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Bell Sweats 2016 Melbourne Cup Weight for Big Orange

Bell Sweats 2016 Melbourne Cup Weight for Big Orange

Newmarket’s Michael Bell is keen to give dual Goodwood Cup champion Big Orange a second shot at the ‘race that stops a nation’ but is sweating on the release of the Melbourne Cup 2016 weights. Bell and connections travelled the Duke Of Marmalade gelding to Victoria last Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival where the horse made…

Melbourne Cup Considered for Trip To Paris

Melbourne Cup Considered for Trip To Paris

English horseman Ed Dunlop is considering a return to Victoria with last year’s Melbourne Cup fourth placegetter Trip To Paris who races next-up in the Lonsdale Cup in August The Champs Elysees gelding enjoyed a stellar campaign this time last year in the UK and down under that he’ll be out to replicate after a…

Max Dynamite Hurdles Towards 2016 Melbourne Cup

Max Dynamite Hurdles Towards 2016 Melbourne Cup

William Mullins’ Irish galloper Max Dynamite will miss this week’s Goodwood Cup Carnival and instead look to put himself in the Melbourne Cup 2016 frame via a hurdle run on Wednesday at home. The French-bred Great Journey gelding ran a brave second in last year’s Galway Hurdle (3219m) before success in the Group 2 Lonsdale…

2016 Melbourne Cup Hopes Line-Up at Goodwood

2016 Melbourne Cup Hopes Line-Up at Goodwood

Thursday’s Goodwood Cup over the two miles in the UK could prove a telling guide to some of the top international hopes looking to travel down under this spring for a Melbourne Cup 2016 bid. The Group 2 staying showdown was won 12 months ago by the Michael Bell-trained Big Orange who went on to…

Big Orange Juicy in Melbourne Cup 2016 Betting

Big Orange Juicy in Melbourne Cup 2016 Betting

British horseman Michael Bell has confirmed plans to send his smart stayer Big Orange back down under for a second Melbourne Cup bid this spring, the English galloper fifth in the ‘race that stops a nation’ last season. Currently the Duke Of Marmalade gelding pays $41 in all-in betting at for the $6 million Group…

2016 Melbourne Cup Bid for Commissioned

2016 Melbourne Cup Bid for Commissioned

The Gordon Elliott-trained hurdler and flat race stayer Commissioned could be Melbourne Cup 2016 bound this spring after the Irish six-year-old’s success in the Queen Alexandra Stakes at Royal Ascot last weekend. The list of international raiders with their sights set on the biggest prize in Australian racing continues to grow in the aftermath of…

2015 Melbourne Cup Bound Big Orange Wins Goodwood Cup

2015 Melbourne Cup Bound Big Orange Wins Goodwood Cup

Michael Bell’s progressive stayer Big Orange secured a Melbourne Cup 2015 target down under this spring with an impressive win over fellow Victorian-bound Trip To Paris who ran third in the Goodwood Cup overnight. Run just after midnight on Friday morning (AEST), the Group 2 Qatar Goodwood Cup (3200m) saw Duke Of Marmalade four-year-old Big…

Goodwood Win to Book 2015 Melbourne Cup Trip

Goodwood Win to Book 2015 Melbourne Cup Trip

Premier European trainer Ed Dunlop has confirmed plans to head down under this spring targeting the Melbourne Cup 2015 with his exciting stayer Trip To Paris should the galloper perform in this week’s Goodwood Cup. The four-year-old son of Champs Elysees has won four of his past five starts, most recently saluting in the Group…

Dunlop Gears Up Melbourne Cup 2015 Duo

Dunlop Gears Up Melbourne Cup 2015 Duo

English horseman Ed Dunlop is continuing 2015 Melbourne Cup preparations for two of his top stayers in veteran galloper and regular Victorian visitor Red Cadeaux and stablemate Trip To Paris. A rising 10-year-old, Cadeaux Genereux gelding Red Cadeaux’s next start in the Group 3 Geoffrey Freer Stakes (2671m) on August 15 at Newbury Racecourse will…

Simenon’s 2015 Melbourne Cup Dream on the Line at Goodwood

Simenon’s 2015 Melbourne Cup Dream on the Line at Goodwood

How William Mullins’ veteran stayer Simenon performs in the Goodwood Cup over the two miles later this month in England will determine whether connections bring him back down under for a shot at the Melbourne Cup 2015 on the first Tuesday of November. Back in 2013 the now eight-year-old Marju gelding ran a brave fourth…