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Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:54 pm

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Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:38 pm
TVG's Candace Hare is on with her Aussie cohort Jason, and says the Randwick track is a Heavy 9 ATM. I wonder if US Navy Flag will be a late scratch, as Aiden has been pretty clear about his colt not doing well on heavy ground. :?
In Australia they have to be scratched by 8am local. Only exceptions are if it is a vet scratch or the track conditions change after scratching time
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Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:00 pm

The internationals racing at Caulfield today have started arriving at the track

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Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:50 pm

The Aidan O'Brien horses in the Schillaci Stakes all by War Front (USA)

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Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:13 pm

US Navy Flag has arrived at Randwick. This is the general public area in the stables they can have a good look at the horses behind the scenes

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Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:14 pm

In Australia they have to be scratched by 8am local. Only exceptions are if it is a vet scratch or the track conditions change after scratching time

It's raining there, and it sounded like the track could be becoming more heavy. If that's true, would that allow O'Brien to legally scratch US Navy Flag?
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Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:16 pm

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In Australia they have to be scratched by 8am local. Only exceptions are if it is a vet scratch or the track conditions change after scratching time

It's raining there, and it sounded like the track could be becoming more heavy. If that's true, would that allow O'Brien to legally scratch US Navy Flag?
Yes if the track is downgraded he could be scratched
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Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:42 pm

A good 2nd in the G2 Scillachi Stakes in Melbourne for US bred Ballydoyle horse Spirit Of Valor!
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Ballydoyle rep comments after the race
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Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:55 pm

That track is looking pretty ugly; the horses running before the Everest have chewed up big divots out of the boggy surface. :(
The Everest is going to be a sprint that requires some serious strength and stamina.
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Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:46 am

Redzel just pulled off a Midnight Lute. Talk about peaking perfectly on the right day.
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Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:50 am

Defending champion Redzel wins the Everest Stakes!
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A great advertisement for syndicates (common in Aus) as ownership is shared amongst various people from all walks of life. But for that person that owns 5% of a horse the excitement is 100%!

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Who says orphan foals can't win big races?!
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Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:52 am

Big win for the internationals in the Ladbrokes Stakes!

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Can Benbatl beat Winx?!
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Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:04 pm

They put a camera on Kerrin McEvoys helmet when he rode defending champ Redzel to win the Everest! He was in front the whole way but still worth a look!

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Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:31 am

This tv advert for the Cox Plate gives me goosebumps

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Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:13 pm

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Please see below the latest on Caulfield Guineas winner The Autumn Sun.
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Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:06 pm

The Caulfield Cup field for this Saturday


Race 8 - 4:40PM Stella Artois Caulfield Cup (2400 METRES)Times displayed in local time of Race MeetingOf $5,000,000.1st $3,000,000, 2nd $700,000, 3rd $350,000, 4th $200,000, 5th $150,000, 6th $120,000, 7th $120,000, 8th $120,000, 9th $120,000, 10th $120,000
Prize money contribution totalling 2% will be directed to jockey and equine welfare prior to distribution GROUP 1
Handicap, Minimum Weight 50kg, Apprentices cannot claim.

Track Name: Main Track Type: Turf Track Condition: Good 4 

Field Limit: 18 + 4 EM
No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 BEST SOLUTION (IRE) Saeed Bin Suroor Pat Cosgrave 17 57.5kg 114
2 THE CLIFFSOFMOHER (IRE) Aidan O'Brien Hugh Bowman 3 56.5kg 113
3 CHESTNUT COAT (JPN) Yoshito Yahagi Yuga Kawada 13 55.5kg 110
4 JON SNOW (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damian Lane 15 55.5kg 110
5 SOUND CHECK (GER) Michael Moroney Jordan Childs 16 55.5kg 110
6 ACE HIGH David Payne Damien Oliver 8 55kg 110
7 THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE) Liam Howley James McDonald 19 55kg 109
8 DURETTO (GB) Andrew Balding Dwayne Dunn 1 54.5kg 108
9 RED VERDON (USA) Ed Dunlop Zac Purton 9 54kg 107
10 VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE) Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 7 54kg 104
11 VENTURA STORM (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 11 54kg 105
12 MIGHTY BOSS Mick Price Tim Clark 14 53.5kg 104
13 HOMESMAN (USA) Liam Howley Ben Melham 4 53kg 110
14 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) Darren Weir Craig Williams 6 53kg 105
15 SOLE IMPACT (JPN) Hirofumi Toda Ryusei Sakai (a) 20 53kg 105
16 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) Darren Weir Dean Yendall 2 52.5kg 104
17 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) Darren Weir Ben Allen (a) 18 52kg 1.0kg 105
18 YOUNGSTAR Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 10 51.5kg 107
19e PATRICK ERIN (NZ) Chris Waller Corey Brown 12 52kg 2.0kg 104
20e JAAMEH (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Cory Parish 5 50kg 100
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Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:18 pm

Connections are very happy with The Cliffsofmoher (AKA Cliffs of Moher back in Britain :P ) leading up to Saturday's (tonight for us) Caulfield Cup.

All talk is of The Cliffsofmoher as Aidan O'Brien bids for first Caulfield Cup
Almost all the whispers in the build-up to Saturday's Stella Artois Caulfield Cup have centred around Aidan O'Brien's The Cliffsofmoher, better known to European racing fans as Cliffs Of Moher.
After Benbatl and Blair House dominated the Ladbrokes Stakes last week locals are convinced British and Irish invaders are the place to start.
The sectional-lovers, and that encompasses most race fans down here, point to The Cliffsofmoher's strong closing fractions when finishing two and a half lengths behind them in fourth.

Read more: https://www.racingpost.com/news/interna ... cup/349932

Have to think that having Hugh Bowman up is a plus. ;)
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Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:33 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:18 pm
Connections are very happy with The Cliffsofmoher (AKA Cliffs of Moher back in Britain :P ) leading up to Saturday's (tonight for us) Caulfield Cup.

Have to think that having Hugh Bowman up is a plus. ;)
Actually if I had a choice I would NOT put Hugh Bowman on my horse at the moment. He is riding VERY conservatively so the stewards don't have any reason to suspend him and miss the ride on Winx

He admitted to this after last years Cox Plate
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Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:05 pm

Aussie-bred Cool Beans (Candy Ride x Win McCool) was third in the Valley View at Keeneland. Dam is a half to Graeme Hall and Harmony Lodge.
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Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:05 pm

There has been rain at Caulfield this morning and the track is currently a Soft5
Track update from the groundsman here
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Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:55 pm

I'm getting a little worried. TVG hasn't shown any promos for the Caulfield Cup and none of the talent have discussed their betting choices for tonight's races from Caulfield. :?
Is it possible that TVG can't show racing from Caulfield?
I now remember that last week TVG was all over The Everest at Randwick, but never showed the same day's stakes from Caulfield.
Is Australia like the US, where certain tracks (like CDI-owned here) don't share their simulcast signal with certain racing broadcasters? :oops:
Phooey. I was really looking forward to seeing the race. :(
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