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General News

  • Monaco looking good for Derby

    MIKE Moroney left Flemington trackwork satisfied his highly rated three-year-old colt Monaco Consul is on track for this Saturday’s Victoria Derby.

     
  • Vigor may be gifted Cup run

    FORMER import Speed Gifted’s exit has helped the Melbourne Cup equation for Vigor, but trainer Danny O’Brien isn’t taking any chances.

     
  • Change of plans for Bart’s colt

    BART Cummings has decided to bypass the Group One Mackinnon Stakes this Saturday with his Cox Plate winning three-year-old colt So You Think.

     
  • Alcopop bubbles along for Cup

    TRAINER Jake Stephens is growing in confidence ahead of Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup with exciting South Australian galloper Alcopop.

     
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  • Crime gangs plot Melbourne Cup raid

    OVERSEAS crime gangs are flying into Australia to prey on Melbourne Cup racegoers with police cautioning bookies and women with expensive jewellery.

     
  • Punters put on guard

    A ROUSING track gallop has sparked a betting plunge on former Irish stayer Changingoftheguard as he races to be fit for the Melbourne Cup.

     
  • Champ set for farewell tour

    TAKEOVER Target and Joe Janiak were the unlikeliest of champions who won the hearts of a nation – and now we will get the chance to say goodbye.

     
  • Top horses may miss out

    SOME leading Melbourne Cup contenders are not certain to run in the famous Flemington “two-miler” as the squeeze to secure a start intensifies.

     
  • Gallant grey will take place

    OWNER Lloyd Williams allayed punters’ fears something might be amiss with Efficient by declaring the grey “ready to go” for the Melbourne Cup.

     
  • Maestro thinks again on Plate star

    COX Plate hero So You Think, already rated without peer among spring three-year-olds in the modern era, could be a surprise starter in the Group One $750,000 Mackinnon Stakes.

     
  • Early hopes fall by the wayside

    THE Melbourne Cup bids of highly rated imported stayers Speed Gifted and Changingoftheguard hang in the balance as the attrition rate climbs for the nation’s most famous race.

     
  • Waller snaps up Ollie

    TRAINER Chris Waller’s bid to win the Melbourne Cup with his first runner moved a step closer to fruition when he secured champion jockey Damien Oliver to ride Warringah.

     
  • Cummings continues to reign

    SO you think Bart Cummings is a legend? You better believe it. The master trainer just continues to astound, guiding three-year-old colt So You Think to a win in the $3 million Cox Plate.

     
  • (Apache) Cat among the pigeons

    CHAMPION sprinter Apache Cat became a Cox Plate scene stealer with a memorable win at Moonee Valley, with the crown giving him a standing ovation.

     
  • Rosehill turns rodeo

    VETERAN trainer Jack Denham was at a loss to explain the dramatic antics of Hurrara before the opening race at Rosehill yesterday.

     
  • Rangirangdoo to step up

    RANGIRANGDOO had just smashed the Moonee Valley track record, but trainer Chris Waller had no regrets about not starting the galloper in yesterday’s Cox Plate.

     
  • Bart’s not finished yet

    BART Cummings continued his domination of the Melbourne spring carnival with So You Think’s memorable Cox Plate, then declared: “I’m not finished yet!”

     
  • IASbet $100 Cox Plate Free Bet

    Saturday’s Cox Plate once again brings together our star Weight-For-Age gallopers. Trainer Mark Kavanagh has Whobegotyou as the punters elect, but he’ll get plenty of opposition from the likes of Heart of Dreams and others, while punters get great odds at IASbet.com.

     
  • Whobegotyou’s Money Back Offer

    Sportsbet.com.au is offering punters a remarkable money-back special on the Cox Plate. If a punter’s selection finishes second to Whobegotyou, Sportsbet.com.au will refund all bets to a maximum of $200.

     
 
 
 
 

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