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Prince Of Arran gets ‘perfect’ barrier for 2019 Melbourne Cup

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 […]

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 […]