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Torcedor well beaten but will press on to Melbourne Cup

Torcedor well beaten but will press on to Melbourne Cup

Australian Bloodstock's acquisition Torcedor put in a poor effort on a heavy track in Germany overnight Monday but the team is pressing on to Melbourne Cup.

  • by Michael Lynch

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Humidor tops weights as Weir, O'Brien, Godolphin all gear up for Cups
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Humidor tops weights as Weir, O'Brien, Godolphin all gear up for Cups

Darren Weir's triple group 1 winner Humidor tops the weights for both Cups but the international challenge is as strong as ever as runners come from all over

  • by Michael Lynch
Seven Network walks away from Melbourne Cup coverage

Seven Network walks away from Melbourne Cup coverage

After 16 years, the race that stops a nation is moving to a new stable.

  • by Karl Quinn
Melbourne Cup emergencies set to wait for at least another year

Melbourne Cup emergencies set to wait for at least another year

Victoria Racing Club chairman Amanda Elliott had hoped to have Melbourne Cup reserves in place for 2018 to end the long-running debate.

  • by Adam Pengilly & Chris Roots
VRC faces Federal Court action over racing manager dismissal

VRC faces Federal Court action over racing manager dismissal

The former racing manager at the VRC has alleged he was dismissed for raising concerns about VRC decisions relating to the Melbourne Cup field.

  • by Peter Ryan
Myer abandons Birdcage marquee for Melbourne Cup Carnival
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Myer abandons Birdcage marquee for Melbourne Cup Carnival

Myer will downsize their Melbourne Cup presence, axing the Birdcage marquee for the 2018 carnival.

  • by Evan Grahame & Timothy Cox
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Cup prizemoney soars beyond $7m, Cox Plate and Caulfield Cup to $5m
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Cup prizemoney soars beyond $7m, Cox Plate and Caulfield Cup to $5m

Melbourne's marquee races will be worth substantially more this year - with the Melbourne Cup breaching the $7 million barrier for the first time.

  • by Martin Blake
VRC bosses hope for a magical Melbourne Cup story

VRC bosses hope for a magical Melbourne Cup story

Flamboyant British owner Marwan Koukash dreams of Melbourne Cup glory with his improving stayer Magic Circle as VRC lines up challenge.

  • by Michael Lynch
VRC recruiter draws big names to Melbourne Cup

VRC recruiter draws big names to Melbourne Cup

Japanese stayers are poised to be a part of the four day carnival at Flemington this year.

  • by Patrick Bartley