Melbourne Cup


Melbourne Cup winning jockey Damien Oliver invited to Albury Cup meeting

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

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.


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.


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


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


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


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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Melbourne Cup 2013: Godolphin chasing elusive trophy


Michael Lynch When Victoria Derby-winning jockey Hugh Bowman was saluting the success of battling trainer Robbie Laing the day after Polanski's big-race win on Saturday, he made another point.

Melbourne Cup 2013: Damien Oliver goes from outhouse to penthouse

Damien Oliver

Patrick Bartley This time last year, against a groundswell of disapproval, Damien Oliver managed to ride in the Melbourne Cup.

Melbourne Cup 2013: Kiwis plan to spoil Gai Waterhouse's party

Voleuse De Coeurs

Adam Pengilly If the cards had fallen slightly another way, James McDonald might have been riding this year's Melbourne Cup favourite.

Melbourne Cup Eve 2013

Flemington race track.

Horses training, ladies lunching and a parade on the eve of The Race that stops a Nation.

A mug's guide to Melbourne Cup betting success

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 14: Nash Rawiller riding Fiorente wins the Dato'Tan Chin Nam Stakes during Melbourne Racing at Moonee Valley Racecourse on September 14, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Kyle Mackey-Laws When it comes to the Melbourne Cup, as a collective group of gamblers, we suck. Big time.

Tom Waterhouse miffed after losing $1m Melbourne Cup chance on mother's horse

Tom Waterhouse.

Tony Wright Tom Waterhouse wasn't happy. Why, he'd been refused a nice big Melbourne Cup bet on his own mum's horse.

Melbourne Cup 2013


All the colour and action from Flemington.