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Chief Handicapper Weighs Up International Melbourne Cup Chances

Chief Handicapper Weighs Up International Melbourne Cup Chances

15 Sep, 2011

To have any hope of making the Melbourne Cup field December Draw must win the Naturalism Stakes

Racing Victoria’s chief handicapper Greg Carpenter had the intricate job of allocating weights to all 162 Melbourne Cup nominees, including all international horses.

This year’s Melbourne Cup nominations closed on September 1st instead of the previous August …

Melbourne Cup Weights Reveal Big Numbers For Internationals

Melbourne Cup Weights Reveal Big Numbers For Internationals

13 Sep, 2011

Americain has been allocated the top weight of 58kg for the Melbourne Cup

Last year’s Melbourne Cup winner Americain has officially been allocated the top weight of 58 kilograms in this year’s $6 million race.

This weight is 3.5 kilograms more than the 54.5 kilograms he carried during his three length victory of the race …