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Trainer Tony McEvoy is forgiving of Silent Sovereign’s midfield finish in the Wakeful Stakes and is happy to give the filly her chance in the Group One VRC Oaks. Silent Sovereign finished sixth in Saturday’s Group Two Wakeful (2000m) at Flemington and her opposition in Thursday’s $1 million Oaks (2500m) at the same track includes […]
It is Melbourne Cup day in 1992 and a young Trent Busuttin is trackside at Flemington. It is raining, the ground soggy. He doesn’t care. Busuttin is here to watch grand stayer Castletown, trained by his dad Paddy, go around in the Cup and for a fleeting moment, he thinks the horse might win. “I […]
Jordan Childs is counting on a commitment to ride Surprise Baby at a weight below his comfort zone will pay off in the Melbourne Cup. Childs won The Bart Cummings on Surprise Baby at Flemington a month ago which clinched the lightly raced stayer his spot in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup. And when Surprise Baby was […]
Two famous pieces of memorabilia are to be auctioned with proceeds going to the National Jockeys Trust. A set of silks in the colours worn by Michelle Payne to win the 2015 Melbourne Cup on Prince Of Penzance and a pair of Hugh Bowman’s breeches will go under the hammer at the Melbourne Cup Call […]
English trainer Charlie Fellowes vividly remembers the fleeting moment he thought he was going to win the Melbourne Cup 12 months ago. It wasn’t to be, with Prince Of Arran third after briefly hitting the front in the straight before being overhauled by fellow English-trained horses Cross Counter and Marmelo. Prince Of Arran and his […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Hotham Stakes winner Downdraft has come through the Flemington race well as he prepares to run on a quick back-up in the Melbourne Cup. Downdraft’s win in Saturday’s 2500m-race confirmed his spot in Tuesday’s $8 million Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington where he will be one of four runners for Irish trainer Joseph O’Brien. O’Brien […]
VICTORIA DERBY * The $2 million Victoria Derby is a Group One Classic for three-year-olds run over 2500m at Melbourne’s Flemington racecourse * It will run as race seven at 3.45pm AEDT on Saturday, November 2 HISTORY * First run in 1855 when won by Rose Of May, the Victoria Derby pre-dates the Melbourne Cup […]