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  • Mackinnon Stakes attack with proven performers

    Tom Dabernig doesn’t think there is a better way to attack the Mackinnon Stakes than with a pair of horses who are proven at the track, distance and class. Dabernig and Ben Hayes will be represented by two horses who between them can boast wins in the past three Australian… Read More »

  • Racing Victoria investigating Melbourne Cup horse death

    Racing Victoria officials will launch a thorough investigation into the death of Melbourne Cup runner Anthony Van Dyck once post mortem results on the horse are complete. The 2019 Epsom Derby winner suffered a catastrophic leg injury during the final stages of Tuesday’s race and despite attempts by veterinarians to… Read More »

  • Quiet night of celebrations for Melbourne Cup winner

    Becoming a Melbourne Cup-winning jockey at the age of 25 is still sinking in for Jye McNeil after a restrained night of celebrations. McNeil became the toast of Australian racing with his daring front-running ride to win the two mile feature on Irish-trained raider Twilight Payment on Tuesday. One of… Read More »

  • Personal has key advantages over VRC Oaks rivals

    Tom Dabernig acknowledges boom Sydney filly Montefilia is the horse to beat in the VRC Oaks at Flemington but he thinks Personal has some advantages over her. Those advantages are geographical and historical, according to the co-trainer. The David Payne-trained Montefilia is a $1.85 favourite with TAB fixed odds and… Read More »

  • Melbourne Cup whip breach costs jockey $50,000

    If finishing a narrow second in the Melbourne Cup wasn’t bad enough, Kerrin McEvoy’s afternoon got even worse in the stewards’ room. The jockey was fined $50,000 and suspended for 13 meetings for breaching the whip rules on Tiger Moth, striking the horse more than 21 times in total. McEvoy… Read More »

  • Joseph O’Brien enjoys luck of the Irish – again

    It was the wee hours of the morning in Ireland and after a fitful, anxious sleep, Joseph O’Brien rose in the dark to watch his two Melbourne Cup runners. Unable to be at Flemington due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the young Irish trainer had to content himself with looking on… Read More »

  • The Payne girls fought out the Melbourne Cup

    With 200m left to travel in the Gr 1 Melbourne Cup on Tuesday, two former jockeys, the Cathy and Jess Payne jumped from their respective couches and started cheering. Cathy Payne, wife of Kerrin McEvoy saw her man on TIGER MOTH (Galilee-Lesson In Humility) get that horse going and he… Read More »

  • Youth triumphs as Jye McNeil claims Melbourne Cup

    The department of youth was to the fore in the Melbourne Cup with the youngest trainer and jockey combination in the race, Joseph O’Brien and Jye McNeil, scoring with Twilight Payment. It was the 27-year-old Irish-based O’Brien’s second victory and 25-year-old Melbourne jockey McNeil’s first at what was his maiden… Read More »

  • Melbourne Cup 2020 – What the jockeys said

    Read what each of the jockeys had to say about the runs of their mounts in the 2020 Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Tuesday. Winning Jockey: Jye McNeil  “Too many emotions. It’s a very big moment. “Jess and the boy, Oakley, will be watching from home today. Unfortunately they couldn’t… Read More »

  • Anthony Van Dyck breaks down in Melbourne Cup

    The hard track will be blamed, but the animal activists will be furious. The great Gr 1 English Derby winner, Anthony Van Dyck (Galileo-Believe’N’Succeed) was in trouble 800m from home when rider Hugh Bowman was urging him along to just keep up. He clearly was not comfortable on the super… Read More »

  • Twilight Payment wins the 2020 Melbourne Cup

    Jye McNeil will never forget his first ride in a Melbourne Cup after producing a dashing frontrunning masterclass to win the famous race aboard Irish raider Twilight Payment. Fears the COVID-19 pandemic would diminish the international presence in Tuesday’s race proved unfounded with overseas-trained horses filling the first three placings…. Read More »

  • Finance Tycoon causes upset in the Maribyrnong Plate

    Lindsay Park has continued its winning ways in the Group Three Maribyrnong Plate at Flemington, taking it out for the second year in a row, this time with Finance Tycoon. While last year’s winner Hard Landing was prepared by the trio of David Hayes, Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig, the… Read More »

  • Potential star stayer emerges in Ain’tnodeeldun

    Team Freedman, the Melbourne based version of the family trainers, produced a 3YO to win on Cup day that looks an ideal Gr 1 Caulfield Cup hope for next year. His name is AIN’TNODEELDUN (Dundeel-Ain’tnofallenstar) and the big chunky, immature 3YO just outsprinted and ultimately outstayed his rivals to win… Read More »

  • Jockey roasted on social media over Melbourne Cup day ride

    There will have to be questions asked and answered after race two at Flemington on Cup day. JOVIALITY (I Am Invincible-Limbo Down) the easing favourite in the Listed Desirable Stakes over 1400m was given absolutely no chance of winning the race from the home turn onwards. James McDonald, who drew… Read More »

  • King Of Leogrance out of the Melbourne Cup

    Outsider King Of Leogrance has been scratched from the Melbourne Cup, leaving a field of 23 to compete in Australia’s iconic race. The Danny O’Brien-trained stayer was inspected by Racing Victoria veterinarians on Tuesday morning at the request of the stable and was found to be lame. The Adelaide Cup… Read More »

  • Finance Tycoon wins the first on Melbourne Cup day

    A master stroke by young training duo, Tom Dabernig and Ben Hayes, paid dividends when their colt FINANCE TYCOON (Written Tycoon-Darook Park) led all the way to win the Gr 3 Maribyrnong Plate over 1000m. Market 💰: View the Odds for the Melbourne Cup Melbourne Cup TIPS 📝: View our… Read More »

  • Melbourne Cup field hit with a scratching

    There has been some late drama on this years Melbourne Cup with a late scratching of a Team Williams horse. The Danny O’Brien trained King Of Leogrance has been scratched from the 2020 Melbourne Cup field after failing a vetinary inspections this morning. King Of Leogrance was found to be… Read More »

  • Melbourne Cup runner in doubt to race

    A horse in today’s $8m Melbourne Cup is in doubt to run and will require a veterinary inspection. Update 📝: King Of Leogrance has been scratched Adelaide Cup winner King Of Leogrance will require a veterinary inspection before being allowed to line-up in today’s Melbourne Cup field. The Team Williams… Read More »

  • Melbourne Cup day Track Conditions and Weather

    The biggest day of racing on the Australian calendar has arrived and the weather will be perfect albeit with no crowds on course. View the current track condition and weather for 2020 Melbourne Cup day. Melb Cup 🏆: View the Field and Odds for the Melbourne Cup Track Rating: Good 4… Read More »

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