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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James McDonald, Hugh Bowman Covid Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup winning celebrations have forced James McDonald and four other jockeys to undergo Covid tests before they are able to ride again. Champion jockey James McDonald is among five leading Sydney riders who require a Covid-19 clearance to return to the saddle at Canterbury Friday night and at the rich The Hunter meeting at …

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Rails Run: Verry Elleegant has pulled up well from Melbourne Cup win

Chris Waller gives an update on Melbourne Cup champ Verry Elleegant as he finally gets his hands on the trainer’s trophy.  Champion mare Verry Elleegant has surprised trainer Chris Waller how well she has come through her Melbourne Cup win on Tuesday. “She looks amazing,’’ said Waller of Verry Elleegant, who arrived back at his …

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Lloyd Williams still harbours a passion to win the Melbourne Cup

It used to be said they couldn’t run the Melbourne Cup without Bart. Now they say the same about Lloyd as the Leviathan owner chases an eighth Melbourne Cup. The Melbourne Cup has become synonymous with Lloyd, just like it used to be with Bart. You only need to mention their first names and it …

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