News About 2013 Melbourne Cup field

2013 Melbourne Cup Horses

2013 Melbourne Cup Horses

While much of the pre-race focus on the Melbourne Cup 2013 becomes about the fashion, the day’s festivities, the eccentric spectators and the spectacle, at the end of it all the ‘race that stops a nation’ is about 24 star horses.

Last year's Melbourne Cup winner Green Moon is back to defend their title in 2013. Photo: Race Horse Photos ...

Melbourne Cup Barriers 2013 – Fiorente Favourite in 5

Melbourne Cup Barriers 2013 – Fiorente Favourite in 5

The highly-anticipated Melbourne Cup barrier draw 2013 has been determined with early favourite Fiorente drawing ideally in barrier five for trainer Gai Waterhouse shooting for her maiden win in the ‘race that stops a nation’.

Fiorente is set to jump the 2013 Melbourne Cup favourite after drawing ideally with gate five. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Waterhouse’s other chance in ...

Melbourne Cup Field 2013 Announced

Melbourne Cup Field 2013 Announced

Final acceptances revealing the capacity 24-horse Melbourne Cup field 2013 have officially been announced with the stayers lining up in the 153rdedition of the ‘race that stops a nation’ now known.

2011 Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden carries the top weight in the 24-horse field for this year's edition. Photo: Taron Clarke.

Let the betting begin on the $6.2 ...

Lloyd Williams Accepts for Six in 2013 Melbourne Cup Field

Lloyd Williams Accepts for Six in 2013 Melbourne Cup Field

Prominent thoroughbred owner and racing personality Lloyd Williams has paid the final acceptance fee for all six of his 2013 Melbourne Cup horses giving him 25% of the entire 24-horse field for next Tuesday’s feature race.

Sea Moon is the best fancied of owner Lloyd Williams' six 2013 Melbourne Cup final acceptors. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Final acceptances for ...

Silent Achiever out of 2013 Melbourne Cup Field

Silent Achiever out of 2013 Melbourne Cup Field

News on Friday confirmed that the Roger James-trained former New Zealand Derby winner Silent Achiever was out of the Melbourne Cup 2013 field and would not be among the final acceptors taken this afternoon.

Silent Achiever was ruled out of the 2013 Melbourne Cup field on Friday. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Having sat 19th on the order ...

2013 Melbourne Cup Field & Barriers Out on Derby Day

2013 Melbourne Cup Field & Barriers Out on Derby Day

The countdown is on until the 153rd edition of the ‘race that stops a nation’ with the Melbourne Cup 2013 to light up Flemington Racecourse as Race 7 at 3:00pm (AEST) on Tuesday November 5.

Mount Athos is the new favourite in 2013 Melbourne Cup betting. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

In anticipation of the iconic cup clash the ...

Japan’s Admire Rakti Likely to Take Place in 2013 Melbourne Cup Field

Japan’s Admire Rakti Likely to Take Place in 2013 Melbourne Cup Field

Five-year-old stayer Admire Rakti is set to add some Japanese flavour to the 2013 Melbourne Cup field, with connections confirming they are keen to target the race.

Last seen running 10th in Sunday’s Group 2 Meguro Kinen (2500m), Admire Rakti will be the first Japanese runner in Australia’s biggest race since Tokai Trick finished 12th in 2010.

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