Horse Racing

Wed 7 Nov 2018

Cashed-up Kerrin aims for Redzel repeat

Cashed-up Kerrin aims for Redzel repeat

HE’S already claimed the two richest races of the Spring Carnival but he isn’t done yet with Kerrin McEvoy chasing another win on sprint sensation Redzel.

Raiders aim to fly out on Flemington high

Raiders aim to fly out on Flemington high

EUROPEAN trainers Joseph O’Brien and Charlie Appleby are coming off very different Melbourne Cup Days, but both hope to end their raid down under in style.

A country community perspective on Melbourne Cup death

A country community perspective on Melbourne Cup death

JOCKEY Hannah Phillips, who has ridden in two races that ended in horse deaths, says the Melbourne Cup result was heartbreaking, but not common.

Aussie trainer says overseas horses getting in too light

Aussie trainer says overseas horses getting in too light

HOW can the Aussies horses beat the Europeans these days? That’s what trainer David Payne was thinking after UK horses filled the first four. in the Cup

Cup winner eyeing Aussie return

Cup winner eyeing Aussie return

CHARLIE Appleby is already planning a return to Australia next spring after Cross Counter’s stunning Flemington run produced a breakthrough for Godolphin.

European Melbourne Cup domination predicted

European Melbourne Cup domination predicted

One UK scribe has warned Australia needs to change its philosophy if it wants to again see a local win the Melbourne Cup

Triple treat as McEvoy’s ‘gut feel’ pays off

premium_icon Triple treat as McEvoy’s ‘gut feel’ pays off

KERRIN McEvoy’s confidence was shaken just hours before the Melbourne Cup when he couldn’t find his lucky charm. But in the end he triumphed for a third time.

Melbourne Cup: Truth about the horse that died

Melbourne Cup: Truth about the horse that died

WE heard the angry mob, but the silence of others spoke volumes about the tragic circumstances surrounding the Melbourne Cup.

Anti-racing wowsers: Get off your high horse

premium_icon Anti-racing wowsers: Get off your high horse

The Cliffsofmoher's death was gut wrenching in the Melbourne Cup, but the racing industry doesn’t deserve the vitriol being hurled at it, writes Greg Davis

Bowman slapped with huge ban for Cup ride

premium_icon Bowman slapped with huge ban for Cup ride

A SHATTERED Hugh Bowman will be sidelined for a month after stewards slapped him with huge bans for three charges stemming from his Melbourne Cup ride.

PETA demands probe into Cup horse death

PETA demands probe into Cup horse death

THE Melbourne Cup has again been marred by the death of a horse, this time the Irish-trained The Cliffsofmoher.

Cup jockey handed heavy suspension

Cup jockey handed heavy suspension

A stunning ride in the Melbourne Cup has come at a huge cost for one of Australia’s top jockeys as stewards didn’t hold back.

Judge John's final decision

premium_icon Judge John's final decision

Sullivan says it's time to be a "mug" punter after long judging career at races

Tue 6 Nov 2018

VIDEO: Racing pigs steal Melbourne Cup spotlight in Gympie

premium_icon VIDEO: Racing pigs steal Melbourne Cup spotlight in Gympie

"It's bragging rights for the year if you pick the Cup, it's like picking the winner at the start of the footy season."

Time to stop the race that stops a nation

premium_icon Time to stop the race that stops a nation

THE tragic death of The Cliffsofmoher is the sixth Melbourne Cup death in six years. Isn’t it time to put an end to the cruel sport of kings?

21st to 1st: How Cross Counter won the Cup

premium_icon 21st to 1st: How Cross Counter won the Cup

CROSS Counter broke through for England’s maiden Melbourne Cup success, and the win was one out of the box. See how Kerrin McEvoy steered the star to a win.

Punters out for race fun

Punters out for race fun

ALTHOUGH Ipswich is business as usual on the day of the race that stops the nation, there are a few among us who get to enjoy a cheeky afternoon off.

Appleby finally cracks Cup hoodoo for Blue Army

premium_icon Appleby finally cracks Cup hoodoo for Blue Army

AFTER three decades of trying, racing superpower Godolphin can savour its first Melbourne Cup winwith inexperienced stayer Cross Counter finally delivering.

The thoroughbred family behind Cup winner

The thoroughbred family behind Cup winner

TWO decades and more than a billion dollars had been wasted in the pursuit of Melbourne Cup glory by a racing icon — until now.

Freak punter turns $10 into $76,000

Freak punter turns $10 into $76,000

A RIDICULOUS Hail Mary bet on Cross Counter was the final star to align in this incredibly lucky punter’s betting masterplan.

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