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  • Fiorente recovers well from Cox Plate

    Australian Horse Racing October 27, 2013 12:48 pm

    Melbourne Cup favourite Fiorente has come through his Cox Plate run in good order and will be ready to produce his best in Tuesday week’s race. Fiorente ran one of the best Melbourne Cup trials of the spring when third to Shamus Award in Saturday’s Cox Plate and will go […]

  • Schofield savours first G1 in Cox Plate

    Australian Horse Racing October 26, 2013 8:00 pm

    The $3 million Cox Plate is not a bad way to bring up your first Group One victory. Especially when you are still a teenage apprentice on a horse who had never won a race. Chad Schofield, 19, who is the only rider to win a Sydney and Melbourne apprentices’ […]

  • Weight difference told Cox Plate story: Dunn

    Australian Horse Racing October 26, 2013 7:24 pm

    The horse forced to switch stables in the week of his spring grand final went within a bound of winning the Cox Plate. And his jockey says it was the 9.5kg weight difference with three-year-old Shamus Award that cost him victory. Happy Trails was transferred to trainer Byron Cozamanis on […]

  • Lowly maiden Shamus Award wins Cox Plate

    Australian Horse Racing October 26, 2013 7:12 pm

    The race that has everything has gone to a horse which had nothing. Shamus Award, a colt whose place until Saturday had been on racing’s lowest rung, won arguably Australia’s greatest race, the $3 million Cox Plate. It doing so, he defied the country’s best horses and some of the […]

  • Puissance de Lune lame after Cox Plate

    Australian Horse Racing October 26, 2013 7:12 pm

    Melbourne Cup plans for one-time favourite Puissance de Lune are in doubt after he pulled up lame following his run in the Cox Plate. The six-year-old entire endured a torrid run in the Moonee Valley classic and his trainer Darren Weir was lost for words after the race. The big […]

  • What the jockeys said: Cox Plate

    Australian Horse Racing October 26, 2013 7:06 pm

    What the jockeys said after the running of the Group One $3 million Cox Plate on Saturday. Chad Schofield (Shamus Award) 1st: “I was confident the horse would run well. I had a couple of looks in the last hundred metres and I could see Happy Trails flying. I wasn’t […]

  • Glyn Schofield a proud father

    Australian Horse Racing October 26, 2013 6:24 pm

    Glyn Schofield says everything he has done in an international career as a jockey pales in comparison to watching his son Chad win the Cox Plate. An excited Schofield led the cheering in the Rosehill jockeys’ room on Saturday as 19-year-old Chad steered three-year-old Shamus Award to an all-the-way win […]

  • Shamus Award in Cox Plate boilover

    Australian Horse Racing October 26, 2013 6:06 pm

    Three-year-old Shamus Award has made all the running to win the $3 million Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on Saturday. A maiden going into the weight-for-age race, the Danny O’Brien-trained Shamus Award staved off a desperate lunge from Happy Trails to score by a half head. Fiorente was a long […]

  • Chris Waller considers Myer Classic for Catkin

    Australian Horse Racing October 26, 2013 5:48 pm

    Chris Waller will consider pitting Catkins against the stable’s star mare Red Tracer in next Saturday’s Group One Myer Classic after her strong victory at Moonee Valley on Saturday. The tenacious and talented Catkins handled her first 1600m test with aplomb to take out the Group Three Eliza Park International […]

  • Expensive Zephyron adds to Zabeel haul

    Australian Horse Racing October 26, 2013 5:24 pm

    The most expensive and best-bred horse racing in Australia on Saturday was not in a feature at Moonee Valley but Zephyron’s win in a restricted race at Rosehill was almost as good. A $2 million yearling by Zabeel out of Diamond Like, the five-year-old did his early racing with Mark […]