Melbourne Cup Winner Protectionist Can Win Again

8 July, 2015

KRIS Lees isn’t disappointed he hasn’t been able to win a race this autumn with either of his stable stars, Protectionist or Lucia Valentina. “I think it is a reflection of the quality of the races both horses have run in,” the champion Newcastle-based trainer said on Thursday. “With Protectionist, we had a suspicion he

Emergency Call Overlooked – Bart Cummings To Exemption List

8 July, 2015

Flemington trainer Saab Hasan, who is still hurting over missing a start in last year’s Melbourne Cup, has criticised a decision to overlook emergencies for the great race. The Victoria Racing Club announced on Tuesday that it would continue to cap the Melbourne Cup field at 24 horses with no emergencies, despite last year’s race

Melbourne Cup Betting As Of 8/7/15 – Others Added On Request

8 July, 2015

Punters are starting to rally behind Japanese stayer Fame Game for this year’s Melbourne Cup. Online bookmaker reports a concerted move for Fame Game, since owner breeder Katsumi Yoshida announced plans to target the great race. Fame Game heads betting on $15 ahead of four runners, Goldstream, Hartnell, Signoff and Quasillo, at $17. Defending

Melbourne Cup 2015 Conditions Enhanced

7 July, 2015

Victoria Racing Club (VRC) Chief Executive Simon Love on Tuesday announced enhancements to the race conditions for the 2015 Emirates Melbourne Cup, including ballot exemption status for Group 3 The Bart Cummings (2500m). The VRC has broadened the exemption clause to allow The Bart Cummings to join the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) as the

Emirates Melbourne Cup Journeys To Japan

17 June, 2015

The world’s most iconic racing trophy found new admirers this week as Japanese Sumo wrestlers, geishas and Harajuku girls all held the Emirates Melbourne Cup as it toured the land of the rising sun. The famous three-handled trophy, valued at $175,000, was the celebrity envoy on the Victoria Racing Club’s Japan visit, aimed at increasing

Waterhouse To Dominate Melbourne Cup 2015

22 May, 2015

SYDNEY’S queen of racing Gai Waterhouse is planning for a triple Melbourne Cup crown after import Excess Knowledge showed a dazzling turn of foot in his first public outing at Friday’s Randwick trials. After breaking her Cup drought with Fiorente last year, Waterhouse already has the $13 favourite The Offer primed for November. Now the

Melbourne Cup Placer Retires

14 May, 2015

Globetrotting stayer Mount Athos, who ran in two Melbourne Cups, has been retired. Mount Athos ran fifth in the 2012 Melbourne Cup and third a year later when trained by Luca Cumani. The eight-year-old began life with the late John Hills and was subsequently bought by Dr Marwan Koukash. He was trained in Ireland for

Emirates Melbourne Cup Tours Hong Kong

4 May, 2015

The world’s most iconic racing trophy—the $175,000 Emirates Melbourne Cup—has been taking in the sights of Hong Kong and rubbing shoulders with racing royalty on its latest adventure in the lead up to the first Tuesday in November. The iconic Victoria Peak, Avenue of Stars, Symphony of Lights and track work at Sha Tin are