From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
What a weekend and week ahead in Racing. My highlights and talking points all have a ‘W’ flavour, from Waller to Whips to WA Racing, to a couple of the ‘what the!’ moments.
Three-time Melbourne Cup runner-up Red Cadeaux was euthanised today after failing to recover from an injury suffered at the 2015 event.
Perth’s big day of racing always provides some highlights, and is made all the more interesting by the good Perth horses being matched against some hand-picked opposition from the eastern states.
Zipping Classic day is always a relaxed way to end the Melbourne spring carnival, especially after the hectic nature of Cup week.
The Flemington carnival reaches its fourth day after a week of highs (the Michelle and Stevie Payne, Darren Weir and Prince of Penzance story) and lows (rail bias and inconsistent track ratings), but Emirates Stakes day brings with it a card full of quality.
We’re halfway through Cup week, and if you’re like me and have had a bet in all 19 races so far (don’t judge me), then you’re doing well to be in front.
You might have missed it, but Racing NSW released its annual report and results on Monday, the day before the Melbourne Cup. You probably missed it as it did not include a press release nor any insightful comments from the chairman or chief executive.
The 2015 Melbourne Cup will go down in history as being the first time the race was won by a female jockey, but for one lady the day will be remembered less fondly, as the day she decided to push a policeman into a bush.
While jockey Michelle Payne is rightfully being saluted worldwide for becoming the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup, it was trainer Darren Weir who defied industry and public perception that gave her the chance.
Red Cadeaux was the horse that finished last in the 2015 Melbourne Cup. Snow Sky was 23rd and the last horse past the winning post. So who was last?
On Tuesday Michelle Payne made Australian racing history by becoming the first female jockey to ride to victory in the Melbourne Cup.
Trainer of the winning horse of the 2015 Melbourne Cup Prince of Penzance Darren Weir has given the most Australian of acceptance speeches after the race.
History was made in this year’s Melbourne Cup when Prince of Penzance jockey Michelle Payne became the first ever woman to win Australia’s biggest race. She followed it up with a stunning serve to the racing industry and an impassioned plea for greater equality in a sport overwhelmingly dominated by men.
The 2015 Melbourne Cup winner Prince of Penzance won the race off a slow pace in a huge surprise that few will remember for winning money on, and many will remember for the story of jockey Michelle Payne, the first female to win the race.
The 2015 Melbourne Cup saw a remarkable victory for an outsider, and hard luck stories everywhere. Prince of Penzance won paying $101, while favourite Fame Game finished well back in the field.
Watch highlights from the 2015 Melbourne Cup.
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Here’s my brave attempt to analyse the 2015 Japan Cup, and assess odds accordingly.
Race 8 at Ascot WA on Saturday (4.35 AEDT) sees the running of one our best Group 1 Mile handicap races, the Railway Stakes.
Some call it intuition, some call it a sixth sense, others a gut feeling. For Russell Cook, he just knew it would happen and he had to be there.
In all of the hype surrounding the wonderful achievement that Michelle Payne recorded in winning the Melbourne Cup, perhaps the greatest back story has been overlooked.
Ahoy roarers! Cup Week concluded on Saturday with a bumper Group 1 program.
Well that’s another Spring Carnival done and dusted. Overall, it was really a Carnival dominated in the majors by the favourites – except the big one.
Trots trailblazer Kerryn Manning will be out to win the race that stops the nation in New Zealand, the New Zealand Trotting Cup.
Ladies Day at Flemington see the 1 million Group 1 Crown Oaks over the staying test of 2500m. Join us here on The Roar for a live blog and reaction from 4:40pm AEDT.
A Kiwi horse paying 100-1 ridden by a women wins the Melbourne Cup. What’s next? Azaria Chamberlain turns up on the checkout at Coles?
Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup did indeed stop most of the nation and had a wonderful winner’s story in the form of female jockey Michelle Payne.
None of the experts saw it coming…I don’t think Australia saw it coming, but I think we can say aren’t we glad we did.
None of the experts saw it coming. I don’t think Australia saw it coming, but I think we can say we are glad we didn’t.
The 2015 Melbourne Cup results paid a healthy dividend due to Prince of Penzance causing a boilover.
Race Result: Prince of Penzance has claimed the 2015 Melbourne Cup, ridden by the first female jockey to ever win the Cup, Michelle Payne.
The Melbourne Cup is the greatest advert for racing in Australia, generating enormous publicity and anticipation. However, there are nine other races at Flemington on Tuesday, and as a general rule it’s a pretty good day of betting away from the Cup.
Apparently the VRC intend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of trainer Bart Cummings winning his first Melbourne Cup with Light Fingers back in 1965.