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No Melbourne Cup For Forgotten Rules

No Melbourne Cup For Forgotten Rules

8 Jul, 2015

Leading Irish trainer Dermot Weld has revealed that he is highly unlikely to send Forgotten Rules to Australia for the 2015 Melbourne Cup.

Dermot Weld has not had a Melbourne Cup runner since Galileo’s Choice finished 20th behind Green Moon in 2012. Photo by: Steve Hart

Forgotten Rules stamped himself as one of the most …

Oliver to ride Mutual Regard in the Melbourne Cup

Oliver to ride Mutual Regard in the Melbourne Cup

22 Oct, 2014

Jockey Damien Oliver will ride high profile Irish stayer Mutual Regard in the Group 1 $6m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on the first Tuesday in November.

Damien Oliver has been booked to ride Irish stayer Mutual Regard in the Melbourne Cup. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Hugh Bowman had been in the …

Weld Pays Tribute To Vintage Crop

Weld Pays Tribute To Vintage Crop

15 Jul, 2014

Leading Irish trainer Dermot Weld has paid tribute to the recently deceased Vintage Crop and named the 1993 Melbourne Cup winner as a true pioneer of ‘the race that stops a nation’.

Dermot Weld has not had a runner in the Melbourne Cup since Galileo's Choice finished behind Green Moon in the 2012 edition of …

Ibicenco’s 2013 Melbourne Cup Odds shorten

Ibicenco’s 2013 Melbourne Cup Odds shorten

4 Nov, 2013

Ibicenco’s 2013 Melbourne Cup odds shortened dramatically at the annual Call Of The Card today as the countdown continues towards the world’s most famous handicap at Flemington on Tuesday.

Ibicenco, white sleeves, white cap, gets the better of Verdant, blue, in winning the Geelong Cup. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Peter Moody trained …

Melbourne Cup Betting Favourite Fiorente Ready To Make History

Melbourne Cup Betting Favourite Fiorente Ready To Make History

4 Nov, 2013

Trainer Gai Waterhouse is confident that 2013 Melbourne Cup betting favourite is primed and ready for the $6 million Group 1 event at Flemington on Saturday.

Trainer Gai Waterhouse is hopeful that Fiorente can give her a maiden victory in the 2013 Melbourne Cup at Flemington tomorrow. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Fiorente has …

Melbourne Cup penalty for Ibicecno

Melbourne Cup penalty for Ibicecno

24 Oct, 2013

A Melbourne Cup start has comes one step closer for the Peter Moody trained Ibicenco after he received a 1kg penalty for winning yesterday’s Group 3 $300,000 Sportingbet Geelong Cup (2400m) at Geelong.

Ibicenco, white sleeves and white cap, winning the Geelong Cup. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The 1kg penalty, announced by Racing …

Melbourne Cup still alive for Ibicenco after Geelong Cup win

Melbourne Cup still alive for Ibicenco after Geelong Cup win

23 Oct, 2013

The Melbourne Cup is still alive for Ibicenco after the Peter Moody trained stayer took out the Group 3 $300,000 Sportingbet Geelong Cup (2400m) at Geelong today.

Peter Moody will be hoping Ibicenco (outside) receives a penalty for winning the Geelong Cup. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia

Ibicenco is currently forty second in the …

Melbourne Cup Start On The Line For Forgotten Voice In The Geelong Cup

Melbourne Cup Start On The Line For Forgotten Voice In The Geelong Cup

23 Oct, 2013

Trainer Nicky Henderson is hopeful that Forgotten Voice can earn a spot in the 2013 Melbourne Cup field by winning the Group 3 Geelong Cup (2400m) in dominant fashion this afternoon.

Forgotten Voice is attempting to replicate the feat of Dunaden who won the 2011 Geelong Cup before going on to win the Melbourne Cup. …

Simenon To Make Australian Debut In Herbert Power Stakes

Simenon To Make Australian Debut In Herbert Power Stakes

9 Oct, 2013

Irish stayer Simenon will make his Australian racing debut in the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) at Caulfield on Saturday rather than the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) next weekend.

Simenon is aiming to replicate the feat of Shahwardi who won the Herbert Power Stakes in his first Australian start. Photo by: Race Horse …

Murtagh to meet with Royal Diamond’s owner for Melbourne Cup start

Murtagh to meet with Royal Diamond’s owner for Melbourne Cup start

18 Sep, 2013

Irish dual licence holder Johnny Murtagh will wait until after a meeting with owner Andrew Tinkler before deciding if his classy stayer Royal Diamond makes the trip to Australia for the  Group 1 $6.2m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on November 5.

Puissance De Lune is the reigning favourite for the Melbourne Cup. Photo …