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  • 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 »

  • Melbourne Cup the facts and statistics

    Some general facts and figures on 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. *… Read More »

  • Hugh Bowman cool and calm ahead of Melbourne Cup

    There will be none of the trackside flair and fanfare that has become synonymous with Australia’s most famous horse race but the Melbourne Cup still promises to be an incredible spectacle. Fears of limited international participation this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic have not been realised and instead, master… Read More »

  • Melbourne Cup and the Internationals

    OVERSEAS-TRAINED HORSES TO HAVE WON THE MELBOURNE CUP (From 1993 – excludes New Zealand-trained horses) * 1993: Vintage Crop (55.5kg) – Ireland * 2002: Media Puzzle (52.5kg) – Ireland * 2006: Delta Blues (56kg) – Japan * 2010: Americain (54.5kg) – France * 2011: Dunaden (54.5kg) – France * 2014:… Read More »

  • Owner-breeder with two 2020 Melbourne Cup hopes

    Few people are lucky enough to have an interest in a Melbourne Cup runner and Tony Rider is pinching himself to have a connection to two. The principal of New Zealand’s Cambridge thoroughbred nursery Milan Park bred Oceanex and is a part-owner of The Chosen One. “It’s a dream come… Read More »

  • Melbourne Cup win won’t be a Surprise for trainer

    Paul Preusker believes the lessons learned from last year’s Melbourne Cup will hold Surprise Baby in good stead for his second tilt at the race. He is also adamant Surprise Baby is a more complete racehorse than when he flew home to finish fifth in last year’s renewal. Market 💰:… Read More »

  • Champion jockey tips International to win Melbourne Cup

    Chris Munce knows what it takes to win a Melbourne Cup and he believes English Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck fits the bill. Munce landed the 1998 Melbourne Cup aboard Jezabeel, who was sensationally backed from $9 into $7 favouritism with media mogul Kerry Packer leading the charge against the… Read More »

  • Third time lucky for Prince Of Arran in Melbourne Cup

    Last years Melbourne Cup runner-up Prince Of Arran is on track to go one better in this years edition of the race. Prince Of Arran will be lining up for his third attempt at winning the Melbourne Cup having placed third and second at his last two attempts he will… Read More »

  • Stratum Albion the forgotten horse in the Melbourne Cup

    International raider Stratum Albion has flown under the radar of many ahead of Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup but the stable are bullish on his chances. Dave Casey who is the traveling foreman for the Willie Mullins stable has been delighted with how the horse has worked since arriving in Australia with… Read More »

  • Armory out of the Mackinnon Stakes

    Mackinnon Stakes favourite Armory has been ruled out of contesting the race with the stable deciding to take the horse to Hong Kong this week. The Cox Plate runner-up Armory will not have another run in Australia with the horse to be transported to Hong Kong on Wednesday despite bookmakers… Read More »

  • Melbourne Cup favourites can’t be split

    Champion trainer Aidan O’Brien will saddle up two of the leading contenders in Tuesday’s $8m Melbourne Cup and after the barrier draw the stable can’t split the pair. The O’Brien trained Anthony Van Dyck and Tiger Moth worked over 1500m this morning in lead-up to the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday… Read More »

  • Andrew Spinks rides a double but left bewildered

    Andrew Spinks rode half of the card at the Gold Coast on Saturday (where only four races were completed) but the first of those wins, aboard the Brian Smith trained Monster Of Power, came at a cost with Spinks being suspended for ten days for overuse of the whip. That… Read More »

  • Courtney Tyrell lands first city winner

    In the nine horse opener at Doomben on Saturday, the Courtney Tyrell trained Collay’s Spirit started at a price of $31 … more than double the starting price of the next highest priced runner … but the two-year-old made a mockery of those odds by powering home under an inch… Read More »

  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – 31st October Edition

    Derby Day dominated the racing on Saturday, with some memorable highlights, with the Golden Eagle as a good support act. All that and more in this weeks edition of ‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’. KEY NEWS: History Created In Victoria Derby Denis Pagan achieved it all as a… Read More »

  • Three horses share favouritism for the Melbourne Cup

    After the unveiling of the barrier draw, Anthony Van Dyck, Sir Dragonet and Tiger Moth are $8 equal favourites at TAB to win Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup at Flemington. Anthony Van Dyck was runner-up to Verry Elleegant in the Caulfield Cup on October 17 and firmed from $9 before the barrier… Read More »

  • Melbourne Cup barrier draw throws mixed result for favourites

    Master Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien has had conflicting fortunes in the Melbourne Cup barrier draw with Anthony Van Dyck coming up with gate three and Tiger Moth barrier 23 ahead of his bid for a first Melbourne Cup. After the draw Tiger Moth lost outright favouritism drifting from $7 to… Read More »

  • Top jockeys suspended on Derby Day

    Nature Strip will need a new jockey in the Group One VRC Sprint Classic after James McDonald was suspended for careless riding at Flemington. McDonald was outed for 12 meetings over his effort in the opening race on Saturday’s Derby day program in which he dead-heated for third on Horrifying…. Read More »

  • Koby Jennings flying high after the Golden Eagle

    So relaxed was Koby Jennings when he took the call from Godolphin to ride Colette in the $7.5 million Golden Eagle, trainer James Cummings figured the jockey was out fishing. It was that cool and calm demeanour that helped Jennings handle the occasion of riding in Sydney’s second richest race… Read More »

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