Melbourne Cup 2019 Horse Watch Pt 27

We’ve had a few days off since our last report from Saturday’s VRC Derby Day. Lots to reflect on including the weather and the Stewards giving the jockeys an absolute grilling before the race telling them they were on watch regarding the whip usage rule. We had a bit of rain throughout Victoria on Saturday, […]

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Melbourne Cup 2019 Horse Watch Pt 26

It’s the week leading into the Melbourne Cup, and all I can say is this: carnage. By the Thursday, the Bendigo Cup was run, and was taken out by the Mike Moroney trained Top Of The Range. In doing so, the chances of Angel Of Truth, Raheen House and Brimham Rocks all took a serious […]

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Melbourne Cup 2019 Horses Watch Pt 25

Well, Cox Plate Day for 2019 is done and dusted. Though the winner and the two runner-ups are not featured in the Melbourne Cup, some of the other gallopers are.. or maybe not, after a couple of below par performances. The next few days leading up to VRC Derby Day might reveal the future plans […]

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Melbourne Cup Lead In Form Guide

The way trainers bring their horses into a Melbourne Cup has changed markedly over the years. Master trainer Bart Cummings always had this theory about his horses running at least 10000 metres before a Cup start. To the modern layman, 10000 metres might not seem a lot these days, in fact it is 3 x […]

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Melbourne Cup Trivia

Interesting Trivia In its 150+ year history, the Melbourne Cup has compiled many different facts. Let’s take a look at some of them. Most wins That record goes to Makybe Diva, who won the race three times in succession between 2003 and 2005. On each occasion she was ridden by Glen Boss. Horses to have […]

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