Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

It has been a rollercoaster journey towards the Golden Slipper for connections of speedy Victorian filly Eloping.

A hamstring injury meant Eloping missed the Magic Millions Classic at the Gold Coast in January and led to the two-year-old skipping the Blue Diamond Stakes.

But Eloping got her campaign back on track when she trounced her rivals by six lengths at Bendigo last month to earn her place in Saturday’s Golden Slipper.

Eloping winning the Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies) at Moonee Valley ridden by Stephen Baster and trained by Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison - (photo by Steven Dowden/Race Horse Photos Australia)

Eloping winning the Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies) at Moonee Valley ridden by Stephen Baster and trained by Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison - (photo by Steven Dowden/Race Horse Photos Australia)

Just when trainer Peter Morgan was convinced he had Eloping in perfect shape for the $3.5 million event the filly came up with gate 15 at Tuesday’s barrier draw.

Now Morgan is hoping the likelihood of a slow or heavy track can negate her alley.

“That track chopped up pretty badly last Saturday,” said Morgan, who trains Eloping in partnership with Craig Widdison.

“There is a bit of rain forecast so it might end up better out there.”

Jockey Stephen Baster has the task of putting Eloping in a winning position from the awkward barrier.

He believes the soft going will be more crucial to her chances than the starting gate.

“She’s pretty quick so it doesn’t matter where she draws,” Baster said.

“You just don’t know which ones will handle it (the wet track) and it brings everyone into the race.”

Bookmakers have Eloping at $71 to become the first Victorian-trained horse to win the Golden Slipper since Crystal Lily in 2010.

*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Star International raider dies following injury

The Aidan O’Brien-trained Wichita has has sadly died at Macedon Lodge after suffering a complication while recovering from surgery. Wichita...

Racing Victoria to investigate Werribee death

Racing Victoria will conduct an inquiry into the death of International horse Involved who died whilst at the Werribee International...

Likely Melbourne Cup Field – 2020

The 2020 Melbourne Cup will be run on Tuesday, November 3rd (3/11/2020) at Flemington and the field is taking shape...

Cox Plate results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Cox Plate. The Cox Plate was raced at Moonee Valley racecourse on...

Punter turns $60 racing multi into $282,861

After waiting for seven weeks, one TAB punter has celebrated today’s racing at Randwick and Caulfield after collecting $282,861.60 from...

Watch 📺 Swooping magpie gets KO’d

At Doomben this afternoon one of the most bizarre things we have seen on the race track happened. A magpie...

Watch 📺 ‘Dickhead’ golfers in a near miss at Ellerslie

A pair of golfers have had been left red-faced after narrowly avoiding being trampled during the Great Northern Steeplechase (6400m)...

Champion mare Winx loses foal

Champion mare Winx has tragically lost her first foal, a filly by super sire I Am Invincible. Trainer Chris Waller...

Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup always approaches fast, with the 2020 edition commencing at 3pm, Tuesday 3rd November. The race that stops...

The Golden Eagle

 is Australia’s second richest race in Australia behind The Everest as well as the third richest turf race in the...

Victoria Derby

The is a staying race and is the premier race for three year old stayers during the Melbourne Spring Racing...

Coolmore Stud Stakes

The is a race held at in Victoria each year and is fast becoming one of the big highlights Spring...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

Copyright © 2020 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.