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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

Protectionist Has Plenty Of Admirers

17 July, 2015

It appears all is forgiven with defending Melbourne Cup champion Protectionist. Although unplaced in four runs since last year’s Cup, Protectionist ($21) is still fancied by punters for this year’s great race. Around 25 percent of wagers have gone on the imported stallion and he is well ahead of favourite Fame Game ($15) in the

Melbourne Cup Race Conditions Enhanced

14 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

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