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. Twelve months ago the son of Galileo travelled down under and took on a full field…

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. Racing Victoria (RV) Executive General Manager of Racing Greg Carpenter announced the original handicaps for the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) on Tuesday, the race to…

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. In late August the $6 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), run as Flemington Race 7 on Tuesday November 1,…

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. Bell and connections travelled the Duke Of Marmalade gelding to Victoria last Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival where the horse made…

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. The Irish stayer is a name know to Aussie punters having travelled down under last Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. He caught the eye…

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. Late last week the European four-year-old son of Galileo enjoyed a win for the punters in…

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. Due to jump at 3:00pm (AEST) tomorrow afternoon, the 24-starter $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup…

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. Hickmott won the ‘race that stops a nation’ three years ago with Green Moon (2012), head trainer for the prominent Team…

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. The David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained import was given a gun ride by in-form hoop James McDonald to come from a midfield position and fly home to defeat…

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. Racing Victoria’s chief handicapper Greg Carpenter gave the Murray Baker-trained New Zealand galloper a…