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2017 Melbourne Cup Nominations Released

2017 Melbourne Cup Nominations Released

Nominations for the Melbourne Cup 2017 are now out with 140 of the world’s best stayers entered for a shot at the ‘race that stops a nation’ at Flemington on Tuesday November 7. Up from 124 official entries, which included 31 international raiders, at this stage last year the Group 1 $6.2 million Emirates Melbourne…

Can Almandin be the Melbourne Cup Winner 2016 for Williams?

Can Almandin be the Melbourne Cup Winner 2016 for Williams?

Lloyd Williams is the most successful Melbourne Cup winning owner with his four victories in the ‘race that stops a nation’ and one of the best chances for him to secure a fifth ‘Loving Trophy’ in 2016 is Almandin. The goliath owner and businessman dominated the Melbourne Cup results with: Just A Dash (1981), What…

Will Hartnell Win Melbourne Cup 2016 for the Punters?

Will Hartnell Win Melbourne Cup 2016 for the Punters?

He is the easing favourite but Hartnell still sits top of the 2016 Melbourne Cup odds for the iconic Flemington Race 7 on Tuesday, so can the Godolphin galloper get the job done for the punters? It seems crazy that this in-form John O’Shea-trained import off the ace form isn’t top weight for the $6.2…

Can Big Orange Win at Juicy 2016 Melbourne Cup Odds?

Can Big Orange Win at Juicy 2016 Melbourne Cup Odds?

Earlier in the picture the Michael Bell-trained UK raider Big Orange was shaping up as one of the most overs in Melbourne Cup betting and even with a notable money train rolling in for him he still looks a juicy 2016 Melbourne Cup tip. When the official field for Tuesday’s $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates…

Will Oceanographer be the 2016 Melbourne Cup Winner?

Will Oceanographer be the 2016 Melbourne Cup Winner?

After an impressive Lexus Stakes win to make the field for the ‘race that stops a nation’ the question is now whether the Charlie Appleby-trained UK raider Oceanographer can be the Melbourne Cup 2016 winner? Tuesday will be the third Australian start for the Godolphin-raced Sea The Stars gelding when Oceanographer lines-up as one of…

Curren Mirotic: History’s Oldest Melbourne Cup Winner?

Curren Mirotic: History’s Oldest Melbourne Cup Winner?

This Tuesday Japanese raider Curren Mirotic is out to make Melbourne Cup history winning Flemington’s two-mile classic as a nine-year-old. Only two eight-year-olds have won the world’s richest handicap, but the Osamu Hirata-trained Heart’s Cry gelding Curren Mirotic is out to go one better and take out the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup…

Can Jameka Win Caulfield – Melbourne Cup 2016 Double?

Can Jameka Win Caulfield – Melbourne Cup 2016 Double?

This Tuesday the Ciaron Maher-trained Caulfield Cup winner Jameka lines-up in the 2016 Melbourne Cup field, but can she complete the coveted Spring Cups double? The last horse to win the Caulfield Cup and then back-up directly into the ‘race that stops a nation’ and head the Melbourne Cup results was the Kiwi-trained mare Ethereal…

Can Trip To Paris Give Dunlop the Melbourne Cup Win?

Can Trip To Paris Give Dunlop the Melbourne Cup Win?

In his fifth year of trying to take home a ‘Loving Trophy’, British horseman Ed Dunlop has two hopes in the 2015 Melbourne Cup field headed by second pick in the markets Trip To Paris. Dunlop is a regular down under during the Melbourne Cup Carnival having saddled-up $8 million earner Red Cadeaux for four…

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…

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)…