Smoko Out For The Year: Price

Ross Price admits the Group 3 Colonel Reeves Stakes (1100m) has not been a kind race to his talented sprinter, Smoko. The past two editions of the sprint have been a nightmare for the Bunbury trainer with Smoko bedevilled by injury and bad luck. In last year’s Colonel Reeves Stakes the son of Snitzel suffered…

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Melbourne Cup Upset

2015 Melbourne Cup – Payne and her Prince stun the world Brad Waters – 03 Nov 2015 “To those who say women aren’t strong enough, get stuffed.” Prince Of Penzance and Michelle Payne are clear at the end of the 2015 Melbourne Cup. Photo: Darryl Sherer Michelle Payne had that message for the doubters after…

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Oaks Field And Draw

The all-important barrier draw has opened up the race for the 2015 Group I Crown Oaks (2500m) at Flemington on Thursday with three of the leading chances drawing outside gates. Set Square won the 2014 Crown Oaks. Photo: Steve Hart A field of 12 three-year-old fillies will chase the major share of the $1 million…

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Melbourne Cup Form Pedigree

The Melbourne Cup is the supreme staying test on the Australian racing calendar and Racenet has looked at the pedigrees of Tuesday’s runners to see which horses will stay and which won’t. Which are are bred to stay the Melbourne Cup distance? Photo: Steve Hart. Below is a chart of the 2015 Melbourne Cup field…

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Luckystreet Back On Song

Luckystreet  was denied victory in the Seacorp Handicap (1000m) at Ascot after Silverstream emerged out of the pack to gun him down in the shadows of the post. Silverstream, another powerful member of leading owner, Bob Peters’ star-studded team and unbeaten in three attempts this campaign, won by a short head. But despite the narrow…

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American Pharoah In Breeders Triumph

American Pharoah in record Breeders’ Cup Classic triumph Darryl Sherer – 01 Nov 2015 American Pharoah bowed out of racing by leading all the way to win Saturday’s Grade I $US5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (10f) in record time at Keeneland. American Pharoah ran a record to win the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland. Photo:…

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Melbourne Cup Fast Facts

The Melbourne Cup is ‘the race that stops the nation’ and assessing the facts and figures of the race can often help finding the winner. Below are the stats for the 2015 Melbourne Cup field. The trainer: Lee Freedman (5 wins) (Note: He now trains in partnership with his brother Anthony) – Our Ivanhowe (No.…

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No Stone Unturned In Albany

Rachael Stone trusts her judgement is spot on when High Limit tackles the TABtouch Provincial Sprinters Heat (1230m) at Albany’s season-opening meeting on Sunday. Stone opted for Albany over Ascot on Saturday but High Limit won’t be having it all his own way after drawing wide and facing a couple of smart locals in the…

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