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Thomas Hobson Eyes Melbourne Cup 2017 Bid

Thomas Hobson Eyes Melbourne Cup 2017 Bid

Irish horseman William Mullins is eyeing a 2017 Melbourne Cup bid down under this spring with his veteran stayer Thomas Hobson after the galloper’s Ascot Stakes win in England this week. The seven-year-old son of Halling lined-up in the Royal Ascot feature as the 4/1 favourite and, despite being held-up at the back of the…

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 was no match for Winx in the final stages of the Cox Plate – she almost effortlessly put eight lengths on her rivals to record the most dominant Cox…

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. Run on Tuesday November 1 as Flemington Race 7, this year’s $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) was one of the key Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival…

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. Racing Victoria (RV) took 58 second acceptances for the $3.15 million Group 1 Caulfield…

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. Racing Victoria (RV) Executive General Manager of Racing Greg Carpenter announced the original handicaps for the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) on Tuesday, the race to…

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. In late August the $6 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), run as Flemington Race 7 on Tuesday November 1,…

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. The world’s richest handicap race, the $6 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) lights up Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday November 1. Nominations for the two mile classic closed at…

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. The six-year-old son of Monsun travelled Down Under for the first time two years ago and scored a runaway four…

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. One of four hopefuls Waterhouse has brought to Melbourne for Saturday’s Moonee Valley…

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. Entries for the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), the two mile classic having a capacity 24-starter field, are…