Melbourne Cup Facts and Statistics 2014 Melbourne Cup 154th running of the Cup In a race with as much history as the Melbourne Cup, you can bet that some fascinating records have been set.
First acceptance is 960, second acceptance is 1,450 and third acceptance is 2,420.
27 As a result, the Melbourne Cup of that year ran with only 7 starters, the smallest number in the history of the Cup.
Ventura Storm Age, sex 5yo stallion Starts 17 (6 wins, 3 placings) Prize money 774,125 Trainer David Ben Hayes bon ton sweepstakes Tom Dabernig Jockey Glen Boss Last 5 starts 5th, 7th, 6th, 2nd, 13th This track 3 starts (1 placing) Barrier 6 This distance First start Weight.It was a chalice centred on a long base which had a horse at each end.Melbourne Cup Odds as they are bred to go the distance.Almandin has raced just three times since his triumph last November and looked to be as good as ever with a dominant win carrying 61 kilograms over 2,500 metres at Flemington in September.Dismissed by the bookies, Archer took a lot of money away from Melbourne, 'refuelling interstate rivalry' and adding to the excitement of the Cup.In the event of a dead heat a second cup is on hand.
Champion trainer Willlie Mullins has had Wicklow Brave in work for most of the year and says his charge continues to race in good heart.
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His wide barrier draw ensures he'll have plenty of racing room and he has tactical speed to go forward in search of a position near the rails.A b c The Masters Touch, Racing with Etienne de Mestre, Winner of 5 Melbourne Cups by Keith.Caulfield Cup Cox Plate ) because an inside gate is considered an advantage over starting out wide, particularly in large fields.Racing at each track is generally restricted up to four times per month.Melbourne Cup Form Guide The Melbourne Cup form guide is a detailed run down of all the 24 horses making up that seasons Melbourne Cup field.Albans and Briseis have now become racing legends, and Briseis is regarded as one of the greatest mares foaled in Australia.Stakes can be subject to conditions, but offers higher prize money and usually a Listed or Group race.Melbourne Cup hats tend to be a bit more flamboyant than day-to-day headwear, and the real stylistas have their Melbourne Cup hats custom made to really make a statement.Johannes Vermeer must again head into uncharted territory over the 3,200 metres of the Melbourne Cup, but he's been given the ideal barrier to help him conserve energy until the closing stages.Perhaps they should have kept their money, however.The 1910 Melbourne Cup was won by Comedy King, the first foreign bred horse to.