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Galileo’s Choice Confirmed for 2012 Melbourne Cup

Galileo’s Choice Confirmed for 2012 Melbourne Cup

The man that prepared the first internationally-trained Melbourne Cup winner, Irish horseman Dermot K Weld has confirmed he will be bringing his last-start Leopardstown winner Galileo’s Choice to Australia for the 2012 edition of the ‘race that stops a nation’.

Earlier this week Racing Victoria took 151 nominations for the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), the world ...

Melbourne Cup 2012 Nominations Released

Melbourne Cup 2012 Nominations Released

The 2012 Melbourne Cup nominations for Australia’s biggest race of the year were taken by Racing Victoria today with 151 hopefuls making up the early entries for Flemington Race 7 on Tuesday November 6, 2012.

Defending champion Dunaden is one of 151 Melbourne Cup 2012 nominations

163 horses were nominated for 2011, this year’s 152nd edition of the world’s ...

Weld Contemplates 2010 Melbourne Cup Chances of Profound Beauty

Weld Contemplates 2010 Melbourne Cup Chances of Profound Beauty

Top international trainer Dermot Weld is beginning to seriously weigh up his options for the 2010 Melbourne Cup on Tuesday November 2 after his top chance Profound Beauty was beaten in the Irish St Leger.

Weld, the only European trainer to win a Melbourne Cup twice taking out the Loving Trophy with Vintage Crop (1993) and Media Puzzle (2002), has ...

2010 Melbourne Cup First Declarations Features 151 Horses

2010 Melbourne Cup First Declarations Features 151 Horses

Today at midday the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) released the list of 2010 Melbourne Cup first declarations, with the list of hopeful horses vying for a spot in the Melbourne Cup field now down to 151.

Originally 256 top stayers were nominated for the 150th Melbourne Cup, to run at Flemington as Race 7 on Tuesday November 2, but ...

2010 Melbourne Cup Weights Topped by Efficient & Alandi

2010 Melbourne Cup Weights Topped by Efficient & Alandi

Today the VRC’s chief handicapper Greg Carpenter revealed the 2010 Melbourne Cup handicaps in anticipation of the 150th running of the race this November, Tuesday 2 at the famous Flemington Racecourse.

Weights have been allocated to all of the 256 entries for the $6 million Melbourne Cup, with the Robert Hickmott-trained duo of Alandi and Efficient topping the list ...

2010 Melbourne Cup Weights Announced Wednesday

2010 Melbourne Cup Weights Announced Wednesday

The weights for the 2010 Melbourne Cup will be announced this Wednesday, September 1, in anticipation of the 150th edition of the great handicap event to be held at Flemington on Tuesday November 2.

Racing Victoria’s chief handicapper Greg Carpenter has the daunting task of allocating the weights to the 200 plus Melbourne Cup hopefuls, with 39 Group 1 ...

45 International Horses Nominated for Melbourne Cup 2010

45 International Horses Nominated for Melbourne Cup 2010

The historic 150th Melbourne Cup is due to have a strong international presence after 45 overseas raiders were amongst yesterday’s 253 Melbourne Cup nominations.

The record Melbourne Cup prizemoney of $6 million on offer this year has attracted one of the largest numbers of international horses ready to take on Australia’s top stayers in the richest handicap race in ...

Profound Beauty Improves Melbourne Cup Chances with Challenge Stakes Win

Profound Beauty Improves Melbourne Cup Chances with Challenge Stakes Win

Classy Irish mare Profound Beauty further improved her chances of making the 2010 Melbourne Cup final field this November with a win in the Listed Challenge Stakes (2800m) at Leopardstown yesterday.

Trained by premier English trainer Dermot Weld, already a dual Melbourne Cup winning trainer having seen success in the famous Flemington feature with Vintage Crop (1993) and Media Puzzle ...

Sans Frontieres – Another International Horse Targeting 2010 Melbourne Cup

Sans Frontieres – Another International Horse Targeting 2010 Melbourne Cup

Esteemed British trainer Jeremy Noseda is looking at heading down under for the 2010 Melbourne Cup at Flemington this spring with his rising four-year-old Sans Frontieres.

Sans Frontieres was impressive last week claiming a surprise victory in the Group 2 Princess of Wale’s Stakes (2414m) at Newmarket Racecourse in Great Britain as part of the famous July Festival, showing ...

2010 Melbourne Cup Hopeful Profound Beauty Possible Curragh Runner

2010 Melbourne Cup Hopeful Profound Beauty Possible Curragh Runner

Classy Danehill mare Profound Beauty, trained by leading Irish mentor Dermot Weld, is likely to run at Curragh this Sunday in the lead up to her Melbourne Cup campaign in the spring.

The six-year-old returned to racing at the end of last month and was super impressive winning first up in the Listed Saval Beg Stakes (2800m) ahead of ...