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Melbourne Cup 2019: Revised Final Finishing Order After Protest Upheld

6 November, 2019

The Melbourne Cup has been run and won for another year as Vow And Declare came out on top. The local hope pipped the field in a thrilling finish to the race that stops the nation. A protest on behalf of Il Paradiso against Master Of Reality sparked high-drama soon after the race. Master Of

Melbourne Cup 2019: The Ultimate Form Guide For Race That Stops A Nation

5 November, 2019

It’s the race that stops a nation — so why not be informed when you’re placing a Melbourne Cup bet this Tuesday or taking part in an office sweep. The experts at punters.com.au have cast their eye over all 24 runners in the race — which will be run at 3pm AEDT at Flemington —

Fury after Marmelo forced to withdraw from the Melbourne Cup

31 October, 2019

English trainer Hughie Morrison disputes the results of scans on Marmelo which have prompted the horse’s withdrawal from the Melbourne Cup. Racing Victoria (RV) stewards said the results of a standing CT scan indicated Marmelo had incomplete fractures in his near fore and off hind cannon bones. On Wednesday, they ordered his withdrawal from the

Melbourne Cup 2019 Order Of Entry And Odds

28 October, 2019

The Melbourne Cup is the biggest race on the Australian calendar and in a little over a week the barriers will open and the horses will pounce. The race that stops a nation is around one week away and the several minute spectacle looks set to deliver another classic. 24 horses will line-up in the

History Says Caulfield Cup – Time Will Tell

19 October, 2019

The Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup are both handicap races, but they boast a completely different weight profile for winners. Where Makybe Diva is the only horse to carry the No.1 saddlecloth to victory in a Melbourne Cup in more than 60 years, the ‘toppy’ has a much better strike-rate in the $5 million Caulfield

Animal Rights Claim Victory With Taylor Swift Not Attending Cup

25 September, 2019

Animal rights groups are claiming victory after Taylor Swift cancelled her Melbourne Cup gig and they’re not the only ones alleging horse deaths played a major part. Pop superstar Taylor Swift scratched herself from a Melbourne Cup performance on Saturday but now animal rights activists are claiming it is their victory. That comes despite a

Django Freeman To Miss Melbourne Cup Spring Racing

21 September, 2019

Just days after impressing in a Caulfield trial ahead of some serious spring assignments highly regarded import Django Freeman has been ruled out for the spring. Early Friday morning the Robert Hickmott stable reported to Racing Victoria stewards that Django Freeman had been found to have a bone chip in his near fore knee. He

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.