Very keen racing fan and Olympics enthusiast, now working for the South China Morning Post's horse racing desk in Hong Kong. Lucky to have attended some of the biggest racing events worldwide - but the Melbourne Cup is still my favourite event of all!
- Member Since:
- July 2012
- Based In:
- Hong Kong, China
- Favourite Sports:
- AFL, Cricket, League, Rugby,
It’s here – the most comprehensive free Melbourne Cup preview on the internet, a tome that is longer than War And Peace, all devoted to a race that is over in 200 seconds or so.
The Australian flag may be flying high at Sha Tin today, but it is highly unlikely it will be thanks to an Australian-trained winner of one of the four Hong Kong international features.
A decade ago, Darren Weir left Flemington disconsolate, despondent and dejected.
November is here, which means only one thing – the Melbourne Cup, the race that stops the nation for three minutes on the first Tuesday in November every year, is back once again.
For many people, the Melbourne Cup conjures up memories of Makybe Diva’s three Cups, of Damien Oliver’s heroic victory aboard Media Puzzle and even of his win last year for Gai Waterhouse on Fiorente.
It’s easy to chat about how and why the Melbourne Cup is such a great race, but it’s even more exciting to see some of the great Cups to understand that inexplicable allure.