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  • What you need to know about the Melbourne Cup

    Australian Horse Racing November 3, 2013 4:36 pm

    Some facts about the $6 million Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday:- * First run in 1861 under the banner of the Victorian Turf Club and won by the Etienne de Mestre-trained Archer who beat the favourite Mormon by six lengths. The prize was 1420 pounds and the trophy […]

     
  • Michael Owen quit football to come to Melbourne Cup

    Australian Horse Racing November 3, 2013 3:48 pm

    When the one-time boy wonder of English football retired in May, the reason offered was an inability to play at an acceptable level. In Melbourne on Sunday, Michael Owen revealed another, far more important reason for hanging up the boots that had made him one of the greatest players in […]

     
  • Dunaden primed for second Melbourne Cup

    Australian Horse Racing November 3, 2013 3:30 pm

    History is against Dunaden winning a second Melbourne Cup but his owner remains confident in the ability of the horse who has become a favourite in Australia. Sheikh Fahad Al Thani is yet to leave a spring carnival without a big-race win from his three visits. That has already been […]

     
  • Marwan Koukash wants Melbourne Cup and footballers

    Australian Horse Racing November 3, 2013 2:36 pm

    Adversity helped make Marwan Koukash fabulously wealthy. Combined with some unorthodox logic, he is convinced it will also assist in achieving a racing dream and win him the Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Tuesday. Koukash’s horse Mount Athos, one of around 100 that he owns, is running in his second […]

     
  • Some notable Melbourne Cup winners

    Australian Horse Racing November 3, 2013 2:24 pm

    Some notable Melbourne Cup winners: Archer (1861): Legend has it Archer walked from Sydney to Melbourne to win the new race that would be known as the Melbourne Cup. He came back the following year to win again. Briseis (1876): The first time the race was run on the first […]

     
  • Waterhouse tipped for Cup breakthrough win

    Australian Horse Racing November 2, 2013 8:12 pm

    Gai Waterhouse’s chances of a first Melbourne Cup have firmed with Fiorente now outright favourite to repel the European challenge and the Lloyd Williams onslaught. Last year’s Cup runner-up at his first start for Waterhouse, Fiorente was the TAB’s $7 favourite after drawing barrier five in the 24 horse-field for […]

     
  • Fiorente assured of Melb Cup favouritism

    Australian Horse Racing November 2, 2013 8:06 pm

    A second Melbourne Cup chance has been handed to imported stayer Fiorente who is assured of favouritism for Tuesday’s race after drawing barrier five. The runner-up last year only two weeks after arriving in Australia, Fiorente is a $7 favourite in one of the widest Cup markets in recent history. […]

     
  • Favourite Fiorente draws well in Melbourne Cup 2013

    Australian Horse Racing November 2, 2013 7:00 pm

    The Gai Waterhouse-trained Fiorente has maintained Melbourne Cup favouritism after the barrier draw for Tuesday’s $6.2 million race. Last year’s runner-up drew barrier five in the 24-horse field to keep his place at the top of betting charts. His stablemate Tres Blue didn’t fare so well after drawing gate 20. […]

     
  • Outsider Smokin’ Joey wins Tab Stakes 2013

    Australian Horse Racing November 2, 2013 6:30 pm

    A swim with the dolphins and change of environment may be behind the big improvement that led $41 outsider Smokin’ Joey to storm home from last to win the Tab.Com.Au Stakes at Flemington. The six-year-old gelding was running for Mornington trainer Wez Hunter for the first time after switching from […]

     
  • Bart Cummings without Melbourne Cup runner

    Australian Horse Racing November 2, 2013 6:12 pm

    Bart Cummings won’t have a runner in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup. The winner of 12 Melbourne Cups, Cummings, who now trains in partnership with his grandson James, was hoping to get Precedence into this year’s field. Precedence was one of 33 final acceptors for the race, but the Moonee Valley Gold […]

     
 
 
 
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