News About Melbourne Cup Jockeys

2017 Melbourne Cup Update: Joao Moreira Off Thomas Hobson

2017 Melbourne Cup Update: Joao Moreira Off Thomas Hobson

UPDATE: BEN ALLEN CONFIRMED TO RIDE THOMAS HOBSON IN 2017 MELBOURNE CUP FIELD AT 3:00PM (AEDT) A replacement Melbourne Cup 2017 jockey is needed for the William Mullins-trained Irish raider Thomas Hobson in the famous Flemington Race 7 after the ‘Magic Man’ Joao Moreira was ruled out following a nasty fall in the fourth. The…

Predicted 2017 Melbourne Cup Field: Moreira in Danger

Predicted 2017 Melbourne Cup Field: Moreira in Danger

Update: Qewy has been ruled out of the 2017 Melbourne Cup Field.  Brazilian hoop Joao Moreira is in danger of missing out on a ride in the Melbourne Cup 2017 field with his mount Thomas Hobson right on the cusp of a start in the ‘Race That Stops A Nation’. Punters are eagerly tracking the…

Melbourne Cup 2017 Jockeys: Bayliss Off Ventura Storm

Melbourne Cup 2017 Jockeys: Bayliss Off Ventura Storm

Progressive hoop Regan Bayliss misses the chance to ride in his maiden Melbourne Cup field losing the mount on Ventura Storm due to a careless riding suspension handed down on Wednesday. Bayliss copped a seven-meeting ban for his ride in the last on Bendigo Cup Day aboard Saddle The Sun after he shifted out the…

Confirmed 2017 Melbourne Cup Horses & Jockeys

Confirmed 2017 Melbourne Cup Horses & Jockeys

The Melbourne Cup 2017 field is starting to take shape ahead of the two mile classic on Tuesday November 7 and below the Races.com.au team look over the confirmed Melbourne Cup horses and hoops. As it stands there are 18 confirmed Melbourne Cup jockeys for the Group 1 $6.25 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) following…

Yendall Rides Amelie’s Star in 2017 Melbourne Cup

Yendall Rides Amelie’s Star in 2017 Melbourne Cup

Lightweight hoop Dean Yendall is booked to ride the Darren Weir-trained mare Amelie’s Star for the first time in the Melbourne Cup 2017 field on Tuesday November 7. Melbourne Cup jockeys for the two mile classic are starting to take shape, Weir confirming hoops for both his brave Cox Plate runner-up Humidor and his Group…

Who Shot Thebarman in Fourth Melbourne Cup Field: Berry on Top

Who Shot Thebarman in Fourth Melbourne Cup Field: Berry on Top

Hong Kong-based jockey Tommy Berry has picked up the 2017 Melbourne Cup ride aboard Chris Waller’s gallant old warhorse Who Shot Thebarman as the nine-year-old lines-up in the two mile classic for the fourth time. Berry comes aboard the Kiwi expat for the first time under race conditions as Yamanin Vital gelding Who Shot Thebarman…

Bowman Eyes 2017 Melbourne Cup Mount on Marmelo

Bowman Eyes 2017 Melbourne Cup Mount on Marmelo

Regular rider of the country’s best racehorse Winx, Hugh Bowman is looking at a couple of international raiders to ride in the Melbourne Cup 2017 including the Hughie Morrison-trained Marmelo. Guaranteed a start on the first Tuesday of November in the iconic Group 1 $6 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) sitting 16th on the latest…

Shinn Booked for Gallante in 2016 Melbourne Cup Field

Shinn Booked for Gallante in 2016 Melbourne Cup Field

Sydney-based Jockey Blake Shinn has secured a shot at winning a second ‘Loving Trophy’ booked for the ride on Sydney Cup winner Gallante in the Melbourne Cup 2016 field on November 1. Shinn rode the late, great ‘Cups King’ Bart Cummings’ final Melbourne Cup winner Viewed back in 2008 and chases another winning ride in…

2015 Melbourne Cup Jockeys Confirmed

2015 Melbourne Cup Jockeys Confirmed

Along with the official 24 horses making up the Melbourne Cup 2015 field this Spring, the full list of jockeys to take a sit on a runner in the ‘race that stops a nation’ next Tuesday at Flemington Racecourse has also been confirmed. Due to run as Flemington Race 7 on Tuesday November 3 at…

2014 Melbourne Cup Jockeys: Who Will Win?

2014 Melbourne Cup Jockeys: Who Will Win?

Each year it is essential to study the form for Flemington Race 7 on the first Tuesday of November to pick the Melbourne Cup winner and in the Melbourne Cup 2014 jockeys are just one of the things to consider. As well as the lead-up races horses in the 22 horse Melbourne Cup field come…