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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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Melbourne Carnival, Breeders’ Cup Combo Makes For Thrilling Week Of Racing

The next eight days are arguably the pinnacle of the international racing calendar, with fans able to enjoy the upcoming Breeders’ Cup races as well as the Australian racing extravaganza that is the Emirates Melbourne Cup Carnival. Hosted by the Victoria Racing Club at Flemington Racecourse, the four race days include the AAMI Victoria Derby […]

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Melbourne Cup To Be Shown Live On FS1 In Partnership With NYRA

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today that FS1 has partnered with NYRA to present national coverage for the first time of the 157th running of the Group 1 Melbourne Cup. Airing in the United States on Monday, November 6, and with limited commercial interruption made possible by NYRA Bets, the AUD$6.25 million […]

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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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‘Equine Idol’: Melbourne Cup Winner Delta Blues Enjoys Showjumping For His Fans

The first Japanese winner of Australia’s Melbourne Cup, Delta Blues developed a large fan following in his native country. The son of Dance In The Dark (Sunday Silence) can still be seen by those fans, reports thoroughbredracing.com, in showjumping demonstrations at Katsumi Yoshida’s Northern Horse Park in Japan. Not only does the 16-year-old enjoy showing off for […]

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Order Of St George, Rekindling Under Consideration For Melbourne Cup

Both Aidan and Joseph O’Brien could have contenders for the Melbourne Cup with Order Of St George and Rekindling in contention for the Flemington feature in November. Aidan O’Brien has had a handful of contenders in the two-mile ‘race that stops a nation’ with Mahler’s third in 2007 a particular highlight, while his son Joseph […]

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Eight Takeaways From The 2017 Jockey Club Round Table

The Jockey Club held its 65th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing on Sunday at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Speakers presented on a variety of topics, including data, marketing, and equine aftercare/welfare. You can find the official Jockey Club press release on the event here, or watch a […]

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More ‘Consistent’ Hugh Bowman Takes A Fourth Metropolitan Jockey Premiership Title

Hugh Bowman further cemented his lofty status by taking out his fourth Metropolitan Jockey Premiership. Bowman himself admitted that it wasn’t “smooth sailing” all season before revealing the peculiar motivation that spurred him on to chase down Brenton Avdulla for the title. “I’m very proud of what I’ve been able to do. It was a […]

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Australian Jockey Shinn ‘Would Love To Keep Coming Back Every Year’ To Arlington Park

Australian jockey Blake Shinn, based at Arlington International Racecourse for the past five weeks, rode his final North American winner on Saturday when the 29-year-old jockey piloted High Heel Lady to a win in the first race on the July 15 card for trainer Moises Yanez. While the racing season in the Southern Hemisphere had […]

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Jockey Michelle Payne Suspended Four Weeks After Positive Drug Test

Melbourne Cup winning rider Michelle Payne has received a four-week suspension after testing positive for a banned substance at a race meet at Swan Hill Racecourse June 11. Punters.com reports that Racing Victoria stewards issued the suspension after a hearing on Thursday. Payne tested positive for the appetite suppressant Phentermine, which is prohibited under Australian rules. Stewards backdated Payne’s suspension […]

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