News About: 2012 Melbourne Cup

Job Done: No Cup Next Year for Green Moon

Job Done: No Cup Next Year for Green Moon

8 Nov, 2012

Lloyd Williams has revealed Melbourne Cup champion Green Moon is unlikely to defend his title in 2013.

Melbourne Cup winner Green Moon is unlikely to defend his title in 2013. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia.Ra

The prominent owner said the star import has come through his convincing win well and will now head to …

Green Moon wins Lloyd Williams his 4th Melbourne Cup

Green Moon wins Lloyd Williams his 4th Melbourne Cup

6 Nov, 2012

Prominent owner Lloyd Williams collected his fourth Melbourne Cup when locally trained Green Moon fought off the world’s best stayers to win Australia’s greatest race at Flemington today.

Green Moon wins owner Lloyd Williams his fourth Melbourne Cup. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

And jockey Brett Prebblewho flew in from Hong Kong where he …

Kasane Salutes for Carey Ahead of Cup

Kasane Salutes for Carey Ahead of Cup

6 Nov, 2012

Ethiopia trainer Pat Carey made a brilliant start to Melbourne Cup day with six-year-old Kasane scoring a convincing win in the $100,000 TAB Trophy (1700m).

With Hong Kong-based jockey Brett Prebble aboard, the mare scored the biggest win of her career as she flew home to beat Mabsam and Aliyana by a half-length.

Kasane shares …

Melbourne Cup Tips

Melbourne Cup Tips

6 Nov, 2012

The $6 million Melbourne Cup is now in its final countdown but it is not too late to find a winner.

To help you decide your winning selections we have compiled the best tips from the team of horseracing.com.au journalists who have spent hours analysing race replays and the form.

Mark Mazzaglia – Lights Of …

Flemington Track Update

Flemington Track Update

6 Nov, 2012

The Flemington track has been upgraded to a good 3 ahead of the $6 million Melbourne Cup which is due to jump at 3pm (AEDT).

The track was rated a dead 4 this this morning but was upgraded after the second race when Kasane saluted for Pat Carey and Hong Kong-based jockey Brett Prebble in …

Maluckyday to repel raiders in Melbourne Cup

Maluckyday to repel raiders in Melbourne Cup

6 Nov, 2012

Team Hawkes and many loyal followers are hoping Maluckyday is the horse to repel the international raiders in the Group 1 $6m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington today.

Maluckyday is the best priced Australian trained horse in the Melbourne Cup. Photo by: Taron Clarke

Maluckyday is the best priced Australian trained Melbourne Cup runner …

Ethiopia Carrying The Hopes of Australia

Ethiopia Carrying The Hopes of Australia

6 Nov, 2012

He’s named after a country in north-east Africa but emerging stayer Ethiopia will be carrying the hopes of Australia when he lines up in his first Melbourne Cup at Flemington today.

Ethiopia is one of the few local hopes in the Melbourne Cup. Photo by: Steve Hart.

The four-year-old is one of 16 Australian-trained Melbourne …

Ethiopia least experienced Melbourne Cup runner

Ethiopia least experienced Melbourne Cup runner

5 Nov, 2012

Mornington trainer Pat Carey is not worried that his Melbourne Cup hope Ethiopia is going into Australia’s greatest race at Flemington tomorrow the least experienced of any runner in the field.

Ethiopia is the least experienced runner in the Melbourne Cup field. Photo by: Steve Hart

Ethipoia will only be having his eighth race start …

Dunaden to produce champion qualities to win 2nd Melbourne Cup

Dunaden to produce champion qualities to win 2nd Melbourne Cup

4 Nov, 2012

Sheikh Fahad Bin Abdullah Al Thani knows that Dunaden will have to produce all of his champion qualities if he is to win back to back Melbourne Cups at Flemington on Tuesday.

Dunaden will have to produce his champion qualities to win his 2nd Melbourne Cup. Photo by: Taron Clarke

The prominent owner realised that …

Carpenter Believes 2012 Melbourne Cup Field Will Be One Of The Strongest Ever

Carpenter Believes 2012 Melbourne Cup Field Will Be One Of The Strongest Ever

3 Nov, 2012

Racing Victoria chief handicapper Greg Carpenter revealed today that he believes the 2012 Melbourne Cup will have one of the strongest fields in the history of the race.

The final field will be finalised at 4.30pm this afternoon and Carpenter believes the quality of the horses that won’t make the field is a testament to …