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Australian-Trained Melbourne Cup 2012 Quinella – Green Moon Winner over Fiorente

Australian-Trained Melbourne Cup 2012 Quinella – Green Moon Winner over Fiorente

In a blow-out 2012 Melbourne Cup result at Flemington Racecourse this afternoon the Lloyd Williams-owned, Robert Hickmott-trained Green Moon scored an authoritative victory in the ‘race that stops a nation’ running an Australian-trained quinella with Gai Waterhouse’s import Fiorente in second. All the pre-race talk on the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m)…

Official Caulfield Cup 2012 Field Announced

Official Caulfield Cup 2012 Field Announced

Australia’s premier mile and a half race will take place at Caulfield Racecourse this Saturday, October 20, with the first of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival majors running – the 2012 Caulfield Cup field released this afternoon. Originally 23 horses were paid up for at final acceptance stage this morning for the $2.5 million Group…

Big 4 Out of 2012 Caulfield Cup Third Declarations

Big 4 Out of 2012 Caulfield Cup Third Declarations

Four big name gallopers will bypass the Caulfield Cup 2012 on October 20 and go straight to the Cox Plate the following Saturday it has been revealed with third acceptances for both of the spring majors released today. There are now 41 gallopers still in contention for the $2.65 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup…

Melbourne Cup 2012 First Acceptances – 67 Still in Contention

Melbourne Cup 2012 First Acceptances – 67 Still in Contention

Sixty-seven stayers have been paid up for at first acceptance stage for the 2012 Melbourne Cup today, and as expected there is a strong international presence in the ‘race that stops a nation’. The entries for Flemington’s famed $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), running as Flemington Race 7 on Tuesday November 6,…

Past Winners Head 2012 Melbourne Cup Weights

Past Winners Head 2012 Melbourne Cup Weights

As was the case with the Caulfield Cup weights released earlier this month, the Melbourne Cup 2012 weights that were released by Racing Victoria on Tuesday are headed by the past two winners of the ‘race that stops a nation’ with Americain and Dunaden heading the handicaps. The French-trained duo have both been allocated 58kg…

Melbourne Cup Winners Top 2012 Caulfield Cup Weights

Melbourne Cup Winners Top 2012 Caulfield Cup Weights

The past two Melbourne Cup winners have been installed as equal top-weights for the Caulfield Cup 2012 when handicaps for the first Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival major were released today. Set to run at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday October 20, the $2.65 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) attracted 222 nominations this year –…

Melbourne Cup 2012 Nominations Released

Melbourne Cup 2012 Nominations Released

The 2012 Melbourne Cup nominations for Australia’s biggest race of the year were taken by Racing Victoria today with 151 hopefuls making up the early entries for Flemington Race 7 on Tuesday November 6, 2012. 163 horses were nominated for 2011, this year’s 152nd edition of the world’s richest handicap attracting just 12 fewer entries….