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-winning owner Brae Sokolski fined $10,000 for Covid breach at Flemington, Verry Elleegant

Prominent owner Brae Sokolski has been fined for breaching Covid-19 rules after Verry Elleegant’s victory in the Melbourne Cup. Brae Sokolski, a part-owner of Melbourne Cup winner Verry Elleegant, has been fined $10,000 for a breach of Racing Victoria’s Covid-19 protocols. The prominent owner in jubilation jumped into the Flemington mounting yard after Verry Elleegant’s …

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Melbourne Cup 2021: Spanish Mission trainer Andrew Balding says Incentivise will be a formidable opponent

The trainer of English raider Spanish Mission has “huge respect” for Cup favourite Incentivise but a world-class performance will be needed to beat his horse. English trainer Andrew Balding has drawn an ominous comparison to Spanish Mission’s campaign with how the Melbourne Cup second favourite was tracking before a pulsating Lonsdale Cup clash against Stradivarius. …

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