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« 2017-Jun-11, 05:49 PM Reply #275 »
In the absence of the favourite we'll claim a winner there   :biggrin:

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« 2017-Jun-11, 06:14 PM Reply #276 »
In the absence of the favourite we'll claim a winner there   :biggrin:


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« 2017-Jun-12, 11:02 AM Reply #277 »
Good meeting today. Might throw some darts
R4 whyouask and tres
Quaddy
R7 Virginia waters and all day every day
R8 Roldana and Savvy Dancer
R9 Reticent and Justice Honor
R10 Dane Thunder and Caprese

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« 2017-Jun-22, 12:55 AM Reply #278 »
A flagrant cutdown version of the NSW initiative, but who cares. A wonderful outcome for Victorian country and provincial racing.   emthup

From Racenet

https://www.racenet.com.au/news/135145/VRC-announces-$600,000-country-series


VRC announces $600,000 country series

More country gallopers will be on show during the Melbourne Cup carnival after the Victoria Racing Club announced a $600,000 series would culminate with a rich final on Oaks Day.

The VRC has devised the Melbourne Cup Carnival Country Series comprising of eight heats worth $50,000 at provincial tracks across the state before the series concludes with a $200,000 final run at Benchmark 80 level on the third day of the Flemington carnival.

Only Victorian trainers that do not have a metropolitan training base can nominate horses for the series in which horses that finish first and second in each heat will qualify for the final.

Racing Victoria's executive general manager of racing Greg Carpenter commended the VRC for the initiative, which fits RV's investment in country racing via recent prizemoney upgrades.

"This new race series builds upon our previously announced investment in country racing and will be another highlight of this year's Spring Racing Carnival," Carpenter said in a statement.

"The Melbourne Cup Carnival Country Series reinvigorates country racing's link with VRC Oaks Day and will provide Victorian country trainers and their connections with the unique chance to compete in a $200,000 final on one of Victoria's most famous racedays."

Below are the dates and distances of the heats of the 2017 Melbourne Cup Carnival Country Series.


Heat Date Region Location Race
1 Sat 7 Oct Wimmera Mallee Murtoa (Cup Day) $50,000 BM64 Handicap 1600m
2 Thurs 12 Oct Midwest Bellarine Ballarat $50,000 BM64 Handicap 1600m
3 Fri 13 Oct Bay and Ranges Cranbourne (Pinker Pinker Night) $50,000 BM64 Handicap 1400m
4 Sun 22 Oct Goulburn Murray Seymour (Cup Day) $50,000 BM70 Handicap 1400m
5 Wed 25 Oct Midwest Bellarine Geelong (Cup Day) $50,000 BM78 Handicap 1500m
6 Sun 29 Oct Western Otway Hamilton (Cup Day) $50,000 BM70 Handicap 1600m
7 Sun 29 Oct Gippsland Sale (Cup Day) $50,000 BM70 Handicap 1400m
8 Wed 1 Nov Central Bendigo (Cup Day) $50,000 BM78 Handicap 1400m
Final Thu 9 Nov
Flemington $200,000 BM80 Handicap 1600m

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« 2017-Jun-26, 12:01 AM Reply #279 »
Non Metro Meetings comparison 2015 v 2017

Week starting Monday June 22nd 2015

M: Mildura, Wodonga
T: Geelong
W: Sale
Th: Pakenham
F: Pakenham
S: Warrnambool
Su: Bendigo, Moe

Week starting Monday June 25th 2017

M: Echuca
T: Murtoa
W: -
Th: Ballarat
F: Geelong
S: Casterton
Su: Sale

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« 2017-Jun-28, 07:10 AM Reply #280 »
I'm sure I speak on behalf of all the forum in offering our condolences to Bendigo track rider Donna Philpot who lost her life at work yesterday morning.

Very sad. Leaves her husband Gus (trainer) and daughters Jessie and Montana.

Came down from Queensland only in 2014.



https://rv.racing.com/news/2017-06-27/vale-donna-philpot

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« 2017-Nov-18, 10:59 PM Reply #281 »
Race 7 - 4:50PM Michaels Donald Cup (1620 METRES)

Of $50,000.1st $27,500, 2nd $9,000, 3rd $4,500, 4th $2,500, 5th $1,500, 6th $1,000, 7th $1,000, 8th $1,000, 9th $1,000, 10th $1,000

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 3316x977x6 DOCTOR CARE (NZ) Paul Preusker Ms Holly McKechnie 3 58kg
2 4340x09756 REFULGENT Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 1 58kg
3 166x761331 ANOTHER COLDIE Darren Weir Dean Yendall 7 54kg
4 10x5978244 PATCH ADAMS Terry & Karina O'Sullivan Ms Christine Puls 6 54kg
5 1718012x04 LA FLEURETTE Symon Wilde Ms Nikita Beriman 9 54kg
6 114730x246 KNIGHTOFTHEREALM Sue Jaensch Ms Emily Finnegan (a) 2 54kg
7 x9643800x0 CASTLE HACKETT (NZ) Terry & Karina O'Sullivan Ms Jessica Eaton (a) 4 54kg
8 612x734652 UNREALISTIC SCRATCHED
8 54kg
9 6728660x22 MENEGATTI SCRATCHED
5 54kg

Pretty brave person would tip against #3 Another Coldie on the limit weight - the $1.60 up on fixed odds at the moment looks tempting to toss into some all ups. Stablemate Refulgent has drawn well and Weir quinella is on the cards.

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« 2017-Nov-24, 10:19 PM Reply #282 »
Race 8 - 4:40PM Sportsbet Ballarat Cup (2200 METRES)

Of $300,000.1st $180,000, 2nd $54,000, 3rd $27,000, 4th $13,500, 5th $7,500, 6th $6,000, 7th $6,000, 8th $6,000

LISTED

Handicap, Minimum Weight 54kg, Weight Raised 1kg, Apprentices cannot claim.


No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 1240x54277 ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (NZ) Chris Waller Michael Walker 5 58kg
2 5x246211x0 DE LITTLE ENGINE Danny O'Brien Ben Thompson (a) 10 56kg
3 7614246054 EXTRA ZERO David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 4 55.5kg
4 02510x0046 BIG MEMORY (FR) Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 1 55kg
5 076x070342 GREY LION (IRE) Matt Cumani Jordan Childs 3 55kg
6 66214x2703 SECOND BULLET Danny O'Brien Ben Melham 11 54kg
7 110x4x57x1 MR GARCIA (GB) Darren Weir Ben Allen (a) 9 54kg
8 136x668x60 BIG BLUE (GB) James Cummings Stephen Baster 13 54kg
9 96x990x701 SONNTAG Henry Dwyer Jye McNeil 7 54kg
10 x431431x01 ONCIDIUM RULER Michael Kent Beau Mertens (a) 2 54kg
11 x51710x073 GRAND DREAMER Robert Smerdon Patrick Moloney 6 54kg
12 39x8057222 KNOWABLE Steve Richards Dean Yendall 12 54kg
13 2605043313 JIMMIE JIM Charles Quick Ms Nikita Beriman 8 54kg

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« 2017-Nov-24, 10:37 PM Reply #283 »
Amazing that this race only gets Listed status - 2nd year now it has had $300k in prizemoney. Sort of highlights "the elephant in the room" for the pattern committee. In some states a $300,000 race would be Group 2 or possibly Group 1.

If the prizemoney in Victoria and NSW keeps increasing at the current rate there will have to be a time in the future where some tough decisions are made.

Last year this race was won by David Hayes with Pilote Dessai beating Scherzoso and Manageress (not sure what happened with the winner. Looked to be a highly promising stayer - not sighted since the autumn).

I don't think this year's version is as strong.

#5 Grey Lion has a rating well ahead of this field going on his 2nd in the QE and gets in with one above the limit. The $6.00 seems a bit generous. Am I missing something  :what:

#2 De Little Engine is a hard one to assess. Awful 2nd up record (8:0-1-0) but the fact he is getting out to 2200m 2nd up makes you think that maybe he might be a bit more forward in condition than he normally is 2nd up?

The early favourite is #7 Mr Garcia who had a 3/4 length win in a 4&5yo BM90 on Oaks Day with 4 above the limit. Drops to 54 kg here but hardly QE class.


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« 2017-Nov-30, 08:45 AM Reply #284 »

Pretty brave person would tip against #3 Another Coldie on the limit weight - the $1.60 up on fixed odds at the moment looks tempting to toss into some all ups. Stablemate Refulgent has drawn well and Weir quinella is on the cards.

Will stick with #7 Another Coldie today in the Port Fairy Cup even though he drops back from a mile. Looks promising and if he holds his form should be hard to beat from a good draw and only 2 over the limit.

Interesting runner is #1 Howard Be Thy Name. Former Derby winner 2nd run back from a long spell and the first up run at Flemington was a lot better than it reads on paper against a better field than this. Also has a good draw and a saver on him.

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« 2017-Nov-30, 11:45 AM Reply #285 »
I note Sirbible is 2 from 2 at tbe 1400 :chin:

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« 2018-Feb-08, 11:58 AM Reply #286 »
Odds on favourite in the first at Ararat is an unraced McEvoy horse Thineisthekingdom.

Must be Anglicans that own it  :chin:

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« 2018-Mar-12, 08:51 PM Reply #287 »
Darren Weir has a High Chap. 3yo racing against the older horsesin the 6th at Bendigo tomorrow #8 High Energy. Only start number 4.

Was very green last start but still won easy.

Noticed it is nommed for The Derby.

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« 2018-Apr-15, 11:08 AM Reply #288 »
Police investigating Kilmore track incident

Victoria Police confirmed they are investigating an incident where two steel stakes were discovered in the turf at Kilmore racecourse on Thursday, hours out from a scheduled race meeting.

"Police are investigating following an incident at a race track on East Street, Kilmore today," a Victoria Police statement read.

"Itís understood a number of metal spikes were placed on the track.

"No people or animals were injured during the incident.

"Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000."

Earlier, the Kilmore Racing Club had demanded police involvement after their race meeting was abandoned on Thursday.

During a routine inspection of the track two hours before scheduled racing, Stewards found two steel stakes inserted into the turf course near the 400m mark, approaching the entrance to the home straight.

Consultation with race club officials determined that the steel stakes were not related to any maintenance equipment used on the track and that they had been placed as an attempt to sabotage the meeting.

A thorough inspection of the course took place which didn't find any other objects.

Consultation between Stewards, jockeys engaged to ride at the meeting, and race club officials decided to abandon the meeting to ensure the safety of horses and riders.

Kilmore Racing Club CEO Ben Murphy said that it would become a police matter.

"We're angry," Murphy said on Racing.com.

"We are not angry with the decision that has been made as we completely understand the need to look after the animal and the riders.

"What we are angry and perturbed by is that someone has taken the time to come out and do what they have done to the track, to do what we can only assume is, to create chaos.

"That leaves a really bitter taste in our mouths.

"It is certainly from our perspective a police matter and we will make contact with our local police this afternoon.

"We will work with the stewards with an investigation.

"We take this extremely seriously and we will leave no stone unturned to find out who has taken it upon themselves to do this."


https://www.racing.com/news/2018-04-12/kilmore-racing-club-calls-for-police-action

Very strange one.

Normally if animal rights do this sort of thing they claim credit and I don't think even they would go to these extremes.

Someone has it in for the local racing there?



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