News About 2014 Melbourne Cup

Royal Diamond Prepares for 2015 Sydney Cup

Royal Diamond Prepares for 2015 Sydney Cup

Irish trainer Johnny Murtagh prepared two horses for the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) on November 4 but will leave Australia with just one remaining in his care. Stable mates Mutual Regard and Royal Diamond, who finished 14th and 20th in the 2014 Melbourne Cup, have enjoyed a spell since the ‘race that stops…

Wohler Could Dominate 2015 Melbourne Cup with another German Import

Wohler Could Dominate 2015 Melbourne Cup with another German Import

The 2014 Melbourne Cup winning trainer Andreas Wohler may have lost the care of winner Protectionist after the entire was transferred to Kris Lees’ stables but the international trainer could have another German-import winner on his hands sooner rather than later. Singing, who is owned by Australian Bloodstock just like Protectionist, was due to join…

Au Revoir’s 2014 Zipping Classic Start Still Uncertain

Au Revoir’s 2014 Zipping Classic Start Still Uncertain

French import Au Revoir was nominated for the Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown this Saturday, although connections remain unsure if the four-year-old will actually run in the race. While the Andre Fabre-trained entire has pulled up extremely well from his Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) last Tuesday, it’s unusual for the trainer…

2014 Sandown Cup Nominations Released

2014 Sandown Cup Nominations Released

The Listed Sandown Cup (3200m) may not be a Group race but that hasn’t stopped the race from attracting a talented field of classy stayers. The Cup is one of nine black-type races taking part at Sandown Racecourse this Saturday, the final leg of the 2014 spring carnival. With its attractive prize-pool and two mile…

Lord Van Percy Will Press On in 2014 Zipping Classic

Lord Van Percy Will Press On in 2014 Zipping Classic

English horse Lord Van Percy missed the chance to qualify for the 2014 Melbourne Cup after a late scratching from the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m), but the four-year-old is over his recent setbacks and ready to press on in the 2014 Zipping Classic at Sandown this Saturday, the final day of the spring carnival….

2015 Autumn Carnival Changes Will Affect Protectionist’s Plans

2015 Autumn Carnival Changes Will Affect Protectionist’s Plans

After a fantastic win in the 2014 Melbourne Cup, plans for German raider Protectionist’s first full campaign in Australia were underway. It was announced that the four-year-old entire would be transferred from the care of German trainer Andreas Wohler to Kris Lees as his owners decided to keep him in Australia, racing for Australian Bloodstock….

Back-to-back Melbourne Cups Already Planned for Protectionist

Back-to-back Melbourne Cups Already Planned for Protectionist

There’s no rest for the wicked when the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) is concerned. After winning the $6.2 million feature race on Tuesday, German raider Protectionist is already being aimed towards a second-straight win in 2015. It was announced on Wednesday that Protectionist would remain in Australia, transferring from the care of Andreas…

2014 Crown Oaks Form Guide & Preview

2014 Crown Oaks Form Guide & Preview

The Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) is the feature race of Ladies Day in the Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington on Thursday, with 12 classy fillies contesting the race. There are six single figure hopefuls in the betting market at , led by Lumosty at $4.80. She is one of three Robert Smerdon-trained fillies in…

Two Mile Trip a Query for Lucia Valentina

Two Mile Trip a Query for Lucia Valentina

Lucia Valentina was second favourite to win the 2014 Melbourne Cup, with many punters confident the four-year-old mare had what it took to step up to the two mile distance of the ‘race that stops the nation’ and succeed. However, the Kris Lees-trained mare couldn’t even crack the top ten, finishing 15½ lengths off winner…

Protectionist Melbourne Cup Win Likened to Makybe Diva

Protectionist Melbourne Cup Win Likened to Makybe Diva

Glen Boss rode Who Shot Thebarman to third in the 2014 Melbourne Cup on Tuesday. The jockey may have missed out on a win to Protectionist, but had nothing but praise for the German raider. Boss partnered superstar Makybe Diva in all three of her Melbourne Cup victories from 2003-2005, and likened the finishing burst…