Keyword: Melbourne Cup

  • Melbourne Cup Sees Record Number of International Entries

    The 2004 Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aust-I) has attracted 295 entries with a record 55 international nominations. That number of international entries tops the 54 international horses that were nominated four years ago.

  • Mummify, Mamool Drawn Well for Melbourne Cup

    Three-time Australian group I winner Mummify and Godolphin Racing's star Mamool head a field of 24 entered in Tuesday's $2.83 million Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) over two miles at Flemington racecourse.

  • Mummify Wraps Up Caulfield Cup

    Mummify, a horse with a name which might belong in antiquity, wrapped up the 126th Caulfield Cup (Aust-I) in Melbourne, Australia on Oct. 18 with a wire-to-wire win.

  • 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 <br>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

    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

    <i>By Victor Zast </i> -- 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.

  • Melbourne Cup Field of 24 Drawn

    The final field of twenty-four has been drawn for Monday's running of the Toohey's New Melbourne Cup. A couple of the entrants had to put in late work to make the prestigious field.

  • Northerly Big Down Under

    As North America looks toward the Oct. 26 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, fans of Australian racing are preparing for three of the country's biggest group I events.

  • William Hill Unveils Latest Breeders' Cup Odds

    In the latest Breeders' Cup odds from British bookmaker William Hill, Travers winner Medaglia d'Oro and dual classic winner War Emblem are the joint 5-1 favorites for the Classic.

  • Mystery Horse Grammarian Arrives For Sunset

    Longshot Grammarian arrived from Kentucky on July 15 for his stakes debut in the $250,000 Sunset Handicap (gr. IIT), a 1 1/2-mile turf test on Hollywood Park's closing day program July 21.

  • Australian Champion Ethereal Retired

    Ethereal, the champion New Zealand-bred Australian stayer by Rhythm, has been retired. The heroine of last year's Melbourne Cup (Aust-I) signed off with another exciting win in The BMW Harry Tancred Stakes (Aust-I) at Sydney's Rosehill Gardens on March 23.

  • Ethereal and jockey Scott Seamer in the winner&#39;s enclosure.

    Australia Race Report: Memorable Melbourne

    Sheila Laxon is the first woman to prepare the Melbourne Cup (Aust-I) winner -- officially at least. When Ethereal dashed down the center of a damp Flemington course to overwhelm Godolphin's Give the Slip, the Rhythm filly raced herself and her handler into Cup history.