State of play: Premier’s Plate race

A Club-record 11-game unbeaten run in the A-League Men competition has given Melbourne Victory hope of making a late push for the Premier’s Plate. The FFA Cup Champions are finding form at the right time of the season, earning 13 points from their busy stretch of five fixtures already this month to reignite the race …

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Melbourne track changes will deliver ‘totally different’ race

Following a two-year hiatus triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, the Australian GP is back on the calendar this year at a revamped Melbourne track. Several corners have been re-profiled and made wider, while the biggest changes have been made at the back of the circuit. The run from the new Turn 6 down to Turn …

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Racing NSW To Unveil $2M Race On Melbourne Cup Day

New South Wales Racing will announce a brand new $2 million race which will run minutes after the Melbourne Cup, named ‘The Big Dance’. Flemington in Melbourne has dominated the annual race meet for years, with the biggest day on the world racing calendar on the first Tuesday of November. The introduction of a unique …

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Melbourne to Hobart and Devonport yachts ready to race

Yachts will set sail from Portsea on the afternoon of December 27 to Hobart and Devonport. Preparation for long distance ocean races, particularly those that start in Bass Strait, is onerous in any year. In 2021, with multiple lockdowns and travel restrictions, it has been nearly impossible for many. However, some have managed to maintain …

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Incident-free race fuels horse death theory

The CliffsofMoher was euthanised after an incident in the 2018 Melbourne Cup. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts) In the aftermath of a drama-free 2021 Melbourne Cup, a theory about the effects of the great race on international horses appears to ring true. Anthony Van Dyck’s death in the race that stops the nation last year was the …

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Tamworth Melbourne Cup: jockey club general manager Michael Buckley expects the club to be packed for race day | The Northern Daily Leader

community, IT’S the race that will stop hibernation and Tamworth is geared-up to giddy-up for the Melbourne Cup. It’s one of the first outdoors large-scale events Tamworth Jockey Club will host since COVID-19 and general manager Michael Buckley expects about 1500 people. “People have been crying for the opportunity to get dressed up and the …

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Tralee Rose makes it to race that stops a nation

Casanelia – who now works as Wilde’s racing manager – discussed tipping into a horse alongside friends with Wilde when Tralee Rose, a filly he had bought in New Zealand for $50,000, came up in discussion. Wilde told him the owners would need to be patient, with Casanelia, who also calls football for radio station …

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Spanish Mission is the ‘right type of horse’ for Kingsclere trainer Andrew Balding in Group 1 race at Flemington

Kingsclere trainer Andrew Balding will be flying the flag for Britain in this year’s Melbourne Cup as Spanish Mission lines in the Group 1 showdown, which takes place early on Tuesday morning. The race at Flemington will get underway at 4am tomorrow (Tuesday) morning and Balding’s five-year-old is the only British representative in Australia. Spanish …

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