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Kris Lees Confident of Lucia Valentina Ahead of 2014 Melbourne Cup

Kris Lees Confident of Lucia Valentina Ahead of 2014 Melbourne Cup

Kris Lees worked 2014 Melbourne Cup hopeful Lucia Valentina at Sandown on Tuesday. Happy with the result, the trainer is quietly confident his mare is in with a chance for the ‘race that stops the nation’.

Lucia Valentina worked well on Tuesday ahead of the Melbourne Cup. Photo by Steve Hart.

While the four-year-old is already a dual Group One ...

2014 Melbourne Cup Bound Japanese Raiders Arrive

2014 Melbourne Cup Bound Japanese Raiders Arrive

On Saturday the first fleet of international competitors touched down in Victoria ahead of their Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival raids including the Melbourne Cup 2014 bound Japanese duo of Admire Rakti and Bande.

Not since 2010 when Americain (pictured) won the Melbourne Cup have the Japanese been represented in the race. Photo: Taron Clarke.

The dynamite pair eyes a ...