Melbourne Cup nominations: Ed Cummings leads the charge for spring majors

The Cummings name will once again be the one to beat in the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups. Master trainer Bart Cummings won 12 Melbourne Cups and seven Caulfield Cups but his grandson Edward will have one of the early favourites for this year’s races with three-time Group 1 winner Duais. Cummings has entered Duais for …

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The facts and figures to find the Melbourne Cup winner

A look at all the Melbourne Cup statistics points to an upset in the ‘Race that stops a Nation’. The Daily Telegraph racing editor Ray Thomas looks at all the facts and figures that matter for the Melbourne Cup and determines which horse, according to the statistics, is most likely to win Australia’s greatest race …

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Rachel King on Melbourne Cup trail after learning from Bart Cummings

English-born hoop Rachel King had her first job in Australia for Bart Cummings and now she has her first ride in the Melbourne Cup, which the Cups King won 12 times. It’s more than six years since Bart Cummings died but some of the racing polish of the Cups King will be on display when …

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Melbourne Cup 2021 favourites Incentivise horse odds

While history suggests there is 165 years of damning data working against the Melbourne Cup favourite, others believe this year’s iconic event will be a chase no a race. 165 years of history says the odds are stacked against Incentivise winning the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday. The Peter Moody-trained galloper is set to start one …

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History against Melbourne Cup favourite Incentivise

The stark statistic that suggests favourite Incentivise faces a mammoth task to win Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup at Flemington. 165 years of history says the odds are stacked against Incentivise winning the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday. The Peter Moody-trained galloper is set to start one of the shortest priced favourites in the history of the great …

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Melbourne Cup 2021: Bart Cummings influence lives on with Carif

Melbourne Cup legend Bart Cummings may no longer be here but the he will still play a small part in Tuesday’s big race. Legendary trainer Bart Cummings will play a little part in yet another Melbourne Cup when Carif hits the track at Flemington on Tuesday. Cummings won Australia’s greatest race 12 times before his …

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