Melbourne Cup

Fiorente takes Melbourne Cup

Damien Oliver crosses the line on Fiorente. Photo: Reuters

Favourite Fiorente prevailed in a furious sprint down the final straight to fend off British stayer Red Cadeaux and win the A$6 million (HK$44 million) Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday.

Tuesday, 5 November, 2013, 1:15pm

Jockey Damien Oliver cops 10-month ban after betting on rival horse

Damien Oliver

Champion Australian jockey Damien Oliver was yesterday banned from racing for 10 months after blaming his marriage breakdown for a decision to put money on a rival horse that won a race in which he was riding.

21 Nov 2012 - 1:01am

HK-based jockey hailed after victory on Green Moon in Melbourne Cup

Trainer Robert Hickmott, Hong Kong-based jockey Brett Prebble and owner Nick Williams celebrate with the Melbourne Cup after 19-1 shot Green Moon's sensational victory at Flemington. Photo: EPA

Hong Kong-based Brett Prebble cemented his place among the world's best jockeys and repaid millionaire owner Lloyd Williams for two decades of faith with Green Moon's victory in the Melbourne Cup yesterday.

Prebble, 35, was aboard Green Moon on a fly-in, fly-out basis for the world's biggest staying event, having been booked by owner Williams only last week.

7 Nov 2012 - 1:59pm

Melbourne Cup build-up hit by Damien Oliver betting scandal

Damien Oliver

A betting scandal overshadowed the build-up to the Melbourne Cup after top jockey Damien Oliver reportedly admitted putting money on a rival horse in 2010.

7 Nov 2012 - 1:28am

Green Moon gives owner Lloyd Williams his fourth Melbourne Cup

Irish stayer Green Moon, ridden by Hong Kong-based jockey Brett Prebble, beats Fiorente (James McDonald) to win the 152nd Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

Green Moon gave owner Lloyd Williams his fourth Melbourne Cup with a one-length win in Australia’s richest and most prestigious horse race at Flemington on Tuesday.

The locally trained English import, ridden by Hong Kong-based Australian jockey Brett Prebble, held off Fiorente and Jakkalberry in the A$6.175 million handicap race over 3,200 metres, with the favourites well beaten.

6 Nov 2012 - 1:23pm

Americain favoured to win 2nd Melbourne Cup

Hong Kong-based jockey Gerald Mosse celebrates on Americain after winning the Melbourne Cup at Flemington racetrack in 2010. Photo: AP

American-bred, French-trained galloper Americain will carry favouritism into Tuesday’s US$6.2 million (HK$48 million) Melbourne Cup as he attempts to win Australia’s richest and most prestigious race for the second time.

5 Nov 2012 - 4:06pm

Melbourne Cup rides for Prebble and Doleuze

Olivier Doleuze

Hong Kong-based jockeys Brett Prebble and Olivier Doleuze have both picked up rides in the Melbourne Cup next Tuesday, with Doleuze hoping to add his own story to the burgeoning phenomenon of French success in the world's richest handicap race with Tac De Boistron.

2 Nov 2012 - 4:14am

Moore keen on double-handed Aussie raids

Reigning champion trainer John Moore is hopeful he will have live chances in both the WS Cox Plate and the Melbourne Cup at Australia's spring carnival later this year, but stressed the owners of Xtension and Dominant have yet to give the green light.

30 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

HKIR shrugged off potential negatives

Another international week behind us and the event has taken on an inertia of its own, typical of great events everywhere, which seems to override unfortunate absences and which is immune to the lack of a truly special performance.

14 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Redemption for overjoyed Williams

Australian Craig Williams has ridden the highs and lows of racing in the past few months, but capped a memorable year with victory on Dunaden in the Hong Kong Vase, making sure the internationals at least took home some silverware.

12 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Improving Dunaden ready for top tier

Dunaden left France considered a handicapper, but arrived for his tilt at the HK$14 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase via Australia as a genuine international Group One contender at set weights.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Moore hoping his full hand wins more than one trick

Hong Kong's leading big-race trainer, John Moore, has had his share of disappointments at recent Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Race days but has declared his team for the showpiece as his 'best ever'.

Two years ago, Moore turned up expecting multiple wins but had to settle for seconds in the Sprint, Mile and Cup, while he didn't even get as far as the races in 2010.

10 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Little Bridge can make it big in TT

Ever since 23/4 lengths separated the top five horses in last month's Jockey Club Sprint, the consensus has been that the parity of the sprinting stocks meant barrier draws would make the difference in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint.

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Odds tempting as bookies underrate HK sprinters

In the name of helping our readers get their minds settled around the mights and maybes of international day, and in the absence of the Jockey Club's own once-encouraging sounds about ante-post betting for Sunday's showpiece events, we went trawling the web for the overseas bookies' prices.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Dunaden sends out warning to rivals

An exceptional track gallop by Hong Kong Vase fancy Dunaden yesterday erased any fears of fatigue and filled jockey Craig Williams with confidence ahead of his redemptive ride aboard the Melbourne Cup winner.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am