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Melbourne Cup Field: Signoff Will Carry Half a Kilogram Over

Melbourne Cup Field: Signoff Will Carry Half a Kilogram Over

2 Nov, 2014

The Darren Weir-trained Signoff secured the final place on the 2014 Melbourne Cup field on Saturday after winning the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) at Flemington Racecourse.

Joao Moreira can not strip down to 51kg, meaning Signoff will carry 51.5kg in the Melbourne Cup. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

The winner of the Lexus Stakes earns …

Weighty Melbourne Cup Challenge for French Pair

Weighty Melbourne Cup Challenge for French Pair

18 Sep, 2012

French Melbourne Cup winners Americain and Dunaden will both be out to etch their names into history in Australia’s biggest race after receiving equal topweight of 58kg this morning.

Melbourne Cup winners Dunaden (pictured) and Americain will each have to carry 58kg if they run in this year's Cup. Photo by: Taron Clarke

It came …