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Chocante Out to Emulate Sire in Melbourne Cup 2017

Chocante Out to Emulate Sire in Melbourne Cup 2017

Progressive Kiwi stayer Chocante is on a 2017 Melbourne Cup mission down under this spring chasing a win in the world’s most famous two-mile handicap as his sire Shocking did back in 2009. Trained across the Tasman by the Cambridge-based Stephen Marsh, the rising five-year-old is set to race exclusively in Australia this coming prep….

Appleby’s Frontiersman on 2017 Melbourne Cup Hunt

Appleby’s Frontiersman on 2017 Melbourne Cup Hunt

The Charlie Appleby-trained Godolphin galloper Frontiersman is on the hunt for a Melbourne Cup 2017 bid down under this spring racing next-up at Newmarket in the UK this week. The iconic $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) run at Flemington on Tuesday November 7 could be on the cards for the Dubawi stallion…

Makybe Diva Return for Melbourne Cup Winner Almandin?

Makybe Diva Return for Melbourne Cup Winner Almandin?

Five-time Melbourne Cup winning owner Lloyd Williams is considering a first-up run in the 2017 Makybe Diva Stakes for his latest champion of the ‘race that stops a nation’, but admits it is hard to find a suitable early spring option for Almandin. Monsun gelding Almandin scored an upset over Heartbreak City (2nd) and Hartnell…

2017 Melbourne Cup Still on Cards For Tiberian

2017 Melbourne Cup Still on Cards For Tiberian

French galloper Tiberian may have finished a well-beaten last in the Group 1 Grand Prix De Saint-Cloud over the weekend but the horse’s Australian co-owner Darren Dance hasn’t ruled out a Melbourne Cup 2017 bid down under this spring. The Alain Couetil-trained five-year-old never got close in the mile and a half feature, won by…

Gallic Chieftain Targets Melbourne Cup 2017

Gallic Chieftain Targets Melbourne Cup 2017

The 2017 Melbourne Cup is the long-term spring target for OTI Racing import Gallic Chieftain after his spirited win in Rosehill’s Winter Cup on Saturday. The imported French galloper has been racing down under with Victoria’s leading horseman Darren Weir since October last year and on Saturday broke through for his maiden stakes success. A…

Return 2017 Melbourne Cup Bid for Qewy

Return 2017 Melbourne Cup Bid for Qewy

Last year’s Geelong Cup – Sandown Cup double winning English raider Qewy looks on track for a return trip to Australia this spring for a second shot at the Melbourne Cup in 2017. The Godolphin-raced son of Street Cry is prepared at Newmarket by Charlie Appleby and enjoyed a successful spring bid down under last…

Thomas Hobson Eyes Melbourne Cup 2017 Bid

Thomas Hobson Eyes Melbourne Cup 2017 Bid

Irish horseman William Mullins is eyeing a 2017 Melbourne Cup bid down under this spring with his veteran stayer Thomas Hobson after the galloper’s Ascot Stakes win in England this week. The seven-year-old son of Halling lined-up in the Royal Ascot feature as the 4/1 favourite and, despite being held-up at the back of the…

Melbourne Cup 2017 Take Four for Who Shot Thebarman

Melbourne Cup 2017 Take Four for Who Shot Thebarman

Chris Waller’s evergreen veteran stayer Who Shot Thebarman is in the paddock gearing up for a fourth shot at the ‘race that stops a nation’ with the 2017 Melbourne Cup target pending in the spring. The rising nine-year-old has been ultra-consistent in the two mile classics down under since the son of Yamanin Vital transferred…

2017 Melbourne Cup for Runner-Up Heartbreak City

2017 Melbourne Cup for Runner-Up Heartbreak City

The connections of Tuesday’s devastatingly close runner-up behind Almandin in the ‘race that stops a nation’, Heartbreak City, hope to return for a second shot in the Melbourne Cup 2017. This year’s $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) was a magnificent battle over the final 300m by two stayers from back in the…

Melbourne Cup 2016 Exotics Payouts & Results

Melbourne Cup 2016 Exotics Payouts & Results

The official 2016 Melbourne Cup finishing order is now complete with the iconic Flemington Race 7 run and won for another season, the Lloyd Williams-owned Almandin handing the team a fifth win, the full exotic Melbourne Cup payouts and betting results for the ‘race that stops a nation’ listed below. This season’s $6.2 million Group…