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Everest Special

A great days racing it was Caulfield Guineas Day four Group 1 races and all thrilling races Super Seth getting up on the Post Flit 1000 Guineas Cape Of Good Hope imported to the Hayes Dabering winning the Stakes Fierce Impact and trekking sealing his place in the Everest getting the last slot Melbourne Racing Club.

Everest a new race in its third year has really gained lots of media spotlight and I will preview all runners.

Triple Crown Races

Triple Crown Races were announced by New Zealand Bloodstock couple of weeks ago. I think its a positive step in getting some exposure in the media especially mainstream TV.

They include a sprinting series Railway Telegraph Waikato Sprint WFA Zabeel Classic Herbie Dyke Stakes Bonecrusher Stakes Mares Cuddle Stakes New Thoroughbred Breeders Travis Stakes.

The Jericho

Saturday New Zealand had its first runner in the Jericho Cup which will be run at Warmambool on December 1. Was run last year the race is for only Australian and New Zealand breds. Run over the Extreme distance of 4600m

Aigne won the the Road to the Jericho at New Plynouth on Saturday distance off 3210. off course New Zealand is renowed for Staying horses. There was a race at Avondale which was run over 3400m  Maybe good idea would be to have long distance races for horses to get ready for the Jericho in future years.

Whip Debate

There has been some debate about banning the Whip in Thoroughbred Racing. Maybe might happen but before this any decision is made. There must be discussion with Jockeys Trainers and owners. Animal Welfare have been quite loud about Whip Use on Horses in racing.

Lexus Melbourne Cup Qualifying

This week I thought I would write about the Melbourne Cup and for horses who a way down the Order of Entry. The influx and domination Of the European invaders which has now made the Cup a race that the Whole World wants to race in

Off Course back in the 70s 80s the Cup was a Trans Tasman clash then Victoria Racing Club had an idea getting entries from Europe and when Vintage Crop won the 93  it can be done then we had invasion of entries.

Invitations to Internationals

With the influx of International horses coming to Australia for all the big races namely the Caulfield Melbourne Cups. The Moonee Valley Racing Club have given out invites to internationals for the Cox Plate with payments to entice them to race.

Mystic Journey owner was concerned that his mare wouldn't get paid for taking part in the WFA Championship and other local horses could miss out on getting a run. Danceteria Lyns Gracieux have already accepted to come to Moonee Valley.

Taupo Abandoned

Last Wednesday Taupo August meeting starting point for Spring Racing. They have trials before races start for top class gallopers so they can get ready for Hastings Triple Crown. 

Its also a meeting where lots of young horses are making debuts and and nice 3yo Fillies race. It started off very well and then after Race 4 the meeting was called off due to a horse slipping about 700 metres to  around a bend. 

The Informant Racing Paper

JUST A FEW WEEKS NEWS COME OUT THAT THE NEW ZEALAND RACING PAPER THE INFORMANT WAS NO LONGER PUBLISHING. IT WAS DUE TO LACK OF ADVERTISTING REVENUE. THIS IS A REAL SHAME AS THIS PAPER HAS GOOD FORM GUIDE FOR ALL NEW ZEALAND AUSTRALIAN FIELDS BREEDING NEWS TRACKWORK RACING NEWS. AROUND THE WORLD RACING HAS VERY GOOD RACING PAPERS. LETS HOPE THE INFORMANT CAN BE RESUSCED AND BE VIABLE SOURCE FOR THE RACING ENTHUSIASTS 

Set Weights Penalties

Set Weight Penalties races especially in New Zealand for Group 1 Races Mainly. The Clubs are doing this because the Pattern Committee are given races a warning that the race is dropping standard.  Clubs doing this are trying to keep the race Auckland Cup at Group 1 put the set weight Penalties criteria to get a quality field. Example of this is Charles Road has 57kg on Saturday if it was  a Handicap 58.5 59kg on the other hand are horse that is nutured through the grades carries 55kg which only get 2 kilos less from a horse who ran 7th in the Melbourne Cup Is that fair?.

Golden Eagle

GOLDEN EAGLE HAS CAUSED A STIR BETWEEN NSW AND VICTORIA RACING BODIES. RACING NSW HAS DONE A GREAT JOB WITH THE EVEREST WHICH HAS BOOSTED CROWDS BACK TO RANDWICK AND CAULFIELD GUINEAS RUN ON THE SAME DAY HAS INCREASED TURNOVER. JUST LAST WEEK GOLDEN EAGLE WAS ANNOUNCED RUN ON VICTORIA DERBY DAY 2 NOVEMBER. WHICH VICTORIA RACING CLUB ARE NOT HAPPY. OFF COURSE ITS PROBABLY BIGGEST DAY IN AUSTRALIAN RACING AND WANT TO PROTECT THAT. LAST MONTH RACING VICTORIA HAVE PUT ON A NEW RACE ALL STAR MILE MARCH 15.