News About 2014 Melbourne Cup Day

Admire Rakti Dies Following Melbourne Cup 2014

Admire Rakti Dies Following Melbourne Cup 2014

The rush of excitement following the 2014 Melbourne Cup quickly turned to sadness as favourite Admire Rakti passed away following the race. Stewards at Flemington Racecourse have confirmed that the Japanese-trained entire collapsed and died in his stalls after the race. Admire Rakti was $6 favourite to win the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m)…

2014 Melbourne Cup: Red Cadeaux Runner-Up Yet Again

2014 Melbourne Cup: Red Cadeaux Runner-Up Yet Again

International stayer Red Cadeaux already set a precedence by making his fourth consecutive trip out to Australia for the 2014 Melbourne Cup but following this afternoon’s race he truly created history. For the fourth time in five years, Red Cadeaux ran runner-up in the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m). The nine-year-old gelding, trained by…

2014 Melbourne Cup Winner is Protectionist – Full Results

2014 Melbourne Cup Winner is Protectionist – Full Results

The Races.com.au team’s tip to win the Melbourne Cup 2014, Protectionist got the job done at Flemington Racecourse today becoming the first German-trained winner of ‘The Race That Stops a Nation’. In a barnstorming run the Andreas Wohler-trained Monsun stallion left his rivals for dead in this year’s $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup…

Lees Thrilled With Lucia Valentina Heading to Melbourne Cup 2014

Lees Thrilled With Lucia Valentina Heading to Melbourne Cup 2014

Kris Lees’ four-year-old mare Lucia Valentina may not be favourite in the 2014 Melbourne Cup betting, that is reserved for Japanese stayer Admire Rakti ($6 at ), but it’s still hard for the trainer to relax ahead of the $6.2 million ‘race that stops the nation’. “It is still a Melbourne Cup, so I think…

Signoff’s Quick Back-Up Won’t Be an Issue in Melbourne Cup 2014

Signoff’s Quick Back-Up Won’t Be an Issue in Melbourne Cup 2014

To earn his place in the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) field, Signoff had to run in and win the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) on Saturday. The four-year-old gelding did just that, cruising home to victory 2½ lengths ahead of Big Memory in second place. He was on the inside early but allowed…

Fawkner in “Perfect Order” Ahead of 2014 Melbourne Cup

Fawkner in “Perfect Order” Ahead of 2014 Melbourne Cup

Fawkner is looking more and more like a top contender in this afternoon’s Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington. The Robert Hickmott-trained gelding is on the third line of betting at , offering odds of $7.50 to win the Melbourne Cup 2014, behind just Lucia Valentina ($7) and Admire Rakti ($6). Owner Lloyd…

Buick Expects Gatewood to Finish First Six in 2014 Melbourne Cup

Buick Expects Gatewood to Finish First Six in 2014 Melbourne Cup

William Buick will ride Gatewood in the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) Tuesday afternoon at Flemington, and the jockey is confident the seven-year-old can finish in the first six. Buick rode the entire in trackwork on Sunday morning at Werribee, noting he was pleased with the feel he gave him. While he is in…

Could Protectionist be the 2014 Melbourne Cup Winner?

Could Protectionist be the 2014 Melbourne Cup Winner?

Protectionist is one of the record breaking 11 international horses featured in the final field for the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m). The German raider is the most lightly raced horse in the ‘race that stops the nation’ with just nine career starts to his name, however there are a lot of things working…

Can Red Cadeaux Win the Melbourne Cup 2014 on his Fourth Attempt?

Can Red Cadeaux Win the Melbourne Cup 2014 on his Fourth Attempt?

The Ed Dunlop-trained Red Cadeaux is gearing up for an impressive fourth straight tilt in the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday, which is a great result in and of itself. Not to mention the gelding finished a very close second twice – in both 2011 and 2013 – which bookended…

Will Fawkner Secure a Second Group 1 in the 2014 Melbourne Cup?

Will Fawkner Secure a Second Group 1 in the 2014 Melbourne Cup?

Robert Hickmott was due to saddle two horses in the 2014 Melbourne Cup as he searched for his second win in the ‘race that stops the nation’ but after Sea Moon was scratched from the race on Monday, the trainer’s hope lay solely with Fawkner. Lucky for him, the gelding looks to be a certified…