Trainer Gai Waterhouse has revealed that she has set rising three-year-old Almalad for the 2014 Sportingbet Cox Plate that will be held at Moonee Valley on October 25 during the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival.
Trainer Paul Beshara said the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes winner Happy Trails was progressing well ahead of his racetrack return and would follow a similar path to last year which culminated in a narrow miss in the $3 million Cox Plate behind Shamus Award at Moonee Valley last October.
A Sportingbet Cox Plate appearance is still part of the plans for Simon O’Donnell and Terry Henderson’s Melbourne-based bloodstock company OTI after their recent French purchase Gailo Chop finished fourth in the Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes at New York.
Connections of Mukhadram will give thought to the Sportingbet Cox Plate later in the campaign after the Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned galloper broke through at Group One level in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown.
Singapore Airlines International Cup winner Dan Excel has arrived in Sydney ahead of his preparation for the Sportingbet Cox Plate.
FRENCH stayer Gailo Chop, who now competes in the OTI Racing colours of Simon O’Donnell and Terry Henderson, will loom into Cox Plate calculations if he performs well in Saturday’s Belmont Derby in New York.
One-time boom New Zealand colt Cauthen is back in work and out to follow a compatriot’s well-worn path to Sportingbet Cox Plate (2040m) success.
Trainer Donna Logan is yet to decide on a 2014 Spring Racing Carnival target for Australian Oaks winner Rising Romance, but revealed that the rising four-year-old will be nominated for the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) and Group 1 Sportingbet Cox Plate (2040m).
Rising four year old Dissident will be aimed towards the Group 1 $3m Sportingbet Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on October 25 during the Melbourne Spring Carnival.
Trainer Gai Waterhouse has revealed that the 2014 Sportingbet Cox Plate is the most likely Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival target for imported galloper Carlton House.
The Moonee Valley Racing Club has today issued first round invitations to ten of the leading Weight-For-Age middle distance thoroughbreds from all areas of the globe to contest the Group 1 $3M 2014 Sportingbet Cox Plate (2040 metres) on Saturday 25th October.
Flemington trainer Mark Kavanagh is confident that a rejuvenated Super Cool can make his mark on the upcoming Spring Racing Carnival.
Lucky Nine made it back-to-back International Sprint (Gr 1, 1200m) victories at Kranji last night, kicking off what was to be another big-race double for Hong Kong.
Owner David Boeham will turn his attention to the Sportingbet Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley in October after Hong Kong galloper Dan Excel’s track-record-breaking victory in last night’s Group 1 Singapore Airlines International Cup (2000m) at Kranji in Singapore.
Shamus Award will not be defending his Sportingbet Cox Plate crown at Moonee Valley on the final Saturday in October.
It was this week announced that the son of Snitzel, who was prepared by Danny O’Brien at Flemington, would be retired immediately, to stand at Widden Stud.
The state’s leading trainer, Darren Weir, prepared a winning treble at the Valley on Saturday, including Thousand Guineas runner-up May’s Dream, and another possible star, Signoff.
The Moonee Valley Racing Club welcomes Peter Blunden to the MVRC Committee.
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Race dates for the 2014/2015 racing season have now been finalised. MVRC has been allocated 28 race meetings in total – 16 night race meetings and 12 day race meetings.
Spirit Of Boom finally shook the monkey from his back to claim a well deserved Group 1 win in the William Reid Stakes tonight at Moonee Valley.