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Tom Melbourne out of 2017 Emirates Stakes Field

Tom Melbourne out of 2017 Emirates Stakes Field

Professional placegetter Tom Melbourne has been scratched from the 2017 Group 1 $2m Emirates Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on Saturday. Racing Victoria Stewards reported that Tom Melbourne was showing lameness in the off front leg and his withdrawal along with the early scratching of Sir Isaac Newton has left a field of thirteen to contest…

2017 Melbourne Cup betting: Almandin’s odds drift

2017 Melbourne Cup betting: Almandin’s odds drift

The 2017 Melbourne Cup betting has opened up considerably overnight with the defending champion Almandin’s odds drifting out to $8. Almandin was installed the $6.50 favourite when the final field for Tuesday’s Group 1 $6.25m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington was released on Saturday afternoon. The Lloyd Williams owned, Robert Hickmott trained Almandin is…

Winx Next Race – Not 2017 Emirates Stakes

Winx Next Race – Not 2017 Emirates Stakes

Chris Waller left everyone eagerly waiting for the news on Winx next race after the champion mare’s record-equalling third Ladbrokes Cox Plate win and he has now confirmed it will not be in the 2017 Emirates Stakes. Contested on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Saturday November 11 at Flemington Racecourse, the recently…

Winx Next Race Options Open, 2018 Cox Plate?

Winx Next Race Options Open, 2018 Cox Plate?

The next-up options for glamour mare Winx who made history with her third Ladbrokes Cox Plate victory on the weekend remain open, including a possible fourth run in the Australasian weight-for-age championship in 2018. Over the weekend the Chris Waller-trained Winx emulated the great Kingston Town (1980-81), becoming just the second horse in history to…

2017 Cox Plate Results: Winx Wins in Tight Finish with Humidor

2017 Cox Plate Results: Winx Wins in Tight Finish with Humidor

Winx has saluted in the Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 results, her third success in the Australasian weight-for-age classic at Moonee Valley after holding off the fast-finishing Humidor in a nail-biter that produced another race record winning time. Chris Waller’s superlative mare joined Kingston Town (1980-81), co-holding the record of three Cox Plate wins with another…

Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 Betting Update: Punters Tipping Winx and Who?

Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 Betting Update: Punters Tipping Winx and Who?

Outside of the sure-to-be champion Winx in this afternoon’s 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate there are two other horses that the punters have tipped for a place firming in the markets for the $3 million classic at 5:00pm (AEDT). The ‘Full House’ signs are up at Moonee Valley today as Chris Waller’s champion prepares to shoot…

Yendall’s Plan Against Winx in Cox Plate 2017

Yendall’s Plan Against Winx in Cox Plate 2017

Trainer Tony McEvoy was cheeky in his pre-race interview on Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day, discussing a “plan” jockey Dean Yendall has on how to beat Winx in the Cox Plate 2017. Yendall rides McEvoy’s three-year-old Domesday colt Royal Symphony in the Group 1 $3 million Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) this afternoon, chasing another placing behind…

2017 Cox Plate Horses: Final Word from Winx Rivals

2017 Cox Plate Horses: Final Word from Winx Rivals

With the Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day 2017 action well underway, the Races.com.au team are keeping punters up-to-date with the latest quotes from the rival trainers and jockeys for the big one ahead of their clash with Winx. The Chris Waller-trained Winx chases her record-equalling third triumph in this afternoon’s Group 1 $3 million Ladbrokes Cox…

2017 Cox Plate Second to Winx Worth Achieving

2017 Cox Plate Second to Winx Worth Achieving

Racing identity Francesca Cumani believes a second to Winx in the 2017 Cox Plate quinella is still “worth achieving” as she and fellow connections of the Darren Weir-trained Gailo Chop concede defeat. There are just seven remaining rivals out to stop Chris Waller’s dual defending champion from a record-equalling third success, joining Kingston Town (1980-82),…

Winx Cox Plate Day 2017 – Moonee Valley Best Bets

Winx Cox Plate Day 2017 – Moonee Valley Best Bets

The big one in Melbourne today is of course the 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate featuring the champion mare Winx, but our Races.com.au Moonee Valley best bets for the entire program are detailed below so you can clean up before the Winx show arrives! Racing at The Valley kicks off this afternoon at 12:10pm (AEDT) and…