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2016 Melbourne Cup Betting Update

2016 Melbourne Cup Betting Update

Hartnell remains on top of 2016 Melbourne Cup betting markets after he finished second behind Winx in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley this afternoon.

Hartnell remains on top of Melbourne Cup betting following his defeat in the 2016 Cox Plate. Photo by: Steve Hart

Hartnell was no match for Winx in the final stages of the Cox Plate – ...

2016 Melbourne Cup First Acceptances Feature 52 Stayers

2016 Melbourne Cup First Acceptances Feature 52 Stayers

Fifty-two stayers remain in Melbourne Cup 2016 contention after Racing Victoria (RV) closed first acceptances for the ‘race that stops’ a nation on Tuesday including 12 internationals.

The Bart Cummings winner Almandin heads the updated Melbourne Cup 2016 ballot post-first acceptances for the November 1 classic. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Run on Tuesday November 1 as Flemington Race 7, ...

Order Of St George Set to Miss Melbourne Cup 2016

Order Of St George Set to Miss Melbourne Cup 2016

Majority owner Lloyd Williams has confirmed Order Of St George is a “95 per cent chance” of missing out on the 2016 Melbourne Cup down under despite being paid up for during the second acceptances for the Caulfield Cup this week.

The United States is owner Lloyd Williams’ best remaining 2016 Caulfield Cup entry. Photo: Steve Hart.

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Prince Of Penzance Rises 3.5kg in Melbourne Cup Weights 2016

Prince Of Penzance Rises 3.5kg in Melbourne Cup Weights 2016

Darren Weir’s defending champion Prince Of Penzance has received 3.5kg more than his winning weight last spring in the 2016 Melbourne Cup weights released this week.

Reigning Melbourne Cup winner Prince Of Penzance goes up 3.5kg to 56.5kg in the weights for this November’s edition of the two mile classic. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

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2016 Melbourne Cup Weights Released

2016 Melbourne Cup Weights Released

The Melbourne Cup 2016 weights were announced on Tuesday morning by Racing Victoria’s chief handicapper Greg Carpenter who has allocated Irish galloper Order Of St George and the 2014 winner Protectionist as equal top-weights.

2014 Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist is equal 58kg top weight for the 2016 edition of the ‘race that stops a nation’. Photo: Steve Hart.

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2016 Melbourne Cup Nominations: 31 Internationals

2016 Melbourne Cup Nominations: 31 Internationals

Thirty-one international stayers are among the 124 official Melbourne Cup 2016 nominations received by Racing Victoria for the ‘race that stops a nation’ this week.

Last year’s winner Prince Of Penzance is one of 124 Melbourne Cup 2016 nominations. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

The world’s richest handicap race, the $6 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) lights up Flemington Racecourse...

Protectionist to Return for 2016 Melbourne Cup

Protectionist to Return for 2016 Melbourne Cup

Australian Bloodstock director Luke Murrell has declared the 2014 winner of the ‘race that stops a nation’ Protectionist a genuine chance of returning to Australia for a shot at the Melbourne Cup 2016 this spring.

2014 Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist could be Flemington-bound for the ‘race that stops a nation’ again in 2016. Photo: Steve Hart.

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NZ-Bred Key for Bohemian Lily in Moonee Valley Cup

NZ-Bred Key for Bohemian Lily in Moonee Valley Cup

The win of New Zealand-trained stayer Mongolian Khan in last weekend’s Caulfield Cup has boosted the confidence of Sydney’s Gai Waterhouse that her fellow Kiwi-bred galloper Bohemian Lily can be competitive in the 2015 Moonee Valley Gold Cup on Cox Plate Day.

Bohemian Lily is well placed for a breakthrough Melbourne win in Saturday’s 2015 Moonee Valley Gold Cup ...

2015 Melbourne Cup Field: Protectionist & Let’s Make Adeal Out

2015 Melbourne Cup Field: Protectionist & Let’s Make Adeal Out

The reigning champion Protectionist and last start The Bart Cummings winning mare Let’s Make Adeal have both officially been withdrawn from the Melbourne Cup 2015 field for the November 3 classic at Flemington Racecourse.

The Bart Cummings winner Let’s Make Adeal is out of the 2015 Melbourne Cup due to a tendon injury. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

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Almoonqith Cops 1kg Melbourne Cup 2015 Penalty

Almoonqith Cops 1kg Melbourne Cup 2015 Penalty

Wednesday’s impressive Geelong Cup winner Almoonqith has received a one kilogram weight penalty for the 2015 Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse on the first Tuesday of November.

Geelong Cup winner Almoonqith has received a 1kg Melbourne Cup 2015 penalty moving up to 27th on the ballot for the November 3 classic. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

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