Melbourne Cup

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Melbourne Cup loses some shine with crowds trending downwards as animal welfare concerns rise
Study also finds more people ‘bloody hate gambling’, but those still betting keep outlaying more cash

Tory Shepherd

02, Nov, 2021 @7:47 AM

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Melbourne Cup 2021: Verry Elleegant upsets Incentivise to claim victory – as it happened
Rolling report: Verry Elleegant stormed down the home straight to beat overwhelming pre-race favourite Incentivise

Emma Kemp

02, Nov, 2021 @5:11 AM

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Verry Elleegant upsets favourite Incentivise to win Melbourne Cup
Trainer Chris Waller finally got his hands on the Melbourne Cup after Verry Elleegant, ridden by James McDonald, upset Incentivise at Flemington

Mike Hytner

02, Nov, 2021 @4:22 AM

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Melbourne Cup 2021 field a horse down after scratching of lame Future Score
The Melbourne Cup will be run with 23 horses on Tuesday after Future Score was scratched having showed signs of lameness on the eve of the $8m race

Guardian sport and agencies

01, Nov, 2021 @10:30 PM

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Melbourne Cup 2021: is a new welfare campaign just good PR or will it protect horses?
Organisers have made changes aimed at ensuring the fitness of its runners. But will they be enough?

Calla Wahlquist

01, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Melbourne Cup: the race that… warrants some uncomfortable ethical arithmetic | Jonathan Horn
For those who grew up loving ‘the race that stops a nation’, the first Tuesday of November is becoming increasingly difficult to watch

Jonathan Horn

29, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Victoria Covid update: 10,000 to attend Melbourne Cup as part of reopening plan
Daniel Andrews says ‘several thousand’ vaccinated people will be able to attend a concert at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on 30 October

Michael McGowan

10, Oct, 2021 @4:09 AM

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Nationals investigated by watchdog over party room meeting held just before Melbourne Cup
Exclusive: Ipea documents show the travel of 13 Nationals MPs is being examined

Christopher Knaus and William Summers

08, Dec, 2020 @4:30 PM

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Talking Horses: Melbourne Cup angst at fatalities among overseas raiders
The Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck is the sixth horse to die after taking part in the Melbourne Cup since 2013 and concern is mounting

Chris Cook

04, Nov, 2020 @12:05 AM

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Melbourne Cup 2020 live updates: Twilight Payment wins as Anthony Van Dyck euthanised
Rolling report: A horse death has overshadowed a stunning display by Twilight Payment. Join Emma Kemp for reaction

Emma Kemp

03, Nov, 2020 @6:49 AM

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Melbourne Cup: Anthony Van Dyck euthanised, Kerrin McEvoy fined $50k for whip breach
Tragedy again struck the Melbourne Cup when a pre-race favourite was euthanised after breaking down entering the home straight

Mike Hytner

03, Nov, 2020 @5:19 AM

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Twilight Payment holds off Tiger Moth to win 2020 Melbourne Cup
Twilight Payment put in a stunning display to win the 160th running of the Melbourne Cup but the race was once again marred by tragedy

Mike Hytner

03, Nov, 2020 @4:16 AM

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