Horse Racing History: This Day In Racing 31st October

Today 31st October in horse racing news history

From the extensive Horse Betting news archives we present the all the thoroughbred racing action in Australian and overseas racing news in history. Delve in and enjoy our walk back in horse racing time.


Makybe Diva Melbourne Cup

Which horse has won the most Melbourne Cups?

HorseBetting.com.au continues its coverage of the 2021 Melbourne Cup with a look back at the most successful horses in the ...
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Rain Lover - Melbourne Cup betting news

What is the biggest winning margin in the Melbourne Cup?

HorseBetting.com.au takes a look at the facts and figures surrounding the 2021 Melbourne Cup, including the biggest winning margin in ...
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Does the favourite in Melbourne Cup always win?

Does the favourite in Melbourne Cup always win?

Does the favourite always win...One question the is always on everyones mind coming into a big race. Horsebetting.com.au will take ...
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Anthony Van Dyck

Can top weights win the 2021 Melbourne Cup?

HorseBetting.com.au brings you some key facts and figures for the race that stops a nation, including a brief look at ...
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2021 Melbourne Cup runner-by-runner preview & betting tips

2021 Melbourne Cup runner-by-runner preview & betting tips

The Group 1 Melbourne Cup is finally here! HorseBetting's James Herbert presents his runner-by-runner preview and betting tips for the ...
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Do single word names win more Melbourne Cups than two words horse names?

Do single word names win more Melbourne Cups than two words horse names?

Once you have read all the form and listened to every horse racing "expert" sprout their knowledge of the 2021 ...
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Vow And Declare

What age is best for Melbourne Cup winners?

HorseBetting.com.au takes a look at some of the big questions behind the 2021 Melbourne Cup, including which age bracket has ...
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Phar Lap - Great Australian racehorses

How many Melbourne Cups did Phar Lap win?

While some 154 different horses have won the Melbourne Cup, none have captured the imagination quite like Phar Lap did ...
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Who won the 2006 Melbourne Cup?

Who won the 2006 Melbourne Cup?

There is no doubt this year has been a year like few others, and you'd be forgiven for forgetting anything ...
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Who won the 2007 Melbourne Cup?

Who won the 2007 Melbourne Cup?

There is no doubt this year has been a year like few others, and you'd be forgiven for forgetting anything ...
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Who won the 2009 Melbourne Cup?

Who won the 2009 Melbourne Cup?

There is no doubt this year has been a year like few others, and you'd be forgiven for forgetting anything ...
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Who won the 2010 Melbourne Cup?

Who won the 2010 Melbourne Cup?

There is no doubt this year has been a year like few others, and you'd be forgiven for forgetting anything ...
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What number horse is the best in the Melbourne Cup?

What number horse is the best in the Melbourne Cup?

The modern day Melbourne Cup always has a field of 24 horses engaged number from one to 24, but this ...
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Twilight Payment wins Melbourne Cup

Who won the 2020 Melbourne Cup?

There is no doubt this year has been a year like few others, and you'd be forgiven for forgetting anything ...
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Which letters win more Melbourne Cups?

Which letters win more Melbourne Cups?

If we're going to get right down in to the facts, figures, statistics and form of the 2021 Melbourne Cup, ...
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Who won the 2015 Melbourne Cup?

Who won the 2015 Melbourne Cup?

There is no doubt this year has been a year like few others, and you'd be forgiven for forgetting anything ...
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Brett Prebble

Who won the 2012 Melbourne Cup?

There is no doubt this year has been a year like few others, and you'd be forgiven for forgetting anything ...
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Who won the 2001 Melbourne Cup?

Who won the 2001 Melbourne Cup?

There is no doubt this year has been a year like few others, and you'd be forgiven for forgetting anything ...
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Who won the 2008 Melbourne Cup?

Who won the 2008 Melbourne Cup?

There is no doubt this year has been a year like few others, and you'd be forgiven for forgetting anything ...
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Melbourne Cup barrier draw

Which barrier has the most Melbourne Cup wins?

HorseBetting.com.au takes a look at some of the key stats surrounding the 2021 Melbourne Cup, including which barriers have delivered ...
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Who won the 2002 Melbourne Cup?

Who won the 2002 Melbourne Cup?

There is no doubt this year has been a year like few others, and you'd be forgiven for forgetting anything ...
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Who won the 2005 Melbourne Cup?

Who won the 2005 Melbourne Cup?

There is no doubt this year has been a year like few others, and you'd be forgiven for forgetting anything ...
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Makybe Diva Melbourne Cup

Who won the 2004 Melbourne Cup?

There is no doubt this year has been a year like few others, and you'd be forgiven for forgetting anything ...
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Michelle Payne

Can a female jockey win the 2021 Melbourne Cup?

You would have to be ignorant to all things racing to not know that Michelle Payne became the first female ...
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Makybe Diva Melbourne Cup

Who won the 2003 Melbourne Cup?

There is no doubt this year has been a year like few others, and you'd be forgiven for forgetting anything ...
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Twilight Payment wins Melbourne Cup

Who won the Melbourne Cup last year?

There is no doubt this year has been a year like few others, and you'd be forgiven for forgetting anything ...
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Who won the 2000 Melbourne Cup?

Who won the 2000 Melbourne Cup?

There is no doubt this year has been a year like few others, and you'd be forgiven for forgetting anything ...
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Cross Counter

Who won the 2018 Melbourne Cup?

There is no doubt this year has been a year like few others, and you'd be forgiven for forgetting anything ...
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Rekindling

Who won the 2017 Melbourne Cup?

There is no doubt this year has been a year like few others, and you'd be forgiven for forgetting anything ...
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Vow And Declare

Who won the 2019 Melbourne Cup?

There is no doubt this year has been a year like few others, and you'd be forgiven for forgetting anything ...
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Who won the 2011 Melbourne Cup?

Who won the 2011 Melbourne Cup?

There is no doubt this year has been a year like few others, and you'd be forgiven for forgetting anything ...
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Who won the 2016 Melbourne Cup?

Who won the 2016 Melbourne Cup?

There is no doubt this year has been a year like few others, and you'd be forgiven for forgetting anything ...
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Australian Bloodstock

Who won the 2014 Melbourne Cup?

There is no doubt this year has been a year like few others, and you'd be forgiven for forgetting anything ...
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Who won the 2013 Melbourne Cup?

Who won the 2013 Melbourne Cup?

There is no doubt this year has been a year like few others, and you'd be forgiven for forgetting anything ...
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Frontman

Frontman back on top at Tauranga

Promising galloper Frontman cast aside a disappointing run at his last start when he showed his true class with an ...
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House Of Cartier

Cream rises to the top in Feilding Cup

Quality mare House Of Cartier proved a class above her rivals when she took out the Listed Ricoh Feilding Gold ...
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Stars ‘N’ Cream

Debutant proves a star at Tauranga

Trainer Rudy Liefting had been expecting a forward showing on debut from his three-year-old filly Stars ‘N’ Cream, but even ...
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McDonald, Lane Suspended From Derby Day

McDonald, Lane Suspended From Derby Day

Top jockeys James McDonald and Damian Lane are free to ride in the Melbourne Cup but will miss the last ...
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Mixed Fortunes For Aidan O'Brien At Draw

Mixed Fortunes For Aidan O’Brien At Draw

English Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck is predicted to start an outright favourite to deliver Aidan O'Brien his maiden win ...
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Koby Jennings

Jennings Lands Biggest Catch Of His Career

Jockey Koby Jennings has kept a cool head to land the biggest win of his career aboard Godolphin mare Colette ...
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Yulong Prince

Prince Continues Waller’s Cantala Streak

Chris Waller was again to the fore in a Group One race when Yulong Prince took out the feature Cantala ...
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Gytrash Surges To Rich Sydney Victory

Gytrash Surges To Rich Sydney Victory

South Australian sprinter Gytrash has capped a successful Sydney spring sojourn with a victory in the $1 million Yes Yes ...
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Johnny Get Angry

Pagan Kicks Group One Victoria Derby Goal

Denis Pagan prided himself on not showing emotion as an AFL coach but he couldn't contain his tears after winning ...
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Costello Wins Home Track Cup For Payne

Costello Wins Home Track Cup For Payne

A $40,000 yearling purchase for trainer David Payne, Costello has proven to be a bargain buy after taking out the ...
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September Run

September Run Races Away With Coolmore

The Chris Waller-trained September Run has scored her most important victory with a barnstorming performance to win the Coolmore Stud ...
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Shout The Bar

Oliver Says Bott’s Blinker Idea Wins Race

Damien Oliver wasn't impressed by Shout The Bar's trackwork midweek but the addition of blinkers on race day has proven ...
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Shocking

History Of Hotham Stakes Winners In Cup

The Hotham Stakes last provided the Melbourne Cup winner 11 years ago when the Mark Kavanagh-trained Shocking claimed both races ...
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Ashrun

Ashrun Races His Way Into Melb Cup Field

Kerrin McEvoy rides Tiger Moth in the Melbourne Cup but warns Ashrun is in the race with a big chance ...
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Enchanted Heart Scores Consolation Win

Enchanted Heart Scores Consolation Win

Progressive mare Enchanted Heart has put herself in contention for a start in $1 million The Hunter after relishing the ...
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Victoria Quay

No Oaks For Victoria Quay Despite Win

Calvin McEvoy says exciting staying prospect Victoria Quay won't follow the usual path of Wakeful Stakes winners and run in ...
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Exultant

Exultant ready to roll, Chefano and Dark Dream please Hayes

Hong Kong’s star stayer Exultant will shoulder 133lb in a hot edition of Sunday’s (1 November) Group 3 Sa Sa ...
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Singapore Sling

Singapore Sling aims to give Millard a fifth Sa Sa Ladies’ Purse success

Tony Millard is looking to enhance his excellent record in Sunday’s (1 November) Group 3 Sa Sa Ladies’ Purse Handicap ...
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Riodini

Riodini ready for lucrative feature

Former Kiwi Riodini will enter Saturday’s A$7.5 million Golden Eagle (1500m) in good form for what has been the target ...
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Sinarahma

Sharrock quartet descend on Awapuni

New Plymouth trainer Allan Sharrock will take a quartet of runners to Awapuni on Saturday, headed by London Express and ...
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Demonetization

Tiley pair dominate Karaka Classic market

South Auckland trainer Nigel Tiley has no reason to feel that TAB oddsetters have got their market wrong for Saturday's ...
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Waller eyes UK return with Everest duo

Waller eyes UK return with Everest duo

Everest winner Yes Yes Yes and dual Group One winner Nature Strip could be Royal Ascot-bound next winter, trainer Chris ...
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Owners consider legal options with Marmelo

Owners consider legal options with Marmelo

The controversial scratching of Marmelo has left his English trainer Hughie Morrison questioning why local horses haven't been subjected to ...
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Chris Waller

Accession out to emulate sire in Coolmore

Five years after his sire Brazen Beau won the Group One Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington, the Chris Waller-trained Accession ...
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Paul Whelan

Politician/horse owner Paul Whelan dies

Former politician Paul Whelan who devoted his time to racehorses after retiring, has died aged 75 ...
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Land of Plenty

Perth trip on radar for Land Of Plenty

Cantala Stakes contender Land Of Plenty could make the trip to Perth for the Railway Stakes depending on his performance ...
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Injured Stephen Brown Jr moves hospitals

Injured Stephen Brown Jr moves hospitals

Injured jockey Stephen Brown jr has been transferred to Epworth Hospital to begin the next phase of his recovery after ...
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Castelvecchio

Arrowfield secures deal for Castelvecchio

Arrowfield Stud has moved to secure a controlling interest in Group One winner and Cox Plate runner-up Castelvecchio ...
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Princess Jenni

Princess Jenni set to shine in Empire Rose

After her luckless run in the Toorak Handicap, the David Brideoake-trained Princess Jenni can bounce back in the Group One ...
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Celebrities shunning Melbourne Cup

Celebrities shunning Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup is about hard-working families, not celebrities, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says ...
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Greg Hickman

Luckless Pierata chasing consolation win

An inside draw proved luckless for Pierata in the Everest and the top sprinter will have to overcome the other ...
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Toby Edmonds

Wisdom of Water to make Eagle Farm debut

Exciting two-year-old Wisdom of Water can prove he is a Magic Millions 2YO Classic hopeful by living up to his ...
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Wendy Roche

Horse float vandalised, tyres slashed

A Sydney trainer has had her horse float sabotaged just hours before her star horse was due to travel to ...
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Geelong racing tips and best bets for June 6 2021

Early part of Derby crucial for Long Jack

Co-trainer Andrew Forsman hopes Long Jack can slot into a good spot from a wide Victoria Derby draw to give ...
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Crafty Spirit

Crafty Spirit on trial for The Hunter

The promising Crafty Spirit will head to either The Hunter or Mooloolaba Cup if he runs well at Eagle Farm ...
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Kolding

Waller can’t split top Golden Eagle hopes

Leading trainer Chris Waller has refused to play favourites with his Golden Eagle contenders Arcadia Queen and Kolding who head ...
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Richard Litt

Litt hoping to dine out with Morton’s Fork

A week after Castelvecchio's second in the Cox Plate, trainer Richard Litt will try to go one better with Morton's ...
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Melbourne Cup not about celebs: premier

Melbourne Cup not about celebs: premier

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says the Melbourne Cup is about hard-working families, not celebrities ...
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Matt Dunn

Atlantic King to chase Sydney prize money

Atlantic King will run in Sydney instead of Brisbane as he chases prize money to qualify for the Magic Millions ...
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Hughie Morrison

RV vet tests begin on all Cup runners

Standing CT scans will be ordered on any remaining Melbourne Cup runner Racing Victoria vets think may have a problem ...
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Trainer disputes scan findings on Marmelo

Trainer disputes scan findings on Marmelo

English trainer Hughie Morrison says he has expert advice the interpretation of a CT scan on Marmelo is wrong and ...
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Vazirabad two time winner of Dubai World Cup

Watson Fields Four In Meydan Opening Night Feature

Racing at Meydan returns for the 2018-19 season on Thursday evening with a well-supported seven-race card, all on the dirt ...
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Winkers workout at Werribee for Red Verdon

Winkers workout at Werribee for Red Verdon

A set of winkers will be applied to Red Verdon before a track gallop at Werribee in preparation for the ...
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English-trained Duretto withdrawn from Cup

English-trained Duretto withdrawn from Cup

English stayer Duretto is out of the Melbourne Cup with confirmation he has a stress fracture in a foreleg after ...
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Amphitrite favourite for G1 Empire Rose

Amphitrite favourite for G1 Empire Rose

Amphitrite is the favourite to win the Group One Empire Rose Stakes at Flemington, with her jockey Dean Yendall chasing ...
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Red Alto

Red Alto scores a boilover Bendigo Cup win

The Brent Stanley-trained Red Alto has shocked punters with his long-priced victory in the Bendigo Cup ...
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Diplomatico set for first Group One test

Diplomatico set for first Group One test

Expensive yearling Diplomatico gets a chance to significantly enhance his value he runs in the Group One Coolmore Stud Stakes ...
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Tax victory boosts Qld racing prize money

Tax victory boosts Qld racing prize money

Racing Queensland has announced prize money increases after a hard-fought battle to gain extra funding from the state government ...
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English Cup jockey strikes form at Bendigo

English Cup jockey strikes form at Bendigo

As he prepares to partner Muntahaa in the Melbourne Cup, English jockey Jim Crowley has ridden a winner at Bendigo ...
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Veteran out to deliver Rosehill Excitement

Veteran out to deliver Rosehill Excitement

Gerald Ryan's decision not to run Red Excitement on a heavy track during the Sydney spring carnival is poised to ...
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Brown reunites with Tom in G1 Kennedy Mile

Brown reunites with Tom in G1 Kennedy Mile

Corey Brown is hoping Tom Melbourne can end a winless streak when he partners the gelding in the Group One ...
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Racing Queensland announces $18 million prize money increase

Racing Queensland announces $18 million prize money increase

RACING Queensland (RQ) Chairman Steve Wilson has announced that the State Government's $26 million boost for thoroughbred racing in the ...
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Thinkin' Big

G1 Victoria Derby: what you need to know

Facts about the Group One $2 million Victoria Derby at Flemington ...
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Aramayo chasing Derby win for Godolphin

Aramayo chasing Derby win for Godolphin

Aramayo will be striving to become the first horse to carry the famous blue colours of Godolphin to victory in ...
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Avilius surges in Melbourne Cup market

Avilius surges in Melbourne Cup market

GODOLPHIN stayer Avilius has been the second best backed runner at online bookmaker Sportsbet to win the Melbourne Cup after ...
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Nymph Monte on-song heading into Cup

Nymph Monte on-song heading into Cup

Nymph Monte made light work of his opposition in the Egmont Cup (2100m) at Hawera last-start and his trainer and ...
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Cautious approach with Pentathlon

Cautious approach with Pentathlon

The racing future of tough stayer Pentathlon is in doubt after the seven-year-old pulled up a bit scratchy following his ...
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Edmonds to split team between two states

Edmonds to split team between two states

Wide barrier draws could halve trainer Toby Edmonds' team for Doomben where in-form mare Madam Shazam will be among his ...
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Melbourne Cup Final Acceptances

Melbourne Cup Final Acceptances

Lexus Melbourne Cup (G1) 3200m ...
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Bowman, Brown in high praise for Cup rides

Bowman, Brown in high praise for Cup rides

Jockeys Corey Brown and Hugh Bowman have given glowing reports on their Melbourne Cup rides after trackwork at Werribee ...
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McEvoy gallops Cross Counter at Werribee

McEvoy gallops Cross Counter at Werribee

Godolphin stayer Cross Counter has galloped at Werribee under Kerrin McEvoy in preparation for the Melbourne Cup ...
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Lexus option for Bendigo Cup scratching

Lexus option for Bendigo Cup scratching

Chris Waller will take a blood sample from Patrick Erin before deciding on a Lexus Stakes start after a minor ...
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Middle draw for Hartnell in Kennedy Mile

Middle draw for Hartnell in Kennedy Mile

Hartnell and Land Of Plenty are set to jump from adjacent barriers after both came up with middle draws for ...
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Four fillies to face mares in Empire Rose

Four fillies to face mares in Empire Rose

The Group One Empire Rose Stakes has attracted a full field of 16 plus one emergencies with four three-year-old fillies ...
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Field of 10 for G1 Coolmore Stud Stakes

Field of 10 for G1 Coolmore Stud Stakes

The Group One Coolmore Stud Stakes has attracted a field of 10 including Written By, Zousain, Lean Mean Machine and ...
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New dad Chadwick celebrates in style as Golden Effort romps home

New dad Chadwick celebrates in style as Golden Effort romps home

Matthew Chadwick became the latest example of what some experts call "the Nappy Factor" when Golden Effort bolted up in ...
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Bowman's Cox Plate breeches up for auction

Bowman’s Cox Plate breeches up for auction

Winx's regular jockey and triple Cox Plate partner Hugh Bowman has donated his breeches to a charity auction ...
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Waiting game almost over for Waitandwatch

Waiting game almost over for Waitandwatch

Injury-prone gelding Waitandwatch will make his latest comeback at Rosehill after testing the patience of trainer Angela Davies and his ...
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Global Glamour the Myer Classic favourite

Global Glamour the Myer Classic favourite

Global Glamour won the Tristarc Stakes in her spring return and is the early favourite for the Myer Classic ahead ...
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Harlem out to book Cup spot in Lexus

Harlem out to book Cup spot in Lexus

Harlem is expected to line up in the Lexus Stakes at Flemington to try to secure a Melbourne Cup berth ...
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Morrison putting final touches on Marmelo

Morrison putting final touches on Marmelo

English trainer Hughie Morrison likes what he sees in stayer Marmelo ahead of the Melbourne Cup for which he is ...
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James Cummings after second Derby win

James Cummings after second Derby win

After winning the Victoria Derby with Prized Icon a year ago, trainer James Cummings believes Astoria can make his presence ...
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Cranbourne trainer Trent Busuttin

NZ stablemates drift after wide Derby draws

Main Stage is tipped to start as favourite for the Vic Derby despite drawing barrier 14, while stablemate Sully has ...
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Qewy ready to make assault on Bendigo Cup

Qewy ready to make assault on Bendigo Cup

English stayer Qewy will be out to add to his Cups collection in Australia when he lines up at Bendigo ...
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Waiting game almost over for Watchandwait

Waiting game almost over for Watchandwait

Injury-prone gelding Watchandwait will make his latest comeback at Rosehill after testing the patience of trainer Angela Davies and his ...
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Mullins duo visit Flemington before Cup

Mullins duo visit Flemington before Cup

Max Dynamite and Thomas Hobson have had a trip away from quarantine at Werribee, galloping at Flemington under travelling foreman ...
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Trapeze Artist primed for another G1 test

Trapeze Artist primed for another G1 test

After throwing a scare into the camp, Trapeze Artist is fully fit and ready to try to claim his second ...
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Aloisia peaking in time for Oaks

Aloisia peaking in time for Oaks

Gai Waterhouse believes Pinot is the filly to win her first VRC Oaks, but first she has to chase down ...
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Dolly's Due poised for city debut

Dolly’s Due poised for city debut

Michelle Ritchie will bring consistent mare Dolly's Due to Sydney for the first time at Warwick Farm with a view ...
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Hartnell Cup start still to be confirmed

Hartnell Cup start still to be confirmed

Trainer James Cummings says a final decision on Hartnell taking his place in the Melbourne Cup will be made in ...
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Peslier chasing a Cup dream on Tiberian

Peslier chasing a Cup dream on Tiberian

Champion jockey Olivier Peslier has ridden Tiberian in a work-out at Werribee ahead of the Melbourne Cup ...
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winx

No decision yet on Winx’s next move

Chris Waller says Winx has come through her third Cox Plate win well but no decision on her next move ...
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Capacity field for G1 Victoria Derby

Capacity field for G1 Victoria Derby

Victoria Derby favourite Main Stage has come up with barrier 14 in a field of 16 plus one emergency while ...
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Highland Reel on Coolmore stallion roster

Highland Reel on Coolmore stallion roster

Highland Reel, Churchill and Caravaggio have been added to the new Coolmore stallion roster ...
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Dettori excited for Cup tilt on Almandin

Dettori excited for Cup tilt on Almandin

Frankie Dettori hopes he can finally win the Melbourne Cup and knows Almandin has the pedigree to win the race ...
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Cup rider Katelyn Mallyon has the pedigree

Cup rider Katelyn Mallyon has the pedigree

Jockey Katelyn Mallyon has her maiden Melbourne Cup ride aboard Assign, one of four runners owned by Lloyd Williams as ...
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Last words on Cup runners

Last words on Cup runners

The final say on the Melbourne Cup runners ...
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Kids 'should be counselled' on Cup betting

Kids ‘should be counselled’ on Cup betting

A public health expert is urging parents to use the Melbourne Cup as an opportunity to talk with children about ...
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Ben Hayes has good omens in first Cup tilt

Ben Hayes has good omens in first Cup tilt

Ben Hayes is hoping to continue a family tradition with his first Melbourne Cup runner Almoonqith, who he trains with ...
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Jameka supported for home town win

Jameka supported for home town win

Jameka has been well backed ahead of her bid to repel the European raiders and add the Melbourne Cup to ...
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PM and premiers tip Melbourne Cup winner

PM and premiers tip Melbourne Cup winner

High-profile Australians have turned their hand to trying to tip the winner of Tuesday's Melbourne Cup at Flemington ...
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Blake Shinn hoping for second Cup win

Blake Shinn hoping for second Cup win

Jockey Blake Shinn already has one Melbourne Cup win to his name and will try to add another when he ...
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Heartbreak City owner having a Cup craic

Heartbreak City owner having a Cup craic

The connections of Heartbreak City are already enjoying the Melbourne Cup, even before the race is run ...
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Prain and Peisah going strong after 35yrs

Prain and Peisah going strong after 35yrs

Bill Prain says Ritabel's build reminds him of one of the best two-year-olds he has ever trained ahead of her ...
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Another day at the office for Dwayne Dunn

Another day at the office for Dwayne Dunn

Dwayne Dunn would like to see the rain fall as he prepares to ride Our Ivanhowe in the Melbourne Cup ...
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Aussie Jameka wins hearts at Cup parade

Aussie Jameka wins hearts at Cup parade

As the only Australian-bred horse in this year's Melbourne Cup it's no surprise fans at the pre-race parade were cheering ...
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Weight on mind of McEvoy ahead of Melb Cup

Weight on mind of McEvoy ahead of Melb Cup

The race is like no other but Kerrin McEvoy says he is preparing no differently for the Melbourne Cup as ...
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Spriggs to realise a childhood dream

Spriggs to realise a childhood dream

Jockey Blake Spriggs will have his first Melbourne Cup ride when partners Sir John Hawkwood at Flemington ...
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Sheikh aims for elusive Melbourne Cup win

Sheikh aims for elusive Melbourne Cup win

Lloyd Williams has four runners as he chases a record fifth Melbourne Cup win, while Sheikh Mohammed has five as ...
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Sheikh aims for elusive Melbourne Cup win

Sheikh aims for elusive Melbourne Cup win

Lloyd Williams has four runners as he chases a record fifth Melbourne Cup win, while Sheikh Mohammed has five as ...
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First Cup ride for apprentice Ben Thompson

First Cup ride for apprentice Ben Thompson

Apprentice Ben Thompson didn't expect to have a Melbourne Cup ride so early in his career but is excited to ...
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Countess Marinov faces tough test in G3

Countess Marinov faces tough test in G3

The lure of a Group Three race at Flemington on Melbourne Cup day has been too much for Countess Marinov's ...
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Rebel Dane to race in Hong Kong

Rebel Dane to race in Hong Kong

Trainer Gary Portelli and Rebel Dane's owners have accepted an invitation to race the Manikato Stakes winner at the Hong ...
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Walker chilled before Almoonqith Cup ride

Walker chilled before Almoonqith Cup ride

Nerves won't be a factor for Michael Walker ahead of the Melbourne Cup in which he partners Almoonqith ...
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Yankee Rose odds-on for VRC Oaks

Yankee Rose odds-on for VRC Oaks

Yankee Rose is the dominant favourite to win the VRC Oaks on the back of her third in the Cox ...
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Preferment ruled out of Emirates Stakes

Preferment ruled out of Emirates Stakes

After coming off antibiotics Preferment has taken a backward step with an eye injury and will miss the Emirates Stakes ...
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Qewy carries Williams' hopes of first Cup

Qewy carries Williams’ hopes of first Cup

Geelong Cup winner Qewy will carry star jockey Craig Williams' hopes of a first Melbourne Cup win at Flemington ...
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Godolphin all smiles at Melb Cup parade

Godolphin all smiles at Melb Cup parade

In with his biggest chance yet for the $6.2 million race, Godolphin chief executive John Ferguson walked the Melbourne Cup ...
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Wheeler back for another Cup, 20 years on

Wheeler back for another Cup, 20 years on

Twenty years after his last crack at the Melbourne Cup, New Zealand racing hall of famer John Wheeler is back ...
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Pride buoyed by Craftiness' strong trial

Pride buoyed by Craftiness’ strong trial

A strong hit-out in a barrier trial has convinced trainer Joe Pride that Craftiness is spot on ahead of the ...
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Melbourne Cup facts and figures

Melbourne Cup facts and figures

Some statistics about the Melbourne Cup, Australia's most famous race ...
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Waller relying on stable stalwarts for Cup

Waller relying on stable stalwarts for Cup

Who Shot Thebarman and Grand Marshal will again represent Chris Waller in the Melbourne Cup at Flemington ...
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Exospheric

Change of scenery helps Exospheric become Cup chance

EUROPEAN import Exospheric was impressive in running third in the Caulfield Cup and co-trainer Lee Freedman believes a change in ...
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Lucia Valentina out for the rest of spring

Lucia Valentina out for the rest of spring

Triple Group One winner Lucia Valentina's spring carnival is over with the mare found to have inflammation in a leg ...
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Curren Mirotic

Curren Mirotic to make Melbourne Cup a true staying test

THE Melbourne Cup has often been criticised for being too slowly run in front, but connections of Japanese runner Curren ...
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Chad Schofield with Melbourne Cup chance

Chad Schofield with Melbourne Cup chance

Hong Kong-based jockey Chad Schofield will be out to add another feature win for the family when he rides second ...
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Melbourne Cup quinella tips

2016 Melbourne Cup quinella tips and odds

THERE is big money to be made when betting on quinellas, especially in the Melbourne Cup as the quinella pools ...
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Thousands to line up for Melb Cup parade

Thousands to line up for Melb Cup parade

Trainers and jockeys of Australia's biggest race will be on show for the Melbourne Cup parade, with thousands set to ...
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G1 win for Godolphin in France

G1 win for Godolphin in France

The Saeed bin Suroor-trained Thunder Snow has won a Group One race in France ahead of the Godolphin trainer's bid ...
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Melbourne Cup exotics

Melbourne Cup exotic betting options and tips

THERE are many ways for punters to make money punting on the 2016 Melbourne Cup and that includes betting on ...
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