Black Caviar will face six rivals, three of them stablemates, in Saturday’s Group One Patinack Farm Classic at Flemington.
Damien Oliver, Corey Brown and Chris Symons will all be missing from the jockeys’ room on the final day on the Melbourne Cup Carnival after incurring careless riding suspensions at Flemington on Tuesday.
A fine rendition of Advance Australia Fair filled the air at Flemington just before the Melbourne Cup.
Trainers Anthony Freedman and Bart Cummings are looking optimistically towards next year’s Melbourne Cup after mixed performances from their imported German stayers.
The Melbourne Cup is once again on its way to France after Dunaden claimed Australia’s most famous race, but only just.
What the jockeys said after the running of the Group One $6 million Melbourne Cup on Tuesday.
When it comes to predicting the Melbourne Cup winner, it’s hard to go past the Geelong Cup.
It may be the race that stops two nations, but the Melbourne Cup didn’t capture the imagination of New Zealand punters in 2011.
Randwick bookmakers were praying for the Melbourne Cup photo-finish to go the other way, with French-trained winner Dunaden a losing result.
Dunaden has given France its second successive winner in the Melbourne Cup, beating England’s Red Cadeaux by the barest margin in the $A6.2 million race.