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International Melbourne Cup Horses Considered Leading Chances

International Melbourne Cup Horses Considered Leading Chances

The Melbourne Cup has been dominated by international horses in the last few years and if tomorrows race result reflects the 2012 Melbourne Cup betting market this will continue in 2012. The first four lines of betting in the 2012 Melbourne Cup betting market at are filled with internationally-trained horses with Maluckyday the most fancied…

No Bauer But Can Luca Cumani Still Win Melbourne Cup 2011?

No Bauer But Can Luca Cumani Still Win Melbourne Cup 2011?

After concerns earlier in the year that quarantine issues would force an international no-show in Flemington’s showcase race, the 2011 Melbourne Cup field now features a record 11 overseas raiders including two from the stables of high-profile European horseman Luca Cumani. Originally hailing from Italy but now based at Newmarket in England, Cumani has prepared…

Bauer in Doubt, Sahra Sun Still a Chance for Cumani in Melbourne Cup 2011

Bauer in Doubt, Sahra Sun Still a Chance for Cumani in Melbourne Cup 2011

Dedicated European horseman Luca Cumani is playing a nervous waiting game ahead of the Melbourne Cup 2011 with two of his four hopefuls sweating on a start in the world’s richest handicap. Cumani, who has twice prepared a Melbourne Cup runner-up with Purple Moon (2007) and Bauer (2008) but is as yet to taste success…

Drunken Sailor Good for Melbourne Cup 2011

Drunken Sailor Good for Melbourne Cup 2011

Expert European trainer Luca Cumani has confirmed that the next start for his 2011 Melbourne Cup-bound galloper Drunken Sailor will be at the historic Goodwood Racecourse this Saturday before they enter quarantine. The Newmarket-based Cumani is one of the world’s most prolific and successful horseman having prepared over 50 Group One winners across 10 countries….

Bauer Back on Track for Melbourne Cup 2011

Bauer Back on Track for Melbourne Cup 2011

Veteran stayer Bauer has returned to track work in Europe, the ever-gallant grey from the stables of Luca Cumani again heading towards the world’s richest two-mile handicap, the 2011 Melbourne Cup. Now a rising nine-year-old, Halling gelding Bauer was a devastatingly close Melbourne Cup runner-up back in 2008 when they finished a nose away second…

Quarantine Woes Force Melbourne Cup Raider No-Show

Quarantine Woes Force Melbourne Cup Raider No-Show

Two-time trainer of a Melbourne Cup runner-up, Luca Cumani concedes that if current quarantine issues aren’t resulted then European raiders, including a handful from his successful Newmarket stables, will be unable to feature in this spring’s Melbourne Cup Carnival. Qualms over the suitability of a new quarantine establishment at North-London’s expansive Newmarket training centre in…

Cumani’s Melbourne Cup Claims Sail Higher

Cumani’s Melbourne Cup Claims Sail Higher

Leading European horseman Luca Cumani’s chance of having a genuine Melbourne Cup contender this Melbourne Spring Carnival firmed over the weekend with his gutsy galloper Drunken Sailor adding another Group placing to his consistent record. Tendulkar gelding Drunken Sailor missed out on a start in the world’s richest handicap, the $6 million Group 1 Melbourne…

Cumain’s Drunken Sailor Improves 2010 Melbourne Cup Chances with Weekend Win

Cumain’s Drunken Sailor Improves 2010 Melbourne Cup Chances with Weekend Win

Drunken Sailor, prepared by premier Newmarket trainer Luca Cumani, enjoyed a quality win at Goodwood on Saturday to further improve his chances of a run in the 2010 Melbourne Cup this November. Six-year-old Drunken Sailor is shaping up as Cumani’s top Melbourne Cup chance this year after he claimed a last-stride win in the Listed…

Third Time Lucky in Melbourne Cup for Cumani?

Third Time Lucky in Melbourne Cup for Cumani?

Famed international trainer Luca Cumani is hoping the delay of quarantine facility approvals at Werribee doesn’t mar his chances of making it third time lucky in the 2010 Melbourne Cup this November. Cumani has twice placed second in the world renowned Melbourne Cup with great grey Bauer in 2008 and Galileo gelding Purple Moon 12…

International Galloper Americain Earns 2010 Melbourne Cup Trip

International Galloper Americain Earns 2010 Melbourne Cup Trip

American-bred and French-trained galloper Americain has earned a trip to Australia for the 2010 Melbourne Cup following their classy win in the Group 2 Prix Kergorlay (3000m) over the weekend. Six-year-old Americain, trained by Alain de Royer Dupre, enjoyed a narrow victory in the Prix Kergorlay at Deauville on Sunday when the son of Dynaformer…