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2017 Melbourne Cup Results: History is Rewritten with Rekindling

2017 Melbourne Cup Results: History is Rewritten with Rekindling

Every season the Melbourne Cup results produce a unique racing tale to go down in the history books and on Tuesday the 2017 edition of the ‘Race That Stops A Nation’ won by the Joseph O’Brien-trained Irish raider Rekindling was no different. O’Brien is a 24-year-old former Irish jockey who became the youngster ever horseman…

Ben Allen Rides Thomas Hobson in Melbourne Cup Field 2017

Ben Allen Rides Thomas Hobson in Melbourne Cup Field 2017

Ben Allen has been confirmed to ride the William Mullins-trained international Thomas Hobson in the 2017 Melbourne Cup field this afternoon replacing the injured Joao Moreira. Moreira came off his ride in the fourth, Regal Monarch, in a nasty early race fall at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day. Cleared of serious injury and walking away…

2017 Melbourne Cup Update: Joao Moreira Off Thomas Hobson

2017 Melbourne Cup Update: Joao Moreira Off Thomas Hobson

UPDATE: BEN ALLEN CONFIRMED TO RIDE THOMAS HOBSON IN 2017 MELBOURNE CUP FIELD AT 3:00PM (AEDT) A replacement Melbourne Cup 2017 jockey is needed for the William Mullins-trained Irish raider Thomas Hobson in the famous Flemington Race 7 after the ‘Magic Man’ Joao Moreira was ruled out following a nasty fall in the fourth. The…

Caulfield Cup 2017 Tipping: Best Roughies

Caulfield Cup 2017 Tipping: Best Roughies

It is a wide open field for the world’s richest mile-and-a-half classic this afternoon in Melbourne, our insider 2017 Caulfield Cup tipping guide on the best roughies to back for the win detailed below. There are currently just three single-figure fancies in the 17-horse field for the Group 1 $3.15 million BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m),…

Caulfield Cup 2017: Lord Fandango Drawn to Win

Caulfield Cup 2017: Lord Fandango Drawn to Win

After a career best performance at the track and distance last weekend the Archie Alexander-trained Herbert Power Stakes winner Lord Fandango has been blessed with the best barrier to take out the 2017 Caulfield Cup on Saturday in an upset. The German-bred Lord Of England entire has had just the six runs down under since…

2017 Caulfield Cup Barriers: Inside Alley an Omen for Harlem

2017 Caulfield Cup Barriers: Inside Alley an Omen for Harlem

Barrier one may look like a favourable gate but when it comes to the inside alley, history is against a win by Harlem in the Caulfield Cup 2017 from the draw this Saturday in Melbourne. The David Hayes-led Lindsay Park stable saddle-up four of the 17 Caulfield Cup horses in this year’s $3.15 million feature…

Official Caulfield Cup 2017 Field Released – Barriers at 5pm

Official Caulfield Cup 2017 Field Released – Barriers at 5pm

The official 2017 Caulfield Cup field is now out with just 17 starters in the mile and a half classic after the withdrawal of Japanese import Admire Deus. The first leg of the coveted Spring Cups double, the Group 1 $3 million BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) steals the show in Melbourne on Saturday and is…

2017 Caulfield Cup Start for Herbert Power Stakes Winner Lord Fandango

2017 Caulfield Cup Start for Herbert Power Stakes Winner Lord Fandango

The gamble from English trainer Archie Alexander to set up a base at Ballarat in Victoria has paid off, the young horseman emotional after his German-bred stayer Lord Fandango earned a start in Saturday week’s Caulfield Cup field winning the Ladbrokes Herbert Power Stakes 2017. All ten runners in the Group 2 $400,000 Ladbrokes Herbert…

Rageese Sneaky 2017 Stradbroke Handicap Hope

Rageese Sneaky 2017 Stradbroke Handicap Hope

Victorian horseman Darren Weir is set to saddle-up a three-pronged assault on the Stradbroke Handicap 2017 field in Brisbane on Saturday and believes Rageese could be an underrated hope for the stable in the Group 1. Sebring five-year-old Ulmann is the shortest-priced of the Weir contingent ahead of the $1.5 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap…

2017 Blamey Stakes Field & Odds: Weir Duo Dominate

2017 Blamey Stakes Field & Odds: Weir Duo Dominate

The dominant Darren Weir-trained duo of Black Heart Bart and Tosen Stardom look to have a stranglehold over a small seven horse Blamey Stakes 2017 field and betting market this Saturday in Melbourne. In Sydney Winx and the Golden Slipper Stakes are set to steal the show, but Melbourne racing fans are also treated to…