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  • Waterhouse crowd favourite in Cup parade

    Australian Horse Racing November 3, 2014 1:15 pm

    Australia’s first lady of racing Gai Waterhouse doesn’t have a runner in the Melbourne Cup but she’s still a crowd favourite in the annual parade. Waving from a horse-drawn carriage, Waterhouse had a smile from ear to ear as the parade made its way through the Melbourne CBD on Monday. […]

     
  • Planning goes into OTI Cup runners

    Australian Horse Racing November 3, 2014 1:06 pm

    In his former career on the cricket field, Simon O’Donnell reached the pinnacle as part of Australia’s 1987 World Cup winning team. Now he’s after a Cup played out on much different turf. O’Donnell and Terry Henderson run OTI Racing which has an incredible four horses in the Melbourne Cup. […]

     
  • Wentworth celebrates Cup in the bush

    Australian Horse Racing November 3, 2014 12:27 pm

    The best Melbourne Cup party may not be at Flemington, but in the bush. Wentworth, population 1200, expects more than 1000 people at its once-a-year race meeting on Tuesday. “It has everything Flemington has except a line-up for the loos,” Wentworth Racing Club Secretary Breeon Cole says. Known as the […]

     
  • Newitt to miss Lankan Rupee ride

    Australian Horse Racing November 2, 2014 7:18 pm

    An untimely suspension will cost Craig Newitt the ride on star sprinter Lankan Rupee when he takes on European champion Slade Power in the Darley Classic. Newitt’s likely replacement in Saturday’s Group One sprint if he lodges an appeal and is unsuccessful is Chad Schofield who won the Newmarket Handicap […]

     
  • Cummings pair to salvage trainer’s spring

    Australian Horse Racing November 2, 2014 6:21 pm

    Anthony Cummings doesn’t have a Melbourne Cup runner but the first Tuesday in November still shapes as a spring carnival turning point. The trainer’s chances of winning a Group One race during Cup week at Flemington rest on the performances of two runners on Cup day, Spy Decoder in the […]

     
  • Fast Facts about the Melbourne Cup

    Australian Horse Racing November 2, 2014 6:03 pm

    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MELBOURNE CUP: HISTORY * First run in 1861 And won by the Etienne de Mestre-trained Archer who beat the favourite Mormon by six lengths. It was the same result a year later. * Trainer Bart Cummings claimed the first of his 12 Melbourne […]

     
  • Fawkner to uphold Australian pride in Cup

    Australian Horse Racing, Melbourne Cup November 2, 2014 5:21 pm

    Fawkner’s owner has called on Australians to get fair dinkum and support one of their own in the Melbourne Cup. Nick Williams believes Fawkner can repel the northern hemisphere invasion on Tuesday. As well as the record 11 overseas-trained runners another eight are imports and four are New Zealand bred. […]

     
  • Buick drawing on previous Cup experience

    Australian Horse Racing, Melbourne Cup November 2, 2014 4:30 pm

    William Buick is counting on lessons learned three years ago to hold him in good stead in the Melbourne Cup. Buick rides the John Gosden-trained Gatewood in Tuesday’s race and is on his first trip back to Flemington since finishing sixth on Lost In The Moment in the 2011 Cup. […]

     
  • Racing royalty ready for Cup parade

    Australian Horse Racing, Melbourne Cup November 2, 2014 3:21 pm

    Racing fans will line up for a glimpse of Melbourne Cup royalty when the annual pre-race parade brings Melbourne to a standstill. Australia’s first lady of racing, trainer Gai Waterhouse, will travel down Melbourne’s Swanston St in a horse-drawn carriage in front of an expected crowd of tens of thousands […]

     
  • Red Cadeaux chasing Cup breakthrough

    Australian Horse Racing, Melbourne Cup November 2, 2014 3:18 pm

    Ed Dunlop has had winners all over the world and trained a couple of champions but a Melbourne Cup win by Red Cadeaux would be a dream come true. Now classed as a veteran, Red Cadeaux is poised to create his own slice of Melbourne Cup history on Tuesday just […]