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Berry Rates Japanese Raider in 2016 Melbourne Cup

Berry Rates Japanese Raider in 2016 Melbourne Cup

Jockey Tommy Berry highly rates the chances of Japanese galloper Curren Mirotic for this year’s Melbourne Cup 2016 who he rides overseas this weekend. A decade ago in 2006 Japan ran the Melbourne Cup quinella in the world’s richest handicap with stablemates Delta Blues and Pop Rock finishing one-two in the famous Flemington two mile…

Purton Admires Melbourne Cup Favourite

Purton Admires Melbourne Cup Favourite

He’s had just the one previous ride in the ‘race that stops a nation’, making securing the 2014 Melbourne Cup mount on pre-post favourite Admire Rakti all the more special for jockey Zac Purton. It has been five years since Purton, now 31, rode in his first and to date only Melbourne Cup field when…

Can Admire Rakti Win The Caulfield Cup For Japan?

Can Admire Rakti Win The Caulfield Cup For Japan?

Japanese stayer Admire Rakti will make his Australian racing debut in the 2014 Caulfield Cup on Saturday and he is rated one of the leading chances in the Group 1 event. Admire Rakti was touted as a possible Caulfield Cup/Melbourne Cup contender last year, but connections opted against making the trip to Australia, but they…

Bande Tuned for Melbourne Cup 2014 Bid

Bande Tuned for Melbourne Cup 2014 Bid

One of the 44 international Caulfield Cup entries this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, connections of in-form Japanese raider Bande have this week confirmed intentions to target the 2041 Melbourne Cup. The lightly-raced Authorized stallion has had just 12 starts to date, five-year-old Bande having secured an authoritative five length effort on Sunday in the Listed…

Melbourne Cup Betting 2012 – Latest Odds

Melbourne Cup Betting 2012 – Latest Odds

With less than four months to go until the 2012 Melbourne Cup lights up the famous Flemington Racecourse on the first Tuesday of November, the pre-nomination betting markets are starting to heat up at bookies around the country. Futures Melbourne Cup betting is a great way for punters to lock in juicy double-figure prices on…

Melbourne Cup on the Radar for Tenno Sho Winner

Melbourne Cup on the Radar for Tenno Sho Winner

This year’s iconic Melbourne Cup showdown at Flemington in November is a likely spring target for Japanese stayer Hiruno d’Amour after their powerful victory in the Group 1 Tenno Sho Spring at Kyoto Racecourse on Sunday. One of Japan’s premier thoroughbred showdowns, the Tenno Sho is contested over the same two-mile distance (3200m) as the…

Japan Could Uncover Melbourne Cup Mount for Williams

Japan Could Uncover Melbourne Cup Mount for Williams

Leading Victorian jockey Craig Williams is heading to Japan for a two-month riding campaign where he hopes to uncover a potential mount for this year’s Melbourne Cup. Held on the first Tuesday of November annually at Victoria’s iconic Flemington Racecourse, the $6 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) is the richest handicap showdown in the…