News About Mikel Delzangles

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…

Williams’ Ride In 2013 Japan Cup Field

Williams’ Ride In 2013 Japan Cup Field

This Sunday, November 24, the Japan Cup 2013 will take place in Tokyo Racecourse and Australian punters will have someone to cheer for in the 33rd edition of the race with ace Aussie hoop Craig Williams engaged to ride Admire Rakti. The Heart’s Cry stallion is out to improve on their last start 10th in…

Is There Another Melbourne Cup In Store For Dunaden In 2013?

Is There Another Melbourne Cup In Store For Dunaden In 2013?

Dunaden will start as the top weight in the 2013 Melbourne Cup field this Tuesday November 5, and will carry 58.5 kilograms. The eight-year-old has won 10 of his 41 race starts and has earned more than $7.66 million in prize money. Dunaden will be going into the Melbourne Cup without a previous Australian run…

Melbourne Cup Barriers 2013 – Fiorente Favourite in 5

Melbourne Cup Barriers 2013 – Fiorente Favourite in 5

The highly-anticipated Melbourne Cup barrier draw 2013 has been determined with early favourite Fiorente drawing ideally in barrier five for trainer Gai Waterhouse shooting for her maiden win in the ‘race that stops a nation’. Waterhouse’s other chance in the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), French import Tres Blue, didn’t fare as…

Melbourne Cup Field 2013 Announced

Melbourne Cup Field 2013 Announced

Final acceptances revealing the capacity 24-horse Melbourne Cup field 2013 have officially been announced with the stayers lining up in the 153rdedition of the ‘race that stops a nation’ now known. Let the betting begin on the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), scheduled as Flemington Race 7 at 3:00pm (AEST) next Tuesday…

2013 Melbourne Cup First Acceptances Leave 72

2013 Melbourne Cup First Acceptances Leave 72

All of the early betting fancies for the ‘race that stops a nation’ have been paid up for and feature among the 72 Melbourne Cup 2013 first declarations taken by Racing Victoria today. Held on the first Tuesday of November every year, the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at the iconic Flemington…

2013 Melbourne Cup Weights – Puissance De Lune with 54.5kg

2013 Melbourne Cup Weights – Puissance De Lune with 54.5kg

Weights for the ‘race that stops a nation’ the Melbourne Cup 2013 this November are now out with the early favourite Puissance De Lune allocated 54.5kg. Running as Flemington Race 7 on Tuesday November 5, the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) has 134 hopefuls vying for a start in the capacity 24…

Retirement Awaits Prix de L’Arc Hope Dunaden

Retirement Awaits Prix de L’Arc Hope Dunaden

There will be no Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival campaign for the 2011 Melbourne Cup and 2012 Caulfield Cup champion Dunaden this year with connections leaning towards retirement for the rising eight-year-old following the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in France this October. The Mikel Delzangles-trained Nicobar stallion has been one of the top earners for…

20 International Cox Plate 2013 Invitations Issued

20 International Cox Plate 2013 Invitations Issued

In a bid to attract a classy internationally rich field of weight-for-age stars for the 2013 Cox Plate this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival the Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC) has sent out 20 invitations to Australasia’s WFA championship in October. Set to light up Moonee Valley Racecourse on Saturday October 26, 2013, as the highlight…

2013 Sydney Cup Fancy Prince Cheri Out of Autumn

2013 Sydney Cup Fancy Prince Cheri Out of Autumn

The David Vandkye-trained Prince Cheri, one of the top fancies for next month’s Sydney Cup 2013, has been ruled out of the two mile classic and the remainder of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival due to sore shins. One of 70 horses still officially entered for the $500,000 Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) at Royal…