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2021 Mackinnon Stakes Winner Is Zaaki; McDonald Enjoys Record 10th Melbourne Cup Carnival Win
Jockey James McDonald continued his outstanding Melbourne Cup Carnival completing a Group 1 double on the day at Flemington and celebrating a record 10th victory for the week on Zaaki in the $2 million Mackinnon Stakes (2000m).
Darley Sprint Classic 2021 Winner is Nature Strip by 3 Lengths
Jockey James McDonald drew level with Brett Prebble winning nine races across a Melbourne Cup Carnival following an electric win aboard the world’s best sprinter Nature Strip in the Group 1 $2 million Darley Sprint Classic (1200m).
2021 Kennedy Oaks Winner: Damien Oliver Wins for a Seventh Time Aboard Willowy
Damien Oliver claimed a slice of history at Flemington on Thursday, tying Bobby Lewis with his seventh win in the Kennedy Oaks aboard the short-priced favourite Willowy. The champion hoop traveled into the straight out wide aboard the Godolphin three-year-old, which turned out to be the ideal spot to reel in the very brave Douceur in the three-year-old staying feature. It was a nervous watch, but Olly’s late lunge at the line saw the $3.60 pop salute for punters, while the win also brought up his 126th Group 1 victory. Oliver said after the race that he was honored to…
2021 Melbourne Cup Winner: Verry Elleegant Upsets Incentivise
Another chapter in Verry Elleegant’s outstanding career was written at Flemington on Tuesday as Chris Waller’s mighty mare took out the $7.75 million Lexus Melbourne Cup. The Australian Horse of the Year brought up her 10th Group 1 in the ‘race that stops a nation’, but it was also an emotional result for champion hoop James McDonald. After three decades of walking away empty-handed, the champion hoop finally added a Melbourne Cup to his astonishing resume on the back of a very successful Derby Day last Saturday. The McDonald-Verry Elleegant combination will easily go down as one of the greatest…
2021 Melbourne Cup Day Results: Race by Race Winner & Analysis
Melbourne Cup Day has officially arrived, and we have covered with up-to-the-minute results and analysis right here at HorseRacing.com.au. The 10-race program begins at 10:45am Melbourne, while the ‘race that stops a nation’ is scheduled to run at 3:00pm. There are also five other black-type races on the program, so be sure to check back at the conclusion of every race for a complete breakdown! Race 1: Darley Maribyrnong Plate (1000m), 10:45am Peter Moody is off to a fast start following Brereton’s win in the first of the day. The Zoustar colt was brave over the final 100m, fighting back…
2021 Melbourne Cup Betting Update: Delphi the Market Mover, Future Score Scratched
The Peter Moody-trained Incentivise remains the short-priced favourite ahead of today’s $7.5 million Melbourne Cup, while there’s also been a big move on the Freedman-trained Delphi – winner of the Herbert Power Stakes at Caulfield two back. The Galileo entire has seen his price cut in half, firming from the original $41 quote all the way into $19.00 with Ladbrokes bookmakers.