Melbourne Cup

News, Articles, Videos and other content about Melbourne Cup

International Runners Set to Claim 'The Cup'

Final declarations are in for the 2005 Melbourne Cup and only a handful of International contenders remain in the field for the historic two-mile, group I event. English invader Carte Diamond was the last to drop out after a freak accident in a morning workout yesterday.

Sweet Stream Gets Rider for Melbourne Cup

Sweet Stream, the French-based mare who booked passage to the Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) with a convincing victory last week in the Park Hill Stakes (Eng-II) in England, will be ridden Nov. 1 at Flemington by veteran jockey Greg Childs.

Legend of Makybe Diva Grows

A legend grew at Flemington March 12 as Makybe Diva soared to new heights in winning the Australian Cup (Aust-I). The two-time Melbourne Cup (Aust-I) heroine, at the same oval, expanded her empire beyond handicaps, and with a panache any Diva would kill for.

Melbourne Cup Not in Puerto Banus' Future

Puerto Banus, who won the 1 1/2-mile Sunset Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park in June, will not be the first North American-based runner to start in the Victoria Racing Club's Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) on Nov. 4 at Flemington Racecourse.

Australian Simulcasting Grows to Seven Days a Week

Due to the continued growth and success of Australian
simulcasting in North America, Wyvern International, the distributor of the Australian product in North America, has decided to offer racing to all simulcast outlets on Sunday evenings during the months of February and March.

Sheila Laxon Injured in Fall

  • News

Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Sheila Laxon underwent surgery at Melbourne's Alfred Hospital on Dec. 23 after suffering pelvic and rib injuries after a track fall earlier in the day.

Melbuhn Musings

By Victor Zast -- The Melbourne Cup is only race in the world for which a holiday is proclaimed and on which 90% of a country's population will bet.

Most Popular Stories