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6 November 2018 2:16 AM Cumani breaks family duck at Flemington with One More Try

It's rare that a winning trainer gets interviewed by his sister, but that's the position Matt Cumani was in at Flemington early on Cup Day after his mare One More Try toughed it out in difficult conditions to justify her position at the head of the market. The Linda Meech-ridden four-year-old was too good for Dwayne Dunn and the $26 shot Seductive Miss, with the fancied 122

6 November 2018 12:48 AM From gumboots to sunscreen: Melbourne Cup punters experience all seasons

On the members new Club stand rooftop, staff were even handing out sunscreen for free. A remarkable turn considering hours before people could be spotted in gumboots. People danced all around the track as English singer Sam Smith performed in the afternoon sun. But about 20 minutes after the race was run and won the heavy rain returned. Umbrellas and ponchos 120

5 November 2018 4:00 AM Lean McEvoy hungry to Count himself among Cup greats

Cross Counter could be one of the most inexperienced Melbourne Cup winners in the race's history given he has only had seven career starts and was unraced when Rekindling surged to victory last year. Charlie Appleby's star missed a week of work with a setback at Werribee last month, but has shrugged off the complaint and has been well backed in Cup betting 128

3 November 2018 8:36 AM Godolphin and Cummings enjoy Best Of Days

"You get to Cup week and the eyes of the racing world, and I think the sporting world, are on Flemington and Australian horse racing this week," said Cummings, who earlier won races with Ranier and Osborne Bulls. "To have the colours of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed front and centre, my team there that have put the polish on these horses with me ... they've 134

3 November 2018 5:01 AM Red Verdon out of Melbourne Cup

Red Verdon has been sensationally withdrawn from the Melbourne Cup just hours after passing a veterinary exam that seemingly confirmed his place in the field for the $7.3 million race. Ed Dunlop's stable advised Racing Victoria officials on Saturday afternoon they were pulling the horse from Tuesday's race. His carers had been battling a bruised heel after 167

3 November 2018 5:01 AM Shillelagh doubles up on Derby Day

An emotional Waller said it was great to win another group 1 for the owners, Chris and Susanna Grace. The two Chrises – Waller and Grace – grew up about an hour away from each other in New Zealand. Grace has been involved in thoroughbred racing in New Zealand most of his life and owned the 2014 Wellington Cup winner Graphic. Unfortunately for Shillelagh 140

3 November 2018 4:51 AM Racing Victoria insists unions will not disrupt the Melbourne Cup

''Starters, barrier attendants, the clerk of the course, swabbing and other raceday staff are involved,'' the website's story said. However RV countered on Saturday afternoon in a bid to allay any public concern over disruption. RV says that only some 20 per cent of the racecourse staff are unionised and that it has a contingency plan to cover for their 138

3 November 2018 1:58 AM Dryden fixes gaze on Spackman Cup with Red Heat

It might not be up to the Melbourne Cup like her half-sister Single Gaze last year, but Canberra trainer Keith Dryden thinks Red Heat can win a cup of her own at Goulburn on Sunday. Red Heat will line up in the Graeme Spackman Cup, which starts Goulburn’s feature month of racing, and will lap up the 1600m. “I have trained for the people who bred her for a long time and they decided 116

1 November 2018 9:41 AM Steaks high as Williams eyes Melbourne Cup

Jockey Craig Williams is chasing the Melbourne Cup to complete the grand slam of Australian racing and, as he is legged on Youngstar on Tuesday, he will feel strong even at the light 51.5kg handicap. Williams is blessed with the ability to get to the low limits and has stripped down to 50kg to ride three-year-old Oohood in the Empire Rose Stakes on Saturday 116

1 November 2018 5:04 AM Morrison hopes Marmelo stays under the Cup radar

Last year he gave the horse that eye-catching prep run at Caulfield after he won the Prix Kergorlay at Deauville in France, while this year his campaign has been centred on the Melbourne Cup and nothing else. The son of top-class 2400-metre horse Duke of Marmalade (a multiple group 1 winner for Coolmore) has been maintaining fitness at Werribee and will go into the Cup on Tuesday 143