Melbourne Cup

Horse Racing

Vintage Crop, the 1993 Melbourne Cup winner, has died

Patrick Bartley Vintage Crop, the first European-trained winner of the Melbourne Cup, has died at the age of 27.

Horse Racing

Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden retired after sustaining injury

French jockey Christophe Lemaire (in yellow) aboard Dunaden defeats Red Cadeaux (Michael Rodd up) to win the 2011 Melbourne Cup.

Dunaden, the winner of the 2011 Melbourne Cup, has been retired after sustaining an injury in training.

Bart Cummings has spring in his step for another Melbourne Cup

Winning form: Romantic Moon runs in the Winter Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday.

Chris Roots Bart Cummings says training is in his DNA and he has no intention of finishing his celebrated career.

Horse Racing

Melbourne Cup may become an international language

Racing Victoria officials investigating possibility of races such as the Melbourne Cup being broadcast in several different languages.

Patrick Bartley Some of Australia's most important races, including the Melbourne and Caulfield cups, could be broadcast into non-English-speaking countries with racecallers from those countries describing the...

Horse Racing

Champion jockey Joao Moreira has Melbourne Cup on his mind

 Joao Moreira wants to win a Melbourne Cup.

Patrick Bartley One of the world’s finest jockeys, Joao Moreira, who has taken Hong Kong racing by storm, says the Melbourne Cup is a major priority.

Horseracing

Makybe Diva's little sister La Amistad on track for Melbourne Cup after Randwick stroll

In style: James McDonald and La Amistad win the McKell Cup at Randwick on Saturday.

Chris Roots La Amistad was bought to win a Melbourne Cup and she might get its chance to do that this year.

Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente back better than ever, says Tom Berry

Chris Roots Tom Berry believes Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente is ready to take the autumn by storm, despite running second to stablemate Glencadam Gold in a 1300-metre barrier trial at Randwick on Friday.

Racing

Melbourne Cup favourite Polanski's racing career finished

Polanski, Dean Yendall up, finishes last in the Futurity Stakes.

Patrick Bartley Victoria Derby winner Polanski's racing career is over after being injured during the group 1 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield.

Racing

Melbourne Cup winning jockey Damien Oliver invited to Albury Cup meeting

Notable invite: Melbourne Cup winner Damien Oliver has been invited to ride in the Albury Cup.

Tony White Group 1 winning riders Damien Oliver and Chad Schofield have been invited to ride on Albury Cup Day, March 27.

Horseracing

Gai Waterhouse tells punters to get on The Offer in Melbourne Cup

Matt Jones Gai Waterhouse has already tipped her star stayer The Offer to win the Melbourne Cup after he demolished the field in the Sydney Cup at Randwick on Saturday.

Racing

Michael Moroney not worried by $1.7m price tag for Melbourne Cup hopeful Voleuse De Coeurs

Michael Moroney

Chris Roots Michael Moroney had been hunting Voleuse De Coeurs for a couple of years before landing the $1.7 million deal to buy her.

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Gai Waterhouse backs Fiorente for Melbourne Cup glory

Gai Waterhouse

Michael Sharkie Gai Waterhouse was at her gregarious best at Werribee this morning despite wet and wintry conditions, labeling Cox Plate third favourite Fiorente a better chance of winning the Melbourne Cup than...

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Gai Waterhouse tips Fiorente a better chance for Melbourne Cup than Cox Plate

Chris Roots Gai Waterhouse will try to win the Cox Plate with Fiorente but leans towards the Melbourne Cup as his better chance to win a big race.

Horse Racing

Puissance De Lune scratched from Melbourne Cup

Puissance De Lune.

Patrick Bartley Long-time Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De Lune will be scratched from this year's race after injuring itself in Saturday's Cox Plate.

Melbourne Cup hopefuls reduced to 47

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Michael Sharkie Key absentees are Glencadam Gold, Manighar and It's A Dundeel

Horseracing

Gai Waterhouse's Melbourne Cup dream comes at a price

Andrew Webster As you drive from Melbourne Airport towards the city, there's an enormous billboard stretching across the Tullamarine Freeway that cannot be missed.

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Horse racing

Mount Athos challenges for Melbourne Cup favouritism

Mount Athos.

English stayer Mount Athos needs only to draw a good barrier to challenge Fiorente for Melbourne Cup favouritism.

Horse Racing

Connections to push on to Melbourne Cup with Ruscello

Ruscello

Tim Habel English horse Ruscello has ruined the Melbourne Cup dreams of several hopefuls with his all-the-way win in the Lexus Stakes at Flemington.

Horse racing

Enigmatic Aga Khan turns to the Melbourne Cup with Verema

The Aga Khan.

Ian Carnaby The appearance in the Melbourne Cup of a mare owned and bred by His Highness Aga Khan represents a notable coup for Racing Victoria.

Melbourne Cup 2013: Fiorente deserves to be favourite

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell Surely the baton of band leader Lloyd Williams will dictate tempo through his sextet for Tuesday's Melbourne Cup.

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