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10 Ballydoyle nominations for the 2018 Melbourne Cup
Cliffs Of Moher - Flag Of Honour - Giuseppe Garibaldi - Hunting Horn - Kew Gardens -
Lancaster Bomber - Nelson - Rostropovich - The Pentagon - Yucatan



11 Former Ballydoyle residents nominated for the 2018 Melbourne Cup by Team Williams

Hans Holbein - Kilimanjaro - US Army Ranger - Douglas MacArthur - Our Venice Beach -
Orderofthegarter - Homesman - Exemplar - Belgravia - Steps - Sir John Lavery - The Taj Mahal

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Thanks Paul - Our Champ, Rekindled will not be contesting the Melbourne Cup this year. I have no idea why as there are no other races suitable in Australia. All I can think of is stud duties.


Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:41 pm
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I like the look of Cross Counter here. His performance at Goodwood was outstanding, and then at York he was given a nice little prep to finish 2nd in the Great Voltigeur - the kind of race that will raise his profile and get him into the Cup, but without penalising him with further weight.


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Thanks Paul - Our Champ, Rekindled will not be contesting the Melbourne Cup this year. I have no idea why as there are no other races suitable in Australia. All I can think of is stud duties.



He has had a fairly serious setback as has Johannes Vermeer Doug

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Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:39 am
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I like Latrobe, going the same route as Rekindling. Think he has a big chance in the Leger, just hope he has enough tactical speed for the Melbourne Cup. Lancaster Bomber is an interesting entrant, always thought he'd appreciate a longer trip, but 1m to 2m is a bit severe! :lol:


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NPG319 wrote:
Thanks Paul - Our Champ, Rekindled will not be contesting the Melbourne Cup this year. I have no idea why as there are no other races suitable in Australia. All I can think of is stud duties.



He has had a fairly serious setback as has Johannes Vermeer Doug


What happened? There has been no news here in Oz.


Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:38 am
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was a couple weeks back I heard both had setbacks but the Melbourne cup was already ruled out
for Rekindling which makes the decision to keep him there even more bizarre he could have ran
in several level weight G1s up here from 1m6 to 2m4.

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An article about Tony Bloom's (Brighton Owner) horse that is an early favorite for the Melbourne Cup. I think he should have gone with an Aussie jockey but I think De Sousa rides in Hong Kong so he should be ok.

https://www.theargus.co.uk/sport/169571 ... ourne-cup/


Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:08 am
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A very good run by The Cliffs of Mohar today in the Caulfield Stakes 2000m/10f. (looks like it got it's tongue over the bit today as well)
Caulfield is way to tight for Mohar - settled last then hooked wide and ran on for 4th - Benbatl was 1st, Blair House 2nd, Humidor 3rd.
Looking good for the Melbourne Cup if distance and weight isn't a problem.
I'll post a replay as soon as I can. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeHlaxjJsWE


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Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:04 am
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Yucatan just brained them in the Herbert Power 2400m/12f.


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Sad news.

https://www.justhorseracing.com.au/news ... yISZcEHC_c


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wonderful run from Yucatan solid performances from Spirit of Valar & The Cliffsofmoher

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