Shillelagh wins 2017 Kennedy Mile

Former New Zealand trained mare Shillelagh picks up another Group 1 win for the Chris Waller stable with a decisive victory in the Group 1 $1m Kennedy Mile (1600m) at Flemington today. Shillelagh, above, wins the 2017 Kennedy Mile at Flemington.…

2017 Melbourne Cup Field Released

The 2017 Melbourne Cup field has been released and 24 of the best stayers in the world ‘the race that stops a nation’ at Flemington on Tuesday afternoon. Hartnell will carry the top weight in the 2017 Melbourne Cup. Photo by: Ultimate…

Ace High Is The 2017 Victoria Derby Winner

Ace High outstayed his rivals to record a most impressive win in the 2017 Victoria Derby at Flemington this afternoon. Ace High was far too good for his rivals in the 2017 Victoria Derby at Flemington this afternoon. Photo by: Ultimate Racing…

Jon Snow ruled out of 2017 Melbourne Cup field

Kiwi stayer Jon Snow has been ruled out of the 2017 Group 1 $6.25m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) after failing to pass a vet’s examination today. Jon Snow, above has been ruled out of the 2017 Melbourne Cup field because of lameness.…

2017 Myer Classic Results: Shoals Wins

An excellent ride from jockey Dean Yendall helped Shoals record a maiden Group 1 victory in the 2017 Myer Classic at Flemington this afternoon. Shoals held-off a host of rivals to record a tough win in the 2017 Myer Classic. Photo by: Ultimate…

2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes Results: Merchant Navy Wins

Merchant Navy came from nowhere to record a stunning victory in the 2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington this afternoon. Merchant Navy recorded a thrilling victory in the 2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos Invincible…

Cismontane into 2017 Melbourne Cup field with Lexus Stakes win

The Tulloch Lodge Team of Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott will have a runner in the 2017 Melbourne Cup after Cismontane led all of the way to win the Group 3 $300,000 Lexus Stakes (2500m) at Flemington today. Cismontane, above in pale green colours,…

Wakeful Stakes winner Luvaluva produces perfect VRC Oaks trial

Tough staying filly Luvaluva will now head to the VRC Oaks as one of the top fancies after producing a perfect trial with a last to first win in the Group 2 $300,000 G.H.Mumm Wakeful Stakes (2000m) at Flemington today. Luvaluva, above in…

2017 Victoria Derby Tactics: Ace High To Take A Sit

Connections of the front running Ace High have advised Racing Victoria Stewards that the three year old will take a sit behind the leaders in the Group 1 $1.5m AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington today. Ace High, above, will try to take…

2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes betting: Merchant Navy’s odds halved

The Coolmore Stud Stakes odds for smart three year old Merchant Navy have been halved since the final field was released on Wednesday. Merchant Navy, above in blue and green colours, has firmed in the betting for the 2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes…

2017 Victoria Derby Field: Astoria puts a scare through the camp

Top Victoria Derby fancy Astoria put a scare through the Godolphin camp this morning when he escaped from his handler. Ace HIgh, above, is the equal favourite for the 2017 Victoria Derby at Flemington. Photo by Steve Hart. The James Cummings reported…

2017 Melbourne Cup field: rivals trainers sweating on Jon Snow fitness

Several rival trainers will be sweating on the fitness of Kiwi stayer Jon Snow who is under an injury cloud for the Group 1 $6.25m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday. Kiwi stayer Jon Snow, above, is under an injury cloud…

Harlem passed fit to run in Lexus Stakes, Melbourne Cup still alive

The Lindsay Park trained Harlem’s chances of running in the 2017 Melbourne Cup are still alive after he was passed fit to run in today’s Group 3 $300,000 Lexus Stakes (2500m) at Flemington. Harlem, above, has been cleared to run…

2017 Victoria Derby Results: Every Race Covered

The 2017 Victoria Derby Day results will be updated all afternoon long at horseracing.com.au and we could not be more excited for what is always one of the best days of racing anywhere in the world. Ace High will go into the Victoria Derby as…

JWR Runners

The JWR team is ramping up for a jampacked Cup Week with 10 runners over the next 5 days. For what seemed a quiet month for the JWR team with 2 winners (Savaland & Snows Bro), we managed a 53% place strikerate with many horses running well…

Cox Plate form boosts Hartnell’s chances in 2017 Melbourne Cup

The form coming out of this year’s Cox Plate has boosted the chances of Godolphin’s flag bearer Hartnell in the Group 1 $6m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday. Hartnell, above, wiill fly the flag for Godolphin…

Ebor Handicap form strong for Nakeeta’s 2017 Melbourne Cup chances

Nakeeta’s Ebor Handicap win is a strong form line for his chances going into the 2017 Group 1 $6.25m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday. Jockey Glyn Schofield, above, has been booked to ride Nakeeta in the 2017 Melbourne…

Winx to spell, no Emirates Stakes start

Three times Cox Plate winner Winx will be sent to the paddock for a spell and not run in the Group 1 $2m Emirates Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on November 11, the last day of the four day Melbourne Cup Carnival. Winx, above in blue colours,…

Cummings can’t split Coolmore Stud Stakes pair

Godolphin’s Australian trainer James Cummings is finding it hard to split his two three-year-olds, Viridine and Kementari, when they line up against each other in the Group 1 $1m Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday. Viridine,…

Complete 2017 Victoria Derby Form Guide: An open contest

The first day of the 2017 four day Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington kicks off on Saturday with Victoria Derby Day, arguably the best race day on the Australian Racing Calendar. Main Stage, above, is one of the top fancies for the 2017 Victoria…

Astoria’s 2017 Victoria Derby odds shorten

The odds for the Godolphin owned staying three year old Astoria have shortened dramatically since the release on Tuesday of the final field for the Group 1 $1.5m AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington on Saturday. Damian Lane, above, rides…