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Racing Victoria rule out Melbourne Cup date change

Racing Victoria chairman Brian Kruger has categorically ruled out shifting the Melbourne Cup to later in November. The Cup has been run on first Tuesday in November since 1875, but Racing NSW chief executive Peter V’Landys argues organisers must break with tradition for the good of the racing industry nationally. Invoking the words on The […]

Rent A Rock to take his place in Spring Champion Stakes field

After a couple of weeks he would rather forget, Goulburn trainer Danny Williams hopes Rent A Rock can give him something to remember in the Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick. Williams lost two of his three Kosciuszko hopes when Floki died after contracting colitis and stakes performer She Knows was retired after suffering a suspensory […]

Caulfield Cup, Melbourne Cup penalty given to Surprise Baby

Melbourne Cup favourite Surprise Baby has been penalised 1kg for his win in The Bart Cummings at Flemington. The Paul Preusker-trained Surprise Baby guaranteed himself a spot in the Melbourne Cup (3200m) on November 5 with his win in Saturday’s Bart Cummings and in the process the lightly raced stayer was elevated to equal favouritism […]