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Hartnell still the 2016 Melbourne Cup one according to punters

Hartnell still the 2016 Melbourne Cup one according to punters

| October 25, 2016

John O’Shea six-year-old Hartnell and Ciaron Maher’s Caulfield Cup winning mare Jameka remain the top two in Melbourne Cup betting after second acceptances were taken yesterday. Only 32 horses are left in the 2016 Melbourne Cup running and Hartnell is the $4.60 favourite at online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au. Hartnell has performed brilliantly this spring winning the […]

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Melbourne Cup hopefuls set to tackle 2016 Geelong Cup

Melbourne Cup hopefuls set to tackle 2016 Geelong Cup

| October 17, 2016

Melbourne Cup hopefuls Grey Lion, Oceanographer and Qewy will step out in the 2016 Geelong Cup at Geelong on Wednesday. A field of 11 accepted for the Geelong Cup on Wednesday 19th October 2016 although top weight Who Shot Thebarman has already been scratched, leaving a field of ten runners. The Matt Cumani-trained European import […]

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2016 Melbourne Cup Day Betting at the TAB

2016 Melbourne Cup Day Betting at the TAB

| October 6, 2016

Melbourne Cup Day brings out once a year punters in their droves, and while online betting is all the rage now, the TAB is also very popular with punters on Cup day. Families and friends gather all over the country at local TABs or Taberets and get positioned nice and early for a big day […]

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Almandin books Melbourne Cup berth with stylish 2016 Bart Cummings win

Almandin books Melbourne Cup berth with stylish 2016 Bart Cummings win

| October 2, 2016

Imported German stayer Almandin booked his ticket into next month’s Melbourne Cup after scoring an authoritative victory in the Group 3 The Bart Cummings (2500m) at Flemington today. Starting $3.00 favourite, the son of Monsun finished with a devastating burst to defeat Zanteca by 1.5 lengths, with Excess Knowledge a further half length away third. […]

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Prince Of Penzance on track for 2016 Melbourne Cup

Prince Of Penzance on track for 2016 Melbourne Cup

| September 12, 2016

Last year’s Melbourne Cup winner Prince Of Penzance showed he’s on track for another tilt after a cracking Makybe Diva Stakes run on Saturday. John Allen rode the Darren Weir-trained galloper into sixth place behind stablemate Palentino in the Flemington Group 1 event. Although drawn wide, Allen allowed the gelding to go back from his […]

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2016 Melbourne Cup nominations total 124

2016 Melbourne Cup nominations total 124

| August 30, 2016

A total of 124 horses were among the 2016 Melbourne Cup nominations announced today for the 2016 Melbourne Cup at Flemington. Among the entries were last year’s winner Prince Of Penzance and exciting UK galloper Order Of St George. The Aiden O’Brien trained Order Of St George is ruling Melbourne Cup favourite at online bookmaker […]

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Order Of St George tops early 2016 Melbourne Cup betting markets

Order Of St George tops early 2016 Melbourne Cup betting markets

| August 22, 2016

Aidan O’Brien-trained Order Of St George is the $15 ruling favourite in early 2016 Melbourne Cup betting at online bookmaker Sportsbet. The classy stayer scored a successive Irish St Leger Trial Stakes (2816m) victory on the weekend at the Curragh. The victory was hot on the heels of a Group 1 Gold Cup (4000m) win […]

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2016 Melbourne Cup race conditions, nominations & entry dates

2016 Melbourne Cup race conditions, nominations & entry dates

| August 16, 2016

The 2016 Melbourne Cup will run on Tuesday 1st November 2016 and Melbourne Cup race conditions for Australia’s greatest race can be found below. The 2016 Melbourne Cup is the 156th running of Flemington’s famous two miler (3200m) and prizemoney for this year’s race is $6,000,000 & $205,000 trophies. Field size for the Melbourne Cup […]

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Path to 2016 Melbourne Cup at Flemington

Path to 2016 Melbourne Cup at Flemington

| August 5, 2016

The path to the Melbourne Cup has taken a change in recent years, particlularly since our race became a truly international one. Of course, the Group 1 Caulfield Cup in October has always proven to be the best guide, although not so much in recent years. Races like the Group 1 Cox Plate, Group 2 […]

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Can last five Melbourne Cup winners tell us anything?

Can last five Melbourne Cup winners tell us anything?

| August 5, 2016

The 2016 Melbourne Cup looks set to be another exciting race and now is a great time to see what recent Melbourne Cup winners can tell us. After a successful run of overseas gallopers winning our most famous race, locally trained Prince Of Penzance broke the trend last year. Michelle Payne rode the Darren Weir […]

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