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Mount Athos Loses Again Ahead of Melbourne Cup 2013

Mount Athos Loses Again Ahead of Melbourne Cup 2013

Luca Cumani’s best shot at finally breaking his Melbourne Cup duck, Mount Athos suffered their third straight loss over the weekend but are still looking strong for the world’s richest handicap at Flemington in November. The Newmarket-based Montjeu gelding was a devastatingly close head-away-second in the early hours of Sunday morning (AEST) when runner-up to…

No. 2 Red Cadeaux Kicks Off 2012 Melbourne Cup Campaign

No. 2 Red Cadeaux Kicks Off 2012 Melbourne Cup Campaign

Last year’s gallant runner-up in the ‘race that stops a nation’ Red Cadeaux has opened their Melbourne Cup 2012 campaign by running second at Kempton on Wednesday. It was a promising season start for the horse that was beaten by the narrowest of margins in the Melbourne Cup’s 151-year history, Ed Dunlop’s Cadeaux Genereux six-year-old…

Harris Tweed Weaves Towards Melbourne Cup 2012

Harris Tweed Weaves Towards Melbourne Cup 2012

William Haggas’ European stayer Harris Tweed has begun their campaign targeting the iconic 2012 Melbourne Cup at Flemington this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival with a good first-up win at Newbury. The Hernando five-year-old is one of the many overseas raiders eyeing off the prize in the world’s richest handicap, the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates…

The Bart Cummings 2011 Field & Preview for Melbourne Cup Horses

The Bart Cummings 2011 Field & Preview for Melbourne Cup Horses

This Sunday Flemington racecourse will come to life with a bumper programme for Turnbull Stakes Day, one of the best support races of the day being the 2011 The Bart Cummings which is a crucial lead-up for gallopers on way to the famous Melbourne Cup. Despite only holding Listed status, The Bart Cummings 2011 is…

Caulfield and Melbourne Cup 2011 Penalites Released

Caulfield and Melbourne Cup 2011 Penalites Released

Three horses have been re-handicapped for the 2011 Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup 2011 by Racing Victoria’s chief handicap Greg Carpenter today, most notably the Mark Kavanagh-trained favourite to win both spring majors, December Draw. Kavanagh’s bargain buy import December Draw stormed to the top of the betting markets at for both the $2.5 million…

Naturalism Stakes 2011 Tips & Odds Boast Value

Naturalism Stakes 2011 Tips & Odds Boast Value

One of the most important races on the Underwood Stakes Day card at Caulfield Racecourse this Saturday is the 2011 Naturalism Stakes featuring a field packed full of Caulfield and Melbourne Cup hopefuls and with only two of the 18 acceptors at single-figure odds, the race is shaping up as one of value for racing…

December Draws Rails in 2011 Naturalism Stakes Field

December Draws Rails in 2011 Naturalism Stakes Field

Early 2011 Caulfield Cup betting favourite December Draw has come up trumps with the inside alley for this Saturday’s $125,000 Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m), the Mark Kavanagh-trained import looking to secure the Cup ballot exemption on offer to the winner. Medecis five-year-old December Draw headlines an impressive 2011 Naturalism Stakes final field of 16…

2011 Caulfield Cup Start for Makybe Diva Stakes Winner

2011 Caulfield Cup Start for Makybe Diva Stakes Winner

The first race offering a Caulfield Cup 2011 ballot exemption will take centre stage at Flemington Racecourse this Saturday, the $300,000 Group 2 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) shaping up as a scintillating spring showdown with Caulfield Cup favourite Lights Of Heaven leading the field. There are now 15 horses set to contest the weight-for-age Makybe…

Mares Represent in Makybe Diva Stakes 2011 Field

Mares Represent in Makybe Diva Stakes 2011 Field

Only two mares have been accepted as part of the 16-horse final field for the race named in honour of arguably Australia’s greatest ever female racehorse, the 2011 Makybe Diva Stakes, with early Caulfield and Melbourne Cup favourite Lights Of Heaven and former AJC Oaks winner Once Were Wild to face off at Flemington. Punters…

Melbourne Cup Winner Gets 58kg in Caulfield Cup 2011 Weights

Melbourne Cup Winner Gets 58kg in Caulfield Cup 2011 Weights

Defending Melbourne Cup winner Americain has, as expected, been installed as the 2011 Caulfield Cup top-weight with 58 kilograms when handicaps for the $2.5 million Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival feature were released by Racing Victoria today. Racing Victoria’s chief handicapper Greg Carpenter earlier this week confirmed the Alain De Royer Dupre-trained Americain would sit at…