Keyword: Moonee Valley

  • Winx distances her Cox Plate rivals

    Winx Easily Wins Second Straight Cox Plate

    As if winning 13 straight group stakes was not enough, super mare Winx delivered the most dominating victory of her career Oct. 21 in winning the W.S. Cox Plate Stakes (Aus-I) for a second straight year.

  • Chautauqua comes home strong to win the Manikato Stakes.

    Chautauqua Last to First in Manikato

    Short-priced favorite Chautauqua roared from last and won the lucrative Manikato Stakes (Aus-I) Oct. 23 at Moonee Valley's night meeting, stamping himself one of Australia's top sprinters.

  • Gutsy Lankan Rupee Makes All in Manikato

    Lankan Rupee, Australia's newly minted Horse of the Year and champion sprinter, blasted from the starting gate at Moonee Valley Oct. 24 and held on for a narrow victory in the Aus$1 million Manikato Stakes (Aus-I).

  • Adelaide won the 2014 Secretariat Stakes.

    Fawkner, Adelaide Among Cox Plate Favorites

    Recent Caulfield Stakes (Aus-I) victor Fawkner is the favorite in a full field of 14 for the Sportingbet Cox Plate (Aus-I), Australia's premier weight-for-age race, Oct. 25 at Moonee Valley.

  • Buffering Shocks Lankan Rupee in Moir Stakes

    Buffering was too strong for Lankan Rupee, the world's top-rated sprinter, Sept. 23 as he led nearly every step at Moonee Valley and denied that opponent victory by a short head in the City Jeep Moir Stakes (Aus-I).

  • Cox Plate Preview Day: Darryl Shearer

    Darryl Shearer is racing manager for Nigel Blackiston, who has horses running this weekend at the Moonee Valley race meet. September 14 is Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes day.

  • Cox Plate Preview Day: Trainer John Sadler

    Flemington trainer John Sadler talks about Lady Melksham, who runs this weekend at the Moonee Valley race meet. September 14 is Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes day.

  • Cox Plate Preview Day: Lizzy Jelfs

    Lizzy Jelfs, fore for David Hayes, has horses running this weekend at the Moonee Valley race meet. September 14 is Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes day.

  • Cox Plate Preview Day: Michael Moroney

    Flemington trainer Michael Moroney talks about Picture Editor, who runs September 14 at the Moonee Valley race meet. September 14 is Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes day.

  • Ocean Park Edges All Too Hard in Cox Plate

    A long-range plan ended perfectly Oct. 27 when Ocean Park wore down All Too Hard in the closing stages and captured the $3-million Sportingbet W. S. Cox Plate (Aus-I), Australia's premier weight-for-age race.

  • Apache Cat Captures Australia Stakes

    As the field crossed the line in the $400,000 Australia Stakes (Aust-I) over six furlongs Feb. 14 at Moonee Valley, the race caller Greg Miles excitedly roared: "Always beware of a cat backed into a corner."

  • The Diva Poised to Win Cox Plate

    Makybe Diva is a heavy 6-4 pre-post favorite to add the $3-million (Australian funds) W.S. Cox Plate (Aust-I) on Oct. 22. Bookmaking firms nationally reported an avalanche of money for the Diva on the eve of the race.

  • First Ever Two-Year-Old Sale Held in Australia

    For the first time in Australian selling history, Inglis Sales Co. joined with the Moonee Valley Racing Club and staged a Ready-to-Run Sale in the Australian spring.

  • Elvstroem Wins Rematch in Victoria Derby

    From the moment Danehill colts Kempinsky and Elvstroem staged their Derby-prep war at Moonee Valley, they dominated discussions for the 149th Victoria Derby (Aust-I). Such prep performances invariably incur an awesome weight of expectation.

  • Australians Welcome a New Racing Hero

    To the roar of the crowd, the grand mare Sunline stepped onto the track for her farewell event. She tossed her head about to acknowledge one of the largest crowds ever assembled at historic Moonee Valley Racecourse. At the starting gates a stellar field of runners were waiting for her to contest the $3 million Cox Plate, a Group I event run at the classic distance of 1 1/4 miles.

  • Super Mare Sunline Prepares for Biggest Test

    Saturday's $3 million Cox Plate in Australia will be the most important race in the career of the celebrated super mare, Sunline, her jockey, Greg Childs, says.

  • Sunline Set for Return

    Last season, the New Zealand-bred Sunline started her spring campaign in the about six-furlong Manikato Stakes (Aust-I) at Moonee Valley. Over the next 12 months, Sunline won another seven races including the BMW Cox Plate (Aust-I) by seven-lengths, and the Hong Kong International Mile (HK-I). So it's no surprise people are interested in seeing what she's capable of on Saturday.