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Buick Steers Pohutukawa To Flemington Win

International jockey William Buick has made his mark with his first ride at this year’s Melbourne spring carnival at Flemington. One of Godolphin’s European jockeys, Buick steered the locally trained Godolphin filly Pohutukawa to a last-to-first victory in Tuesday’s Listed Jim Beam Black Stakes for three-year-old fillies on the undercard to the Melbourne Cup. Buick[...]
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Cup Weather Improves, Yucatan Favoured

Yucatan has reclaimed his spot at the top of the Melbourne Cup market with the Flemington track upgraded to soft after a couple of hours of dry weather. Around 50mm fell on Tuesday morning with the early races run in driving rain on heavy ground. Magic Of Circle firmed to become equal favourite with Yucatan[...]
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Spring Comes To Randwick For Cup Day

Sydneysiders bloomed in their spring carnival best as they celebrated Melbourne Cup day at Randwick with a seven-race meet. As rain and wild weather lashed crowds at Flemington on Tuesday thousands of well-heeled punters headed to Randwick to watch a live broadcast of the cup on the venue’s big screens. Bookmaker John Mulligan said the[...]
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Prebble Celebrates Cup Day Win

On the sixth anniversary of his Melbourne Cup win on Green Moon, Brett Prebble has celebrated a victory on the undercard at Flemington. Prebble has returned to Australia after 15 years in Hong Kong to be closer to his family and Legend Of Condor, his first winner since coming back, was significant because of the[...]
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Another Cummings And Hayes Target Cup

James Cummings had a tear in his eye at Flemington, but it had nothing to do with the prospect of carrying on his family’s Melbourne Cup tradition. Cummings felt sorry for all the racegoers who were drenched as soon as they arrived at the racecourse. “It brought a tear to my eye when I saw[...]
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Shraaoh Too Strong First-Up At Flemington

Chris Waller-trained import Shraaoh has won a staying test at his Australian debut on a rain-sodden Flemington. The Irish-bred outstayed his rivals to claim Tuesday’s Ronald McDonald House Charities Plate over 2800m. Ridden by Kerrin McEvoy, Shraaoh ($6) ran out a 1-3/4 length winner over the $5 favourite Steel Prince with Azuro ($6.50) three-quarters of[...]
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Matt Cumani Thrilled With Cup Day Winner

In the week his soon-to-be-retired father Luca trained a Group One winner in Italy, Matt Cumani has celebrated a win on the undercard to Australia’s most famous race at Flemington. Cumani began his own training career at Ballarat in Victoria in 2015 and Tuesday’s fighting victory by four-year-old mare One More Try in the TAB[...]
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Yucatan Eases, Magic Circle Firms For Cup

Rain has eased at Flemington but the track is still expected to be heavy for the Melbourne Cup after 46mm since 7.30am. Noted wet-tracker Magic Circle is now the $7 equal favourite for the Cup with Yucatan who has eased from $5.50. Stewards delayed the second and third races onTuesday because of visibility concerns in[...]
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Bella Rosa Snares Debut Stakes Win In Wet

After winning the Breeders’ Plate with two-year-old colt Dubious earlier in the season, the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace stable has struck again with another nice juvenile in the Bumble Stakes for fillies at Flemington. In a race run in driving rain to open the Melbourne Cup day program on Tuesday, Bella Rosa showed professionalism[...]
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Melbourne Cup To Be Run On A Heavy Track

Rain has forced the second and third races at Flemington to be delayed with officials hoping it eases so they can catch up and run the Melbourne Cup as scheduled at 3pm. The track was downgraded to heavy after the first race with jockeys concerned about visibility. Chief steward Robert Cram says the rain is[...]
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James Cummings With Melbourne Cup Hope

His great-grandfather Jim trained a Melbourne Cup winner. His grandfather Bart won a record 12 Cups to become known as ‘the Cups King’. On Tuesday, James Cummings will saddle up Avilius, one of the main chances in this year’s Melbourne Cup, with the opportunity to add to his family’s rich history in Australia’s most famous[...]
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Mcdonald Back From Wilderness On Yucatan

James McDonald has rebounded from an 18-month disqualification in the style that first brought him to the attention of the racing public in his native New Zealand. McDonald was a two-time Sydney premiership winner, had a Golden Slipper trophy to show off and was the main rider for Godolphin before a betting offence sidelined him.[...]
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