News About 2014 Melbourne Cup Odds

Melbourne Cup Odds Continue to Firm for Araldo

Melbourne Cup Odds Continue to Firm for Araldo

Steadily building to the task over four starts this time in, classy German import Araldo’s 2014 Melbourne Cup odds have continued to shorten all week as a guaranteed start in the Race That Stops a Nations has drawn closer, and appear likely to firm more with confirmation of a berth on Saturday morning. Securing a…

My Ambivalent Passes Vet Check for 2014 Melbourne Cup

My Ambivalent Passes Vet Check for 2014 Melbourne Cup

UK mare My Ambivalent is still a contender for the $6.2 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington next Tuesday, after passing a Racing Victoria veterinary examination on Tuesday morning. My Ambivalent’s place on the 2014 Melbourne Cup field was put into question after she was scratched from the 2014 Caulfield Cup two weeks…

Cavalryman Will Be a “Major Player” in 2014 Melbourne Cup

Cavalryman Will Be a “Major Player” in 2014 Melbourne Cup

British stayer Cavalryman is set to make his return to Australian racing next week in the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), two years after finishing twelfth to Green Moon in the same race back in 2012. Hoop Craig Williams will ride the nine-year-old horse, declaring him as a “major player” in this year’s race…

Caravan Rolls On Penalty Doesn’t Guarantee Melbourne Cup Start

Caravan Rolls On Penalty Doesn’t Guarantee Melbourne Cup Start

After Caravan Rolls On won the Group 3 Geelong Cup (2400m) Wednesday afternoon, connections were hopeful the seven-year-old horse would receive a weight penalty for the 2014 Melbourne Cup, and help him move closer to a start. This morning he received a 1.5kg weight penalty for his Geelong Cup victory from Racing Victoria’s chief handicapper…

Oliver To Ride Mutual Regard in 2014 Melbourne Cup

Oliver To Ride Mutual Regard in 2014 Melbourne Cup

Damien Oliver has ridden in 24 Melbourne Cups, the second most behind Bobbie Lewis who rode in 33 Cups, yet he almost went without a start in this year’s race. Oliver was without a ride until trainer Johnny Murtagh called him on Sunday with an offer to ride Mutual Regard in the Group 1 Emirates…

Admire Rakti Confirmed for 2014 Melbourne Cup

Admire Rakti Confirmed for 2014 Melbourne Cup

Connections of Admire Rakti have confirmed a 2014 Melbourne Cup start for the Japanese stayer, despite suggestions he would return home if re-handicapped for the race. Racing Victora chief handicapper Greg Carpenter penalised Admire Rakti 0.5kg yesterday, following his impressive Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) win. “Admire Rakti was enormously impressive [in the Caulfield Cup]…

Lucia Valentina Heading to Melbourne Cup 2014

Lucia Valentina Heading to Melbourne Cup 2014

2014 Caulfield Cup favourite Lucia Valentina may have missed out on a win to Admire Rakti and Rising Romance, but her strong third placing wasn’t without success. After the mare’s solid run that saw her forced to run outside the dominant Japanese stayer Admire Rakti but still hit the line strongly, trainer Kris Lees is…