Melbourne Cup Trivia

Michael Kruse / October 21, 2019 / 2 min read

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 […]

Melbourne Cup 2019 Horses Watch Pt 24

Michael Kruse / October 17, 2019 / 7 min read

Last week was all Caulfield Guineas Day, and what a fabulous day of racing it was. The lead up during the week should have been all about Guineas Day too, but instead all the journos, pundits, punters and social media commentators down in Victoria got their pants in a twist over the comments made by […]

Melbourne Cup 2019 Horses Watch Pt 23

Michael Kruse / October 11, 2019 / 6 min read

This will be a short report, written just prior to Caulfield Stakes Day. Jockey Joust In the lead up to both the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups, we see the preliminary josseling of jockeys angling to get their feet into the stirrups of top chances ahead of time. Some have been known for a while, and […]

Melbourne Cup Horses to Follow

Michael Kruse / October 10, 2019 / 5 min read

Kruzey has been tracking many horses both locally and internationally since the end of Autumn. All of our Melbourne Cup reports up till now feature so many horses that it’s hard to get a decent read on where they line up in terms of pre Cup form. Trying to gauge the merits of international horses, […]

Melbourne Cup Jockeys

Michael Kruse / October 7, 2019 / 11 min read

Jockey Profiles The jockeys play an important role in the context of a horse race as big as the Melbourne Cup. There are many variables involved. The three most important elements of the race are: the barrier draw, keeping your horse out of trouble during the running, and knowing when to make your move with […]