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2009 Melbourne Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw – Vigor Misses Out

2009 Melbourne Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw – Vigor Misses Out

The final field and barrier draw for the 2009 Group 1 $5.65million Melbourne Cup next Tuesday was announced tonight following a sensational day of elite victories and a few upsets at Flemington at the AAMI Victoria Derby Day.

Much controversy surrounded Danny O’Brien-trained Vigor and whether the Racing Victoria committee would use its discretion to include the runner into the ...

Shamoline Warrior Scratched From Derby

Shamoline Warrior Scratched From Derby

Shamoline Warrior, the clear favourite heading the betting markets for today’s Group 1 $1.5 million Victoria Derby had this morning been scratched from the race.

The withdrawal of the three-year-old colt from today’s Classic is another slap in the face for trainer Mark Kavangh who has had a horror Spring Carnival. Kavangh made the decision to withdraw Shamoline Warrior ...

Efficient, Kirklees Scratched From Melbourne Cup

Efficient, Kirklees Scratched From Melbourne Cup

Past winner Efficient and Godolphin import Kirklees will not be running in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup.

Kirklees’ trainer, Saeed bin Suroor made the decision at Sandown this morning as he was not satisfied with the condition of the six year old.

Kirklees will now return to Dubai to prepare for the international carnival in March.

At 9am this morning, Efficient’s ...

Godolphin Assured A Run In Melbourne Cup

Godolphin Assured A Run In Melbourne Cup

Godolphin stables hope that the addition of blinkers will help Crime Scene in his efforts to take home the Melbourne Cup trophy.

The seven year old worked with the blinkers during this morning’s track work at Sandown and it will be decided on Friday whether he will race with them on Tuesday.

Head trainer Saaed Bin Suroor is scheduled to ...

2009 Melbourne Cup Third Declarations

2009 Melbourne Cup Third Declarations

Following the close of third declarations for this year’s Melbourne Cup this morning, there are just 42 horses left in contention for a run in the Flemington feature on November 3. The declarations have halved the number of hopefuls, as there were 84 second acceptors.

With Racing Victoria still to announce the official order of entry, many of the big ...

International Raiders Still To Tackle Melbourne Cup

International Raiders Still To Tackle Melbourne Cup

The famous Godolphin stable are still entering Crime Scene into the $5.65 Melbourne Cup on November 3 despite the six-year-old gelding finishing sixth in Wednesday’s Geelong Cup behind winner Leica Ding.

The Geelong Cup is considered one of the major trials for the Melbourne Cup and Crime Scene was always going to do it tough as he carried the top ...

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

With tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup boasting one of the most open fields in history, punters are finding it harder than ever to decide which of the elite runners to back. There has been much support for the international raiders since the barrier draw on Wednesday, but others aren’t so sure. Here we have a look at the top four horses dominating ...

Shifts In Caulfield Cup Betting Markets

Shifts In Caulfield Cup Betting Markets

With the announcement of Saturday’s Caulfield Cup barrier draw earlier this morning, bookmakers have done a major reshuffle in response to the allocations.

Leading online bookmakers now have Cima De Triomphe, Predatory Pricer and Daffodil all sitting as equal favourites for the $2.5million race at $8.50. Predatory Pricer was early favourite before the barriers were decided, but drawing horribly with ...

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

The barrier draw for the $2.5 million Caulfield Cup, was done this morning at the Caulfield Racecourse where the race will be held this Saturday.
First and second favourites for the 2400m race, Predatory Pricer ($6.50) and Vigor ($7) drew poorly in gate 16 and 22 respectively.

Two of the fancied international runners, Kirklees ($13) and Cima De Triomphe ($8) ...

Spring Carnival Features – Jockeys Selected and International Entries Arrive

Spring Carnival Features – Jockeys Selected and International Entries Arrive

With the Melbourne Cup merely weeks away, the other major Victorian Spring Carnival feature races are now upon us. There have been many developments on the weekend in regards to jockey selections and the arrival of international contenders. As the spectators begin to pick out there outfits, here is some of the latest news for the punters keen to get ...