News About: Melbourne Cup Day
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 (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…
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 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,…
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.
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…
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…
Owners Luke Murrell and Jamie Lovett will have their hearts in their mouths as they watch their horse Lucas Cranach compete in today’s $6 million Melbourne Cup at Flemington.
The five-year-old entire will attempt to out-class the performance of his sire Mamool, who finished a tailed-off last in the 2003 Melbourne Cup.
Both Murrell and…
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