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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. In his 10th year allocating the weights for the world’s richest handicap, Carpenter handicapped 148 horses for this season’s $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m)…

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. On Sunday night a number of overseas-trained stayers nominated for the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) failed to…

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. A record number of horses trained outside of Australia and New Zealand feature in the nominations for this year’s $6.2 million Group 1…

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…

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. Scoring an upset result in the Group 2 Artemis Goodwood Cup (3200m) in Britain where the Queen Elizabeth-owned Estimate was short-priced favourite, the…

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. Both gallopers have been earmarked for a shot at the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) down under this spring, but first must tackle The Queen’s…

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. The 4000m was won by the Aiden O’Brien-trained favourite Leading Light, O’Brien celebrating his record breaking sixth…

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. Veteran stayer Red Cadeaux…

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…