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2017 Melbourne Cup Odds: Almandin Favourite

2017 Melbourne Cup Odds: Almandin Favourite

Almandin is currently available at 2017 Melbourne Cup odds of $6.50 and is a narrow favourite in betting for the Group 1 event at Flemington on Tuesday. The defending Melbourne Cup winner has been on top of Melbourne Cup betting markets since his outstanding victory in the JRA Trophy and punters have been quick to…

2017 Melbourne Cup Field Confirmed: 24 Melbourne Cup Horses Announced

2017 Melbourne Cup Field Confirmed: 24 Melbourne Cup Horses Announced

The 24 Melbourne Cup horses lining up in the official 2017 Melbourne Cup Final Field has been announced by Racing Victoria ahead of the two-mile classic next Tuesday, November 7, at Flemington Racecourse. As expected prolific owner Lloyd Williams has six chances to add a sixth ‘Loving Trophy’ to the cabinet including the defending winner…

Updated Melbourne Cup 2017 Field: Jon Snow Ruled Out

Updated Melbourne Cup 2017 Field: Jon Snow Ruled Out

Jon Snow has officially been ruled out of the 2017 Melbourne Cup Field and will not take to the track in the famous Flemington Race 7 next Tuesday. The Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman-trained ATC Derby winner was found to be two out of five lame in his near-side foreleg and is not permitted to…

2017 Melbourne Cup Field: All But Confirmed with Cismontane In

2017 Melbourne Cup Field: All But Confirmed with Cismontane In

The official 2017 Melbourne Cup Final Field of 24 Horses is all but confirmed after the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Cismontane got the eleventh hour start in the ‘Race That Stops A Nation’. Final acceptances for the Group 1 $6.25 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) close at 4:30pm (AEDT) this afternoon before the live…

2017 Melbourne Cup Horses: Jon Snow in Danger

2017 Melbourne Cup Horses: Jon Snow in Danger

Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman are in danger of losing their Melbourne Cup 2017 contender Jon Snow with the Kiwi galloper showing signs of lameness ahead of next Tuesday’s ‘Race That Stops A Nation’. The fitness of the four-year-old Iffraaj entire has come under fire following the final Melbourne Cup horse examinations by Racing Victoria…

Melbourne Cup Next for Lexus Stakes Winner Cismontane

Melbourne Cup Next for Lexus Stakes Winner Cismontane

Australia’s leading lady of racing Gai Waterhouse is into the 2017 Melbourne Cup field with a chance to secure her second Loving Trophy after the gutsy Lexus Stakes win and subsequent ballot exemption for Cismontane. The in-form High Chaparral five-year-old likely ended the Group 1 $6.25 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) dream for the William…

Can Cismontane Make Melbourne Cup 2017 Field for Waterhouse?

Can Cismontane Make Melbourne Cup 2017 Field for Waterhouse?

Gai Waterhouse finally enjoyed her maiden ‘Loving Trophy’ with Fiorente in 2013 and her chances of getting another shot in the 2017 Melbourne Cup field lay with Cismontane winning the Lexus Stakes this afternoon. The countdown to the 24 horses facing off in the famous Flemington Race 7 – the Group 1 $6.25 million Emirates…

2017 Melbourne Cup Field & Barrier Draw Announced: When & Where?

2017 Melbourne Cup Field & Barrier Draw Announced: When & Where?

After the Victoria Derby Day races are run and won at Flemington Racecourse today the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) are set to release the official Melbourne Cup 2017 Field and perform the live 2017 Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw. The last on the all-Group race Victoria Derby Day program runs at 5:20pm (AEDT), but the final…

Likely Melbourne Cup 2017 Field: Abbey Marie Out

Likely Melbourne Cup 2017 Field: Abbey Marie Out

  Abbey Marie is the latest confirmed non-acceptor for the 2017 Melbourne Cup field bringing the William Mullins-trained Thomas Hobson one step closer to a start in the two mile classic next Tuesday. The updated order of entry for the Group 1 $6.25 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) has Irish raider Thomas Hobson in the…

2017 Lexus Stakes Betting Tips on Melbourne Cup Lead-Up

2017 Lexus Stakes Betting Tips on Melbourne Cup Lead-Up

The Melbourne Cup field will be all but be decided once the Lexus Stakes 2017 is run and won at Flemington on Saturday afternoon, betting tips and the latest odds on the important staying showdown found below. A ballot free ride into the Group 1 $6.25 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) is on offer to…