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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Melbourne Cup, James McDonald, Damien Oliver

Jockeys James McDonald and Damien Oliver were the rolled-gold stars of Melbourne Cup week but there were plenty of wonderful moments. The Melbourne Cup carnival has been run and won for another year and it was an absolute ripper, even with crowd numbers capped and a much leaner international contingent. LIKE A FINE WINE If …

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Melbourne Cup, Racing Victoria | Herald Sun

It will be a while yet before racing knows whether Melbourne Cup vet protocols will be wound back next year or the same stringent measures kept in place for future Cups. Racing participants around the globe will have to wait until at least March next year to find out whether tough new veterinary protocols designed …

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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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Mug Punter’s guide: Melbourne Cup Q&A for every runner

We’re here to help for the non-expert punters in tomorrow’s Melbourne Cup at Flemington with a Q&A on every runner in the race. Here it is, our ultimate Q&A on every runner in the Melbourne Cup. 1. TWILIGHT PAYMENT Who’s riding it? Jye McNeil Who trains it? Joseph O’Brien What barrier is it in? 2 …

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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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Melbourne Cup 2021 form guide: Favourite horses, who will win

Don’t have time to do hours of study for this year’s Melbourne Cup? Fear not. We have you covered. Check out our five-minute guide. Check out our five-minute guide with likes, dislikes and verdict on every runner. 1. TWILIGHT PAYMENT (58kg) Last year’s Cup winner is back to tackle the great race for the third …

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