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Scottish to Bypass Melbourne Cup Field 2016

Scottish to Bypass Melbourne Cup Field 2016

Charlie Appleby’s Caulfield Cup runner-up Scottish will bypass the Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday of November and instead take advantage of a Winx-less 2016 Emirates Stakes four days later. On debut down under for the powerhouse international Godolphin stable, Appleby’s Teofilo five-year-old Scottish made an immediate impression running second to Jameka in the Group…

Melbourne Cup Hopes Head 2016 Lexus Stakes Nominations

Melbourne Cup Hopes Head 2016 Lexus Stakes Nominations

Saturday’s Lexus Stakes 2016 offers stayers one final chance to make the Melbourne Cup field on the first Tuesday of November and nominations for the Derby Day feature have been extended. On Monday Racing Victoria received just 13 early entries for the $300,000 Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m). Nominations for the Flemington showdown, one of…

2016 Melbourne Cup Field Takes Shape: Second Acceptances

2016 Melbourne Cup Field Takes Shape: Second Acceptances

There are just 32 hopeful stayers still in the mix for the ‘race that stops a nation’ after the release of Melbourne Cup 2016 second acceptances. The world’s richest handicap, the $6 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) runs as Flemington Race 7 on Tuesday November 1. Each year the Melbourne Cup field has…

Geelong Cup Winner Qewy Chases 2016 Melbourne Cup Start

Geelong Cup Winner Qewy Chases 2016 Melbourne Cup Start

The Godolphin team are now chasing a Melbourne Cup 2016 start on the first Tuesday of November with dour stayer Qewy who passed the first ballot clause for the ‘race that stops a nation’ with his all-the-way Geelong Cup win on Wednesday. The $300,000 Group 3 Geelong Cup (2400m) looked to be lacking the class…

2015 Mackinnon Stakes Odds Update: Magic Hurricane Out

2015 Mackinnon Stakes Odds Update: Magic Hurricane Out

One-time Mackinnon Stakes 2015 betting favourite Magic Hurricane is the second horse to come out of the line-up for the Derby Day clash offering a Melbourne Cup ballot exemption to the winner at Flemington Racecourse this weekend. Robert Hickmott’s veteran galloper Fawkner was the first scratching from the $1 million Group 1 Longines Mackinnon Stakes…

Mongolian Khan Out of 2015 Melbourne Cup Field

Mongolian Khan Out of 2015 Melbourne Cup Field

A bout of colic has ruled out the chance of Murray Baker’s star New Zealand Mongolian Khan to back up from a Caulfield Cup win and shoot for the Spring Cups double in next Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup 2015. The four-year-old Holy Roman Emperor stallion was third favourite at single figures in the all-in odds to…

2015 Lexus Stakes Field Features Waterhouse Duo

2015 Lexus Stakes Field Features Waterhouse Duo

Sydney’s Gai Waterhouse will saddle-up two Melbourne Cup entries in the Lexus Stakes 2015 field at Flemington Racecourse this Saturday shooting for the ballot exemption for the world’s richest handicap on offer in the Derby Day clash. A final field of 13 faces off in this year’s $300,000 Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m), one of…

Melbourne Cup Hopes Top 2015 Lexus Stakes Nominations

Melbourne Cup Hopes Top 2015 Lexus Stakes Nominations

Lexus Stakes 2015 nominations for Flemington Racecourse’s Victoria Derby Day on Saturday feature a host of stayers looking for the Melbourne Cup ballot exemption on offer to the winner. Run just three days before the ‘race that stops a nation’, this weekend’s $300,000 Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) attracted 29 nominations. Sixteen of those also…

Mongolian Khan Leads 42 Melbourne Cup 2015 Second Acceptances

Mongolian Khan Leads 42 Melbourne Cup 2015 Second Acceptances

Murray Baker’s Caulfield Cup winning Kiwi raider Mongolian Khan sits number one on the ballot for the world’s richest handicap at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday November 3 following the release of the 2015 Melbourne Cup second acceptances. On Monday morning Racing Victoria released 42 second declarations for the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup…

Amralah Set to Make Melbourne Cup 2015 Field

Amralah Set to Make Melbourne Cup 2015 Field

The likely withdrawal of Set Square from the 2015 Melbourne Cup line-up paves the way for Robert Hickmott’s Herbert Power Stakes winning import Amralah to make the starting 24 for the ‘race that stops a nation’. News late this week surrounds the probable withdrawal of Ciaron Maher’s Reset mare Set Square from $6.2 million Group…