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Pulling apart the 2017 Melbourne Cup

Another Melbourne Cup run and won. Another Lloyd Williams trophy in the cabinet at Macedon Lodge.

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The day the voice of Matthew Hill, on Melbourne Cup debut, was more important than all the world leaders

The coincidence was too strong to ignore.

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Melbourne Cup 2017 finishing order: Rekindling wins in thrilling finish

Rekindling has won the 2017 Melbourne Cup, finishing ahead of Johannes Vermeer and Max Dynamite in second and third places respectively to claim the richest handicap race in the world.

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Rekindling wins the 2017 Melbourne Cup from Johannes Vermeer

Rekindling has won the 2017 Melbourne cup in a thrilling three-horse finish that saw the Lloyd Williams-owned horse take it at the post by half a length over Johannes Vermeer.

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WATCH: What did the winners say after the 2017 Melbourne Cup?

Rekindling has taken out the 2017 Melbourne Cup by less than half a length to Johannes Vermeer and Max Dynamite who rounded out the top three.

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Melbourne Cup 2017: Place, Exacta, First 4 betting winners

The 2017 Melbourne Cup has been won by $15 chance Rekindling ahead of Johannes Vermeer and Max Dynamite. Here are all the winners for exotic betting options.

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Who won the 2017 Melbourne Cup?

Rekindling was the winner of the 2017 Melbourne Cup, defeating Johannes Vermeer in second, with Max Dynamite and Big Duke round out the first four.

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Melbourne Cup 2017: Who finished fourth?

It’s official: the 2017 Melbourne Cup has finished and the results are in. Find out who finished fourth so you can find out if you’re betting slip is a winner.

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Melbourne Cup 2017: Who came first, who came last?

The 2017 Melbourne Cup has been run and won, with Rekindling, riden by Corey Brown, taking victory in the race that stops the nation.

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Melbourne Cup 2017: Who came third?

The 2017 Melbourne Cup is all over for another year, so here are the all-important results:

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Melbourne Cup 2017: Winning trifecta and quinella

The 2017 Melbourne Cup is all done and dusted, and we now know the winning trifectas and quinellas.

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Melbourne Cup 2017: Who came second?

The 2017 Melbourne Cup results are in, and we now know which horse finished second.

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WATCH: 2017 Melbourne Cup video highlights replay

Rekindling was victorious in the 2017 Melbourne Cup, outpacing Johannes Vermeer in a close finish.

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2017 Melbourne Cup final field

The countdown to the 2017 Melbourne Cup is almost at an end. If you’re looking to find the field that will take part in the biggest race on the Australian calendar, you’ve come to the right place.

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Your ultimate last-minute guide to the 2017 Melbourne Cup

The race that stops a nation has finally arrived! It’s Melbourne Cup day and The Roar has you covered with everything you could possibly need to know about the race in one place so you can be prepared for 3pm (AEDT) this afternoon and not miss a moment.

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Twitter predicts the 2017 Melbourne Cup winner

Sure, you could ask an expert who is going to win the Melbourne Cup, and you’ll get a good answer – but is it as good as the answer you’ll get when a few thousand people put their heads together?

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Criterion ridden by Micheal Walker

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Almandin ridden by jockey Kerrin McEvoy leads the field to win the $6million Melbourne Cup, followed by Heartbreak City, at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Tuesday. Nov. 1, 2016

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Boom Time

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Jockey Dwaye Dunn on Harlem wins a race

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Melbourne Cup Horse Racing Generic

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Humidor

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Almandin

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The Roar of the crowd

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Past the post: Rosehill March 24 Blackbookers

One of the premier race days not just in Sydney but indeed Australia is Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill and the bumper card of racing comes was run and won on Saturday.

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Behind the barriers: Five bets For Mornington, Doomben and Morphettville Parks

While there is a bumper card of racing at Rosehill, there is still some quality racing right across Australia for the weekend.

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Behind the barriers: Five bets for Golden Slipper day

Golden Slipper Day is fast becoming the premier race day on the Australian racing calendar with five majors, headlined of course by the Longines Golden Slipper (1200m), the richest race in the world for juveniles.

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Winx doesn’t need the Queen

By peeeko, 23 Mar 2018
Winx doesn’t need the Queen

On August 1, the mighty mare Winx turns seven, meaning she is heading towards the end of a brilliant career.

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Past the post: Rosehill blackbookers

By Adam Page, 18 Mar 2018
Past the post: Rosehill blackbookers

Group l racing returned to Rosehill on Saturday where we saw a crack bunch of fillies and mares do battle in the 1500 metres Coolmore Classic along with the big guns doing their thing in the final Slipper lead-ups.

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Behind the barriers: Five bets For Rosehill and Flemington

Group l racing returns to Rosehill on Saturday for the Coolmore Classic (1500m), which highlights a fabulous nine-race card there, while at Flemington the Blamey Stakes (1600m) is the feature.

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What do we mean by “the best”?

By hairy fat man, 17 Mar 2018 New author!
What do we mean by “the best”?

When Our Sir Vancelot became the first pacer to win three Interdominion Pacing Championships, his feat was compared to Kingston Town’s achievement of winning three consecutive Cox Plates.

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Behind the barriers: Five bets for Gold Coast and Morphettville Parks

Blacktype racing returns to the Gold Coast this Saturday for Goldmarket Day while a nine-race program has been assembled for Morphettville Parks.

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Moonee Valley quaddie preview for March 16th

By Jarrod Kurpiel, 16 Mar 2018
Moonee Valley quaddie preview for March 16th

After a long absence, I’m back in the saddle here and as per usual I will be running through my thoughts on the early quaddie and the late quaddie, so let’s get stuck into it.

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Past the post: Randwick blackbookers

By Adam Page, 11 Mar 2018
Past the post: Randwick blackbookers

Group 1 racing continued at Randwick on Saturday where we saw a double header, most notably the Randwick Guineas (1600m), which was won in outstanding fashion by Kementari. But a lightly raced mare stole the show. Here are the blackbookers.

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Past the post: Flemington blackbookers

By Adam Page, 11 Mar 2018
Past the post: Flemington blackbookers

It was ‘Super Saturday’ at Flemington on Saturday with a bumper nine race program, headlined by the two majors, the Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and Australian Cup (2000m).

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Behind the barriers: Five bets for Doomben and Morphettville Parks

Some solid racing has been assembled for both Doomben and Morphettville Parks this Saturday.

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Behind the barriers: Five bets For Randwick and Flemington

It’s an absolute belter of an afternoon across Randwick and Flemington this Saturday, where we will see four ripping Group l races.

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Past the post: Randwick March 3 Blackbookers

An outstanding card of racing was assembled for Randwick on Saturday where the champion mare Winx kicked off her 2018 campaign in the Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m).

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Past the post: Flemington March 3 Blackbookers

The Festival Of Racing in Melbourne continued on Saturday at Flemington where it was Australian Guineas Day, won in brilliant fashion by the Mick Price-trained Grunt.

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Behind the barriers: Five bets for Randwick and Flemington

There are a couple of cracking meetings at Randwick and Flemington this Saturday, where we will see three Group l events across the afternoon. Here are my five suggested plays across the two programs.

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Horses racing at Caulfield racecourse

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Exosphere - horse racing

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Exosphere horse racing

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Jockey Dwaye Dunn on Harlem wins a race

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Jockey Dwaye Dunn on Harlem wins a race

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