The Coolmore Stakes Day programme is heating up, with the 2011 Ranvet Stakes being one of the many group races held on Saturday March 19, 2011.
The Group 1 Ranvet Stakes will once again be contested over a distance of 2000 metres under weight-for-age conditions.
Worth $400,000 the 2011 Ranvet Stakes will be run at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse along with other Group races such as the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) and the Group 2 Canterbury Stakes (1300m).
Last year’s winner Theseo is said to be aimed at this year’s Ranvet Stakes, despite contracting a virus in early January that forced him out of the Australian Cup.
Theseo’s trainer, Gai Waterhouse, believes her horse has beaten the virus and is up to the challenge of contesting the title once again this year.
“He is over it now. He had a good gallop this morning and I still believe he will be right for races like the Ranvet Stakes,” Ms Waterhouse said.
Runners who compete in the 2011 Ranvet Stakes will often go on to contest the Group 1 BMW Stakes which will be run on Golden Slipper Day on Saturday April 2, 2011 at Rosehill Racecourse.
Punters can learn a great deal about the form of horses racing in the 2011 BMW Stakes by watching the Ranvet Stakes two weeks before.
You will be able to bet on both races, or even have a go at picking the double, at Luxbet.
The Ranvet Stakes and BMW Stakes double has been achieved by both Eremein in 2006 and Tuesday Joy in 2008.
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