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Curren Mirotic: History’s Oldest Melbourne Cup Winner?

Curren Mirotic: History’s Oldest Melbourne Cup Winner?

This Tuesday Japanese raider Curren Mirotic is out to make Melbourne Cup history winning Flemington’s two-mile classic as a nine-year-old. Only two eight-year-olds have won the world’s richest handicap, but the Osamu Hirata-trained Heart’s Cry gelding Curren Mirotic is out to go one better and take out the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup…

Right Melbourne Cup Form Surrounds Japan’s Curren Mirotic

Right Melbourne Cup Form Surrounds Japan’s Curren Mirotic

The inconsistency of Japanese stayer Curren Mirotic’s form heading towards the 2016 Melbourne Cup could actually be the one to follow according to Victorian-based jockey Kosuki Kawakami. Kawakami is a jumps and Highweight hoop and has ridden track work and helped out translating for Japanese stables visiting Melbourne for the ‘race that stops a nation’…

Berry Likes Curren Mirotic in Melbourne Cup 2016

Berry Likes Curren Mirotic in Melbourne Cup 2016

Sydney-based jockey Tommy Berry will chase the dream of a win in one of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival majors this season and highly rates the 2016 Melbourne Cup chances of his Japanese-trained mount Curren Mirotic. Japan ran the Melbourne Cup quinella a decade ago with stablemates Delta Blues and Pop Rock running one-two in…

Berry Rates Japanese Raider in 2016 Melbourne Cup

Berry Rates Japanese Raider in 2016 Melbourne Cup

Jockey Tommy Berry highly rates the chances of Japanese galloper Curren Mirotic for this year’s Melbourne Cup 2016 who he rides overseas this weekend. A decade ago in 2006 Japan ran the Melbourne Cup quinella in the world’s richest handicap with stablemates Delta Blues and Pop Rock finishing one-two in the famous Flemington two mile…

2015 Melbourne Cup Suits Japan’s Curren Mirotic

2015 Melbourne Cup Suits Japan’s Curren Mirotic

It has been nearly a decade since they ran the quinella in the ‘race that stops a nation’ and now the Japanese could be back in the form of Curren Mirotic who looks perfectly suited to the two miles of the Melbourne Cup 2015. In 2006 it was the Katsuhiko Sumii-trained stablemates Delta Blues and…

2014 Hong Kong Vase Barrier Draw – Flintshire in Four

2014 Hong Kong Vase Barrier Draw – Flintshire in Four

Andre Fabre’s French raider Flintshire has firmed in his favouritisim to win Sunday’s Hong Kong Vase 2014 after coming up trumps with barrier four for the mile and a half classic. One of four elite levels on the Sha Tin international race card on Sunday, this year’s HK$16.5 million Group 1 The Longines Hong Kong…