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2017 Melbourne Cup Weights: Order Of St George Top Kilos

2017 Melbourne Cup Weights: Order Of St George Top Kilos

Aidan O’Brien’s Irish St Leger winner Order Of St George has been allocated the 58kg top weight for the Melbourne Cup 2017, handicaps for which were announced by Racing Victoria today. The Galileo entire is one of 31 international raiders among the 140 official nominations heading towards a run in the iconic Group 1 $6.2…

Prince Of Penzance Rises 3.5kg in Melbourne Cup Weights 2016

Prince Of Penzance Rises 3.5kg in Melbourne Cup Weights 2016

Darren Weir’s defending champion Prince Of Penzance has received 3.5kg more than his winning weight last spring in the 2016 Melbourne Cup weights released this week. Racing Victoria (RV) Executive General Manager of Racing Greg Carpenter announced the original handicaps for the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) on Tuesday, the race to…

Tarzino Well Weighted for 2016 Caulfield Cup Bid

Tarzino Well Weighted for 2016 Caulfield Cup Bid

Mick Price’s Spring Cups hope Tarzino has received 54kg for the first leg of the double with Caulfield Cup 2016 weights announced on Wednesday. Racing Victoria’s Executive General Manager of Racing and chief handicapper Greg Carpenter allocated weights for all 171 entries in this year’s $3 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m). The Aiden…

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. Racing Victoria received 124 nominations on Tuesday for the $6.2 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m), the ‘race…

Preferment Strong 2015 Melbourne Cup Hope – Carpenter

Preferment Strong 2015 Melbourne Cup Hope – Carpenter

Racing Victoria’s Chief Handicapper Greg Carpenter this week named Chris Waller’s Turnbull Stakes winner Preferment as a strong Melbourne Cup 2015 hope for the first Tuesday of November after a solid Cox Plate performance. Waller celebrated his 54th Group 1 success when his freakish mare Winx blitzed last Saturday’s quality $3 million Group 1 W.S….

2.5kg Melbourne Cup 2015 Penalty for The United States

2.5kg Melbourne Cup 2015 Penalty for The United States

Robert Hickmott’s flying import The United States has copped a big 2.5kg 2015 Melbourne Cup penalty for his win in the Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup (2500m) on Cox Plate Day over the weekend. Hickmott won the ‘race that stops a nation’ three years ago with Green Moon (2012), head trainer for the prominent Team…

Almoonqith Cops 1kg Melbourne Cup 2015 Penalty

Almoonqith Cops 1kg Melbourne Cup 2015 Penalty

Wednesday’s impressive Geelong Cup winner Almoonqith has received a one kilogram weight penalty for the 2015 Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse on the first Tuesday of November. The David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained import was given a gun ride by in-form hoop James McDonald to come from a midfield position and fly home to defeat…

Mongolian Khan Cops 1kg Melbourne Cup 2015 Penalty

Mongolian Khan Cops 1kg Melbourne Cup 2015 Penalty

Mongolian Khan sits top of the ballot for the ‘race that stops a nation’ on the first Tuesday of November and will rise one kilogram on his Caulfield Cup winning weight having copped a 1kg penalty for the 2015 Melbourne Cup. Racing Victoria’s chief handicapper Greg Carpenter gave the Murray Baker-trained New Zealand galloper a…

2015 Melbourne Cup Weights: Fame Game Receives 57kg

2015 Melbourne Cup Weights: Fame Game Receives 57kg

Early favourite to win this year’s edition of the ‘race that stops a nation’ Fame Game has been allocated 57kg in the Melbourne Cup 2015 handicaps released by Racing Victoria on Tuesday. There are officially 141 stayers nominated for the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), running as Flemington Race 7 on Tuesday…

Black Caviar’s Great Rival Hay List Dies

Black Caviar’s Great Rival Hay List Dies

After a long battle with laminitis the horse that gave champion sprinter Black Caviar a run for her money on more than one occasion, Hay List passed away on Tuesday. Prepared by John McNair at Gosford, on whose property he will be buried, for the better part of his 28-start career, the great Statue Of…