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…

No Qewy in 2017 Melbourne Cup field

Bendigo Cup winner Qewy won’t line up for a second time in the 2017 Group 1 $6.25m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday. Qewy, above, won’t take his place in the 2017 Melbourne Cup field. Photo by Ultimate Racing…

BoomTime better than Melbourne Cup odds suggest

Lindsay Park head trainer David Hayes considers Boom Time to be well over the odds for the Group 1 $6.25m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday. Boom Time, above, is on track to run in the Melbourne Cup at Flemington. Photo…

Winkers go on a fit Ventura Storm in 2017 Melbourne Cup field

European import Ventura Storm will wear a set of winkers under race conditions for the first time in Tuesday’s Group 1 $6.25m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington. Ventura Storm galloped with stablemate Boom Time, above, at Flemington…

Bowman chasing back to back wins in Coolmore Stud Stakes on Catchy

Leading Group 1 winning jockey Hugh Bowman will be chasing back to back wins in the Group 1 $1m Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday. Hugh Bowman will ride Catchy, above, in the Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington. Photo by…

Wall Of Fire can give Craig Williams first Melbourne Cup win

Big race jockey Craig Williams has chosen English stayer Wall Of Fire as his mount to break through for a maiden win in the Group 1 $6.25m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday. Craig Williams, above, will ride English stayer…

Boss snaps up 2017 Melbourne Cup ride on Ventura Storm

Three times winner Glen Boss has snapped up the ride on the Lindsay Park trained Ventura Storm in the Group 1 $6.25m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday. Jockey Glen Boss, above, will ride Ventura Storm in the 2017 Melbourne…

Ace High top pick in 2017 Victoria Derby betting

Group 1 winning colt Ace High heads up an open betting market for the Group 1 $1.5m AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington on Saturday. Ace High, above, is the ruling favourite for the 2017 Victoria Derby at Flemington. Photo by Steve Hart. Ladbrokes.com.au…

A Lexus Stakes win and some rain would see Williams have 7 Melbourne Cup runners

A win by Aloft in Saturday’s Group 3 $300,000 Lexus Stakes (2500m) at Flemington and the arrival of some predicted showers could see prominent Victorian owner Lloyd Williams have a record seven runners in the 2017 Melbourne Cup. Almandin,…

Tangled had straight forward preparation for 2017 Victoria Derby

Promising three year old stayer Tangled has had a straight forward preparation heading into Saturday’s Group 1 $1.5m AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington. Ace High, above, is the early favourite for the 2017 Victoria Derby at Flemington.…