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  • Hugh Bowman puts in hard yards for Melbourne Cup mount

    Australian Horse Racing, Melbourne Cup October 29, 2012 1:54 pm

    Hugh Bowman’s Melbourne Cup experience so far has been frustrating at best. Three times he has been booked to ride strong chances, two of them haven’t even make it to the starting stalls. The one that did, Roman Emperor, disappointed when he beat just two rivals home as an $11 […]

  • Nash Rawiller to ride Southern Speed in Melbourne Cup

    Australian Horse Racing, Melbourne Cup October 28, 2012 4:12 pm

    Nash Rawiller will partner Southern Speed in the Melbourne Cup as the pair try to turn their spring carnival fortunes around. Glen Boss sacked the mare after her sub-par performance in the Turnbull Stakes and Rawiller chased the ride on Southern Speed for her Caulfield Cup defence only to miss […]

  • Americain backed to win $400k in Melbourne Cup 2012

    Horse Racing Betting, Melbourne Cup October 27, 2012 10:09 am

    Sportingbet Australia has taken a bet of $25,000 each way at $13 on Americain to win the Melbourne Cup for a potential collect of more than $400,000. $200 COX PLATE FREE BET Sportingbet Australia CEO Michael Sullivan said the money has been pouring in for Americain after the announcement jockey […]

  • Gatewood gets 1kg Melbourne Cup penalty

    Australian Horse Racing, Melbourne Cup October 25, 2012 2:06 pm

    Connections of English horse Gatewood will need to rely on attrition or run the stayer again on Derby Day if he is to get his chance at emulating the past two Geelong Cup winners in the Melbourne Cup. Gatewood was on Thursday handed a 1kg penalty for his Geelong Cup […]

  • Gatewood into $11 for Melbourne Cup 2012

    Horse Racing Betting, Melbourne Cup October 24, 2012 5:45 pm

    Gatewood has firmed from $21 into $11 and onto the fifth line of betting with online bookmaker sportsbet for the 2012 Melbourne Cup after saluting in the Geelong Cup this afternoon. French stayer Dunaden continues to head the Melbourne Cup market at $6.50, easing slightly from $6.00. $500 MELBOURNE CUP […]

  • Gatewood wins Geelong Cup

    Australian Horse Racing, Melbourne Cup October 24, 2012 5:27 pm

    The Geelong Cup has again fallen into foreign hands and the grip of the international raiders on this year’s Melbourne Cup has grown stronger with the win of Gatewood in the race that shapes the big one. Thanks to a perfectly executed plan devised in a phone call between jockey […]

  • Gai’s Melbourne Cup import in good order

    Australian Horse Racing, Melbourne Cup October 24, 2012 12:39 pm

    Gai Waterhouse confessed it had been a case of “love at first sight” when she was introduced a few months ago to her newest Melbourne Cup prospect, Fiorente. And when she saw the horse for the second time at the Werribee quarantine centre on Wednesday, she made it clear her […]

  • Melbourne Cup path via Geelong for Maluckyday

    Australian Horse Racing, Melbourne Cup October 23, 2012 3:00 pm

    Maluckyday, considered one of the best of the local hopes in the Melbourne Cup, will first get the chance to topple the internationals at Geelong on Wednesday. Maluckyday, the 2010 Melbourne Cup runner-up, will line up against three international Cup hopefuls in the seven-horse Group Three Geelong Cup (2400m) – […]

  • Brigantin by far the best backed runner in the Geelong Cup 2012

    Horse Racing Betting, Melbourne Cup October 23, 2012 12:37 pm

    Punters seem convinced that Brigantin is the one to beat at tomorrow’s Geelong Cup, with significant support from punters over the last 24 hours seeing his odds firm significantly with online bookmaker. $500 GEELONG CUP FREE BET + TOP TOTE PLUS His priced as moved from $3.60 to $2.90 one […]

  • Williams sets course for big spring treble

    Australian Horse Racing, Melbourne Cup October 22, 2012 5:30 pm

    Craig Williams had his prospects of an historic spring carnival treble ruined by suspension 12 months ago. But having claimed a thrilling win in the $2.5 million Caulfield Cup aboard Dunaden on Saturday, the in-demand jockey has started this spring in the right fashion to have another crack at the […]