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No fairytale for Glen Boss as Sound upsets Spanish Mission

No fairytale for Glen Boss as Sound upsets Spanish Mission

Spanish Mission could not complete the deal for Glen Boss, despite an excellent final ride, with Sound too sharp when the race quickened in the Zipping Classic.

  • by Peter Ryan

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Champion jockey Glen Boss, Makybe Diva’s partner in crime, to retire

Champion jockey Glen Boss, Makybe Diva’s partner in crime, to retire

The three-time Melbourne Cup winner and one of Australia’s most decorated riders said he was “scared and frightened” to make the call. His final ride will be in the Zipping Classic.

  • by Adam Pengilly
Star Euro stayer Spanish Mission sold to Cup-winning owners

Star Euro stayer Spanish Mission sold to Cup-winning owners

Brae Sokolski and his ownership group have swooped to buy Cup third Spanish Mission, to be trained by Peter Moody, whose Incentivise will have light autumn.

  • by Michael Lynch
‘Couldn’t be’: RV boss shocked to think Golden Eagle boost aimed simply to jump Cup

‘Couldn’t be’: RV boss shocked to think Golden Eagle boost aimed simply to jump Cup

Racing Victoria’s chief executive Giles Thompson said he’d be shocked to think the increased prizemoney for Sydney’s Golden Eagle was simply to overtake the stakes on offer in the Melbourne Cup.

  • by Damien Ractliffe
Lack of internationals didn’t hurt Cup turnover: bookmaker

Lack of internationals didn’t hurt Cup turnover: bookmaker

One of Australia’s leading corporate bookmakers believes a heavily local Melbourne Cup field has had no detrimental impact on turnover on the race.

  • by Damien Ractliffe
Close contacts identified, jockeys test negative after attending Cup party

Close contacts identified, jockeys test negative after attending Cup party

Victoria’s Department of Health has sent messages to some attendees of a Melbourne Cup victory party, identifying them as close contacts and sending them into isolation.

  • by Marta Pascual Juanola and Damien Ractliffe
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Guests asked to get tested as COVID-19 cases emerge from Cup party

Guests asked to get tested as COVID-19 cases emerge from Cup party

One of the hosts of a Melbourne Cup after party to celebrate winner Verry Elleegant says at least three people who attended the party have since tested positive to COVID-19.

  • by Christian Nicolussi and Damien Ractliffe
Sealed with a kiss: New Zealand teenager who owns Melbourne Cup winner

Sealed with a kiss: New Zealand teenager who owns Melbourne Cup winner

Connor Harrison was gifted a share in Verry Elleegant when his mother knocked it back and his prizemoney will be placed in a trust fund he can access when an adult.

  • by Adam Pengilly
Cup week runs fatality-free, but safety measures to be reviewed

Cup week runs fatality-free, but safety measures to be reviewed

Victoria Racing Club chairman Neil Wilson says there was a collective sigh of relief at the club after this year’s Melbourne Cup was run fatality-free.

  • by Damien Ractliffe
The A to Zaaki of Cup week: Top jockey McDonald secures a record 10th victory

The A to Zaaki of Cup week: Top jockey McDonald secures a record 10th victory

Australia’s leading jockey James McDonald will go down in folklore after breaking the record for most wins in a Melbourne Cup Carnival week, bringing up his 10th winner in the Mackinnon Stakes on Zaaki.

  • by Damien Ractliffe
The race that almost stops the nation: Young take the holiday but shun the Cup
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The race that almost stops the nation: Young take the holiday but shun the Cup

The Melbourne Cup is not for everyone with studies suggesting the younger generation is becoming less interested in the event.

  • by Daisy Henry