SPRING RACING LATEST
FINAL acceptors for the Caulfield Cup today, with the Dan O’Sullivan-trained Tuscan Fire set to fly the Ballarat flag with Australia Thoroughbred Bloodstock-owned Dandino.
Saturday’s Caulfield Cup over 2400m will be the English galloper’s first Australian start.
Craig Williams is taking the ride on the Marco Botti-trained Dandino, which is based at the Werribee equine quarantine centre.
Meanwhile, ATB’s Crackerjack King had his first Australian hit-out at Moonee Valley this morning.
The import is trained by David Hayes.
Weights will today be declared for Saturday’s $15,000 Avoca Cup, 1860m.
Avoca Shire Turf Club has 39 nominations for the cup, the feature event on a seven-event program.
Last-start Gunbower Cup winner Loukoumi (trained by Rick Harrison) is among entries.
AFL TRADES QUIET
THERE has not been a lot happening when it comes to getting trades done between AFL clubs.
There are thoughts that with Collingwood involved in several sets of negotiations that getting Heath Shaw to GWS Giants could trigger some action on the trade table.
Media reports still have former Ballarat Miners basketballer Ricky Henderson as a possible candidate for a trade by Adelaide.
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