Melbourne Cup News

2017 Caulfield Cup Field: Melbourne Cup Chances

2017 Caulfield Cup Field: Melbourne Cup Chances

The opening leg of the coveted Spring Cups double takes place today in Victoria, but what horses in the Caulfield Cup 2017 field are livewire chances to get behind in the Melbourne Cup odds for the first Tuesday of November? Caulfield Race 8 this afternoon features 17 stayers doing battle in the Group 1 $3.15…

Bonneval “A Moral” to Win 2017 Caulfield Cup

Bonneval “A Moral” to Win 2017 Caulfield Cup

Dual Caulfield Cup winning hoop Jim Cassidy has declared Kiwi mare Bonneval as “a moral” to take out the 2017 edition of the mile and a half classic Saturday week. Bonneval is prepared across the Tasman by Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman, the former preparing Mongolian Khan for his 2015 win in the Group 1…

Bowman Waits for Melbourne Cup 2017 Barrier Draw

Bowman Waits for Melbourne Cup 2017 Barrier Draw

Jockey Hugh Bowman of Winx fame will try to wait until the official 2017 Melbourne Cup barrier draw before making a call on what international raider he will ride in the ‘race that stops a nation’ this spring. Bowman is in line for a ride in the $6 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m)…

2017 Melbourne Cup First Acceptances Feature 55

2017 Melbourne Cup First Acceptances Feature 55

Just 55 stayers remain in contention for the ‘race that stops a nation’ following the Melbourne Cup 2017 first acceptances taken this week. After attracting 140 nominations, entries for this year’s Group 1 $6 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) have been slashed at first acceptance stage and are up two from the same stage last…

2017 Caulfield Cup No. 1 Priority for Gingernuts

2017 Caulfield Cup No. 1 Priority for Gingernuts

Connections of gun Kiwi stayer Gingernuts admit they do have the Melbourne Cup in the back of their minds for the galloper this spring down under but that the Caulfield Cup 2017 is the main priority. Prepared at Matamata by Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards, Iffraaj gelding Gingernuts races this weekend back home for the…

Bowman Eyes 2017 Melbourne Cup Mount on Marmelo

Bowman Eyes 2017 Melbourne Cup Mount on Marmelo

Regular rider of the country’s best racehorse Winx, Hugh Bowman is looking at a couple of international raiders to ride in the Melbourne Cup 2017 including the Hughie Morrison-trained Marmelo. Guaranteed a start on the first Tuesday of November in the iconic Group 1 $6 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) sitting 16th on the latest…

Pentathlon Kicks off Melbourne Cup 2017 Bid

Pentathlon Kicks off Melbourne Cup 2017 Bid

Kiwi trainer John Wheeler has confirmed the 2017 Melbourne Cup as the long-term spring goal for his proven stayer Pentathlon who kicks things off at Flemington in the Group 3 $300,000 The Bart Cummings (2500m) on Saturday. Flemington Racecourse will come to life for Turnbull Stakes Day thanks to the appearance of champion mare Winx…

Melbourne Cup 2017 Plans for Vengeur Masque

Melbourne Cup 2017 Plans for Vengeur Masque

Luckless staying import Vengeur Masque is targeting the 2017 Melbourne Cup this spring via a hopeful Caulfield Cup run after missing out on the ‘race that stops a nation’ by one spot last season. The Monsun gelding finished No. 25 on the Melbourne Cup ballot in 2016, just failing to gain a run in the…

2017 Melbourne Cup Weights: Order Of St George Top Kilos

2017 Melbourne Cup Weights: Order Of St George Top Kilos

Aidan O’Brien’s Irish St Leger winner Order Of St George has been allocated the 58kg top weight for the Melbourne Cup 2017, handicaps for which were announced by Racing Victoria today. The Galileo entire is one of 31 international raiders among the 140 official nominations heading towards a run in the iconic Group 1 $6.2…

2017 Melbourne Cup Still on Cards for Max Dynamite

2017 Melbourne Cup Still on Cards for Max Dynamite

European jumps horse Max Dynamite is one of three possible spring contenders down under for English owner Rich Ricci with the veteran still being considered for a Melbourne Cup 2017 bid.   The Great Journey gelding travelled to Victoria in 2015 and finished brave runner-up behind Darren Weir’s $101 upset winner Prince Of Penzace in the ‘race that stops a nation’.   Racing as an eight-year-old in Australia,…