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David Hayes Loses Our Aqaleem & Changingoftheguard but not all Hope for 2010 Australian Cup

David Hayes Loses Our Aqaleem & Changingoftheguard but not all Hope for 2010 Australian Cup

Leading Australian trainer David Hayes has suffered a devastating set back in the past 24 hours with the death of two of his esteemed imports and hopefuls for this year?s 150th Melbourne Cup.

Hayes, going for back to back success in tomorrow?s $1million Group 1 Australian Cup, tragically lost Our Aqaleem, who was engaged to start in ...

2010 Australian Cup Nominations – Shocking & Viewed Head Betting Markets

2010 Australian Cup Nominations – Shocking & Viewed Head Betting Markets

This week nominations were taken and the early betting markets opened for the 2010 $1 million Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m), the highly anticipated weight-for-age event held at the famous Flemington racecourse on March 6 as part of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

There were some surprise absentees from the list of 46 nominees including the Mark Kavanagh-trained ...

Corey Brown Fined For Whip Use

Corey Brown Fined For Whip Use

Melbourne Cup winner Corey Brown has been fined for his celebratory gesture in which he whipped his horse Shocking on the shoulder as he passed the finish line.

The champion jockey was fined $500 and has a 10 meeting suspension effective after this weekend as result of his offense.

Brown claims to be innocent in the matter stating that he ...

Scratched From Melbourne Cup – Changingoftheguard

Scratched From Melbourne Cup – Changingoftheguard

The David Hayes-trained galloper Changingoftheguard has been scratched by stewards from today’s $5.65million Melbourne Cup at Flemington, angering Hayes.

After Racing Victoria’s chief vet Paul O’Callaghan expressed concerns over the four-year-old’s action at a trot yesterday afternoon, he requested further inspection into the horse’s health this morning.

Three vets inspected the imported stayer at 6:30am with opinions divided over whether ...

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 ...

International Horses Dominate Melbourne Cup Nominations

International Horses Dominate Melbourne Cup Nominations

This year’s Melbourne Cup has been subject to an influx of international horses with 28 of the 42 horses still nominated for the Cup, bred or trained overseas.

New Zealand is leading the pack with seven horses aiming for the Melbourne Cup and a total of twenty New Zealand-bred racehorses on the list including 2007 Cup winner Efficient.

After yesterday’s ...

Melbourne Cup Back in Sight for Changingoftheguard

Melbourne Cup Back in Sight for Changingoftheguard

David Hayes-trained Changingoftheguard is back on track for the $5.5million Emirates Melbourne Cup on November 3 after a troublesome abscess preventing the horse from training has now burst.

The abscess on the Montjeu horse’s near hind hoof, which was discovered last Wednesday, burst after he left the Sandown track on Saturday following a 2000m gallop with jockey Glen Boss...

Changingoftheguard May Change Hayes’ Cup Plans

Changingoftheguard May Change Hayes’ Cup Plans

Melbourne Cup hopeful Changingoftheguard has had his Cup preparation put on hold by trainer David Hayes after the imported galloper developed an abscess on his near hind hoof.

It is a major setback in the spring campaign for Hayes as the four-year-old bay horse was found to be lame when led out of his box and clearly unable to gallop ...