News About: 2011 Melbourne Cup

Hong Kong Vase – old faces line up for rematch

Hong Kong Vase – old faces line up for rematch

11 Dec, 2011

Red Cadeaux will face off against Dunaden in the Hong Kong Vase

UK trainer Ed Dunlop is not one to over state a situation or the chances of his horses and he is not trumpeting the chances of Red Cadeaux in today’s Group 1 $A2.5m Hong Kong Vase (2400m) at Sha Tin.

But his murmurings …

Jury out on extent of Jukebox’s injuries

Jury out on extent of Jukebox’s injuries

30 Nov, 2011

UK galloper Jukebox Jury is still in Australia recovering from a hairline fracture to his near-fore cannon bone received in last month’s Melbourne Cup.

The Mark Johnston-trained grey finished 20th in the Cup won by Dunaden and never posed a serious threat.

Jukebox Jury was ranked the highest of the international visitors going into …

Frankel the champ – nothing for So You Think

Frankel the champ – nothing for So You Think

16 Nov, 2011

It appears French horses are doing it all over the world to the Aussies.

Hot on the tail of Dunaden winning our greatest race the Melbourne Cup and Americain rubbing it in by winning the Zipping Classic – our dual Cox Plate winner So You Think has come up empty handed at the Cartier British …

Americain’s new trainer announced Monday

Americain’s new trainer announced Monday

13 Nov, 2011

The new trainer of Americain will announce tomorrow.

Three trainers are at the top of the list – David Hayes, Anthony Freedman and Darren Weir.

Each of these trainers are favoured above others as they have rural properties which the owners believe is the best environment for galloper formerly trained in France by Alain de …

Americain ready for Zipping

Americain ready for Zipping

11 Nov, 2011

It is all systems go for Zipping Classic for odds on favourite Americain ($1.50).

The unlucky 2011 Melbourne Cup fourth, lines up against four opponents in $350,000 Group 2 feature on the Sandown Hillside and its minder Stephanie Nigge is going into the race happy with the French galloper’s condition.

”He showed us after the …

Mourayan Back In Business After Shock Melbourne Cup Scratching

Mourayan Back In Business After Shock Melbourne Cup Scratching

9 Nov, 2011

Mourayan will be having his first start since his shock withdrawal from last week’s Melbourne Cup in the $350,000 Zipping Classic at Sandown this Saturday.

The five-year-old was scratched from the race due to soreness in a toe due to corrective shoeing.

“It certainly didn’t thrill us up here, but these things happen,” owner Lloyd …

Vandyke with an eye for the future

Vandyke with an eye for the future

9 Nov, 2011

Trainer David Vandyke in on a seeking mission with troubled galloper Lamasery.

While Sydney gelding has won at 2400m in the past, Vandyke wants to see him do it against true talent in the Group 2 $350,000 Zipping Classic (2400m) on the Sandown Hillside on Saturday.

A good performance will give the trainer confidence that …

How tough is Americain?

How tough is Americain?

9 Nov, 2011

Anyone who watched the past two Melbourne Cups would not doubt the ability of Americain after a  2010 Cup win and an unlucky fourth this year.

But going into Saturday’s Zipping Classic (2400m) the next question is how tough is Americain?

It is a good thing they re-named the Sandown Classic after the great Zipping …

Spot betting – racing concerns

Spot betting – racing concerns

9 Nov, 2011

Spot-betting, the exotic types of betting that have landed three Pakistani cricketers in prison, is rightfully being question by Victoria’s leading trainer Peter Moody.

It is the more about the betting on the sidelines of a race result rather than the result itself eg betting on margins, sectional times, head to head results of two …

Melbourne Cup Trio Bound For Hong Kong Showdown

Melbourne Cup Trio Bound For Hong Kong Showdown

9 Nov, 2011

The Melbourne Cup may be over for another year but the strength of the race still has a very real chance of being increased.

After the closest finish in the history of the event the two front runners look set to have their rematch when Duanden and Red Cadeaux face for a second time in …