Cross Counter won the G1 Melbourne Cup for His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, Godolphin and Darley

Cross Counter won the G1 Melbourne Cup for His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, Godolphin and Darley

Cross Counter won the G1 Melbourne Cup for His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, Godolphin and Darley by Mike Hedge at Godolphin Thirty years of persistence, patience and conviction had their spectacular reward when Cross Counter won the G1 Melbourne Cup for His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, Godolphin and Darley at Flemington, Australia, on Tuesday, 6 November. In […]

Want to Breed a Melbourne Cup Winner, Consider Honorius

Want to Breed a Melbourne Cup Winner, Consider Honorius

Want to Breed a Melbourne Cup Winner, Consider Honorius Not many real stayers make it to stud in Australia despite the fact that some of the biggest races in Australia are over a reasonable distance. Honorius ran third in the Group One Spring Champion (2000m) behind Dundeel, third in the Group One Queensland Derby (2400m) […]

Melbourne Cup: High Chaparral has Stunning Success in Australia

Melbourne Cup: High Chaparral has Stunning Success in Australia

Melbourne Cup: High Chaparral has Stunning Success in Australia The legacy of the late great High Chaparral has been thrust into the spotlight this week after he sired Ace High (3c High Chaparral x Come Sunday, by Redoute’s Choice) to win the Group I Victoria Derby on Saturday and then Irish bred Rekindling (3c High […]

The Melbourne Cup: Australia’s Horse Race

The Melbourne Cup: Australia’s Horse Race

In 1895 the American author and traveller Mark Twain went to Flemington and saw the three-year-old filly Auraria win the Melbourne Cup. The victory itself was unremarkable, but Twain’s impressions of Australia’s great race were the opposite. “Nowhere in the world have I encountered a festival of people that has such a magnificent appeal to […]

Melbourne Cup Selections

Melbourne Cup Selections

Melbourne Cup Selections Libran Best run this preparation when runner-up in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup and the third horse came out and won the Lexus. JOCKEY: Dwayne Dunn TRAINER: Chris Waller (Flemington) 7 Year Old Bay Or Brown Gelding SIRE: Lawman DAM: True Crystal PRIZEMONEY $1,038,373.00 CAREER 29 9-3-1 LAST 6 X61652 LAST 15 112X87460X61652 DISTANCE 2 0-1-0 […]

Hartnell May Deliver Melbourne Cup Glory to Godolphin

Hartnell May Deliver Melbourne Cup Glory to Godolphin

Hartnell May Deliver Melbourne Cup Glory to Godolphin By Mike Hedge at Godolphin The goal of Godolphin’s founder His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for his stable to be in contention in the world’s biggest races will be realised yet again in Australia when Hartnell runs in next week’s G1 Melbourne Cup. Following […]