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Almandin included in 2017 Zipping Classic nominations

Almandin included in 2017 Zipping Classic nominations

2016 Melbourne Cup winner Almandin has been included in the nominations for the Group 2 $300,000 Zipping Classic (2400m) at Ladbrokes Park Hillside at Sandown on Saturday. The Robert Hickmott trained Almandin had no luck this year in the Group 1 $6.25m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on November 7 when twelfth to the…

2017 Melbourne Cup Results: Rekindling Wins

2017 Melbourne Cup Results: Rekindling Wins

The 2017 Melbourne Cup Day results will be updated all afternoon long at races.com.au and we are set for a truly epic edition of ‘the race that stops a nation’. There are ten races set to take place at Flemington this afternoon, but there is no doubt that the Melbourne Cup is the highlight and…

2017 Melbourne Cup Form Guide & Betting Preview

2017 Melbourne Cup Form Guide & Betting Preview

The Melbourne Cup 2017 steals the show at Flemington Racecourse as Race 7 at 3:00pm (AEDT) on Tuesday, November 7, and our comprehensive Melbourne Cup Form Guide Analysis and Melbourne Cup Betting Preview on the two mile classic is detailed below. After the withdrawal of Who Shot Thebarman from the Group 1 $6.25 million Emirates…

2017 Melbourne Cup History: Can the Mares Win?

2017 Melbourne Cup History: Can the Mares Win?

There are two mares in the official Melbourne Cup 2017 field for Tuesday, but what do the Melbourne Cup history books say about either Single Gaze or Amelie’s Star winning the iconic two mile showdown? There are just 23 Melbourne Cup horses left in the $6.25 million showdown this season after Who Shot Thebarman (20)…

Melbourne Cup Betting 2017: Rekindling Market Mover

Melbourne Cup Betting 2017: Rekindling Market Mover

One of the Irish raiders in the field, Rekindling is the early 2017 Melbourne Cup betting market mover with money coming for the entire to break the first-up hoodoo for visitors. Not since the internationals first arrived on the Melbourne Cup winners’ list with the Dermot Weld-trained Vintage Crop ($15 in 1993) has another Northern…

2017 Melbourne Cup betting: Almandin’s odds drift

2017 Melbourne Cup betting: Almandin’s odds drift

The 2017 Melbourne Cup betting has opened up considerably overnight with the defending champion Almandin’s odds drifting out to $8. Almandin was installed the $6.50 favourite when the final field for Tuesday’s Group 1 $6.25m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington was released on Saturday afternoon. The Lloyd Williams owned, Robert Hickmott trained Almandin is…

Melbourne Cup 2017 Results: Almandin Can Win Again

Melbourne Cup 2017 Results: Almandin Can Win Again

Last year’s winning hoop Kerrin McEvoy rates the Lloyd Williams-owned defending champion Almandin as the danger again in the 2017 Melbourne Cup. McEvoy rode Brew to victory back in 2000 and became a dual Melbourne Cup winning jockey last spring partnering the Robert Hickmott-trained Almandin to a close victory from barrier 17 of 24 in…

Vengeur Masque Can Make 2017 Melbourne Cup Field

Vengeur Masque Can Make 2017 Melbourne Cup Field

Jockey Patrick Moloney is confident he can produce Vengeur Masque for a win in Saturday’s Lexus Stakes earning the Geelong Cup winner a spot in the Melbourne Cup 2017 field. The Michael Moroney-trained European import is currently in 30th spot on the latest order of entry for next Tuesday’s Group 1 $6.25 million Emirates Melbourne…

Melbourne Cup Horses 2017: Single Gaze Flying

Melbourne Cup Horses 2017: Single Gaze Flying

Nick Olive is confident heading into the 2017 Melbourne Cup on November 7 with his gutsy mare Single Gaze who has come on well since her brave Caulfield Cup second. The now five-year-old daughter of Not A Single Doubt earned her shot at the ‘Race That Stops The Nation’ running the surprise second behind upset…

Confirmed 2017 Melbourne Cup Horses & Jockeys

Confirmed 2017 Melbourne Cup Horses & Jockeys

The Melbourne Cup 2017 field is starting to take shape ahead of the two mile classic on Tuesday November 7 and below the Races.com.au team look over the confirmed Melbourne Cup horses and hoops. As it stands there are 18 confirmed Melbourne Cup jockeys for the Group 1 $6.25 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) following…