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  • Admire Rakti dies after Melbourne Cup

    Australian Horse Racing November 4, 2014 3:51 pm

    Melbourne Cup favourite Admire Rakti has died after finishing last in the race. MORE

     
  • Protectionist wins the $6.2m Melbourne Cup

    Australian Horse Racing November 4, 2014 3:21 pm

    Protectionist has won the Melbourne Cup, completing an international clean sweep of Australia’s richest spring races. In beating a brave Red Cadeaux and Who Shot Thebarman, Protectionist delivered the first Melbourne Cup win for Germany. He becomes the fifth northern hemisphere-trained horse to win the race since Vintage Crop scored […]

     
  • Tony Gollan’s spring takes an upward turn

    Australian Horse Racing November 4, 2014 2:51 pm

    A frustrating spring sequence of second placings has ended for trainer Tony Gollan on the biggest stage of all with Hijack Hussy’s win at Flemington. Brisbane’s premier trainer, best known for his success with sprinters, did not have a Melbourne Cup runner on Tuesday but was excited to be able […]

     
  • McEvoy laments Cup rules on reserves

    Australian Horse Racing November 4, 2014 2:48 pm

    Tony McEvoy prepared Risen From Doubt to win at Flemington on Tuesday but the trainer was still pondering what might have been after Big Memory missed a Melbourne Cup start. Big Memory was just outside the final field of 24 for Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup after acceptances. Two scratchings reduced the […]

     
  • Munce to the fore at Doomben on Cup day

    Australian Horse Racing November 4, 2014 2:39 pm

    Chris Munce has celebrated the 16th anniversary of his Melbourne Cup win on Jezabeel with a clever victory at Doomben on Tuesday. Munce gave his younger rivals a riding lesson when he steered Black Ninja ($4.40) to an easy win in the Novotel Brisbane Airport Hcp (2200m). Tuesday’s 2240m race […]

     
  • Serious silliness before Cup

    Australian Horse Racing November 4, 2014 1:27 pm

    There’s plenty of silliness before things get serious on Melbourne Cup day. Ninja Turtles, superheroes and sumo wrestlers are jostling with thousands of colourfully dressed punters on the lawn at Flemington racecourse. Warm weather has drawn an estimated 100,000 people to the track for the $6.2 million race. There are […]

     
  • Tommy Berry gets in the Cup day Groove

    Australian Horse Racing November 4, 2014 1:21 pm

    Jockey Tommy Berry had two Melbourne Cup rides fall by the wayside but he was delighted to come home a winner aboard General Groove in the Lavazza Short Black. Berry was booked to ride long-time Cup favourite The Offer before it was withdrawn last week. He then secured the ride […]

     
  • Jim Cassidy at his best on Grand Marshal

    Australian Horse Racing November 4, 2014 1:06 pm

    Thirty-one years after he won the Melbourne Cup on Kiwi, Jim Cassidy is still making his mark on Australian racing’s biggest day. And while he might be an elder statesman of the jockeys’ room, Cassidy’s renowned strength in a finish hasn’t diminished as he drove Grand Marshal to victory in […]

     
  • Williams misses Cup but wins on undercard

    Australian Horse Racing November 4, 2014 12:39 pm

    Craig Williams lost the chance to win a Melbourne Cup for a world racing superpower but he took great delight in delivering a Cup day victory for a country trainer. Williams guided the Gwenda Johnstone-trained Precious Gem to victory by the barest margin in Tuesday’s Tab.com.au Trophy at Flemington which […]

     
  • Debutante in consolation win for Godolphin

    Australian Horse Racing November 4, 2014 11:24 am

    Godolphin Australia provided some consolation for Sheikh Mohammed when Antelucan scored a debut win in the opening race on Melbourne Cup day. Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin team was forced to scratch Cavalryman from the Melbourne Cup on race morning due to swelling to his near-fore fetlock. Ridden by Chad Schofield, Antelucan […]