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Lexus Named New Melbourne Cup Sponsor; Purse Increase Likely

Australia’s premier racing club, the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) has announced today global luxury lifestyle brand Lexus is the new Melbourne Cup Principal Partner. The new five-year sponsorship agreement includes the naming rights to the Melbourne Cup Race, Melbourne Cup Day, the Melbourne Cup Tour, the Melbourne Cup Parade, and the Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw. […]

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Australia: Eclipse Thoroughbred’s Pinot A Smooth Winner Of G1 VRC Oaks

Royally-bred filly Pinot (3f Pierro x Dizelle, by Zabeel) scored a dominant victory in the $1 million Group I VRC Oaks at Flemington on Thursday to give her outstanding young sire Pierro his first Group I winner. Prepared by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, Pinot has been aimed at the VRC Oaks since the start […]

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Son Defeats Father As Joseph O’Brien’s Rekindling Takes The Melbourne Cup

Joseph O’Brien ranked Rekindling’s Emirates Melbourne Cup as one of his best moments in racing after watching his charge grab victory in the Flemington feature on Tuesday. O’Brien enjoyed huge success during his riding career, counting two Epsom Derbys among a clutch of Classic wins, tasting Breeders’ Cup glory and being crowned Irish champion jockey […]

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Almandin 11/2 Odds To Go Back-To-Back In Melbourne Cup

This year’s Emirates Melbourne Cup will be all about second chances. After his horse Ulysses was scratched from the Breeders’ Cup Turf race Saturday, legendary jockey Frankie Dettori has jetted to Flemington to achieve a long-overdue win in Australia’s premier staying race. He’ll be making his bid in the $6.2 million AUD ($4.7 million) Cup […]

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Jet-Setter: Dettori To Ride Defending Champ Almandin In Bid To Win First Melbourne Cup

Jockey Frankie Dettori has accumulated thousands of frequent flyer miles over the past week as a result of his competing in the top races around the globe. On Friday and Saturday, Dettori was in San Diego to ride in the Breeders’ Cup. Immediately after his last ride on Saturday (a fifth-place finish aboard defending champ […]

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Melbourne Cup: Extra Security Measures To Be Implemented After NYC Attack

Law enforcement officials in Melbourne, Australia, will have additional security measures in place to safeguard racegoers for the upcoming Melbourne Cup at Flemington. Reuters reports that this comes as a response to the incident Oct. 31 in New York, in which a man driving a rented pickup ran down pedestrians and cyclists on a bike path. […]

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Winx Gana Por Via De Galope El Turnbull Stakes Y Queda Lista Para Buscar El Cox Plate

Sin mayores esfuerzos, la campeona australiana Winx lo hizo de nuevo. Ante un lote bastante cómodo la hija de Street Cry extendió a 21 su racha de victorias al vencer de manera muy holgada en el Turnbull Stakes (G1, US$233,000), carrera que marca su última preparatoria con miras al prestigioso Cox Plate (G1) del venidero […]

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La Campeona Winx Lista Para El Número 21 Este Sábado Contra Seis Rivales En El Turnbull Stakes

Aunque nunca nos cansaremos de recordar que las carreras hay que correrlas para ganarlas, todo parece indicar que la campeona australiana Winx debería obtener su vigésimo primer triunfo consecutivo este sábado 7 cuando enfrente a solo seis rivales en el Turnbull Stakes (G1, $500,000), carrera en 2000 metros que será la preparatoria final de la […]

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Winx Puede Volver A La Acción El 7 De Octubre En El Turnbull Stakes (Sin Orejas Taponadas)

Muchos pensamos que luego de obtener su vigésimo triunfo consecutivo en el George Main Stakes la campeona australiana Winx iría directamente a defender su título en el prestigioso Cox Plate (G1). Sin embargo pudimos acceder a una comunicación escrita por su entrenador Chris Waller en la que explica los planes a corto y mediano plazo […]

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Flemington: New $128 Million Grandstand Aims To ‘Take Racing To A New Level’

Construction is underway at Flemington Race Course in Australia of a new $128 million grandstand that Victoria Racing Club officials say will offer racegoers an “unrivaled race day experience.” The Herald Sun reports that the Victoria Racing Club grandstand, which is being built on Flemington’s home straight, is scheduled to be complete in time for the running of […]

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