AUSTRALIA RACING: Japan raider favourite as Melbourne Cup faces image issues

MELBOURNE, Australia | AFP | - Japanese stayer Mer De Glace and European import Constantinople have firmed as favourites for the Tuesday's Melbourne Cup as horse racing in Australia faces surging image problems. First staged in 1861, the "race that stops a nation" has been a fixture on the first Tuesday of November since 1876, […]

US RACING: Tragedy strikes Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita despite reform

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — The Breeders' Cup and Santa Anita came within 220 yards of staging a safe weekend of championship racing. It all came down to the $6 million Classic in front of nearly 70,000 fans and a prime-time television audience. The 11-horse field thundered out of the final turn, with favorite McKinzie in […]

Selected Diamond Mile gallops

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The horses in this year's Diamond Mile have completed their  gallops and all is now set and ready for the big day - Saturday, November 9. shares with its readers some selected gallops of the Diamond Mile horses. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2019 Bruce Wayne –Cant 9f Gal Last 5f 1053 easy […]

AUSTRALIA RACING: Can Cross Counter do it again in 2019 Melbourne Cup?

Cross Counter won last year’s race as a promising youth, but he returns as a man for his bid for back-to-back wins in the Melbourne Cup. Charlie Appleby won the racing prize that had long eluded Godolphin owner Sheikh Mohammed when Cross Counter scored as a northern hemisphere three-year-old last year. Cross Counter won with […]

AUSTRALIA RACING: International field of 24 set for tomorrow’s Melbourne Cup

Final declarations have been made, and the field of 24 is now set for Tuesday's Group 1 Melbourne Cup, “the race that stops a nation.” Eleven of the entrants are international raiders, led by Godolphin’s 2018 Melbourne Cup hero, Cross Counter. The Charlie Appleby trainee will be ridden by William Buick. Trainer Aidan O’Brien will […]