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Equine Surgeon Dr Claire Hawkes explains how the two screening techniques which will now be done on all horses running in this years Melbourne Cup will significantly reduce the risk of injury
By Irish Field Contributor on 07 May 2021
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Top trainer says new rules may even be a positive for the race he has won twice in the past
By Mark Costello on 30 April 2021
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From Punchestown winners to Australian Melbourne Cup challengers - there were plenty of opinions offered
By Anne Marie Duff on 30 April 2021
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All international horses wishing to enter the Werribee centre must undergo full body scintigraphy and CT/MRI of their distal limbs at the expense of their connections
By Stuart McCormick on 30 April 2021
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“I think it is potentially disastrous for European trainers, because any horse good enough to run in the Melbourne Cup will now be moved to Australia to race
By Irish Field Contributor on 29 April 2021
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Australian correspondent Stuart McCormick takes stock of a year like no other down under
By Stuart McCormick on 25 December 2020
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News and views from around the racing world this week as the flat season ends
By Anne Marie Duff on 13 November 2020
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Five members of Joseph O'Brien's team are prearing to return home next week after a highly unusual six-week adventure
By Mark Costello on 06 November 2020
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Joseph O'Brien achieved the feat of winning Australia's greatest race twice in three years for Lloyd Williams
By Stuart McCormick on 06 November 2020
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Racing photographer Colin Bull has attended 46 Melbourne Cups, including the last 37 editions. He was unable to be at Flemington this week but took the time to recall his love affair with the race
By Irish Field Contributor on 06 November 2020
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Aidan O'Brien will be represented by Anthony Van Dyck and the current favourite Tiger Moth.
By Stuart McCormick on 30 October 2020
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Stratum now known as Stratum Albion, and True Self will represent Willie Mullins in the Melbourne Cup
By Stuart McCormick on 30 October 2020
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Aidan O'Brien, Joseph O'Brien and Willie Mullins are set to be represented at this year's Spring Carnival
By Mark Costello on 18 September 2020
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Anthony Van Dyck has been allocated a top-weight of 58kgs for the Lexus Melbourne Cup with Sovereign set to carry 57kgs
By Stuart McCormick on 11 September 2020
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The Ger Lyons-trained four-year-old gelding will travel down under in September
By Stuart McCormick on 14 August 2020
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Caulfield hosts the first Group 1 of the new season, the Memsie Stakes in just two weeks with the Flemington’s spring opener on September 12th almost certain to have no owners present
By Stuart McCormick on 14 August 2020
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The Ger Lyons-trained gelding will travel to Australia in September and join Peter Moody ahead of a tilt at the Melbourne Cup
By Irish Field Contributor on 11 August 2020
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The 'race that stops a nation' is due to be run in early November
By Irish Field Contributor on 01 April 2020
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The Melbourne Cup went to Vow And Declare but the performance of Aidan O'Brien's Il Paradiso, who made up huge ground coming off a slow pace, takes a lot of marking up
By Simon Rowlands on 08 November 2019
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The Craig Williams-ridden gelding became a welcome first Australian-trained, bred and owned winner since Shocking in 2009
By Stuart McCormick on 08 November 2019
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