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Melbourne Cup Weights 2014 – How The Mares Fared

Melbourne Cup Weights 2014 – How The Mares Fared

Earlier today Racing Victoria’s chief handicapper Greg Carpenter released the 2014 Melbourne Cup weights with the heaviest weighted mare for the Flemington feature being Silent Achiever with 56.5kg.

Silent Achiever is the heaviest weighted mare for the 2014 Melbourne Cup this November. Photo: Steve Hart.

In his 10th year allocating the weights for the world’s richest handicap, Carpenter handicapped ...

Weld Without 2014 Melbourne Cup Runner

Weld Without 2014 Melbourne Cup Runner

Dual Melbourne Cup winning horseman Dermot K Weld will be without a hope in the 2014 edition of the ‘race that stops a nation’ following the surprise withdrawal of two high profile international hopes.

Brown Panther shattered the 2014 Melbourne Cup dreams of a number of internationals with a runaway Irish St Leger win over the weekend. Photo: Race Horse ...

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.

Dunaden (2011) was the last internationally-trained Melbourne Cup winner. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

A record number of horses trained outside of Australia and New Zealand feature in ...

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 history.

He was back ...

Goodwood Quinella Boost Melbourne Cup 2014 Claims

Goodwood Quinella Boost Melbourne Cup 2014 Claims

Global racing operation Godolphin strengthened their claims for two internationals ahead of the 2014 Melbourne Cup down under this November with stablemates Cavalryman and Ahzeemah running one-two overnight in the Goodwood Cup.

A 2014 Goodwood Cup third has put the Melbourne Cup campaign of Brown Panther in doubt this spring. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Scoring an upset result ...

Melbourne Cup 2014 Horses Run at Goodwood

Melbourne Cup 2014 Horses Run at Goodwood

Tonight a couple of potential 2014 Melbourne Cup horses in Brown Panther and Cavalryman will face off in the Group 2 Artemis Goodwood Cup (3200m) in Britain.

Brown Panther is one of two potential 2014 Melbourne Cup hopes racing in the Goodwood Cup tonight. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Both gallopers have been earmarked for a shot at the $6.2 ...

Good UK Runs From Possible Melbourne Cup 2014 Horses

Good UK Runs From Possible Melbourne Cup 2014 Horses

Two potential 2014 Melbourne Cup-bound stayers put in good runs in the UK overnight with Brown Panther and Simenon catching the eye when finishing just outside the trifecta in the Group 1 Ascot Gold Cup at Royal Ascot.

Ascot Gold Cup fourth placed Brown Panther could return down under for another shot at the Melbourne Cup. Photo: Race ...

2013 Hong Kong Vase Final Field And Betting Preview

2013 Hong Kong Vase Final Field And Betting Preview

There is no Australian-trained runners in the 2013 Hong Kong Vase final field but there will still be plenty of local interest in the Group 1 event that will be run at Sha Tin on Sunday; with Red Cadeaux, Mount Athos, Simenon, Dandino and Dunadenall set to contest the prestigious race.

Dunaden is one of five ...

Melbourne Cup 2013 Aim for Ascot Runner-Up Simenon

Melbourne Cup 2013 Aim for Ascot Runner-Up Simenon

After an eye-catching second in the Group 1 Ascot Gold Cup (4023m) during the Royal Ascot Carnival this week, connections of the Willie Mullins-trained Simenon are aiming their sights on the iconic 2013 Melbourne Cup down under this spring.

Six-year-old European galloper Simenon, ridden by Johnny Murtagh, held on well after chasing down the early leaders to come ...