News About: Melbourne Cup Day

Oakleigh Girl To Contest Calaway Gal Plate Before Magic Millions

Oakleigh Girl To Contest Calaway Gal Plate Before Magic Millions

11 Dec, 2013

Talented filly Oakleigh Girl will have her final race start before the Magic Millions in the Listed Calaway Gal Stakes (1010m) at Doomben on Saturday.

Oakleigh Girl stamped herself as a leading contender for the Magic Millions Two-Year-Old Classic (1200m) with a dominant victory in the Group 3 7News Stakes (1000m) at Flemington on Melbourne Cup…

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.

Scheduled to run as Flemington Race 7, this year’s $6.2 million Group…

Racing Victoria Seeks To Modify Jockey Appeal Process

Racing Victoria Seeks To Modify Jockey Appeal Process

14 Nov, 2011

Racing Victoria (RVL) will take a few tips from the AFL Tribunal system in order to stop jockeys exploiting the existing appeals process.

RVL has expressed their concerns that the current three day window to lodge an appeal has tarnished the spring racing carnival’s image.

This problem was highlighted when both Corey Brown and Damien…

Dunaden wins the 2011 Melbourne Cup

Dunaden wins the 2011 Melbourne Cup

1 Nov, 2011
Dunaden made it back to back wins for France in Australia’s greatest race the 2011 Melbourne Cup(3200m) today in one of the tightest finishes in the 150 year history of the race.
A bob of the head is all that split the Mikel Delzangles, trained galloper from the UK bolter Red

Combat Kitty Wins Lexus Hybrid Stakes In Style

Combat Kitty Wins Lexus Hybrid Stakes In Style

1 Nov, 2011

Combat Kitty has won the Lexus Hybrid Plate at Flemington Racecourse today in a swarming finish.

The three-year-old filly burst from the pack to take the win from second place-getter Mabsam and third place-getter And Rock.

It was the second career win for Combat Kitty from just seven starts, who hasn’t won since her maiden…

Sophie’s Spirit Wins Cup Day’s Herald Sun Stakes

Sophie’s Spirit Wins Cup Day’s Herald Sun Stakes

1 Nov, 2011

Sophie’s Spirit has held off a late charge from Little Surfer Girl to win the Herald Sun Stakes on Melbourne Cup Day.

The five-year-old mare added an impressive $120,000 to her prize money tally with the gutsy win, which was the fifth of her career.

Little Surfer Girl had to be content with second place,…

Norsqui franks Niwot’s form for 2011 Melbourne Cup

Norsqui franks Niwot’s form for 2011 Melbourne Cup

1 Nov, 2011
Those who have taken the big odd about Niwot in today’s Melbourne Cup received a form fillip when Norsqui won the Lavazza Long Black (2800m) at Flemington today.
Just hour out from the big race, Norsqui, who finished third to Niwot in the Andrew Ramsden at Flemington in May, returned to take a

Walter Cup tip and Foxstar may back up

Walter Cup tip and Foxstar may back up

1 Nov, 2011

Jockey Hugh Bowman scored a minor consolation for losing his Melbourne Cup ride when piloting Sydney galloper Foxstarto victory in the TAB Sportsbet (1700m) at Flemington today.

Bowman had wasted all weekend to ride Mourayan at 53.5kg in today’s Melbourne Cup only to have the horse scratched this morning with a leg worry.

Though Bowman…

Snowden’s Cup tip and winner

Snowden’s Cup tip and winner

1 Nov, 2011

The Peter Snowden stable’s wow of a time at Flemington Spring Carnival continued when two-year-old Applegatewon the opening race on Cup day – the Emirates Airlines (2YO) 1000m.

Having its first start the well-developed daughter of Exceed and Excel may have only scored narrowly but bigger plans lay ahead.

Snowden had a winning double on…

Mourayan Scratched From Melbourne Cup Field

Mourayan Scratched From Melbourne Cup Field

1 Nov, 2011

Lloyd William’s Mourayan has been a surprise late scratching from today’s Melbourne Cupat Flemington.

The six-year-old gelding pulled up slightly lame following his second place run behind Glass Harmonium in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes last start, however, was deemed as suitable to be an acceptor by the course vets.

It is rumoured that the…