News About Melbourne Cup 2014

Two Mile Trip a Query for Lucia Valentina

Two Mile Trip a Query for Lucia Valentina

Lucia Valentina was second favourite to win the 2014 Melbourne Cup, with many punters confident the four-year-old mare had what it took to step up to the two mile distance of the ‘race that stops the nation’ and succeed. However, the Kris Lees-trained mare couldn’t even crack the top ten, finishing 15½ lengths off winner…

Protectionist Melbourne Cup Win Likened to Makybe Diva

Protectionist Melbourne Cup Win Likened to Makybe Diva

Glen Boss rode Who Shot Thebarman to third in the 2014 Melbourne Cup on Tuesday. The jockey may have missed out on a win to Protectionist, but had nothing but praise for the German raider. Boss partnered superstar Makybe Diva in all three of her Melbourne Cup victories from 2003-2005, and likened the finishing burst…

Dunlop Elated with Red Cadeaux’s Third Second in Melbourne Cup 2014

Dunlop Elated with Red Cadeaux’s Third Second in Melbourne Cup 2014

After Red Cadeaux set his own record in the 2014 Melbourne Cup with three runner-up finishes, trainer Ed Dunlop spoke of the immense pride that engulfed him following the result. Though he was at first frustrated that the gelding was unable to break his bridesmaid tag, he was proud the nine-year-old was still excelling against…

2014 Melbourne Cup Exotic Payouts & Results

2014 Melbourne Cup Exotic Payouts & Results

The Melbourne Cup 2014 finishing order is official with Protectionist saluting for the Germans, the full exotic payouts and betting results for the classic two mile clash detailed below. Run as Flemington Race 7 at 3:00pm (AEDT), this year’s $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) was a truly historical event. The Andreas Wohler-trained…

Admire Rakti Dies Following Melbourne Cup 2014

Admire Rakti Dies Following Melbourne Cup 2014

The rush of excitement following the 2014 Melbourne Cup quickly turned to sadness as favourite Admire Rakti passed away following the race. Stewards at Flemington Racecourse have confirmed that the Japanese-trained entire collapsed and died in his stalls after the race. Admire Rakti was $6 favourite to win the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m)…

2014 Melbourne Cup: Red Cadeaux Runner-Up Yet Again

2014 Melbourne Cup: Red Cadeaux Runner-Up Yet Again

International stayer Red Cadeaux already set a precedence by making his fourth consecutive trip out to Australia for the 2014 Melbourne Cup but following this afternoon’s race he truly created history. For the fourth time in five years, Red Cadeaux ran runner-up in the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m). The nine-year-old gelding, trained by…

2014 Melbourne Cup Winner is Protectionist – Full Results

2014 Melbourne Cup Winner is Protectionist – Full Results

The Races.com.au team’s tip to win the Melbourne Cup 2014, Protectionist got the job done at Flemington Racecourse today becoming the first German-trained winner of ‘The Race That Stops a Nation’. In a barnstorming run the Andreas Wohler-trained Monsun stallion left his rivals for dead in this year’s $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup…

2014 Melbourne Cup Results at 3pm

2014 Melbourne Cup Results at 3pm

There are only a few minutes left until the Melbourne Cup 2014 results are known with the winner of ‘The Race That Stops a Nation’ set to cross the line first in Flemington Race 7 at 3:00pm (AEDT). The Melbourne Cup winner will come from one of the 22 stayers left in the mix for…

Lees Thrilled With Lucia Valentina Heading to Melbourne Cup 2014

Lees Thrilled With Lucia Valentina Heading to Melbourne Cup 2014

Kris Lees’ four-year-old mare Lucia Valentina may not be favourite in the 2014 Melbourne Cup betting, that is reserved for Japanese stayer Admire Rakti ($6 at ), but it’s still hard for the trainer to relax ahead of the $6.2 million ‘race that stops the nation’. “It is still a Melbourne Cup, so I think…

Best Value 2014 Melbourne Cup Bets

Best Value 2014 Melbourne Cup Bets

The question everyone around Australia is asking themselves right now is, “Which horse should I back in the Melbourne Cup 2014?” So to help answer that below are our Melbourne Cup best value bets. There are 22 horses ready to face off in Flemington Race 7 at 3:00pm, the two mile handicap that brings the…