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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…

Purton Admires Melbourne Cup Favourite

Purton Admires Melbourne Cup Favourite

He’s had just the one previous ride in the ‘race that stops a nation’, making securing the 2014 Melbourne Cup mount on pre-post favourite Admire Rakti all the more special for jockey Zac Purton. It has been five years since Purton, now 31, rode in his first and to date only Melbourne Cup field when…

Melbourne Cup on the Radar for Tenno Sho Winner

Melbourne Cup on the Radar for Tenno Sho Winner

This year’s iconic Melbourne Cup showdown at Flemington in November is a likely spring target for Japanese stayer Hiruno d’Amour after their powerful victory in the Group 1 Tenno Sho Spring at Kyoto Racecourse on Sunday. One of Japan’s premier thoroughbred showdowns, the Tenno Sho is contested over the same two-mile distance (3200m) as the…

Japan Could Uncover Melbourne Cup Mount for Williams

Japan Could Uncover Melbourne Cup Mount for Williams

Leading Victorian jockey Craig Williams is heading to Japan for a two-month riding campaign where he hopes to uncover a potential mount for this year’s Melbourne Cup. Held on the first Tuesday of November annually at Victoria’s iconic Flemington Racecourse, the $6 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) is the richest handicap showdown in the…