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In splendid isolation, 82-year-old Bridge steals show in upstart race

In splendid isolation, 82-year-old Bridge steals show in upstart race

Sydney's social set enjoyed a rare day out for The Everest, but it was the oldest trainer who stole the show in the world's richest turf race.

  • by Adam Pengilly and Lucy Manly

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Race that stumps the nation: Formula to find a Melbourne Cup winner

Race that stumps the nation: Formula to find a Melbourne Cup winner

Over more than 150 years of Melbourne Cup history, certain trends have emerged to help you select one of the 24 runners on the first Tuesday in November.

  • by Adam Pengilly
Overseas raiders have upper hand in Melbourne Cup weight game

Overseas raiders have upper hand in Melbourne Cup weight game

It is the handicap race that has defined Australian racing, but is the Melbourne Cup still a race where every runner is afforded an equal chance of winning?

  • by Adam Pengilly
Trainers call for federal racing minister, tax on horse sales for welfare

Trainers call for federal racing minister, tax on horse sales for welfare

The NSW Trainers Association wants intervention from Canberra and the sales companies to pay up on the eve of a formal meeting of state representative groups.

  • by Adam Pengilly
A $21.5 million double: Cummings eyeing rich Everest-Golden Eagle path

A $21.5 million double: Cummings eyeing rich Everest-Golden Eagle path

Vegadaze will start a potentially lucrative spring path as Anthony Cummings tries to bring about the downfall of son James in the Missile Stakes.

  • by Adam Pengilly
Finding the formula to picking a Melbourne Cup winner

Finding the formula to picking a Melbourne Cup winner

History says we can whittle the Melbourne Cup puzzle down to just a few chances when the clock rolls around to 3pm on Tuesday.

  • by Adam Pengilly
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Flashback 2008: Bart Cummings wins his 12th, and final, Melbourne Cup

Flashback 2008: Bart Cummings wins his 12th, and final, Melbourne Cup

Ten years ago Bart Cummings won his 12th, and final, Melbourne Cup. The win was the jewel in the crown for Australia's most successful trainer. We remember the race with this article from the archives.

  • by Greg Baum
Second Cummings: Why James is desperate to end Sheikh's Cup drought

Second Cummings: Why James is desperate to end Sheikh's Cup drought

The grandson of the late Bart Cummings will try to win the Melbourne Cup for Sheikh Mohammed 20 years after his Godolphin empire started trying.

  • by Adam Pengilly
Bart's book: Cummings clocks 10,000 metres in search of Cup win

Bart's book: Cummings clocks 10,000 metres in search of Cup win

James Cummings' grandfather preached the benefit of a tried and true spring campaign and Avilius has been massaged along similar lines for Godolphin.

  • by Adam Pengilly