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Early 2016 Melbourne Cup Tips

Early 2016 Melbourne Cup Tips

Macedon Lodge runner Bondi Beach is on top of early 2016 Melbourne Cup tips, following the completion of the final field and barrier draw for the feature race on Tuesday, this evening. Twenty-four of the world’s best stayers will line up at Flemington Racecourse at 3pm local time on Tuesday for the Melbourne Cup 2016;…

2016 Cox Plate Hope Highland Reel Wins UK Group 1

2016 Cox Plate Hope Highland Reel Wins UK Group 1

Irish horseman Aidan O’Brien confirmed the team were considering a Cox Plate 2016 bid down under for last year’s third-placegetter Highland Reel after his smart Group 1 win in the UK over the weekend. Last Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival the Galileo stallion travelled to Australia and caught the eye with a third to Chris Waller’s…

2015 Hong Kong Vase Field & Odds: Preferment Drawn Wide

2015 Hong Kong Vase Field & Odds: Preferment Drawn Wide

The Australian representation in Sunday’s Hong Kong Vase 2015, Preferment has suffered a slight blow to scoring his first win overseas coming up with barrier 10 in the 13-starter field for Sha Tin’s staying showdown of Hong Kong International Race Day. Running as Sha Tin Race 4 this year’s Group 1 Hong Kong Vase (2400m)…

Trip To Paris Ruled Out of 2015 Hong Kong Vase

Trip To Paris Ruled Out of 2015 Hong Kong Vase

England’s Ed Dunlop has ruled out a Hong Kong Vase 2015 assignment Sunday week for his Melbourne Cup fourth placegetter Trip To Paris after he finished out of the money over the weekend in the Japan Cup. The five-year-old Champs Elysees gelding may have had one run too many according to his Newmarket-based trainer after…

2015 Melbourne Cup Weights Against Top Three

2015 Melbourne Cup Weights Against Top Three

Recent history goes against the top three weighted stayers in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup 2015 field with Snow Sky (58kg), Criterion (57.5kg) and Fame Game (57kg) looking to break the hoodoo of heavily-weighted runners in Flemington’s famous Race 7. Due to jump at 3:00pm (AEST) tomorrow afternoon, the 24-starter $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup…

Predicted 24 Horse 2015 Melbourne Cup Field

Predicted 24 Horse 2015 Melbourne Cup Field

With the final acceptances for the Melbourne Cup 2015 field closing at 4:30pm (AEST) this afternoon, below is the likely 24-horse line-up in Flemington Race 7 next Tuesday. The $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) is known as the ‘race that stops a nation’ and has a capacity 24-starter field with no emergencies….

2015 Melbourne Cup for Criterion Next Race

2015 Melbourne Cup for Criterion Next Race

Co-trainer David Hayes will chase his maiden win in the ‘race that stops a nation’ after confirming the Melbourne Cup 2015 Tuesday week for his Cox Plate runner-up Criterion next race. Four-time Group 1 winning Sebring stallion Criterion was one of 42 stayers whose connections paid the second acceptance fee to keep them in $6.2…

Mongolian Khan Leads 42 Melbourne Cup 2015 Second Acceptances

Mongolian Khan Leads 42 Melbourne Cup 2015 Second Acceptances

Murray Baker’s Caulfield Cup winning Kiwi raider Mongolian Khan sits number one on the ballot for the world’s richest handicap at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday November 3 following the release of the 2015 Melbourne Cup second acceptances. On Monday morning Racing Victoria released 42 second declarations for the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup…

Can Snow Sky Salute for Stoute in 2015 Caulfield Cup?

Can Snow Sky Salute for Stoute in 2015 Caulfield Cup?

This Saturday’s capacity Caulfield Cup 2015 field features three European raiders, only two of which are assured of a run, with trainer Sir Michael Stoute saddling up his maiden runner in the classic with Snow Sky. Drawn ideally in barrier three, which last produced a winner in Southern Speed (2011), the visiting British-trained stallion has…

Quest to Make Caulfield Cup 2015 Field

Quest to Make Caulfield Cup 2015 Field

Sydney based hoop Tommy Berry has not one but two rides booked for the 2015 Caulfield Cup this Saturday in Melbourne, and he is especially impressed with a recent gallop on the first emergency Quest For More who he’s on standby to partner in the classic. A capacity field of 18 starters plus four emergencies…