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2012 Melbourne Cup Winning Form

2012 Melbourne Cup Winning Form

This afternoon’s Melbourne Cup winner will be elevated into the league of greats and go down as one of history’s champion thoroughbreds, but before we look forward it is important to look back and study what will be the winning Melbourne Cup 2012 lead-up form. What is the best worn path towards the ‘race that…

2012 Melbourne Cup Trainers Guide

2012 Melbourne Cup Trainers Guide

The 2012 Melbourne Cup will feature horses prepared by some of the world’s leading trainers. It takes a devoted trainer to get a horse fit and ready for a race as grueling as the Melbourne Cup and some trainers have proven better at it than others. Veteran trainer Bart Cummings has tasted success in the…

Can Winchester Fire the Winning Shot in 2012 Melbourne Cup?

Can Winchester Fire the Winning Shot in 2012 Melbourne Cup?

With the 2012 Melbourne Cup now thought of as an extremely difficult task to win with a locally-bred horse, many have taken to purchasing overseas stayers and one this year is Winchester. The former American stayer is now trained by John Sadler and if he returns to the sort of form that made him a…

Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw 2012 Facts & Stats

Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw 2012 Facts & Stats

The 2012 Melbourne Cup barrier draw was released on Saturday afternoon ahead of the $6.2 million handicap clash at Flemington Racecourse this Tuesday, but while you may know which Melbourne Cup horses are drawn in which gates are you brushed up with all the historical Melbourne Cup barrier draw facts and statistics? Knowing the past…

No Melbourne Cup 2012 for Mackinnon Stakes Winner Alcopop

No Melbourne Cup 2012 for Mackinnon Stakes Winner Alcopop

The final race offering a 2012 Melbourne Cup ballot exemption to the winner has been run and won at Flemington Racecourse this afternoon with a former Melbourne Cup favourite taking out the $1 million Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m), evergreen eight-year-old Alcopop showing they still had improvement in them despite their age. Racing at their…

Latest 2012 Melbourne Cup Order of Entry

Latest 2012 Melbourne Cup Order of Entry

The race is now officially on to occupy one of those coveted top 24 spots in the 2012 Melbourne Cup ballot after second declarations and the latest order of entry for the famous Flemington feature were released on Monday. Forty-six stayers are still in the running for this year’s edition of the $6.2 million Group…

Caulfield Cup 2012 Form Guide Facts & Betting Preview

Caulfield Cup 2012 Form Guide Facts & Betting Preview

This Saturday Caulfield Racecourse will host the first of the ‘Big 3’ Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival classics with the 2012 Caulfield Cup set to light up the track, the Races.com.au team’s insider Caulfield Cup form guide and betting preview detailed below. Due to jump as Caulfield Race 8 at 4:05pm (AEST) the $2.5 million Group…

2012 Turnbull Stakes Form Guide & Betting Preview

2012 Turnbull Stakes Form Guide & Betting Preview

The latest Group 1 feature of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival will take place at the famous Flemington Racecourse this Saturday and to help our readers back the Turnbull Stakes 2012 winner below we have our exclusive form guide and betting preview on the classic. Due to jump at 4:20pm as Flemington Race 7, the…

Turnbull Stakes 2012 Final Field & Barrier Draw

Turnbull Stakes 2012 Final Field & Barrier Draw

A top-class field of spring cup hopefuls has been accepted into the 2012 Turnbull Stakes field at Flemington Racecourse this Saturday including the current Caulfield Cup betting favourite December Draw. Beaten favourite in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) last spring having broken down during the running of the $2.65 million handicap, Mark Kavanagh’s classy…

Strong 2012 Craven Plate Nominations Announced

Strong 2012 Craven Plate Nominations Announced

It may only be a support race on the Randwick card this weekend but the Group 3 2012 Craven Plate (2000m) features plenty of quality. Nineteen horses have been entered for the $125,000 event including the John Sadler-trained Linton. The six-year-old, who has been nominated for the Cox Plate, Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup, is…