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2014 Melbourne Cup Field: Cavalryman Scratched

2014 Melbourne Cup Field: Cavalryman Scratched

After being under a cloud of doubt on the eve of the ‘Race That Stops a Nation’, the Saeed Bin Suroor-trained Cavalryman has officially been scratched from the Melbourne Cup 2014 field with a leg injury. The veteran Halling nine-year-old is one of two withdrawals from the original 24 horse line-up for today’s $6.2 million…

2014 Melbourne Cup Distance No Problem for Cavalryman

2014 Melbourne Cup Distance No Problem for Cavalryman

Godolphin’s British-based trainer Saeed Bin Suroor is confident veteran stayer Cavalryman can be a competitive force in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup 2014 field over the two miles. There are 11 internationals in the 24 horse $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) line-up this year including two for Bin Suroor. He saddles up Cavalryman from…

Likely Melbourne Cup Field 2014

Likely Melbourne Cup Field 2014

Next Tuesday the 2014 Melbourne Cup field will line-up in Flemington Race 7 at 3:00pm (AEDT) and below we take a look at the likely 24 horses facing off in this year’s edition of the ‘race that stops a nation’. There are still officially 38 stayers in the mix for the $6.2 million Group 1…

Cavalryman Will Be a “Major Player” in 2014 Melbourne Cup

Cavalryman Will Be a “Major Player” in 2014 Melbourne Cup

British stayer Cavalryman is set to make his return to Australian racing next week in the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), two years after finishing twelfth to Green Moon in the same race back in 2012. Hoop Craig Williams will ride the nine-year-old horse, declaring him as a “major player” in this year’s race…

Bin Suroor Happy With Melbourne Cup Duo

Bin Suroor Happy With Melbourne Cup Duo

Godolphin stayers Cavalryman and Willing Foe arrived in Australia on Saturday and trainer Saeed Bin Suroor is happy with the conditions of both horses heading into the 2014 Melbourne Cup at Flemington on November 4. Cavalryman and Willing Foe served their two week quarantine period at Newmarket before making the trip to Australia and both…

72 Melbourne Cup First Acceptances 2014 Taken

72 Melbourne Cup First Acceptances 2014 Taken

Just 72 horses remain in 2014 Melbourne Cup contention for November’s iconic handicap following the release of first acceptances by Racing Victoria. Originally 148 stayers were nominated for this year’s $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), the Flemington feature running on Tuesday November 4. That has been reduced by 76 at first declaration…

International Melbourne Cup Horses 2014

International Melbourne Cup Horses 2014

Today the first step towards the first Tuesday of November’s iconic Flemington race was made by the connections of the 148 horses nominated for the 2014 Melbourne Cup including 31 international raiders. A record number of horses trained outside of Australia and New Zealand feature in the nominations for this year’s $6.2 million Group 1…

148 Melbourne Cup 2014 Nominations Released

148 Melbourne Cup 2014 Nominations Released

Nominations for the most highly anticipated race of the year were taken by Racing Victoria today with 148 stayers entered for the Melbourne Cup 2014, up from 135 last spring. Run as Flemington Race 7 on the first Tuesday of November, this year’s $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) has again attracted a…

Bin Suroor Confident of Melbourne Cup Success for Cavalryman

Bin Suroor Confident of Melbourne Cup Success for Cavalryman

Placing an agonising close second in three editions of the Race That Stops a Nation, trainer Saeed bin Suroor has revealed he is confident of breaking through for a maiden victory in the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) this year with exciting and in-form stayer Cavalryman. No stranger to the Australian headline race, Cavalryman travelled…

Pal Mimosa Weld’s 2014 Melbourne Cup Chance

Pal Mimosa Weld’s 2014 Melbourne Cup Chance

Ace Irish horseman Dermot Weld could be lured back down under for a third shot at the ‘race that stops a nation’ with Melbourne Cup 2014 plans brewing for the weekend’s Lonsdale Cup winner Pale Mimosa. Weld was the first trainer to prepare an international Melbourne Cup winner back in 1993 when Vintage Crop made…