2017 Melbourne Cup winner: Weir selects Almandin as the horse to beat

Victoria’s leading trainer Darren Weir has selected last year’s winner Almandin as the horse to beat again in the 2017 Group 1 $6.25m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday. Trainer Darren Weir selects Almandin,…

2017 Melbourne Cup field: Single Gaze can run the distance

In-form jockey Kathy O’Hara has no doubts that the big hearted mare Single Gaze has the will and determination to run out the 3200m of the Group 1 $6.25m Emirates Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Tuesday. Kathy O’Hara and Single Gaze,…

2017 Melbourne Cup winner: Kerrin McEvoy chasing his 3rd win

High profile jockey Kerrin McEvoy will be chasing his third win in the Group 1 $6.25m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday when he hops aboard German stayer Red Cardinal. Kerrin McEvoy, above, rides Red Cardinal in the 2017…

Tasty Raghu!

5 year old entire Raghu saluted in the Ladbrokes Peninsula Cup yesterday on debut in Australia. The well travelled son of Showcasing ground out the mile first-up for new connections to the JWR stable, Kennic & Willie Lui. “It’s…

New Melbourne Cup tactics for 3rd timer Hartnell

Trainer James Cummings has changed his lead up tactics for the stable’s flag bearer Hartnell for his third attempt to win the Group 1 $6.25m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday. Hartnell, above, is coming off a different…

Melbourne Cup odds: Boom Time over the odds says Hayes

Lindsay Park’s head trainer David Hayes disagrees with the bookies and thinks that his Caulfield Cup winner Boom Time is over the odds for the Group 1 $6.25m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday. Trainer David Hayes…

2017 Melbourne Cup Tips: Lloyd Fancies Rekindling

Lloyd Williams has six runners in the 2017 Melbourne Cup, but it is Northern Hemishphere three-year-old Rekindling that could end up on top of his 2017 Melbourne Cup tips. Rekindling has the chance to join Almandin (pictured) as a Lloyd Williams-owned…

Melbourne Cup betting: Marmelo the new favourite

English stayer Marmelo has climbed to the top of the Melbourne Cup betting ousting last year’s winner Almandin from favouritism for the famous two mile contest at Flemington on Tuesday. Hugh Bowman, above, rides English stayer Marmelo…

2017 Melbourne Cup field: Who Shot Thebarman is coming out

Trainer Chris Waller will have only one runner the 2017 Melbourne Cup field after he was forced to scratch veteran stayer Who Shot Thebarman because of an elevated temperature. Who Shot Thebarman, above, has been scratched from the 2017 Melbourne…

Single Gaze still at long Melbourne Cup odds

Consistent mare Single Gaze is still at long odds for the Group 1 $6.25m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday despite having some strong lead up form. Single Gaze, above, will take her plaace in the 2017 Melbourne Cup at Flemington.…

Complete 2017 Melbourne Cup Form Guide

The 2017 Melbourne Cup form guide will be vital reading in the lead-up to ‘the race that stops a nation’ as punters from right around the country try to find the winner of the Group 1 event. Humidor goes into the Melbourne Cup on…

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.…