington. While Walker does not have a ride in Saturday’s Victoria Derby, he is booked on runners from Chris Waller in the three other Group One races. In […]

Shadow Hero draws barrier 10 in Victoria Derby 2019

A field of 16 has been declared for the $2 million Group One Victoria Derby at Flemington with Spring Champion Stakes winner and race favourite Shadow Hero drawing barrier 10. Caulfield Classic winner Thought Of That has drawn the inside barrier for Saturday’s 2500m-Classic for three-year-olds while last Saturday’s Group Two Vase winner Soul Patch […]

The Golden Eagle 2019 attracts star-studded field

A field of 17 including three from the northern hemisphere will line up in the inaugural $7.5 million Golden Eagle at Rosehill. Saturday’s race is over 1500 metres and is restricted to four-year-olds. Irish horse Never No More, trained by Aidan O’Brien, will be ridden by Pierrre-Charles Boudot who rode Waldgeist to win the Prix […]