News About: 2016 Melbourne Cup

2016 Melbourne Cup Form: Heartbreak City Primed for Success

2016 Melbourne Cup Form: Heartbreak City Primed for Success

30 Oct, 2016

Trainer Tony Martin believes that classy stayer Heartbreak City will be perfectly-suited to the conditions at Flemington on Tuesday, when he lines up for the 2016 Melbourne Cup (3200m).

Hong Kong-based hoop Joao Moreira will ride Heartbreak City in the 2016 Melbourne Cup. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell

Heartbreak City is yet to make an appearance on …

Excess Knowledge Working Well Towards Melbourne Cup

Excess Knowledge Working Well Towards Melbourne Cup

26 Sep, 2016

A typically bullish Gai Waterhouse was full of pre-workout praise at Moonee Valley on Monday morning after watching the efforts of her Melbourne Cup-bound stayer Excess Knowledge.

Excess Knowledge runs in The Bart Cummings at Flemington on Sunday ahead of the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups. Photo: Steve Hart.

The imported Monsun stallion was put through …

Mullins’ Brave Melbourne Cup Bid

Mullins’ Brave Melbourne Cup Bid

3 Aug, 2016

Irish horseman William Mullins is hoping his progressive stayer Wicklow Brave can earn a shot at the ‘race that stops a nation’ and head down under for the 2016 Melbourne Cup this spring.

William Mullins is eyeing a 2016 Melbourne Cup bid for Wicklow Brave after training last year’s runner-up Max Dynamite (pictured). Photo: Ultimate …

McDonald Rides Melbourne Cup Hope Big Orange

McDonald Rides Melbourne Cup Hope Big Orange

6 Jul, 2016

Sydney-based jockey James McDonald is booked to partner Michael Bell’s Melbourne Cup-bound European raider Big Orange this week at Newmarket in the UK.

2016 Melbourne Cup hope Big Orange runs in Britain this weekend with James McDonald in the saddle. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The hulking Duke Of Marmalade gelding runs at his local track …

Melbourne Cup Dream Alive for Dunlop

Melbourne Cup Dream Alive for Dunlop

6 Jul, 2016

The retirement and subsequent passing of heroic three-time Melbourne Cup runner-up Red Cadeaux last spring hasn’t stopped British horseman Ed Dunlop from targeting an elusive win in the ‘race that stops a nation’.

Last year’s fourth-placegetter Trip To Paris could target the 2016 Melbourne Cup this spring down under. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The gallant …

Jordon Lures Dartmouth for Caulfield Cup Bid

Jordon Lures Dartmouth for Caulfield Cup Bid

6 Jul, 2016

Racing Victoria’s international talent scout Leigh Jordon heads to Europe beginning his annual bid of luring the connections of talented raiders down under for the spring and possible Caulfield Cup hope Dartmouth is in his sights.

Protectionist is one of the 2016 Melbourne Cup international hopes Leigh Jordon is looking to lure to Australia this …

Protectionist Eyes Second Melbourne Cup Win

Protectionist Eyes Second Melbourne Cup Win

4 Jul, 2016

Back in Germany, back with trainer Andreas Wohler and back in form, former Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist is ticking plenty of boxes ahead of a possible return to Australia for a shot at another victory in the ‘race that stops a nation.’

2014 Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist is on track for a return to Flemington …

Tall Ship Sails Past Bagot Handicap Run

Tall Ship Sails Past Bagot Handicap Run

23 Dec, 2015

The $150,000 Listed Bagot Handicap (2800m) at Flemington Racecourse on New Year’s Day has been ruled out for Darren Weir’s Werribee Cup winner Tall Ship who connections are hoping to target the 2016 Melbourne Cup with next spring.

Prince Of Penzance winning the 2015 Melbourne Cup for Tall Ship’s trainer Darren Weir. Photo: Steve Hart.…