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Melbourne Cup 2017 Barrier Draw: Almandin Draws 14

Melbourne Cup 2017 Barrier Draw: Almandin Draws 14

The official 2017 Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw has been completed by Racing Victoria live from Flemington Racecourse and the reigning champion Almandin is drawn barrier 14 for the title defence. Almandin, one of six horses in the Group 1 $6.25 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) field for five-time winning owner Lloyd Williams, jumped from barrier…

Bowman Waits for Melbourne Cup 2017 Barrier Draw

Bowman Waits for Melbourne Cup 2017 Barrier Draw

Jockey Hugh Bowman of Winx fame will try to wait until the official 2017 Melbourne Cup barrier draw before making a call on what international raider he will ride in the ‘race that stops a nation’ this spring. Bowman is in line for a ride in the $6 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m)…

Melbourne Cup 2015 Barrier Draw: Fame Game in 12

Melbourne Cup 2015 Barrier Draw: Fame Game in 12

Early favourite for the iconic ‘race that stops a nation’ next Tuesday, Japanese stayer Fame Game was a big winner in Saturday afternoon’s 2015 Melbourne Cup barrier draw coming up with gate 12. A capacity field of 24 face off in Flemington Race 7 at 3:00pm (AEST) on November 3 in the $6.2 million Group…

2015 Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw Announced Today

2015 Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw Announced Today

The official Melbourne Cup 2015 Barrier Draw is set to be announced live from the home of the iconic two mile clash held next Tuesday, November 3, with the Victorian Racing Club (VRC) conducting the draw from Flemington Racecourse post-Derby Day. Final acceptances for the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), due to…

Outside Melbourne Cup Barrier 24 for Araldo

Outside Melbourne Cup Barrier 24 for Araldo

Local horseman Michael Moroney has described his 2014 Melbourne Cup hope Araldo and the team as “well practiced in bad barriers” after the in-form stallion came up with the outside gate in the 24 horse field for Tuesday’s Flemington classic. Moroney and connections opted not to give Araldo, who was sitting on the cusp of…

Gun Melbourne Cup Barrier 2 for Lucia Valentina

Gun Melbourne Cup Barrier 2 for Lucia Valentina

Kris Lees’ flying mare Lucia Valentina was one of the big winners in the 2014 Melbourne Cup barrier draw on Saturday afternoon, the Caulfield Cup placegetter out to win the ‘race that stops a nation’ from barrier two. In a strange barrier draw for this year’s $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), running…

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. On Saturday a capacity final field of 24 stayers for the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) was rounded out when Authorized…

Admire Rakti Draws Melbourne Cup Barrier 8

Admire Rakti Draws Melbourne Cup Barrier 8

Odds on the Japanese-trained Caulfield Cup winner Admire Rakti are set to firm following the 2014 Melbourne Cup barrier draw, the stallion coming up trumps with barrier eight for next Tuesday’s two mile classic. Barriers for all 24 runners in the field for this year’s $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) were allocated…

2014 Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw Live this Evening

2014 Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw Live this Evening

After the action of Victoria Derby Day all the attention will turn to the 24 top class stayers from around Australia and abroad facing off back at Flemington next Tuesday, and the Melbourne Cup 2014 barrier draw will take place live from the track tonight from 7pm (AEDT). Melbourne Cup final acceptances for the $6.2…

Melbourne Cup Barriers 2013 – Fiorente Favourite in 5

Melbourne Cup Barriers 2013 – Fiorente Favourite in 5

The highly-anticipated Melbourne Cup barrier draw 2013 has been determined with early favourite Fiorente drawing ideally in barrier five for trainer Gai Waterhouse shooting for her maiden win in the ‘race that stops a nation’. Waterhouse’s other chance in the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), French import Tres Blue, didn’t fare as…