There will be journos all over the world shaking their heads today, and saying to themselves that it always sounded too good to be true: there won’t be a right Royal story for them to write up for the 2014 Melbourne Cup – and they’re going to be missing out on lots of leading-lady-of-Racing comparisons between Gai Waterhouse and Queen Elizabeth II, too. The Queen’s stayer Estimate has been ruled out of a potential trip to Australia for The Race That Stops A Nation, it was confirmed this week. But how will that affect the look of the Racing odds for November 4th?
The Offer is still Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
He’s a horse who will attract a good deal of attention in this 2014 Melbourne Spring, and rightly so – Slade Power has a great record of wins behind him, and he’s bound to feature as one of the horses with the shorter of the Racing odds for big sprints like the VRC this Spring Festival.
But he nearly didn’t feature at all, after Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
One of the horses travelling to Australia for the Melbourne Cup who has already caught the eye of pundits and punters is Cavalryman, and he will be an eye-catching sight on the day, too, if he runs – he’ll be sporting some very famous blue silks that mark him out as a horse from the Godolphin stables.Read more »
With so many well-fancied international horses making the trip to Australia for the 2014 Melbourne Spring Festival, there’s no shortage of exciting prospects who will have been in quarantine before they race. A look at the Racing odds for the Caulfield Cup, in particular, will show you that there are a number of overseas prospects in contention, and so we’re going to take a closer look at them over the next few weeks, ready for the Caulfield Cup on October 18th…
First up is Admire Rakti. There have been Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
We’ve already highlighted in these pages some of the key Australian horses who will be most likely to have a say in the 2014 Melbourne Cup, and we’ve talked about the Australia-based trainers who will have a huge impact on the race – a look at the Racing odds at the other end of that link will show you that Gai Waterhouse’s The Offer is the early favourite for The Race That Stops A Nation, but Lloyd Williams and her big rival Chris Waller both have a dozen horses each amongst the nominations, and you’d think that probably means Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
The McEwan Stakes should have been a positive return to Racing for the horse who’s rated as the world’s best sprinter, but Lankan Rupee couldn’t bring home the goods for trainer Mick Price – we’re interested to see how the narrow defeat will affect his Racing odds as we Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
Friday night sees a clash between the two nearly-men of the 2014 season, and both the Sea Eagles, who missed out on the minor premiership when they couldn’t find a win in the final round against the Cowboys, and the Rabbitohs, who could have claimed the minor premiership by beating the Roosters in Round 26, will have plenty to prove when they meet. We’ve got all the NRL odds for that one for you, of course, but there are three more games in the first week of the finals for you to watch and have a bet on…
On Saturday, it’s Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
A bigger spectacle every year, with a brighter field of international stars running it, the Melbourne Cup is very much improved by the overseas horses who make the long trip to our shores, waiting patiently in quarantine for their chance to run in the big race. But there has been a little bit of international flavour mostly missing for the past few years – an outbreak of equine flu has kept a number of potential contenders from Japan out of the Racing odds and out of the running for the Melbourne Cup, which has been a shame.
But it looks like Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
We’re into the early exchanges of the Melbourne Spring now, and it’s all eyes on the horses who are going to be scrapping it out for the biggest prizes in Australian Racing over the course of the Festival. We’ve got all the Racing odds for those big races, of course, and there’s potentially another horse to add to your watch list after The Cleaner came home strongly to win the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes.
There were some big names in the field behind him, but The Cleaner Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
Fresh from ending the Tigers’ fairytale, Port Adelaide face a stiff challenge in Saturday’s second AFL final of the weekend, but are they up to it? We’ve got all the AFL odds you could want for this one, and for the premiership as the action hots up, so hit the link there and check them out!
The 2014 season has been Read the rest of this entry »Read more »