Whilst it’s shaping up to be as exciting a Melbourne Spring as we’re all hoping for, there is a note of disappointment this week at the news that French import Tres Blue won’t be involved – an injury to his left foreleg has ruled him out of the whole Spring Racing Festival, and he won’t feature at all in those Racing odds between now and the Melbourne Cup in Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
Look out for exciting 4-year-old Politeness in the 2014 Myer Classic: according to trainer Robert Smerdon her Spring Season will culminate in a run at Flemington on November 1st. But look out for her name in the Racing odds, too, as we go through the Melbourne Spring – she’s a horse that could be in with a shout in a few big races!
Politeness hadn’t had a run out since April, when she came home as a winner in the P.J. Bell Stakes. A barrier trial last week at Randwick – one that was a gentle run out, but that seemed to go well – has left Smerdon in good spirits, too, as the Melbourne Spring looms: ‘she had a Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
Happy Trails is very much in the picture for the Cox Plate when it rolls around, and his is a name you’ll see in amongst those Racing odds for the Melbourne Spring. And his preparation is underway after a run in the Spring Stakes at Morphettville that was his first after Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
Racing Victoria have confirmed that exciting 5-year-old stayer Bande will be making the trip from Japan to Australia for the Melbourne Spring Racing Festival, and he’ll most likely have the Melbourne Cup itself firmly in his sights. With some good form behind him, too, he’ll be a feature of the Racing odds for the big race as it gets closer…
Bande will be hoping to Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
Round 24 of the 2014 NRL season is upon us, and the ladder is starting to take shape, with the teams at the top pulling away from the teams at the bottom. But there’s still plenty to play for in the middle of the ladder, with just four points separating the Storm in fifth from the Dragons in eleventh. We’ve got all the Round 24 odds you need as we look ahead to Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
Irish trainer Aiden O’Brien has had a mixed experience of the Melbourne Spring over the years. He has seen a measure of success with a place in the Melbourne Cup for Mahler, but he’s had bad experiences, too – the one that stands out would be the 2008 Melbourne Cup that saw him fielding some pretty stern questions from the stewards. Be that as it may, it looks like he’s going to be back for more in 2014, and his runner Adelaide is going to be amongst the Racing odds for the Cox Plate…
Adelaide has been super consistent in recent times, finding Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
This year’s Melbourne Spring Racing Festival could be the first and last chance that More Than Sacred has of finding glory in the Caulfield Cup or the Melbourne Cup. The 4-year-old mare out of New Zealand will most likely be retired after this Spring Season, but she has the opportunity to make the most of her last season, and she’ll be featuring in the Racing odds for both Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
It’s hard to pick what will be the game of the round before the battle is joined, but this weekend’s AFL entertainment features what could be an absolute cracker between the Cats and last year’s triumphant Hawks. To make it even better, they’re sitting in second and third place respectively on the ladder, which makes this a mouth-watering prelude to the finals that will be coming around pretty soon. We’ll be watching – and we’ve got all the Round 22 odds you’re going to need.
Elsewhere on Saturday, there’s what could be a nail-biter for Collingwood fans – Round 22 looks like it amounts to Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
We’ve said before that there will be a little bit of spice added to the Melbourne Spring Racing Festival added by the international flavour of the field, and that’s particularly true of the Cox Plate, with the addition of Dan Excel, a real star making the trip from Hong Kong, and a horse that jockey Tommy Berry is already tipping for success in the race…Read more »
OTI Racing purchased Van Percy back in June with the Melbourne Spring very much in mind, and he returned them a first win in their colours at Goodwood in the UK last month. He will be looking to perhaps race once more on English soil before he makes the trip to Australia for the Spring Season, and you can expect to see him amongst those Racing odds for the Melbourne Cup and other big races, too…
The most pleasing thing for trainer Andrew Balding will have been the Read the rest of this entry »Read more »