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Melbourne Cup Winner Subzero Fighting Life

26 July, 2019

Melbourne Cup winner Subzero is seriously ill despite fighting off a bout of colic. The 1992 Cup winner has been transferred to the Bendigo Equine Hospital with problems with his kidneys. Subzero was trained by Lee Freedman but since being retired in 1993 has been in the care of Graham Salisbury, working as the mount

Craig Newitt Wins Onboard Mantastic At Flemington Last Week

11 May, 2019

Craig Newitt’s win aboard Mantastic at Flemington last week was far from his biggest in Melbourne, but the satisfaction he derived from it ran much deeper than an off-season open handicap. It was Tasmania’s leading rider’s first win in the city he called home for more than 15 years since September 2017 and first at

Melbourne Cup winning Cross Counter To Prove Hard To Beat In Dubai

30 March, 2019

English trainer Charlie Appleby expects his Melbourne Cup winning Cross Counter to prove “very hard to beat” in Saturday’s Dubai Gold Cup at Meydan. The four-year-old will be a hot favourite to make a winning return, on what will be his first competitive appearance since becoming the first British-trained horse to win the Flemington showpiece.

Melbourne Cup Hopeful Beaten In England

1 March, 2019

English Melbourne Cup aspirant Verdana Blue suffered a surprising defeat as odds-on favourite on Wednesday at Kempton. Trained by Nicky Henderson, who is Britain’s five-time champion jumps trainer, Verdana Blue ($1.33 favourite) couldn’t reel in Gumball ($5), who led throughout in a low-grade novice race over 2413 metres on Kempton’s all-weather track. Verdana Blue raced

2019 Sydney Cup Weights – Melbourne Cup Winners Dominate

27 February, 2019

Melbourne Cup winners Almandin and Rekindling head the weights for the 2019 Group I Sydney Cup (3200m). Racing NSW handicappers released weights for the $2 million 3200m event on Tuesday. Atop the 130 handicapped entries is 2016 Melbourne Cup hero Almandin with 58kg. The Lloyd Williams-owned import has raced sparingly since but did record another

Wet 2018 Melbourne Cup Naturally Goes to Soggy Brits

18 November, 2018

The 2018 Melbourne Cup has come and gone. Cross Counter, Godolphin’s British gelding was the winner, from another British horse, Marmelo, with Brit A Prince Of Arran rounding out the podium. Chris Waller trained Finche came in fourth. The five-year-old entire also lists Great Britain as country of origin. Might it be time to save

Melbourne Cup 2018 Field and Favourites in Lead Up Hours

5 November, 2018

Happy Melbourne Cup Eve to you all. With the time from now until the jump being measured in hours, Yucatan, or whatever his name is, still holds the favorite’s odds, $6, but he has drifted from $4.50 with Ladbrokes and he and jockey James McDonald will be starting from just inside the car park from

Fast Approaching Melbourne Cup is Everest to Lloyd Williams

29 October, 2018

The mountain, not the Randwick race – Lloyd Williams has pulled the plug on Latrobe for the next running of the Melbourne Cup out of concern that the stage and the distance is too much for the horse, he of just seven jumps. The Irish colt seems to do just fine, so long as the

Goldolphin Raiders Aim to Steal All Three Big Vic Spring Races

22 October, 2018

The Everest is done. The Caulfield Cup is done. Next weekend features the Group 1 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley and the historic attempt by Her Majesty Winx to record a fourth win. After that, spring racing in done. Except for the Melbourne Cup, that is. The race has been mildly overshadowed by some of

Foreign Horses Enjoy Top Prospects in Early Melbourne Cup Markets

15 October, 2018

Bart Cummings trained Kingston Rule ruled the Melbourne Cup in 1990, setting a record for The Race That Stops A Nation by stopping the clock for the run at 3:16.30. Could that record fall in 2018, after almost 20 years as the fastest time over 3200 metres at Flemington? When Kingston Rule won, it was