News About Melbourne Cup Nominations

Sneaky 2017 Melbourne Cup Entry for Night’s Watch 

Sneaky 2017 Melbourne Cup Entry for Night’s Watch 

He is one of the roughie hopes out of trainer Darren Weir’s 17 Melbourne Cup 2017 nominees but connections are happy to keep the pipe dream alive for now with improving four-year-old Night’s Watch who won at Sandown on Wednesday.   Weir celebrated success in the ‘race that stops a nation’ two years ago when his triple-figure outsider Prince Of Penzance stole the show in…

Take Four for Who Shot Thebarman in Melbourne Cup 2017

Take Four for Who Shot Thebarman in Melbourne Cup 2017

There may be a stronger than ever international presence in the 2017 Melbourne Cup nominations taken by Racing Victoria this week but the locals are not without a hope including the inclusion of Who Shot Thebarman chasing the classic for a fourth time. The Chris Waller-trained Kiwi import is one of 13 stayers among the…

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…

Almandin Back on Top of Melbourne Cup 2017 Odds

Almandin Back on Top of Melbourne Cup 2017 Odds

Reigning champion Almandin has rocketed back to the top of futures 2017 Melbourne Cup betting following the Lloyd Williams-owned veteran’s first-up win last weekend. Run on Tuesday November 7 at Flemington Racecourse, the iconic Group 1 $6.2 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) is a typically open affair ahead of nominations closing today at midday. Currently…

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’. Australian quarantine requirements have made the Trip To Rhodos ineligible for a shot at the famous Flemington feature on the first Tuesday of November. The Pavel Tuma-trained Rail Link gelding was…

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. Tavistock stallion Tarzino made his four-year-old debut last Saturday at his home track of Caulfield in the weight-for-age Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m). He…

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. Racing Victoria received 124 nominations on Tuesday for the $6.2 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m), the ‘race…

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. The world’s richest handicap race, the $6 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) lights up Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday November 1. Nominations for the two mile classic closed at…

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. Originally there were 140 stayers making up the nominations for the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) this…

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. Down eight nominees on last year’s number, the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) is the showcase race of the…