News About Royal Empire

Will Royal Empire Be Crowned The 2013 Melbourne Cup Winner?

Will Royal Empire Be Crowned The 2013 Melbourne Cup Winner?

Royal Empire is the lone entry for Godolphin in the 2013 Melbourne Cup, which will take place at Flemington Racecourse tomorrow November 5. The four-year-old has not placed worse than second this campaign, with his most recent result seeing him finish behind Secret Number in the Group 3 Cumberland Lodge Stakes at Ascot on October…

Melbourne Cup Tips – Statistics & Superstitions

Melbourne Cup Tips – Statistics & Superstitions

No matter how you like to bet, whether it be from the comprehensive lead-up form or the saddlecloth numbers, below the Races.com.au have the 2013 Melbourne Cup tips you need for the big one on Tuesday. While our official trifecta selection on the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), Flemington Race 7 at…

Melbourne Cup Barriers 2013 – Fiorente Favourite in 5

Melbourne Cup Barriers 2013 – Fiorente Favourite in 5

The highly-anticipated Melbourne Cup barrier draw 2013 has been determined with early favourite Fiorente drawing ideally in barrier five for trainer Gai Waterhouse shooting for her maiden win in the ‘race that stops a nation’. Waterhouse’s other chance in the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), French import Tres Blue, didn’t fare as…

Melbourne Cup Field 2013 Announced

Melbourne Cup Field 2013 Announced

Final acceptances revealing the capacity 24-horse Melbourne Cup field 2013 have officially been announced with the stayers lining up in the 153rdedition of the ‘race that stops a nation’ now known. Let the betting begin on the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), scheduled as Flemington Race 7 at 3:00pm (AEST) next Tuesday…

Latest 2013 Melbourne Cup Odds – Mount Athos Second Favourite

Latest 2013 Melbourne Cup Odds – Mount Athos Second Favourite

One of the eight internationals set to go straight into the Melbourne Cup 2013 field Tuesday week without a previous run this spring on Aussie soil, Mount Athos has firmed into second favouritism for the ‘race that stops a nation’ following this morning’s second declarations. 2013 Melbourne Cup second declarations for the $6.2 million, Group…

47 Melbourne Cup 2013 Second Declarations

47 Melbourne Cup 2013 Second Declarations

There are 47 horses still in the mix for the 2013 Melbourne Cup on Tuesday week following the release of second declarations for the world’s richest handicap by Racing Victoria this morning. There were 72 first acceptors for the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at the start of the month, a figure…

2013 Melbourne Cup Weights – Puissance De Lune with 54.5kg

2013 Melbourne Cup Weights – Puissance De Lune with 54.5kg

Weights for the ‘race that stops a nation’ the Melbourne Cup 2013 this November are now out with the early favourite Puissance De Lune allocated 54.5kg. Running as Flemington Race 7 on Tuesday November 5, the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) has 134 hopefuls vying for a start in the capacity 24…

2013 Spring Cups Mission for Royal Empire

2013 Spring Cups Mission for Royal Empire

Global racing empire Godolphin’s bid to win an elusive Caulfield or Melbourne Cup trophy down under continues this spring with their latest down under bound stayer, Royal Empire, winning their UK start on the weekend. The Teofilo stallion earlier won their first-up start of the season in Britain taking out the Listed Steventon Stakes (2017m)…