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International Horses Invade Melbourne Cup

International Horses Invade Melbourne Cup

Tomorrow’s Emirates Melbourne Cup has attracted a huge buzz from racing enthusiasts due to the six international horses running in the $5.65 million event.

Since the first international win by Vintage Crop in 1993, foreign horses have been flocking to Flemington eager to steal the Cup trophy away from its homeland.

In the past fifteen years, seven international horses have ...

Godolphin Assured A Run In Melbourne Cup

Godolphin Assured A Run In Melbourne Cup

Godolphin stables hope that the addition of blinkers will help Crime Scene in his efforts to take home the Melbourne Cup trophy.

The seven year old worked with the blinkers during this morning’s track work at Sandown and it will be decided on Friday whether he will race with them on Tuesday.

Head trainer Saaed Bin Suroor is scheduled to ...

2009 Melbourne Cup Third Declarations

2009 Melbourne Cup Third Declarations

Following the close of third declarations for this year’s Melbourne Cup this morning, there are just 42 horses left in contention for a run in the Flemington feature on November 3. The declarations have halved the number of hopefuls, as there were 84 second acceptors.

With Racing Victoria still to announce the official order of entry, many of the big ...

International Raiders Still To Tackle Melbourne Cup

International Raiders Still To Tackle Melbourne Cup

The famous Godolphin stable are still entering Crime Scene into the $5.65 Melbourne Cup on November 3 despite the six-year-old gelding finishing sixth in Wednesday’s Geelong Cup behind winner Leica Ding.

The Geelong Cup is considered one of the major trials for the Melbourne Cup and Crime Scene was always going to do it tough as he carried the top ...

Run In Geelong Cup for Melbourne Cup Hopefuls

Run In Geelong Cup for Melbourne Cup Hopefuls

Tomorrow’s $215 000 Geelong Cup will see a field full of contenders hoping to make their way into the Melbourne Cup on November 3. The race is one of the final opportunities for runners vying for a start at Flemington.

Heading the betting markets for the 2406 metre handicap are international gallopers Basaltico and Crime Scene. Basaltico’s trainer Luca Cumani ...