Spring Racing Carnival 2021 is Happening… So Now What?

Ben H / October 15, 2021

Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival The spring racing carnival is the time of year when Melbourne comes alive. Not only are there spring races such as Caulfield Cup, Oak’s Day, but there is also the day of days and Australia’s richest race, Melbourne Cup Day. Unfortunately, the past couple of years have thrown a massive spanner […]

Melbourne Cup 2019 Horse Watch Pt 27

Michael Kruse / November 7, 2019

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, […]

Melbourne Cup 2019 Horse Watch Pt 26

Michael Kruse / November 3, 2019

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 […]

Melbourne Cup 2019 Horses Watch Pt 25

Michael Kruse / October 30, 2019

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 […]

Melbourne Cup Lead In Form Guide

Michael Kruse / October 22, 2019

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 […]