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  • Lloyd Williams wins a record 5th Cup

    He’s the man who has made winning Melbourne Cups his personal crusade for more than 30 years. And finally Lloyd Williams was there to see it happen. Usually Williams spends the first Tuesday in November at home on his farm watching the race with the sound turned down. This year… Read More »

  • Jameka didn’t stay 3200m: Hall

    The distance of Australia’s most famous horse race has proved too far for the lone Australian-bred runner in this year’s Melbourne Cup. The Ciaron Maher-trained Jameka was striving to become the first horse since Ethereal 15 years ago to claim the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups double. But her jockey Nick… Read More »

  • Lloyd’s wisdom helps Hickmott win 2nd Cup

    Robert Hickmott has drawn on owner Lloyd Williams’s six decades of racing experience to train Almandin to win the Melbourne Cup. Hickmott became Williams’s head trainer in 2009 and prepared Green Moon to win the Cup for him in 2012. Almandin gave Hickmott his second Cup and Williams a record… Read More »

  • McEvoy’s Dad watches on in second Cup win

    Kerrin McEvoy’s father Phillip has described watching his son’s second Melbourne Cup win as probably more exciting than his first on Brew 16 years ago. Kerrin McEvoy guided Almandin to a narrow win in Tuesday’s Cup at Flemington after a stirring battle with Irish horse Heartbreak City over the final… Read More »

  • Thousands clamber to watch Melbourne Cup

    Punters have stood on bins and rushed to the rails to catch a glimpse of Almandin winning the Melbourne Cup. The German-bred Australian-trained horse narrowly beat Heartbreak City and favourite Hartnell to make Lloyd Williams the most successful owner of Melbourne Cup winners. Just as the race was reaching its… Read More »

  • No Heartbreak for owners in Melbourne Cup

    A part-owner of Melbourne Cup runner-up Heartbreak City hopes to one day return and collect victory in the coveted race. Aidan Shiels, on his his first trip for the Cup, hopes to be back in 12 months with Heartbreak City following his long-head second to Almandin. “We’ll have a few… Read More »

  • Payne’s family link to Melb Cup triumph

    Despite not having a ride in this year’s Melbourne Cup, Michelle Payne still has cause for celebration after brother-in-law Kerrin McEvoy won the race on Almandin. Payne made history when she became the first female jockey to win the race on 100-1 shot Prince Of Penzance last year. Twelve months… Read More »

  • Melbourne Cup 2016: What the jockeys said

    HOW THE JOCKEYS RATED THEIR MELBOURNE CUP RIDES Kerrin McEvoy (Almandin) 1st : “Gee, he travelled well. How lucky am I?, the elation’s unreal. He’s been well prepared by (owner) Lloyd (Williams), he knows what to do with these staying races. It’s just a dream, it’s great to be a… Read More »

  • Punters cash in on Melbourne Cup win

    Crowds of Sydneysiders were quick to look to their pockets in search of the golden ticket as the race of the day came to its end. But barely any of the 21,000 Randwick racegoers backed winning Melbourne Cup horse Almandin, with roughly only $35,000 won overall by Sydney punters on… Read More »

  • Facts and figures on Cup winner Almandin

    ALMANDIN’S MELBOURNE CUP WIN * The seven-year-old gelding won the Melbourne Cup at his 12th start. It was Almandin’s fifth career win. BREEDING * Out of four-time champion German stallion Monsun who also sired past Cup winners Protectionist (2014) and Fiorente (2013). OWNERS * Bought by influential owner Lloyd Williams… Read More »

  • Godolphin in the Melbourne Cup

    GODOLPHIN IN THE MELBOURNE CUP – Sheikh Mohammed’s powerful Godolphin operation was first represented in the Melbourne Cup by Faithful Son, who finished seventh in 1998 GODOLPHIN’S BEST CUP FINISHES – 2nd Central Park, 1999 (trainer Saeed bin Suroor) – 2nd Give The Slip, 2001 (Saeed bin Suroor) – 3rd… Read More »

  • Heartbreak City puts up brave Cup effort

    Irish trainer Tony Martin has praised the brave performance of Heartbreak City who went agonisingly close to winning the Melbourne Cup at his first start in Australia. Ridden by Hong Kong-based Joao Moreira, Heartbreak City was beaten a long head by Almandin in Tuesday’s race at Flemington. “It’s agonising to… Read More »

  • Godolphin to keep trying for Cup win

    Sheikh Mohammed’s quest to win the Melbourne Cup will have to wait another year but Godolphin’s chief executive insists they will keep trying to win Australia’s greatest race. The global racing operation had five runners in Tuesday’s race at Flemington from three different stables and two hemispheres, with local John… Read More »

  • Hawkins stuns in red pantsuit at Melbourne Cup

    Jennifer Hawkins has turned raceday fashion on its head by wearing a bright red pantsuit for the Melbourne Cup, stunning fans and turning heads. The Australian model is the first to admit her outfit isn’t your typical choice, but defended the misunderstood clothing item. “Pantsuits haven’t traditionally been OK for… Read More »

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