Stayer Carif won the Sandown Cup on the very day his dam Norzita died in a paddock accident. His owners hope he can pay special tribute in the 2021 Melbourne […]
If the custodians of the Melbourne Cup can’t find the will and the way to restore its safety they risk the next generation faintly recalling the race that used to […]
Racing Victoria and the stable of Anthony Van Dyck say there were no warning signs that the Melbourne Cup runner was at risk of breaking down in Tuesday’s race.
David Payne’s top staying filly Montefilia looks on course for the Oaks and her trainer believes she could be back at Flemington this time next year for the Melbourne Cup.
It was a very different Cup Day for the usual horsey crowd.
The COVID-19 shutdown of retail outlets has contributed to a big shift towards digital platforms.
With the exception of late Bart Cummings, prolific owner Lloyd Williams knows more about winning the Melbourne Cup than anyone.
For the first time since 1997, a horse led the Melbourne Cup field out of the straight and was also first past the post a second time. It had one […]
Flemington had never felt stranger than when the 160th Melbourne Cup was run. May there never be one like it again.
Lloyd Williams loves the Melbourne Cup and knows what it takes to win it and he chose two young men to do the job with Twilight Payment for a seventh […]
After sensing a problem, jockey Hugh Bowman immediately dismounted Anthony Van Dyck and a horse ambulance made its way onto the track.
How the 23 starters in the 2020 Melbourne Cup (King Of Leogrance was scratched on Cup morning) finished in the 3200m race.
Jockey Jye McNeil, 25, said triumph in the Melbourne Cup had been a lifelong dream of his and to win it was “surreal”.
Lloyd Williams landed his seventh Melbourne Cup with Twilight Payment, but it was a super cool ride from young jockey Jye McNeil that made the difference
Pared-back dressing may be all the rage for 2020 but some diehard racing fans still plan to go all out for the Melbourne Cup.
Bookmakers are set for record holds on the Melbourne Cup as up to a half-dozen runners wrestle for favouritism.
The Herald’s racing doyen casts his eye over a vintage 24-horse field for Tuesday’s race that stops the nation.
Payne’s historic victory on Prince of Penzance five years ago appeared to have smashed a glass ceiling for female jockeys. But Jamie Kah will be just the third woman to […]
Bookmakers are bracing for the Melbourne Cup, traditionally their biggest gambling day of the year. But with millions of dollars being bet on a Trump victory, it will be the […]
Not since Makybe Diva in 2005 has a horse won the Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup in the same year, and before her it was Saintly in 1996 – two […]
This year’s Melbourne Cup will be unique as the 3200m test has depended more on being up close and personal, emphasised by Bart Cummings with his 12 triumphs.
With fans not allowed at the Melbourne Cup because of pandemic restrictions, the VRC will donate the roses to front-line workers and community organisations.
Godolphin trainer James Cummings has his eye in and is focused on the Melbourne Cup with Avilius.
Tiger Moth has had only four race starts and would be one of the most inexperienced Cup winners ever. His trainer hopes he is seasoned enough for the big test.
The final field for the 2020 Melbourne Cup.
British stayer Prince Of Arran will be peaking in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup, says trainer Charlie Fellowes, unlike in the past two editions in which he’s needed to qualify for the […]
The 159-year-old Melbourne Cup has prevailed through two World Wars and seen off at least one other public health crisis.
Flemington Racecourse will be empty trackside when the Melbourne Cup is run next week but bookmakers expect a bumper result from the race after COVID-19 lockdowns have driven an uptake […]
Chris Waller ticked off the Caulfield Cup box with Verry Elleegant, can the mare – or his other runner, Finche – break his Melbourne Cup duck.
The Victoria Racing Club and Racing Victoria are expected to hold talks with the state government about whether some owners could be allowed into Flemington Racecourse for Derby Day or […]