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2013 Melbourne Cup: Horse Facts & Stats

2013 Melbourne Cup: Horse Facts & Stats

5 Nov, 2013

All week we’ve been keeping our readers up to date with the latest historical and 2013 Melbourne Cup news, facts and statistics and here are some more last minute tidbits on the race that will stop a nation at 3:00pm (AEST) this afternoon.

History is against the Melbourne Cup favourite Fiorente as they ran second …

Last Start 2013 Melbourne Cup Form Guide

Last Start 2013 Melbourne Cup Form Guide

5 Nov, 2013

Every year the star runners in the capacity 24-horse field come into the ‘race that stops a nation’ via a variety of different lead-ups, but which form will stack up in the 153rd edition of the Melbourne Cup this afternoon?

Fawkner is out to become the 12th horse to complete the Caulfiled Cup - …

Pick the 2013 Melbourne Cup Winner

Pick the 2013 Melbourne Cup Winner

4 Nov, 2013

The countdown is well and truly on until the Melbourne Cup 2013 winner crosses over the line first in Flemington Race 7 this Tuesday, November 5, earning connections a juicy $3.6 million in prize money.

Fawkner emerges as a nice bet for the Melbourne Cup 2013 winner looking at the form. Photo: Race Horse Photos …

Connors Happy Heading Into 2013 Melbourne Cup

Connors Happy Heading Into 2013 Melbourne Cup

30 Oct, 2013

Trainer Clarry Connors is delighted with the condition of Dear Demi heading into the 2013 Melbourne Cup but will give the Caulfield Cup placegetter a final lead-up run in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Dear Demi will run in the Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington on Saturday before the 2013 Melbourne …

Melbourne Cup Plans On Hold For Only A Pleasure

Melbourne Cup Plans On Hold For Only A Pleasure

19 Aug, 2013

The 2013 Melbourne Cup plans for OTI Racing-owned Only A Pleasure have been put on hold after he finished at the tail of the field in the Group 2 Prix Kergorlay (3000m) at Deauville in France on Sunday.

Both Only A Pleasure and Verema were aiming to follow in the footsteps of Americain who won …

Bart Cummings to Give Motivado Melbourne Cup Start

Bart Cummings to Give Motivado Melbourne Cup Start

1 Aug, 2013

A race named in honour of one Hall of Fame trainer will be used by another Hall of Fame inductee to help get their honest stayer Motivado into the field for the Melbourne Cup this spring.

Motivado will use The Bart Cummings as a 2013 Melbourne Cup lead-up. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

Euroa-based David Hayes is …

Brown Panther Could Be Melbourne Cup Bound

Brown Panther Could Be Melbourne Cup Bound

5 Jul, 2013

This year’s Melbourne Cup is shaping up to have the biggest international involvement yet, with classy British stayer Brown Panther the latest horse to be touted as a contender for Australia’s biggest race.

The five-year-old, who is owned by former England footballer Michael Owen, kicked off his campaign with a second straight win in the …

Don’t Forget Waterhouse’s Golden Spring Hope

Don’t Forget Waterhouse’s Golden Spring Hope

3 Jul, 2013

All the talk coming out of Gai Waterhouse’s stable heading into the spring is likely to be about top Melbourne Cup fancy Fiorente which could leave the door open for another import to slip under the radar.

Glencadam Gold is on track to be a major player this spring. Photo by: Steve Hart.

Glencadam Gold, …

Fiveandahalfstar’s Melbourne Cup Hopes Hang In The Balance

Fiveandahalfstar’s Melbourne Cup Hopes Hang In The Balance

2 Jul, 2013

The 2013 Spring Racing Carnival campaign of Fiveandahalfstar is currently hanging in the balance with a veterinary scan on Thursday set to decide the immediate racing future of the 2012 Victoria Derby winner.

Fiveandahalfstar could miss the 2013 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival (c) Race Horse Photos Australia

Fiveandahalfstar suffered a sprained fetlock during in his …

Melbourne Cup To Remain at 3pm

Melbourne Cup To Remain at 3pm

2 Jul, 2013

Changes to run some of the spring’s major races as the last on the program won’t be implemented for the Melbourne Cup, with the race to remain at 3pm.

The Melbourne Cup Trophies. Photo by: Taron Clarke.

In an effort to maximise interest and betting turnover, both the Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate will run …