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  • Zarzali wins for James Cummings on Cup day

    On a day honouring the memory of the man who made the Melbourne Cup famous, the Cummings family name is once again to the fore. James Cummings, the grandson of 12-time Cup winning trainer Bart, has trained Zarzali to win the 1700m mares race at Flemington on the first Tuesday […]

  • Concealer makes up for McEvoy’s lean run

    Concealer has turned around the spring fortunes of Tony McEvoy with her debut win at Flemington on Melbourne Cup day. McEvoy’s stable star Alpine Eagle succumbed to injury at the start of October and the trainer has endured a lean run during the Caulfield and Moonee Valley carnivals. “We’ve had […]

  • Full field for Melbourne Cup

    A full field of 24 remains in the Melbourne Cup after the official scratching time. Japanese horse Fame Game is the favourite but has eased from $3.20 on Saturday to $4.60 on Tuesday morning. English horse Trip To Paris has been well supported into $7 with last year’s Victoria Derby […]

  • Soft section of Flemington track improves

    A section in the middle of the Flemington track remains softer than the inside but is expected to improve ahead of the Melbourne Cup. After an inspection on Monday afternoon the part of the track from the rail to 10 metres out in the straight was rated a good (4) […]

  • Tough, competitive Melbourne Cup tipped

    Three-time winning jockey Damien Oliver knows he is up against a tough field in his 26th Melbourne Cup. Oliver is trying for a fourth Cup win, on the Gai Waterhouse-trained The Offer at Flemington on Tuesday. “It’s a tough race this year,” he said. “There’s many chances, I think, and […]

  • Hot tips for the Melbourne Cup

    WHO IS TIPPING WHICH HORSE FOR THE MELBOURNE CUP? TIPS: View our┬áMelbourne Cup 2015 Tips Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten: Criterion Australian cricket captain Steve Smith: Preferment Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews: Trip to Paris Victorian Opposition Leader Matthew Guy: Trip to Paris NSW Premier Mike Baird: Grand Marshal NSW Opposition […]

  • Spencer back in Melbourne for Cup ride

    Having back-flipped on his decision to retire at the end of last year, Irish jockey Jamie Spencer is back in Melbourne. A retained rider for Qatar Racing when he rode Side Glance to win the Group One Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington in 2013, Spencer is now freelance. He will ride […]

  • Internationals in the Melbourne Cup

    OVERSEAS-TRAINED MELBOURNE CUP WINNERS (From 1993 – Excludes New Zealand-trained horses) * 1993: Vintage Crop (55.5kg, $15) – Ireland * 2002: Media Puzzle (52.5kg, $14) – Ireland * 2006: Delta Blues (56kg, $17) – Japan * 2010: Americain (54.5kg, $13) – France * 2011: Dunaden (54.5kg, $8.50) – France * […]

  • Buick hopes to deliver Godolphin a Cup win

    Jockey William Buick says the Melbourne Cup has been a long-range target for Sky Hunter and believes the gelding has the credentials to be a contender. Sky Hunter is the latest chance for Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor who has trained the runner-up three times along with a third placing […]

  • Trip To Paris continues to firm for Cup

    Punters are pinning their faith in English trainer Ed Dunlop shedding his bridesmaid tag with Trip To Paris the best supported runner ahead of the Melbourne Cup. Dunlop is yet to win a race in eight Australian starts, but has produced six placings with Red Cadeaux finishing second on four […]