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. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Jon Snow, above has been ruled out of the 2017 Melbourne Cup field because of lameness. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Jon Snow had been in some doubt over the last twenty-four hours because of some soreness in his fore feet and was found to be lame in the near fore foot when inspected by Racing Victoria Vets today.

“07-11-2017 Flemington R7 – Jon Snow -LAME near fore, will not be permitted to accept for Melbourne Cup,” was the message from the Racing Victoria Stewards via twitter.

Jon Snow was marked at $51 for the Melbourne Cup with Ladbrokes.com.au and was coming off a last start ninth to Boom Time in the Group 1 $3.15m BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Caulfield on October 21.

The Iffraaj stallion was the winner of the Group 1 $2m BMW Australian Derby (2400m) at Randwick during the 2017 Sydney Autumn Carnival and returned to Australia in the Spring to win the Group 3 $200,000 MSC Signs JRA Cup (2040m) at The Valley on September 29.

Jon Snow then ran third to Gailo Chop in the Group 1 $1m Ladbrokes Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield on October 14 before missing a place in the Caulfield Cup.

The non appearance of Jon Snow at Flemington on Tuesday has paved the way for the Willie Mullins trained Irish stayer Thomas Hobson to find a spot in the twenty-four horse Melbourne Cup field.

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Cismontane was also a late inclusion in the 2017 Melbourne Cup field after winning the Group 3 $300,000 Lexus Stakes (2500m) at Flemington today.

The final field for the 2017 Melbourne Cup will be released around 5 o’clock this afternoon.

Early betting for the 2017 Melbourne Cup at Ladbrokes.com.au: $6.50 Almandin, $8 Marmelo, $10 Humidor, Wall Of Fire, $12 Johannes Vermeer, Red Cardinal, $13 Thomas Hobson, $15 Rekindling, $17 Max Dynamite, $21 Big Duke, Tiberian, $26 Hartnell, Amelie’s Star, Nakeeta, Boom Time, $34 Bondi Beach, Ventura Storm, $41 Single Gaze, Cismontane, Who Shot Thebarman, US Army Ranger, $51 Wicklow Brave, $61 Libran, $101 Gallante.


About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.


  1. rekomunikacje.pl

    Howdy! I could have sworn I’ve been to this
    website before but after reading through some of the post
    I realized it’s new to me. Anyhow, I’m definitely glad I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back often!

  2. Joycelyn

    Very shortly this web site will be famous amid all blogging and
    site-building people, due to it’s fastidious posts

  3. Sable

    Me and this article, sitting in a tree, L–NG-R-E-I-N-A!

  4. domain registration

    Very quickly this web site will be famous amid all blog viewers, due to it’s nice content

  5. website design company

    Hiya! Quick question that’s completely off topic.
    Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly?
    My site looks weird when browsing from my iphone4. I’m
    trying to find a template or plugin that might be able to
    resolve this issue. If you have any suggestions, please share.

  6. Leonida

    Great article! That is the type of information that are meant to be shared around the web.
    Shame on the search engines for now not positioning this put up higher!
    Come on over and seek advice from my web site .
    Thanks =)

  7. Egli Diana Pinto

    Actually no matter if someone doesn’t know after that its up to other people that
    they will help, so here it happens.

  8. tercio borlenghi jr

    An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a co-worker
    who was conducting a little research on this. And he actually bought
    me breakfast simply because I stumbled upon it for him…

    lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!!
    But yeah, thanx for spending the time to talk about this subject here on your

  9. cell phone numbers lookup

    It’s genuinely very complex in this busy life to listen news on Television,
    so I simply use internet for that reason, and get the most recent information.

  10. tpcms-fraucourt.mmi-lepuy.fr

    I am extremely impressed along with your writing skills as well as with the layout for your
    weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself?
    Anyway stay up the nice quality writing, it is uncommon to peer a nice blog like this one today..

  11. zdncorp.com

    My brother suggested I might like this blog. He was totally right.
    This post truly made my day. You can not consider just how
    much time I had spent for this info! Thank you!

  12. http://www.romaedu.upatras.gr/?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=41506

    Hmm it looks like your site ate my first comment (it was super long) so
    I guess I’ll just sum it up what I submitted and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying
    your blog. I too am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to the whole thing.
    Do you have any tips and hints for beginner blog writers?
    I’d certainly appreciate it.

  13. right timex

    I am sure this paragraph has touched all the internet users, its really really nice post
    on building up new webpage.

  14. http://www.ciccarelli1930.it/

    you’re really a just right webmaster. The website loading velocity is incredible.
    It seems that you’re doing any unique trick.
    Furthermore, The contents are masterpiece. you have done a magnificent
    job in this subject!

  15. Lelio Vieira Carneiro Junior

    I’m really enjoying the theme/design of your web site.
    Do you ever run into any web browser compatibility problems?
    A handful of my blog visitors have complained about my site not working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Safari.
    Do you have any tips to help fix this issue?

  16. tooth

    Thanks for any otheг fantastic article. Thе place else may just anyone get that typе of
    info in sucһ a perfect apprоach of writing? I have a pгesentation next
    week, and I’m on the ѕearch fоr suⅽh information.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *