Brett Prebble Rubira’s Port Melbourne

Reports have surfaced that Caulfield Cup winning jockey Brett Prebble was left bloodied in a fracas at an exclusive birthday bash. Reports have surfaced that champion jockey Brett Prebble was left bloodied after a scuffle broke out at well known restaurant Rubira’s in Port Melbourne on Monday. A witness who was at the restaurant said, …

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Melbourne Cup James McDonald Covid

Melbourne Cup-winning jockey James McDonald has returned a negative Covid test after attending a party that has produced more than a dozen cases of the virus. Racing Victoria says jockey James McDonald and two other riders have tested negative for Covid-19 after attending a Melbourne Cup celebration party that has produced more than a dozen …

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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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Melbourne Cup carnival top rides Damien Oliver and James McDonald

The 2021 Melbourne Cup carnival is over and it’s time to hand out the gongs for the best rides over the four big days. When we look back at the 2021 Melbourne Cup carnival it will be remembered as being all about the champion racehorses and the champion jockeys – namely two hoops in particular …

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James McDonald Verry Elleegant Melbourne Cup

James McDonald turned in a perfect ride to win the 2021 Melbourne Cup on Verry Elleegant. Now he takes readers, and listeners, on his remarkable journey from start to finish. The barriers have sprung open and she’s jumped really well, for her. She popped away nicely and there’s a line of about seven in front …

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Melbourne Cup 2021: Verry Elleegant upstages hot pot Incentivise to win big race

It was going to take something special to knock off the favourite and Verry Elleegant duly delivered, romping to an emphatic Melbourne Cup victory that cements her legendary status. Group One-winning machine Verry Elleegant produced the performance of her career to upstage hot pot Incentivise and win the 2021 $7.75m Melbourne Cup. The super mare, …

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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: Prebble says Incentivise would beat Green Moon every time

Brett Prebble has given his unique insights into Melbourne Cup favourite Incentivise and why he’s a better stayer than his previous Cup winner Green Moon. Brett Prebble has declared Incentivise the best stayer he has ridden and would beat his 2012 Melbourne Cup winner Green Moon “nearly every time over 3200m.” Prebble will always hold …

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