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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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Flemington Track To Be Watered For Cup Day

The Flemington track will get 5mm of irrigation in the hours before the Melbourne Cup. There has been criticism the track is too firm but Flemington officials say the decision to put water on the track is because of a changed weather forecast not in response to outside influence. The Victoria Racing Club racing manager[...]
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Lloyd Williams Aiming For Seventh Cup Win

LLOYD WILLIAMS MELBOURNE CUP Lloyd Williams is the most successful owner in the history of the Melbourne Cup with six winners and he has the favourite Yucatan this year. Williams is also among the owners of The Cliffsofmoher. His most recent winner Rekindling was prepared by Irish trainer by Joseph O’Brien. Yucatan and The Cliffsofmoher[...]
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Another Freedman To Add His Name To Cup

The name Lee Freedman appears on five Melbourne Cups and now Richard Freedman has a chance, albeit an outside one, to emulate his brother. The eldest of four brothers who worked together for many years under the FBI banner, Lee Freedman has won the Cup with Tawriffic (1989), Subzero (1992), Doriemus (1995) and Makybe Diva[...]
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Muntahaa Chasing A Rare Gosden Cup Double

UK trainer John Gosden has enjoyed a cracker of a season which can be enhanced if Muntahaa wins the Melbourne Cup. Big race wins have been recorded by Stradivarius, Cracksman and more recently Enable at the weekend’s Breeders Cup Turf at Churchill Downs. Gosden won’t be at Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup with Muntahaa’s preparation overseen by[...]
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A Cummings Vies For A Melbourne Cup Win

James Cummings is focused on becoming the first trainer to win an elusive Melbourne Cup for Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed, not on what it would mean for the grandson of the ‘Cups King’. The late Bart Cummings, who trained a record 12 Melbourne Cup winners, used to say don’t let the sentiment get in the[...]
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Mcevoy, Brown Jockeying For Third Cup Win

Kerrin McEvoy and Corey Brown are already well-entrenched in the history of the Melbourne Cup as dual winners. But the star Australian jockeys could join an even more select group if either can win the famous handicap, first run in 1861, for a third time on Tuesday when they both ride English-trained stayers. McEvoy won[...]
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Celebrations Over Cup Run For Nz’S Zacada

Just getting their horse Zacada into the Melbourne Cup has been cause for New Zealand dairy farmers Andrew Bryant and David Armstrong to celebrate. The two own Zacada in partnership with famous New Zealand racing identity Sir Patrick Hogan and his wife Justine. Zacada is now at $81 for the Cup, but that doesn’t bother[...]
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Billionaire Owner Loves Cup And G-Strings

Flamboyant British billionaire racehorse owner Dr Marwan Koukash has an extra incentive to win this year’s Melbourne Cup: he desperately wants to accept the trophy in his G-string. The self-proclaimed “crazy owner” loves every part of the build-up to the Cup, whether it’s the annual parade in front of thousands of people or the attention[...]
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Prince, Fellowes Chase Melbourne Cup Glory

For a young English trainer with an ambition to have his horses compete on the world stage, A Prince Of Arran has been a godsend. Charlie Fellowes will saddle up the international visitor A Prince Of Arran in Tuesday’s $7.3 million Melbourne Cup, with the gelding earning his way into Australia’s most famous race by[...]
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Winx Signs Off After History-Making Spring

As momentum builds to Australia’s most famous race, the country’s most famous horse has slipped quietly out of town headed for a rural holiday. Winx left Melbourne on Monday bound for a rural retreat on the southwest outskirts of Sydney after winning her fourth Cox Plate nine days earlier. The mare has not been beaten[...]
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Billionaire Owner Loves The Cup Parade

The flamboyant British billionaire who has promised to strip to his g-string if his horse wins the Melbourne Cup has enjoyed the annual parade, with his clothes on. Dr Marwan Koukash is very confident his horse Magic Circle will win the Cup and just as determined to follow through on his promise to celebrate the[...]
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Melbourne Cup Day Forecast To Be A Wet One

It’s the race that stops a nation with the fashion to match, but you won’t be race-day ready on Tuesday without an umbrella and poncho. Wet weather protection could prove your best racing tip, with moderate to heavy rain forecast overnight until 10am or 11am on Melbourne Cup day. The good news is falls will[...]
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Flemington Rated Good For Melbourne Cup

Overnight showers have saved Flemington racecourse manager Liam O’Keeffe from watering ahead of the Melbourne Cup. Flemington received 3.2mm of rain on Sunday night, putting the track in the good range on Monday morning. The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting more showers and a possible thunderstorm ahead of Tuesday’s Cup with between 5mm and 15mm[...]
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