Keyword: Victoria Racing Club

  • The Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aus gr.1) trophy

    Melbourne Cup Fighting For Attention in America

    In most years, the Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aust-I) occurs only three days after the Breeders' Cup World Championships, allowing the world's richest handicap race to stay fresh in the minds of American and European racing fans. This year, there are 10 days between the two events.

  • San Juan Capistrano Winner to be Invited to Melbourne Cup

    The winner of Sunday's San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita will receive an automatic invitation to compete in this year's Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aus-I), according to a strategic partnership announced Thursday by Santa Anita and the Victoria Racing Club.

  • First Batch of Shippers Arrive for Melbourne Races

    The Victoria Racing Club of Melbourne, Australia received its first taste of international flavor Oct. 4 when the initial batch of overseas feature-race entrants arrived at Melbourne International Airport.

  • 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.

  • 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.