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Updated 2014 Melbourne Cup Betting: Protectionist Top European

Updated 2014 Melbourne Cup Betting: Protectionist Top European

Andreas Wohler’s German visitor Protectionist is the shortest priced of the European raiders left in the Melbourne Cup 2014 betting markets for Flemington Race 7 at 3:00pm (AEDT) this afternoon in Victoria.

Protectionist is looking to become the first German-trained Melbourne Cup winner in 2014. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

There were originally 11 international raiders in the capacity ...

Can Top Weight Admire Rakti Win the 2014 Melbourne Cup?

Can Top Weight Admire Rakti Win the 2014 Melbourne Cup?

Admire Rakti is the name on everyone’s lips to be a serious contender in this year’s Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) ever since he won the 2014 Caulfield Cup on his debut in Australia.

Admire Rakti is favourite to win the Melbourne Cup despite a top weight of 58.5kg. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The seven-year-old entire had ...

Latest 2014 Melbourne Cup Odds Update: 22 Left in Field

Latest 2014 Melbourne Cup Odds Update: 22 Left in Field

There are now 22 horses left in the mix for the Melbourne Cup 2014, odds on the remaining stayers still lead by the easing Japanese-trained Admire Rakti.

2014 Melbourne Cup betting favourite Admire Rakti is on the drift. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The top fancy in this year’s $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), due ...

Admire Rakti Draws Melbourne Cup Barrier 8

Admire Rakti Draws Melbourne Cup Barrier 8

Odds on the Japanese-trained Caulfield Cup winner Admire Rakti are set to firm following the 2014 Melbourne Cup barrier draw, the stallion coming up trumps with barrier eight for next Tuesday’s two mile classic.

2014 Melbourne Cup favourite Admire Rakti is drawn in barrier eight for Tuesday’s two mile showdown. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Barriers for all 24 ...

Purton Admires Melbourne Cup Favourite

Purton Admires Melbourne Cup Favourite

He’s had just the one previous ride in the ‘race that stops a nation’, making securing the 2014 Melbourne Cup mount on pre-post favourite Admire Rakti all the more special for jockey Zac Purton.

Caulfield Cup winner Admire Rakti carries the 58.5kg top weight in next week’s 2014 Melbourne Cup with Zac Purton in the saddle. Photo: Race Horse ...

Lucia Valentina 2014 Melbourne Cup Horse to Beat

Lucia Valentina 2014 Melbourne Cup Horse to Beat

Japanese horseman Tomoyuki Umeda may be about to saddle-up the favourite in the Melbourne Cup 2014 field next Tuesday but he’s got an eye out for the local mare Lucia Valentina who he rates as the main danger to Admire Rakti.

Lucia Valentina is the horse to beat in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup 2014 field according to rival Japanese trainer ...

Admire Rakti Connections Happy with Melbourne Cup Weight

Admire Rakti Connections Happy with Melbourne Cup Weight

Japanese stayer Admire Rakti received a 0.5kg weight penalty for the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) after winning the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) a fortnight ago.

Admire Rakti’s connections are happy with his 58.5kg weight in the Melbourne Cup. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The penalty means the superstar stayer will carry 58.5kg in the $6.2 million ...

Admire Rakti Leads 2014 Melbourne Cup Odds

Admire Rakti Leads 2014 Melbourne Cup Odds

Caulfield Cup winner Admire Rakti has firmed into clear favouritism in the Melbourne Cup 2014 odds at bookmakers around the country for the world’s richest handicap on the first Tuesday of November.

Caulfield Cup winner Admire Rakti is now the clear 2014 Melbourne Cup favourite for next month. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Japanese raider on Saturday become the ...

Second Melbourne Cup Quinella for Japan in 2014?

Second Melbourne Cup Quinella for Japan in 2014?

Back in 2006 in the wake of champion mare Makybe Diva’s historic third straight Melbourne Cup victory another world first occurred with two Japanese-trained stablemates taking out the Melbourne Cup quinella– an event that is a realistic probability again in 2014.

Zac Purton (pictured here aboard Sacred Falls) will ride Japanese raider Admire Rakti in the 2014 Melbourne ...

Williams’ Ride In 2013 Japan Cup Field

Williams’ Ride In 2013 Japan Cup Field

This Sunday, November 24, the Japan Cup 2013 will take place in Tokyo Racecourse and Australian punters will have someone to cheer for in the 33rd edition of the race with ace Aussie hoop Craig Williams engaged to ride Admire Rakti.

Victorian jockey Craig Williams will ride in his third straight Japan Cup this weekend at Tokyo. Photo: ...