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Admire Rakti Leads 2014 Melbourne Cup Odds

Admire Rakti Leads 2014 Melbourne Cup Odds

Caulfield Cup winner Admire Rakti has firmed into clear favouritism in the Melbourne Cup 2014 odds at bookmakers around the country for the world’s richest handicap on the first Tuesday of November. The Japanese raider on Saturday become the first from his country to win the $3 million Group 1 Crown Golden Ale Caulfield Cup…

2014 Caulfield Cup Day – Scratchings & Track Report

2014 Caulfield Cup Day – Scratchings & Track Report

Today in Melbourne Caulfield Cup Day 2014 kicks off the spring majors with a bumper 10-race program headed by a dwindling list of stayers facing off in the $3 million Group 1 Crown Golden Ale Caulfield Cup (2400m). It is a cracking day for racing in Victoria today with sunny skies and a fast Good…

The Offer Will Run in 2014 Caulfield Cup

The Offer Will Run in 2014 Caulfield Cup

Following a mass exodus of runners from the Group 1 Crown Golden Ale Caulfield Cup (2400m) field, we can report that Gai Waterhouse’s The Offer will line up. Dandino and Gris Caro were scratched on Thursday due to injury, Japanese superstar Bande was deemed unfit by stewards on Friday morning, and Dear Demi was withdrawn…

Will Unchain My Heart Conjure a Massive 2014 Caulfield Cup Upset?

Will Unchain My Heart Conjure a Massive 2014 Caulfield Cup Upset?

Initially confirmed as third emergency for this weekend’s feature race, the scratching of leading Japanese stayer Bande has allowed Unchain My Heart to secure a berth in the 2014 Caulfield Cup (2400m). Securing a credible total of ten race win and a further 13 minor places over her well-trialled 57 start career so far, Unchain…

Bande Shockingly Scratched From 2014 Caulfield Cup

Bande Shockingly Scratched From 2014 Caulfield Cup

The 2014 Caulfield Cup field is shaping up to be a very different one than punters expected following the shock scratching of Japanese superstar stayer Bande. The five-year-old failed a veterinary examination carried out by Racing Victoria stewards at Werribee on Friday morning. Heat and pain were detected in Bande’s off-fore tendon, which left stewards…

Can Lucia Valentina Beat Favourites’ Hoodoo in Caulfield Cup 2014?

Can Lucia Valentina Beat Favourites’ Hoodoo in Caulfield Cup 2014?

This Saturday in Melbourne Lucia Valentina will look to become just the third favourite in 11 years to salute for the punters in the 2014 Caulfield Cup, but is history on her side to defeat the hoodoo? The four-year-old daughter of Savabeel is at a firming price of $4.40 through to take out this year’s…

Bande Draws “Perfect” Caulfield Cup 2014 Barrier

Bande Draws “Perfect” Caulfield Cup 2014 Barrier

Japanese superstar stayer Bande drew barrier 10 for the 2014 Caulfield Cup, but will actually jump from gate nine following the scratching of the four emergencies. Bande is one of 18 horses set to compete in the $3 million Group 1 Crown Golden Ale Caulfield Cup (2400m) this Saturday October 18, for which the barrier…

2014 Caulfield Cup Form Guide & Betting Preview

2014 Caulfield Cup Form Guide & Betting Preview

On Saturday Melbourne will host the first of the ‘Big Three’ spring majors with the Caulfield Cup 2014 taking centre stage, a detailed form guide analysis and betting preview for which is detailed below. There are 18 confirmed starters plus four emergencies lying in wait making up the field for this year’s $3 million Group…

Lucia Valentina Retains 2014 Caulfield Cup Favouritism

Lucia Valentina Retains 2014 Caulfield Cup Favouritism

The 2014 Caulfield Cup barrier draw was announced live at Crown casino Tuesday afternoon at 5:45pm (AEDT), with all 18 runners plus four emergencies learning their starting positions. Lucia Valentina retained favouritism for the $3 million race after she drew gate 12. However, she will start from the more desirable gate 10 if two of…

Caulfield Cup 2014 Barrier Draw

Caulfield Cup 2014 Barrier Draw

The Group 1 Crown Golden Ale Caulfield Cup (2400m) barriers were drawn on Wednesday afternoon at 5:45pm (AEDT) for the 18 final field runners plus four emergencies. The 2014 Caulfield Cup is set to be full of international talent with just two of the runners having their first start in Australia. Gates two to five…