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William HARRIS

William is a racing writer with a growing portfolio of work on Australia and England horse racing. His passionate and his goal is to work as a journalist in the horse racing industry, and in the future to become a racing commentator.

Melbourne Cup 2020 Results: See the Finishing Order

The 2020 Melbourne Cup was a happy end for the Twilight Payment that won the race. Tiger Moth finished 2nd and Prince of Aran third. Find out more about the Melbourne Cup results in recent years. Final 2020 Melbourne Cup Finishing Order TWILIGHT PAYMENT TIGER MOTH PRINCE OF ARRAN THE CHOSEN ONE PERSAN SIR DRAGONET VERRY [...]

Who is Melbourne Cup Favourite Tiger Moth?

Why is new Melbourne Cup favourite Tiger Moth so popular in the betting markets? Well, a closer look at Coolmore’s three-year-old hope reveals he is far from an also-ran and while the weight of money recently has been somewhat surprising. There are reasons to back him in the Flemington showdown on November 2nd. For more [...]

What Are the Best Melbourne Cup Prep Races?

History has shown us that there is no one correct way to prepare a horse for the Melbourne Cup. Some need to be wrapped in cotton wool, others need to have a very recent spin around the track. There are some very high-profile, proven ways to get runners to Flemington in the best nick however [...]

The 2020 Melbourne Cup Overseas Contenders

From Dermot Weld’s Vintage Crop in 1993 to Charlie Appleby’s Cross Counter in 2018, some top overseas horses have landed the Melbourne Cup. 2020 looks to have a very strong European influence once again. Tiger Moth Now Top of the Crop Addeybb provided a great influence on Aussie racing back in the autumn, now the [...]

How Winners Are Bred For The Melbourne Cup 2020

For those who don’t believe that breeding plays a significant role in a Thoroughbred’s long-distance ability to win, think again. When breeders plan a specific mating, the key factors taken into consideration are: Racing performance Pedigree Size and Shape – aka conformation The horses that won the Melbourne Cup over the years all have long [...]

Melbourne Cup 2020 Favourites At A Glance

Everybody has their favourite horse. No matter what anybody else says, you stick to your guns, and you place the bet. The Melbourne Cup doesn’t only stop a nation every year; it’s one of horse racing’s most significant betting events worldwide. You’ll find Melbourne Cup betting tips and secrets with a quick click of the [...]

Melbourne Cup 2020: Favourite Horse

The Melbourne Cup 2022 is the biggest betting race in Australia, It is also popular for betting in other parts of the world including the UK. There are a number of qualifying races that ensure the best possible field. The winners of these races are often prominent in the betting.  The Melbourne Cup is a [...]

Melbourne Cup 2020: Prize Money, Trophies & Wagers

The Melbourne Cup is appropriately known as ‘The Race That Stops A Nation’. With such great influence throughout Victoria, it’s been declared a public holiday throughout the province. The Melbourne Cup brings in the high rollers annually to claim their part of the stake that Lady Luck shares by predicting the winners. Punters from all [...]

Could History Influence Your Picks for the Melbourne Cup 2020

Who can forget the memorable first ever Melbourne Cup race in 1861 when the majestic Archer shot past the winning line with rider John Cutts to claim this iconic title? This beautiful stallion was five years old, 16.3 hands, and weighed in at 60.5kg. He came back the next year with trainer Ettienne De Mestre [...]

2022 Melbourne Cup Favourite & Outsider

Once again, Flemington Racecourse hosts the Melbourne Cup in 2022. The latest renewal of the famous race takes place at 3pm on Tuesday, November 1. The Melbourne Cup is run over 3200 metres at Group 1 level. A handicap event, the race will attract a full field of 24 with many set to miss the [...]

Melbourne Cup: the history of the prize money

The Melbourne Cup, also known as “the race that stops a nation”, was first run in 1861. The Melbourne Cup is the most famous race in Australia. Traditionally, the race takes place at 3 pm local time on the first Tuesday in November. This high-stakes horse racing event takes place at Flemington Racecourse in Victoria. [...]

Melbourne Cup Weather Conditions

The Melbourne Cup 2023 is taking place on Tuesday 2nd November. The Melbourne weather is notoriously difficult to predict, particularly towards the end of the year. Weather conditions can have a huge impact on dictating how a race will play out. For successful Melbourne Cup betting, it’s important you assess the weather as early as [...]

Melbourne Cup Carnival

The biggest thoroughbred race in Australia, Melbourne Cup, is the only the culmination of the week-long Melbourne Cup Carnival. We’ll take a closer look at the traditions that have raised this event above a simple horse race and turned into the Melbourne Cup Holiday we know today. List of the days in the Melbourne Cup [...]

Melbourne Cup History

If you are interested in the Melbourne Cup history and the Melbourne Cup winners, you have come to the right place. Melbourne Cup horse racing, the pinnacle of Australian horse racing, takes place every first Tuesday in November and attracts more than 100,000 people each year. The winner of “The Race that Stops a Nation” [...]

Michelle Payne At The Melbourne Cup

2015 was a hugely successful year for Michelle Payne at the Melbourne Cup. Winning the Hilton Hotels Stakes, Payne added the Melbourne Cup title riding Prince Of Penzance to unexpected glory. In the process, Michelle Payne became the first-ever female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup in its history. Not only did Payne win, but [...]
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