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Weld Has No Choice in Melbourne Cup 2011 Field

Weld Has No Choice in Melbourne Cup 2011 Field

Ace Irish horseman Dermot Weld has just one horse still in contention for the 2011 Melbourne Cup after his impressive jumps performer Galileo’s Choice was ruled out of the iconic Flemington feature this November. Weld, arguably one of the world’s best trainers having won a plethora of Group 1 races across eight countries, is vying…

Americain Tops 25 International Melbourne Cup 2011 Entries

Americain Tops 25 International Melbourne Cup 2011 Entries

Reigning Melbourne Cup winner Americain is the headline international entry for this year’s 151st edition of the esteemed Flemington two-mile handicap, 25 Northern Hemisphere-trained stayers among the 163 horses making up the 2011 Melbourne Cup nominations. Melbourne Cup nominations 2011 were taken a month later than has been customary, and while both total numbers and…

Melbourne Cup 2011 Nominations Released

Melbourne Cup 2011 Nominations Released

The Melbourne Cup 2011 nominations were released by Racing Victoria this afternoon, the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival’s showcase attraction drawing 90 less entries than last year’s iconic 150th edition of the ‘race that stops a nation’. This year the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), set to run as Flemington Race 7 on Tuesday…

Weld’s 2011 Melbourne Cup Purpose

Weld’s 2011 Melbourne Cup Purpose

One of Europe’s leading trainers, Dermot Weld is considering another trip down under this spring carnival with his promising mare Sense Of Purpose a definite 2011 Melbourne Cup entry. Curragh-based Weld has previously trained two Melbourne Cup winners with Vintage Crop (1993) and Media Puzzle (2002). Four-year-old Sense Of Purpose earned an entry into this…

Durrant’s Strickland Stakes Purpose

Durrant’s Strickland Stakes Purpose

Lark Hill horseman Adam Durrant is hoping his promising mare Sense Of Purpose can continue her recent purple patch of form with an upset win in the Strickland Stakes at Belmont on the weekend. One of eight acceptors for this Saturday’s $125,000 Group 3 Strickland Stakes (2000m), Sense Of Purpose came up trumps with an…