2017 Melbourne Cup barrier draw: Hartnell draws gate 12

Trainer James Cummings wasn’t fazed after Hartnell drew barrier twelve in the 2017 Group 1 $6.25m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday. Hartnell, above, will race in the first half of the field from barrier 12 in the…

2017 Melbourne Cup tips: Team Williams selects Almandin as their best

Team Williams will share in the ownership of six of the twenty-four Melbourne Cup runners at Flemington on Tuesday and part own Nick Williams is tipping last year’s winner Almandin as the one to beat again. Outsider Gallante, above, is…

2017 Melbourne Cup form: Winx form to boost Ventura Storm’s chances

A second to super star mare Winx two starts back has boosted the confidence of the Lindsay Park Team for Ventura Storm heading into the Group 1 $6.25m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday. Ventura Storm finished second to…

2017 Melbourne Cup field: Boom Time gets another chance at 3200m

Caulfield Cup winner Boom Time will get another chance to conquer the two mile test when he lines up in the twenty-four horse field in the Group 1 $6.25m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday. Boom Time, above, is looking to…

2017 Melbourne Cup Barrier draw: Almandin draws midfield

Last year’s winner Almandin has drawn the middle of the field at barrier fourteen when the 2017 Melbourne Cup barrier draw was conducted at Flemington today. Almandin, above, has drawn barrier fourteen in the 2017 Melbourne Cup at Flemington.…

2017 Melbourne Cup Odds: Almandin favourite to win back to back Cups

Last year’s winner Almandin remains at the top of the Melbourne Cup odds following the release of the final field for famous two miler at Flemington on Tuesday. Last year’s winner Almandin, above, is the favourite for the 2017 Melbourne…

Shillelagh wins 2017 Kennedy Mile

Former New Zealand trained mare Shillelagh picks up another Group 1 win for the Chris Waller stable with a decisive victory in the Group 1 $1m Kennedy Mile (1600m) at Flemington today. Shillelagh, above, wins the 2017 Kennedy Mile at Flemington.…

2017 Melbourne Cup Field Released

The 2017 Melbourne Cup field has been released and 24 of the best stayers in the world ‘the race that stops a nation’ at Flemington on Tuesday afternoon. Hartnell will carry the top weight in the 2017 Melbourne Cup. Photo by: Ultimate…

Ace High Is The 2017 Victoria Derby Winner

Ace High outstayed his rivals to record a most impressive win in the 2017 Victoria Derby at Flemington this afternoon. Ace High was far too good for his rivals in the 2017 Victoria Derby at Flemington this afternoon. Photo by: Ultimate Racing…

Jon Snow ruled out of 2017 Melbourne Cup field

Kiwi stayer Jon Snow has been ruled out of the 2017 Group 1 $6.25m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) after failing to pass a vet’s examination today. Jon Snow, above has been ruled out of the 2017 Melbourne Cup field because of lameness.…

2017 Myer Classic Results: Shoals Wins

An excellent ride from jockey Dean Yendall helped Shoals record a maiden Group 1 victory in the 2017 Myer Classic at Flemington this afternoon. Shoals held-off a host of rivals to record a tough win in the 2017 Myer Classic. Photo by: Ultimate…

2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes Results: Merchant Navy Wins

Merchant Navy came from nowhere to record a stunning victory in the 2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington this afternoon. Merchant Navy recorded a thrilling victory in the 2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos Invincible…

Cismontane into 2017 Melbourne Cup field with Lexus Stakes win

The Tulloch Lodge Team of Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott will have a runner in the 2017 Melbourne Cup after Cismontane led all of the way to win the Group 3 $300,000 Lexus Stakes (2500m) at Flemington today. Cismontane, above in pale green colours,…

Wakeful Stakes winner Luvaluva produces perfect VRC Oaks trial

Tough staying filly Luvaluva will now head to the VRC Oaks as one of the top fancies after producing a perfect trial with a last to first win in the Group 2 $300,000 G.H.Mumm Wakeful Stakes (2000m) at Flemington today. Luvaluva, above in…

2017 Victoria Derby Tactics: Ace High To Take A Sit

Connections of the front running Ace High have advised Racing Victoria Stewards that the three year old will take a sit behind the leaders in the Group 1 $1.5m AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington today. Ace High, above, will try to take…

2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes betting: Merchant Navy’s odds halved

The Coolmore Stud Stakes odds for smart three year old Merchant Navy have been halved since the final field was released on Wednesday. Merchant Navy, above in blue and green colours, has firmed in the betting for the 2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes…

2017 Victoria Derby Field: Astoria puts a scare through the camp

Top Victoria Derby fancy Astoria put a scare through the Godolphin camp this morning when he escaped from his handler. Ace HIgh, above, is the equal favourite for the 2017 Victoria Derby at Flemington. Photo by Steve Hart. The James Cummings reported…

2017 Melbourne Cup field: rivals trainers sweating on Jon Snow fitness

Several rival trainers will be sweating on the fitness of Kiwi stayer Jon Snow who is under an injury cloud for the Group 1 $6.25m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday. Kiwi stayer Jon Snow, above, is under an injury cloud…

Harlem passed fit to run in Lexus Stakes, Melbourne Cup still alive

The Lindsay Park trained Harlem’s chances of running in the 2017 Melbourne Cup are still alive after he was passed fit to run in today’s Group 3 $300,000 Lexus Stakes (2500m) at Flemington. Harlem, above, has been cleared to run…

2017 Victoria Derby Results: Every Race Covered

The 2017 Victoria Derby Day results will be updated all afternoon long at horseracing.com.au and we could not be more excited for what is always one of the best days of racing anywhere in the world. Ace High will go into the Victoria Derby as…

JWR Runners

The JWR team is ramping up for a jampacked Cup Week with 10 runners over the next 5 days. For what seemed a quiet month for the JWR team with 2 winners (Savaland & Snows Bro), we managed a 53% place strikerate with many horses running well…