News About Emirates Melbourne Cup

Dandino Continues to Please in Rehab Program

Dandino Continues to Please in Rehab Program

Eight-year-old entire Dandino has yet to race for new trainer Darren Weir after he was ruled out of the spring carnival due to an injury in his off foreleg. The former Marco Botti-trained horse as runner-up to Fawkner in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) back in 2013 before finishing a solid fifth in that…

Red Cadeaux Confirmed 2015 Australian Cup Starter

Red Cadeaux Confirmed 2015 Australian Cup Starter

Trainer Ed Dunlop has confirmed another trip to Melbourne for British stayer Red Cadeaux, however this marks the first tilt outside of the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) for the nine-year-old. The perpetual Melbourne Cup bridesmaid will race in the autumn carnival for the first time after Dunlop confirmed to Racing Victoria’s International Recruitment…

Two Mile Trip a Query for Lucia Valentina

Two Mile Trip a Query for Lucia Valentina

Lucia Valentina was second favourite to win the 2014 Melbourne Cup, with many punters confident the four-year-old mare had what it took to step up to the two mile distance of the ‘race that stops the nation’ and succeed. However, the Kris Lees-trained mare couldn’t even crack the top ten, finishing 15½ lengths off winner…

Protectionist Melbourne Cup Win Likened to Makybe Diva

Protectionist Melbourne Cup Win Likened to Makybe Diva

Glen Boss rode Who Shot Thebarman to third in the 2014 Melbourne Cup on Tuesday. The jockey may have missed out on a win to Protectionist, but had nothing but praise for the German raider. Boss partnered superstar Makybe Diva in all three of her Melbourne Cup victories from 2003-2005, and likened the finishing burst…

Dunlop Elated with Red Cadeaux’s Third Second in Melbourne Cup 2014

Dunlop Elated with Red Cadeaux’s Third Second in Melbourne Cup 2014

After Red Cadeaux set his own record in the 2014 Melbourne Cup with three runner-up finishes, trainer Ed Dunlop spoke of the immense pride that engulfed him following the result. Though he was at first frustrated that the gelding was unable to break his bridesmaid tag, he was proud the nine-year-old was still excelling against…

Admire Rakti Dies Following Melbourne Cup 2014

Admire Rakti Dies Following Melbourne Cup 2014

The rush of excitement following the 2014 Melbourne Cup quickly turned to sadness as favourite Admire Rakti passed away following the race. Stewards at Flemington Racecourse have confirmed that the Japanese-trained entire collapsed and died in his stalls after the race. Admire Rakti was $6 favourite to win the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m)…

2014 Melbourne Cup: Red Cadeaux Runner-Up Yet Again

2014 Melbourne Cup: Red Cadeaux Runner-Up Yet Again

International stayer Red Cadeaux already set a precedence by making his fourth consecutive trip out to Australia for the 2014 Melbourne Cup but following this afternoon’s race he truly created history. For the fourth time in five years, Red Cadeaux ran runner-up in the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m). The nine-year-old gelding, trained by…

2014 Melbourne Cup Winner is Protectionist – Full Results

2014 Melbourne Cup Winner is Protectionist – Full Results

The Races.com.au team’s tip to win the Melbourne Cup 2014, Protectionist got the job done at Flemington Racecourse today becoming the first German-trained winner of ‘The Race That Stops a Nation’. In a barnstorming run the Andreas Wohler-trained Monsun stallion left his rivals for dead in this year’s $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup…

Lees Thrilled With Lucia Valentina Heading to Melbourne Cup 2014

Lees Thrilled With Lucia Valentina Heading to Melbourne Cup 2014

Kris Lees’ four-year-old mare Lucia Valentina may not be favourite in the 2014 Melbourne Cup betting, that is reserved for Japanese stayer Admire Rakti ($6 at ), but it’s still hard for the trainer to relax ahead of the $6.2 million ‘race that stops the nation’. “It is still a Melbourne Cup, so I think…

Signoff’s Quick Back-Up Won’t Be an Issue in Melbourne Cup 2014

Signoff’s Quick Back-Up Won’t Be an Issue in Melbourne Cup 2014

To earn his place in the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) field, Signoff had to run in and win the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) on Saturday. The four-year-old gelding did just that, cruising home to victory 2½ lengths ahead of Big Memory in second place. He was on the inside early but allowed…