News About 2009 Melbourne Cup

2013 VRC Sprint Classic Tips & Selections

2013 VRC Sprint Classic Tips & Selections

The 2013 VRC Sprint Classic is set to be one of the races of the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival; with a number of Australia’s leading sprinters taking on Hong Kong superstar Lucky Nine.

Epaulette is the value selection in 2013 VRC Sprint Classic betting markets. Photo by: Daniel Costello

The absence of Black Caviar has really opened up ...

Craig Williams Ruled Unable To Ride In 2011 Melbourne Cup

Craig Williams Ruled Unable To Ride In 2011 Melbourne Cup

Jockey Craig Williams will not be riding in tomorrow’s 2011 Melbourne Cup after he lost his appeal against a careless riding charge he received at Geelong Racecourse last Wednesday.

Williams was due to ride the second favourite, French stayer Dunaden, in tomorrow’s 2011 Melbourne Cup.

He had hoped to be the first jockey to win the Caulfield Cup, ...

A Shocking Win – 2009 Melbourne Cup Results

A Shocking Win – 2009 Melbourne Cup Results

Shocking has won the 2009 Melbourne Cup in front of Irish imports Crime Scene and Mourilyan with jockey Corey Brown winning his first Melbourne Cup.

Coming into the final 200m, Shocking and Crime Scene took off away from the pack to battle it out head to head in the last 150m but Shocking proved to be the better horse in ...

Melbourne Cup Day Scratchings

Melbourne Cup Day Scratchings

A total of 24 horses have been scratched from today’s 10 Melbourne Cup day races including Melbourne Cup hopeful Changingoftheguard.

Here is a list of the horses scratched from each of the ten races:

Race 1 – AGL Renewable Energy Stakes
Dutchy’s Lass
Enzed Girl

Race 2 – Schiavello Plate
Justsay Sumthink
Belle Of Dubai

Race 3 – Lavazza A ...

Melbourne Cup Winning Statistics

Melbourne Cup Winning Statistics

For those who are superstitious and believe that there is more to horse racing than the horse’s form and the track conditions, you may want to wager on the horse with the best saddle cloth number or the horse with the best first initial. The choices for superstitious bets are endless!

Saddlecloths

Since racing officials began recording saddlecloth numbers in ...

Scratched From Melbourne Cup – Changingoftheguard

Scratched From Melbourne Cup – Changingoftheguard

The David Hayes-trained galloper Changingoftheguard has been scratched by stewards from today’s $5.65million Melbourne Cup at Flemington, angering Hayes.

After Racing Victoria’s chief vet Paul O’Callaghan expressed concerns over the four-year-old’s action at a trot yesterday afternoon, he requested further inspection into the horse’s health this morning.

Three vets inspected the imported stayer at 6:30am with opinions divided over whether ...

Which Horse Will Win the 2009 Melbourne Cup?

Which Horse Will Win the 2009 Melbourne Cup?

Tomorrow Flemington will host the most illustrious and anticipated horse racing event of the year, the coveted Group 1 $5.65million Emirates Melbourne Cup. Here we will have a look at the top five horses leading the betting markets and examine their chances of success in Australia’s richest thoroughbred race.

There has been much support for Bart “Cups King” Cumming’s three ...

Melbourne Cup Jockeys Compete For Top Spot

Melbourne Cup Jockeys Compete For Top Spot

Damien Oliver will be the man to beat in tomorrow’s Melbourne Cup and as the jockey prepares to ride English import Warringah to victory, his racing CV does little to hinder his chances of winning.

Ollie is the most experienced rider in Tuesday’s event with 19 Melbourne Cup races to his name.

He won the event twice, first aboard Lee ...

2009 Melbourne Cup Trophy “Loving Cup”

2009 Melbourne Cup Trophy “Loving Cup”

This year will be the 149th running of Australia’s favourite race, the $5.65million Emirates Melbourne Cup, and once again connections of the winning horse will be presented with the coveted “Loving Cup” trophy.

The prestige, design and value of the Melbourne Cup trophy has come a long way since the inaugural winner, Archer in 1861, won a hand ...

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

The 2009 Melbourne Cup Field is expected to be announced at 5pm AEDST today following the Victoria Derby Day.

The current top 24 contenders includes Cup favourite Alcopop and 2008 Melbourne Cup winner Viewed.

With 28 runners still in the $5.5 million event, four more horses need to be eliminated before the final field can be released.

The Melbourne ...