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Roy Higgins Remembered With Flemington Statue

29 September, 2015

Legendary jockey Roy Higgins MBE will be immortalised with a bronze statue at Flemington, the scene of his two Melbourne Cup wins. The statue, by artist Judith Leman, will be unveiled on Turnbull Stakes Day presented by Yellowglen this Sunday (4 October) and will take pride of place at the Hill Gate entrance to heritage-listed

2015 Melbourne Cup: Protectionist & Snow Sky Equal Topweights

15 September, 2015

Early Melbourne Cup favourite Fame Game has been allocated 57kg, with defending champion Protectionist and British stayer Snow Sky sharing the topweight of 58kg. Japanese star Fame Game was a $9 chance for the $6.2 million race before today’s weight declaration. He, along with fellow Japanese entrant Hokko Brave (55.5kg), will arrive in Melbourne on

Flemington’s Annual Myer Spring Fashion Lunch Today

10 September, 2015

More than 650 guests in elegant racewear welcomed spring racing in style at Flemington’s annual Myer Spring Fashion Lunch today. Hosted by Channel 7’s Rebecca Maddern and Jason Richardson, the highly anticipated event was headlined by a Myer spring racewear parade showcasing the latest spring racing trends. Myer Ambassador Rachael Finch walked the spring fashion

Precedence Headlines Cummings’ Five Melbourne Cup Entries

1 September, 2015

James Cummings has entered five horses in his name for the Melbourne Cup his late grandfather and training partner Bart won a record 12 times. Precedence, aiming for his fifth start in the famous two-mile race at Flemington on November 3, headlines the Cummings five. A total of 140 horses were entered for Australia’s most

Protectionist No One Hit Wonder – Melbourne Cup 2015

1 September, 2015

There are 140 horses nominated for this year’s Melbourne Cup and Protectionist is the best backed runner with sportsbet.com.au. The online bookmaker has Protectionist on the fourth line of betting at $21. The six-year-old was trained in Germany before he won last year’s Cup and has not won a race since. When first nominations were

Japanese Stayer Fame Game Joins Frame For Great Race

22 August, 2015

LOCAL punters have rallied to Japanese stayer Fame Game, backing him into favouritism for the Melbourne Cup after it was announced on Thursday he would make the trip. “The money started coming for Fame Game as soon as Leigh Jordon confirmed he was making the trip to Melbourne,” TAB’s Adam Hamilton said. “Our TAB bookies

Qatari Runner Firming As Cups Chance

14 August, 2015

The likelihood of a Qatar-trained horse competing at the Melbourne Cup Carnival for the first time is increasing by the day. Connections of Dubday have given the strongest indication yet that they were seriously considering a trip south for the son of Dubawi. The six-year-old was among the entries for the $3 million BMW Caulfield

Phar Lap Could Be Reunited With Famous Cup

14 August, 2015

The owner of Phar Lap’s 1930 Melbourne Cup hopes to see the famous racehorse reunited with his most famous prize. Lady Susan Renouf says it would be ideal for the gold cup to be side by side with Phar Lap’s hide, which is displayed at the Melbourne Museum. “I think my family may have something

Arod In Line For Cox Plate Tilt

31 July, 2015

Handy British stayer Arod could join the growing list of invaders with an eye on Melbourne’s Spring Carnival. Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au added Arod to Cox Plate market at $9.00, following his gutsy second in the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood during the week. Arod tried to lead all of the way, but was run down by

Singing On Song For Melbourne Cup

23 July, 2015

With an equine travel ban lifted in his home country, German stayer Singing is set to firm in Caulfield Cup betting. Singing ($15) is on the third line of the Cup market with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au. His stablemate Goldstream is also $15 while Kiwi Mongolian Khan heads betting at $13. The 3200m of the Melbourne