News About 2010 Melbourne Cup Nominations

No Blue Diamond for 2015 Golden Slipper-Bound Headwater

No Blue Diamond for 2015 Golden Slipper-Bound Headwater

After being the most notable omission from this week’s Blue Diamond Stakes second declarations the Hawkes Racing-trained Headwater will now focus solely on a Golden Slipper 2015 campaign in the autumn.

The 2015 Golden Slipper and not the Blue Diamond Stakes is now the autumn focus for the Team Hawkes-trained Headwater. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Close to 200 two-year-olds were ...

Waterhouse & Williams add to their 2010 Melbourne Cup Arsenal

Waterhouse & Williams add to their 2010 Melbourne Cup Arsenal

Late nominations for the 2010 Melbourne Cup closed on Tuesday with the connections of three more gallopers paying the additional fee to enter their horses in the 150th edition of the famous Flemington feature.

There are now officially 256 gallopers vying for a spot in the 24-horse Melbourne Cup final field, including late entries Black Mamba, the Pat ...

By The Way Long Shot Chance for 2010 Melbourne Cup

By The Way Long Shot Chance for 2010 Melbourne Cup

Ballarat-based trainer Mark Lewis is aiming high this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, targeting the 2010 Melbourne Cup and Caulfield Cup with his five-year-old gelding By The Way.

By The Way is one of 253 early entries for the 150th Melbourne Cup, including 45 quality international horses, after nominations were announced on Tuesday.

The early favourites in the Melbourne ...

Cummings Has 12 Chances to Win 13th Melbourne Cup

Cummings Has 12 Chances to Win 13th Melbourne Cup

Premier Australian trainer Bart Cummings yesterday nominated 12 of his stable stars for the 2010 Melbourne Cup as he vies for a baker’s dozen of Cup wins this Spring Racing Carnival.

Having won a record 12 Melbourne Cups throughout his time, most recently with Viewed in 2008, Cummings is attempting his 13th Melbourne Cup victory on Tuesday November ...

45 International Horses Nominated for Melbourne Cup 2010

45 International Horses Nominated for Melbourne Cup 2010

The historic 150th Melbourne Cup is due to have a strong international presence after 45 overseas raiders were amongst yesterday’s 253 Melbourne Cup nominations.

The record Melbourne Cup prizemoney of $6 million on offer this year has attracted one of the largest numbers of international horses ready to take on Australia’s top stayers in the richest handicap race in ...

2010 Melbourne Cup Nominations

2010 Melbourne Cup Nominations

With just 91 days until the 2010 Emirates Melbourne Cup takes place at Victoria’s famous Flemington Racecourse, the marquee race of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the nominations for the world’s richest handicap are in.

This year will mark the historic 150th anniversary of the ‘race that stops the nation’ and with such an elite list of hopeful ...