News About Melbourne Cup Nominations

Trip To Rhodos Ruled Out of Melbourne Cup 2016

Trip To Rhodos Ruled Out of Melbourne Cup 2016

The first Czech Republic-trained horse to be nominated for a Melbourne Cup has already been ruled out of the ‘race that stops a nation’.

Germany’s Protectionist (2014) was the last international Melbourne Cup winner. Photo: Steve Hart.

Australian quarantine requirements have made the Trip To Rhodos ineligible for a shot at the famous Flemington feature on the first Tuesday of ...

Tarzino Nominated for 2016 Melbourne Cup

Tarzino Nominated for 2016 Melbourne Cup

Mick Price has thrown in a Melbourne Cup 2016 nomination for last year’s VRC Derby winner Tarzino who he confirmed took no harm out of his Memsie Stakes return last weekend.

Tarzino is in the mix for the 2016 Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday of November. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Tavistock stallion Tarzino made his four-year-old debut last Saturday ...

Da Big Hoss Could Represent USA in Melbourne Cup 2016

Da Big Hoss Could Represent USA in Melbourne Cup 2016

North America could have their maiden runner in a Melbourne Cup field in 2016 with the USA’s premier stayer Da Big Hoss among the strong international contingent nominated for this year’s edition of the two mile classic.

Last year’s fifth-placegetter Big Orange is among the top international 2016 Melbourne Cup nominations this spring. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Racing Victoria received ...

2016 Melbourne Cup Nominations: 31 Internationals

2016 Melbourne Cup Nominations: 31 Internationals

Thirty-one international stayers are among the 124 official Melbourne Cup 2016 nominations received by Racing Victoria for the ‘race that stops a nation’ this week.

Last year’s winner Prince Of Penzance is one of 124 Melbourne Cup 2016 nominations. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

The world’s richest handicap race, the $6 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) lights up Flemington Racecourse...

Four Late 2015 Melbourne Cup Entries

Four Late 2015 Melbourne Cup Entries

On Tuesday Racing Victoria received four late Melbourne Cup 2015 entries for the ‘race that stops a nation’ on November 3, including a French-trained international raider adding more interest to the Flemington classic this spring.

Chance To Dance (outside) is one of four 2015 Melbourne Cup late entries taken this week. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Originally there were 140 stayers ...

2015 Melbourne Cup Nominations Feature 140 Stayers

2015 Melbourne Cup Nominations Feature 140 Stayers

Nominations for Melbourne Cup 2015 closed on Tuesday with Racing Victoria’s Chief Handicapper Greg Carpenter revealing 140 early entries for the ‘race that stops a nation’ at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday, November 3.

Defending Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist is one of 140 nominations taken for the 2015 edition of the Flemington classic. Photo: Steve Hart.

Down eight nominees on ...

Second Melbourne Cup Quinella for Japan in 2014?

Second Melbourne Cup Quinella for Japan in 2014?

Back in 2006 in the wake of champion mare Makybe Diva’s historic third straight Melbourne Cup victory another world first occurred with two Japanese-trained stablemates taking out the Melbourne Cup quinella– an event that is a realistic probability again in 2014.

Zac Purton (pictured here aboard Sacred Falls) will ride Japanese raider Admire Rakti in the 2014 Melbourne ...

What Horses Does Waterhouse Have in the 2014 Melbourne Cup?

What Horses Does Waterhouse Have in the 2014 Melbourne Cup?

Gai Waterhouse is considered Sydney’s leading lady of racing and after securing her maiden ‘Loving Trophy’ last spring with Fiorente, this year she’s back with three chances in the Melbourne Cup 2014 field.

Gai Waterhouse has three horses including the favourite The Offer nominated for the 2014 Melbourne Cup. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Nominations for the world’s richest handicap, held ...

Williams Could Have a Dozen in 2014 Melbourne Cup Field

Williams Could Have a Dozen in 2014 Melbourne Cup Field

After the release of the 2014 Melbourne Cup nominations this afternoon it has been revealed that goliath owner Lloyd Williams could have as many as 12 runners in this year’s field for the world’s richest handicap.

Caulfield Cup runner-up Fawkner is the best fancied of the Lloyd Williams-owned Melbourne Cup 2014 hopes. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

One of the ...

International Melbourne Cup Horses 2014

International Melbourne Cup Horses 2014

Today the first step towards the first Tuesday of November’s iconic Flemington race was made by the connections of the 148 horses nominated for the 2014 Melbourne Cup including 31 international raiders.

Dunaden (2011) was the last internationally-trained Melbourne Cup winner. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

A record number of horses trained outside of Australia and New Zealand feature in ...