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Melbourne Cup 2019: Hugh Bowman with homework to do

For a few hairy moments last week, Hugh Bowman thought he might be without a Melbourne Cup ride this year. The champion jockey had been booked to reunite with 2018 runner-up Marmelo until Racing Victoria officials on Wednesday controversially ordered the horse’s withdrawal, saying CT scans showed he was unfit to run. Bowman was left […]

Melbourne Cup 2019: McEvoy dreams of fourth Cup win

Three-time Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy reckons it’s only a matter of time before champion trainer Chris Waller wins Australia’s most famous race. And McEvoy hopes that is as soon as Tuesday when he rides the Waller-trained import Finche in this year’s $8 million Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington. McEvoy claimed his third Cup last […]

New Melbourne Cup carnival record set by Damien Oliver

Damien Oliver has etched his name into the history books by breaking the record for most number of winners for a jockey during Melbourne Cup carnivals at Flemington. Oliver’s two wins during last year’s four-meeting Melbourne Cup carnival took him level with the mark of 72 winners set by fellow Australian Hall Of Fame member […]

2019 Melbourne Cup favourite to be ridden by Joao Moreira

Hong Kong-based Joao Moreira has been booked to ride favourite Constantinople in the Melbourne Cup with the owners deciding not to wait for the outcome of an appeal by Glen Boss on race eve. Boss had been booked for Constantinople in Tuesday’s $8 million Melbourne Cup after the horse’s eye-catching fourth in the Caulfield Cup […]

Waller hopes to add to list of Coolmore Stud Stakes winners

Accession will try to add to trainer Chris Waller’s impressive list of Coolmore Stud Stakes winners when the colt bids to emulate his sire in the Group One sprint. Waller won the Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) for three-year-olds at Flemington in three consecutive years from 2013 to 2015, with 2014 winner Brazen Beau the sire […]

Melbourne Cup 2019: Trainer to appeal horse withdrawal

English trainer Hughie Morrison will appeal the Victorian stewards’ decision to bar Marmelo from the Melbourne Cup after the horse failed a veterinary test. Marmelo, second in last year’s Melbourne Cup to Cross Counter, was ordered out after a CT scan showed he had incomplete fractures in his near fore and off hind cannon bones. […]