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. Due to jump as Flemington Race 7 at 3:00pm (AEST) the $6 million Group…

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’. Waterhouse’s other chance in the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), French import Tres Blue, didn’t fare as…

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. Let the betting begin on the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), scheduled as Flemington Race 7 at 3:00pm (AEST) next Tuesday…

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. Final acceptances for the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) closed at 4:30pm (AEST) today, Williams getting…

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. Having sat 19th on the order of entry for the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington next…

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. In anticipation of the iconic cup clash the official Melbourne Cup 2013 field of final acceptors along with the all-important…

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…