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Bauer in Doubt, Sahra Sun Still a Chance for Cumani in Melbourne Cup 2011

Bauer in Doubt, Sahra Sun Still a Chance for Cumani in Melbourne Cup 2011

Dedicated European horseman Luca Cumani is playing a nervous waiting game ahead of the Melbourne Cup 2011 with two of his four hopefuls sweating on a start in the world’s richest handicap. Cumani, who has twice prepared a Melbourne Cup runner-up with Purple Moon (2007) and Bauer (2008) but is as yet to taste success…

Brown Declares Lucas Cranach Fit for Melbourne Cup 2011 Bid

Brown Declares Lucas Cranach Fit for Melbourne Cup 2011 Bid

After a controversial lead-up spiked with injury issues to their Australian race debut in the Caulfield Cup a fortnight ago, Anthony Freedman’s classy German expat Lucas Cranach has impressed jockey Corey Brown in a track gallop, Brown declaring the galloper as a genuine 2011 Melbourne Cup horse ahead of Tuesday week’s $6.2 million showdown. Mamool…

Mackinnon Stakes 2011 Nominations Vie for Melbourne Cup Start

Mackinnon Stakes 2011 Nominations Vie for Melbourne Cup Start

This Saturday one of the four thoroughbred majors headlining the Victoria Derby Day program is the 2011 Mackinnon Stakes, the winner of which will gain an automatic start in next week’s highly anticipated Melbourne Cup clash. Twenty-six gallopers have been nominated for the $1 million Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) this year, 13 of which…

Rival Trainers Tip Illo as Cummings’ 13th Melbourne Cup Winner

Rival Trainers Tip Illo as Cummings’ 13th Melbourne Cup Winner

While it is the French-trained raiders Americain and Dunaden heading the latest Melbourne Cup 2011 markets following Monday’s second declarations, a number of the country’s top trainers are tipping maestro horseman Bart Cummings to collect his bakers’ dozen of ‘Loving Trophies’ this year, naming German expat Illo as the horse to beat in the $6.2…

Is Weight Too Much for Americain to Bear for Melbourne Cup 2011 Win?

Is Weight Too Much for Americain to Bear for Melbourne Cup 2011 Win?

Over the weekend Americain silenced their critics and put an end to the whispers suggesting they had not travelled back to Australia in winning form with a brilliant victory in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup, but despite Racing Victoria’s chief handicapper Greg Carpenter sticking to his word and not penalising the French galloper for their…

2011 Melbourne Cup Field Down to 47 – Second Declarations

2011 Melbourne Cup Field Down to 47 – Second Declarations

There are now just 47 stayers left vying for a spot in the coveted Melbourne Cup 2011 field with second acceptances for the iconic Flemington handicap taken by Racing Victoria this morning. Cutting the list of hopefuls down from 78, second declarations for the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) are led by…

Melbourne Cup Favourite Americain Under $3 in Moonee Valley Cup 2011 Odds

Melbourne Cup Favourite Americain Under $3 in Moonee Valley Cup 2011 Odds

Moonee Valley Race 6 – Drake International / Moonee Valley Gold Cup Field & Betting Update Defending Melbourne Cup winner and favourite to win the world’s richest handicap again this spring, French raider Americain has firmed into odds under three dollars for their first spring assignment at Moonee Valley today following the early scratchings for…

Dunaden Gets Melbourne Cup 2011 Weight Penalty

Dunaden Gets Melbourne Cup 2011 Weight Penalty

Yesterday’s explosive Geelong Cup winner Dunaden has risen from 14th to 8th on the elimination order for the highly-anticipated 2011 Melbourne Cup after Racing Victoria’s chief handicapper Greg Carptenter handed them a half-kilo weight penalty for their Geelong win. Emulating last year’s Geelong Cup – Melbourne Cup winner Americain in winning the Geelong Cup at…

Geelong Cup 2011 Results – Winner Dunaden Firms in Melbourne Cup Odds

Geelong Cup 2011 Results – Winner Dunaden Firms in Melbourne Cup Odds

For the second year in a row a French-trained raider has won the Geelong Cup as the top-weight of the race at their first start on Australian soil, Mikel Delzangle’s Dunaden following in the hoofsteps of reigning Melbourne Cup hero Americain by taking out the 2011 Geelong Cup in a significant result. Already assured of…

Melbourne Cup 2011-Bound Bauer Eases in Geelong Cup Odds

Melbourne Cup 2011-Bound Bauer Eases in Geelong Cup Odds

On Wednesday Luca Cumani’s crowd favourite Bauer will run in the 2011 Geelong Cup in a do-or-die bid to get a second shot at the world’s richest handicap, the $6 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m). The always gallant nine-year-old grey galloper is one of 13 stayers engaged in the $225,000 Group 3 Geelong Cup…