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Caulfield Classic winner may bypass Derby for 2016 Emirates Stakes

Caulfield Classic winner may bypass Derby for 2016 Emirates Stakes

| October 15, 2016

Today’s impressive Caulfield Classic winner Good Standing could bypass the Victoria Derby and head to the Emirates Stakes instead. The Artie Schiller colt led all the way to win the 2016 Caulfield Classic (2000m), and it was a top Derby trail for Flemington later this month. Trainer James Cummings has the Victoria Derby as an […]

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He’s Our Rokkii on target for a successful 2016 spring campaign

He’s Our Rokkii on target for a successful 2016 spring campaign

| September 22, 2016

Emerging Lindsay Park four-year-old He’s Our Rokkii is on target for big race success this spring judging by his effortless Caulfield victory on Saturday. Backed into $2.45 favourite in Saturday’s Sheen Group Handicap (1400m), He’s Our Rokkii defeated Le Bonsir $26 by 3.25 lengths with Rough Justice a close-up third. The David & Ben Hayes […]

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Path to 2016 Emirates Stakes at Flemington

Path to 2016 Emirates Stakes at Flemington

| August 5, 2016

The path to the Emirates Stakes will take a different route this year with the former Mackinnon Stakes now being run as the Emirates Stakes. The change of the Mackinnon Stakes from the first Saturday of the carnival to the last Saturday completely changes the landscape for this race. Now a 2000m race under weight-for-age conditions, […]

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Can the past five Emirates Stakes winners tell us anything?

Can the past five Emirates Stakes winners tell us anything?

| August 5, 2016

The 2016 Emirates Stakes takes a new form on the final day of the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival, but what can recent Emirates Stakes winners tell us? Formerly a 1600 metre race under handicap conditions, it’s now a 2000 metre event under weight-for-age conditions. In a programmng change in 2016, the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) […]

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