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2016 Melbourne Cup Field: Big Orange Tough to Beat

2016 Melbourne Cup Field: Big Orange Tough to Beat

Trainer Michael Bell is confident that Big Orange will prove tough to beat on Tuesday after drawing into the 2016 Melbourne Cup field in barrier 7. Big Orange was one of the standout performers of the 2015 edition of the race that stops a nation, and boxed on well for fifth behind Prince Of Penzance…

2016 Melbourne Cup Field: Wide Draw Good for Almoonqith

2016 Melbourne Cup Field: Wide Draw Good for Almoonqith

David Hayes is pleased that sole entrant Almoonqith has drawn into the 2016 Melbourne Cup field in an outside barrier, and is confident that the horse is primed for a big performance at Flemington on Tuesday. A capacity 2016 Melbourne Cup field of twenty-four was confirmed following the Derby Day card at Flemington on Saturday,…

2016 Lexus Stakes Field & Odds: Oceanographer Favourite

2016 Lexus Stakes Field & Odds: Oceanographer Favourite

Charlie Appleby’s Geelong Cup third placed raider Oceanographer is the early favourite to win the Lexus Stakes 2016 on Derby Day this Saturday and make the Melbourne Cup field three days later. Winner of the $300,000 Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) earns a ballot free ride into the ‘race that stops a nation’, with the…

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…

Pike Stands By to Ride Real Love in 2016 Melbourne Cup Field

Pike Stands By to Ride Real Love in 2016 Melbourne Cup Field

Perth-based hoop William Pike will secure his first ride in the ‘race that stops a nation’ heading east on the first Tuesday of November to partner Real Love in the Melbourne Cup 2016 field should she line-up in the two mile classic. Bred and raced by prolific Western Australian owner Bob Peters, six-year-old Desert King…

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…

Sertorius Capable of Performing in Talented Melbourne Cup Field

Sertorius Capable of Performing in Talented Melbourne Cup Field

Geelong trainer Jamie Edwards is thrilled stable star Sertorius has been confirmed in the 2015 Melbourne Cup field and believes the talented gelding is a far better chance of success than his current $151 quote suggests. Sertorius has been a strong and consistent performer for Edwards first appearing on course in early 2010; posting ten…

11 Internationals in Melbourne Cup 2015 Field

11 Internationals in Melbourne Cup 2015 Field

A record number of international raiders will take on the local stayers in the 2015 Melbourne Cup field next Tuesday, November 3, in Flemington Race 7 with 11 non-Southern Hemisphere trained visitors in the confirmed field. Twenty-four horses face off in this year’s $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), 11 of which are…

Predicted 24 Horse 2015 Melbourne Cup Field

Predicted 24 Horse 2015 Melbourne Cup Field

With the final acceptances for the Melbourne Cup 2015 field closing at 4:30pm (AEST) this afternoon, below is the likely 24-horse line-up in Flemington Race 7 next Tuesday. The $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) is known as the ‘race that stops a nation’ and has a capacity 24-starter field with no emergencies….

Melbourne Cup 2015 Field Released on Derby Day

Melbourne Cup 2015 Field Released on Derby Day

The line-up for the ‘race that stops’ a nation is set to be released this afternoon live from Flemington Racecourse with the capacity 24-starter 2015 Melbourne Cup field, run next Tuesday November 3, known after the racing action of Victoria Derby Day is done and dusted. The four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival kicks off with an…