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Lloyd Williams Buys Into Melbourne Cup Hopefuls

Lloyd Williams Buys Into Melbourne Cup Hopefuls

21 Sep, 2015

Leading owner Lloyd Williams has purchased a part share in Coolmore-owned stayers Order Of St George, Kingfisher and Bondi Beach, but the trio are still no certainties to make the trip to Australia for the 2015 Melbourne Cup.

Lloyd Williams is chasing his first win in the Melbourne Cup since Green Moon took out the …

Champion Horses Celebrate Milestone Birthdays

Champion Horses Celebrate Milestone Birthdays

1 Aug, 2014

Every thoroughbred in Australia turns one year older today and some of the most popular horses in the history of Australian racing are celebrating milestone birthdays.

Veteran gelding Ollie Vollie, who continues to race, is celebrating his 12th birthday.

Horse racing fans will remember Might And Power’s memorable victory in the 1997 Melbourne Cup like …

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 …

Melbourne Cup Winner Vintage Crop Passes Away

Melbourne Cup Winner Vintage Crop Passes Away

14 Jul, 2014

1993 Melbourne Cup winner and influential stayer Vintage Crophas passed away at the age of 27.

The success of Vintage Crop is one of the major reasons that the Melbourne Cup has been dominated by European-trained stayers in recent years. Photo by: Taron Clarke

Vintage Crop made his racing debut in 1991 under the care …

Melbourne Cup Form Right For Voleuse De Coeurs

Melbourne Cup Form Right For Voleuse De Coeurs

29 Oct, 2013

Jockey James McDonald believes that Voleuse De Coeurs has the right 2013 Melbourne Cup form after riding the classy mare for the first time at the International Equine Centre in Werribee this morning.

James McDonald is looking to go one better on Voleuse De Coeurs in the 2013 Melbourne Cup after finishing second on Fiorente …

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 …

Voleuse De Coeurs to miss the Melbourne Cup

Voleuse De Coeurs to miss the Melbourne Cup

16 Sep, 2013

Champion Irish trainer Dermot Weld will put off a Melbourne Cup campaign for Irish St Leger winner Voleuse De Coeurs until next year to the give the filly a chance to develop into a world class stayer.

Last year's winning jockey Brett Prebble shows off the coveted Melbourne Cup.

Voleuse De Coeurs made it an …

Red Cadeaux and Royal Diamond To The Miss Caulfield Cup

Red Cadeaux and Royal Diamond To The Miss Caulfield Cup

12 Sep, 2013

European-trained stayers Red Cadeaux and Royal Diamond will miss the Group 1 2013 Caulfield Cup (2400m), with connections electing to remain in Europe to contest the Group 1 Irish St Leger (2800m) at The Curragh on Sunday.

Red Cadeaux has been ruled out of the Caulfield Cup but remains a chance to have a third …

Waterhouse adds Tres Blue to her Melbourne Cup entrants

Waterhouse adds Tres Blue to her Melbourne Cup entrants

10 Sep, 2013

Gai Waterhouse has enhanced her chances of winning her first Melbourne Cup by adding French galloper Tres Blue to her team with a late entry payment of $5,500 to the Victoria Racing Club.

Melbourne Cup late entry Gris Caro will follow the same path as Alcopop, above. Photo by Steve Hart.

Waterhouse now has twelve …