The career of reinsman John Caldow makes for some impressive reading. Without wanting to go into too much detail, he has had his fair share of success (including 18 straight century seasons!), and he has a wealth of experience to draw on. That experience will be a factor in the Racing odds you’re seeing at the other end of that link there for this weekend, when Caldow heads to the Queensland Pacing Championship to try to steer Abettorpunt to victory.
But it looks like he’ll need every bit of the experience he has earned over a long, storied career – the barrier draw could have been kinder to Abettorpunt, and Avonnova will Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
The Cox Plate has proved to be a tricky challenge for even the most successful of Australia’s trainers over the years, and whilst there’s a well-publicised rivalry brewing on race day between Gai Waterhouse and Chris Waller, a glance at the Racing odds waiting for you at the end of that link will tell you that there’s another high-profile owner who hasn’t got a Cox Plate win on his C.V. yet – and this one has Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
It’s quite an achievement on the part of trainer Shane Tritton to get a couple of prospects ready for and into the Queensland Pacing Cup this weekend, and you can see from the Racing odds we’ve got for you if you follow that link that both are in the mix for the race.
Unfavourable barrier draws have seen punters hesitating to back either Marty Monkhouser or Mark Dennis, but Tritton himself explains why it might be Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
There are teams of busy folk at Racing Victoria who work all year round to make sure that the Melbourne Spring sees a glittering array of international stars making the trip to Australian shores to make bids for the biggest races in the Festival. And looking at the Racing odds at the other end of that link will show you that this year there’s a fair chance that the three biggest accolades in the calendar – the Cox Plate, the Caulfield Cup and the Melbourne Cup – could all be claimed by overseas raiders in Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
Trainer Joe Pride has been living up to his name this week: he clearly feels confident that his boy Terravista can live up to whatever hype is attached to him ahead of the Manikato Stakes at the weekend – and he’s been taking to the old social media to share his good opinion of Terravista with anyone who’ll listen.
Lots of punters have been listening, it seems like, and plenty are agreeing with him, a look at the Racing odds for the race at the weekend will tell you. Pride is of the opinion that Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
Gai Waterhouse, Australia’s First Lady of Racing, has come close to a Cox Plate win a couple of times in the past, only to see worthy runners from her stable beaten by genuine champions. You can see from the Racing odds we’ve got for you ahead of the 2014 Cox Plate at the weekend that she faces some long odds to score a winner this time out, but neither of her runners, Almalad and Wandjina, should be written off by any means.
Those previous near-misses were Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
Two Friday nights, and two strong runs that brought wins to Sensational Gabby – and it’s the manner of both victories that will have been most pleasing for trainer Ross Olivieri and all of Sensational Gabby’s connections. They’ll be more pleased still if she can repeat the dose and win again at the weekend, and she’s justly right amongst the shortest Racing odds that we’ve got for you at the end of the link there.
But will Sensational Gabby be able to get in front and win it as we’ve seen her do in her last two outings? Certainly, she will face a strong challenge in Friday night’s Navy Cup, and she hasn’t got the ideal barrier draw, either. She hasn’t got a bad draw, by any means, but Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
In the early build-up to the Cox Plate, which comes around this weekend, you will have seen The Cleaner featuring in the Racing odds: he’s a firm crowd favourite, and only partly because he’s a local boy – he’s a horse that consistently gives really brave efforts, and you can’t help but love the way he has handled himself.
But The Cleaner will have to Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
Temple Of Boom is a horse that’s a headline-writer’s dream, but he’s more than just a snappy headline in the making – this is a horse who could have a real say in the Manikato Stakes on Friday night, and he’s rightly in amongst the Racing odds that you’ll see at the end of the link there.
And it looks like Temple Of Boom’s fans aren’t just in the press corps: he’s seeing a decent share of the betting ahead of Friday’s Manikato Stakes, according to Christian Jantzen at Sportsbet: ‘there are plenty of Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
The weekend of the Cox Plate is nearly upon us, and there will be owners and trainers in close communication as they look to prepare their charges for the big race. One of the horses who will be in amongst the Racing odds for the Cox Plate – and who could be a horse who has a say in the race – will be Side Glance, and it sounds like his Read the rest of this entry »Read more »