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Best Solution Could Represent Best Foreign Hopes in Melbourne cup

3 September, 2018

Still encouraged by Almandin’s win in the Melbourne Cup, a German racer claimed by Ireland, Best Solution, is aimed at the 2018 Melbourne Cup after winning the Group 1 Grosser Preis Von Berlin at Hoppegarten racecourse in Baden – Baden, Germany. Best Solution is by Great Britain’s Kodiac from Al Andalyya of the USA, so

Charlie Appleby Says Cross Counter Is A Lock For Melbourne Cup Campaign

26 August, 2018

Charlie Appleby flexed his Melbourne Cup muscle on Wednesday night with a stable quinella in the Group 2 Great Voltiguer Stakes (2400m) at York. While game winner Old Persian will stay in Europe for the Group 1 St Leger next, Appleby confirmed that narrow runner-up Cross Counter was a lock for a Melbourne campaign. ‘He

Qatar Racing Team In Race For 2018 Melbourne Cup With Count Octave

2 August, 2018

The international numbers in pursuit of the first $7 million Melbourne Cup continue to swell with Qatar Racing announcing an attempt on the race this spring by a son of Frankel named Count Octave. Speaking from his Kingsclere base at Newbury in the United Kingdom, trainer Andrew Balding said he will look to get one

English Stayer Withhold Needs More Gain Melbourne Cup Start

8 July, 2018

English stayer Withhold has firmed to Melbourne Cup favourite in several markets but Racing Victoria’s new international recruiter Paul Bloodworth said he’s not yet guaranteed a run.Last weekend Withhold won the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle and his trainer Roger Charlton declared the Melbourne Cup was his priority. Bloodworth said he had communicated with Charlton during

Flemington Racecourse 2018 New Look Grand Stand No Expense Spared

7 April, 2018

Flemington’s construction partner Multiplex has reached a major milestone this week with the ‘topping out’ of the brand new $128 million state-of-the-art Club Stand. Designed by Bates Smart Architects, the iconic five-level Club Stand will set a new benchmark for racecourse facilities. The last of the steel structure has been installed on the roof garden

Melbourne Cup 2018 Will Have Emergencies First Time Ever

12 February, 2018

Next year’s $6.2 million Melbourne Cup will for the first time have two and possibly four emergencies, ending a 150-year tradition of being the only major race in Australia not to have reserve runners. Some senior VRC officials and the state’s racing minister Martin Pakula believe that it is time the long-held convention of no

Lloyd Williams Tells Big Breakfast Radio Show Sydney He Is Head Trainer

20 December, 2017

HE’S recently won his sixth Melbourne Cup and now owner Lloyd Williams has confirmed racing’s worst kept secret — he is the main man at Macedon Lodge. Six time Melbourne Cup winning owner Lloyd Williams has confirmed racing’s worst kept secret that he is in fact the “head trainer” of Macedon Lodge. The confirmation comes

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