Moonee Valley Cup

Horse Racing

Precedence given 1kg penalty for Moonee Valley Cup win

Michael Sharkie Precedence only marginally closer to gaining a Melbourne Cup start after receiving 1 kg penalty.

Roy Higgins great man and great jockey

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Max Presnell In the saddle Roy Higgins, MBE, a champion jockey, who died on Saturday, was power without pain.

Racing

Romance of the Cup takes Precedence for punters backing Cummings

Bart Cummings

Chris Roots The more romantic punters are already backing Bart Cummings to feature in this year's Melbourne Cup with Precedence - and the Cup king agrees with them, saying on Tuesday night that the...

Horseracing

To Flemington via Cyprus, Saab Hasan likes his chance

Andrew Webster dinkus

Andrew Webster In a sport dictated by dynasties, in which some consider success in million-dollar races an entitlement instead of something earned, the reminder of horse racing's beauty comes in the unlikely form...

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Imagine a Cup without Bart …

One of Bart Cummings' favourite proverbs - and there are several - is that training horses is like being a detective.

Bart Cummings: Spry glasses

Andrew Webster ONE of Bart Cummings' favourite proverbs - and there are several - is that training horses is like being a detective.

Racing

James Cummings keen to keep Precedence zipping along

Precedence

Chris Roots After giving Saintly Lodge a fitting farewell by winning the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Flemington, Precedence is set to back-up in the Zipping Classic at Caulfield on Saturday.

It's A Dundeel's fitness query puts Fiorente in frame for Cox Plate

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Max Presnell FIT, well and firing, the class of It's A Dundeel will triumph in Saturday's Cox Plate but, should there be a weakness, the intensity of Moonee Valley's toughest test will bring it to the fore.

Horse Racing

Make way for Cups king

Grand campaigner: Craig Williams steers Precedence to victory at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Tim Habel The fabled Bart Cummings Melbourne Cup story may yet have another chapter.

Racing

Zephyron moves towards living up to price tag

SPORT Horse racing at Rosehill race 6 winner Zephyron ridden by Robert Thompson
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Adam Pengilly A $2 million yearling racing well out of his grade added some cheer to Laurie Macri's deflating week after Zephyron took a tiny step to recouping his massive price tag at Rosehill.

Precedence keeps Cummings' Cup dreams alive

Precedence

Tim Habel The fabled Bart Cummings Melbourne Cup story may yet have another chapter to come.

The outsiders

How's that: Chad Schofield returns on Shamus Award.

Peter Hanlon The Cox Plate lead-up had been so full of dramatic twists it was destined to cough up a winner straight out of central casting.

Horseracing

Maiden triumph hardly bringing sexy back to the Valley

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Max Presnell Unless there is an erotic experience in doing it tough and refusing to lie down, as Fiorente did in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on Saturday, it didn't live up to the Gai Waterhouse description as...

Horse Racing

Penalty will determine another Cup start for Precedence

Cup hope: James Cummings (left) with Precedence at Moonee Valley.

Chris Roots Bart Cummings needs Racing Victoria's chief handicapper Greg Carpenter in his corner.

Horseracing

Chad Schofield takes hit for counting error

Chad Schofield

Max Presnell Most figure the ride of Chad Schofield, well suited to a school uniform, on Shamus Award in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley, was without blemish, but not the Victorian stewards.

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Horsercing

Bart Cummings Cup runner takes Precedence for organisers

Bart Cummings

Chris Roots Bart Cummings might have God on his side when it comes to getting Precedence into the Melbourne Cup, but he needs Racing Victoria's chief handicapper Greg Carpenter in his corner as well.

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Melbourne Cup hopefuls reduced to 47

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

Bart Cummings' horse Precedence penalised one kilogram

Bart Cummings

Patrick Bartley Twelve-time Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Bart Cummings' mission to get an 88th runner in the race is alive, just, after Moonee Valley Cup winner Precedence was penalised one kilogram.

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Horse Racing

Time has arrived: Foreteller off to Cup

Future is clear: Foreteller is ready to run in the Melbourne Cup, says trainer Chris Waller.

Patrick Bartley Leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller says he has given up looking for reasons not to run his import.

Horseracing

Canny Kiwi Maurice Hennah never gave up on Flemington goal

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Max Presnell Even New Zealand sheep farmers don't need the doctrine of Banjo Paterson regarding ''a quart of colonial beer and some doughy damper to make good cheer'' to bring on the Melbourne Cup urge.

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