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  • Dunaden – Melbourne Cup 2012 runner preview

    Australian Horse Racing November 4, 2012 9:59 pm

    Last year’s Melbourne Cup winner. He came from France a little unheralded, but after victory in the Geelong Cup and the Melbourne Cup he received his just accolades. He has only won two races since, but they’ve been pretty good races – the Hong Kong Vase in December last year [...]

     
  • Vintage Crop changed Cup forever

    Australian Horse Racing November 4, 2012 5:57 pm

    In 1993, three years before google and 11 years before Facebook, a Melbourne Cup revolution began. Planned in Ireland by a racing mastermind and carried out at Flemington by a horse whose life had been devoted to the mission for a couple of years, it changed the appearance, the sound [...]

     
  • Australian Wilkes trains Breeders’ winner

    International Horse Racing November 4, 2012 5:48 pm

    Ex-pat Australian trainer Ian Wilkes has claimed a famous victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita with Fort Larned who led all the away in North America’s richest race. Fort Larned fought off Mucho Macho Man in a duel down the straight to win the $US5 ($A4.83 million) [...]

     
  • Australia’s Cup grows in stature

    Australian Horse Racing November 4, 2012 4:06 pm

    The attraction of $6 million in prizemoney for horses who would otherwise be sitting at home shivering and letting their hair grow long or leaping over obstacles in jumps races is obvious. But it is more than just money that attracts the Europeans to Melbourne for Australia’s greatest horse race. [...]

     
  • Americain works hard, runs hard.

    Australian Horse Racing November 4, 2012 4:00 pm

    By the time Melbourne Cup favourite Americain runs in Tuesday’s race he will have completed around 180km on the training track in Australia and much more on the gallops in France. He will have run in two races totalling 5400m and walked countless circuits of his stable yard at the [...]

     
  • Italian trainer Botti to make his mark

    Australian Horse Racing November 4, 2012 3:57 pm

    Affable Italian trainer Marco Botti emerged from the shadow of his compatriot and former boss Luca Cumani some time ago. The next question is, will he surpass the veteran horseman’s achievements? Botti, who will contest Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup with his low-profile stayer Jakkalberry, is part of the new guard of [...]

     
  • Oliver on the crest of a wave

    Australian Horse Racing November 4, 2012 3:54 pm

    A couple of weeks ago Damien Oliver was on the outer and his prospects for the Flemington carnival were bleak. Now he is the winner of the Victoria Derby and rides the favourite in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup. The news that Oliver was under investigation for an alleged betting offence cost [...]

     
  • Cumani in strongest Cup bid yet

    Australian Horse Racing November 4, 2012 3:09 pm

    Trainer Luca Cumani says he has made his most determined bid ever to win the Melbourne Cup this year. The England-based Italian has pronounced his two runners for Tuesday’s race, Mount Athos and My Quest For Peace, his best hopes of finally winning the trophy. And he says the Cup [...]

     
  • Thompson talks of Tinkler’s money woes

    Australian Horse Racing November 4, 2012 3:06 pm

    Nathan Tinkler’s money woes have been revealed by his Patinack Farm trainer John Thompson in the aftermath of Nechita’s win in the Group one Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington on Saturday. Tinkler last week claimed he was the victim of “a massive media campaign to try and ruin me” over [...]

     
  • Zabeel the key to local Cup hopes

    Australian Horse Racing November 4, 2012 2:51 pm

    As Australians clamour to buy European horses to win the Melbourne Cup, Sir Patrick Hogan says they should be looking a little closer to home. The proprietor of New Zealand’s famed Cambridge Stud, Hogan is responsible for the most influential staying blood introduced to the southern hemisphere in the past [...]

     
 
 
 
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