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2020 Kennedy Oaks Winner: Damien Oliver Claims Oaks Win No. 6 Aboard Personal
New training partners Tom Dabernig and Ben Hayes were left celebrating their first Group 1 win at Flemington on Thursday as promising three-year-old filly Personal won the $1 million Kennedy Oaks (2500m). Damien Oliver saddled the daughter of Fastnet Rock, and not for the first time, proved no match for the rest of the field winning the Oaks for the second year in a row. After a brilliant ride last year aboard Miami Bound, Olly proved that patience really is a virtue by getting well back in his run before producing the filly late out wide. With a cracking tempo…
2020 Melbourne Cup Winner: Twilight Payment Salutes at 26-1
The Lexus Melbourne Cup will be heading back to Macedon Lodge following Twilight Payment’s all-the-way win in Tuesday’s $7.75 million race that stops a nation. Champion trainer Joseph O’Brien secured his second Cup after a terrific ride from 25-year-old jockey Jye McNeil, who rolled straight to the front and didn’t look back over the famous two-mile race. McNeil was brave enough to press forward ahead of Kerrin McEvoy and Tiger Moth as the pair led the rest of the field by a whopping six lengths heading into the final turn. Twilight Payment rounded the bend beautifully to kick away along…
2020 Melbourne Cup: Rhythm the Key to Tiger Moth's Chances Says Kerrin McEvoy
Champion jockey Kerrin McEvoy will saddle the favourite Tiger Moth in today’s $7.5 million Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200m) hoping to win the great race for a fourth time aboard Aidan O’Brien’s Irish import. The four-year-old son of Galileo is making his first appearance downunder off a last start win in the Group 3 Kilternan Stakes at Leopardstown and will step out as the $6.50 favourite at Flemington. McEvoy has won the time-honoured race twice in the last four years aboard Cross Counter and Almandin and, not surprisingly, thinks Tiger Moth is ready to peak on his run. “Confidence is Aidan…
2020 Melbourne Cup Scratchings: King of Leogrance Out
Trainer Danny O’Brien will have one less runner in today’s $7.5 million Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200m) following the scratching of six-year-old gelding King Of Leogrance. The son of Camelot was inspected by Racing Victoria stewards this morning and was found to be lame in his off fore leg. King Of Leogrance won the Group 2 Adelaide Cup during the Autumn and was installed as a 41-1 chance in the Melbourne Cup market after running third in the Geelong Cup. O’Brien is hoping to become the fifth trainer to win back-to-back Melbourne Cup’s after winning last year’s great race with Vow…
2020 Melbourne Cup Day Live Results & Analysis: Exhilarates Salutes Second-Up in the Last of the Day
The 2020 Melbourne Cup is officially here! We'll be providing up to the minute results and analysis on all 10 races, including the $7.5 million 'race that stops a nation' at 2pm (AEDT). Race 1 – Darley Maribyrong Plate (1000m), 9:45am Finance Tycoon took out the Group 3 Darley Maribyrnong Plate (1000m) to cause an early upset down the Flemington straight. Lindsay Park's two-year-old enjoyed a lovely ride from Luke Nolen shifting across to find the fence to beat home the heavily backed favourite Ingratiating.
2020 Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw & Betting: Anthony Van Dyck Draws 3, Tiger Moth Out Wide
A capacity field of 24 will line up in Tuesday’s $7.5 million Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200m) hoping to etch their name among the immortals in the famous race that stops a nation. This year’s field will feature a German flavour after the Andreas Wohler-trained Ashrun earned the final slot by winning Saturday’s Group 2 Hotham Stakes (2500m) thanks to a patient ride from Kerrin McEvoy. Wohler won the 2014 Melbourne Cup with fellow German raider Proectionist, while McEvoy is searching for his second Cup aboard early favourite Tiger Moth. The Aidan O’Brien-trained Irish raider finished second in the Group 1…