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  • Thousands clamber to watch Melbourne Cup

    Punters have stood on bins and rushed to the rails to catch a glimpse of Almandin winning the Melbourne Cup. The German-bred Australian-trained horse narrowly beat Heartbreak City and favourite Hartnell to make Lloyd Williams the most successful owner of Melbourne Cup winners. Just as the race was reaching its… Read More »

     
  • No Heartbreak for owners in Melbourne Cup

    A part-owner of Melbourne Cup runner-up Heartbreak City hopes to one day return and collect victory in the coveted race. Aidan Shiels, on his his first trip for the Cup, hopes to be back in 12 months with Heartbreak City following his long-head second to Almandin. “We’ll have a few… Read More »

     
  • Payne’s family link to Melb Cup triumph

    Despite not having a ride in this year’s Melbourne Cup, Michelle Payne still has cause for celebration after brother-in-law Kerrin McEvoy won the race on Almandin. Payne made history when she became the first female jockey to win the race on 100-1 shot Prince Of Penzance last year. Twelve months… Read More »

     
  • Melbourne Cup 2016: What the jockeys said

    HOW THE JOCKEYS RATED THEIR MELBOURNE CUP RIDES Kerrin McEvoy (Almandin) 1st : “Gee, he travelled well. How lucky am I?, the elation’s unreal. He’s been well prepared by (owner) Lloyd (Williams), he knows what to do with these staying races. It’s just a dream, it’s great to be a… Read More »

     
  • Punters cash in on Melbourne Cup win

    Crowds of Sydneysiders were quick to look to their pockets in search of the golden ticket as the race of the day came to its end. But barely any of the 21,000 Randwick racegoers backed winning Melbourne Cup horse Almandin, with roughly only $35,000 won overall by Sydney punters on… Read More »

     
  • Facts and figures on Cup winner Almandin

    ALMANDIN’S MELBOURNE CUP WIN * The seven-year-old gelding won the Melbourne Cup at his 12th start. It was Almandin’s fifth career win. BREEDING * Out of four-time champion German stallion Monsun who also sired past Cup winners Protectionist (2014) and Fiorente (2013). OWNERS * Bought by influential owner Lloyd Williams… Read More »

     
  • Godolphin in the Melbourne Cup

    GODOLPHIN IN THE MELBOURNE CUP – Sheikh Mohammed’s powerful Godolphin operation was first represented in the Melbourne Cup by Faithful Son, who finished seventh in 1998 GODOLPHIN’S BEST CUP FINISHES – 2nd Central Park, 1999 (trainer Saeed bin Suroor) – 2nd Give The Slip, 2001 (Saeed bin Suroor) – 3rd… Read More »

     
  • Heartbreak City puts up brave Cup effort

    Irish trainer Tony Martin has praised the brave performance of Heartbreak City who went agonisingly close to winning the Melbourne Cup at his first start in Australia. Ridden by Hong Kong-based Joao Moreira, Heartbreak City was beaten a long head by Almandin in Tuesday’s race at Flemington. “It’s agonising to… Read More »

     
  • Godolphin to keep trying for Cup win

    Sheikh Mohammed’s quest to win the Melbourne Cup will have to wait another year but Godolphin’s chief executive insists they will keep trying to win Australia’s greatest race. The global racing operation had five runners in Tuesday’s race at Flemington from three different stables and two hemispheres, with local John… Read More »

     
  • Hawkins stuns in red pantsuit at Melbourne Cup

    Jennifer Hawkins has turned raceday fashion on its head by wearing a bright red pantsuit for the Melbourne Cup, stunning fans and turning heads. The Australian model is the first to admit her outfit isn’t your typical choice, but defended the misunderstood clothing item. “Pantsuits haven’t traditionally been OK for… Read More »

     
  • Power outage mars Eagle Farm Melbourne Cup day

    A major power failure and rain have marred Queensland’s biggest Melbourne Cup day party at Eagle Farm. Rain fell early in the day impacting on the expected crowd of 10,000 to 12,000 and then the power at the track went down just before race four at 12.50pm. The running of… Read More »

     
  • How they finished in the Melbourne Cup

    MELBOURNE CUP FINISHING ORDER 1. Almandin 2. Heartbreal City 3. Hartnell 4. Qewy 5. Who Shot Thebarman 6. Almoonqith 7. Beautiful Romance 8. Exospheric 9. Pentathlon 10. Big Orange 11. Grand Marshal 12. Oceanographer 13. Bondi Beach 14. Grey Lion 15. Jameka 16. Excess Knowledge 17. Our Ivanhowe 18. Sir… Read More »

     
  • Lloyd Williams’s five Melbourne Cup wins

    LLOYD WILLIAMS’S FABULOUS FIVE CUPS 1981 – JUST A DASH Trained by Tommy Smith, Just A Dash gave Williams his first Melbourne Cup success. 1985 – WHAT A NUISANCE The John Meagher-trained What A Nuisance won the first Cup worth $1 million. It was the last time Williams was at… Read More »

     
  • Almandin wins the Melbourne Cup

    Lloyd Williams has become the most successful owner of Melbourne Cup winners with Almandin claiming Australia’s greatest horse race. Almandin overcame a potent international challenge to beat the Irish stayer Heartbreak City with Hartnell taking the minor placing. One of Australia’s most successful businessmen, Williams has now figured in the… Read More »

     
 
 
 

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