News About Melbourne Cup Jockeys

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…

2014 Melbourne Cup Facts & Stats

2014 Melbourne Cup Facts & Stats

The first Tuesday of November is nearly here and with the Melbourne Cup 2014 field ready to face off at Flemington Racecourse tomorrow in Race 7 at 3pm (AEDT) we take a look at the historical facts and stats on this time-honoured classic. Want to uncover where the value bets are at on this year’s…

Schofield’s Will Battle it Out in 2014 Melbourne Cup

Schofield’s Will Battle it Out in 2014 Melbourne Cup

When the 2014 Melbourne Cup final field was announced on Saturday, New Zealand gelding Mr O’Ceirin was the one runner still without a hoop. However, later that evening during the barrier draw Chad Schofield was announced as late alteration jockey. The odd thing was his dad Glyn Schofield was already booked to ride Au Revoir…

McDonald Will Saddle Willing Foe for First Time in 2014 Melbourne Cup

McDonald Will Saddle Willing Foe for First Time in 2014 Melbourne Cup

Hoop James McDonald cannot offer any insight into his 2014 Melbourne Cup ride Willing Foe, since he won’t get a ride on the gelding until Tuesday afternoon’s race. McDonald will only get his first sit on Willing Foe when he’s legged up in the mounting yard at Flemington ahead of the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne…

Yendall Unchains 2014 Melbourne Cup Ride

Yendall Unchains 2014 Melbourne Cup Ride

In-form jockey Dean Yendall has been booked to ride light-weight chance Unchain My Heart should the David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained veteran make the 24 starter Melbourne Cup 2014 field next Tuesday. The eight-year-old Al Maher mare sits 24th on the order of entry for the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) following…

No Rush to Decide Au Revoir’s Melbourne Cup Jockey

No Rush to Decide Au Revoir’s Melbourne Cup Jockey

Connections of the OTI-owned French raider Au Revoir are in no rush to confirm a 2014 Melbourne Cup jockey for the stallion next Tuesday leaving their decision until Victoria Derby Day this Saturday. Jockeys for all but three of the horses currently inside the top 24 on the ballot for this year’s $6.2 million Group…

Berry Secures Melbourne Cup 2014 Ride for Williams

Berry Secures Melbourne Cup 2014 Ride for Williams

After Tuesday morning’s news that his previous 2014 Melbourne Cup mount The Offer wouldn’t be accepted for the ‘race that stops a nation’, goliath owner Lloyd Williams has come to Tommy Berry’s rescue. Berry was notably disheartened hearing last year’s winning trainer Gai Waterhouse wouldn’t be accepting for her injured Sydney Cup winner The Offer…

2013 Melbourne Cup Jockey Silks, Colours & Horse Facts

2013 Melbourne Cup Jockey Silks, Colours & Horse Facts

Every spring the punters go mad trying to discover the best Melbourne Cup betting tips for the first Tuesday of November, and with the Melbourne Cup 2013 nearly upon us, below we take a look at the statistics surrounding the Melbourne Cup jockey silks, colours and horse numbers to see if we can uncover a…