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Melbourne Cup Race 2017 – Final Finishing Order

8 November, 2017

REKINDLING charged to victory in the Melbourne Cup but where did the rest of the field finish? This is the final order from first to last so you can cry with joy — or anguish — over the horse you backed or drew in the office sweep. First REKINDLING (22) — Trainer: Joseph O’Brien, jockey:

Melbourne Cup Tips 2017 | Who Will Win | The Experts Break It Down

6 November, 2017

LEO SCHLINK (Herald Sun chief racing reporter) 1. MARMELO 2. Wall Of Fire 3. Almandin Roughie: Red Cardinal MICHAEL MANLEY (Herald Sun) 1. Almandin 2. Johannes Vermeer 3. Marmelo Roughie: Big Duke SIMON MOY (Superracing) 1. BIG DUKE 2. Almandin 3. Marmelo Roughie: Reklindinig CHRIS VERNUCCIO (Superracing) 1. MARMELO 2. Almandin 3. Tiberian Roughie: Wicklow

Lexus Stakes and Bendigo Cup Offer Melbourne Cup Slots

1 November, 2017

There is a window for thoroughbreds that want to run in the 2017 Melbourne Cup, two windows, more accurately, as winners of the Lexus Stakes and the Bendigo Cup can get it. The prospects, however, are gloomy beyond that point, as not since Phar Lap has it been conceivable for a horse to carry high

Punters Look to Peter Moody for 2017 Melbourne Cup Tips

27 October, 2017

Rather than deal with a suspension and a blow to his reputation, former thoroughbred trainer Peter Moody has found that he can supply his opinions on all matters pertaining to racing without needing to dot every “i” and cross every “t” or worry about what was going on behind the stable doors of his former

Connections Face Daunting Melbourne Cup Fees in Coming Days

20 October, 2017

Want to know exactly how long until the jump of the 2017 Melbourne Cup? There is no better source of this type of information than the internet. As this is being typed, there are 19 days, seven hours, nine minutes and 50 seconds until the race jumps. That last bit of information is already far

Melbourne Cup Expensive for Last Minute Shoppers

13 October, 2017

For those of us who do not have a loose $600,000 to run a horse in The Everest, or even the $340 or more needed for a chair in the private suite at Randwick’s Chairman’s Club, a ticket to the Melbourne Cup might be a more economical value. Racing Victoria has mentioned the egalitarian aspects

Almandin Chases Bart Cummings and Ballot Exemption for Melbourne Cup

6 October, 2017

Almandin, the 2016 winner of the Melbourne Cup, will jump this weekend in the Group 3 Bart Cummings (2500 m) at Flemington. He won the race last year, so form would dictate that should he win again this year, he would post a double in the Melbourne Cup. Punters know it often does not work

Admire Deus In Good Form To Give Cups A Shake

5 October, 2017

Craig Williams has endorsed Admire Deus as a serious Cups contender after partnering the Japanese import in a rousing track gallop at Werribee on Tuesday. Working over 1600m in 1 min, 41 secs, the Australian-owned stayer steamed over the last 600m in 34 secs. The gallop delighted Williams ahead of the October 21 Caulfield Cup,

Lloyd Williams Confirms Almandin To Start In 2017 Cup

30 September, 2017

Lloyd Williams has ­confirmed Almandin will have one more start before he ­tries to become the sixth horse to win consecutive ­Melbourne Cups. Williams has also declared Irish galloper Rekindling as the other horse he is pinning his hopes on in his bid to win a sixth Melbourne Cup, saying he was “keen on him”.

Internationals Head Down Under for Melbourne Cup and Other Races

29 September, 2017

Some of the international horses are now in quarantine at various locations ahead of intentions to have a run at the 2017 Melbourne Cup and other top-echelon Australian spring races. Here are a few preparing for Flemington by avoiding contact with the disease and bacteria ridden nags from other locations around the world. Seriously, though,