Marmelo runs fastest closing sectional times in the Caulfield Cup

Marmelo’s (Duke Of Marmalade) debut performance in Australia, when he caught the eye of many with his effort in dead-heating for sixth in Saturday’s Caulfield Cup (Gr 1, 2400m) was certainly impressive, so too were his sectional times which were the fastest of the race. Having his first start since winning the Prix Kergorlay (Gr... Read More

Boom Time returns lowest Caulfield Cup rating in ten years

Boom Time’s (Flying Spur) [117], $51 surprise victory in Saturday’s Caulfield Cup (Gr 1, 2400m) returned the lowest rating achieved in winning the race for ten years, writes Adam Blencowe. His 117 rating also fell nine pounds short of the winning average for the Caulfield Cup of 126 which has been recorded for the past... Read More

Stars shine on Champions Day at Ascot

Two-year-olds The Aidan O’Brien-trained Kenya (2 c Galileo – Tender Morn by Dayjur) confirmed the promise of his brilliant maiden victory at Cork earlier this month when landing the Killavullan Stakes (Gr 3, 7f) at Leopardstown on Sunday. The two-year-old colt opened his account by eight lengths at Cork on 14 October, and he was... Read More

Not even Winx’s owners could dream of the ride the champion has taken them on, Steve reports

The thing about champions is that the odds are too short for most of us, including owners, to back them. Steve speaks to Peter Tighe, co-owner of champion mare Winx (Street Cry). Peter Tighe says he hasn’t bet on Winx in any of her past 20-odd starts. Not even when she was a now very... Read More

The formula to find the Caulfield Cup winner, at least on paper, looks straight-forward argues Steve.

A locally trained Caulfield Cup (Gr 1, 2400m) winner is more than likely to have run in the Turnbull Stakes (Gr 1, 2000m). The past five Australian trained winners have done so. It might have run in the Group One lead-up at 2000 metres, the Caulfield Stakes (Gr 1, 2000m). Alternatively the winner will be... Read More

Qafila (AUS)

2 f Not A Single Doubt – Zighy Bay by Tapit O: Shadwell Stud Australasia Ltd Syndicate T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig B: Woodpark Stud S: Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, $450,000 V: Attunga Stud P: Shadwell Australasia W: Inglis Debutant Stakes, Listed 1000m, Caulfield, 14 October After a slow start,... Read More