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Wadi Al Hattawi Enters 2015 Melbourne Cup Calculations

Wadi Al Hattawi Enters 2015 Melbourne Cup Calculations

An eye-catching win at Newmarket over the weekend has the Saeed bin Suroor-trained Wadi Al Hattawi in the mix for a possible trip down under this spring to target the Melbourne Cup 2015 at Flemington Racecourse. Ridden by James Doyle in the Fly easyJet From Lond Southened Airport Handicap (2600m), five-year-old Dalakhani gelding Wadi Al…

2014 Melbourne Cup Field: Cavalryman Scratched

2014 Melbourne Cup Field: Cavalryman Scratched

After being under a cloud of doubt on the eve of the ‘Race That Stops a Nation’, the Saeed Bin Suroor-trained Cavalryman has officially been scratched from the Melbourne Cup 2014 field with a leg injury. The veteran Halling nine-year-old is one of two withdrawals from the original 24 horse line-up for today’s $6.2 million…

Can Willing Foe Deliver Godolphin a Maiden Melbourne Cup Triumph?

Can Willing Foe Deliver Godolphin a Maiden Melbourne Cup Triumph?

A standout performer in Britain and Ireland through the 2014 racing calendar so-far, trainer Saeed Bin Suroor has confirmed classy stayer Willing Foe for a maiden Australian appearance in Tuesday’s featured Group 1 Melbourne Cup at Flemington. Securing a commendable race record of five wins and as many minor places from just 15 competitive starts…

McDonald Will Saddle Willing Foe for First Time in 2014 Melbourne Cup

McDonald Will Saddle Willing Foe for First Time in 2014 Melbourne Cup

Hoop James McDonald cannot offer any insight into his 2014 Melbourne Cup ride Willing Foe, since he won’t get a ride on the gelding until Tuesday afternoon’s race. McDonald will only get his first sit on Willing Foe when he’s legged up in the mounting yard at Flemington ahead of the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne…

2014 Melbourne Cup Distance No Problem for Cavalryman

2014 Melbourne Cup Distance No Problem for Cavalryman

Godolphin’s British-based trainer Saeed Bin Suroor is confident veteran stayer Cavalryman can be a competitive force in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup 2014 field over the two miles. There are 11 internationals in the 24 horse $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) line-up this year including two for Bin Suroor. He saddles up Cavalryman from…

My Ambivalent Passes Vet Check for 2014 Melbourne Cup

My Ambivalent Passes Vet Check for 2014 Melbourne Cup

UK mare My Ambivalent is still a contender for the $6.2 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington next Tuesday, after passing a Racing Victoria veterinary examination on Tuesday morning. My Ambivalent’s place on the 2014 Melbourne Cup field was put into question after she was scratched from the 2014 Caulfield Cup two weeks…

2014 Melbourne Cup 2nd Acceptances Feature 12 Internationals

2014 Melbourne Cup 2nd Acceptances Feature 12 Internationals

Racing Victoria has now released the Melbourne Cup 2014 second declarations with the current Caulfield Cup winning favourite Admire Rakti one of 12 internationals still in the mix. Japanese-trained Heart’s Cry seven-year-old Admire Rakti shot to the top of the betting markets for this year’s $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) after a…

Bin Suroor Happy With Melbourne Cup Duo

Bin Suroor Happy With Melbourne Cup Duo

Godolphin stayers Cavalryman and Willing Foe arrived in Australia on Saturday and trainer Saeed Bin Suroor is happy with the conditions of both horses heading into the 2014 Melbourne Cup at Flemington on November 4. Cavalryman and Willing Foe served their two week quarantine period at Newmarket before making the trip to Australia and both…

Weld Without 2014 Melbourne Cup Runner

Weld Without 2014 Melbourne Cup Runner

Dual Melbourne Cup winning horseman Dermot K Weld will be without a hope in the 2014 edition of the ‘race that stops a nation’ following the surprise withdrawal of two high profile international hopes. On Sunday night a number of overseas-trained stayers nominated for the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) failed to…

Bin Suroor Confident of Melbourne Cup Success for Cavalryman

Bin Suroor Confident of Melbourne Cup Success for Cavalryman

Placing an agonising close second in three editions of the Race That Stops a Nation, trainer Saeed bin Suroor has revealed he is confident of breaking through for a maiden victory in the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) this year with exciting and in-form stayer Cavalryman. No stranger to the Australian headline race, Cavalryman travelled…