News About Melbourne Cup Weights

More Mature Bondi Beach Ready for Melbourne Cup 2016

More Mature Bondi Beach Ready for Melbourne Cup 2016

A more mature Aidan O’Brien-trained Bondi Beach is warming up at Werribee and gearing up for a shot at the 2016 Melbourne Cup, the international out to atone for his unplaced run in the two mile classic last spring.

Aidan O’Brien’s Irish raider Bondi Beach is back for a second shot at the 2016 Melbourne Cup at Flemington ...

Prince Of Penzance Rises 3.5kg in Melbourne Cup Weights 2016

Prince Of Penzance Rises 3.5kg in Melbourne Cup Weights 2016

Darren Weir’s defending champion Prince Of Penzance has received 3.5kg more than his winning weight last spring in the 2016 Melbourne Cup weights released this week.

Reigning Melbourne Cup winner Prince Of Penzance goes up 3.5kg to 56.5kg in the weights for this November’s edition of the two mile classic. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

Racing Victoria (RV) Executive General Manager ...

2016 Melbourne Cup Weights Released

2016 Melbourne Cup Weights Released

The Melbourne Cup 2016 weights were announced on Tuesday morning by Racing Victoria’s chief handicapper Greg Carpenter who has allocated Irish galloper Order Of St George and the 2014 winner Protectionist as equal top-weights.

2014 Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist is equal 58kg top weight for the 2016 edition of the ‘race that stops a nation’. Photo: Steve Hart.

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Bell Sweats 2016 Melbourne Cup Weight for Big Orange

Bell Sweats 2016 Melbourne Cup Weight for Big Orange

Newmarket’s Michael Bell is keen to give dual Goodwood Cup champion Big Orange a second shot at the ‘race that stops a nation’ but is sweating on the release of the Melbourne Cup 2016 weights.

Big Orange could be Melbourne Cup-bound again after winning the Goodwood Cup in the UK for the second year in a row. Photo: Ultimate ...

Max Dynamite Still on Melbourne Cup 2016 Mission

Max Dynamite Still on Melbourne Cup 2016 Mission

Last year’s Melbourne Cup runner-up Max Dynamite is still set to target another run down under in the world’s richest handicap this spring despite a disappointing Ascot Gold Cup run last week.

Max Dynamite (outside) could be back in Australia for the 2016 Melbourne Cup after his second in the two mile classic last spring. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

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Order Of St George Leads 2016 Melbourne Cup Odds

Order Of St George Leads 2016 Melbourne Cup Odds

Last year’s Irish St Leger champion Order Of St George has been sent to the top of futures Melbourne Cup 2016 odds after Irish horseman Aidan O’Brien confirmed a bid in the world’s richest handicap for his smart stallion.

2014 Melbourne Cup winning jockey Ryan Moore guided a Cup hope in Order Of St George to a win at Royal ...

2015 Melbourne Cup Weights Against Top Three

2015 Melbourne Cup Weights Against Top Three

Recent history goes against the top three weighted stayers in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup 2015 field with Snow Sky (58kg), Criterion (57.5kg) and Fame Game (57kg) looking to break the hoodoo of heavily-weighted runners in Flemington’s famous Race 7.

Snow Sky tops the 2015 Melbourne Cup weights on Tuesday out to join Makybe Diva (2005) to carry 58kg to ...

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.

Hickmott won ...

Almoonqith Cops 1kg Melbourne Cup 2015 Penalty

Almoonqith Cops 1kg Melbourne Cup 2015 Penalty

Wednesday’s impressive Geelong Cup winner Almoonqith has received a one kilogram weight penalty for the 2015 Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse on the first Tuesday of November.

Geelong Cup winner Almoonqith has received a 1kg Melbourne Cup 2015 penalty moving up to 27th on the ballot for the November 3 classic. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

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Mongolian Khan Cops 1kg Melbourne Cup 2015 Penalty

Mongolian Khan Cops 1kg Melbourne Cup 2015 Penalty

Mongolian Khan sits top of the ballot for the ‘race that stops a nation’ on the first Tuesday of November and will rise one kilogram on his Caulfield Cup winning weight having copped a 1kg penalty for the 2015 Melbourne Cup.

Let’s Make Adeal (pictured) is the only other stayer so far to receive a 2015 Melbourne Cup weight ...