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G1 1400m ROSEHILL Saturday 25 September

The Golden Rose has become one of the elite G1s of the Spring even though it is the first one for the 3yos conducted.

Many runners in the race have gone on to win other majors during their respective Springs but future elite horses have also emanated from the beaten entries.

When you are as well-bred as Ole Kirk, winning a big G1 is icing on the cake. He was able to do that in a fast run race at Rosehill.

Sitting back in the field, Tommy Berry got him mobile out of the final bend and he charged into the race at the furlong, staving off his stable mate in a tight tussle.

2020 Race Details:
OLE KIRK (Tommy Berry/Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes)
Barrier 3 - 56.5kg - $7.00
2nd North Pacific (J McDonald)/3rd King’s Legacy (H Bowman)

G1 1600m RANDWICK Saturday 2 October

The Epsom is one of the famous miles in this country and is a fast run handicap run from the best starting position in racing.

Over the last 25 years we’ve seen some high quality WFA stars like Racing To Win, Desert War, Shogun Lodge, Filante and Winx salute. The mighty Super Impose won this twice as part of his quartet of mile victories.

The kiwis had been having a good trot in Sydney over recent carnivals and it continued for the powerful Jamie Richards team.

Probabeel loved Randwick and she was able to win overcoming obstacles. Trapped three wide the trip, she blended into the race from the 600m and then had a battle with her old adversary Funstar before getting clear late.

2020 Race Details:
PROBABEEL (Kerrin McEvoy/Jamie Richards)
Barrier 15 - 52.5kg - $6.50
2nd Funstar (G Boss)/3rd Riodini (W Costin)

FEATURE RACES RUNNERS EPSOM HCP 2021

HorseCourseDateRace
AMARELINHARAND18 Sep 2021[R5] Bill Ritchie Qlty
ANNAVISTOCAUL18 Sep 2021[R6] 4cyte For Living Legends-Bm90
ARAMAYORAND18 Sep 2021[R5] Bill Ritchie Qlty
ARCHEDEMUSRAND18 Sep 2021[R5] Bill Ritchie Qlty
ATISHURAND18 Sep 2021[R2] Peachester Shoot Out Mile-Bm88
BEAU ROSSACAUL18 Sep 2021[R8] Neds Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
BEST OF DAYSRAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
BUFFALO RIVERCAUL18 Sep 2021[R8] Neds Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
CASCADIANRAND18 Sep 2021[R7] Fujitsu General George Main
CHARMS STARRAND18 Sep 2021[R2] Peachester Shoot Out Mile-Bm88
COGNACRAND18 Sep 2021[R2] Peachester Shoot Out Mile-Bm88
DALASANCAUL18 Sep 2021[R8] Neds Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
DRAGON LEAPHAST18 Sep 2021[R9] Tarzino Trophy
DUAISRAND18 Sep 2021[R5] Bill Ritchie Qlty
ENTENTERAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
EQUATIONRAND18 Sep 2021[R10] Heineken (Bm88)
EXOBOOMRAND18 Sep 2021[R10] Heineken (Bm88)
HARMONY ROSERAND18 Sep 2021[R5] Bill Ritchie Qlty
HUNGRY HEARTRAND18 Sep 2021[R7] Fujitsu General George Main
KOLDINGRAND18 Sep 2021[R7] Fujitsu General George Main
KUKERACHARAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
LION'S ROARRAND18 Sep 2021[R7] Fujitsu General George Main
MILITARY EXPERTRAND18 Sep 2021[R3] Midway (Bm72)
MONTEFILIARAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
NUMERIANRAND18 Sep 2021[R5] Bill Ritchie Qlty
POLANDCAUL18 Sep 2021[R8] Neds Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
PRIME STARRAND18 Sep 2021[R5] Bill Ritchie Qlty
PRIVATE EYERAND18 Sep 2021[R5] Bill Ritchie Qlty
PROBABEELCAUL18 Sep 2021[R8] Neds Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
PROMPT PRODIGYRAND18 Sep 2021[R4] The Agency (Bm78)
REGARDSMAREECAUL18 Sep 2021[R8] Neds Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
RIODINIRAND18 Sep 2021[R7] Fujitsu General George Main
SHARED AMBITIONRAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
SHE'S IDEELRAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
SHOUT THE BARRAND18 Sep 2021[R7] Fujitsu General George Main
SIERRA SUECAUL18 Sep 2021[R8] Neds Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
STAR OF THE SEASRAND18 Sep 2021[R7] Fujitsu General George Main
THINK IT OVERRAND18 Sep 2021[R7] Fujitsu General George Main

G1 2400m RANDWICK Saturday 2 October

The Metropolitan is a staying test that can throw up a good horse.

Before Equine Influenza struck, back to back Metrop winners went on to win the Caulfield Cup in the shape of Tawqeet and Railings.

The legendary Frankel hadn’t had big race success in Australia as a sire until now but he did it with an import this time.

Mirage Dancer was able to carry a good weight and weave through the field to run down Mugatoo in what would look good form over the next 6 months.

2020 Race Details:
MIRAGE DANCER (Nash Rawiller/Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young)
Barrier 3 - 55.5kg - $10.00
2nd Mugatoo (K McEvoy)/3rd Angel Of Truth (T Berry)

FEATURE RACES RUNNERS THE METROPOLITAN 2021

HorseCourseDateRace
AMADECAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
ANGEL OF TRUTHCAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
ATISHURAND18 Sep 2021[R2] Peachester Shoot Out Mile-Bm88
ATTORNEYRAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
CHAPADACAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
CHARMS STARRAND18 Sep 2021[R2] Peachester Shoot Out Mile-Bm88
COGNACRAND18 Sep 2021[R2] Peachester Shoot Out Mile-Bm88
CRIMINAL CODERAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
DASHING WILLOUGHBYRAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
DELPHICAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
ENTENTERAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
FUN FACTRAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
FUTURE SCORECAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
GRAND PROMENADECAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
KISS THE BRIDERAND18 Sep 2021[R2] Peachester Shoot Out Mile-Bm88
KNIGHTS ORDERCAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
KUKERACHARAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
LAURE ME INRAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
MASTER OF WINERAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
MIAMI BOUNDCAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
MIRAGE DANCERCAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
MONTEFILIARAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
NUMERIANRAND18 Sep 2021[R5] Bill Ritchie Qlty
REALM OF FLOWERSCAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
RIODINIRAND18 Sep 2021[R7] Fujitsu General George Main
SELINORAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
SHARED AMBITIONRAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
SHE'S IDEELRAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
SHOUT THE BARRAND18 Sep 2021[R7] Fujitsu General George Main
SPIRIT RIDGERAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
TAIKOMOCHIRAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
YOUNG RASCALRAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
ZEYREKCAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup

G1 1600m RANDWICK Saturday 2 October

The Flight is Sydney’s mile classic for the fillies and is a top race most seasons.

The last leg of the Princess Series, many top fillies win and then go on to be even better mares.

When the likes of Bounding Away, Research, Triscay, Slight Chance, Sunline, Ha Ha, Samantha Miss, More Joyous and Streama are on the honour roll, you know it’s a good race.

2020 was billed as a clash of those who had been dominating at lesser trips but once to the tougher mile, it was the new blood who came to the fore as Montefilia roared over the top to score.

2020 Race Details:
MONTEFILIA (Hugh Bowman/David Payne)
Barrier 6 - 56.0kg - $12.00
2nd Hungry Heart (J McDonald)/3rd Vangelic (T Clark)

G1 2000m RANDWICK Saturday 9 October

The main race for the staying 3yos in the Sydney Spring is the Spring Champion Stakes.

The main race for the staying 3yos in the Sydney Spring is the Spring Champion Stakes.

So many good ones have tasted success in it when it moved to the Spring such as Kingston Town, Beau Zam, Tie The Knot and Dundeel to name a few.

Not many fillies even try it but they hadn’t had any success at all until Yankee Rose in 2016. Once the glass ceiling was breached, Montefilia made it three in five years as she backed up her Flight win to score here.

2020 Race Details:
MONTEFILIA (Jason Collett/David Payne)
Barrier 1 - 54.5kg - $2.75
2nd Lion’s Roar (B Avdulla)/3rd Bucharest (J McDonald)

G1 1600m CAULFIELD Saturday 9 October

A classic test for the 3yos, it often provides great theatre and/or great controversy.

A lot of the form in recent seasons has come from the Golden Rose as it strangely has been a northern state’s race in contrast to most other Victorian G1s.

Who will forget the extraordinary win of God’s Own after being knocked over three times or the Redoute’s Choice/Testa Rossa war from the home turn.

Again that Golden Rose form was the right stuff as Ole Kirk did the big 3yo double, coming from off the pace under Willie Pike on what was a big day for the leading Perth hoop.

2020 Race Details:
OLE KIRK (William Pike/Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
Barrier 7 - 56.5kg - $4.25
2nd Aysar (D Lane)/3rd Grandslam (J Allen)

FEATURE RACES RUNNERS CAULFIELD GUINEAS 2021

HorseCourseDateRace
AKIHIRORAND18 Sep 2021[R3] Midway (Bm72)
ALPINE EDGECAUL18 Sep 2021[R4] Neds Caulfield Guineas Prelude
BIFROSTCAUL18 Sep 2021[R4] Neds Caulfield Guineas Prelude
BRIGANTINECAUL18 Sep 2021[R4] Neds Caulfield Guineas Prelude
CALIFORNIA ZIM ZIMNCLE18 Sep 2021[R5] Simnco Spa & Shop Mdn
CAPE BRETONRAND18 Sep 2021[R4] The Agency (Bm78)
CHIA PODTAT18 Sep 2021[R3] Greater Shepparton Mdn Plate
DIRECTCAUL18 Sep 2021[R5] Pinchapoo Plate
FORBESCAUL18 Sep 2021[R5] Pinchapoo Plate
GENERAL BEAUCAUL18 Sep 2021[R5] Pinchapoo Plate
GIMME A BUZZCAUL18 Sep 2021[R4] Neds Caulfield Guineas Prelude
ISLAND EDITIONCAUL18 Sep 2021[R5] Pinchapoo Plate
LIGHTSABERCAUL18 Sep 2021[R4] Neds Caulfield Guineas Prelude
MILITARY EXPERTRAND18 Sep 2021[R3] Midway (Bm72)
MISTER LARRABEEGCST18 Sep 2021[R3] Apg Workforce Hcp
PACIFIC WARRIORNCLE18 Sep 2021[R5] Simnco Spa & Shop Mdn
RANVEERCAUL18 Sep 2021[R5] Pinchapoo Plate
RIVERPLATECAUL18 Sep 2021[R4] Neds Caulfield Guineas Prelude
ROCKLILYRAND18 Sep 2021[R6] Darley Tea Rose Stakes
THE KEWESSGCST18 Sep 2021[R3] Apg Workforce Hcp
COMMANDS THE FIELDBRAT19 Sep 2021[R6] Hygain Winners Choice Hcp (C1)
MENAZZICDRA19 Sep 2021[R1] Blake Machinery Group Mdn
PENTEGRABRAT19 Sep 2021[R1] The Haymarket Mdn Plate
SCISSOR STEPBRAT19 Sep 2021[R6] Hygain Winners Choice Hcp (C1)
BROADWAY LANEKYNE21 Sep 2021[R2] Bet365 Protest Promise Mdn
CRUEL SUMMERWYNG21 Sep 2021[R8] Prysmain-Matchmaster-Levey-C1
DOGFIGHTWYNG21 Sep 2021[R3] Evolt - Trader-Hager-Ild Mdn
THE NEPHEWKYNE21 Sep 2021[R2] Bet365 Protest Promise Mdn

G1 1600m CAULFIELD Wednesday 13 October

The fillies in Melbourne are provided with their chance for a mile G1 but it’s also an important Oaks lead up.

And what a record it has been in recent years with the likes of Miss Finland, Special Harmony, Magical Miss, Northwood Plume, Arborea, Richfield Lady and Tristanagh all taking the double in the last 30 years.

We saw half-sisters Atlantic Jewel and Commanding Jewel win in consecutive years and Fastnet Rock won another edition when Amicus sat on the speed in the first running of the race to be held on Caulfield Guineas day.

Mick Price, now with his new training partner Michael Kent Jnr, had a great record with the younger horses and in Odeum he had a filly who was in great form. It was a big day for the sire Written Tycoon taking the Guineas double.

2020 Race Details:
ODEUM (Michael Walker/Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr)
Barrier 3 - 55.5kg - $9.00
2nd Personal (D Oliver)/3rd Instant Celebrity (C Williams)

FEATURE RACES RUNNERS THOUSAND GUINEAS 2021

HorseCourseDateRace
ANCIENT GIRLCAUL18 Sep 2021[R3] Off The Track Cmty. Tg Prel.
CHILLRAND18 Sep 2021[R6] Darley Tea Rose Stakes
DAISIESCAUL18 Sep 2021[R3] Off The Track Cmty. Tg Prel.
DEVOUT HEROCAUL18 Sep 2021[R3] Off The Track Cmty. Tg Prel.
ELUSIVE EXPRESSCAUL18 Sep 2021[R3] Off The Track Cmty. Tg Prel.
FOUR MOVES AHEADRAND18 Sep 2021[R6] Darley Tea Rose Stakes
HERESYCAUL18 Sep 2021[R3] Off The Track Cmty. Tg Prel.
IN THE BLINKNCLE18 Sep 2021[R4] Reward Hospitality Mdn Plate
LATINO BLENDRAND18 Sep 2021[R6] Darley Tea Rose Stakes
MALLORYRAND18 Sep 2021[R6] Darley Tea Rose Stakes
MASCHERATANCLE18 Sep 2021[R6] Hungerford Hill (Bm64)
MOKULUARAND18 Sep 2021[R6] Darley Tea Rose Stakes
MORIOKARAND18 Sep 2021[R6] Darley Tea Rose Stakes
NAJMATYRAND18 Sep 2021[R6] Darley Tea Rose Stakes
NEVER BEEN KISSEDRAND18 Sep 2021[R6] Darley Tea Rose Stakes
ROCKLILYRAND18 Sep 2021[R6] Darley Tea Rose Stakes
SCORCHED EARTHCAUL18 Sep 2021[R3] Off The Track Cmty. Tg Prel.
SEE YOU IN SPRINGCAUL18 Sep 2021[R5] Pinchapoo Plate
SHE'S ALL CLASSRAND18 Sep 2021[R6] Darley Tea Rose Stakes
SWIFT WITNESSRAND18 Sep 2021[R6] Darley Tea Rose Stakes
THRONTARICAUL18 Sep 2021[R3] Off The Track Cmty. Tg Prel.
VON TRAPPRAND18 Sep 2021[R6] Darley Tea Rose Stakes
COMMANDS THE FIELDBRAT19 Sep 2021[R6] Hygain Winners Choice Hcp (C1)
GENUINELYBRAT19 Sep 2021[R2] Evergreen Turf Mdn Plate
TOPEKABRAT19 Sep 2021[R1] The Haymarket Mdn Plate
SPINNINGHSHM20 Sep 2021[R1] Bet365 Mdn Plate
BRING ME FLOWERSKYNE21 Sep 2021[R3] Bet365 Hanging Rock 26/1 Mdn
I LIKE BIG PUTTSKYNE21 Sep 2021[R3] Bet365 Hanging Rock 26/1 Mdn
LIVE IN HOPEKYNE21 Sep 2021[R3] Bet365 Hanging Rock 26/1 Mdn
TOFFEE STREETKYNE21 Sep 2021[R2] Bet365 Protest Promise Mdn

G1 2400m CAULFIELD Saturday 16 October

Victoria in the Spring is all about the staying handicaps and the Caulfield Cup is the first of the big two.

In some ways for a while it was showing up more of the quality stayers in the country than the Melbourne Cup. Within 30 years we’ve seen the likes of Elvstroem, Mummify, Ethereal, Sky Heights, Doriemus and two legends in Northerly and Might and Power score sensational wins.

There have been five international winners in just over a decade after Godolphin’s first major in Australia in 2008 as the royal blue of All The Good surged home with local boy Kerrin McEvoy aboard.

Then the mighty French stayer Dunaden did what Viewed had done three years before in coming back from a Melbourne Cup to take the Caulfield Cup with a withering burst. Japan got on the board with a dramatic surge from Admire Rakti and then again with Mer De Glace in 2019. Godolphin again had Best Solution put up such a brave run to hold on by a nose.

The locals got back into the winner’s stall in 2020 when the elite mare, now trained in Sydney, Verry Elleegant carried a strong weight and held off an Epsom Derby winner to win.

2020 Race Details:
VERRY ELLEEGANT (Mark Zahra/Chris Waller)
Barrier 8 - 55.0kg - $5.00
2nd Anthony Van Dyck (H Bowman)/3rd The Chosen One (D Stackhouse)

FEATURE RACES RUNNERS CAULFIELD CUP 2021

HorseCourseDateRace
AMADECAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
AMARELINHARAND18 Sep 2021[R5] Bill Ritchie Qlty
ANGEL OF TRUTHCAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
ATISHURAND18 Sep 2021[R2] Peachester Shoot Out Mile-Bm88
ATTORNEYRAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
CHAPADACAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
CHARMS STARRAND18 Sep 2021[R2] Peachester Shoot Out Mile-Bm88
COGNACRAND18 Sep 2021[R2] Peachester Shoot Out Mile-Bm88
CONSTANTINOPLECAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
DASHING WILLOUGHBYRAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
DELPHICAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
DUAISRAND18 Sep 2021[R5] Bill Ritchie Qlty
ENTENTERAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
FUN FACTRAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
FUTURE SCORECAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
GRAND PROMENADECAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
HUNGRY HEARTRAND18 Sep 2021[R7] Fujitsu General George Main
IRISH FLAMECAUL18 Sep 2021[R8] Neds Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
KNIGHTS ORDERCAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
KUKERACHARAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
LAURE ME INRAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
LION'S ROARRAND18 Sep 2021[R7] Fujitsu General George Main
MASTER OF WINERAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
MIAMI BOUNDCAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
MIRAGE DANCERCAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
MONTEFILIARAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
NO EFFORTCAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
NONCONFORMISTCAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
NUMERIANRAND18 Sep 2021[R5] Bill Ritchie Qlty
OCEAN BILLYHAST18 Sep 2021[R9] Tarzino Trophy
PORT GUILLAUMECAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
REALM OF FLOWERSCAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
ROSTROPOVICHCAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
SELINORAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
SHE'S IDEELRAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
SHOUT THE BARRAND18 Sep 2021[R7] Fujitsu General George Main
SIERRA SUECAUL18 Sep 2021[R8] Neds Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
SPIRIT RIDGERAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
TRALEE ROSECAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
VERRY ELLEEGANTRAND18 Sep 2021[R7] Fujitsu General George Main
VOW AND DECLARECAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
YOUNG RASCALRAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
ZEYREKCAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
WORSFOLDBRAT19 Sep 2021[R4] Global Turf (Bm64)

G1 1200m MOONEE VALLEY Friday 22 October

Only moved to Cox Plate eve in 2012, the Manikato gained a big prize money boost and a top field assembled.

It’s been previously won by some of the best horses around with Dual Choice, Manikato (himself), Strawberry Road, Rubiton, Dane Ripper, Redoute’s Choice, Sunline, Miss Andretti, Hay List and Sepoy all taking the prize.

When Buffering won his first G1, there were amazing scenes but it will be hard to top the theatre, both during and after the race, of 2014 when Lankan Rupee led home a swarm of rivals and then survived a long protest hearing to take the win.

Multiple G1 winner Hey Doc made it two Manikatos in four years as he sat near the speed and toughed it out from a long way out.

2020 Race Details:
HEY DOC (Luke Currie/Tony & Calvin McEvoy)
Barrier 5 - 58.5kg - $10.00
2nd Trekking (John Allen)/3rd Dirty Work (William Pike)

G1 2040m MOONEE VALLEY Saturday 23 October

Australasia’s WFA Championship is no idle boast. It’s just over two minutes of great drama with the rough and tumble of the equines around the tight Moonee Valley course.

Many of the absolute champions of the turf have won this race with Phar Lap, Tulloch and Kingston Town amongst them. Besides the King’s trifecta there’s also been Super Impose’s mayhem Plate, the earth rumbling for Might and Power, Sunline and Northerly’s dual wins and Makybe Diva’s affirmation. Then there was Bonecrusher vs Our Waverley Star racing into equine immortality.

We thought we’d seen it all until Bart produced a fifth starter to score in the second fastest Plate in history with So You Think utterly dominant then he backed it up twelve months on. However Winx winning four straight will never be eclipsed.

The global scene was closing in and horses raced and bred from all over the world dominated on a wet day in Melbourne. Sir Dragonet had run favourite in an Epsom Derby but 16 months later got a huge return for the owners who bought him as he rounded them up under another classic from Glen Boss.

2020 Race Details:
SIR DRAGONET (Glen Boss/Ciaron Maher & David Eustace)
Barrier 6 - 59.0kg - $7.50
2nd Armory (B Melham)/3rd Russian Camelot (D Oliver)

FEATURE RACES RUNNERS COX PLATE 2021

HorseCourseDateRace
ALPINE EDGECAUL18 Sep 2021[R4] Neds Caulfield Guineas Prelude
AMARELINHARAND18 Sep 2021[R5] Bill Ritchie Qlty
ANGEL OF TRUTHCAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
ANNAVISTOCAUL18 Sep 2021[R6] 4cyte For Living Legends-Bm90
ARCHEDEMUSRAND18 Sep 2021[R5] Bill Ritchie Qlty
AVANTAGEHAST18 Sep 2021[R9] Tarzino Trophy
AYSARCAUL18 Sep 2021[R8] Neds Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
BEHEMOTHCAUL18 Sep 2021[R8] Neds Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
BEST OF DAYSRAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
CALLSIGN MAVHAST18 Sep 2021[R9] Tarzino Trophy
CASCADIANRAND18 Sep 2021[R7] Fujitsu General George Main
DALASANCAUL18 Sep 2021[R8] Neds Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
DELPHICAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
DICE ROLLCAUL18 Sep 2021[R8] Neds Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
DRAGON LEAPHAST18 Sep 2021[R9] Tarzino Trophy
DUAISRAND18 Sep 2021[R5] Bill Ritchie Qlty
EQUATIONRAND18 Sep 2021[R10] Heineken (Bm88)
FRONTMANHAST18 Sep 2021[R9] Tarzino Trophy
HARMONY ROSERAND18 Sep 2021[R5] Bill Ritchie Qlty
HUNGRY HEARTRAND18 Sep 2021[R7] Fujitsu General George Main
I'M THUNDERSTRUCKCAUL18 Sep 2021[R8] Neds Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
IRISH FLAMECAUL18 Sep 2021[R8] Neds Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
KOLDINGRAND18 Sep 2021[R7] Fujitsu General George Main
KUKERACHARAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
LIGHTSABERCAUL18 Sep 2021[R4] Neds Caulfield Guineas Prelude
LION'S ROARRAND18 Sep 2021[R7] Fujitsu General George Main
MASTER OF WINERAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
MILITARY EXPERTRAND18 Sep 2021[R3] Midway (Bm72)
MONTEFILIARAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
NONCONFORMISTCAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
NUMERIANRAND18 Sep 2021[R5] Bill Ritchie Qlty
POLANDCAUL18 Sep 2021[R8] Neds Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
PORT GUILLAUMECAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
PROBABEELCAUL18 Sep 2021[R8] Neds Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
REGARDSMAREECAUL18 Sep 2021[R8] Neds Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
RIODINIRAND18 Sep 2021[R7] Fujitsu General George Main
SHE'S IDEELRAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
SHOUT THE BARRAND18 Sep 2021[R7] Fujitsu General George Main
SIERRA SUECAUL18 Sep 2021[R8] Neds Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
STAR OF THE SEASRAND18 Sep 2021[R7] Fujitsu General George Main
THINK IT OVERRAND18 Sep 2021[R7] Fujitsu General George Main
VERRY ELLEEGANTRAND18 Sep 2021[R7] Fujitsu General George Main
VOW AND DECLARECAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
ZEYREKCAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
DOGFIGHTWYNG21 Sep 2021[R3] Evolt - Trader-Hager-Ild Mdn

1500m ROSEHILL Saturday 30 October

Racing NSW decided that one way to keep the best of the 3yos in training was to develop a new race for the new season 4yos.

So the Golden Eagle was created and run at the end of October at Rosehill over 1500m worth $7.5million.

In its first year the Epsom winner Kolding dropped back and scored and then in the second it was another G1 winner that won the prize.

Colette had won an Oaks but didn’t go staying, instead taking her chance over the mile journeys. She lapped up the very heavy going to just score, surging up the centre of the track.

2020 Race Details:
COLETTE (Koby Jennings/James Cummings)
Barrier 6 - 55.5kg - $10.00
2nd Icebath (T Sherry)/3rd Dawn Passage (T Clark)

FEATURE RACES RUNNERS GOLDEN EAGLE 2021

HorseCourseDateRace
AMARELINHARAND18 Sep 2021[R5] Bill Ritchie Qlty
AMISH BOYCAUL18 Sep 2021[R8] Neds Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
ANNAVISTOCAUL18 Sep 2021[R6] 4cyte For Living Legends-Bm90
ATISHURAND18 Sep 2021[R2] Peachester Shoot Out Mile-Bm88
AYSARCAUL18 Sep 2021[R8] Neds Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
BEAU ROSSACAUL18 Sep 2021[R8] Neds Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
BELLA NIPOTINACAUL18 Sep 2021[R9] Neds How Now Stakes
BLONDEAURAND18 Sep 2021[R10] Heineken (Bm88)
BONHAMCAUL18 Sep 2021[R9] Neds How Now Stakes
CHARMS STARRAND18 Sep 2021[R2] Peachester Shoot Out Mile-Bm88
DUAISRAND18 Sep 2021[R5] Bill Ritchie Qlty
ELIZABEELRAND18 Sep 2021[R4] The Agency (Bm78)
EQUATIONRAND18 Sep 2021[R10] Heineken (Bm88)
EXOBOOMRAND18 Sep 2021[R10] Heineken (Bm88)
HARMONY ROSERAND18 Sep 2021[R5] Bill Ritchie Qlty
HIGH SUPREMACYRAND18 Sep 2021[R4] The Agency (Bm78)
HOT SPRING GOLDRAND18 Sep 2021[R4] The Agency (Bm78)
HUNGRY HEARTRAND18 Sep 2021[R7] Fujitsu General George Main
I'M THUNDERSTRUCKCAUL18 Sep 2021[R8] Neds Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
KUKERACHARAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
LA MEXICANACAUL18 Sep 2021[R9] Neds How Now Stakes
LION'S ROARRAND18 Sep 2021[R7] Fujitsu General George Main
MAJESTIC SHOTRAND18 Sep 2021[R10] Heineken (Bm88)
MONTEFILIARAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
POLANDCAUL18 Sep 2021[R8] Neds Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
PRIME STARRAND18 Sep 2021[R5] Bill Ritchie Qlty
PRIVATE EYERAND18 Sep 2021[R5] Bill Ritchie Qlty
PROMPT PRODIGYRAND18 Sep 2021[R4] The Agency (Bm78)
ROTHFIRERAND18 Sep 2021[R8] Bowermans Furniture The Shorts
RUSTIC STEELRAND18 Sep 2021[R4] The Agency (Bm78)
SAMMYNCLE18 Sep 2021[R8] Rascal Burgers (Bm64)
SUPER EFFORTRAND18 Sep 2021[R4] The Agency (Bm78)
TONY BERAND18 Sep 2021[R4] The Agency (Bm78)
TRAMONTOGCST18 Sep 2021[R1] Radiotab Plate (C3)
TRIPLE ACERAND18 Sep 2021[R10] Heineken (Bm88)
WILD RULERRAND18 Sep 2021[R8] Bowermans Furniture The Shorts
WISDOM OF WATERRAND18 Sep 2021[R10] Heineken (Bm88)
BELIEVE SONOWR19 Sep 2021[R2] Bomaderry Bowling Club Mdn
ROLE PLAYNOWR19 Sep 2021[R4] Great Northern Hcp (C3)

G1 2500m FLEMINGTON Saturday 30 October

Victoria Derbies are for the 3yos to determine who is the best stayer at the time although there are often calls for a reduction in distance back to 2000m.

Whatever it is over, the Derby is the main spectacle on the first day of the VRC Cup Carnival. Efficient won the Derby in 2006 and came back a year later to add the Cup to the Lloyd Williams mantelpiece.

New Zealand took three in a row with Monaco Consul, Lion Tamer and Sangster all winning the Blue Riband. The race has been won by maidens in the past and another scored in 2014 as Preferment surged late as he had done in the Geelong Classic but this time he won by a head.

There was a celebrated story in 2020 as legendary AFL coach, now race horse trainer Denis Pagan, trained his first horse of any note, and inside of a handful of winners for good measure, with Johnny Get Angry winning the Derby.

2020 Race Details:
JOHNNY GET ANGRY (Lachlan King/Denis Pagan)
Barrier 5 - 57.0kg - $21.00
2nd Hit The Shot (F Kersley)/3rd Young Werther (D Oliver)

G1 3200m FLEMINGTON Tuesday 2 November

The Melbourne Cup - you don’t need to say much more. Its history is its shining light.

And the one who shines brightest won it for the 12th time in 2008 as Bart conjured Viewed to win the Cup by a nose from Bauer. It may be a handicap but it’s the race every Australian owner wants to win just to say you are part of that history.

Doubtful we’ll see another Champion become a Legend in our lifetimes like Makybe Diva but we love the Cup anyway.

After back to back French winners, it was a former English trained horse, then at Mt Macedon, who won in a decisive manner in 2012. Green Moon was already a Turnbull winner but after disappointment as Cox Plate favourite, he loved the firm ground and the light weight at Flemington.

Fiorente made it another ex-Euro giving Gai Waterhouse her biggest success before a locally owned but overseas trained horse in Protectionist provided Germany with its first victory in the race that stops a nation and gave Ryan Moore the big double. He beat the gallant Red Cadeaux who was second again.

2015 saw more history made as a woman jockey won for the first time bringing a 100-1 shot up the centre. Prince Of Penzance took on a tough field of stayers but it was run very slowly. There were amazing scenes.

Lloyd Williams won another Cup as Rekindling gave Joseph O’Brien the win his father had sought several times and then another Euro 3yo would give Godolphin their first Cup as Cross Counter surged home from near last in 2018.

Williams did it again last year but this time owning an old staying warrior as Twilight Payment led all the way in a tactically brilliant ride by young Jye McNeil.

2020 Race Details:
TWILIGHT PAYMENT (Jye McNeil/Joseph O’Brien)
Barrier 12 - 55.5kg - $26
2nd Tiger Moth (K McEvoy)/3rd Prince Of Arran (J Kah)

FEATURE RACES RUNNERS MELBOURNE CUP 2021

HorseCourseDateRace
AMADECAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
ANGEL OF TRUTHCAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
ATISHURAND18 Sep 2021[R2] Peachester Shoot Out Mile-Bm88
ATTORNEYRAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
CHAPADACAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
CHARMS STARRAND18 Sep 2021[R2] Peachester Shoot Out Mile-Bm88
COGNACRAND18 Sep 2021[R2] Peachester Shoot Out Mile-Bm88
CONSTANTINOPLECAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
DASHING WILLOUGHBYRAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
DELPHICAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
DUAISRAND18 Sep 2021[R5] Bill Ritchie Qlty
FUN FACTRAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
FUTURE SCORECAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
GRAND PROMENADECAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
HUNGRY HEARTRAND18 Sep 2021[R7] Fujitsu General George Main
IRISH FLAMECAUL18 Sep 2021[R8] Neds Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
KNIGHTS ORDERCAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
KUKERACHARAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
MASTER OF WINERAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
MIAMI BOUNDCAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
MIRAGE DANCERCAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
MONTEFILIARAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
MOSH MUSICCAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
NONCONFORMISTCAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
OCEAN BILLYHAST18 Sep 2021[R9] Tarzino Trophy
PORT GUILLAUMECAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
PURRFECT DEALGCST18 Sep 2021[R2] Simmons Livingstone (Bm80)
REALM OF FLOWERSCAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
ROSTROPOVICHCAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
SELINORAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
SHE'S IDEELRAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
SIERRA SUECAUL18 Sep 2021[R8] Neds Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
SPIRIT RIDGERAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
THINK IT OVERRAND18 Sep 2021[R7] Fujitsu General George Main
TRALEE ROSECAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
VERRY ELLEEGANTRAND18 Sep 2021[R7] Fujitsu General George Main
VOW AND DECLARECAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup
YOUNG RASCALRAND18 Sep 2021[R9] Tab Kingston Town Stakes
ZEYREKCAUL18 Sep 2021[R7] Mrc Foundation Cup

G1 2500m FLEMINGTON Thursday 4 November

While the Derby has seen upsets, the Oaks is usually the domain for favoured fillies. Not so in 2016.

So many have been at or around even money and have gotten the chocolates. Not many in recent times have been as impressive as Samantha Miss who played with them after taking the Princess Series in Sydney.

Ciaron Maher would make it consecutive wins in the Oaks as Jameka followed a Vase victory with a strong win at headquarters.

Damien Oliver made it back to back wins but this time with Lindsay Park – however it was some of the new breed as Ben Hayes joined Tom Dabernig to score with Personal.

2020 Race Details:
PERSONAL (Damien Oliver/Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes)
Barrier 10 - 56.0kg - $6.00
2nd Salto Angel (B Melham)/3rd Montefilia (H Bowman)

G1 1200m FLEMINGTON Saturday 6 November

The best WFA sprint of the Melbourne Spring is held on the last day of the carnival.

While officialdom was not pleased, all the connections of the best sprinters around were happy to see Black Caviar not back to make it a trifecta of wins in the race in 2012.

Buffering confirmed his first G1 was no fluke by winning the straight sprint in 2013 and then in 2014 we saw the replay of the Manikato. Then elite sprinter Santa Ana Lane would prove his Everest defeat was likely caused by the heavy track as he powered late to score in 2018.

Once again it was the Everest form but this time it was the second placegetter Bivouac who bounced back from Randwick and trotted in, demolishing his rivals.

2020 Race Details:
BIVOUAC (Glen Boss/James Cummings)
Barrier 6 - 58.5kg - $3.25
2nd Nature Strip (H Bowman)/3rd Libertini (D Oliver)

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