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Scottish to Bypass Melbourne Cup Field 2016

Scottish to Bypass Melbourne Cup Field 2016

Charlie Appleby’s Caulfield Cup runner-up Scottish will bypass the Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday of November and instead take advantage of a Winx-less 2016 Emirates Stakes four days later.

Scottish heads to the 2016 Emirates Stakes over 2000m instead of stepping up to the two miles of the Melbourne Cup. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

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2016 Melbourne Cup Field Takes Shape: Second Acceptances

2016 Melbourne Cup Field Takes Shape: Second Acceptances

There are just 32 hopeful stayers still in the mix for the ‘race that stops a nation’ after the release of Melbourne Cup 2016 second acceptances.

Caulfield Cup winner Jameka heads the updated 2016 Melbourne Cup ballot. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The world’s richest handicap, the $6 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) runs as Flemington Race 7...

Geelong Cup Winner Qewy Chases 2016 Melbourne Cup Start

Geelong Cup Winner Qewy Chases 2016 Melbourne Cup Start

The Godolphin team are now chasing a Melbourne Cup 2016 start on the first Tuesday of November with dour stayer Qewy who passed the first ballot clause for the ‘race that stops a nation’ with his all-the-way Geelong Cup win on Wednesday.

Geelong Cup winner Qewy is after a spot in the 2016 Melbourne Cup field at Flemington on November ...

2015 Mackinnon Stakes Odds Update: Magic Hurricane Out

2015 Mackinnon Stakes Odds Update: Magic Hurricane Out

One-time Mackinnon Stakes 2015 betting favourite Magic Hurricane is the second horse to come out of the line-up for the Derby Day clash offering a Melbourne Cup ballot exemption to the winner at Flemington Racecourse this weekend.

Magic Hurricane is out of the 2015 Mackinnon Stakes and in the paddock after a poor blood test result. Photo: Steve Hart.

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Mongolian Khan Out of 2015 Melbourne Cup Field

Mongolian Khan Out of 2015 Melbourne Cup Field

A bout of colic has ruled out the chance of Murray Baker’s star New Zealand Mongolian Khan to back up from a Caulfield Cup win and shoot for the Spring Cups double in next Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup 2015.

A bout of colic has ruled out Caulfield Cup winner Mongolian Khan from next week’s 2015 Melbourne Cup field. Photo: ...

2015 Lexus Stakes Field Features Waterhouse Duo

2015 Lexus Stakes Field Features Waterhouse Duo

Sydney’s Gai Waterhouse will saddle-up two Melbourne Cup entries in the Lexus Stakes 2015 field at Flemington Racecourse this Saturday shooting for the ballot exemption for the world’s richest handicap on offer in the Derby Day clash.

Bohemian Lily is one of two Gai Waterhouse-trained Melbourne Cup hopes looking for Saturday’s Lexus Stakes win at Flemington. Photo: Daniel Costello.

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Melbourne Cup Hopes Top 2015 Lexus Stakes Nominations

Melbourne Cup Hopes Top 2015 Lexus Stakes Nominations

Lexus Stakes 2015 nominations for Flemington Racecourse’s Victoria Derby Day on Saturday feature a host of stayers looking for the Melbourne Cup ballot exemption on offer to the winner.

Twenty-fourth on the Melbourne Cup ballot – Beaten Up is nominated for both the 2015 Lexus Stakes and Mackinnon on Derby Day this weekend at Flemington. Photo: Daniel Costello.

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Mongolian Khan Leads 42 Melbourne Cup 2015 Second Acceptances

Mongolian Khan Leads 42 Melbourne Cup 2015 Second Acceptances

Murray Baker’s Caulfield Cup winning Kiwi raider Mongolian Khan sits number one on the ballot for the world’s richest handicap at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday November 3 following the release of the 2015 Melbourne Cup second acceptances.

Caulfield Cup winner Mongolian Khan is one of 42 second declarations taken for Tuesday week’s Melbourne Cup 2015 field. Photo: Ultimate ...

2.5kg Melbourne Cup 2015 Penalty for The United States

2.5kg Melbourne Cup 2015 Penalty for The United States

Robert Hickmott’s flying import The United States has copped a big 2.5kg 2015 Melbourne Cup penalty for his win in the Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup (2500m) on Cox Plate Day over the weekend.

Moonee Valley Gold Cup winner The United States received a 2.5kg penalty for the 2015 Melbourne Cup this Spring. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

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Amralah Set to Make Melbourne Cup 2015 Field

Amralah Set to Make Melbourne Cup 2015 Field

The likely withdrawal of Set Square from the 2015 Melbourne Cup line-up paves the way for Robert Hickmott’s Herbert Power Stakes winning import Amralah to make the starting 24 for the ‘race that stops a nation’.

Amralah looks set to make the starting 24 in the 2015 Melbourne Cup field this November at Flemington Racecourse. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos....