News About Flemington Race 7

2016 Melbourne Cup Field Takes Shape: Second Acceptances

2016 Melbourne Cup Field Takes Shape: Second Acceptances

There are just 32 hopeful stayers still in the mix for the ‘race that stops a nation’ after the release of Melbourne Cup 2016 second acceptances.

Caulfield Cup winner Jameka heads the updated 2016 Melbourne Cup ballot. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The world’s richest handicap, the $6 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) runs as Flemington Race 7...

Da Big Hoss Could Represent USA in Melbourne Cup 2016

Da Big Hoss Could Represent USA in Melbourne Cup 2016

North America could have their maiden runner in a Melbourne Cup field in 2016 with the USA’s premier stayer Da Big Hoss among the strong international contingent nominated for this year’s edition of the two mile classic.

Last year’s fifth-placegetter Big Orange is among the top international 2016 Melbourne Cup nominations this spring. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Racing Victoria received ...

Cox Plate Form to Follow in Melbourne Cup 2015

Cox Plate Form to Follow in Melbourne Cup 2015

With the ‘race that stops the nation’ just one sleep away punters are madly doing the 2015 Melbourne Cup form with the Cox Plate possibly shaping up as the form line to follow into Flemington Race 7 on Tuesday.

Criterion backs up from a Cox Plate second looking to handle the step up to two miles in the 2015 Melbourne ...

2015 Melbourne Cup Weights Against Top Three

2015 Melbourne Cup Weights Against Top Three

Recent history goes against the top three weighted stayers in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup 2015 field with Snow Sky (58kg), Criterion (57.5kg) and Fame Game (57kg) looking to break the hoodoo of heavily-weighted runners in Flemington’s famous Race 7.

Snow Sky tops the 2015 Melbourne Cup weights on Tuesday out to join Makybe Diva (2005) to carry 58kg to ...

Fame Game at Historical Melbourne Cup 2015 Price

Fame Game at Historical Melbourne Cup 2015 Price

On Tuesday afternoon at 3:00pm (AEST) one of the greatest three minutes in sport lights up Flemington Racecourse and race favourite in 2015 Melbourne Cup betting Fame Game could start at an historical price in the two mile classic.

Fame Game could start as one of the shortest Melbourne Cup favourites in modern history if he starts under $4 to ...

Fame Game Won’t Trip in 2015 Melbourne Cup

Fame Game Won’t Trip in 2015 Melbourne Cup

Rival trainer and the horseman behind triple Melbourne Cup runner-up Red Cadeaux, Britain’s Ed Dunlop believes the Japanese-trained favourite Fame Game is all but unbeatable next Tuesday over the two miles even though he saddles-up second favourite in the markets Trip To Paris.

Trip To Paris (pictured) could be running for second to Fame Game in the 2015 ...

2015 Melbourne Cup Form & Weight Right for Almoonqith

2015 Melbourne Cup Form & Weight Right for Almoonqith

A Geelong Cup win last time out and good light weight for the Melbourne Cup 2015 are two big ticks for in-form import Almoonqith according to his co-trainer David Hayes.

Almoonqith is out to emmulate Americain (2010) and Dunaden (2011) as recent Geelong Cup – Melbourne Cup double winners this spring. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Hall of Famer Hayes ...

Two Miles No Worries for Criterion in Melbourne Cup 2015

Two Miles No Worries for Criterion in Melbourne Cup 2015

Co-trainer and Hall of Famer David Hayes is convinced after last weekend’s Cox Plate effort that the two miles of the 2015 Melbourne Cup will be no worries for his four-time Group 1 winner Criterion.

Criterion (centre) is a winning chance over two miles in the 2015 Melbourne Cup according to co-trainer David Hayes. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The ...

2015 Melbourne Cup Nominations Feature 140 Stayers

2015 Melbourne Cup Nominations Feature 140 Stayers

Nominations for Melbourne Cup 2015 closed on Tuesday with Racing Victoria’s Chief Handicapper Greg Carpenter revealing 140 early entries for the ‘race that stops a nation’ at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday, November 3.

Defending Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist is one of 140 nominations taken for the 2015 edition of the Flemington classic. Photo: Steve Hart.

Down eight nominees on ...

Second Melbourne Cup Quinella for Japan in 2014?

Second Melbourne Cup Quinella for Japan in 2014?

Back in 2006 in the wake of champion mare Makybe Diva’s historic third straight Melbourne Cup victory another world first occurred with two Japanese-trained stablemates taking out the Melbourne Cup quinella– an event that is a realistic probability again in 2014.

Zac Purton (pictured here aboard Sacred Falls) will ride Japanese raider Admire Rakti in the 2014 Melbourne ...