Run Tuesday afternoon local time, the Melbourne Cup post time for American viewers is Monday evening at 11 p.m. (EST). You can watch and wager at TwinSpires.com.
It’s hard to imagine a tougher race to handicap than the Kentucky Derby, but the Melbourne Cup (G1) at Flemington racecourse in Australia certainly gives the “Run for the Roses” a run for the money.
Race 6 at Seymour (Australia A) on Wednesday night is a benchmark 58 handicap for three-year-olds and upward going seven furlongs around one, sweeping left-handed turn.
After four years of Winx dominance, it’s almost a strange feeling to have a Cox Plate without her, and it really has meant that many trainers genuinely believe they have a chance.
TwinSpires has teamed up with Sky Racing World, The Everest and the Kentucky Equine Humane Center for a charity event! Climbing The Everest will use Australia’s most lucrative turf race, created in the spirit of The Pegasus Stakes, to raise support for an important effort in the equine sports world.
Racing in Australia has a lot to offer, but there are a few key differences from North American racing that bettors should keep in mind when preparing to play.
The wet course shouldn’t bother Redzel, who won the 2018 The Everest over heavy going. With three victories from four starts, the lightly-raced Classique Legend particularly looms as a runner to watch.
Race 4 at Lismore (Australia A) on Wednesday night is an open handicap for older horses going seven furlongs around two, right-handed turns.
Race 8 at Wagga (Australia A) on Wednesday night is a maiden special weight for older horses going six furlongs and all but the four females (who get a four-pound break in…