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Signoff’s Quick Back-Up Won’t Be an Issue in Melbourne Cup 2014

Signoff’s Quick Back-Up Won’t Be an Issue in Melbourne Cup 2014

To earn his place in the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) field, Signoff had to run in and win the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) on Saturday.

Darren Weir is confident Signoff can back-up from the Lexus Stakes to the Melbourne Cup. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

The four-year-old gelding did just that, cruising home to victory 2½ lengths ahead ...

Updated 2014 Melbourne Cup Betting: Protectionist Top European

Updated 2014 Melbourne Cup Betting: Protectionist Top European

Andreas Wohler’s German visitor Protectionist is the shortest priced of the European raiders left in the Melbourne Cup 2014 betting markets for Flemington Race 7 at 3:00pm (AEDT) this afternoon in Victoria.

Protectionist is looking to become the first German-trained Melbourne Cup winner in 2014. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

There were originally 11 international raiders in the capacity ...

Can Signoff Back Up From Lexus Stakes to Win 2014 Melbourne Cup?

Can Signoff Back Up From Lexus Stakes to Win 2014 Melbourne Cup?

Darren Weir’s four-year-old gelding Signoff will run in this afternoon’s Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) due to some sheer determination and luck. The gelding had to win the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) on Saturday to earn himself an automatic start in the Melbourne Cup 2014, and he did just that.

Signoff is aiming to become the ...

Weir Not Signing Off After Melbourne Cup 2014 Barrier Draw

Weir Not Signing Off After Melbourne Cup 2014 Barrier Draw

Darren Weir’s 11th hour 2014 Melbourne Cup hope Signoff may have drawn awkwardly for next Tuesday’s ‘race that stops a nation’ but he is far from writing off the lightweight hope.

Lexus Stakes winner Signoff will carry 51.5kg in the Melbourne Cup 2014 field on Tuesday. Photo: Sarah Ebbett.

On Saturday a capacity final field of 24 stayers ...

2014 Melbourne Cup Odds Post-Field: Signoff Firms

2014 Melbourne Cup Odds Post-Field: Signoff Firms

Following the release of the official Melbourne Cup 2014 field this afternoon, today’s Lexus Stakes winner Signoff has been the best backed horse to win the race that stops a nation.

Lexus Stakes winner Signoff is the early 2014 Melbourne Cup betting market mover. Photo: Sarah Ebbett.

The 24-horse field and Ladbrokes.com.au markets for this year’s $6.2 million Group 1 ...

Most Likely Melbourne Cup Field 2014

Most Likely Melbourne Cup Field 2014

The final field for Tuesday’s 2014 Melbourne Cup is all but confirmed following the running of both the Lexus Stakes (2500m) and Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington this afternoon.

Admire Rakti headlines the likely 2014 Melbourne Cup final field. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Beginning that day in ballot position 36; 12 places outside the Melbourne Cup final field, Signoff...

2014 Mackinnon Stakes Results: Happy Trails Wins 5th for Oliver

2014 Mackinnon Stakes Results: Happy Trails Wins 5th for Oliver

One of Australia’s premier hoops Damien Oliver celebrated his fifth Mackinnon Stakes victory on Victoria Derby Day this afternoon with the always honest Happy Trails atoning for a luckless Cox Plate run seven days ago with his third Group 1 success.

Mackinnon Stakes winner Happy Trails is onto the 2014 Hong Kong Cup in December. Photo: Sarah Ebbett.

Oliver has ...

2014 Melbourne Cup Berth Assured for Lexus Stakes Winner Signoff

2014 Melbourne Cup Berth Assured for Lexus Stakes Winner Signoff

Classy stayer Signoff has ensured a berth in Tuesday’s 2014 Melbourne Cup after displaying a keen turn of foot to take out the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) at Flemington with ease.

Signoff has won the Group 3 Lexus Stakes and ensured a start in the 2014 Melbourne Cup. Photo: Sarah Ebbett

Jumping from the gates well, leading Hong Kong-based ...

2014 Coolmore Stud Stakes Results – Brazen Beau Wins For Waller

2014 Coolmore Stud Stakes Results – Brazen Beau Wins For Waller

Sydney’s Chris Waller has brought his Group 1 winning form from home to the Melbourne Cup Carnival celebrating back-to-back Coolmore Stud Stakes wins with his 2014 victory with Brazen Beau.

Brazen Beau boosted his stud value by millions with a win in the 2014 Coolmore Stud Stakes. Photo: Sarah Ebbett.

Waller prepared the first two over the line in ...

2014 Lexus Stakes Betting Tips

2014 Lexus Stakes Betting Tips

This weekend Victoria’s Flemington Racecourse will light up for the Melbourne Cup Carnival opener featuring nine Group races including the Lexus Stakes 2014 – betting tips for which are found below.

Marksmanship is the Races.com.au’s upset 2014 Lexus Stakes betting tip. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

There are 13 stayers making up the field for this year’s $300,000 Group 3 ...