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McEvoy Rides Red Cardinal in 2017 Melbourne Cup Field

McEvoy Rides Red Cardinal in 2017 Melbourne Cup Field

2017 Melbourne Cup jockeys for the ‘race that stops a nation’ on November 7 are taking shape including Kerrin McEvoy picking up the ride on Australian Bloodstock’s German raider Red Cardinal. McEvoy is a dual Melbourne Cup winning hoop first saluting on the Michael Moroney-trained Brew (2000) in one of the closest and most controversial…

Maher Pleased with 2016 Caulfield Cup Hand

Maher Pleased with 2016 Caulfield Cup Hand

All the focus has been on Jameka this week, but trainer Ciaron Maher believes that there is also plenty to like about the talented mare’s stable mates Set Square and Pemberley leading into Saturday’s 2016 Caulfield Cup (2400m). A Group 1 winner having taken out the 2014 edition of the Crown Oaks (2500m), Set Square…

Outside Melbourne Cup Barrier 24 for Araldo

Outside Melbourne Cup Barrier 24 for Araldo

Local horseman Michael Moroney has described his 2014 Melbourne Cup hope Araldo and the team as “well practiced in bad barriers” after the in-form stallion came up with the outside gate in the 24 horse field for Tuesday’s Flemington classic. Moroney and connections opted not to give Araldo, who was sitting on the cusp of…

Voleuse de Coeurs First-Up in Makybe Diva Stakes 2014

Voleuse de Coeurs First-Up in Makybe Diva Stakes 2014

Trainer Michael Moroney has confirmed the first-up assignment for his Irish St Leger winning mare Voleuse de Coeurs as the 2014 Makybe Diva Stakes in September. The imported daughter of Teofilo, who turns six next week, will then be aimed at a Spring Cups campaign. She is targeting both the $3 million Group 1 Caulfield…

Voleuse De Coeurs on 2014 Melbourne Cup Path

Voleuse De Coeurs on 2014 Melbourne Cup Path

Back in the stables and ready for a big spring, imported mare Voleuse De Coeurs is on a Melbourne Cup 2014 mission preparing for a second shot at the world’s richest handicap. Trainer Michael Moroney took over the preparation of the Teofilo mare last November when the former Dermot Weld-trained Irish import came down under…

Moroney To Aim German Import At Melbourne Cup

Moroney To Aim German Import At Melbourne Cup

There is yet another European import on the road to the Melbourne Cup (3200m) with New Zealand-born trainer Mike Moroney setting German stayer Araldo for an ambitious Cups campaign. The lightly raced five-year-old was a fair performer in Germany, winning the Listed Preis Des Casino Baden (2616m) before running third in the Group 1 Preis…

Winning Jockey Kerrin McEvoy a Melbourne Cup 2011 Chance with Modun?

Winning Jockey Kerrin McEvoy a Melbourne Cup 2011 Chance with Modun?

Kerrin McEvoy, regular rider to Darley’s No. 1 trainer Peter Snowden, may have kicked Melbourne Cup Day off with a winning ride in the first, but can they claim the day’s greatest prize, the 2011 Melbourne Cup, with Modun? In a perfectly-timed ride McEvoy continued his successful association with Flemington’s annual Melbourne Cup Day riding…

Melbourne Cup Form Guide 2011 Analysis & Betting Facts

Melbourne Cup Form Guide 2011 Analysis & Betting Facts

Mug and pro punters alike around Australia are gearing up for our greatest race, the 2011 Melbourne Cup to light up Flemington Racecourse as Race 7 at 3:00pm (local time) on Tuesday, and below the Races.com.au team have the most comprehensive Melbourne Cup form guide analysis and betting preview providing our readers with all the…

Can Bargain Buy Shamrocker Win the Ultimate Prize – 2011 Melbourne Cup Form

Can Bargain Buy Shamrocker Win the Ultimate Prize – 2011 Melbourne Cup Form

Shamrocker has already well-rewarded her connections with the “bargain buy” mare amassing close to $2 million in career prize money, but can she win the richest race in Australia and take out the $3.6 million first prize by becoming the 2011 Melbourne Cup winner? The now four-year-old O’Reilly mare was purchased for a mere $NZ…

2011 Melbourne Cup Horse No. 23 Niwot – Another Lucky Day Brewing for Hawkes?

2011 Melbourne Cup Horse No. 23 Niwot – Another Lucky Day Brewing for Hawkes?

One of the most heavily supported horses to win the Melbourne Cup 2011 over the past 24 hours is the Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes-trained Niwot who, like their stablemate Maluckyday 12 months ago, won The Lexus Stakes on Derby Day. Can they too run second in the ‘race that stops’ a nation, or maybe…