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Stanley lives Victoria Derby 2014 dream with long odds shot

Less than two years after he started training, Brent Stanley is taking on the big names in the Victoria Derby. A Caulfield Cup-winning rider on Arctic Scent as an apprentice in 1996, the 35-year-old saddles up Royal Standing in the $1.5 million race...

Mackinnon Stakes 2014: Waller all out with Rosehill Counterattack

Costume is a dual Group One winner in New Zealand and a victory in Australia at the highest level will further enhance the value of the foal she is carrying into the Mackinnon Stakes. The Graeme and Debbie Rogerson-trained mare, who has returned a...

Lord Van Percy to kick Lexus Stakes 2014 goal: Balding

English trainer Andrew Balding is not fazed by having Lord Van Percy back-up from the Lexus Stakes to the Melbourne Cup. Thirtieth in the order of entry for the Melbourne Cup, Lord Van Percy must win the Lexus Stakes to gain a start next...

Victoria Derby 2014: Hampton Court odds slashed

A string of big bets for Hampton Court has seen the Gai Waterhouse-trained colt crunched from $2.90 into $2.65 at Sportingbet for Saturday’s Group 1 AAMI Derby. Second favourite Preferment has drifted from $5 to $6 at Sportingbet as a...

Melbourne Cup Field: Red Cadeaux’s trainer arrives in Melbourne

A Melbourne Cup win would be the icing on the cake for Ed Dunlop. The English trainer, who flew into Melbourne on Thursday to oversee the final stage of Red Cadeaux’s Cup campaign, said winning the race had become one of the biggest...

Sydney Cup 2014 stakes lifted extra $600,000

The Sydney Cup will figure in a $600,0000 stakes increase, ensuring the winner of next year’s race will earn connections a $1 million windfall. Run as part of The Championships during the autumn, the extra prize money has been made available...

Mackinnon Stakes Tips – 2014

With several runners looking for some consolation here after competing in last week’s Cox Plate among them, last year’s winner of this race Side Glance ($9), coupled with some international horses that we’ll see race for the first time in...

Wakeful Stakes Tips – 2014

Although coming off two impressive wins, Fontein Ruby’s price for Saturday’s Wakeful Stakes is a generous $3.90 in early markets as punters have rushed to support to promising fillies in Abduction and Fenway.Both fillies were luckless in their...

New Melbourne Cup 2014 outfit for Bart Cummings runner

Veteran stayer Precedence will have a new set of colours when he runs in his fourth, and probably last, Melbourne Cup 2014. Dato Tan Chin Nam’s familiar black and white checks will be replaced by the different shades of Irish green of co-owner...

Coolmore Stud Stakes 2014: Rubick in great order for Coolmore: McEvoy

Given the choice, Kerrin McEvoy would have picked a different barrier for his Coolmore Stud Stakes 2014 mount. Yet in Sydney-trained Rubick, the jockey knows he is on the right horse. The regally-bred Rubick chases a valuable Group One in...

Myer Classic 2014: Politeness ready for mile in G1 debut

The Myer Classic 2014 distance is the only query trainer Robert Smerdon has with Politeness ahead of her spring grand final. Smerdon has targeted Politeness at Saturday’s 1600m feature for fillies and mares at Flemington. Winner of the Group...

Coolmore Stud Stakes 2014 – What you need to know

COOLMORE STUD STAKES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW HISTORY: * Formerly known as Ascot Vale Stakes and upgraded to Group One in 2006 * The Ascot Vale was first run for three-year-olds with set weights and penalties in 1969 when won by Vain. Prior to that it...