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  • Katelyn Mallyon hopes Lloyd’s Melbourne Cup charm rubs off

    Jockey Katelyn Mallyon goes into her first Melbourne Cup buoyed by Lloyd Williams’ success in the $6.2 million race. The 22-year-old has her maiden Cup start on Assign, as one of four jockeys wearing owner Williams’ colours – navy blue with white armbands – on Tuesday. “I’ve grown up watching… Read More »

     
  • Some memorable Melbourne Cups

    MEMORABLE MELBOURNE CUPS: PRINCE OF PENZANCE: The quintessential tale of the boy from the bush, a girl with a dream and a horse whose dicey legs had stopped him from showing his best – until the Melbourne Cup. But Darren Weir is much more than a bush trainer. After three… Read More »

     
  • Tony Martin hoping for no heartbreak in Melbourne Cup

    Tony Martin hopes his Irish raider Heartbreak City wins the 2016 Melbourne Cup, not for the trainer himself, but in memory of his close friend George Swan. Heartbreak City’s former owner died last November, three months after being diagnosed with cancer. “I’d really love him to win for the man… Read More »

     
  • Punters swap the city for the outback

    Melbourne Cup day is one of first-class racing and fashion parades which set the upcoming trends of the season. But while Flemington puts on its best show for racegoers, thousands of people will be veering away from the city and celebrating in the outback. Wentworth, a town of 1200 people,… Read More »

     
  • Facts and figures about the Melbourne Cup

    SOME STATISTICS ABOUT THE MELBOURNE CUP: * First run in 1861 under the banner of the Victorian Turf Club and won by the Etienne de Mestre-trained Archer who beat the favourite Mormon by six lengths. The prize was 1420 pounds and the trophy a gold watch. * Archer came back… Read More »

     
  • Melbourne Cup win would be extra special for Hayes

    Trainer David Hayes already has a Melbourne Cup trophy courtesy of 1994 winner Jeune but admits victory this time around would be something special. Almoonqith represents the stable which is now a family partnership of Hayes, his son Ben and nephew Tom Dabernig. “Part of the reason I started the… Read More »

     
  • Buick to ride Scottish in Emirates Stakes

    Godolphin’s retained European jockey William Buick will fly to Melbourne to ride Caulfield Cup runner-up Scottish in the $2 million Emirates Stakes 2016 at Flemington. Kerrin McEvoy partnered Scottish in his first Australian start when the horse finished second in the Caulfield Cup (2400m) and has also ridden the Charlie… Read More »

     
  • Queenslanders to celebrate Melbourne Cup in style

    Queenslanders will celebrate 2016 Melbourne Cup day at a record 14 official race meetings and hundreds of off course functions. The major meeting will be in Brisbane where the return to Eagle Farm after three years is expected to draw a crowd of up to 20,000. There will also be… Read More »

     
  • Hartnell still favourite for Melbourne Cup

    Locally trained Hartnell remains favourite and the pick of Godolphin’s five runners in the 2016 Melbourne Cup after drawing barrier 12 in the 24-horse field. Hartnell is at $5 for Tuesday’s race ahead of Oceanographer who cemented his place with victory in Saturday’s Lexus Stakes and is at $5.50 after… Read More »

     
  • Hartnell in centre draw for Melbourne Cup

    Highly rated Melbourne Cup fancy Hartnell has drawn in the middle of the field for Australia’s richest horse race. One of five Godolphin runners in the 3200m race, Hartnell will start from gate 12 in the 24-horse field. Caulfield Cup winner Jameka will start from barrier three, Frankie Dettori’s mount… Read More »

     
  • Illustrious carnival win for Gelagotis

    Peter Gelagotis has Group One aspirations for Illustrious Lad after a stakes race win at Flemington on Victoria Derby day. Gelagotis is eyeing The Goodwood at Morphettville in May after Illustrious Lad provided Gelagotis with his first winner at the Melbourne Cup carnival. Ridden by Anthony Darmanin, Illustious Lad ($14)… Read More »

     
  • Allknight Saint set for stakes assignment

    Veteran galloper Allknight Saint has earned a chance at stakes racing with his strong win at Eagle Farm. Jockey Jeff Lloyd made it two wins from two rides for trainer Brad Herne when he scored by 1-1/4 lengths to One Inch Punch ($3) in the Padua College Handicap on Saturday…. Read More »

     
  • Five for Godolphin in Melbourne Cup

    The global Godolphin operation will have five runners in the 2016 Melbourne Cup, with a full field of 24 to take part. Hartnell, trained in Australia by John O’Shea, will be joined in Sheikh Mohammed’s royal blue by the Charlie Appleby-trained Qewy and Oceanographer with Saeed bin Suroor to saddle… Read More »

     
  • Tommy Berry suspended for Derby ride

    Sydney jockey Tommy Berry has been outed for careless riding on Swear in the Victoria Derby, with his suspesnion to begin after he rides Japanese horse Curren Mirotic in the Melbourne Cup. Swear finished fifth in Saturday’s Derby, which was won by Prized Icon whose jockey, Glyn Schofield, was fined… Read More »

     
 
 
 

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