News About Melbourne Cup Winners

Former Melbourne Cup Winner Dunaden Retired

Former Melbourne Cup Winner Dunaden Retired

Injury has forced the connections of 2011 Melbourne Cup hero Dunaden to retire the veteran stayer who bows out with over $8 million in prize money to their name. Prepared in France by Mikel Delzangles the rising nine-year-old was injured in a training mishap and has officially then run their last race. The Pearl Bloodstock-owned…

Melbourne Cup Winner Efficient Retired

Melbourne Cup Winner Efficient Retired

Gallant old 2007 Melbourne Cup winner Efficient has been retired from racing today due to an old leg injury returning. The always popular Lloyd Williams-owned grey is best known for their victory in the ‘race that stops a nation’ back in the spring of 2007 when the famous Melbourne Cup was worth half of its…

No Bauer But Can Luca Cumani Still Win Melbourne Cup 2011?

No Bauer But Can Luca Cumani Still Win Melbourne Cup 2011?

After concerns earlier in the year that quarantine issues would force an international no-show in Flemington’s showcase race, the 2011 Melbourne Cup field now features a record 11 overseas raiders including two from the stables of high-profile European horseman Luca Cumani. Originally hailing from Italy but now based at Newmarket in England, Cumani has prepared…

Owners’ 2011 Melbourne Cup Quinella Dream

Owners’ 2011 Melbourne Cup Quinella Dream

Having two genuine chances in a Melbourne Cup field is a rare thing, and having those two stayers finishing one-two in the Melbourne Cup quinella is an even more impossible dream, but it is the one harboured by owners Gerry Ryan and Kevin Bamford ahead of next Tuesday’s $6.2 million Flemington showcase. Ryan and Bamford…

Punters Fly French Flag for Americain in 2011 Melbourne Cup Odds

Punters Fly French Flag for Americain in 2011 Melbourne Cup Odds

With everyone in the Americain camp claiming the French-trained stayer is looking fitter and happier than they were 12 months ago heading into their first Melbourne Cup, the odds on the defending champ to become a dual Melbourne Cup winner in 2011 are steadily firming. Most of the talk this week regarding the $6.2 million…

Americain Heads Melbourne Cup 2011 Weights

Americain Heads Melbourne Cup 2011 Weights

Defending champion Americain has been allocated the 58kg top-weight for the 2011 Melbourne Cup, Racing Victoria’s chief handicapper Greg Carpenter announcing the handicaps for the famous Flemington feature at a press conference today. Alain De Royer Dupre’s reigning Melbourne Cup winner, the French-trained Americain sits at the top of the weights for the $6.2 million…

Cups King Relies on German for 13th Melbourne Cup Winner

Cups King Relies on German for 13th Melbourne Cup Winner

Maestro trainer Bart Cummings nominated just five stayers from his Flemington stables for the 2011 Melbourne Cup when entries for the iconic spring showdown closed on Thursday, German import Illo adding interest to the Cups King’s attempt at collecting an unprecedented 13th Loving Trophy this November. Cummings, 83, already has his position as Australia’s leading…

Maluckyday Melbourne Cup 2011 Favourite

Maluckyday Melbourne Cup 2011 Favourite

Connections of talented Zabeel gelding Maluckyday are gearing up for a second shot at the world’s richest handicap, last year’s runner-up opening the early favourite to win the 2011 Melbourne Cup. Prepared by Sydney-based Hall of Fame trainer John Hawkes who works in partnership with his sons Michael and Wayne, progressive stayer Maluckyday rose from…

How to Pick the 2010 Melbourne Cup Winner – Melbourne Cup Facts & Stats

How to Pick the 2010 Melbourne Cup Winner – Melbourne Cup Facts & Stats

Punters can study the 2010 Melbourne Cup Form all day and night until the 150th edition of the world’s richest handicap jumps as Race 7 at Flemington tomorrow, but for a simple way to pick the Melbourne Cup winner check out the facts and figures below! Multiple Melbourne Cup Winners: Only five horses have won…

Who Will Win the Melbourne Cup 2010?

Who Will Win the Melbourne Cup 2010?

This is the question everyone in Australia is now asking and many people forming an opinion as to who will win the Melbourne Cup in 2010. There will be street corner tips, people who like the colours or the jockey or the trainer (who wouldn’t consider a Bart Cummings trained horse) but there could be…